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Former Obama Staffer’s Story Will Make You Yearn For A President With A Heart

Lee’s Twitter thread highlights the differences between Obama and Trump<p>It can almost be hard to remember, after the last year of seemingly perpetual …

Celebrate religious freedom — the way the Founding Fathers originally intended

Christian nationalists have tried to co-opt the idea, but what Jefferson meant was something revolutionary<p>Before fake news there was fake history, and one of the most significant examples has long been the religious right’s idea that America was founded as a “Christian nation.” It’s a popular …

"You Can’t Make This S--- Up": My Year Inside Trump's Insane White House

Author and columnist Michael Wolff was given extraordinary access to the Trump administration and now details the feuds, the fights and the alarming …

Donald Trump

The Insect Portraits of Levon Biss

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Belgian language book for migrants refers to bombs, jails

BRUSSELS (AP) — An Iraqi refugee and his Belgian teacher are dismayed to have been given a French lesson book with references to bomb throwers and …

Asylum Seekers

How the iconoclastic life and quiet death of L.A. artist Chris Burden was captured in a new documentary

Every documentary has its challenges. Inadequate budgets. Complicated filming locations. Seemingly voluble sources who clam up the minute they get in front of a camera.<p>But when filmmakers Richard Dewey and Timothy Marrinan set out to make their debut feature documentary about the life and work of …

Filmmaking

'I am rude but it's fun': Prince Philip in his own words

Prince Philip may be one of the most controversial royals, but he’s also by far the funniest. In 2015 a book of stories about the Duke of Edinburgh by Nigel Cawthorne, 'I know I am rude, but it’s Fun: The Royal Family and the World at Large - as Seen by Prince Philip' – was published.<p>The book gives …

Prince Philip

California Super Bloom in Pictures

Inside Rei Kawakubo’s Fashion Wonderland at the Met Museum

If you want to see fashion and shape taken to their limits, check out the Met’s Costume Institute exhibition celebrating Comme des Garçons’ Rei …

Met Gala

In Richmond, a Look at Yves Saint Laurent as the First Rock Star Designer

“Yves Saint Laurent was the first designer to act like a rock star,” said curator Florence Müller. She was introducing the traveling exhibition “Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style,” which opens in Richmond at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts this weekend. The lanky designer didn’t just …

Yves Saint-Laurent

What the Teacher of the World’s Most Popular Online Course Has Learned About the Science of Learning | Heleo

“Whether you’re learning a language, a musical instrument, how to dance, how to drive a car, it’s all the same: developing a compact, connected, …

San Francisco

PHOTOS: This Is What It Looks Like When A New Apple Comes To Town

Apple growers in Washington state, who dominate American apple production, are starting to plant a new kind of apple. It's the fastest launch of a new variety in history.<p>These farmers have been looking for a new variety to grow. Older types of apples, like Red Delicious, have fallen out of favor …

Washington State University

Damien Hirst accused of copying African art at Venice Biennale

<b>(CNN) —</b> English artist Damien Hirst has been accused of cultural appropriation after his exhibition, "Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable," featured a "golden head" that appears to mirror sculpted heads created by African artists from Ile-Ife Nigeria.<p>"For the thousands of viewers seeing …

Art

Scientists Are at a Loss to Explain This Mysterious Cosmic Radio Signal

"It's so brand new and so unknown."<p>There are now 22 of them, and we still have no idea what they are, what they mean, or where in the Universe they …

Russia is trolling the U.S. over James Comey’s firing, accusations of Trump’s Russian connections

Russian media — not U.S. media — gets to see Trump’s meeting with an infamous Russian diplomat<p>President Donald Trump met with two powerful Russian officials at the White House only one day after his controversial firing of FBI Director James Comey.<p>Although Trump's schedule showed that he was …

The Midcentury Home That Maintains Its Quirkiness After All These Years

Two designers restore a low-slung midcentury gem in Napa, California, by an unsung Bay Area modernist.<p>Though he was never licensed as an architect, never made a living at it, and completed fewer than ten buildings over the course of his career, Jack Hillmer (1918–2007) remains a cult figure in the …

Architecture

30 All-Black Exterior Modern Homes

Although some may initially think that the color black might evoke a dark and ominous architectural mood, it's actually a great color to use on the exterior of your home.<p>Here's a collection of various modern homes we chose for their use of black siding; whether it be wood, steel, or another …

Architecture

What’s the first word that comes to mind when you think of Donald Trump?

Hint: It’s not “president”<p>A new poll from Quinnipiac University on recent Trump antics shows exactly what you'd expect. It contained a quick breakdown of his approval ratings -- down to a whopping near-record negative 36 – 58 percent -- and a round up of people's feelings on honesty (61 – 33 …

AP releases in-depth review of its coverage of Nazi Germany

NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press has conducted an in-depth review of its operations in Nazi Germany, concluding that the news agency acted as …

World History

Vermont becomes first state to pass legislation legalizing all pot use

The bill, which awaits the Governor’s pen, is the first of its kind in the United States.<p>According to the Burlington Free Press, Vermont became the first state to pass legislation legalizing the recreational use of marijuana through its legislature today. Colorado and eight other states have …

Margaret Atwood Just Schooled Us All On What '1984' Is Really About

Maybe the ending is actually... optimistic?<p>As you turned the last page of George Orwell’s <i>1984</i>, were you overwhelmed by a surge of fatalistic angst? The hero (uh, spoiler alert) has lost his quest to overthrow the totalitarian regime against which he had rebelled, and that seems to be that: No hope, …

Books

Buddhist Celebration Quiet Year After Relics’ Return

F T L E W<p>Celebrations for Visak Bochea, the holiest day on the Buddhist calendar, were considerably quieter on Wednesday at a prominent stupa on …

5 Reasons Why The 21st Century Will Be The Best One Ever For Astrophysics

It’s been a staple of science throughout the centuries: the arrogant thinking that we’ve almost arrived at the ultimate answers to our deepest questions. Scientists thought that Newton’s mechanics described everything, until they discovered the wave nature of light. Physicists thought we were …

Physics

A Simple Plan

A Marmol Radziner–designed prefab house, trucked onto a remote Northern California site, takes the pain out of the construction process.<p>Bill and Abbie Burton have experienced their share of construction drama. The Solana Beach, California– based landscape architects have been working together for …

Prefab Homes

Americans are witnessing a slow-motion coup

Rule of law be damned, President Trump was mad as hell and casting around looking for a reason to fire James Comey<p>Less than a day after the firing of FBI Director James Comey, it's becoming clear that Trump has conspired with his attorney general and deputy attorney general to make any sort of …

Stephen King’s Anti-Trump Tweets Are Amazingly Relentless

The latest: "Time to start talking impeachment. Really. Enough is enough."<p>If Stephen King ― inventor of gutter clowns, ghostly twins and blood-smeared teens ― is feeling spooked, you know something’s amiss.<p>Wednesday, on the tails of President Donald Trump’s decision to fire FBI director James …

Donald Trump

Martha Stewart Weighs In on Her Social Media Superstardom

She gave Buzzfeed her thoughts on substance over superficiality, reading the comments, and more.<p>In the fall of 2013, <b>Martha Stewart</b> tweeted a series of food photos that were not exactly eye candy. No filter. No apparent editing. Just photos of dishes exactly as they were—unappetizing in appearance. …

Kim Kardashian

Mirrored prefab houses by ÖÖD install in 8 hours

Now you see it...<p>Prefab goes in disguise with these sleek tiny dwellings from Estonian companyÖÖD. With mirrored glass facades—reminiscent of Portuguese prefabs inspired by minimalist artists—ÖÖD homes blend into their surroundings, appearing especially sublime in rural or natural landscapes.<p>Born …

Why We Need Empathy in the Age of Trump

The election of Barack Obama marked the emergence of the Tea Party, a radical right-wing movement that challenged the Republican establishment and …

UC Berkeley