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Ex-New York Review of Books editor: I was 'convicted on Twitter' over essay

Ian Buruma, the former editor-in-chief of the New York Review of Books who was forced out of the job on Wednesday amid a row over his editorial judgment relating to #MeToo, has complained of being “publicly pilloried” and “convicted on Twitter”.<p>A day after the announcement of Buruma’s departure …

Me Too movement

Jonathan Franzen Is Fine With All of It

<b>J</b>onathan Franzen now lives in a humble, perfectly nice two-story house in Santa Cruz, Calif., on a street that looks exactly like a lot of other streets in America and that, save for a few cosmetic choices, looks exactly like every other house on the block. Santa Cruz, he says, is a “little pocket …

Santa Cruz

The Last of the Tiger Parents

In first grade, I arrived at my suburban elementary school as a sort of academic vaudeville trickster. My classmates stood speechless as I absorbed thick tomes on medieval history, wrote and presented research reports, and breezed through fifth-grade math problems like a bored teenager.<p>My teachers …

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.<p>One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone—she’s had an …

Social Media

How to Make Writing Easier (and More Joyful): Mindfulness for Writers

When I started blogging in my early 40s, I was a procrastination champion.I often hated having to write, and I allowed myself to get distracted by …

Waarom sociaal-democratische landen vaker kampioen worden

Toen mijn gezin in 1976 van Londen naar Leiden verhuisde, was ik zeven jaar oud en had ik amper van Nederland gehoord. Pas later besefte ik dat ik in …

Don’€™t Eat Before Reading This

A New York chef spills some trade secrets.<p>Good food, good eating, is all about blood and organs, cruelty and decay. It’s about sodium-loaded pork fat, stinky triple-cream cheeses, the tender thymus glands and distended livers of young animals. It’s about danger—risking the dark, bacterial forces of …

‘Bach bezit de sleutel tot de innerlijke mens’

Jordan Peterson, Custodian of the Patriarchy

TORONTO — Jordan Peterson fills huge lecture halls and tells his audiences there’s no shame in looking backward to a model of how the world should be arranged. Look back to the 1950s, he says — and back even further. He tells his audiences that they are smart. He is bringing them knowledge, yes, …

Jordan Peterson

How to Pick a Career (That Actually Fits You)

Hey readers! Quick note before we jump in:This is a post about something I’ve been wanting to write about forever: careers. Society tells us a lot of …

Self-improvement

Cookiewall

Parool.nl gebruikt cookies om u een optimale gebruikerservaring te bieden<p>Parool.nl en krant.nl gebruiken cookies en vergelijkbare technologieën …

Johan van Hulst, Who Helped Save 600 Children From the Nazis, Dies at 107

In the spring and summer of 1943 in Amsterdam, Johan van Hulst was at the center of a daring scheme to save Jewish children from being sent to a concentration camp.<p>The children — from infants to 12-year-olds — had been taken from their parents at a deportation center and brought by nursery workers …

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Moscow Meeting Canceled After Dutch Foreign Minister Resigns for Lying About Meeting Putin

A meeting between Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Dutch counterpart on Wednesday has been canceled after the Dutch minister resigned …

The Hidden Drama of Speedskating

Near-identical athletes taking lap after lap around a frozen oval is not much of a spectacle. But there is real beauty in the sport’s cold, hard numbers.

Ghana's Skeleton Hero

Akwasi Frimpong’s improbable journey to Olympic sledding—from a country without ice.<p>Editor's Note: Read all of The Atlantic’s Winter Olympics coverage.<p>ACcra, GHANA—Robert Annak was working the overnight shift at a power plant in Takoradi, a city in western Ghana, last Friday, when he took a break …

Hey Google, Alexa, and Siri: Publishers want a fair shot at voice-activated devices

A December 2017 survey by the Pew Research Center found that 46% of Americans use digital voice assistants, and the trend is going up. A recent study …

Using TensorFlow to keep farmers happy and cows healthy

<i>Editor’s Note: TensorFlow, our open source machine learning library, is just that—open to anyone. Companies, nonprofits, researchers and developers</i> …

Ontwerper maakt metrokaart van Nederlandse snelwegen

Het wegennet in Nederland is niet bepaald eenvoudig uit te tekenen. En in ons landje liggen ook behoorlijk wat wegen, terwijl we helemaal niet zoveel …

How to Survive the Media Apocalypse

Pivot to readers.<p><i>Updated on November 30</i><p>Agony is the natural state of the news industry. Newspaper sales per capita peaked before color television was a thing, and magazines have been in decline since the Clinton administration. When it comes to the finances of the Fourth Estate, bad news is, …

De veelbesproken ideeën van Katharine Viner, hoofdredacteur van The Guardian

Katharine Viner werd in juni 2015 hoofdredacteur van The Guardian. Ze was toen al redelijk bekend, onder andere dankzij ‘The rise of the reader’, een …

Netherlands fishmongers accuse herring-tasters of erring

HERRING (genus <i>Clupea</i>, with four species found in the Baltic and North Seas) have been vital to northern Europe’s economy since the Middle Ages, when …

European News

Report: For local newspapers to survive, they need to stop telling everyone they're dying

A new study from the Tow Center for Digital Journalism looks in-depth at small newspapers, what's working, what's not and what needs to change.

New York Times' Good Quarter Shows Its Separation From Newspaper Pack

Roll those digital presses. With its third straight better-than-the-economy-growth-rate quarter, New York Times Co. (NYT) can almost mark 2017 as its …

The Giant Of Rotterdam

A statue of the second-tallest Dutchman in history.<p>Rigardus Rijnhout required about five times as much food as most men. His poor family struggled to …

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13 things I learned from six years at the Guardian

… in which I went from SEO subeditor to executive editor for audience, via Sydney and New York.<p>I started at the Guardian in 2011 as an SEO subeditor, …

Google Tells Publishers, ‘We Come in Peace’

Web giant rolls out new tools mean to help sites increase revenue from their content<p>By<p>Jack Marshall<p>Jack Marshall<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@JackMarshall<p>Google+<p>jack.marshall@wsj.com<p>Google convened a gathering of publishers in Chicago on Tuesday and had a straightforward message: “We come in …

This Tiny Country Feeds the World

Magazine<p>The Netherlands has become an agricultural giant by showing what the future of farming could look like.<p>In a potato field near the Netherlands’ border with Belgium, Dutch farmer Jacob van den Borne is seated in the cabin of an immense harvester before an instrument panel worthy of the …

Tomatoes

Inside De Correspondent newsroom: how to create a successful subscription-based media — Áccent

<b>Anna Savina</b><p><b>Konstantin Guz</b><p>This is the next in Accent’s series of posts that explore how online publications around the world work. Every week, we find …

Journalism

Digital Publishers Report New Growth in 2017

Digital publishers at New York Times and Harvard Business Review see growth in subscriptions; Popular Science sees a rise in salesAs digital …