Kristen Franey

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For One Last Night, Make It a Blockbuster Night

He was the manager at Blockbuster and looked forward to coming to work. He loved his job, in all of its obsolescence. The silver name tag fastened to …

Blockbusters

When a U.S. citizen heard he was on his own country’s drone target list, he wasn’t sure he believed it. After five near-misses, he does – and is suing the United States to contest his own execution – Rolling Stone

How to Survive America's Kill List<p>When a U.S. citizen heard he was on his own country’s drone target list, he wasn’t sure he believed it. After five …

Middle East

The ugly scandal that cancelled the Nobel prize

Sweden’s literary elite has been thrown into disarray by allegations of sexual harassment and corruption. By Andrew Brown<p>In the eyes of its members, there is no more important cultural institution in the world than the Swedish Academy. The members, who call themselves The Eighteen (always in …

Nobel Prize

What Mueller Knows About the DNC Hack—And Trump Doesn’t

The president’s bizarre obsession with “the DNC server” defies logic or even a basic understanding of what actually happened.<p>In Helsinki on Monday, President Donald Trump stood feet away from Russian President Vladimir Putin and fielded a simple question from an AP reporter: Whose account of the …

Security

Enjoy 30% off Stays At This Secluded Eco-Resort in Belize

An exclusive Operation Vacation offer for T+L readers.<p><i>T+L launched Operation Vacation to inspire workers to use their days off and get away, offering</i> …

Flying

Watch Sacha Baron Cohen Dupe Gun Lobby in ‘Who Is America?’ Clip

<b>UPDATE:</b> The art gallery owner featured in the debut episode of Sacha Baron Cohen’s <i>Who Is America?</i> has responded to her segment, in which Cohen plays …

Guns

A Russian newspaper editor explains how Putin made Trump his puppet

“They consider him a stupid, unstrategic politician.”<p>Mikhail Fishman is the editor-in-chief of the Moscow Times, an English-language weekly newspaper published in Moscow. The paper is well-known for its criticisms of Russian President Vladimir Putin; indeed, it was targeted twice in 2015 by Russian …

Russia

Mueller Has the Goods—All of the Goods

Wittingly or unwittingly, a huge cast of American characters was in on the plot.<p><i>The conspiracy had as its object impairing, obstructing, and defeating the lawful governmental functions of the United States by dishonest means in order to enable the Defendants to interfere with U.S. political and</i> …

Donald Trump

What If Trump Has Been a Russian Asset Since 1987?

On June 14, 2016, the Washington <i>Post</i> reported that Russian hackers had broken into the Democratic National Committee’s files and gained access to its …

Donald Trump

Women on Reddit Are Sharing Their Most Terrifying ‘Nice Guy’ Stories—And We Should Listen

Frankly, men should be chained to a chair and forced to read them all<p>It is so common for a closet-misogynist creep to describe himself as a “nice …

Relationships

What happened to Tim Hortons? The downfall of Canada's brand

What makes Tim Hortons Canadian? Is it the fact that the coffee is quite bland? Chris Lloyd<p>“It’s your first time in Canada? Oh, you have to try Timmies,” a former colleague informed me, when I landed in Toronto for a business trip several years ago. There was a Tim Hortons next to us in arrivals …

Tim Hortons

Brick-And-Mortar Retail Isn't Dead: Just Look At Who's Moving Into Empty Toys 'R' Us Stores

Toys “R” Us, which closed the last batch of its U.S. stores just over a week ago, has left behind not only nostalgia but also hundreds of empty stores across the country. Still, if you thought this paints a gloomy picture of brick-and-mortar retail, you’d be mistaken.<p>As much as consumers mourn the …

Real Estate

Someone Was Producing Tons of a Ozone-Destroying Chemical That Was Banned in 1987. Now We Know Who

A couple months back, scientists from around the world revealed a new mystery: somebody in East Asia was again producing banned chlorofluorocarbons …

Asia

You Won't Believe These 25 Netflix Documentaries Are Real

Once you're done binge-watching <b>Queer Eye</b> season two (and bawling your eyes out), you might be in the mood for an addictive, fascinating look at other true events. With so many amazing documentaries on Netflix, covering everything from true crime to sushi chefs, there's no shortage of entertainment …

Entertainment

The Maps of Israeli Settlements That Shocked Barack Obama

One afternoon in the spring of 2015, a senior State Department official named Frank Lowenstein paged through a government briefing book and noticed a map that he had never seen before. Lowenstein was the Obama Administration’s special envoy on Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, a position that …

Israel

How Travel Makes Us Smarter

Having one’s feet in two cultures, especially in the age of globalization, is a great blessing, and not just for the individual.<p>We’re heading into …

University of Chicago

Trump's living in a fantasy world, and his incessant lies are helping him make disastrous decisions

To whatever extent it is possible to become accustomed to the president of a major liberal democracy continuously lying, day after day, the world has grown more or less used to President Donald Trump's practice of incessantly spraying his unique stream of falsehoods across social media, political …

Donald Trump

The mind-bendy weirdness of the number zero, explained

We explain nothing.<p>The computer you’re reading this article on right now runs on a binary — strings of zeros and ones. Without zero, modern electronics wouldn’t exist. Without zero, there’s no calculus, which means no modern engineering or automation. Without zero, much of our modern world …

Mathematics

Talented and resilient: the Wild Boars footballers trapped in Thai cave

When, on Monday, members of the Wild Boars football club spotted a light emerging from the watery depths that had confined them to a pitch-black chamber in Tham Luang cave in Thailand’s Mae Sai district for nine days, they had no idea it was being carried by two British men. Unaware of the …

Soccer

Could I marry my Tinder date after less than four months?

“Where should I pick you up from this time?” he texted, clearly amused, as indicated by the multiple emoticons accompanying his message.<p>“Echo Park,” I replied.<p>“I could’ve sworn it was gonna be Los Feliz or Silver Lake.”<p>“Los Feliz was last week, Silver Lake will be next. Told you, I’m a pop-up …

Relationships

'How To Be Famous' Says: Don't Hide Your Love Away

<i>Editor's note: This piece contains some graphic language about sex</i>.<p>Last year, the singer Harry Styles, formerly of the boy band One Direction, gave an interview to <i>Rolling Stone</i> about the launch of his solo career. The journalist asked him whether he was worried about proving his "credibility" as a …

Boyband

Apps Aren't Listening to You, But They Are Recording Your Screen

Apps on your phone may not be stealthy snooping on your conversations, but they are doing something equally, if not more, creepy: recording your …

Apps

Meet the Man With the Keys to the Vatican

Travel<p>Every morning Gianni Crea unlocks the doors to history.<p>Gianni Crea is intimately familiar with the contours of history. Almost every morning for the past six years, he’s opened the doors to the Vatican Museums. He’s experienced the stillness of the Sistine Chapel at dawn, studied the shadows …

Museums

America created Whitney Houston and then it destroyed her. Her family created Nippy, then did the same.

A new Whitney Houston documentary makes tragedy seem more inevitable than avoidable<p>Of all the telling moments in the new Whitney Houston documentary</i> …

Whitney Houston

Left behind: the two Thai boys who missed out on disastrous cave trip

Nearly a fortnight ago, the boys of the Wild Boar football club finished football practice and started riding their bikes to the Tham Luang Nang Non cave for a picnic. Two members of the team stayed behind.<p>Songpol Kanthawong, 13, did not take a bike to practice that day. Thaweechai Nameng, 13, was …

Swimming Pools

Fifty years ago, American troops abandoned Khe Sanh. Here’s how the U.S. got over ‘Vietnam syndrome.’

Fifty years ago today, the United States began to abandon a combat base at Khe Sanh, South Vietnam, just months after the Marines successfully defended the base against a grueling 77-day siege by the Viet Cong. More than 200 Americans had died, as had thousands of Vietnamese. Khe Sanh’s abandonment …

Political Science

Where Are You?

<i>This is the first in a series of flash-fiction pieces that The New Yorker will be presenting throughout the summer. You can read last summer’s stories here.</i><p>The husband had got into the habit of calling the wife from somewhere in the house—if she was upstairs, he was downstairs; if she was …

Creative Writing

Keep on moving: the bizarre dance epidemic of summer 1518

The claim that the dancers were religious subversives is improbable – it was clear they did not want to be dancing<p>It started with just a few people dancing outdoors in the summer heat. Arms flailing, bodies swaying and clothes soaked with sweat, they danced through the night and into the next day. …

Dancing

Fake news tools helped us unravel a viral infidelity video

Viral videos are a funny thing. Thousands are uploaded every day, yet one good one has the ability to unravel your entire day’s work and take over your life.<p>That’s what happened to me this week when my colleague sent me along the following video:<p>In the clip, a woman gets busted on her birthday for …

Internet

In 'Three Identical Strangers,' A Saga About Triplets Grows More Twisted By The Minute

As the gripping documentary hits theaters, the mysteries surrounding it only thicken.<p><i>Editor’s note: “Three Identical Strangers” is best experienced without any prior knowledge of its subjects’ story. But the documentary chronicles a nearly 40-year-old media phenomenon, so we’re going to discuss it</i> …

Siblings