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Jeremy Harding · What We’re about to Receive: Food Insecurity

This belief is new. Until recently the discussion was largely about quality. Quantity and availability only entered the picture when we wondered how …

Agriculture

MoviePass Slashes Offering to Three Films a Month

CEO admits mistakes as struggling company changes course to save cash<p>The subscription service MoviePass sharply scaled back how many new films customers can see for its monthly fee, hoping to stanch the financial bleeding after a tumultuous few weeks of service outages and withering reviews that …

Customers

How Technology Shapes the Way We Read

The fact that you're even reading these words represents a victory.<p>Wordpress-powered websites publish more than 77 million posts each week. <i>The New</i> …

Books

Listening Isn't Reading, But Audiobooks Still Resonate

After the death of Ursula K. Le Guin, I downloaded the audiobook version of <i>No Time to Spare</i>, one of the final tomes from the celebrated fantasy …

Books

Goodreads and the Crushing Weight of Literary FOMO

Consuming pop culture is my job. Well, <i>writing</i> about it is my job, but that makes keeping tabs on movies, television, podcasts, Twitter/Instagram …

The Hill's black market: Snacks

Big deals over immigration reform or government spending may not be getting made on Capitol Hill, but political maneuvering can yield a free pack of Skittles for a staffer with a sugar craving.<p>It just might cost a bag of Fritos.<p>Home-state snacks are a mainstay in congressional office lobbies, …

Our 15 Favorite Products from IKEA's 2019 Catalog

IKEA

The Decline and Fall of Diet Coke and the Power Generation That Loved It

“Leaking” no longer seems an apt term for what’s coming from the Trump Administration—we will soon require aqueducts to manage these flows—but certain new bits of information can still make a weird splash. The release, last week, of a recorded conversation that Michael Cohen had with Donald Trump, …

Coca-Cola

Need A Good Book? Here's What José Andrés, Sean Doolittle, Mayor Bowser, And Other Washingtonians Are Reading

<b>By Julie Depenbrock, WAMU</b><p>For all you bookworms out there, ‘tis the season of reading. And since no one ever has enough books in their book stack, we …

Books

Exploring a Great White Shark Nursery in the Shadow of New York City

With one of the ocean’s iconic predators globally threatened, a shark tagging program off the shores of Long Island is an effort to understand …

White Shark

Skyscrapers Full of Lettuce Promise an Eco-Friendly Alternative to Outdoor Farming. There’s Just One Problem.

For growing food, the sun is yesterday’s technology. Soil? As quaint as an iPod. Such are the promises of vertical farms—indoor towers stacked high …

Aquaponics

The Teen-Agers Fighting for Climate Justice

On Saturday, hundreds of teen-agers—loud, pensive, stubbornly determined—marched through Manhattan. They represented a movement that other teen-agers had started, last year, called Zero Hour. They were gravely concerned about politicians doing almost nothing for climate justice, and they had …

High School

The Storm Petrel Is the Master of Extremes

To save the tiny seabird, scientists are venturing to its secret home in the Atacama Desert—and sticking their noses into a lot of stinky holes in the ground.<p>The peninsula northwest of the industrial city of Antofagasta, on Chile’s northern desert coast, is haloed with seabirds in flight. Pelicans …

South America

The World Burns. Sarah Sanders Says This Is Fine.

The White House press secretary has set a new precedent: Partisanship over patriotism. Victory over truth.<p>On Wednesday, two representatives of the United States government held press briefings, both of them touching on one of the most astonishing news stories of the Trump presidency—a series of …

The White House Transcript Is Missing the Most Explosive Part of the Trump–Putin Press Conference

It’s not clear whether the omission was intended, but the meaning of a key exchange is dramatically altered as a result.<p>It was perhaps the most explosive exchange in an incendiary press conference: Russian President Vladimir Putin appearing to frankly admit to a motive for, and maybe even to the …

The Side of North Korea That’s Not Been Making Headlines

When Oliver Wainwright, the London-based architecture critic of the <i>Guardian</i> newspaper, heard that the capital of North Korea looked like no place …

Cheese, ham, mushroom tomato popovers | Egg recipes

Tap For Method<p>Ingredients<p>1 heaped tablespoon wholemeal self-raising flour<br>• 1 large free-range egg<br>• 2 heaped tablespoons cottage cheese<br>• 1 slice of …

“No Way to Run a Superpower”: the Trump-Putin Summit and the Death of American Foreign Policy

In the days since the Monday meeting in Helsinki, there’s been an understandable frenzy over President Trump’s post-summit press conference, given that he sided with the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, over his own intelligence agencies on the subject of Russia’s 2016 election interference, …

Russia

Jim Beard's Shortcake

In a large bowl, sift together the flour and baking powder. Mix in 1/4 cup of the sugar and salt. Add the chilled butter cubes and using your …

Harry Potter in Your Pocket

The notion of losing yourself in a good book has taken on additional meaning, thanks to immersive experiences that let you wander around in the world built by the author. Several literary franchises designed for all-ages readership have even leveraged the popularity of their film adaptations into …

'Children Are Above Politics’: CNN Host Shuts Down GOP Rep Claiming Democrats ‘Don’t Want to Help Kids’

Click here for reuse options! At one point, GOP Rep. Dave Brat (R-VA) asked CNN's Poppy Harlow, "Are you debating me?"CNN’s Poppy Harlow on Thursday …

White House Reporter Reveals How Trump Thought Jailing Babies Would Be Culture War Win Like NFL Bashing

The president is playing a game with the lives of children for political optics.President Donald Trump believed that ripping apart immigrant families …

Judge Erupts at Prosecutor over Trump's Missing Children: ‘They Take Your Kids And You Get Nothing? Not Even A Slip of Paper?’

"I can’t understand this, the judge said. If someone at the jail takes your wallet, they give you a receipt."A public defender who handles …

Why Was My Race Relevant To A Disagreement About Climate Change?

This week I wrote an article in Forbes about the upcoming #MetsUnite activity on the Summer Solstice. Because it was about climate change, I expect a certain range of reactions to such articles. It comes with the territory when you are a scientist or communicator in this field. However, something …

The 24 dishes that took D.C. from culinary backwater to food destination

Ask anyone today about Washington’s food scene, and they’ll probably describe a landscape filled with bowls of ramen, Georgian flatbreads and cool restaurants with lines out the door. Such newfound obsessions reflect economic boom times in formerly boarded-up neighborhoods and exploding diversity …

Press Corps Aghast Over New Audio of Crying Children in Border Facility: ‘I Could Puke’

In a new report out Monday afternoon, ProPublica posted heart-wrenching audio of sobbing children separated from their families at the border — and …

The New York City Subway Is Beyond Repair

Forget trains. It’s time for something radically different.<p>The New York City subway is a miracle, especially at 3 a.m. on a Friday night. But the system is also falling apart, and it’s going to cost billions to keep the old trains running: $19 billion, at least according to one estimate from city …

Trains

The Bike Share War Is Shaking Up Seattle Like Nowhere Else

Sean Healy was driving for Uber in Seattle when a passenger offered him an intriguing job. It wasn't the first time a rider had proposed a new line …

Tangier, the Sinking Island in the Chesapeake

Getting a Chick-fil-A franchise is harder than getting into Harvard

Three months into his new role as head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt wanted to help his wife find a job, too. At Chick-fil-A.<p>And so, as The Washington Post reported Tuesday, Pruitt used his government position and the help of an agency aide to arrange a call, at first with …