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El escritor Junot Díaz confiesa su infierno: “Fui violado a los ocho años”

El ganador de un Pulitzer narra en 'The New Yorker' su historia de vergüenza, miedo y rabia<p>"Sí, me ocurrió. Tenía ocho años cuando fui violado. Por …

Stephen Hawking’s Beautiful Mind

<b>A brief history of Stephen Hawking</b><p>Stephen Hawking spent his scientific life exploring some of the deepest questions a human caught in the Einsteinian opera of space and time could ask.<p>Although Einstein himself never really accepted it, his general theory of relativity predicted that if enough mass …

Physics

This charming story by Virginia Woolf’s lover hid in a dollhouse for more than 90 years

“A Note of Explanation” by Vita Sackville-West is a precursor to Woolf’s Orlando.<p>At Windsor Castle, there is a doll’s house that is a perfect miniature replica of a 1920shouse. Built in 1923, it’s called Queen Mary’s Dollhouse, and it’s elaborately detailed, with real electricity running through …

Literature

10 libros con mujeres protagonistas

Un recorrido por los personajes femeninos interesantes en la mesa de novedades literarias<p>Hay un momento en que el joven Telémaco, hijo de Ulises y …

What to Stream This Weekend

Five films by great directors who never got nominated for Oscars.<p><i>Each week, Richard Brody picks a classic film, a modern film, an independent film, a foreign film, and a documentary for online viewing.</i><p>“Mikey and Nicky”<p>It is true that there aren’t nearly as many female directors working in Hollywood …

On art and technology: The power of creating our own worlds

<i>What are the opportunities for technology in the arts – and what threats does it pose? Knight Foundation, which recently launched an</i> <i>open call for</i> …

Credibility and think tank communications

<i>[This article was originally published in the On Think Tanks 2017 Annual Review.</i> <i>]</i>Credibility is at the heart of all effective communications, and is …

Infographics

‘Magnetizado’: la oscura historia del asesino en serie de taxistas

En un libro oscuro e inquietante, Carlos Busqued se adentra en la mente de un peculiar homicida<p>Cuatro asesinatos idénticos tuvieron en jaque a la …

Berlin is the best city in the world for culture, say expats

Berlin’s wealth of museums, galleries, and nightlife is what expats love most about the German capital. A new survey from HSBC found 70% of expats rated Berlin as having a great cultural scene, putting it at the top of the culture rankings out of 52 cities surveyed, ahead of Buenos Aires in second …

Donald Glover Can’t Save You

The creator of “Atlanta” wants TV to tell hard truths. Is the audience ready?<p>Donald Glover sat behind the wheel of the Nissan Sentra, his door ajar, and lit a joint. In the scene he’d just finished, for the show “Atlanta,” he’d jammed on the brakes to avoid a wild boar in the road, an apparition …

No Way to Say Goodbye

June 25, 1942. The day I went off to war. My sweetheart, Alice, whom I started dating my junior year of high school, drove me to the station to see me off. We were in love, and the thought of being apart was overwhelming for both of us.<p>Alice parked the car, and we held hands as we walked silently …

Cuando Sherlock Holmes derrotó a Conan Doyle

Dos nuevos libros recuerdan la relación del escritor escocés con un personaje más poderoso que su creador<p>Sherlock Holmes nació porque un médico …

Magia y compasión

Creo que Guillermo del Toro ha logrado su obra maestra, en la que todo funciona<p>En todo el cine de Guillermo del Toro, ese hombre adulto que nunca ha …

21 Increíbles documentales de Netflix que urge que veas ahora mismo

¿No tenías planes para este fin de semana? Ahora sí.

Ocho libros de esta semana

Jean Meckert, Patricio Pron y Gustavo Martín Garzo, entre los autores destacados

Perelman: el escritor más gracioso del mundo

Apenas traducido al español, el neoyorquino fue uno de los grandes humoristas del siglo XX. Una antología reivindica su legado, inspirado en autores …

Questions for Auntie Mica

El filósofo surcoreano que se hizo viral

El éxito de la entrevista con Byung-Chul Han plantea numerosos interrogantes. Pensadores y analistas tratan de hallar las claves de este …

Watch: all the movie trailers that aired during the Super Bowl

Infinity War, Mission: Impossible, Solo, and more got their moment during the big game.<p>The Super Bowl is one of the most-watched events on television, so it’s not a surprise that movie studios consider it a prime time to premiere trailers for upcoming blockbusters.<p>This year’s Super Bowl was no …

Star Wars Anthology Series

Blockchain Explained: How It Works, Who Cares and What Its Future May Hold

Best known as the immutable database that runs underneath cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, blockchain is poised to play a critical role in …

Why Paper Jams Persist

A trivial problem reveals the limits of technology.<p><b>Audio:</b> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>Building 111 on the Xerox engineering campus, near Rochester, New York, is vast and labyrinthine. On the social-media site Foursquare, one visitor …

Puerto Rico

Ode to an Unfinished Book

El retorno del rey negro boliviano a sus raíces africanas

El documental de Paola Gosalvez retrata la vida de Julio Pinedo, reconocido descendiente de un monarca africano traído como esclavo a Bolivia<p>En la …

Beyond the Bitcoin Bubble

layer innocent nothing argue pottery winner cotton menu task slim merge maid<p>The sequence of words is meaningless: a random array strung together by an algorithm let loose in an English dictionary. What makes them valuable is that they’ve been generated exclusively for me, by a software tool called …

Blockchain

The chocolate science hype machine

How did chocolate become a health food?<p>Along with pomegranates, blueberries, and kale — dark chocolate is now a health food.<p>At Vox, we started to wonder: How in the world did a candy become a superfood?<p>In our investigation, we found that you can thank a decades-long effort by the chocolate industry.<p>…

New York Times

Pornhub data shows phones are our new masturbation stations

Every year adult content titan Pornhub releases its annual report to highlight some of the most popular and unusual trends it noticed on its website over the course of the past twelve months – and we finally have the rundown on what kept netizens excited in 2017.<p>The porn giant has revealed that it …

Windows Mobile

How Scripto, the App That Stephen Colbert Helped Build, Became a Fixture of Late-Night Comedy News

Two months ago, a group of reporters and comedy writers crowded into a conference room in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, to begin work on a new HBO show hosted by the comedian and former “Daily Show” correspondent Wyatt Cenac. I had just joined the team and, like everyone else, was still adjusting to the …

Comedy

Great Mysteries of Art and Literature, Explained

<i>What is the Mona Lisa thinking? (fifteen-hundreds)</i><p>• Enigmatic happiness is the best happiness.<br>• A flattering portrait of a wealthy merchant’s wife—a bit <i>mercenario</i>, Leonardo, no?<br>• I don’t mind the name “La Gioconda,” but “jocund” puts ten pounds on your midsection.<br>• Thanking God that Leonardo did …

Literature