Joanne Forsythe

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I Believe Her

When I was in high school, I faced my own Brett Kavanaugh.<p>“Dear Caitlin,” an inscription in my 12th-grade yearbook begins. “I’m really very sorry that our friendship plummeted straight downhill after the first few months of school. Really, the blame rests totally on my shoulders. To tell you the …

Santa Monica

Men Are More Afraid Than Ever

It is a remarkable fact of American life that hordes of men are now defending sexual assault. It’s not immediately clear why. It seems like the very …

Me Too movement

19th Century Color Guide Is Transformed Into an Online Resource for Designers

Since the 19th century, Abraham Gottlob Werner's <i>Nomenclature of Colours</i> has been an important reference for artists, scientists, and naturalists looking to learn more about how the earth is broken into color. The incredible guide shows the myriad tints and shades that surround us and how pigments …

Posters

Drawing is the best way to learn, even if you’re no Leonardo da Vinci

“I just can’t draw.” It’s a refrain most adults say when confronted with a blank piece of paper. Something happens in our teenage years that makes most of us shy away from drawing, fretting that our draftsmanship skills aren’t up to par, and leaving it to the “artists” among us.<p>Spartan Holiday<p>But …

Women's News

Dealing With an Out-of-Control President, in 1973

In the midst of the Watergate scandal, Arthur Schlesinger Jr. considered how Richard Nixon had abused the powers of the presidency—and how constitutional order could be restored.<p><i>Updated on September 14, 2018.</i><p><i>In August 1974 Richard Nixon would resign from the presidency after the Watergate scandal</i> …

The White House

Finally, a cure for insomnia?

We live in a golden age of sleeplessness. The buzz of the all-night streetlamps, the natter of 24-hour news anchors, the scrolling Niagaras of social media feeds have built a world that is hostile to sleep. Night is no longer clearly delineated from day. The bedroom is no longer a refuge from the …

Scientific publishing is a rip-off. We fund the research – it should be free | George Monbiot

Never underestimate the power of one determined person. What Carole Cadwalladr has done to Facebook and big data, and Edward Snowden has done to the state security complex, the young Kazakhstani scientist Alexandra Elbakyan has done to the multibillion-dollar industry that traps knowledge behind …

Opinion (UK)

A Warning From Europe: The Worst Is Yet to Come

Polarization. Conspiracy theories. Attacks on the free press. An obsession with loyalty. Recent events in the United States follow a pattern Europeans know all too well.<p>Editor’s Note: This article is part of a series that attempts to answer the question: Is democracy dying?<p>On December 31, 1999, we …

War

American Democracy Can’t Fix Itself

Instead of placing their faith in the resilience of the system, ordinary voters are going to have to step up and restore the constitutional balance of power.<p>The claims this past week that high-level officials are secretly undercutting the president in an effort to restrain a commander in chief they …

Civil Rights

How the West Was Lost

In America’s first climate war, John Wesley Powell tried to prevent the overdevelopment that led to environmental devastation.<p>One hundred thirty years ago, an immigrant froze to death during a blizzard that hit southwestern Kansas. A flyer tucked into the pocket of his light linen overcoat …

War

A Year’s Worth of Weekend Breakfasts

We found 104 weekend breakfast ideas—one for each Saturday and Sunday of the year.<p>Veggie-Packed Strata<p>This is a wonderful, colorful casserole that …

Eggs

The Broiling Days of Summer: Make This Easy Blueberry "Pie" in Your Cast Iron Skillet

<b>Editor's Note:</b> We're very excited to welcome writer, photographer, and cook Michael Harlan Turkell back to the virtual pages of Serious Eats. In this series, Michael will share some of his favorite recipes that use the broiler, one of the most powerful and underutilized tools in the home kitchen.<p>I …

Cast Iron Skillet

Quick Thread Catcher Tutorial.

Yesterday I mentioned that I liked traveling with a little thread catcher, and so today I’m posting a quick thread catcher tutorial. This is based on …

Sewing

The Science Behind Baking the Most Delicious Cookie Ever

<i>This post originally appeared on Time and Ozy.com.</i><p>You like soft and chewy. He likes thin and crispy. If only there were a chocolate chip cookie …

Dessert

Interview: Joel Hellermark | The Prodigy Revolutionising Education

This is the future that Joel Hellermark founder of Sana Labs envisions, a 22-year-old entrepreneur who hails from one of the most innovative …

Machine Learning

Krak des Chevaliers

Ruins of the Crusaders' headquarters.<p>Krak des Chevaliers is the single most imposing symbol of the Crusades.<p>The Krak is a massive Crusader fortress …

Middle East

Essays

I’m an expert on how technology hijacks our psychological vulnerabilities. That’s why I spent the last three years as Google’s Design Ethicist caring …

Social Media

Ethics for Designers

Tristan co-founded Apture in 2007, after stopping out of Stanford’s Masters Computer Science program. He is rated #16 in Inc. Magazine’s Top 30 …

100,000 homes in Germany now have battery-storage systems connected to the grid

Germany helped make solar power cheap. As of June this year, it boasts 1 million homes that have installed rooftop solar panels. That means the country produces a lot of renewable energy—sometimes more than it can use.<p>At such times, German grid operators have had to pay neighboring countries or …

Clean Energy

150th Anniversary Special Issue

The year 2015 marks <i>The Nation</i>’s 150th anniversary (see here for a schedule of live events). This week, to celebrate the occasion, we’re publishing a …

Picasso’s Incredible Childhood Paintings Reveal a Different Side of the Modern Artist

Usually, an artist's “<b>early work</b>” refers to pieces completed at the start of his or her career. In the case of modern master Pablo Picasso, however, the oldest examples of his prolific artistic talent date back much further—beginning, unbelievably, when he was just a child.<p>Picasso was born in 1881 …

Art

Simple, Stop-Trying-So-Hard Broccoli Spaghetti

<b>Author Notes:</b><p>This recipe is made with humble pantry staples like spaghetti, broccoli, and lemon, and it's an unusual marriage between Italian and Korean flavors. Unlike traditional cream pasta, this dish is served in a spicy, soul-warming broth whose base is an unlikely candidate: milk.<p><b>Food52</b> …

Recipes

In Paris, a pastry renaissance is underway

Image 1 of / 5<p>Caption<p>Close<p>Blame it on the religieuse pastry, two stacked, chocolate cream-filled puffs that sent me to patisserie nirvana the first …

France

The 100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - A Science Fiction Reading List

<b>1.–10.</b><p>Our favorite science fiction tends to use the future to illuminate and discuss issues in our present. <i>1984</i> is a prime example of this, a …

Science Fiction

Quarter-Square Triangle Tutorial

<b>Welcome to my updated and expanded tutorial on how to make perfect quarter square triangle units.</b> Since I first published it in 2012, this has been …

How to Read and Use the Histogram on Your Camera

Even though photography is an art form and the final result is considered to be an artistic expression of your thoughts and ideas, there is a strong …

Landscape Photography

An Inquiry Into Abuse

<i>Elon Green | Longreads | August 2018 | 16 minutes (4,019 words)</i>Roger Morris was standing on the South Lawn of the White House. It was early 1969, and …

Long-form Journalism

This Magical Mango Ice Cream Is No-Churn, No-Cook, No-Problem

Everyone knows that tossing frozen ripe banana pieces into a food processor will get you an amazing dish of one-ingredient “ice cream”—perfect soft serve right from the processor. Nothing (and I mean nothing) else needs to be added. But then again, you <i>could</i> customize by adding a little peanut or …

Recipes

How to Make Granola Without a Recipe

Whenever I have granola around, I never feel hungry. It has all the flavors I could want on a moment's notice (sweet, savory, salty), and, because …

Trump is powerless as his legal fate spins out of his control

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump may no longer control his fate, a plight that helps explain his increasingly volcanic Twitter eruptions.<p>Trump's persona -- in politics, business and life -- relies on his self-image as the guy who calls the shots, closes deals and forces others to react to the shock …

The White House