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HBO's Solitary Confinement Documentary Looks Horrifying

Even prisoners don't deserve this.<p>Some 81,000 people are held in isolation 23 hours-a-day in the United States, according to a 2015 report from Johns Hopkins University. Solitary confinement is considered torture by experts and organizations specializing in constitutional law, international law, …

The 30 Most Intriguing Musicians of 2017

The contemporary pop music world can sound mighty bland. Only a few of the musicians featured here are famous, but each has the potential to shake up …

Humanity may self-destruct, but the universe can cope perfectly without us | Lionel Shriver

Chances are that the cosmos neither treasures nor regrets humans. It permits us, with marvellous neutrality, and could do without our interference<p>In a Scandinavian hotel a few years ago, I came across a documentary I didn’t expect to watch for more than a minute or two, but at least it was in …

Redesigning The Most Remote Village On Earth

An extremely isolated village on a lone volcanic island has chosen a winner in an international design competition to plan its future.<p>Tristan da Cunha is frequently called the most remote settlement on earth–even on the island, where a sign declares the fact and welcomes visitors, which tend to be …

The Serious Eats Guide to Beans

Sure, beans may be the stuff of crass rhymes and penny-pinching diets, but they're also one of our oldest, most reliable, and most diverse forms of sustenance. In part, that's because there are more than 18,000 species of legume plants, growing on every continent save Antarctica, a vast number of …

Australia PM rejects Amnesty International's asylum-seeker 'torture' claims

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has launched a strong defense of his country's border protection regime. Rights group Amnesty …

Amnesty International

Great museums in Prague | thinkBLOG

Museums in Prague, the Czech capital, typically have the country’s most valuable artefacts in their collections. Once you enjoy the city tour or in …

Here Are The Top 10 Museums in the World

Plus, the best tours to book at each one.<p>This week, TripAdvisor announced the results of its Travelers' Choice awards for museums, and New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art was named number one in the world for the second year in a row.<p>Using an algorithm that took the quantity and quality of …

Bleak Books to Read in January

January is bleak. Cold. Dark. Depressing. Gone are the merry, or mandatory, festivities around fireplaces; the warm glow of either love or alcohol has crystallized into the hard-eyed stare of a sober new year. Embrace it. Here is the time to look inward. Reflect. Drink cocoa and organize the apps …