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David Lynch in the Beautiful World of Twin Peaks

Seventy-one years after David Lynch’s debut in Missoula, 40 years after the premiere of Eraserhead, and 25 years after Laura Palmer said good-bye to Special Agent Dale Cooper, the most daring auteur in Hollywood goes to the one place that seemed off-limits.<p>The Darkest, Sunniest Director in …

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'London Bridge is down': the secret plan for the days after the Queen’s death

She is venerated around the world. She has outlasted 12 US presidents. She stands for stability and order. But her kingdom is in turmoil, and her subjects are in denial that her reign will ever end. That’s why the palace has a plan.<p><i>Support our journalism by becoming a member or making a one-off</i> …

London Bridge

How the World's Heaviest Man Lost It All

Paul Mason used to weigh close to 1,000 pounds. Now that he’s shed almost all of it, freeing himself from his tomb of a body, he’s facing a question that’s heavy in its own right: How should he spend the rest of his life?<p>In the stagnant country of his little bedroom, on the island of his gigantic …

Inside Donald Trump's War Against the State

At 6:35 a.m. on March 4, President Donald Trump launched an attack against the government of the United States. Deploying his favorite weapon, …

Donald Trump

How David Foster Became “Patient Zero” of the Kardashian Phenomenon

Thanks to four marriages, the composer-producer—who’s worked with everyone from Michael Jackson to Madonna—is paterfamilias to an equally impressive number of reality-TV stars, including Gigi and Bella Hadid, Brody and Brandon Jenner, and Sara and Erin Foster. Eric Konigsberg finds the newly (and …

Trump Made His Supreme Court Pick. Now What? 5 Steps To Confirmation

President Trump has made his pick to fill the ninth seat on the Supreme Court.<p>So now what?<p>Trump's pick of Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill the seat vacated by the death of Antonin Scalia sets in motion a confirmation process that is expected to drag out for at least two to three months, if not longer. …

Trump’s Yuge Week One

What really mattered, and what didn’t.<p>President Donald Trump’s first seven days in office were historic, chaotic, often astonishing and sometimes unsettling. With a flurry of provocative executive orders, surreal events, unapologetic falsehoods and did-he-really-say-that tweets, Trump continued to …

Donald Trump

‘He Has This Deep Fear That He Is Not a Legitimate President’

On the eve of the inauguration, Trump’s biographers ponder his refusal to bend his ego to his new office.<p>In the days immediately after the election that shocked the world, POLITICO Magazine convened the group of people who know Donald J. Trump better than anyone outside his family. We asked his …

Donald Trump

Real survivors get fairy-tale endings

<b>Milwaukee (CNN) —</b> He seemed like such a nice man, the clean-cut 25-year old who visited a rural Wisconsin church one autumn morning in 1996, looking for a wife.<p>By the end of the service, he'd set his sights on Misti Hawn, a pretty, auburn-haired 18-year-old who attended the fundamentalist Christian …

Empathy

Among the ghosts of Cambodia’s killing fields: on the set of Angelina Jolie’s new film | Julian Borger

Can the Hollywood star’s Khmer-language film – with an all-Cambodian cast and crew – help a nation to confront the horrors of its past?<p>One sweltering afternoon last January on a film set in the Cambodian countryside, a local man approached Angelina Jolie with a large bucket of leeches. Jolie peered …

Obama Team Gives Trump Advice: White House Survival Guide

It’s one thing to be elected President of the U.S. Learning how to do the job usually takes longer<p><b>A Presidential handoff comes with established rites</b> …

Donald Trump

Madonna's Spring Awakening

How Albert Woodfox Survived Solitary

As one of the Angola 3, he was in isolation longer than any other American. Then he came home to face his future.<p>Last summer, five months after being released from prison, Albert Woodfox went to Harlem. It was there, in 1969, during his last week of freedom, that he met members of the Black Panther …

Black Panther

The Bitter Legal Battle over Peggy Guggenheim’s Blockbuster Art Collection

Almost four decades after her death, Peggy Guggenheim is the central figure in a continuing art-world imbroglio: the seemingly endless legal battle by some of her descendants over her superlative 20th-century art collection—and the Venetian palazzo housing it—she left to her uncle’s foundation. …

The Google search that launched Dylann Roof's journey from casual racist to mass murderer

No one recruited Dylann Roof. His foray into violent white nationalism arose from a single internet search engine query.<p>"The event that truly …

Rights & Freedoms

The Canada experiment: is this the world's first 'postnational' country? | Charles Foran

Telling an Italian or French citizen they lack a “core identity” may not be the best vote-winning strategy<p>Can any nation truly behave 'postnationally' – ie without state governance and control? The simple answer is no<p>As 2017 begins, Canada may be the last immigrant nation left standing. Our …

Canada

Michelle Obama: The Historic Legacy of the Nation's First Black First Lady

For the past two years, Michelle Obama has attended a ceremony in the East Room of White House honoring the country's school counselor of the year as part of her program encouraging students to pursue higher learning. On Friday, she will use the occasion to give her final remarks as first lady of …

Michelle Obama

200,000 Photos from the George Eastman Museum, the World’s Oldest Photography Collection, Now Available Online

There was a time when anyone with even the remotest interest in photography knew the name Eastman, if not the life and work of George Eastman …

Videography

Dan Nainan, The Media’s Favorite ‘Millennial,’ Is 55 Years Old

Dan Nainan is known as a 35-year-old former Intel engineer who now makes millions as a comedian. The fact that he’s 20 years older is the least weird …

Can a Gun Victim and a Gun Advocate Change Each Other’s Minds?

Headline<p>Click here to see the documentary <i>Guns & Empathy</i><i>.</i> And below, watch five of the participants tell their stories, in their own words.<p>On his …

The Psychology of White-Collar Criminals

A researcher reflects on conversations with nearly 50 convicted executives about why they did what they did.<p>Two leading executive headhunters once wrote a book called <i>Lessons From the Top: The Search for America’s Best Business Leaders</i> that celebrated 50 titans of industry. Readers were encouraged …

When Big Ideas Go Bad

• In-depth articles about current issues faced by universities<br>• Data and analysis on the latest higher education trends, statistics, and salaries<br>• Special …

Why 'The Big Bang Theory' Won't Show Bernadette's Baby Delivery

"The Big Bang Theory" is taking a different -- perhaps evolved? -- approach to baby delivery.<p>The Season 10 fall finale airs Thursday, December 15 on CBS, and Episode 11, "The Birthday Synchronicity," will show Bernadette (Melissa Rauch) and Howard (Simon Helberg) welcoming their first child. But …

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The Woman Who Might Find Us Another Earth

Like many astrophysicists, Sara Seager sometimes has a problem with her perception of scale. Knowing that there are hundreds of billions of galaxies, and that each might contain hundreds of billions of stars, can make the lives of astrophysicists and even those closest to them seem insignificant. …

Thirty Years in Captivity

One woman’s escape from a London cult.<p>Rosie grew up in a succession of decrepit houses in South London with one man and a rotating cast of women, who claimed that they had found her on the streets as an infant. The man, Aravindan Balakrishnan—Comrade Bala, as he wanted to be called—was the head of …

London School of Economics

‘Poetry for the ear’: Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in literature

Photos of the legendary folk singer and songwriter through the years.<p>Legendary folk musician Bob Dylan.<p>Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday for work that the Swedish Academy described as “having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.”<p>He …

Exit Bowie, discreetly: 'He thought it honourable to become invisible'

The singer treasured his privacy in New York, with even friends and neighbours unaware of the cancer that killed him – ‘He didn’t want a circus,’ said one<p>David Bowie sought modesty in death, an acquaintance of the singer said on Monday, and thought it honourable after a lifetime in the spotlight to …

17 Badass Women You Probably Didn’t Hear About In 2016

Badass women alert.<p>The unidentified girl took part in a protest to mark the anniversary of Chile’s 1973 military coup.<p>According to <i>La Tercera,</i> the photo was taken after police began randomly arresting people from a group marching through the city. The photographer, Carlos Vera Mancilla, said the …

Patton Oswalt’s Year of Magical Parenting

In April, the author’s wife, crime writer Michelle McNamara, died suddenly in her sleep at age 46. In an instant, Oswalt became a widower—and single parent to their 7-year-old daughter. Here, the actor and comedian writes about the only job he’s got that really matters right now: being a dad.<p><b>Five</b> …

100 Women 2016: Female Arab cartoonists challenge authority

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1267000/1267480_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1532240572_42fec793f534847085afb481510f0992<p><b>In some Arab countries women still have to ask permission from a male relative to get a passport, marry or leave the country. Although the practice of</b> …

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