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What Brooklyn Really Looked Like in the 70s and 80s

"Rents were so low, you could work and make a decent living without a college degree."<p>Before it was a global brand, Brooklyn was just a place people lived. Lots of them. From Bensonhurst to Park Slope to Bedford-Stuyvesant to Greenpoint, New York City's most populous borough may also have been its …

College & University

Coca-Cola vill utveckla cannabisdryck

Läsktillverkaren Coca-Cola vill hitta nya inkomstkällor när den traditionella dryckesbranschen inte utvecklas i den riktning man vill se. En variant …

White people are still raised to be racially illiterate. If we don't recognize the system, our inaction will uphold it.

Thought Experiment<p>As a white person, I was raised to be racially illiterate. On the rare occasion in which race came up in school or professional development, we typically studied “them,” not “us.” I learned about their histories, struggles and triumphs. But consistently left off the table was the …

Jackie Robinson

Group Therapy for the End of the World

Kyle Chayka travels to a workshop in rural Sweden run by a co-founder of a shadowy environmental activist group seeking answers. He found a sense of impending doom, both personal and planet-wide. Photographed by Carolyn Drake.<p>Early this summer, the weather already unseasonably hot, I took a train …

Living Rooms

Serena Williams’ Treatment at the U.S. Open Is About More Than Tennis

<i>In this op-ed Zerlina Maxwell, writer and senior director of progressive programming at Sirius XM, explores how Serena Williams’ mistreatment at the U.S. Open is deeply relatable for black women.</i><p>The much anticipated U.S. Open women’s final match Saturday — where Serena Williams played Japan’s Naomi …

Women of Color

The startup world’s cuddly, cutthroat battle to walk your dog - Vox

Wag and Rover are cashing in on our obsession with pets — and they’re not without controversy.<p>The signs for Norman first appeared on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in early March.<p>“REWARD. LOST DOG. 4 year old, microchipped, male, tan, Chihuahua. He is not wearing a collar. Missing since …

Pets

Amazon’s Antitrust Antagonist Has a Breakthrough Idea

The dead books are on the top floor of Southern Methodist University’s law library.<p>“Antitrust Dilemma.” “The Antitrust Impulse.” “Antitrust in an Expanding Economy.” Shelf after shelf of volumes ignored for decades. There are a dozen fat tomes with transcripts of the congressional hearings on …

Long-form Journalism

The End of Middle-Class Art

Historians sometimes speak of “the long 19th century”—a continuation of the superficial stability seen in the late 1800s, which in 1914 was finally …

Art

The Best Thing My Psychic Mom Taught Me Is No One Wants To Hear The Truth

<b>My mother didn’t</b> want to be a psychic. “Divination is a sin,” she was always saying — as a warning, as an explanation for her bad luck, and as a …

Tarot

What Does Anger Mean For the Immigrant?

When I was in graduate school at Yale University over 20 years ago, I once asked a friend of mine why every­one always gravitated toward us two at …

War

Ewa Stenberg: De andra partierna har svårt att möta hatkampanjerna - DN.SE

Hinnorna är tunna mellan Sveriges tredje största riksdagsparti och hatsidor på Facebook. Tillsammans sprider de undergångsstämning som gynnar …

Through the looking glass, backwards

At Nieman Lab, we’re usually the studiers. But here’s a case where we’re the studied. Or, more precisely, where the 176 (phew) contributions to our Predictions for Journalism 2018 package are the studied.<p>Every December, we ask a lot of smart people — journalists, technologists, academics, …

Artificial Intelligence

Avhopparna återvänder till Svenska Akademien

Krisen i Svenska Akademien fick en ny dramatisk vändning på torsdagen. Kjell Espmark, Peter Englund och Sara Danius släpper avgångskravet på Horace …

Unik finländsk undersökning: 60 procent av männen är positivt inställda till sexköp – att män skulle behöva mer sex än kvinnor är ändå en myt, säger expert

Över sextio procent av männen godkänner sexköp, medan ungefär motsvarande del av kvinnorna motsätter sig det. Männens och kvinnornas åsikter är …

The Distracted State of the Union

I began writing nonfiction in the wake of September 11—and was published in print, in hard copy, by newspapers and magazines that would go on to cut …

Penguin Random House

The Lazy Trope of the Unethical Female Journalist

With Camille Preaker, Zoe Barnes, and Rory Gilmore, Hollywood’s depictions of women reporters have never been further from reality.<p>One of the most compelling characters in the recent Showtime documentary miniseries <i>The Fourth Estate</i> is the <i>New York Times</i> reporter Maggie Haberman. Haberman joined the …

Journalism

The Dwarf, the Prince, and the Diamond in the Mountain

<b>The city of Görlitz</b> in eastern Germany is three hours from Berlin and two minutes from Poland. Miraculously, Görlitz was not bombed during the Second …

Sandals

Fakta om flygets klimatpåverkan

Debatten om att flyga eller inte flyga är färgad av starkt moraliska drag. Per Grankvist vände sig till forskningen för att förstå varför man ska …

Asia Argento, a #MeToo Leader, Made a Deal With Her Own Accuser

The Italian actress and director Asia Argento was among the first women in the movie business to publicly accuse the producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault. She became a leading figure in the #MeToo movement. Her boyfriend, the culinary television star Anthony Bourdain, eagerly joined the …

Filmmaking

Why the claims against Asia Argento don’t invalidate the #MeToo movement

On Sunday, the New York Times revealed that Asia Argento, one of the leaders of the #MeToo movement, paid her own accuser hundreds of thousands of dollars, beginning in April. This is a terrible revelation, including for the millions of survivors who include themselves in the broad coalition …

Me Too movement

”På akuten – utbränd – känner jag mest lättnad”

När SvD:s Adam Svanell drabbas av utmattningssyndrom tvingas han ifrågasätta allt. I ett rum med andra Anonyma Prestationister får han träna på att …

60 Times Madonna Changed Our Culture

Power. Innovation. Identity. Madonna has blended all of these and much more into a singular career in music, fashion, movies and beyond. For her 60th birthday, we assessed her broad and deep influence.

Martin Gelin: Uppropet behövs för att påminna om mediernas kärnvärden

350 nyhetsorganisationer i USA gör ett gemensamt upprop för att skydda pressfriheten. Att detta behöver göras visar hur snabbt Donald Trumps attacker …

Capitalism Killed Our Climate Momentum, Not “Human Nature”

This Sunday, the entire New York Times Magazine will be composed of just one article on a single subject: the failure to confront the global climate …

Climate

Snapchat photo filters linked to rise in cosmetic surgery requests

Plastic surgeons are reporting that patients are coming to them with selfies of themselves edited using the filters on Snapchat or Instagram and asking to look more like the retouched photo.<p>Researchers at the Boston medical center have authored an article in the journal JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery, …

Social Media

West Hollywood Votes Unanimously to Remove Trump's Star From Walk of Fame

Resolution urges city of Los Angeles and Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to remove the star “due to [Trump’s] disturbing treatment of women and other …

Worshiping the False Idols of Wellness

Before we go further, I’d like to clear something up: Wellness is not the same as medicine.<p>Medicine is the science of reducing death and disease, and increasing long and healthy lives.<p>Wellness used to mean a blend of health and happiness. Something that made you feel good or brought joy and was not …

Wellness

Life as a North Korean living in the South.

Years ago in Yonsa, a small North Korean town near the Chinese border, residents gathered to watch a man die. Executioners tied him by his neck, …

Mordhot och livvakter för kvinnlig imam i Berlin

Berlin. Mordhot, en fatwa och livvaktsskydd dygnet runt. Det blev priset som den kvinnliga imamen och advokaten Seyran Ates fick betala när hon …