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The Making of an American Nazi

How did Andrew Anglin go from being an antiracist vegan to the alt-right’s most vicious troll and propagandist—and how might he be stopped?<p>On December 16, 2016, Tanya Gersh answered her phone and heard gunshots. Startled, she hung up. Gersh, a real-estate agent who lives in Whitefish, Montana, …

Rights & Freedoms

Louis C.K. and Abuse of Power in the Comedy World

As reports of sexual misconduct by the influential comic emerge, the industry will have to grapple with what many have called an open secret.<p>The behavior described by various comedians in <i>The</i> <i>New York Times</i>’s story on Louis C.K.’s alleged history of sexual misconduct is largely consistent: C.K. would …

More Celebrities Post Awkward Teen Photos for Puerto Rico

While Cheetos is backpedalling on this morning’s heartless tweets about San Juan’s mayor (or, at least, while somebody’s on the Twitter account …

Puerto Rico

Looking for Buddhist Wisdom in ‘The Princess Bride’

The sunlit meditation hall at the Shambhala Center in downtown Manhattan is usually reserved for serious Buddhist practice — austere contemplation, the silent cultivation of wisdom, deliberate reflection on the world’s fundamental impermanence.<p>But one afternoon last week a large flat screen …

Box Office

Mother! Is a Stunning, Ferocious Head Trip

The writer-director Darren Aronofsky’s metaphor-rich horror movie is a work of amazing ambition—and definitely not for everyone.<p>Darren Aronofsky’s heady horror film <i>mother!</i> begins with a large and beautifully octagonal Victorian country house, encircled on all sides by tall grass and, beyond, by …

George Packer Responds to Ta-Nehisi Coates

There’s a lot to admire in Ta-Nehisi Coates’s new essay. It’s one of those pieces that grabs you with its first paragraph and never lets go. The argument keeps gathering force, building on the striking imagery (“Trump cracked the glowing amulet open”) and the caustic scouring of the polemics …

Will Donald Trump Destroy the Presidency?

He disdains the rule of law. He’s trampling norms of presidential behavior. And he’s bringing vital institutions down with him.<p>Donald Trump is testing the institution of the presidency unlike any of his 43 predecessors. We have never had a president so ill-informed about the nature of his office, …

The Feast of San Gennaro 2017 guide

Out-of-towners and locals are getting psyched for the Feast of San Gennaro 2017, and for a good reason—the annual event includes touristy spots in …

Italy

Returning to the Rust Belt

A new study explores the reasons why some people are coming home.<p>For decades, the Rust Belt was synonymous with deindustrialization and economic decline. Images of shuttered factories and abandoned neighborhoods have been dubbed “ruin porn.” As factories moved to the suburbs, the Sunbelt, or …

Urbanism

How to Turn Tap Water Into Bottled Water

A technique to prevent dehydration during a natural disaster, or at other times<p>For more than 24 hours, Hurricane Irma has maintained winds of 185 miles per hour. That combination of strength and duration hasn’t been recorded over the Atlantic Ocean before. The storm appears to be heading toward the …

If you're drinking tap water, you're consuming plastic pollutants

Microscopic plastic fibers are pouring out of household faucets from New York to Delhi, according to original research by Orb Media, a nonprofit digital newsroom in Washington, DC.<p>Working with researchers at the State University of New York and the University of Minnesota, Orb tested 159 drinking …

Here's the Letter Barack Obama Left for Donald Trump on Inauguration Day

CNN reports that it has obtained the letter Barack Obama gave to President Trump on Inauguration Day. The traditional presidential hand-off letters …

Yamaha's smart pianos work with Alexa and teach you how to play

Of the many things we expected to see at IFA 2017, cutting-edge instruments weren't one of them. But Yamaha is using its time in Berlin to showcase the Clavinova all-electric smart pianos, which use an iOS device and LEDs above each key to teach you how to play. With the Smart Pianist application, …

A black blues musician has a unique hobby: Befriending white supremacists

Scott Shepherd is a former grand dragon of the Ku Klux Klan. Daryl Davis is a black blues musician who has been befriending white supremacists for 30 years, trying to convert them.<p>When Shepherd first heard about Davis five years ago, he was dumbfounded.<p>“I thought he was nuts,” said Shepherd, 58, of …

Rights & Freedoms

Harvey, the Storm That Humans Helped Cause

Even before the devastation from Harvey, southeastern Texas was enduring a year unlike any before.<p>The daily surface temperature of the Gulf of Mexico last winter never dropped below 73 degrees. You can probably guess how many previous times that had happened: Zero.<p>This sort of heat has a specific …

Climate Change

What’s New in the iPhone X

Better Late Than Never<p>While Apple invented the modern smartphone, it has since mostly played catch-up with competitors. A few times it got there …

Is America Finally Ready for the Bidet?

You can make the case for bidets in a few different ways.<p>First, there's the ecological argument: As in, if Americans use bidets instead of all that …

How Hate Groups Forced Online Platforms to Reveal Their True Nature

White supremacist marchers had not yet lit their torches when the deletions began. The ‘‘Unite the Right’’ Facebook page, which had been used to organize the rally in Charlottesville, was removed the day before the event was scheduled, forcing planners to disperse to other platforms to organize. …

Rights & Freedoms

Karl Ove Knausgaard: what makes life worth living?

August 28. Now, as I write this, you know nothing about anything, about what awaits you, the kind of world you will be born into. And I know nothing about you. I have seen an ultrasound image and have laid my hand on the belly in which you are lying, that is all. Six months remain until you will be …

Mind

A Most American Terrorist: The Making Of Dylann Roof | GQ

“What are you?” a member of the Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston asked at the trial of the white man who killed eight of her fellow black parishioners and their pastor. “What kind of subhuman miscreant could commit such evil?... What happened to you, Dylann?”<p>Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah spent …

Here’s Where You Can See Every Total Solar Eclipse for the Next 50 Years

A total solar eclipse will obscure the sun in parts of 14 states across the U.S. on Aug. 21, a rare event that’s been called the “Great American …

How to speed up your Wi-Fi

Optimize your internet connection.<p>No one likes slow Wi-Fi—it's right up there with creaking doors and leaking taps as one of the most frustrating household problems. To boost your upload and download speeds back up to where they should be, try making these tweaks to your router and other …

Wi-Fi

The difference between a cheap and expensive violin

Can you hear the difference between a violin that costs less than a hundred bucks and one that costs more than $250,000? Take a look at this video …

Honeydue is a money management app for couples

Honeydue is a mobile app that aims to reduce money-related arguments between couples by offering tools to share information on respective account balances and spending.<p>The app also lets couples stay on top of money matters in other ways, such as being able to comment on individual transactions and …

The Man McMaster Couldn't Fire

Thirty-one-year-old Ezra Cohen-Watnick holds the intelligence portfolio on the National Security Council—but almost everything about him is a mystery.<p>Just 24 days into his tenure as Donald Trump’s national-security adviser, Michael Flynn was forced to resign, having reportedly misled Vice President …

Tell Siri This for a Witty Response

Since her launch, Siri has had a ton of jokes hidden up her virtual assistant sleeve. Today a new one is being passed around the web: Tell Siri “I …

Why Are There Two Sexes?

Asexual reproduction can produce twice as many offspring as sexual reproduction without the hassle of finding and courting a mate. So why do most …

Italy's Coffee Culture Brims With Rituals And Mysterious Rules

Coffee — it's something many can't start the day without. In Italy, it is a cultural mainstay, and the country is perhaps the beverage's spiritual home.<p>After all, Italy gave us the lingo — espresso, cappuccino, latte — and its coffee culture is filled with rituals and mysterious rules.<p>Caffé Greco …

Coffee

New York Today: A Busy Time to Move

<i>Good morning on this sunny Tuesday.</i><p>This is the Year of the Renter.<p>And the July-to-August stretch is high season for apartment hunting in our city.<p>(Cue combination of excitement and headache.)<p>To help current residents and newcomers navigate the search, we asked licensed real estate agents about …

Bill de Blasio

12 Fish You Should Never Eat—And What To Eat Instead

This dirty dozen list is made up of the least sustainable, or even toxic, species.<p>It was not long ago that Americans rarely thought about where their …