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Why City Accents Are Fading in the Midwest

And why tariffs won’t bring back the blue-collar heyday they represent.<p>A few years ago, I was sitting at the bar of Wrong’s Tap, a tavern in the Irish-American neighborhood of Beverly, watching a Bears game. Suddenly, a classic Chicago accent was hurled across the room.<p>“Hey,” someone shouted. “What …

Seattle Seahawks

‘I Fundamentally Believe That My Time at Reddit Made the World a Worse Place’

<i>Over the last few months, Select All has interviewed more than a dozen prominent technology figures about what has gone wrong with the contemporary</i> …

Internet

How Janelle Monáe Found Her Voice

On a hot December afternoon, the sky hazy from wildfires that raged just beyond the Los Angeles city limits, a handful of people gathered outside a nondescript Super 8 motel off Sunset Boulevard. Nearly all were dressed head to toe in black: elegant crepe shirts, fitted leather pants, wide-brimmed …

Sexual Harassment

Restaurant noise levels are climbing. Here’s how to fight back. - Vox

“I can’t hear you.”<p>When the Line Hotel opened in Washington, DC, last December, the cocktail bars, gourmet coffee shops, and restaurants that fill its cavernous lobby drew a lot of buzz. Housed in a century-old church, the space was also reputedly beautiful.<p>My first visit in February confirmed that …

Hospitality

An Anti-Immigration Speech Divided Britain 50 Years Ago. It Still Echoes Today

In April 1968, the United States was grieving. The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated by a white nationalist. Cities burned with riots.<p>Across the Atlantic, Britain was debating the Race Relations Act, which made it illegal to deny a person employment, housing or public services based …

United Kingdom

Charges Sought in Eric Garner’s Death, but Justice Officials Have Doubts

WASHINGTON — Federal civil rights prosecutors have recommended charges against a New York police officer in the 2014 death of Eric Garner, three current and former officials said, but top Justice Department officials have expressed strong reservations about whether to move forward with a case they …

Justice

When an Email Exchange Turns Ugly

It was Monday morning, and Lee opened his inbox to find an email from his manager: “Lee, I’ve decided to have Carlos present to the governing board, instead of you. I’m sure you’re good with this.”<p>Lee had spent the entire weekend preparing for the presentation. Not only did he know the numbers …

FaceTime

Ecoanxiety is now a thing — and it’s ruining your sex life

An Earth Day dating survey finds trashing the planet is a deal-breaker for most singles.<p>Here’s one way to trash your sex life.<p>Littering is the …

Relationships

Citizen Zuck: The making of Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg

<i>"All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once you grow up." <br>-Pablo Picasso</i><br>(Listed on Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook profile under "Favorite Quotes")<p><b>A few years ago,</b> Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, walked into Yuriy's Barber Shop, a four-chair parlor with a blue …

Silicon Valley

George and Barbara Bush, a 'storybook' 73-year marriage

HOUSTON (AP) — They met at a Christmas dance. She was 16. He was 17.<p>Three years later they were married. The couple stayed together for 73 years, becoming the longest-married couple in presidential history.<p>"George Bush knows how I feel," Barbara Bush had said. "He is the hero... He is my …

Government

How Veteran Fighter Pilot Tammy Jo Shults Saved Crippled Southwest Flight 1380

Captain “Sully” Sullenberger could rely on automated help to pull off the “Miracle on the Hudson,” ex-fighter pilot Tammy Jo Shults saved hundreds of …

Southwest Airlines

Perry Chen Says He Wants To Revitalize Kickstarter. Employees Say He’s Doing the Opposite.

Since founder Perry Chen took back the reins at Kickstarter, the company has landed in a period of turmoil set in motion by the person most equipped to steer it in a new direction: Chen himself.<p><b>Founders of successful startups hold</b> mythical status in the tech industry. But while myths are often …

Journalism

What It's Like to Live in America Without Broadband Internet

In every single state, a portion of the population doesn’t have access to broadband, and some have no access to the internet at all.<p><i>This story appears in VICE magazine's Dystopia and Utopia Issue. Click</i> <i>HERE</i> <i>to subscribe to VICE magazine.</i><p>Ben Wilfong leaned toward his computer screen, fingers poised …

Net Neutrality

'When You Know That You Did Nothing Wrong, How Do You Really React?': Men Arrested in Philly Starbucks Speak Out

The two men who were arrested for merely existing in a Philadelphia Starbucks are finally speaking out about their ordeal, and how it left them in …

Trespassing

California Store Clerk Calls Cops On Black Man Who Asked for a Refund; Black Man Gets Beaten Bloody

Merced, Calif. Police Department has launched an internal investigation after a black man was brutally beaten and injured while in custody.<p>William …

Crime

Tarana Burke

When I first met Tarana Burke, I found a kindred spirit, somebody else who’s been screaming into the hurricane. Somebody else who’s been advocating …

Tarana Burke

Allegiant Air: The budget airline flying under the radar

Allegiant Air is a small, ultra-low-cost carrier based in Las Vegas, that happens to be one of the country's most profitable airlines. But, according …

Aviation

Alexa Is a Revelation for the Blind

Legally blind since age 18, my father missed out on the first digital revolution.<p>“Is it ‘Electra?’” my father asks, leaning in close to the Amazon Echo my mother has just installed. Leaning in close is his trademark maneuver: Dad has been legally blind since age 18, the result of a horrible car …

Amazon Echo

They’ll Embrace You Like No Other | by Victor Oladipo

Y<p>ou know something’s up when your mom is calling you by your full name.<p>“Victor. What is going on?”<p>“I don’t know, Ma. I really don’t.”<p>It was last …

Time I

25-Year-Old Textbooks and Holes in the Ceiling: Inside America’s Public Schools

Broken laptops, books held together with duct tape, an art teacher who makes watercolors by soaking old markers.<p>Teacher protests have spread rapidly from West Virginia to Oklahoma, Kentucky and Arizona in recent months. We invited America’s public school educators to show us the conditions that a …

High School

Cynthia Nixon Is Serious About Her Candidacy. You Should Be Too.

<b>They say politics is</b> Hollywood for ugly people, so it’s understandable that the question of why exactly Cynthia Nixon is running for governor of New …

Sex and the City

There Is No One On Earth Like Beyoncé

Beyoncé's historic Coachella set was years in the making, included a Destiny's Child reunion, and proved once again, that she's the greatest of all time.<p>Where were you when Beyoncé played Coachella 2018? Maybe you had been camping out all day against the front rail, beginning to question your …

Middle School

Everything We Know About Birds That Glow

Owls, puffins, and lots of other flying friends exhibit fascinating patterns under blacklights.<p>Tony Diamond can’t remember exactly why he first shone …

Birds

How Far Can Becky Hammon Go in the N.B.A.?

The former women’s-basketball star has broken convention by becoming the league’s first female assistant coach.<p><b>Audio:</b> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>It was August, 2012, and Becky Hammon, the point guard of the Silver Stars, San Antonio’s …

Basketball

The murder that shook Iceland

In a country with one of the lowest murder rates in the world, the killing of a 20-year-old woman upended the nation’s sense of itself. By Xan Rice<p>The main shopping street in Reykjavík is called Laugavegur, “the way of hot pools”, because it was originally used by women hauling laundry from the …

Crime

Study shows Americans are forgetting about the Holocaust

A fifth of millennials aren't sure if they've ever heard of the Holocaust.<p>In 1945, Sonia Klein walked out of Auschwitz. Every day of the 73 years since she has been haunted by the memory of what happened there, and the fate of the millions who never made it out of the Nazi death camps.<p>But Klein …

World History

The Syrian War Is Actually Many Wars

President Donald Trump is ordering U.S. strikes against government targets in Syria after a suspected chemical attack.<p>The Middle East is a “troubled place,” President Donald Trump said Friday night as he described his decision to use America’s “righteous power” in a retaliatory attack against …

Middle East

These online volunteers fight fake reviews, ghost listings and other scams on Google Maps — and say the problem's getting worse

Tom Waddington was hanging out at a friend's house when he got an unexpected notification from Google Maps.<p>Waddington is part of a group of Google …

SEO

‘I felt so alone’: What women at Microsoft face, and why many leave

Court filings, internal documents and interviews with employees illustrate why Microsoft has failed to hire or retain more women: Widespread …

The Workplace

12 Books That Will Make You Laugh Out Loud

T<p><b>he actual sound of an “lol” is dead silence or a small puff of air through the nostrils</b>. In the 12 years I’ve been sending texts I know this to be …

Books