Nate Newcomb

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False memories and false confessions: the psychology of imagined crimes

In February 2016, Julia Shaw received a call from a lawyer regarding a criminal case. It involved two sisters who, in 2015, had given the police …

Psychology

The First White President

The foundation of Donald Trump’s presidency is the negation of Barack Obama’s legacy.<p><b>It is insufficient</b> <b>to state</b> the obvious of Donald Trump: that he is a white man who would not be president were it not for this fact. With one immediate exception, Trump’s predecessors made their way to high office …

Donald Trump

The Ruthless Lives of ‘Social Influencers’

Influencers’ social media feeds may look cool and sexy, but behind the pretty pictures lies a ruthlessly efficient combining of advertising, product …

Public Relations

Angry White Boys

What do the white nationalists actually want?<p>What is it these white boys are so angry about?<p>You don’t go to a protest because you’re happy. You go to …

Rights & Freedoms

Inside Patreon, the economic engine of internet culture

In 2013, Peter Hollens was an aspiring a cappella singer surviving, in his words, by living on ramen in someone else’s house. Hollens was hardly new to the music business; he’d been a record producer and cruise singer before striking out on his own, and his wife Evynne co-founded the college a …

Anthony Scaramucci Called Me to Unload About White House Leakers, Reince Priebus, and Steve Bannon

He started by threatening to fire the entire White House communications staff. It escalated from there.<p>On Wednesday night, I received a phone call from Anthony Scaramucci, the new White House communications director. He wasn’t happy. Earlier in the night, I’d tweeted, citing a “senior White House …

Donald Trump

Do Doctors Get Worse as They Get Older?

A debate has erupted within medicine over how to ensure that physicians maintain their clinical skills throughout their careers. The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) has long required internists to pass Maintenance of Certification exams every 10 years to keep their board-certified …

When Your Child Is a Psychopath

The condition has long been considered untreatable. Experts can spot it in a child as young as 3 or 4. But a new clinical approach offers hope.<p><i>Listen to the audio version of this article:</i><p><i>Feature stories, read aloud: download the Audm app for your iPhone.</i><p>This is a good day, Samantha tells me: 10 on …

The Despair of Learning That Experience No Longer Matters

Of all the accounts of the plight of the white working class that appeared during the 2016 election, the work of the married Princeton economists Anne Case and Angus Deaton seemed to cut most deeply. In 2015, Case and Deaton published research finding that although mortality is declining for …

Income Inequality

Game Over, Uwe Boll

The man known as the world’s worst director is now retired and running a Vancouver restaurant. But he’s still not done waiting for the world to give him his due.<p>In a small, cold film studio in early 2016, the man known by the Internet as the “worst director in the world” was doing what he does, …

‘He’s a Performance Artist Pretending to be a Great Manager’

Donald Trump sits at the top of the biggest org chart in the world. Why does he look so uncomfortable in the job?<p>More than 27 years before Donald Trump was elected president of the United States, Bruce Nobles, then the president of the Trump Shuttle airline, assessed with some befuddlement the …

Donald Trump

The Obamacare provision that saved thousands from bankruptcy

How Obamacare made health insurance work for this sick boy — and thousands like him.<p>Timmy Morrison was delivered by emergency C-section, weighing in at 3 pounds, 9 ounces. Doctors put him under anesthesia within a week and into surgery within a month. Some of the contents of his stomach sometimes …

The Hollywood List Everyone Wants to Be On

Franklin Leonard’s anonymous survey has launched careers, recognized four of the past eight Best Picture winners, and pushed movie studios to think beyond sequels and action flicks.<p>In the age of the gargantuan blockbuster, it wasn’t immediately clear that the story of a suicidal mathematician in …

Tom Price’s plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, explained

The Senate is on track to confirm Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) as Health and Human Services secretary early Friday morning, and he is poised to hit the ground running.<p>The Georgia legislator and former doctor already has a plan for how to abolish Obamacare — at a moment when congressional Republicans are …

Holy Shit, 'South Park' Is 20! Trey Parker, Matt Stone on Censors, Tom Cruise and Scientology's Role in Isaac Hayes Quitting

Insiders from Natasha Henstridge to Norman Lear dish on the controversial Comedy Central show, including the heavily censored Muhammad episodes, …

Ghost in the system: has technology ruined horror films?

Well-dwelling Samara gets streamed in Rings, an HD reboot of The Ring, yet the genre has shown that a tech update doesn’t always lead to more scares<p>Nearly 12 years after The Ring Two – and 15 years after The Ring and 19 years after Ringu, the original Japanese horror movie that inspired it – Rings …

Steve Bannon’s Shout-Out to a Left-Wing Terror Group

In a rip-roaring speech at a rally in New York, Trump’s top adviser channeled one of the 20th century’s most controversial leftist groups.<p>Last August …

Bill Simmons on The Ringer’s first year, his canceled HBO show and what ESPN got right

“The one thing that’s not a problem for us is money.”<p>Last year Bill Simmons launched a media company and a TV show.<p>Now the TV show is gone, cancelled by HBO while its first season was still playing out.<p>So how’s the media company going? Just fine, Simmons says.<p>The Ringer, his sports+pop culture …

Media Industry

Can We "Cure" the Men Who Pay for Sex?

Inside a two-month program that aims to end prostitution—and help dismantle the patriarchy—by rehabilitating the men who perpetuate it.<p>The men cross their arms, slouch, and spread their feet wide—and you've never felt anything quite like the overwhelming awkwardness, the tangible defensiveness, …

The Worst Art Thefts of the Past Century

Dozens of people were arrested across Europe as part of an art and antiquities trafficking sting, but there are still some headline-grabbing pieces …

Architecture’s Identity Crisis

A lecture on urban policy by Zaha Hadid principal Patrik Schumacher has become an international flashpoint. Here’s why it matters.<p>The London office of architect Zaha Hadid seems like an unlikely place for a protest. But yesterday, protestors gathered to condemn the statements of the firm’s …

The Shoes of the Famous

"The Nike," the first Nike shoes to bear the now famous Swoosh logo, 1971.<br>Henry Leutwyler<p>1 of 10<p>They say you don’t really know a person until you’ve …

High Hitler: how Nazi drug abuse steered the course of history

German writer Norman Ohler’s astonishing account of methamphetamine addiction in the Third Reich changes what we know about the second world war<p>The German writer Norman Ohler lives on the top floor of a 19th-century apartment building on the south bank of the river Spree in Kreuzberg, Berlin. …

South Bank

Rejecting the Deadbeat Dad Stereotype

Photographer Phyllis B. Dooney was introduced to East New York, a low-income Brooklyn neighborhood, by way of a marching band. Rather than running home to a traditional nuclear family, the students she photographed would spend evenings with their aunts, with their grandmothers, or shuttling between …

Inside the Final Days of Roger Ailes’s Reign at Fox News

For 20 years, Roger Ailes did as he pleased at Fox News. Then former anchor Gretchen Carlson sued him for sexual harassment—and suddenly Rupert Murdoch, who’d long had his back, wasn’t there. How the most powerful man in cable news was toppled in 16 whirlwind days.<p>I. “Leave Him Alone”<p>In the morning …

The Life of (Virgil) Abloh

Kanye West’s longtime creative director is a walking, talking (and talking, and talking) embodiment of professional cool. And now that streetwear is making the leap from hipster kids to fashion kings, Virgil is trying to make the leap, too—without losing his balance<p>Virgil Abloh is radically closed …

Los Angeles

How to Fix the UFC

The UFC is in new hands. In early July, the WME-IMG talent agency (along with some other rich pals) purchased the promotion from the Fertitta …

How Donald Trump Picked His Running Mate

One day this past May, Donald Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., reached out to a senior adviser to Gov. John Kasich of Ohio, who left the presidential race just a few weeks before. As a candidate, Kasich declared in March that Trump was “really not prepared to be president of the United …