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Prize-Winning ‘Shoplifters’: Japan’s PM Hates This Movie Because It’s Just Too True

The warm-hearted story of a loose-knit ‘family’ struggling to survive is based on field research into Japanese poverty, and inspired by an abused …

Scott Pruitt Smells Like the Ritz

Finally, Scott Pruitt’s mission on this warming and environmentally degraded planet — his destiny, if you will — has come into focus. It’s not merely to pollute. It’s not simply to grift. It’s not to distill, in one compressed male form, the cupidity and corruption associated with government at its …

Yara Shahidi Films Her Inspiring Message Celebrating Black Girl Magic

"To be a black girl is to be one of the reasons the universe thrives."<p>Activist and actress Yara Shahidi is celebrating Black History Month by paying homage to black girls and their endless magic.<p>In partnership with Google, Shahidi wrote an open letter and filmed a video, both titled “To Be a Black …

Barack Obama Shares His Favorite Books And Songs From 2017

The former president shared the "songs that got me moving" and the "stories that inspired me" in a New Year's Eve Facebook post.<p>Former U.S. President Barack Obama has been closing out 2017 by trying to lift Americans’ spirits.<p>Earlier this week, Obama tweeted a list of uplifting news stories to …

The best alternative board games

Can’t face another four-hour session of that battered 1960s Monopoly board or vowel-less old Scrabble set? Fear not: there’s never been a better time …

Board Games

Increasingly a necessity: A 15-point guide to surviving authoritarianism

Rule #1: Always think critically and fight ignorance with facts<p><i>Nearly a year ago, intuitively recognizing the Trump administration’s authoritarian aspirations, Polish journalist and activist Martin Mycielski wrote "Year 1 Under Authoritarianism." In those early, nerve-racking days following Trump’s</i> …

17 Delightful Children's Books Even Childless People Will Love

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Five Books Guaranteed to Make Kids Love Science

‘Tis the season for making book lists and checking them twice! This week on Science Friday, authors Deborah Blum and Annalee Newitz wrap up the Best …

Fascism Runs in My American Family

The diehard Trump supporters aren't being fooled. The Moore voters aren't pinching their noses. A large portion of Americans actually agree with the …

The Best Science Books Of 2017

IRA FLATOW: This is Science Friday. I’m Ira Flatow. It has been a long and bumpy road for science in 2017. A few examples– President Trump declares …

The best books of 2017, if you combine 21 “best books of 2017” lists

Best-books-of-the-year lists are a way for editors to promote the books they loved the most, but it’s easy to forget such lists are subjective. One way to get a view of what the industry thinks as a whole is to look at the lists in aggregate. That’s why we combined 21 of 2017’s best-books roundups …

Books

My Favorite Books by Women in 2017

I cleared my mind of all the clutter I read, by reading some more.<p>This time last year I was exhausted. Exhausted from reading. Reading every tome, …

Samantha Bee Curiously Defends Hillary Clinton’s Close Friendship with Harvey Weinstein

The blame, the ‘Full Frontal’ host argued, should lie with the ‘shitty media men’ who covered candidate Clinton unfairly.<p>Early Wednesday, <i>The New York</i> …

Demographic shifts has locals rethinking family: As nation grows old, homes become smaller

“Familyhood” (2016), directed by Kim Tae-gon and starring Kim Hye-soo, challenges the Korean norm of a traditional family. [SHOWBOX]<p>A few years ago, …

Man Booker prize 2017: shortlist makes room for debuts alongside big names

George Saunders, Fiona Mozley and Emily Fridlund are nominated for their first novels, alongside new books from Ali Smith and Paul Auster<p>American heavyweights Paul Auster and George Saunders are to go head to head for this year’s Man Booker prize, as major names make way for two new faces on the …

You Are Not a Rebel

The new far right has recognized the enduring appeal of adventurism and appropriated its rhetoric for reactionary ends.

Watch RIKERS Documentary

Rikers Island is New York City’s largest jail. It has also been ranked as one of the 10 worst jails in America.<p>Of the more than 7,500 people detained …

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

How Kirsten Gillibrand Is Outsmarting Donald Trump

Even as Kirsten Gillibrand has charted a meteoric political rise, she has maintained the ability to fly ever so slightly under the radar, exploiting …

Bernie Sanders

Ta-Nehisi Coates destroys the myth of the White Working Class voter as explanation for Trump's win

In “Donald Trump is the First White President,” Ta-Nehisi Coates provides a tour de force take down of the always absurd argument that Trump’s …

Society

'I hope you’re ready to get married': in search of Vietnam's kidnapped brides

Phượng’s daughter was abducted from her village in Vietnam and sold into marriage in China. Could she track her down – starting with Facebook?<p>Early one morning last April, Phu<i>̛</i>o<i>̛</i>̣ng woke to find over 100 missed calls on her mobile phone, all of them from her eldest daughter, Lý. “Mum!” Lý screamed, …

Vietnam

NY-23: An Interview with Eddie Sundquist, Candidate for Congress

We’ve got to get the message out across the district that Tom Reed simply does not represent the people of upstate New York. As far as I can tell, …

Civil Rights

How to Donate Money and Other Aid to Communities of Color in Houston

A list of charities and organizations working to keep immigrant, Black, Latinx and other populations safe after Hurricane Harvey.

As final figures come in, Obamacare is doing fine

Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>It’s official. Every county in America will have at least one insurer participating …

How Portland Is Driving Away New Residents of Color

At a lecture in Portland last October, Isabel Wilkerson—the Pulitzer Prize-winning author who wrote about the great migration of Black Americans from …

Soul Snatchers :: Part Two :: The Bronx Terrorist — Detective David Terrell

Today we begin naming names.<p>Detective David Terrell.<p>Detective Daniel Brady.<p>Assistant District Attorney David Slott.<p>This is Part Two in a five part …

Crime

Soul Snatchers: How the NYPD’s 42nd Precinct, the Bronx DA’s Office, and the City of New York Conspired to Destroy Black and Brown Lives (Part 1)

What I’m about to tell you is the most painful, traumatic, outrageous, outlandish, over-the-top story of government sanctioned police brutality, …

‘Hymn’

Why do we measure people’s capacityTo love by how well they love their progeny?That kind of love is easy. Encoded.<br>Any lion can be devotedTo its cubs. …

White Supremacists Still Exist. Here's What White Parents Can Do About It.

How to raise kids who stand up for what is right.<p>Following the deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend, many Americans are wondering what they can do to push back against hatred and bigotry in 2017.<p>On Saturday, violence erupted at the “Unite the Right” rally, as …

Wave hello to Kano’s latest learn-to-code tool, a gesture controller

<i>Author note: Abel Owen is Ingrid’s nine-year-old son. These are mostly his words; Ingrid just helped type them a little faster.</i><p>I use computers and the Internet all the time and really like them. They are an important part of modern life. And it’s pretty cool to know how they work. So when my mom …

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