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“Organization Don’t Mean Shit”: Inside the Beginning of the End of the Clinton Campaign

In an excerpt from her new book, Chasing Hillary, the author explains how a group of perspicacious—and pretty miserable—Clinton campaign reporters knew the candidate’s electoral hopes were imperiled all the way back in Iowa, in early 2016.<p>“To our traveling press corps—Happy New Year!” the e-mail …

Government

Transcript: James Comey's interview with ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos

<i>ABC News’ chief anchor George Stephanopoulos’ interviewed former FBI director James Comey for a special edition of “20/20” that aired on Sunday,</i> …

Donald Trump

“The Clock Is Ticking”: Inside the Worst U.S. Maritime Disaster in Decades

A recording salvaged from three miles deep tells the story of the doomed “El Faro,” a cargo ship engulfed by a hurricane.<p>I. “The Clock Is Ticking”<p>In the darkness before dawn on Thursday, October 1, 2015, an American merchant captain named Michael Davidson sailed a 790-foot U.S.-flagged cargo ship,</i> …

Sailing

The Death Row Book Club

<i>Anthony Ray Hinton |</i> The Sun Does Shine<i> | St. Martin’s Press | March 2018 | 14 minutes (3,745 words)</i>The books were a big deal. Nobody had books on …

New York City

100 Notable Books of 2017

<i>The year’s notable fiction, poetry and nonfiction, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review. This list represents books reviewed since Dec.</i> <i>4</i><i>, 201</i><i>6</i><i>, when we published our previous Notables list.</i><p><b>Fiction & Poetry</b><p><b>AMERICAN WAR.</b> <i>By Omar El Akkad. (Knopf, $26.95.)</i> This haunting debut novel …

Books

100 Notable Books of 2016

<i>The year’s notable fiction, poetry and nonfiction, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review. This list represents books reviewed since Dec. 6, 2015, when we published our previous Notables list.</i><p><b>Fiction & Poetry</b><p><b>ALL THAT MAN IS.</b> <i>By David Szalay. (Graywolf, $26.)</i> Szalay writes with …

Books

Inside The New York Times Book Review: 100 Notable Books of 2016

<b>Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play Music</b><p>This week, The New York Times Book Review reveals its 100 Notable Books of 2016 as part of its big annual Holiday Books issue. One of the many reviews inside is Bruce Boucher’s look at Ronald H. Fritze’s “Egyptomania.” Boucher writes:<p>Egypt has exerted a peculiar …

Books

The Passion of Martin Scorsese

A man was on a train in Japan, reading a novel set in Japan. The train slid past the mountains, bound for Kyoto, where the man, bearded, bright-eyed, was headed. The year was 1989. The train was a bullet train.<p>The man on the train was in a quandary, and the man in the novel he was reading was in a …

Universal Pictures

The Falling Man

An unforgettable story.<p><b>Do you remember this photograph? In the United States, people have taken pains to banish it from the record of September 11, 2001. The story behind it, though, and the search for the man pictured in it, are our most intimate connection to the horror of that day.</b><p>In the …

World Trade Center

‘We’re the Only Plane in the Sky’

Where was the president in the eight hours after the Sept. 11 attacks? The strange, harrowing journey of Air Force One, as told by the people who were on board.<p>Nearly every American above a certain age remembers precisely where they were on September 11, 2001. But for a tiny handful of people, …

Donald Trump

Why is NASA chasing this asteroid?

<b>(CNN) —</b> NASA is sending a space probe to chase down a dark, potentially dangerous asteroid. The probe will take a sample of the asteroid and -- in a US space first -- bring the sample back to Earth.<p>"This is a dark asteroid that we have found and we're going to hunt down, we're going to orbit, we're …

Space Exploration

Happy 75th Birthday, Bob Dylan: Pictures

London

'Making a Murderer': Steven Avery's Brother Gives First Interview

Earl Avery says Teresa Halbach's car, discovered on the property by a search party, wasn't there the night of her disappearance<p>Earl Avery, the …

Dead Certainty

How “Making a Murderer” goes wrong.<p><i>Argosy</i> began in 1882 as a magazine for children and ceased publication ninety-six years later as soft-core porn for men, but for ten years in between it was the home of a true-crime column by Erle Stanley Gardner, the man who gave the world Perry Mason. In …

Seven Major Archaeological Discoveries of 2015

From sunken treasure to ceremonial bobcat burials, it's time to look back at the year's biggest finds.<p>2015 was a year when archaeology frequently made headlines around the world, but unfortunately, it was all too often for the same terrible reason. This was the year when ISIS (Islamic State) …

What If the Nazis Won? Inside Amazon’s ‘The Man in the High Castle’

The Man in the High Castle, the new Amazon series that launches Friday, imagines a world in which Hitler beat the U.S. to the atomic bomb. It’s …

TV

The Tangled Cultural Roots of Dungeons & Dragons

In 1984, the comic-strip artist Jack Chick, an evangelical Christian, published a tract called “Dark Dungeons.” In it, a young woman named Debbie is seduced into witchcraft through her participation in a Dungeons & Dragons campaign. The Mephistophelean figure in the strip is the Dungeon Master, a …

David Bowie’s most fearless fashion moments

<i>UPDATE 11th January 2016: Music and style icon David Bowie has died. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.</i><p>With a career spanning six decades (yes, really) David Bowie has long cemented himself as pop culture’s most fashion-forward music icon. From his emergence as a monochrome teen mod in …

David Bowie

Truman Capote’s Brooklyn: Never-Before-Seen Pictures of Truman Capote, Taken by David Attie

The photographer’s son, Eli Attie, introduces his father and the newly uncovered images from the forthcoming book.<p>Truman Capote effectively launched my father’s career. Which is something I learned five months ago, decades after my father’s death.<p>If that seems odd to you, well, it’s odd to me, too. …

Truman Capote

Four future space technologies that will change the world in your lifetime

From ending natural disasters, to flying to Sydney in an hour, scientists are working on future technologies to solve some of humanity's biggest challenges<p>Imagine a world where severe storms, tornadoes, and flash flooding are no longer a threat to human life. Or a time when flying from London to …

Time Travel

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2015: the best entries so far

Wildlife

‘True Detective’ Season 2’s Fatal Finale: Why Nic Pizzolatto’s Show Will Be Hailed as a Cult Classic

Few shows have been ripped apart like the HBO potboiler’s second season. But with its campy characters and outrageous plot(s), it will find an …

TV

Hiroshima: What 70 years of reconstruction looks like

At 8:15 a.m. on Aug. 6, 1945, the first bomb exploded over Hiroshima killing, by some estimates, 140,000 people, and destroying 90 percent of the city. But near its hypocenter only one building was left standing.<p>[<i>69th anniversary: The dome that survived</i>]<p>Seventy years later, the Genbaku Dome — now …

Hiroshima

Paris Review - E. L. Doctorow, The Art of Fiction No. 94

Interviewed by George Plimpton<p>Issue 101, Winter 1986<p>This interview on the craft of writing with E. L. Doctorow is one of the first in this series conducted in public—which it was, under the auspices of The Poetry Center, in the main auditorium of New York City’s famed cultural spa, the 92nd Street …

Literature

See Inside The Human Heart Like Never Before

Most of us envision the human heart as some 2-D illustration from a middle school science textbook, or maybe a crude animation from a Discovery Channel special.<p>This new heart simulation, created by researchers at University of Tokyo, is so accurate that it will at times make you queasy. It takes …

The Battle of Waterloo, as it happened on June 18, 1815

On this 200th anniversary, experience the historic clash of Wellington and Napoleon in real time - just as it unfolded two centuries ago<p><b>• Follow 'live' updates from 200 years ago</b> <b><br>• All times are approximate due to historical uncertainty</b> <b><br>•</b> All pupils should study the Battle of Waterloo<p>END:<p>By the end …

World History

25 Moments That Changed America

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In pictures: The 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest - Telegraph

Costa Rica

The year’s most breathtaking travel destinations, from National Geographic’s 2015 Traveler Photo Contest

With over 23 million Instagram posts already hashtagged #vacation, competition is increasingly fierce for most photogenic holiday background. Those looking for a little inspiration might consider checking out the latest batch of travel photo submissions from National Geographic’s 2015 Traveler …

Travel Photography