Kirk Schneider

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Stephen Colbert Escalates Feud With Devin Nunes, Barges Into His D.C. Office

“Say what you want about that guy, he’s not that dumb…is what I thought,” Colbert said of Nunes Monday night.<p>On Friday’s <i>Late Show</i>, Stephen Colbert …

The Wallace Effect

<b>David Foster Wallace was born on February 21, 1962. To honor the 56th anniversary of Wallace’s birth and to celebrate the incredible contributions he</b> …

Why is Relativity Hard? | Special Relativity Chapter 1

Ruler, Rival, Exile (Of Crowns and Glory—Book 7)

• <b>Author:</b> Morgan Rice<p>“Morgan Rice has come up with what promises to be another brilliant series, immersing us in a fantasy of valor, honor, courage, magic and faith in your destiny. Morgan has managed again to produce a strong set of characters that make us cheer for them on every page.…Recommended …

BoJack Horseman and Infinite Jest Are Basically The Same Story

What I learned from watching a tennis player and a washed-up horse actor try to struggle through family traumaI f you talked to me in 2015 in any …

Box Office

Reading Wallace Reading

I have David Foster Wallace’s personal copy of Don DeLillo’s novel <i>End Zone</i>. It is in my hands. It used to be his, and now it’s mine, albeit …

Denis Villeneuve Is the Sci-Fi Remake Master with Blade Runner 2049 and the Upcoming Dune

The French-Canadian director discusses his process behind expanding on Ridley Scott’s noir masterpiece, the “Deakins difference,” and his plans for Dune.<p>When <i>Arrival</i> made the awards-season rounds last year, director <b>Denis Villeneuve</b> was already eyebrows-deep into making <i>Blade Runner 2049,</i> the <b>Ryan</b> …

Science Fiction

An “Idiot” and a “Dope”: McMaster Reportedly Unloads on Trump During a Private Dinner

That would make the National Security Adviser the second member of Trump’s Cabinet to covertly question his intelligence.<p>Given <b>Donald Trump’s</b> penchant for, say, threatening a combative North Korea with “fire and fury,” or reportedly demanding a tenfold increase in the U.S. nuclear stockpile based on …

Donald Trump

Can Carbon-Dioxide Removal Save the World?

CO2 could soon reach levels that, it’s widely agreed, will lead to catastrophe.<p><i>Audio:</i> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>Carbon Engineering, a company owned in part by Bill Gates, has its headquarters on a spit of land that juts into Howe …

Is it too late to save the world? Jonathan Franzen on one year of Trump's America

‘As the ice shelves crumble and the Twitter president threatens to pull out of the Paris accord’, Franzen reflects on the role of the writer in times of crisis<p>If an essay is something <i>essayed</i> – something hazarded, not definitive, not authoritative; something ventured on the basis of the author’s …

Costa Rica

These 16 Psychological Tricks Immediately Make You More Likeable

How to use science to get more friends.<p>It's hard to say exactly why you like someone.<p>Maybe it's their goofy smile; maybe it's their razor-sharp wit; …

My Drowning (And Other Inconveniences)

Now, on the matter of my death in the Grand Canyon on the Colorado River, specifically after an alarming swim in Lava Falls—universally considered the canyon’s nastiest and most difficult rapid—I confess that I miscalculated badly. I miscalculated previous to the run and then again in the aftermath …

Mark Twain

Ridley Scott, Harrison Ford, and the Battle for *Blade Runner* | Vanity Fair

Untold Story<p>The Battle for <i>Blade Runner</i><p>Untold StoryThe Battle for <i>Blade Runner</i>Released to mixed reviews in 1982, director Ridley Scott’s neo-noir vision of a not-so-distant future where the line between man and machine has all but disappeared went on to cult status and influenced a generation of …

Science Fiction

How President Trump's Pardon of Joe Arpaio Breaks With White House History

When President Donald Trump announced on Friday that he is pardoning former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was convicted on July 31 of …

Donald Trump

In Weary Wisconsin Town, a Billionaire-Fueled Revival

BELOIT, Wis. — When Diane Hendricks sees something she doesn’t like here, she buys it.<p>A bankrupt country club. A half-empty mall. Abandoned buildings. The rusting foundry down by the river.<p>Beloit used to be a town that made papermaking machines and diesel engines. Ms. Hendricks thinks it can be a …

Real Estate

This Course Teaches You Backcountry Navigation Basics From Home

I was taught basic orienteering and map reading by a grizzled Eagle Scout. He was the head of a little archaeology crew I was in, performing a …

Al Gore: 'The rich have subverted all reason'

With the sequel to his blockbuster documentary An Inconvenient Truth about to be released, Al Gore tells Carole Cadwalladr how his role at the forefront of the fight against climate change consumes his life<p>In the ballroom of a conference centre in Denver, Colorado, 972 people from 42 countries have …

Climate

Ben Affleck being 'ushered out' as Batman?

Ben Affleck's future as the Dark Knight might be coming to an end.

Legendary King Crimson still making shape-shifting music

From David Bowie and Peter Gabriel to the members of such bands as Tool, Nirvana, Rush and Mars Volta, the range of artists who have been profoundly …

How Uber lost its way in the Steel City

The relationship between Uber and city mayor sours.<p>PITTSBURGH — This city was supposed to be a bright spot for Uber — a tech-friendly oasis from its snowballing worldwide travails over taxi rules, labor relations, sexual harassment and an exodus of executives.<p>Instead, the ride-hailing company’s …

Sexual Harassment

10 incredibly awkward exercises that build tons of muscle

You should never feel humiliated in the gym. You should work out in an environment that makes you feel comfortable and motivated. That being said, …

Exercise

Tip: Prepare Your Hamstrings for Sprinting

Think you're ready to sprint? Don't be so sure. Toughen up your hamstrings first. Here's how.<p>The Case For Sprinting<p>Sprinting can be a powerful body …

David Foster Wallace on Why You Should Use a Dictionary, How to Write a Great Opener, and the Measure of Good Writing

“Really good writing [is] able to get across massive amounts of information and various favorable impressions of the communicator with minimal effort on the part of the reader.”<p><i>“Readers who want to become writers should read with a dictionary at hand,”</i> Harvard psycholinguist Steven Pinker asserted …

Buying a $500 House in Detroit: bidding on the soul of my city

At 23, Drew Philp bought a crumbling Detroit house at an auction and spent years making it livable again. In the process, he also learned to look out for his neighbors<p>I was just finishing what was likely the final mowing of my lawn, just before the winter came. As I looked up, I noticed my neighbor …

Real Estate

How Ex-Spy Christopher Steele Compiled His Explosive Trump-Russia Dossier

The man behind the infamous dossier that raises the possibility that Donald Trump may be vulnerable to Kremlin blackmail is Russia expert Christopher Steele, formerly of M.I.6. Here’s the story of his investigation.<p>There’s a row of Victorian terraced houses on a side street in London’s Belgravia …

Donald Trump

The Only Core Workout You’ll Ever Need

Single-Arm Strict Press<p>Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, a kettlebell racked at right shoulder, left arm extended at side; shoulders should be …

Guys Like Me: 4 Keys to Fitness for Mature Athletes

<b>An old bull and a young bull are standing on top of a hill overlooking a herd of cows.</b> The young bull turns to the old bull and says, “Let’s run down …

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

What truth? George Orwell, Aldous Huxley and the Trumpified political reality of 2016

Taken together, the two great dystopian novelists of the mid-20th century might have dreamed up Donald Trump<p>In a diary he kept in 1942, the novelist and essayist George Orwell recorded the disgust he felt for his contemporaries and the political discourse of his day, which was pervaded by …

Literature