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What Donald Trump Doesn’t Understand About ‘the Deal’

Donald Trump loves the word ‘‘deal.’’ The book he released with a co-writer in 1987 to summarize his views of the world was called, of course, ‘‘The Art of the Deal.’’ His view of trade with China is summarized in this quotation from his speech announcing his candidacy for president: ‘‘When was the …

The Devil at 37,000 Feet

There were so many opportunities for the accident not to happen—the collision between a Legacy 600 private jet and a Boeing 737 carrying 154 people. But on September 29, 2006, high above the Amazon, a long, thin thread of acts and omissions brought the two airplanes together. From the vantage point …

The Longform Guide to Journalism Hoaxes, Pranks and Lies by George Plimpton, Sir John Herschel, Janet Cooke, Nik Cohn, Buzz Bissinger, Dan Barry, David Barstow, Jonathan D. Glater, Adam Liptak, and Jacques Steinberg, Jay Forman · Longform

A profile of a previously unknown rookie pitcher for the Mets who dropped out of Harvard, made a spiritual quest to Tibet, and somewhere along the …

Journalism

Predictably Unpredictable: Why We Don't Act Like We Should

We don't always act like we're supposed to. We don't save enough for retirement. We order dessert when we're supposed to be dieting. We use the tickets we bought to a concert even though we're sick. In other words: We misbehave.<p>That's the title of Richard Thaler's new book: Misbehaving: The Making …

8 Fantastic Ethiopian Restaurants Around Seattle

Eating with your hands is one of life's little pleasures—especially picking up pieces of injera to enjoy Ethiopian fare at Seattle's best spots. There are several pockets of great Ethiopian eateries around town in the Central District, Rainier Valley, and Pinehurst, and if you haven't been …

Food

Digging Up Ads From WWII—When They Pushed Products No One Could Buy

During World War II, companies stayed in the public eye by advertising products—often with the government's help—that weren't available to civilians.<p>In the May 1944 issue of <i>National Geographic</i>, an advertisement shows a U.S. military officer in a dark war room, using a Bell & Howell Filmo projector, …

Amid Epic Early Snows in Buffalo, Explaining the "Lake Effect"

Some of western New York gets more than eight feet of snow in two days.<p>Spurred by a deep cold that's swept across much of the country and by a localized lake effect, part of Buffalo, New York, is expected to see nearly nine feet (2.7 meters) of snow by the end of the day Thursday.<p>That's up to three …

Putin’s Brittle Iron Curtain

The Russian president is sending tanks and troops into Ukraine, but the fall of the Wall is the more enduring model.<p>This is a week of geopolitical paradox: We are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the peaceful fall of the Berlin Wall even as we watch Vladimir Putin’s violent efforts to erect a …

Defakto Detail Struktur Review: A Watch Designed With Design In Mind

Defakto is a boutique German watchmaker that creates the cases for brands with more recognition and history, but which focuses on classic, modern designs for its own imprint. The case shapes themselves are largely traditional and without flourish, with smaller diameter faces that look good on most …

What We Really Taste When We Drink Wine

Two glasses sit side by side on the table, each filled midway up with red wine. On the bottom of each stem is a white piece of paper. One reads “Wine A”; the other, “Wine B.” I, along with approximately one hundred and thirty others, have a simple assignment: taste both wines and rate their tastes …

Amazon Web Services’ Achilles heel: Complexity

Amazon Web Services(s amzn) leads the league in public cloud services. By a lot. Even after big strides by Microsoft(s msft) and Google(s goog), …

Nature’s Most Perfect Killing Machine | Hazlitt

<i>Editor’s note: This story originally appeared in</i> Hazlitt No. 2<i>, and is reprinted here as it appears in that issue. Certain facts related to the scope</i> …

Disease

Making Your Own Furniture? Yes, You Can Do That

Six years ago Ana White, now 32, was pregnant and living with her electrician husband in a one-room structure on their property in Delta Junction, …

Home Improvement