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Heat: the next big inequality issue

The deadly global heatwave has made it impossible to ignore: in cities worldwide, we are now divided into the cool haves and the hot have-nots<p>When July’s heatwave swept through the Canadian province of Quebec, killing more than 90 people in little over a week, the unrelenting sunshine threw the …

Heat Waves

The Battle for Paradise: Naomi Klein Reports from Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico

An Instagram Star's Cookbook Has Been Recalled By The Publisher After Critics Said Its Recipes Could Be Dangerous

Rodale Books has recalled a cookbook written by Instagram influencer Johnna Holmgren — also known as Fox Meets Bear on the social media platform — …

Social Media

Welcome to Hotel Millennial

You can check out any time you like, but you may never get clean sheets.<p>The first thing I notice about the lobby of Moxy Times Square is the …

Hospitality

How do I get my book published? You asked Google – here’s the answer | Katy Guest

Before trying to answer this very important question, it is useful to ask yourself another one: <i>“Why</i> <i>should I get my book published?”</i> What do you hope to achieve by releasing your work into the world, and what would success look like to you? Because knowing what you want from being published will …

Writing

Amusing ourselves to Trump

We are buried under ignorance disguised as information.<p>In his classic 1985 book <i>Amusing Ourselves to Death</i>, Neil Postman wrote of the difference between George Orwell’s and Aldous Huxley’s visions of fascism.<p>“Orwell feared those who would deprive us of information,” wrote Postman. “Huxley feared …

Donald Trump

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Annoyed by Restaurant Playlists, a Master Musician Made His Own

Last fall a friend told me a story about Ryuichi Sakamoto, the renowned musician and composer who lives in the West Village. Mr. Sakamoto, it seems, so likes a particular Japanese restaurant in Murray Hill, and visits it so often, that he finally had to be straight with the chef: He could not bear …

Sound Design

Japan's economy needs AI and robots to offset graying population: white paper

Japan’s graying society will require more investment in technologies such as artificial intelligence and robots to make up for a decline in the labor …

Economics

‎A Man for All Screens : App Store Story

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Americans are now spending 11 hours each day consuming media

Americans now spend most of their waking hours watching TV, listening to music, using apps on their smartphones, or otherwise consuming media, a new study finds.<p>US adults are spending more than 11 hours a day on average—or about two-thirds of their waking time—consuming media in some form, Nielsen …

Research

New York City Is Thriving. Why Is Transport Such a Nightmare?

New York is one of the most prosperous cities in the world, yet it has one of the world’s most dysfunctional transportation systems. Delays plague the subway a year after Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority promised to fix that mess. The roads, especially in Manhattan, …

Transportation

7 inventos que han transformado la manera de escuchar música

Aunque no lo reflexiones muy a menudo, tu altavoz inalámbrico, tus cascos de última generación o tu cuenta premium en Spotify están en deuda con …

Newspapers endure more cuts, hope for brighter future online

U.S. newspapers are battered and broken, and this week's layoffs at the New York Daily News serve as the latest blow. But while local newsgathering has taken a hit, some observers think it's poised for a digital comeback.<p>Media company Tronc Inc. cut half of the Daily News' newsroom staff Monday, …

Journalism

El cómic español, al asalto de los Premios Eisner

Cerrar<p>“Sí se puede”, asegura con vehemencia David Rubín. “Sí se puede hacer rentable una obra española en el siglo XXI. Sí se puede hacer …

L'âge d'or par Cyril Pedrosa Roxane Moreil

SUMMARY<p>Legend tells of a Golden Age, <i>“ when the valleys and mountains were not constrained by walls.<br>When men would come and go as they pleased…”</i><p>But …

Judiciary

Why the incoming EU copyright law will undermine the free internet

The European Union’s proposed reform of copyright law has reached a critical stage as the one of its key legislative measures approaches its European …

The epic story of the map that gave America its name

A few hundred years ago, when much of the world was mysterious and unknown, two European humanists came together to produce an extraordinary map of the world.<p>St-Dié-des-Vosges is a small, leafy town in the Meurthe valley in north-east France. It lies 68km south-west of Strasbourg in France, 93km …

History of Science

“I Was Devastated”: Tim Berners-Lee, the Man Who Created the World Wide Web, Has Some Regrets

Berners-Lee has seen his creation debased by everything from fake news to mass surveillance. But he’s got a plan to fix it.<p>“For people who want to make sure the Web serves humanity, we have to concern ourselves with what people are building on <i>top</i> of it,” Tim Berners-Lee told me one morning in …

Privacy

‎Florence’s Lost Scenes : App Store Story

Series versus libros: el streaming cambia hábitos y conspira contra la lectura

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Paisley Park, Prince’s Lonely Palace

Six months after Prince’s death, his estate opened to the public. But without its owner it feels like a husk.<p>In 1984, Prince recorded a song called “Paisley Park,” for his seventh record, “Around the World in a Day.” Its lyrics imagine a kind of utopia:<p>There is a park that is known<br>For the face it …

Ur-Fascism

In 1942, at the age of ten, I received the First Provincial Award of Ludi Juveniles (a voluntary, compulsory competition for young Italian …

Heroism

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Benjamen Walker's Theory of Everything de Radiotopia en Apple Podcasts

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