Covid-19 live updates: Developing countries get a $2.4 billion Covax boost for vaccine distribution

The pledges will allow Covax to deliver 1.8 billion fully subsidized doses to developing economies by early 2022.

Xi’s call for a ‘lovable’ China may not tame the wolf warriors

China may want to improve its image. But that doesn’t mean it’s retreating.

The DOJ is investigating a lobbying firm that worked with Burisma when Hunter Biden was there,...

Summary List PlacementThe Department of Justice is investigating a consulting firm that worked with the Ukrainian energy company Burisma when President Joe Biden's son Hunter served on its board,...

Here's Why I'm So Excited About SoFi Going Public

The fintech disruptor is officially a public company. Here's why I'm not selling.

Outside the Box: Is bitcoin the best place for your money?

Does it have to be cryptocurrency or a Roth IRA?

Rethinking the Land of Plenty

We who got comfortable in the Land of Plenty may have to change our assumptions.

Why The U.S. Is Losing Immigrant Entrepreneurs To Other Nations

America’s convoluted and highly politicized immigration system puts roadblocks in the way of foreign-born founders. As two dozen other countries woo them with startup visas and other perks, the...

If The U.S. Won’t Welcome Immigrant Entrepreneurs, Canada Stands Ready To Do So

While America makes foreign-born founders jump through hoops to start their companies, Canada has taken an alternate approach, as one of two dozen countries that are wooing entrepreneurs with...

Two busted for stealing from school: Pop Tarts, cartons of milk, strawberry apple sauce,...

Notably Quiet Lately, Is This Leading Pot Company Due for a Big Move?

Curaleaf is the top cannabis company in terms of revenue -- but that may not be the case for much longer.

WarnerMedia Veteran Iris Knobloch to Exit After 25 Years

WarnerMedia veteran Iris Knobloch is stepping down after 25 years in various senior leadership roles. Knobloch, who is based in France, most recently served as president of WarnerMedia France,...

Valedictorian scraps speech, makes powerful plea for abortion rights

High school senior Paxton Smith said she couldn't stop thinking about a strict abortion bill signed into law days before by Governor Greg Abbott.

10 things you need to know before the opening bell

Summary List PlacementWelcome to 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Sign up here to get the day's top stock and crypto news in your inbox every morning. Sign up for Insider Investing for your...

'Lucifer': What the Cast Has Said About Season 6

"Lucifer" has been confirmed for Season 6, which will also be the final season of the Netflix show. Here's what the cast members have said about the upcoming episodes in interviews.

Tesla stock falls 1.7% premarket, after shedding 4.1% amid 3-day losing streak through Wed

This is a Real-time headline. These are breaking news, delivered the minute it happens, delivered ticker-tape style. Visit or the quote page for more information about this...

European stocks waver in thin trading ahead of US payroll data

Volumes subdued on regional bourses with key report on American jobs market due on Friday

Copper Boom Has Big Miners Picking Through Waste

Jetti Resources, an obscure mining business part-owned by members of the Pritzker and Walton families, is getting some new heavyweight investors: BHP and Freeport-McMoRan, two of the world’s...

EU, Mideast nations look to train at Cyprus security center

Three European Union member nations and three Middle Eastern countries are looking to train personnel in border, customs, maritime and cybersecurity techniques at a cutting-edge U.S.-funded...

As Pride Month kicks off, New York lesbian bars emerge from pandemic woes

At Henrietta Hudson, one of New York City's most iconic LGBTQ hangouts, co-owner Lisa Cannistraci had long mulled a makeover but put off tackling the changes while business was good. In March...

How a Capitol rioter cut his plea deal and what it means for others

When the Justice Department was ready to set the tone for hundreds of its US Capitol riot cases, it looked to a working-class Floridian who had gone into the Senate chamber with the crowd for 15...

Hear Previously Unreleased Prince Song ‘Born 2 Die’

The song will appear on his posthumous album Welcome 2 America

Only A Geography Whizz Can Tell Which Of These UK Cities Is Further North

Don't you dare look at a map!

Time Off Calendar: Accurate and simple PTO calendar

“ Hi, Kate is here :) I'm happy to present a time off calendar to you that enables a simple and easy way of viewing and managing time off of your team. Time off calendar displays...

Fragile Coalition to Oust Netanyahu Faces Growing Pressure

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signaled early Thursday that he would not go down without a struggle. Here’s the latest on Israel.

Napier Barracks: Housing migrants at barracks unlawful, court rules

Six men said housing at Napier Barracks was "unsafe" and dormitory use caused a Covid-19 outbreak.

WhatsApp says accounts will soon be usable across up to four devices

WhatsApp has confirmed that its long-rumored multi-device support will be entering public beta in the coming months, allowing users to access their accounts from up to four linked devices. New...

Ask HN: Has Google search got noticably worse recently?

AMC jumps another 20% in premarket trading as short-seller losses mount

The AMC Entertainment buying frenzy continued as shares of the movie theater chain jumped in premarket trading on Thursday.

New Front in Ride-Hailing Wars: Stopping Blue States From Treating Drivers as Workers

Two days after ride-hailing and delivery companies succeeded in their $200 million campaign to get California voters to approve a ballot measure that kept their workers classified as independent...

George P. Bush: Biden's border crisis has led to an America in chaos

It seems that President Biden has forgotten that a secure border is essential to maintaining a sovereign nation.

Tech and entertainment titans like Amazon and Google team up to scale climate solutions

A group of eight large companies, including tech and entertainment heavy hitters such as Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Disney and Netflix, are joining environmental groups and the U.N. to devise ways...

Now Ring requires public requests from police seeking surveillance videos

Ring is making a significant change to how it plans to handle video requests from law enforcement agencies in the US.

The Baby Brokers: Inside America’s Murky Private-Adoption Industry

This story was reported and published in partnership with Newsy. Shyanne Klupp was 20 years old and homeless when she met her boyfriend in 2009. Within weeks, the two had married, and within...

Spending by G7 Nations Favors Fossil Fuel Interests Over Green Energy

This story was originally published by the Guardian and reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  The nations that make up the G7 have pumped billions of dollars more into fossil...

Inside the Texas Legislature

Why did lawmakers in a state growing less Republican embark on the most ultraconservative legislative session in modern memory?

A Black Nonprofit In Kentucky Got A 6-Figure Reparations Payment From A White Heir

The anonymous donor said that while investigating the origins of their family's wealth, they discovered their great-grandfather had owned six enslaved people in Bourbon County, Ky.

Expanding Health Coverage Is Top Priority For New Head of Medicare/Medicaid

Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, the new head of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, says she'll focus her time in charge on getting more Americans insured.

How to Escape the Happiness Guilt Trap

“How to Build a Life” is a weekly column by Arthur Brooks, tackling questions of meaning and happiness.Browse your social media, scroll through your Netflix documentary queue, or turn on cable...

The Capitol Rioters Won

Republicans say they would like to move on from the 2020 election.“A lot of our members, and I think this is true of a lot of House Republicans, want to be moving forward and not looking...

The Bucks Remade Themselves For The Playoffs. Are They Ready For The Nets?

On first glance, the Milwaukee Bucks might have looked like a lesser version of themselves coming into the 2020-21 playoffs. They still sport two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, of course, whom...

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Welcome to FiveThirtyEight’s politics chat. The transcript below has been lightly edited. sarah (Sarah Frostenson, politics editor): We’re still more than a year away from the 2022 midterms, but...

Ring adds new public way for agencies to request video clips in Neighbors app

Ring is adjusting how public agencies such as police and fire departments are able to request video clips from Ring camera owners in its Neighbors app. Starting next week, agencies will only be...

Instagram Opens Up to Help Businesses Handle Customer Service

Instagram is now allowing developers and businesses to begin integrating messages they get from consumers on its platform into the outside tools many companies use to manage customer...

Jenée Desmond-Harris Takes Over As Slate’s Dear Prudence Columnist

She joins Slate from the New York Times.

Help! My Ailing Mother Keeps Accusing Her Black Caregiver of Theft

I’m torn between taking their job away or subjecting them to racist abuse.

Tesco staff win legal argument in equal pay fight

The European Court of Justice rules that an EU law can be relied on in making equal pay claims.

Ship hits crane in Taiwanese port, sending it crashing down

A large cargo ship has hit a tall overhead crane in a Taiwanese port, sending it smashing into another crane and then into a pile of shipping containers

Qantas staff use 'wheel whackers' to scare off rattlesnakes drawn to A380s parked in California desert

Since the start of the pandemic, thousands of planes from airlines around the world have been grounded, with many temporarily moved to hot, arid deserts -- ideal conditions for aircraft storage.

Why experts say COVID-19 contact tracing may be more valuable than ever

As many states are rolling back COVID-19 restrictions, experts say this summer could be a crucial moment for contact tracing,

Tucker Carlson Ridiculed With A ‘Bare Asses’ Analogy From Joy Reid

"I can’t believe I have to explain this to adults," the MSNBC anchor said of the Fox News personality's "victim status envy."

Meet the unlikely alliance that’s set to oust Netanyahu and lead Israel

The newly-formed alliance between his opponents only came together after four inconclusive elections in less than two years.

Belarus: Arrested journalist appears in prison video aired on state TV

Belarus diverted a Ryanair passenger plane in order to arrest journalist Roman Protasevich, in a move which caused widespread international outrage.

Design special

From furniture designer Ini Archibong to future fabrics, via department stores and Covid-era design

Chuck Schumer wants to pump up Cold War with China

Senate's top Democrat unveils a $250B "innovation" bill that feels more like a dying empire's next-to-last gasp

She Ordered Fried Chicken but Claims She Got a ‘Fried Towel’ Instead

The massive Philippine chain Jollibee investigated the complaint.

Unlike Alibaba, Tencent has so far avoided an antitrust crackdown in China, likely due to it...

Tencent’s popularity may help it avoid trouble with Beijing. But its vast power could still squelch innovation in the world’s largest online market.

39 Things You Can Use Every Day That'll Make A Big Difference In Your Life

Maybe I'll slay my edges today.

The Sackler family are a step closer to immunity from future opioid lawsuits [Asinine]

Fauci: Aiming for a "home run" with AIDS research

NIAID director Anthony Fauci is aiming to curb another epidemic: 40 years of HIV, a virus that has remained elusive to a vaccine.Why it matters: About 1.2 million people in America are living with...

North Macedonian police arrest six people over migrant smuggling ring

Police in North Macedonia say they have "suppressed" a criminal ring that was smuggling Middle Eastern migrants into the country from Greece.

14 Coincidences That Made Us Believe in Destiny

Imagine walking into a museum and finding an exact clone of yourself or seeing a storm clear just a few minutes before your wedding ceremony. The chances of things like these happening are...

Ominous Sign For Rep. Matt Gaetz As Investigation Reportedly Takes New Turn

The probe into the Florida congressman is reportedly expanding.

ITV Studios, BBC Studios Pact to Adapt Scripted Dramas for India

ITV Studios and BBC Studios India have struck a deal to adapt several ITV Studios scripted dramas for the Indian market. The first ITV Studios titles to be adapted include “Gold Digger,” “Sticks...

COVID surge prompts alert from U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan

It's urging Americans to get set to leave the country ASAP, saying that, among other factors, filled hospitals aren't admitting U.S. citizens.

Janice Dean: Gov. Cuomo's latest move begs the question, what will it take for him to leave the stage?

Every week it seems like New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo does something to keep himself and his misdeeds in the news...

How Arizona's Ballot Audit Is A Disinformation Exercise

How Arizona's Ballot Audit Is A Disinformation Exercise  NPRControversial audit of Arizona ballots continues amid new allegations of incompetence  Yahoo NewsArizona GOP election audit draws more...

Wage Growth Is Holding Up in Aftermath of the Economic Crash

The pay increases are giving Democrats a bragging point. But it comes with risks: Gains could fade, or spark quicker price inflation.

How to Track the United States’ Economic Recovery

The ebbing of the pandemic has brought price increases, supply bottlenecks and labor shortages. Key indicators will show whether it’s just a stage.

Pelosi faces pressure to seize reins in investigating US Capitol attack

A select committee could break logjam as Democrats try to press ahead with an investigation in what could be the last opportunity to hold Trump accountableTop Democrats are making a renewed effort...

AMC, GameStop Bets Put Short Sellers Down More Than $3 Billion on Wednesday

AMC, GameStop Bets Put Short Sellers Down More Than $3 Billion on Wednesday  Barron'sAMC shares jump more than 120% to an all-time high  CNN Jim Cramer comments on the AMC meme trade  CNBC...

This Little Press Made My Hamburgers So Much Better

Scouting Report: Consistency is the name of the game and this press helps me achieve a perfectly round, perfectly cooked burger everytime I make one.This summer, I’m planning on grilling a ton. I...

AMC, GameStop Bets Put Short Sellers Down More Than $3 Billion on Wednesday

AMC, GameStop Bets Put Short Sellers Down More Than $3 Billion on Wednesday  Barron'sAMC shares jump more than 120% to an all-time high  CNN Jim Cramer comments on the AMC meme trade  CNBC...

Forget Stains. White Remains Fashion’s Ultimate Summer Color

Until her son was born two years ago, Kym Chambers never thought she could wear all-white outfits. “I’m clumsy and make a mess of things,” she said. But during a postpartum shopping spree,...

Watch Willie Jones Perform ‘Down by the Riverside’ on ‘Kimmel’

The single follows his recent album Right Now

Sri Lanka Braces for Environmental Disaster as a Fire-Damaged Container Ship Sinks

Chemicals on board, as well as hundreds of tons of oil from the vessel’s fuel tanks, could leak into the sea

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Coronavirus live news: Hong Kong to vaccinate over 12-year-olds; Bulgaria to share doses with...

Hong Kong opens up vaccines to over 12-year-olds; Bulgaria says has secured enough doses to share; Brazilian street protests erupt as Bolsonaro addresses nation;‘So many revolutions to lead’:...

Discover a Bug: Strange bugs are showing up, let's save the interesting ones

“ Instant inspiration, great characters and even better stories! People have gathered over 10.000 bugs the past 13 years. 🥳. This crazy fun experiment mixes pattern recognition with...

You will not save your media business

Your media business won’t save the video. Neither will bots, newsletters, a “morning briefing,” a “lean-back” iPad, Slack integration…Continue reading on Medium »

QAnon grifter tells followers she can time travel

A QAnon adherent claims retribution is coming for what she says was the stolen 2020 election: report

Netanyahu foes push for quick vote to end his 12 year rule

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s opponents on Thursday pushed for a quick vote to end his record-setting rule, racing to head off what’s expected to be a frantic push by...

Belarusian journalist in prison video after flight diversion

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A dissident journalist arrested when Belarus diverted his flight said in a video from prison that he has been set up by an unidentified associate.The footage of Raman...

Lil Loaded Possibly Upset Over a Breakup, Cops Responded to Suicide Call

Lil Loaded's mother is the person who called police after finding him dead from a gunshot to the head, and we've learned she instantly knew what had upset her son. According to the police report,...

New Philips Hue app makes it easier to automate your lights

Signify has released a brand new version of the Philips Hue application that gives you a quick way to control your smart lights.

Nasa announces two new missions to Venus

The two missions will examine the planet's atmosphere and geological features.

Ethiopia: ‘Genocide is happening in Tigray’

A source told the Catholic charity, Aid to the Church in Need, that soldiers from neighboring Eritrea are continuing to slaughter and rape civilians.

Zenon Kar In 'Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century' 'Memba Her?!

Orlando-born actor Kirsten Storms was only a teenager when she was cast as the out-of-this-world Zenon Kar -- who is forced to acclimate to the ways of a teen on Earth while also devising a plan...

Dad's AMC stock gift to sons balloons in value

Dad's AMC stock gift to sons balloons in value  Fox BusinessJim Cramer comments on the AMC meme trade  CNBC TelevisionAMC shares jump more than 120% to an all-time high  CNN What’s the smart way...

"The city is not a problem, it is a solution."

Urbanist, architect and politician, Jaime Lerner, the former mayor of Curitiba, Brazil, passed away on May 27, 2021 at the age of 83. Lerner is perhaps best known as the creator of Curitiba's...

I helped pioneer UX design. What I see today horrifies me

Where did we go wrong? When user experience design broke out of the research labs and into a full-blown industry 20 years ago, the future looked so bright. UX went from the obscure interest of a...

This carbon-capture tech removes CO2 from the ocean by making seashells

Seashells form naturally from carbon dioxide in the water. Now scientists are trying to mimic the process. Even as renewable energy and zero-emissions transportation scale up and the rest of the...


Six months after Timnit Gebru left, Google’s ethical artificial intelligence team is still in a state of upheaval.

A Dad Tried the French Parenting Method and His Kids Have Never Behaved Better

Parenting is one of the hardest jobs anyone will ever do. Thankfully, there is an abundance of help for people who need it, and let’s be honest, everyone needs it. Bringing Up Bébé is a book...

A new Huntington Beach mayor pro tem is named to replace Tito Ortiz

The Huntington Beach City Council has chosen Councilwoman Barbara Delgleize as its new mayor pro tem, replacing Tito Ortiz after he resigned Tuesday night.

NBA Insiders Predict Huge Paydays for Phoenix Suns' Young Stars, CP3

Bigs take longer to develop. That's an oft-repeated notion in the NBA , and perhaps why 2018 No. 1 pick center Deandre Ayton was quickly overshadowed by his ball-handling classmates Luka...

The All-Seeing Eyes of New York’s 15,000 Surveillance Cameras

Video from the cameras is often used in facial-recognition searches. A report finds they are most common in neighborhoods with large nonwhite populations.

COVID Dorm Outbreak: Has Singapore Learned To Treat Its Migrant Workers Better?

“The government thought last year’s dormitory outbreak was only a public health emergency. But the reality is far from that.”

90-Year-Old Gay Man Recalls Long Struggle With His Sexuality

90-Year-Old Gay Man Recalls Long Struggle With His Sexuality Ari Shapiro reporting for All Things Considered in 2015. 8m listen, full transcript on page.

Internet ‘black holes’ spur a new fight over broadband

Inadequate service in not-so-rural areas fuels a push for nonprofit solutions.

Unhappy Congress, uncertain cash

The House-passed emergency funding package included money for a "retractable" fence, but it's unlikely to advance in the Senate.

Luka Doncic Drops 42 as Mavericks Beat Kawhi Leonard, Clippers in Game 5

IF MAVS: The Dallas Mavericks are one win away from their first postseason series victory since 2011.  Led by STATS from PLAYER, the Mavericks...

Conservative venture capitalists are investing in Rumble, a video platform alternative to YouTube

Conservative venture capitalists are investing in Rumble, a new video platform designed to be an alternative to YouTube. The website has recently reached an agreement with venture capitalists...

At Disney's Avengers Campus, a moving Black Panther moment of silence and Spider-Man webs

Disney's Spider-Man ride continues the park's shift toward interactive, game-like experiences. Black Panther warriors inspire.

This $30 training has step-by-step guides for launching your own cryptocurrency

After almost 8 years, Dogecoin is a thing? Yes, it really is. Once inspired by the Doge meme as a joke, it now has backers like Elon Musk singing its praises. Sure, it all sounds ridiculous, but...

Democrat Katie Hill ordered to pay $200,000 in legal fees over her failed revenge porn case

Katie Hill, the California Democrat who resigned from Congress over leaked nonconsensual nude photos, was ordered to pay over $200,000 in legal fees to the Daily Mail and two conservative...

Life hack: Here's a simple but effective way to get rid of fruit flies

Here's a cool Lifehacker hack for a fruit fly trap just in time for summer. If flies still linger after doing the obvious – tossing overripe fruit, taking out the trash, cleaning up, and cooling...

A Law Student Isn't Allowed To Graduate Because He Made Fun Of The Federalist Society

On Jan. 25, Nicholas Wallace, a third-year student at Stanford Law School, sent a satirical flyer to a student listserv reserved for debate and political commentary.

Gillian Anderson Said Shooting ‘The X-Files’ Gave Her ‘Mini Breakdowns’ That Made Her Question...

She said the show that made her also made her question if she ever wanted to be on a set again.

New york subway system was targeted..

Budweiser’s Brewing Company Said If America Gets To 70% Vaccinated By July 4, Then The Next...

Anheuser-Busch is the latest company to effectively bribe people to help put an end to the pandemic.

The Trendiest (& Happiest) Makeup Trend Of Summer 2021

As the world slowly reopens, people are starting to wear makeup again. In general, the consumer reports tell us that makeup sales are up, but there’s one particular product that seems to be...

News Wrap: Biden entices Americans with free beer, cash in bid to inoculate 70% of adults

In our news wrap Wednesday, President Joe Biden rolled out new enticements today to get more Americans vaccinated against COVID-19 -- ranging from free beer to cash giveaways. There's word that a...

A look at the Israeli coalition looking to strip Netanyahu of power

Israel's longest serving prime minister -- Benjamin Netanyahu -- has been swept from office after two years of political turmoil. Opposition groups on Wednesday agreed on a new government -- with...

Google says it’s committed to ethical AI research. Its ethical AI team isn’t so sure

Six months after Timnit Gebru left, Google’s ethical artificial intelligence team is still in a state of upheaval. Six months after star AI ethics researcher Timnit Gebru said Google fired her...

'Dwellings' at the Breuer Building in New York, New York

The Breuer Building has been home to three different museums since its construction in 1966: first the Whitney, which still owns the property, then it was a branch of the Met for four years, and...

Scourge continues as essential services targeted..

What Does 'Engage Your Core' Even Mean?

When we perform exercises of any kind, there’s often an instructor or coach in the background telling us to “engage our core.” But what does that really mean? It turns out there are two different...

Texas Governor Threatens No Pay After Democrats Block Voter Restrictions

Texas governor Greg Abbott says he intends to withhold paychecks to state lawmakers after House Democrats staged a walkout to block voting restrictions that would cut back polling hours and access...

Keeping Vitamin C Fresh Is the Hardest Problem in Skin Care

Vitamin C will make you look younger and more handsome—but only if it's fresh.

Susuz Caravanserai in Bucak, Turkey

Susuz Yolu is an unassuming rural village along the Antalya-Burdur highway. Surrounded by farmland and pleasant hills, this village is a collection of private farmhouses clustered around its...

Six-Word Sci-Fi: Stories Written By You

Here's this month's prompt, how to submit, and an illustrated archive of past favorites.

Why Pitbulls Can't Swim, and Other Things to Know Before Taking Your Dog in the Water

Everyone loves a dog in a pool. Watching a pup paddle around, snout just above the surface, is a pastime so adored we’ve even named a swimming stroke in its honor. However, that doesn’t mean you...

Billie Eilish Wore Kim Kardashian’s SKIMS In “Lost Cause” Music Video

On Wednesday, after teasing the release of a new song, “Lost Cause,” and accompanying music video, Billie Eilish announced their official arrival via Instagram. The “Bad Guy” singer captioned the...

What You Didn’t See At The Tulsa Massacre Commemorations

One hundred years have passed since the Tulsa massacre, but little has been done to make amends or improve the lives of Black residents, whose fate can be decided by their zip code.

Hurricanes Threaten 32 Million U.S. Homes

Damaged buildings from Hurricane Michael are seen from a helicopter on the Florida panhandle, October 15, 2018.

Naomi Osaka Withdraws From French Open For Opponents’ Mental Health

PARIS—Saying that her decision was made with the hope of inspiring the next generation of players, Naomi Osaka withdrew from the French Open Monday for opponents’ mental health. “It’s time for me...

The 'MeWork Generation' And The Two Metrics That Define Them

Meet the executives who burn millions daily and enrich themselves while creating no real value.

The Activist Who Protested The "Racist" Veiled Prophet Ball Talked About The Ellie Kemper Controversy

Jane Sauer, 83, spoke to BuzzFeed News about why she thinks the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt actor should address her participation in the organization.

Kevin Durant and (Possibly) the Greatest Basketball Team of All Time

The Brooklyn Nets were built to be an unbeatable superteam of eccentric basketball superstars. Will they dominate the N.B.A. playoffs?

How the ‘Frog-Pond Effect’ Distorts Your Self-Image

Few of us fully appreciate the role of social comparison in our well-being.Continue reading on Elemental »

Billionaires are racing to sidestep President Biden’s plan to raise their taxes

How Silicon Valley might beat the Tax Man. President Joe Biden could soon find out that raising taxes on billionaires is more complicated than it seems. The new president wants the rich to pay...

The Conjuring Is the Best Cinematic Universe Outside of Marvel

The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It is the latest entry in a horror franchise that's become one of Hollywood's most reliable successes.

As Health Care Workers, We Stand in Solidarity with Palestine

People inspect the damage after a night of Israeli bombings in Gaza City on May 14, 2021.

Meet the Construction Attorney Who Shook Up New York’s Mayoral Race

Patricia Pastor, who represents Scott Stringer’s harassment accuser Jean Kim, has a history with nonunion construction outfits who see Stringer as an enemy. The post Meet the Construction Attorney...

What’s the Scratch in Made From Scratch?

Whoever started 'from scratch’ didn’t actually do it in the kitchen—and ‘scratch’ has nothing to do with clawing ingredients together with your bare hands.

8 Old-Timey Scams, Grifts, and Cons

Charles Ponzi wasn’t actually the first guy to run a Ponzi scheme. And George C. Parker wasn’t the only guy to “sell” the Brooklyn Bridge.

An Agonizingly Thirsty Crawl Through the Desert

To really understand the outer limits of dehydration, you need to listen to the remarkable story of Pablo Valencia

Longform Podcast #442: Rose Eveleth

Rose Eveleth is the host of Flash Forward and the author of Flash Forward: An Illustrated Guide to Possible (and Not So Possible) Tomorrows. “If I didn’t have that pretty bizarrely insatiable...

Tips For Upping Your Mental Game

Runner Obi Nwankwo walks viewers through the best ways to up your mental game and focus on your training.

Ambushed by the Cops: When Police Deliberately Trap Peaceful Protesters

An Intercept and SITU reconstruction of an incident in North Carolina last June shows police intentionally trapped and tear-gassed hundreds of peaceful protesters. The post Ambushed by the Cops:...

How 'One Hundred and One Dalmatians' Saved Disney

Sixty years ago, the company modernized animation when it used Xerox technology on the classic film

Decades After the Tulsa Race Massacre, Urban 'Renewal' Sparked Black Wall Street's Second Destruction

In the 1960s, construction of four federal highways brought the rebuilt neighborhood of Greenwood's prosperity to an abrupt end

How to be the next Tesla

A traffic jam of upstarts is vying to follow in Elon Musk’s tyre tracks. Does any stand a chance?

Vonovia and Deutsche Wohnen combine to create a giant landlord

It comes with political baggage