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- Dec 12 20164 minutes
La La Land, a Truly Modern Hollywood Musical, Strikes All the Best Chords
LOS ANGELES IS A CITY OF TRAFFIC. So it only makes sense that La La Land, in theaters Dec. 9, opens in the thick of it—a long, glittering caterpillar of cars stopped on an elevated freeway that stretches out to the horizon under an enamel-blue Califo
- Feb 7 20175 minutes
Video Games Do Guilt Better Than Any Other Art
The idea that motion pictures can be works of art has been around since the 1920s, and it hasn’t really been disputed since. It’s easy to see why—cinema shares characteristics with theater in terms of acting, direction, music, set design, narrative,
- Jan 22 20175 minutes
Donald Trump's Authoritarian Politics of Memory
Driven by opportunism, pragmatism, or fear, many begin to forget that they used to think certain things were unacceptable.
- Feb 13 20174 minutes
The Bot That Bluffed Me
AI breakthroughs may make it tougher for humans to compete in online poker matchups | “There was the idea that this game would be safer for much longer from these machines”
- Dec 1 20163 minutes
Why Violence Against Nurses Has Spiked In The Last Decade
Hospital patients are attacking staff at an alarming rate, and there are no federal regulations requiring employers to provide any protection.
- Feb 3 20177 minutes
When ‘Locker Room Talk’ Leads To Suspensions
Elite colleges including Harvard and Columbia are suspending athletes due to lewd private messages.
- Jan 23 20171 minute
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THE ACTOR, 43, STARS IN NETFLIX’S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS
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Company Of The Year
100 millıon fans. Billions in revenue. The hugest company you’ve never heard of Riot Games
- Dec 25 20163 minutes
The Ten Best Movies Of The Year
In a year that featured standout documentaries and a truly modern Western, a musical (yes, a musical) topped them all.
- Aug 1 20161 minute
‘Honor Killings’ and the Murder of a Social-Media Star
TARA JOHN ON JULY 15, QANDEEL BALOCH, a Pakistani social-media star, was strangled to death by her brother for “dishonoring” the family name by being outspoken about female sexuality. So-called honor killings are widespread in Pakistan, where more t
- Feb 10 20174 minutes
Rikers Island Guard Guilty In Beating Death Of Prisoner
The facility where Brian Coll kicked Ronald Spear to death is so violent it’s currently under federal oversight.
- Jan 23 20171 minute
Nightmare At The Airport
Friends and family share stories of the loved ones who were killed when a gunman attacked a Florida airport
- Dec 20 20168 minutes
Nintendo’s Sad Struggle for Survival
Facing an uncertain future, the company keeps trying to mine its storied past.
- Jan 30 20171 minute
THE ACTOR, 49, STARS IN THE NEW MOVIE XXX: RETURN OF XANDER CAGE
- Aug 8 20161 minute
Venus and Serena Williams
S.G. For many top pro athletes, an Olympic medal is a nice accessory to have hanging in the game room. The Grand Slams, majors and NBA titles are what pay the bills—a point made clear this summer when LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Rory McIlroy and ma
- Sep 26 20163 minutes
Mandy Moore ‘I’ve Never Been Happier’
AFTER A TURBULENT YEAR, THE STAR IS BLISSFULLY IN LOVE, STARRING IN A HOT NEW SHOW AND OPENING UP ABOUT THE LIFE LESSONS SHE’S LEARNED
- Dec 26 20163 minutes
Chris Pratt...Is Out Of This World
Hot husband, doting dad, shooting star. Hollywood’s nicest guy blasts off in a new movie with Jennifer Lawrence
- Feb 17 20174 minutes
How Gun Violence Literally Infects Communities
A new study provides the first evidence that gun violence spreads exactly like a blood-borne pathogen.
- Jan 1 20151 minute
New Year's Revolution
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- Jan 6 20174 minutes
Mel Brooks On The Making Of ‘Young Frankenstein’
More than 40 years after “Young Frankenstein” premiered, director Mel Brooks is out with a book about the making of his monster hit.
- Nov 28 20164 minutes
A Serial Killer in South Carolina
After Kala Brown is rescued from being chained inside a storage container for 2 months, police uncover at least 3 bodies nearby—and her murderous captor’s chilling secrets
- Dec 1 20152 minutes
Virtual Reality Is Proving a Powerful Vehicle for Disaster Relief, Social Causes
Virtual-reality movies are more than just cool -- they can be a catalyst for good.
- Dec 1 20153 minutes
Meet the Franchisor Offering Manly Pedicures
A clubhouse atmosphere sets a men's grooming salon apart.
- Jul 18 20161 minute
60. Why Are Sports Events so Expensive?
S.G. The price of attending big-league ball games has spiraled out of control. A family of four spends, on average, $219 to attend a Major League Baseball game, according to Team Marketing Report’s Fan Cost Index, a 24% increase since 2007. That’s 1
- Feb 6 20171 minute
My First Grammys Kelsea Ballerini
MEET THE ‘PETER PAN’ SINGER, 23, UP FOR BEST NEW ARTIST
- Oct 1 20161 minute
Putting Lynching On The Map
A new movement is memorializing forgotten sites of racist violence.
- Jul 18 20161 minute
55. A Night Game in Sunlight
Sean Gregory BASEBALL HAS ALWAYS played games with time. A pitcher plods in a summer haze; no buzzer ends an inning. We lose ourselves, happily sacrificing hours for the crack of a bat. The annual Midnight Sun game, played since 1906 on or around t
- Oct 10 20161 minute
India’s Cautious Kashmir Solution
New Delhi limits fallout from a militant attack, but more must be done for Kashmiris
- Dec 5 20165 minutes
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- Jul 25 20162 minutes
Nightmare in America ‘This Must Stop’
After the fatal shootings of black men Alton Sterling and Philando Castile by police, a heavily armed gunman kills 5 Dallas police officers, opening racial wounds around the nation and leaving grieving loved ones desperate for answers—and peace