"Trump A.C./D.C." is an archival documentary short about Donald Trump's casino businesses in Atlantic City.
In recent months, we’ve all been bombarded with numbers. It’s vital that we learn how to interpret them, says physicist and author Carlo Rovelli
The President has always asked Americans to suspend their reason, but now the tells that he is not what he seems are so obvious it's an insult.
2020 has the potential to be a much different election than America has seen before
San Francisco shut down early in the pandemic and later limited reopening. Now the city is the first urban center in California where the risk of infection is rated as minimal.
Newly discovered oral histories and memoirs depict horrifying Jewish experiences of Nazi brutality that were silenced and erased under Soviet rule
Fact checkers aim to get closer to the truth, but their biases can shroud the very truth they seek
In much of Europe, city squares and streets, be they wide, elegant boulevards like in Paris or cobblestoned alleys in Rome, serve as animated evening extensions of living rooms, places to gather...
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Election days used to be raucous affairs, with individual votes sometimes cast orally for all to hear.
Two researchers claim that a single number they call the “political stress indicator” can warn when societies are at risk of erupting into violence. It’s spiking in the US, just like it did before...
Election experts game out the chaos that could unfold in the minutes, hours and days after the last ballot is cast.
The latest internet wellness craze is thinking your way to a better life. Whether it works or not isn’t really the point.
What the digital worlds of Japan’s imageboards and America’s alt-right reveal about real-life precarity.
From laughter to funneled lips, the presidential candidates at their last debate signaled via expressions and non-verbal responses what they were feeling.
At 59 years old and with a preexisting condition, Paralympic rower Angela Madsen had plenty to worry about as the coronavirus spread across the country. So she dipped the oars of her small rowboat...
Panelists at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History discuss pandemics and scapegoating
[…] while Facebook was under fire from both right and left, its chief worry—now that Republicans had regulatory power in Washington—was “getting Trump off their back.”…It was made clear that “we...
And yet, the lack of freedom that COVID-19 has given us in China also allows us more freedom. That's a paradox that takes some getting used to.
Steve Tingley-Hock is not somebody used to being at the center of a scandal. The former database administrator, who lives in a small town in Ohio, first bega...
Can a single place — one that’s failed us in the past — squeeze in everything it takes to live a life?
Pushy guests, itchy masks, and acting dreams collide for one man waiting tables in Manhattan.
Populists, protesters, conspiracy theorists: How Europe is embracing America’s latest import.
Research by MIT political scientist Charles Stewart estimates that 4 percent of all mail-in ballots in the 2016 U.S. presidential election were not recorded.
You’d think no one would be stupid enough to book a murderer-for-hire on a website called RentAHitman.com. Bob Innes is here to tell you people are a lot dumber than you realize
There is something fundamentally sickening about the US blood plasma industry. A meaningful welfare state could put a stop to such desperate measures, says Arwa Mahdawi
21 of the 30 cities with the worst air pollution in the world are in India
To capture democracy in America, photographer Ryan Donnell tracks down polls in surprising locations across the country
figures, attacked New York City's Black community in the 1830s, and inspired novel forms of resistance.
For months trump has hinted that he might not concede power if he loses in November. His response to questions about committing to a peaceful transfer of power was, “There won’t be a transfer,...
He was a senior CIA official tasked with getting tough on Russia. Then, one night in Moscow, Marc Polymeropoulos's life changed forever. He says he was hit with a mysterious weapon, joining dozens...
But amid a global pandemic, the content is losing its appeal.
To efficiently deal with the pandemic and keep everyone safe, we first need to transform the pharmaceutical industry.
In an environment in which staying home is safest, what happens to a holiday that relies on shopping, shared sweets and street celebrations?
Although the information age is said to have begun in the latter part of the twentieth century, one could argue that we are now experiencing its peak, since almost everyone…View Post