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Lawrence Phillips, the NFL's Tragic Icon
How did a star Nebraska running back end up dead in a California prison cell?
Joan Didion Heads 'South and West' For Fragments of Americana
Essayist's new volume collects slivers of stories from America's past: a trip across the South in 1970 and the Patty Hearst trial.
How the 'Green Book' Saved Black Lives on the Road
A guidebook from the Jim Crow era often meant the difference between a hot meal and a vicious beating.
Trump's Rollback of Obama's Transgender Bathroom Rules May Actually Help Democrats Win Future Battles
By resorting to the states' rights argument in scrapping protections for transgender youth, Trump has opened the door for blue states to win future battles.
'Muslim in New York' Exhibit Shows how Muslims Have Contributed to New York Culture for Centuries
A new exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York celebrates the city's large and diverse Muslim population.
75 Years Later, Internment of Japanese Remains Stain on American History
At the dawn of the era of Trump, a visit to the internment camp where Japanese-Americans were confined based solely on race.
Trump’s Codpiece: What’s With The Long Ties?
Why are the new president's ties so long?
Is the Pen Mightier Than Trump? Ask the Venerable 'Paris Review'
America's foremost literary magazine has digitized its deep archives, going back to founder George Plimpton.
Betsy DeVos Narrowly Confirmed as Education Secretary
In unprecedented move, Vice President Mike Pence breaks tie in deadlocked Senate.
For Rural America, School Choice Could Spell Doom
Criticisms of DeVos abound: She has never held a public-school job, she appears unfamiliar with some educational theory and she is an ideologue who wants to weaken public schools.
A New Chumley's for a New Manhattan
Visited by generations of great writers and local bohemians, Chumley's reopens in a Greenwich Village rife with tourists and hedge-funders.
Searching for California's Lost Viking Treasure Ship
The absurd task to find an ancient vessel in the hot Colorado desert hasn't stopped believers.
Milo Yiannopoulos Gets Schooled at Berkeley: Ferocious Protests Greet Right-Wing Provocateur
Yiannopoulos was supposed to bring his "Dangerous Faggot" tour to Berkeley, but protesters had other ideas.
LSD Saved Ayelet Waldman From Suicide. Researchers Think It Could Help Others.
Writer Ayelet Waldman was on the verge of suicide until she self-medicated with LSD.
California v. Trump: The Fight Begins for Health Care, Immigration and the Future of America
California is preparing to lead the national revolt against the new president.
The Betsy DeVos Hearing: Guns, Charter Schools and Grizzlies
Donald Trump's nominee for education secretary sought to reassure the committee that neither her faith nor her family's vast wealth would factor into her decisions.
Betsy DeVos Is Coming for Your Public Schools
Betsy DeVos has worked to undermine Michigan's public schools, according to her critics. Is she ready to lead the nation's education department?
Arianna Huffington Peddles Miracle Cures to Manhattan at her Thrive Global Pop-up Store
How do we thrive and sleep in this crazy world? By buying stuff from Thrive Global.
Harnessing Technology and Innovation to Save the World's Cities
By 2050, some 70 percent of the world's population will be urbanized. That means the problems of cities are the problems of humanity.
The 21 Best Movies of 2016
All the movies that made 2016 slightly less terrible.
In Ghost Ship Fire Crisis, Oakland Turns to Strong Women
Women have led the response to the Ghost Ship fire in Oakland.
Our Favorite Books of 2016
The list includes fiction titles like "The Girls" and "The Underground Railroad," and nonfiction ones like "Blood in the Water" and "Dark Money."
DJ Khaled's Empty Optimism
His slogans are, as future historians will inevitably conclude, the key to understanding Khaled and his Khaled-sized success.
Unemployment Numbers Aren't as High as Republicans Say They Are
Right-wing outlets are reporting a jacked-up unemployment rate that simply isn't true.
Grab a Cocktail: Your 2016 Presidential Election Detox Guide
The election is over. Take a deep breath, drink a cocktail out of a can and look away from Twitter.