Saturday, October 31, 2015

How to Dress Like the Most Stylish Bond Ever

Essential checklist for the San Francisco home bar

We Mapped the Uninsured. You'll Notice a Pattern

Amazon reviews hijacked by causes, conspiracies, rage

Inside the Secretive Circle That Rules a $14 Trillion Market

End of daylight saving time 2015: 6 eye-opening facts

The fight over softening sentences for drug convictions

BBC - Culture - The man who ‘invented’ Impressionism

Collection Online | Claude Monet. The Palazzo Ducale, Seen from San Giorgio Maggiore (Le Palais Ducal vu de Saint-Georges Majeur). 1908 - Guggenheim Museum

Collection Online | Édouard Manet. Before the Mirror (Devant la glace). 1876 - Guggenheim Museum

‘Spotlight’ celebrates a vanishing form of journalism and of filmmaking

Text to Text | ‘Stop Revering Magna Carta’ and ‘Eight Centuries of Liberty’

Simple to sexy: S.F.’s Halloween costumes through the ages

World heritage status in peril as developers move in on historic centre

‘John le Carré: The Biography,’ and Frederick Forsyth’s ‘The Outsider’

Teaching the Common Core in China

Bond Market Dials Into Data for Signal of What Fed Will Do Next

A New Era of Tax-Data Sharing for the IRS

Recasting Rodin’s Life and Work

After Full Lives Together, More Older Couples Are Divorcing

E.C.B. Says Greek Banks Come Up Short in Stress Test

Beirut’s Art Scene Stirs Amid Tumult

Eager for a Fresh Take, Galleries Mine an Unfamiliar Side to Famous Artists

Ireland Says Yes: The Inside Story of How the Vote for Marriage Equality was Won

Arbitration Everywhere, Stacking the Deck of Justice

Daylight time: Politics makes for strange time zones

Putin’s nemesis: Can Mikheil Saakashvili survive long enough to make a difference?

The Bravery of Two Syrian Journalists

Happy Days actor Al Molinaro dies aged 96

Russian Airliner Carrying 224 Said to Crash in Egypt

“The Moth in the Flame”: An Unpublished Short Story by Truman Capote

Jeremy Corbyn offers "the sunshine of socialism" but will Scotland warm to it?

“The Gospel According to García”

San Francisco’s last gun shop goes out, without a bang

Russia warns of 'proxy war' in Syria

Carson’s positions on poverty create tension with rags-to-riches life story

Carson’s positions on poverty create tension with rags-to-riches life story
On his way up the ladder, Ben Carson benefited from several government-assistance programs for the poor.

Drillers Keep Pumping in West Texas

Drillers Keep Pumping in West Texas

Adventures in Fertility

Friday, October 30, 2015

Bucharest nightclub fire leaves Romania stunned - BBC News

The 17-year story behind Rubio’s knockdown of Bush

The Supreme Court Takes On the All-White Jury

What Niya Kenny Saw

The girl who was dragged out of her chair by a police officer at Spring Valley High School lacked the adult protection she deserves.
What Niya Kenny Saw
There are, as a result, three videos of what happened next. Fields, a tall man, flips the girls out her seat and throws her across the room. As she lands, with a thud, he berates her and begins dragging her out, by which time Niya is on her feet.  “I was crying, like literally crying and screaming like a baby,” Niya told WLTX, the local CBS television station. “I was screaming what the F, what the F, is this really happening. I was praying out loud for the girl.” The teacher, meanwhile, just stands there; most of the students seem frozen, some half-hiding their eyes. One of the videos shows Fields yelling at Niya. But she wasn’t going to be quiet. Her reaction to what was happening, she told WLTX, was one of “disbelief,” mixed with something more:  “I know this girl don’t got nobody.”

New Yorker illustrator Adrian Tomine: 'My inner voice says 'You suck!''

U.S. Tech Firms May Blur Boundaries in China Deals

Solo in Tokyo: A Traveler’s Odyssey

Abuse Plagues System of Guardians for Adults

Green Arrow to provide pointed critique of Baltimore and Ferguson

Absurd Creature of the Week: It's Not a Jewel—It's the World's Most Stunning Caterpillar

Bob BrueckL: "A-wop bop a-loo bop a-lop bam boom"

"A-wop bop a-loo bop a-lop bam boom"

Slapstick yeet unutterably flays the horn-dog grool expelling a syrupy array of bebunged parasites frittering away the vibratory zoonic boujies' ranky pus inundating the bronchials' actuatable scapple scooching-on-over to vagazzle the fat-crizzled chazzer's noop-gnat nether-petals as acerose yarn winders honeyfuggle the clingy thimbleriggers mollymawking the crinkum-crankum swinge-breeches' hiccupy squinchooing: shrilly supernal vesicles emoting chaffy snickerpusses with adhesive pelvic discs flapdoodling the synaptic skittery slang of innascibility.

Fed's Updated Model of Economy Suggests It's Time to Raise Rates

Dow Down in a few minutes

Gender Equality Is Not Possible Without Abortion

Transit project changes: What it means for your Bay Area commute

The Surprising Histories of the Coolest Streets in New York and Paris

Paris Was Wild, Once

The dangerous case of Britain’s missing nuclear debate

There is a whale longer than any orca, and we missed it

Stunning Nasa images capture hints of Saturn moon's underground ocean

Empathy, Not Scorn, as Heroin Use Hits Whites in U.S.

Polish Court Turns Down U.S. Request to Extradite Polanski

Bernie Sanders has a pretty revolutionary idea to change America’s post offices

Paul Ryan is right about the House being broken, but here are four reasons he probably can’t fix it

Leaked Jeb Bush campaign documents map out strategy to attack Marco Rubio

Spotted From Space: 8,000-Year-Old Enigma

WebMuseum: Bazille, Frédéric

Paris: The Thrill of the Modern

"A telling decision: in fact, the link between fashion and Impressionism is tenuous, verging on the deceptive. This is only in part because the dresses in their display cases are rigid museum pieces in the most static sense of the term, whereas the same dresses depicted on canvas are luminous, changeable, inseparable from the movement of the women wearing them. It is also because details are such an essential part of any elegant dress—it is the shape of a button, the placement of a pleat, the delicacy of an embroidery, the perfection of the fini (to use the language of an haute couture atelier) that determines the quality of a dress—whereas Monet, Renoir, or Manet worked first and foremost to evoke an attitude, an impression, the play of light on a fabric. This means, in fact, that they were working in the unfinished, the non-fini. This is diametrically opposed to what we find in a portrait by Ingres, who was so zealous about depicting his model’s clothing in exacting detail; their canvases invite the imagination to finish the painting."

Paris: The Thrill of the Modern by Anka Muhlstein | The New York Review of Books
—Translated from the French by Antony Shugaar

Salman Rushdie's life of literary risk-taking