Enjoy articles from Time and Smithsonian from the last 30 days.

‘There Will Be a Recession. The Question Is When.’ Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Robert Shiller Says a Recession Could Discredit President Trump

Narratives influence our economic decisions, the Nobel laureate tells TIME

The Presidential Candidates Need a Plan for Big Tech That Isn’t “Break Up Big Tech”

On October 15 the Democratic presidential candidates will once again have the opportunity to debate their positions on a range of issues affecting this country. Let’s hope that this go-round we hear their visions for Digital America. Yes, health care, immigration, climate change and other topics that consumed the previous debates are important. Yes, impeachment…

What Happens Next in Syria After Turkey’s Invasion

Earlier this week, President Donald Trump announced that the U.S. would pull back from the border the few U.S. troops along the border in northeast Syria, clearing the way for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to launch his offensive against Kurdish forces in the area. According to reports, Trump did not consult either the State…

President Trump’s Ongoing Failure with North Korea Talks

With the shakedown in Ukraine and betrayal of the Kurds in Northern Syrian, another foreign policy failure this past week almost went by without notice: the complete breakdown of talks between U.S. and North Korean diplomats on North Korea’s denuclearization. The U.S. and the North Koreans have engaged in a negotiation of sorts since the…

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‘You Will Soon Feel the Same Heat We Feel Every Day.’ Watch This Powerful Speech From a Young Ugandan Climate Activist

The young Ugandan climate activist issued a powerful statement on how her family has been affected by climate change

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali Wins the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize

Abiy has been praised for his efforts to end a violent, decades-long conflict between Ethiopia and Eritrea

Found: Long-Lost Chapter of the ‘Tale of Genji,’ an Early Japanese Novel

The original 11th-century manuscript does not survive, but experts say they have identified part of the earliest-known version of the story

The Cultural History of ‘The Addams Family’

As the spooky clan makes a new appearance on the big screen, a look back on the mystery of their longevity

Nobel Prizes in Literature Awarded to Olga Tokarczuk and Peter Handke

Last year’s Nobel Prize in Literature was postponed following a sexual assault scandal involving members of the Swedish Academy

How the Synagogue Shooting in Germany Fits Into a Global Pattern of Far-Right Terrorism

Around noon on Wednesday, a 27-year-old German man drove to a synagogue in the city of Halle in eastern Germany with the aim of killing as many Jews as possible. It was Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar. The attacker failed to get past the perimeter gate of the synagogue, and then…

What the Far Right Gets Wrong About the Crusades

In January this year, at a courthouse in Wichita, Kansas, three members of a right-wing militia group were sentenced to a combined total of 81 years in jail for plotting the mass murder of Muslims on American soil. During the 2016 presidential election campaign, the men – convinced that they had a duty to prevent…

The Feminist History of ‘Take Me Out to the Ball Game’

Trixie Friganza, an actress and suffragist, inspired the popular song of the seventh inning stretch

Digital Art Detectives Identify Original van Dyck Portrait

The 17th-century painting was previously attributed to the Dutch artist’s workshop

Follow Ernest Hemingway’s Footsteps Through Havana

Sixty-five years after nabbing a Nobel, many of Papa Hemingway’s favorite haunts are still open to the public

Stewart Copeland Remembers ‘Rock God’ Ginger Baker

Rock god

Why Bringing Back the Draft Could Stop America’s Forever Wars

The way to end America’s forever wars is to bring back the draft

New Monument in the Vatican Encourages Compassion for Refugees

‘We have all come from another place,’ says artist Timothy P. Schmalz

Art by Congo, the Famous Painting Ape, to Go on Sale

Picasso, Miro and others bought the abstract paintings of Congo, who starred in the 1950s show ‘Zoo Time’

The World’s First Travel Guide Is Set to Go on View in London

The 1486 text features panoramic illustrations of Jerusalem, Venice and other sites across the Mediterranean region

How Susan Kare Designed User-Friendly Icons for the First Macintosh

The graphic designer is receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award from Cooper Hewitt for her recognizable computer icons, typefaces and graphics

How the AIDS Crisis Changed the Dynamic Between Gay Men and Women, as Told in Edie Windsor’s Memoir

Edie Windsor reflects on the era in her posthumous memoir

Why Every Couple Needs a Relationship Contract

And how to create one

‘The Capabilities Are Still There.’ Why Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower Christopher Wylie Is Still Worried

In March 2018, Christopher Wylie blew the whistle on Cambridge Analytica, a political consultancy that worked for the Trump campaign. Cambridge Analytica, the Canadian data scientist revealed, had illegally obtained the Facebook information of 87 million people and used it to build psychological profiles of voters. Using cutting-edge research, Cambridge Analytica — which was funded…

Queens Museum Brings Rube Goldberg Machine to Life

To celebrate an exhibition of the cartoonist and hometown hero, curators commissioned one of Rube’s overly complicated gadgets

I Oversaw DHS Refugee Affairs. Here Are 3 Ways the Trump Administration Is Trying to Mislead You

Last month, as part of an annual exercise to set the number of refugees who can come to the U.S., the Trump Administration proposed a cap of 18,000 in fiscal year 2020. This number, far below the 30,000 refugees who were admitted to the U.S. this fiscal year, which ended September 30, is the lowest…

Trump’s Retreat in Syria Is Dishonorable and Will Cost American Lives

Late Sunday night, the Trump administration announced that it was pulling American troops from key positions near the Syria-Turkey border and explicitly permitting the Turkish government to conduct military operations against the Kurdish allies who were indispensable in defeating the ISIS caliphate. This decision represents not just a moral betrayal of men and women who…

Designing Floating Buildings With an Eye to the Marine Species Living Underneath

A prototype deployed in San Francisco Bay imagines the underside of a floating building as an upside-down artificial reef

The Behind-the-Scenes Quest to Find Mister Rogers’ Signature Cardigans

The USPS, a $70 soup pot and whole lot of effort went into finding the perfect zip-up cardigan for Fred Rogers

A New Statue in Times Square Challenges the Symbolism of Confederate Monuments

The work by artist Kehinde Wiley will soon be moved to Richmond, Virginia, not far from a street lined with controversial Civil War memorials

Spiro Agnew’s Lawyer: Mike Pence Should Be Worried About Impeachment Too

The Constitution provides for impeachment of “The President, Vice President and all Civil Officers…” The current House impeachment inquiry is focused on President Trump’s apparent effort to persuade a foreign government to interfere in the 2020 presidential election–specifically, to press Ukraine’s President Volodymy Zelensky to investigate the leading Democratic contender, Joe Biden. Trump is still…

Jamal Khashoggi Murder: One Year Later What Has Changed

This week marks the one-year anniversary of the brutal killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. It’s worth looking back to survey the fallout for Saudi Arabia and the world. Why It Matters: As journalists face increasing danger worldwide in a polarized political climate—fueled by a fractured media landscape where…

Thieves Return Hand Stolen From Montreal Totem Pole, With an Apology Note

‘After we realized what [the artwork] stood for and represented for so many people, we immediately felt sick to our stomach,’ the letter reads

How to Return a Farm to the Wild—And Maybe Save the Planet

With unstoppable vigour, thickets of thistles three-foot-high were advancing over our land, engulfing acre after acre like the Day Of The Triffids. Every day, as my husband Charlie and I walked over what had once been arable fields on our family farm, we could barely believe what we were seeing. Known as the “cursed thistle”…

Man Discovers Original D-Day Dispatch Audiotape in Basement

The tape and several other recordings have since been donated to the National D-Day Memorial

Denyce Graves Remembers Jessye Norman’s ‘One in a Million’ Opera Voice and Lasting Impact on the Art

Opera goddess

How an Immigrant’s Son Became a New Los Angeles Dodgers Owner

Dad arrived in Los Angeles in October 1963 with four dollars in his pocket

How the Vaping Industry Is Using a Defensive Tactic Pioneered Decades Ago by Big Tobacco

The most dangerous aspect of vaping might not be what it does to the body, but rather to the body politic, argues historian Sarah Milov

How the Beatles Took Recording Technology to a New Level in ‘Abbey Road’

An expert in sound recording details how the band deployed stereo and synthesizers to put a unique artistic stamp on this iconic album

Lee Ufan’s Transformative Sculptures Are in Dialogue With the Spaces They Inhabit

For the first time in the Hirshhorn Museum’s history, the 4.3-acre outdoor gallery is devoted to a single artist

How Neuroscience Could Explain the Rise of Addictions, Heart Disease and Diabetes in 21st Century America

The conditions of human life began to improve with the Enlightenment of the 18th century, and we are better off now by many measures: food access, health, lifespan, and so on. But it hasn’t been an unbroken line of advancement. In the last three decades, U.S. death rates have risen steeply from suicide and compulsive…

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