The Civilian Casualties of America’s Air Wars

Why is the death toll of U.S. strikes so staggeringly high?

#afghanistan, #audio-neutral-informative, #civilian-casualties, #deaths-fatalities, #defense-and-military-forces, #defense-department, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #middle-east, #syria, #war-and-armed-conflicts

The Sunday Read: ‘This Isn’t the California I Married’

The honeymoon’s over for the state’s residents now that wildfires are almost constant. Has living in this natural wonderland lost its magic?

#audio-neutral-informative, #california, #forests-and-forestry, #wildfires

‘The Kids Are Casualties in a War’

How students, teachers and parents were caught in the middle of a standoff between Chicago’s mayor and its teachers’ union.

#audio-neutral-informative, #chicago-ill, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #lightfoot-lori, #organized-labor, #teachers-and-school-employees

2021 in Jazz: Intimacy and Conversation

Throughout the pandemic, the music’s flexibility has become an asset. Where will artists take it next?

#audio-neutral-informative, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #floating-points-music-group, #jazz, #sanders-pharoah

Russia and the U.S. Face Off Over Ukraine

Can Moscow be deterred from carrying out an invasion?

#audio-neutral-informative, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #defense-and-military-forces, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #ukraine, #united-states, #ussr-former-soviet-union

Can the G.O.P. Recover From the ‘Big Lie’? We Asked 2 Conservatives.

A look at how Trump has shaped the Republican Party and where it goes next.

#audio-neutral-informative, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j

This Covid Surge Feels Different

Despite its reputation for mild illness, the Omicron variant is fueling a staggering rise in hospitalizations. Here’s what doctors are seeing.

#audio-neutral-informative, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #disease-rates, #hospitals

Chris Hayes on How Biden Can Have a Better 2022

The political journalist discusses the Biden administration’s successes and failures with the economy, pandemic response and climate change.

#audio-neutral-informative, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #coronavirus-reopenings, #democratic-party, #hayes-chris-1979, #inflation-economics, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

What if Work Were a Video Game?

Xbox head Phil Spencer discusses how the gaming industry is already peeking into the metaverse with avatars, virtual worlds and online economies.

#activision-blizzard-inc, #audio-neutral-informative, #call-of-duty-video-game, #computer-and-video-games, #computers-and-the-internet, #fortnite-video-game, #halo-video-game, #microsoft-corp, #minecraft-video-game, #roblox-video-game, #xbox-video-game-system

Jan. 6, Part 3: The State of American Democracy

Could the nation’s election system sustain another attack?

#audio-neutral-informative, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

Jan. 6, Part 2: Liz Cheney’s Battle Against the Big Lie

A conversation with the Republican House member about the Capitol riots and the state, and future, of the Republican Party.

#audio-neutral-informative, #cheney-liz, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #house-of-representatives, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

American Democracy: A Status Check

A year after the Jan. 6 insurrection, what have we learned?

#audio-neutral-informative, #presidential-election-of-2020, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j

An Investigation Into Flawed Prenatal Tests

How screenings for chromosomal abnormalities that promised “peace of mind” instead caused anguish and confusion.

#audio-neutral-informative, #down-syndrome, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #tests-medical, #united-states

Why Omicron Is Counterintuitive

The new highly transmissible variant of the coronavirus appears to be milder than previous variants, but it’s also dangerous.

#audio-neutral-informative, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #united-states

Twitter’s Former C.E.O. Has a ‘Too Bad, So Sad’ Approach to Content Moderation

Dick Costolo discusses the unique difficulties of heading the social media platform.

#agrawal-parag, #audio-neutral-informative, #blockchain-technology, #computers-and-the-internet, #costolo-dick, #dorsey-jack, #facebook-inc, #social-media, #twitter

A Conversation With a Dogecoin Millionaire: An Update

It was once a parody — then he turned the cryptocurrency into profit.

#audio-neutral-informative, #contessoto-glauber, #social-media, #virtual-currency

What We Forgot to Talk About in 2021

A catch-up round table on a host of topics: Maneskin, Jazmine Sullivan, Kelly Clarkson, a Real Housewife’s music career and much more.

#audio-neutral-informative, #candiace-dillard, #clarkson-kelly, #maneskin-music-group, #pop-and-rock-music, #rhythm-and-blues-music, #sullivan-jazmine, #tiktok-bytedance

Stories From the Great American Labor Shortage: An Update

We speak to businesses scrambling to find workers — and the former employees unwilling to return to those jobs.

#audio-neutral-informative, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #shortages, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states

A Covid Testing Crisis, Again

Why shortages still remain two years into the pandemic — and what President Biden can do about it.

#audio-neutral-informative, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #tests-medical, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization

Sherrilyn Ifill: ‘There Is No Guarantee We Make It Out of This Period as a Democracy’

After almost a decade at the NAACP’s Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Ifill explains why advocacy is an essential part of her legal work.

#audio-neutral-informative, #ifill-sherrilyn, #legal-profession, #naacp-legal-defense-and-education-fund, #rittenhouse-kyle, #second-amendment-us-constitution

TikTok’s Music Critics Reflect on 2021

Four of the app’s voices on pop name their favorite releases of the year and discuss developing taste in the age of the algorithm.

#audio-neutral-informative, #music, #tiktok-bytedance, #two-thousand-twenty-one

Has Manchin Doomed the Build Back Better Plan?

The senator from West Virginia has said he cannot vote for the president’s signature policy. Why not? And where does this leave President Biden?

#audio-neutral-informative, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #law-and-legislation, #manchin-joe-iii, #senate, #taxation, #united-states-politics-and-government, #west-virginia

NYC’s $1 Pizza Slice Becomes Inflation’s Latest Victim

Dollar-slice businesses, a staple of New York City’s dining scene, face an existential crisis as food prices rise at their fastest pace in decades.

#2-bros-pizza, #akdeniz-hakki, #audio-neutral-informative, #champion-pizza-nyc, #cheese, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #halali-eli, #inflation-economics, #new-york-city, #pizza

The Best Albums of 2021? Let’s Discuss.

Our critics spar over their year-end lists (and agree on Olivia Rodrigo and Tyler, the Creator) in a wrap-up of the year in LPs.

#audio-neutral-informative, #black-midi-music-group, #bomba-estereo-music-group, #del-rey-lana, #folk-music, #moctar-mdou, #moneybagg-yo-1991, #playboi-carti-rapper, #pop-and-rock-music, #rap-and-hip-hop, #rodrigo-olivia-2003, #snail-mail-music-group, #two-thousand-twenty-one, #tyler-the-creator

Buy an Earth Suit, Shoot Sulfur into the Atmosphere (And Other Contingency Plans for a Warming Earth)

The novelist Neal Stephenson offers some tips for how you can survive the climate crisis.

#audio-neutral-informative, #carbon-capture-and-sequestration, #global-warming, #meta-platforms-inc, #stephenson-neal, #termination-shock-a-novel-book

The Censoring of Peng Shuai

China’s decision to censor a star athlete has confronted the sports industry with a dilemma — speak out on her behalf or protect its financial interests in the country.

#metoo-movement, #audio-neutral-informative, #censorship, #china, #peng-shuai, #sexual-harassment, #tennis, #womens-tennis-assn

Why Ukraine Matters to Vladimir Putin

Amid fears that Moscow is preparing for an invasion, one thing is clear: The Russian president has a singular fixation on the former Soviet republic.

#audio-neutral-informative, #defense-and-military-forces, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #ukraine, #ussr-former-soviet-union

Hollywood Still Matters. This Year’s Best Actors Showed Why.

Even as theaters suffer, cinema has been thriving during the pandemic — thanks to the intimacy movies create between performer and audience.

#actors-and-actresses, #audio-neutral-informative, #burnham-bo-1990, #byrne-honor-swinton, #cumberbatch-benedict, #gabrielle-sanz, #great-performers-2021, #hidetoshi-nishijima, #hoffmann-gaby, #inside-tv-program, #josephine-sanz, #katia-pascariu, #king-richard-movie, #movies, #passing-movie, #phoenix-joaquin, #smith-will, #stewart-kristen, #the-power-of-the-dog-movie, #the-souvenir-part-ii-movie, #theater, #washington-denzel

Remembering Stephen Sondheim, Musical Theater Visionary

A conversation about his legacy, his engagements with pop music and whether he has any true inheritors.

#audio-neutral-informative, #sondheim-stephen, #theater

Inside Tesla: How Elon Musk Pushed His Vision for Autopilot

The automaker may have undermined safety in designing its Autopilot driver-assistance system to fit its chief executive’s vision, former employees say.

#audio-neutral-informative, #automobile-safety-features-and-defects, #cameras, #driverless-and-semiautonomous-vehicles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #engineering-and-engineers, #musk-elon, #radar, #sensors, #tesla-motors-inc

The Sunday Read: ‘The Emily Ratajkowski You’ll Never See’

With her new book, the model tries to escape the oppressions of the male gaze.

#audio-neutral-informative, #audio-positive-escape, #books-and-literature, #ratajkowski-emily

The Life and Legacy of Stephen Sondheim

A look at the career of the Broadway songwriting titan who died last week at 91.

#audio-neutral-informative, #audio-positive-nostalgic, #deaths-obituaries, #sondheim-stephen, #sweeney-todd-the-demon-barber-of-fleet-street-play, #theater

Predicting the Future Is Possible. These ‘Superforecasters’ Know How.

The psychologist Philip Tetlock on the art and science of prediction.

#audio-neutral-informative, #books-and-literature, #central-intelligence-agency, #classified-information-and-state-secrets, #computers-and-the-internet, #tetlock-philip-e, #united-states

The Supreme Court Considers the Future of Roe v. Wade and Abortion in America

How far will the court’s conservative majority go in deciding the future of abortion in America?

#abortion, #audio-neutral-informative, #law-and-legislation, #mississippi, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us

After Hurricane Sandy, a Park in Lower Manhattan at the Center of a Fight

Nine years after Hurricane Sandy, residents of Lower Manhattan are still vulnerable to rising seas. The fight over a plan to protect them reveals why progress on our most critical challenges is so hard.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #audio-neutral-immersive, #audio-neutral-informative, #audio-positive-escape, #big-bjarke-ingels-group, #city-council-nyc, #coastal-areas, #east-river-nyc, #floods, #franklin-d-roosevelt-drive-manhattan-ny, #global-warming, #housing-authority-nyc, #hurricane-sandy-2012, #infrastructure-public-works, #internal-open-access, #lower-east-side-manhattan-ny, #netherlands, #rivers

Amazon and the Labor Shortage

What this economic moment means for the company and the people who work there.

#audio-neutral-informative, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #shortages

Adele Returns, From Beyond Space and Time

Will we ever see a star who unites audiences like this British musician again?

#30-album, #adele-singer, #audio-neutral-informative, #easy-on-me-song, #pop-and-rock-music

What We Know About the Omicron Variant

The World Health Organization has declared that this version of the coronavirus poses a very high risk to public health. How did they come to that conclusion?

#audio-neutral-informative, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-delta-variant, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #south-africa, #vaccination-and-immunization

A Prosecutor’s Winning Strategy in the Ahmaud Arbery Case

The three men charged with killing Ahmaud Arbery were found guilty of murder. We explore how the prosecution secured this verdict from a mostly white jury.

#arbery-ahmaud-1994-2020, #atlanta-ga, #audio-neutral-informative, #black-people

Emily Ratajkowski Doesn’t Want You to Look Away

The model on wielding beauty and power in the age of Instagram.

#audio-neutral-informative, #blurred-lines-song, #instagram-inc, #my-body-book, #ratajkowski-emily

How to Find Common Ground With Your Most Problematic Family Members

To survive a dinner table disagreement with the people you love this Thanksgiving, don’t call it a debate, Dylan Marron argues.

#audio-neutral-informative, #thanksgiving-day

Righting the Historical Wrong of the Claiborne Highway

Is it possible to undo the damage done to Black communities by the expressway projects of the 20th century?

#audio-neutral-informative, #black-people, #infrastructure-investment-and-jobs-act-2021, #new-orleans-la, #roads-and-traffic

The Acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse

How a jury came to find the teenager, who shot and killed two people in Kenosha, Wis., not guilty on the five charges he faced.

#audio-neutral-informative, #kenosha-wis, #rittenhouse-kyle, #self-defense

How Belarus Manufactured a Border Crisis

A political gamble by the nation’s desperate leader has become a diplomatic and humanitarian crisis.

#audio-neutral-informative, #belarus-poland-border-crisis-2021, #eastern-europe, #european-union, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #lukashenko-aleksandr-g, #politics-and-government

The Case Against Loving Your Job

Will work ever love us back? Two millennials disagree.

#audio-neutral-informative, #careers-and-professions, #hiring-and-promotion, #jaffe-sarah-l-journalist, #karma-roge, #labor-and-jobs, #millennial-generation

The Economy Is Good. So Why Do We Feel Terrible About It?

Polling suggests that Americans think conditions are bad. Data shows that they’re wrong.

#audio-neutral-informative, #consumer-behavior, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #inflation-economics, #unemployment, #united-states, #united-states-economy

Can The Washington Post De-Snark the News?

Sally Buzbee, The Washington Post’s executive editor, discusses the future of news and the media.

#audio-neutral-informative, #buzbee-sally, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #sonmez-felicia, #washington-post

The Emotional and Financial Business of Taylor Swift’s ‘All Too Well’

What does the rerecorded song from “Red” say about how power and the past have shaped her career?

#all-too-well-song, #audio-neutral-informative, #pop-and-rock-music, #swift-taylor

The School Board Wars, Part 2

Meetings of the Central Bucks school board devolve into ugly fights and a bitter election is nearing. But what’s actually happening in classrooms?

#audio-neutral-informative, #bucks-county-pa, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #school-boards, #shutdowns-institutional

Remembering the Velvet Underground Through the Mirror of Film

A conversation about how the band was experienced in its time, and how Todd Haynes’s new documentary explores the world that birthed it.

#audio-neutral-informative, #cale-john, #documentary-films-and-programs, #haynes-todd, #morrison-sterling, #pop-and-rock-music, #reed-lou-1942-2013, #the-velvet-underground-movie, #tucker-maureen, #velvet-underground-music-group, #warhol-andy