- Thanks to networking at Standing Rock, Native organizers and activists are ready to battle Trump on every front. Updated 15h ago
- Trump wants Native Americans to open their oil to private companies.
- An overview of Trump's pre-presidential interactions with Natives is about as ugly as you'd assume.
- In advance of a full repeal, Trump's FCC is undermining net neutrality. Updated 1d ago
- Killing net neutrality would vastly strengthen the relationship between where you get your data and what you can surf.
- Repealing net neutrality may spawn backlash from the very trolls whose platforms the regulations protect.
- McCain is building a reputation for standing up to Trump. He also says Palin was worth it. Updated 2d ago
- Mark Sanford holds a marathon Town Hall session with the Charleston chapter of Indivisible.
- Exactly one House Republican has called for an independent investigation into Russian interference.
Iceland's pizza scandal just got worse and charmingly more Icelandic at the same time.
After much uproar, the president issued a statement, in both Icelandic and English, about presidential powers:
Unfortunately, the endorsement of fish over pineapple did not go down well. In the Icelandic, Guðni uses the word "fiskmeti," which translates as fish-products, rather than seafood. Apparently not even Icelanders like fish-products on their pizza.
The first Oscar-nominated Indian actress passed as white, and later on, a different Indian actress—more of an indie starlet—ended up being more famous for her cookbooks.
Dev Patel is the third actor of Indian origin to be nominated for an Oscar. The first was half-Sri Lankan (then Ceylonese) Merle Oberon, who refused to appear on camera without makeup. Retrospect explains why. Her history was edited: "'Estelle Thompson from Bombay became Merle Oberon, a white upper class Hobart girl who moves to India from Tasmania after her distinguished father dies in a hunting accident.'"
Before she became the face of Indian home cooking, Madhur Jaffrey attended London’s prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and won the Best Actress award at the Berlin Film Festival for her role in Merchant-Ivory's Shakespeare Wallah. But, writes Mayukh Sen after an interview, Jaffrey became more marketable in a different role: "that of the strenuously kind woman who can teach you how to make curry."
- This is what quantum physics looks like in real time. Updated 7d ago
- Researchers used ancient starlight in an experiment and still found quantum entanglement.
- Tangled up in q? Why our certainty around entanglement recently increased by a factor of "ten million billion."
- While Brazil's corruption scandal engulfs Latin America, Olympics stadiums get vandalized. Updated 1w ago
- The death of a Korean businessman slowed Duterte's killing spree.
- Trump is still embarrassingly connected to his businesses. Here's an overview of his most environmentally hazardous properties.
The Long Tail of the Attica Prison Riot
The Attica prison uprising lasted five days. Some people have spent four decades living with the cover-up. It took a historian 13 years to get to the bottom of what actually happened.
Announcing the 2017 Tournament of Books
It’s been a long, turbulent sleep, but now the Rooster wakes. Introducing the shortlist, judges, commentators, and Zombie poll for the 13th edition of The Morning News Tournament of Books.
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The best music from 2016 meant more than usual this year.
- Engineers and environmentalists saw issues coming for Oroville. Now a "nightmare scenario" is in play. Updated 1w ago
- Wild footage from a California Highway Patrol plane.
- As climate change progresses, expect many more Oroville Dam disasters.
- The conflict in Yemen won't be fixed easily, and Trump's botched military raid certainly didn't help matters. Updated 1w ago
- Chemical agents and disinformation were integral to Assad's retaking of Aleppo.
- America's longest-running war, full of nuance, demands patience to grasp. Huh.