When she was serving as a member of SEAL Team 6 in Afghanistan, she was known as Christopher. But the biggest undertaking Kristin Beck has faced? Becoming a woman
First, he pointed the gun at his own head. "What? In front of your kids?" she said. Then, he pointed it at her head.
Greg Allman passed away over the weekend. Here's Rolling Stone's profile of the band from 1973.
In honor of the new trailer for "Blade Runner 2049," we're reposting this great piece from last year looking at how the "Blade Runner" universe was meticulously designed.
After moving some furniture, I inevitably damaged some of it by dropping a heavy tool on it. I'm going to show you the technique I used to fix it and remove the dent...
Soaring housing costs, urban violence, shifting ethnic patterns and an increase in childless adults living together may be turning San Francisco, which the Chamber of Commerce likes to call ''everybody's favorite city,'' into a haven for the young, the old, the wealthy and the childless. That is the conclusion of demographers, real estate people and others who monitor urban trends here, underscored by preliminary statistics from the 1980 census. Over the decade of the 1970's, the city lost 5 per...
King's famous "Letter from Birmingham Jail," was written in response to a public statement of concern and caution issued by eight white religious leaders of the South. It stands as one of the classic documents of the civil-rights movement.
On the starkly beautiful island, Junot Díaz finds a rugged mountain landscape and an unexpected mash-up of cultures.
Leif Tronstad was a standout scientist. World War II made him a freedom fighter, spymaster, and a patriot who helped prevent Hitler from getting an atomic bomb.
Uncovering a hidden civilization deep in the Amazon.
And left plenty of damage along the way.
On Feb. 20, 1992, more American homes tuned into The Simpsons than they did The Cosby Show or the Winter Olympics from Albertville, France. A foul-mouthed cartoon on a fourth-place network bested the Huxtables and the world's best amateur athletes. Fox over NBC and CBS—its first-ever victory in prime time. New over old.
The inner workings of coastal storms—a phenomenon both terrifying and mesmerizing—that batter western Canada.
What I didn’t like about journalism before were the working conditions. Besides, I had to condition my thoughts and ideas to the interests of the newspaper. Now, after having worked as a novelist, and having achieved financial independence as a novelist, I can really choose the themes that interest me and correspond to my ideas.
Atlantic correspondent William Langewiesche wrote a beautiful examination of the U.S.-Mexico border in 1992.
In 1996, Taco Bell pulled an April Fools' joke on an entire nation.
Arnold Palmer did for golf what Connors did for tennis. He came along with this swashbuckling style and changed everything.
Writer and neurologist Oliver Sacks passed away Sunday morning — he leaves behind a body of work that reveals a lifetime of asking difficult questions with empathy.
Who was behind the Moscow apartment bombings that accelerated Vladimir Putin's rise to power?
“The Star-Spangled Banner” is militaristic, syntactically garbled, and impossible to sing. It’s perfect.
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