The New Yorker's blend of reporting, commentary, criticism, fiction, and cartoons has garnered 36 National Magazine Awards since its debut in 1925 - more than any other publication. Edited by Pulitzer Prize winner David Remnick, the magazine has had only five editors in its 80-year history. Each week, Audible and the editorial staff of The New Yorker work together to select a variety of the issue's best articles from The Talk of the Town, Fiction, The Critics, and more. Each article is read in its entirety. The New Yorker is available in audio exclusively at audible.com.
World politics is entering a new phase, in which the great divisions among humankind and the dominating source of international conflict will be cultural.
Comedian and best-selling author Tony Hawks is embarking on his greatest adventure yet - moving from city life in London to deepest Devon in the West Country. You can take the man out of the city, but is the countryside ready for him? Comedian and born-and-bred townie Tony Hawks is not afraid of a challenge - or indeed a good bet. He's hitchhiked round Ireland with a fridge and taken on the Moldovan football team at tennis one by one.
In this issue: "Dinner Talk", by Evan Osnos; "The Avenger", by Patrick Radden Keefe; "Blood at the Root", by David Remnick; "A Modest Proposal", by David Sedaris; and "Highs and Lows", by Anthony Lane.
This Scientific American takes at look at some of the current controversies in cosmology, starting with "Brave New Cosmos."
"October Surprises" by Amy Davidson, "Doppelgänger" by Tad Friend, "Taking on the N.R.A." by James Surowiecki, "Thresholds of Violence" by Malcolm Gladwell, "Road Warrior" by Jane Kramer.
In this issue: "Race and the Storm", by Jelani Cobb; "My Brain: The All-Hands Meeting", by Hallie Cantor; "The Weight of the World", by Elizabeth Kolbert; "Starting Over", by Malcolm Gladwell; "The Yellow House", by Sarah M. Broom; "Reality Hunger", by Hua Hsu; and "Odd Couples", by Anthony Lane.
In this issue: "Guns and Terror", by Amy Davidson; "Trafficking in Terror", by Ginger Thompson; "Dolls and Feelings", by Ariel Levy; "Tough Medicine", by Malcolm Gladwell; and "Hard Bargains", by Anthony Lane.
Vanity Fair is a cultural filter, sparking the global conversation about the people and ideas that matter most. With a dedication to journalistic excellence and powerful storytelling, Vanity Fair is the first choice - often the only choice - for the world's most influential and important audience. From print to social media, the big screen to the smartphone and now on audio, Vanity Fair is the arbiter of our era. Listen to Vanity Fair on the go.
Instead of trying to predict "Black Swan" events such as coups or crises, forecasters should look at how political systems handle disorder. The best indicator of a country's future trajectory is not a lengthy past stability, but recent moderate volatility.
Have you ever wondered why ice floats and water is such a freaky liquid? Or why chilis and mustard are both hot but in different ways? Or why microwaves don't cook from the inside out? In this fascinating scientific tour of household objects, The One Show presenter and all-round science bloke Marty Jopson has the answer to all of these and many more baffling questions about the chemistry and physics of the everyday stuff we use every day.
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Most economists agree that the global economy is stagnating and that governments need to stimulate growth, but lowering interest rates still further could spur a damaging cycle of booms and busts. Instead, central banks should hand consumers cash directly.
Get up to speed with what’s going on in the world with The Washington Post. You'll get the must-hear stories covering politics, global news, ideas and controversy, arts and entertainment.
New findings reveal that cigarette addiction can arise astonishingly fast. But the research could lead to therapies that make quitting easier.
Bacterial imbalance could be culprit, mouse study suggests.
The November/December 2016 issue of Foreign Affairs.
A century on, discussions about the Ottoman massacre of Armenians are still dominated by questions surrounding the use of one fraught and divisive word: "Genocide". Washington should use the term, but also recognize its many limitations.
What is the Liberal Party's core appeal to Australian voters? Has John Howard made a dramatic break with the past, or has he ingeniously modernised the strategies of his party's founder, Sir Robert Menzies? For Judith Brett, the government of John Howard has done what successful Liberal governments have always done: it has presented itself as the true guardian of the national interest. Full of provocative ideas, Relaxed & Comfortable will change the way Australians see the last decade of national politics.
Sometime this century, after 4 billion years, some of Earth's regulatory systems will pass from control through evolution by natural selection, to control by human intelligence. Will humanity rise to the challenge? This landmark essay by Tim Flannery is about sustainability, our search for it in the 21st century, and the impact it might have on the environmental threats that confront us today. Flannery discusses in detail three potential solutions to the most pressing of the sustainability challenges: climate change.
"Why do we ignore our best advisors?"
Turn to Science News for the latest coverage of biology, astronomy, the physical sciences, behavioral sciences, math and computers, chemistry, and earth science. This 75-year-old publication is known for its sharp writing and up-to-date coverage of the latest scientific research. Since its debut in 1922, Science News has been committed to providing reports on scientific and technical developments that the layman would find interesting and easy to digest.
Enjoy the late Dave Cash and his silky smooth voice as he takes you on a trip down memory lane, where two fingers were raised to the establishment and history was made. Dave was part of the first real British Pirate Radio station, where he was treated like a pop star, dabbled with drugs and lived a life far richer in experience than most. Once onboard, Cash partnered with Kenny Everett for the Kenny & Cash Show, one of the most successful of all pirate radio programmes.
In this issue: "Birthday Wishes" by Jelani Cobb; "Surviving Solitary" by Rachel Aviv; "Mixed Up" by Adam Gopnik; "Spielberg at Seventy" by David Denby; and "Family Packs" by Anthony Lane.
Mid-ocean ridges created thicker crust in the past.
Women more likely than men to experience motion sickness.
For search-and-rescue, ‘Salto’ could parkour through rubble.
Distant stars squeeze loophole, confirm spooky entanglement.
Geologists trace the comings and goings of Earth’s landmasses.
Researchers look for ways to electrify the battery business.