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John Hodgman on rich white men, his book ‘Vacationland’ and how he’s basically the new John Dos Passos

Polymath performer John Hodgman sends up Maine with a little help from Nick Offerman and a ukulele.

There’s a grim reality behind your Thanksgiving turkey

Observing an annual pre-Thanksgiving rite, President Trump pardoned two big white fluffy turkeys Tuesday in a photo op at the White House. (Named Drumstick and Wishbone, the birds will end up at an enclosure on the campus of Virginia Tech.)...

What anti-Trump Americans can be thankful for in the Trump era

Do Americans who dislike Donald Trump — and that’s most of us — have anything to be thankful for in this first year of the Trump era? Yes. Despite what seems like endless bad news from Washington, there are plenty of reasons for Democrats,...

Are your values under assault in the time of Trump? Bake a pie

I’m a food obsessive, but for the last year I’ve found that an unthinking focus on deliciousness makes me flinch. My Twitter feed whiplashes between social outrage and, yay, ice cream! Not that there’s anything wrong with ice cream,...

U.N. court convicts Ratko Mladic to life in prison over Bosnia’s horrors

The United Nations’ Yugoslav war crimes tribunal convicted Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic on Wednesday of genocide and crimes against humanity, and sentenced him to life in prison for atrocities during Bosnia’s 1992-1995...

How Denzel Washington and Dan Gilroy created an unforgettable idealist for ‘Roman J. Israel, Esq.’

For Denzel Washington and Dan Gilroy, the close collaboration between actor and director created an unusual character study in “Roman J. Israel, Esq.” rooted in a sense of place.

The FCC plans to spray, squash and flush its net neutrality rules down the toilet for good measure

To the new Republican majority on the Federal Communications Commission, the biggest problem online is not the lack of competition among broadband internet access providers, even though more than 60% of the country has access to only one truly...

Start-up founders aim to keep bad investor behavior in check with Yelp-like reviews

Venture capitalists have long had god-like status in the tech industry. Founders venerate them because they need their money. Limited partners eagerly throw billions of dollars their way, enamored by their outsized investment returns. But now,...

How Denzel Washington and Dan Gilroy created an unforgettable idealist for ‘Roman J. Israel, Esq.’

For Denzel Washington and Dan Gilroy, the close collaboration between actor and director created an unusual character study in “Roman J. Israel, Esq.” rooted in a sense of place.

U.S. Navy aircraft carrying 11 crashes into the Pacific Ocean; 8 have been found in good condition

A plane carrying 11 crew and passengers crashed into the Pacific Ocean on Wednesday while on the way to the Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier, the Navy said. The U.S. Navy said eight people who were recovered from the crash of a transport aircraft...