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A New Train In Phnom Penh Shows Cambodia Is Getting Back On Track
ROTH PUTHY DOESN’T HAVE A PLANE TICKET or a suitcase, but on a recent Sunday afternoon she boarded the airport shuttle in Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh, anyway—just for fun. “I’ve never seen anything like it before,” says the 20-year-old student. Si
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On Ye, Kanye West Is Still A Tangle Of Contradictions
KANYE WEST’S PROJECTS SINCE HE teamed up with his now wife Kim Kardashian West in 2012—including the abrasive Yeezus, the sprawling The Life of Pablo and the series of personal appearances punctuated by top-of-the-head singles—have had varying stylis
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WHAT YOU SAID ABOUT ... THE DRONE AGE The June 11 cover story on the state of drones worldwide resonated with many readers. Rex Hayes of Toms River, N.J., said W.J. Hennigan’s feature on military use of drones was “spot on,” and B.A. Tilton of Middl
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Republicans Are Looking For A New House Leader, And The Race Won’t Be Pretty
TOP REPUBLICANS ON CAPITOL HILL ARE INCREASINGLY skittish that heir apparent Kevin McCarthy lacks the support to succeed House Speaker Paul Ryan, paving the way for an ugly leadership fight. McCarthy is working behind the scenes to line up backers.
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The Personal Style Behind Kate Spade’s Designs
There was a moment when everyone carried a Kate Spade bag. As a handbag designer starting in the 1990s, she had taken preppy shapes and images and twisted them into a contemporary must-have accessory that influenced a generation of women designers. H
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Trump Is Wrong: The Mueller Probe Is Constitutional
PRESIDENT TRUMP DECLARED ON JUNE 4 THAT the “appointment of the Special Counsel is totally UNCONSTITUTIONAL!” Like many of Trump’s utterances, it was made with all the deliberation of a tweet. But unlike some of his targets, which are susceptible to
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Ben Rhodes
The former White House adviser on eight years at President Obama’s side, what his old boss bottled up and how Putin and Trump are alike
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A Disturbing Trend On The Rise
THE APPARENT SUICIDE OF DESIGNER Kate Spade on June 5 did more than shock and sadden her fans across the country. It also reignited a conversation about the many faces—and causes—of suicide. The circumstances around Spade’s death remain unclear, but
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Millions Of Afghan Children Are Not In School, Most Of Them Girls
NEARLY HALF OF AFGHANISTAN’S children do not attend school because of war, widespread poverty and cultural factors, according to a new report released June 3 as part of the U.N.’s effort to identify where and how children are kept away from education
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The Swimsuit Round
MISS AMERICA NEEDS GRIT and hustle, but she doesn’t need to be able to model a swimsuit on prime-time television. It’s not surprising that the organization decided on June 5 to scrap the swimsuit contest. In order for Miss America to stay relevant an
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The Limits Of Being The World’s Bully
ON MAY 31, THE SAME DAY THE TRUMP Administration announced steel and aluminum tariffs against the European Union, French President Emmanuel Macron placed a call to President Trump. It didn’t go well. Hoping perhaps to draw on goodwill fostered by the
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The War On Mueller
Donald Trump’s campaign to discredit the Russia investigation may be working. It may also be damaging American democracy.
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This Man Wants To Be On Birth Control
DANIEL DUDLEY, 28, IS A BUSY MAN. The medical resident at Valley Medical Center in Washington is an active hiker, an amateur chef—he’s currently learning how to cook Indian cuisine—and a proud “father” to two dwarf rabbits, whose antics he chronicles
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Ella Brennan
IN HER MEMOIR OF THE CULINARY ARTS IN NEW ORLEANS, Ella Brennan proclaimed, “I don’t want a restaurant where a jazz band can’t come marching through.” At Commander’s Palace, her vibrant stage for creole cuisine, such bands not only could but did ofte
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Decoding A President’s Prose
THE PRESIDENT IS ABOUT TO BE IMPEACHED. A progressive Southerner with a common touch, he’s squaring off against a conservative House that is trying to remove him from office. “Savagery in the quest for power is older than the Bible,” he gripes, “but
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Korea Expert Victor Cha On The Big Summit
HAD VICTOR CHA BEEN NOMINATED AS U.S. ambassador to South Korea, he might have spent his spring preparing for the summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un scheduled for June 12. But the former Bush Administration
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Smooth Criminals
CATE BLANCHETT KICKS off her shoes before she joins Mindy Kaling and Anne Hathaway to lounge on a plush hotel bed in New York City. The actors—three of the eight stars of Ocean’s 8—have been busy promoting the all-female spin-off of the long-running
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Things That Go Bump In The Night—artfully
PERHAPS EVERY ERA GETS THE HORROR movies it doesn’t yet know it deserves, pictures that seep into our souls even before they infiltrate our minds. Ari Aster’s debut feature Hereditary is a movie for the mood of today, unsettling in its arid, controll
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The Supreme Court Is No Cakewalk
Since same-sex marriage became the law of the land, the battle over LGBT rights has shifted from the altar to the cash register. As wedding vendors have turned away same-sex couples for moral reasons, lawsuits have pitted the right to be served again
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Actor Jim Parsons Finds Stardom In L.A. And Community On Broadway
JIM PARSONS CAN’T CATCH A BREAK. HE SPENDS much of the year in Los Angeles, where he will soon start the 12th season of The Big Bang Theory, but considers New York City home. Right now he’s in Gramercy Park, a small urban oasis near his apartment, an
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News Ticker
Equal rights for same-sex spouses in E.U. The European Court of Justice, the European Union’s top court, ruled that member states must recognize the residency rights of all married couples, regardless of their gender or sexual orientation. The rulin
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Yet Mueller Won’t Indict A Sitting President
“THE PRESIDENT IS TO HAVE THE LAWS executed,” wrote the Chief Executive. “He may order an offence then to be prosecuted,” but if he “sees a prosecution put into a train which is not lawful, he may order it to be discontinued.” That’s not a tweet fro
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A Media Dynasty Gets A Savage Take
A RICH AND POWERFUL ELDERLY patriarch must name an heir to his vast media empire. He has plenty of grownup children to choose from, but none of them seem truly capable of furthering his legacy. In fact, most of his kids are nasty, spoiled nightmares
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Toni Collette
In Hereditary, Collette, 45, plays an artist and mother who becomes unhinged as she uncovers disturbing family secrets after her own mother’s death. Her performance has earned raves as the movie finds its place in a new boom of highbrow horror films.
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The Dark Norse
THE HOPES OF AN ENTIRE SOCCER-MAD nation will soon be riding on the hands of Hannes Thór Halldórsson. But on this chilly morning in late May, Iceland’s goalkeeper uses his powerful mitts not to stop a blast from Lionel Messi but to gently tap the tin
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Female Rage Reaches A Boiling Point On TV
AMC’S NEW SERIES DIETLAND BEGINS WITH A montage of self-harm: One woman sticks her finger down her throat. Another braces for a laser trained on her cheek. A third carefully slices open her breast with a razor. In a voice-over, they read their emails
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E.U. proposes plastic ban to save the seas The European Union proposed a ban on several single-use plastic items, including straws, cotton swabs and drink stirrers, to help protect marine life and stop trash from spoiling beaches. The May 28 proposa
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Drones Are Everywhere. Get Used To It
When Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico last September, it ravaged the island’s electrical grid and communications systems. For weeks, many of the approximately 5 million Puerto Ricans living in the mainland U.S. were unable to reach their loved ones. W
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Two former intelligence chiefs chart the collapse of faith in government and warn of the dangers of Trumpism
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Why Donald Trump Can’t Kill The Truth
HOW MANY TIMES HAVE I BEEN ASKED IF TRUTH IS DEAD? Or at least if truth as a concept has been hopelessly compromised? Many, many times. (Including by this very publication.) But truth is still with us—no matter how many people might insist otherwise.
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