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Baseball ace José Fernández tried and failed three times to defect from Cuba before he made it to Florida

José Fernández, a star pitcher for the Miami Marlins Major League Baseball team, died early this morning in a boating accident.

People are eating up this voyeuristic video of Emirates’ over-the-top first-class service

Talk about customer service. Brotastic lifestyle vlogger Casey Neistat said Emirates Airlines recently gave him a free upgrade to its coveted first-class cabin from business class on a 14-hour flight from Dubai to New York.

Bruce Springsteen’s new book is already a bestseller ahead of its release

It’s been over 30 years since a denim-clad Bruce Springsteen told the world where he was born, and it’s clear America is not over it.

Hillary Clinton has been playing into Trump’s hands, and here’s how she can reverse that

When Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton take the debate stage on Monday night, the drama that plays out will be much deeper than the usual quadrennial bout between blue and red.

A powerful photo of Michelle Obama and George W. Bush for the ages

A striking image from this weekend offers some symbolic hope for Americans troubled by the country’s stark division along ethnic, political, economic, and gender lines.

No surprise, there’s a huge gender gap on the big screen

There’s new software that proves what we’ve believed all along: Female actresses don’t get as much time on the big screen as their male counterparts.

29 books to read your kids if you want them to be kind and brave

There is little in this universe I love more than the end of my kids’ days. No matter how frazzled I am, or what superhuman efforts they put up to resist bedtime, snuggling up with them tucked in and a pile of books beside us is the tonic we need to end our days.

Growing up poor taught me to recognize the false premise of the American Dream

Last month, on my way to a friend’s new apartment in San Francisco, I listened to an episode of Malcolm Gladwell’s Revisionist History podcast called “Carlos Doesn’t Remember.” I quickly found myself in tears.

A fashion photographer on the “unexpected, in-between” moments where great pictures happen

Anyone who has attended a fashion show can tell you there’s a great deal of waiting around: Models endure hours of hair and makeup.

The true story of the African-American women at NASA who helped the US win the space race

When Neil Armstrong planted a stars and stripes flag on the moon in 1969, it was a truly patriotic achievement for the United States.

What kind of hair loss is totally normal, and when you should be worried

Humans put a lot of time and effort into thinking of ways to hold onto their hair. Globally, the market for hair loss products is expected to reach $11.8 billion by 2024.

A fashion designer created a circumcision toolkit that honors African culture and saves lives

What would African design look like if it were allowed to enter the 21st century without the touch of colonialism?

The Charlotte police bow to public pressure to release footage of Keith Lamont Scott’s shooting

The police department of Charlotte, North Carolina, has bowed to the new standard for video footage of police violence.

Thousands of people took to the streets Saturday to protest Ireland’s strict abortion laws

Last year, Ireland became the first country to legalize gay marriage by popular vote—a remarkable victory in a country where the Catholic church has historically wielded a great deal of power.

The New York Times wants you to vote for Hillary because she’s worthy, not because you hate Trump

Hillary Clinton may well benefit from the #NeverTrump movement. But the New York Times wants voters to know that the Democratic presidential candidate isn’t just the better alternative to her bombastic, divisive opponent—she’s a worthy nominee in her own right.

The first pop song ever written by artificial intelligence is pretty good, actually

We already know that artificial intelligence systems can work in law firms and beat the world champion at a game of Go.

Watch: Bill Maher slams Apple for pointless iPhone upgrade and consumers for falling for it

If Apple wants to live up to its motto of “think different,” perhaps it should try not releasing a new phone for a change.

Australia isn’t where you think it is

Australia may be the world’s most mischievous continent. Not only does it try to pull one over on us with its pink-colored lakes and insistence that Vegemite is edible, the country—home to more than 23 million people—has actually moved.

Expert rhetorical strategies women can use to outmaneuver the office “Trump”

When Hillary Clinton steps up to debate Donald Trump on Monday (Sept. 26), her situation will be utterly unique in several respects.

Snapchat’s new $130 video-recording sunglasses are a bold move into the wearables market

Snapchat has made its name as the messaging app of choice among the young and hip. Now the Venice, California-based startup is charging into the tricky wearable technology market.