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Hip in the Heartland


This week Claire Cain Miller of the NY Times reported on an interesting migration trend. The young, college-educated, professional-and-entrepreneurial class we expect to see concentrating in Brooklyn, the SF Bay Area, DC, Seattle, and three or four other usual-suspect big cities is also now showing up in medium-sized and small places.

The American Victims of Israeli-Palestinian Violence


As violence in Jerusalem and the West Bank continued on Friday, another American became a casualty of the conflict.

The Latest: Ebola in the United States


In late September, Thomas Duncan became the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. Two hospital workers who treated him also became infected, setting off a nationwide effort to contain the disease, and fears of a larger outbreak.

John Wick: An Idiot Killed His Puppy and Now Everyone Must Die

Presumably there's a reason why we're so fascinated by hitmen in popular culture—possibly something to do with their uncomplicated codes, and their brutal efficiency, and their roles as godlike arbiters in the eternal gamble of life versus death.

Once ISIS Has Chemical Weapons

Throughout this unrelenting spate of recent Middle Eastern conflicts, the specter of chemical weapons have spurred the drawing of red lines and the sending of arms.

An Extraterrestrial Time-Lapse, As Seen From the International Space Station


This article was originally published at http://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/381918/an-extraterrestrial-time-lapse-as-seen-from-the-iss/

The President's Top Lawyer Doesn't Want to Be His Attorney General


President Obama will not nominate his former White House counsel, Kathryn Ruemmler, to succeed Eric Holder as attorney general after she withdrew her name from consideration for the post.

A School Shooting Outside of Seattle


A school shooting was reported in Marysville, Washington just before 2:15 p.m. ET Friday. Washington State Patrol arrived at the scene just north of Seattle along with an ambulance, however, the police department has not yet offered details on the incident.

Why Outbreaks Breed Hysteria


It was 2009, and the United States was in the midst of a full H1N1 pandemic. Public concern about the disease, commonly referred to as swine flu, was rightfully swelling.

Annie Lennox, Let Twerkers Twerk


"Twerking is not feminism," Annie Lennox declared in a recent interview with NPR after Steve Innskeep her opinion of Beyoncé.

The Best Nurses for Ebola: Robots?


Michelle Dynes and Anne Purfield, two CDC epidemiologists, recently returned to the U.S. from Sierra Leone, where they had been responding to the county's Ebola outbreak.

Google Street View, Transformed Into a Tiny Planet


This article was originally published at http://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/381480/google-street-view-transformed-into-a-tiny-planet/

You Don't Have to Feel Your Breasts


In October of my freshman year of college, a women’s group on campus made pink shirts that had two painted handprints on the chest, along with the slogan, “Feel Your Breasts.” They were cute.

A Moonlighting Post Office


Spitballing ideas to head off the looming death of the United States Postal Service is a national pastime at this point.

The Latest: Ebola in the United States


In late September, Thomas Duncan became the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. Two hospital workers who treated him also became infected, setting off a nationwide effort to contain the disease, and fears of a larger outbreak.

Heartbleed, 28 Weeks Later


Six months ago, when the Heartbleed bug threatened your bank account, your passwords, and your online life, people suddenly cared about OpenSSL, the open source version of crucial security standards that keep safe huge swaths of the Internet.

Scandal: Still Grieving


“I’m gladiating,” Olivia Pope tells Quinn during a stakeout early in Thursday night’s episode “The Key.” It’s less of a declaration than a lame pass at convincing herself that she is still Olivia Pope, the one in the white hat, the Fixer.

If Norwegian Women Can’t Have It All, Can Anyone?


From the outside, life for a woman in Norway seems nearly perfect. According to UN Reports, Norwegian women enjoy the best standard of living in the world, with free education, one year of paid maternity leave, a liberal paternity-leave policy, state-funded nurseries for all families, and affordable child care.

The Latest: Ebola in the United States


In late September, Thomas Duncan became the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. Two hospital workers who treated him also became infected, setting off a nationwide effort to contain the disease, and fears of a larger outbreak.

Ouija Should Have Written Itself


Say what you want about Hollywood’s baffling enthusiasm for the board-game movie, but the Ouija board was destined to inspire a horror film.


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