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The State Of The Presidency
THE STATE OF THE UNION SPEECH IS ONE OF THE MOST EXTRAVAGANT PORTRAITS OF AMERICAN POWER. REPLETE WITH PAGEANTRY, TENS OF MILLIONS OF TELEVISION VIEWERS, A CHAMBER CRAMMED WITH DIGNITARIES and Donald Trump at the center of the shot—is it any wonder t
TIME1 min de lectureFood & Wine
The Dangers Of Fried Food
It’s no secret that fried food isn’t good for you, but a recent study published in the BMJ links it to a serious outcome: early death. The researchers looked at data from more than 100,000 women in the U.S., ages 50 to 79, who had filled out a detail
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Conversation
WHAT YOU SAID ABOUT ... BEYOND WALLS The Feb. 4–11 special report on global migration by Haley Sweetland Edwards helped some readers see migrants “not as criminals, but as people escaping tough situations to improve their lives,” as @secretgcd tweet
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More Charisma Might Have Thawed Cold Pursuit
IF YOU’RE GOING TO MOUNT AN AMERICAN remake of a Norwegian film about a father who avenges the death of his son with the help of a giant snowplow, whom else would you cast but Liam Neeson? Forget, for a moment, that he’s Irish: His features, resolute
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Champions Of Culture
Jack Shainman Gallery director at Jack Shainman Gallery Even as a kid growing up in Williamstown, Mass., Jack Shainman was honing his eye for great art. The son of a music professor, he was a regular at nearby museums like the Clark Art Institute,
TIME15 min de lectureTech
Why I’m Hopeful
Because believing is an act of rebellion By Guillermo DEL TORO OPTIMISM IS RADICAL. IT IS THE HARD CHOICE, the brave choice. And it is most needed now, in the face of despair—just as a car is most useful when there is a distance to close. Otherwise
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Walking The Line Between Country And Pop
FOR A LARGE CHUNK OF THE 2010S, country music was defined by the bro. The stadium-rocking, beer-chugging subgenre dominated radio and arenas, thanks to the popularity of artists like Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean. Characterized by copious “Southern” si
TIME9 min de lecturePolitics
The Gray Wave Set To Crash Into China
By 2029, China’s population will age into “unstoppable” decline. The country may face no greater threat
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The End Of A U.S.-Russia Arms Treaty Spells Long-term Trouble
SOME FOREIGN-POLICY decisions fundamentally reshape the world as we know it in an instant. Others take years for their full impact to be felt. The Trump Administration’s decision on Feb. 1 to withdraw the U.S. from the Cold War–era Intermediate-Rang
TIME2 min de lecturePolitics
What Does It Take To Force A Politician To Resign These Days?
RALPH NORTHAM’S CAREER LOOKED cooked. On Feb. 1, Virginians learned that their governor’s 1984 medical-school yearbook page included a picture of a person in blackface alongside another in a Ku Klux Klan–style robe and hood. Within hours, everyone fr
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8 Questions
Angie Thomas The best-selling author of The Hate U Give on growing up in Mississippi and On the Come Up, her new YA novel about a teen rapper
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The Flying Midwives
IN THE SMALL, WHITEWASHED MEDICAL clinic of Banki, one of northeastern Nigeria’s largest camps for internally displaced people (IDP), midwife Stella Aneto takes a rare pause between deliveries to catch her breath. Before wiping down the clinic’s sole
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Small Countries Lead Big On Climate Change
THE MOST VALUABLE RESOURCE AT THE WORLD ECONOMIC Forum at Davos is time. No one has enough of it, so everyone makes compromises to make the most of it. President Carlos Alvarado Quesada of Costa Rica is no exception. As we near the 10-minute point of
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Artists At Every Age
PORTFOLIO BY DJENEBA ADUAYOM FOR TIME HOW DOES AN ARTIST KEEP HER creative vision alive? It’s a concern not just for painters and poets who have been at work for decades; an artist’s vision can be tested at any point in life. For the nine people pho
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A Drug-trade Dynasty Where Women Rule
In most dramas about the drug trade, women hover quietly in the background. Rarely are they central characters, even if they have everything to gain or lose as a result of the ruthlessness of the men around them. Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra’s s
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History Haunts America’s Military Options
If there were ever a case illustrating Karl Marx’s comment that history repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce, it was the turnover between Venezuelan Presidents Hugo Chávez and Nicolás Maduro. Following Chávez’s demolition of the nation’s o
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A History-making Legislative Session
NEVADA’S NEW LEGISLATIVE SESSION ON FEB. 4 signaled more than the start of government as usual. It carried the weight of history. The session marked the first time in U.S. history that women have made up a majority of any state’s legislature. The oc
TIME3 min de lecturePolitics
The Attention Election
As the presidential rollouts begin, the contenders will tell us what to expect of them—as they calculate what to expect of us. What will it take to capture our imagination and, even more urgent, our attention? Donald Trump has shaped that test for al
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News Ticker
Protests erupt after Brooklyn jail loses heat Crowds gathered outside the Brooklyn Metropolitan Detention Center over the course of a week during which the facility largely went without power and heat as temperatures dropped into the single digits.
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Seeing The Bright Side
WHILE WE LIVE AT A TIME WHEN DIVISION is the norm; when biases and beliefs seem static and immobile; when hard science is debatable; when journalism is devalued; when humanity is stripped from those in cells, centers and shelters; when it’s all just
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Venezuela’s Crossroads
TWO MEN CLAIM TO BE THE President of Venezuela, which has the largest oil reserves on the planet and so little food that in a single year the average citizen lost 24 lb. One, Nicolás Maduro, secured a second term in a 2018 election widely regarded as
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Comedies Find Surprising New Life In The Afterlife
IN THE BEGINNING, GOD CREATED Heaven Inc. and the earth. And the earth was a hot new innovation overseen by the angels at God’s celestial startup—a goofy blue planet where each human creature was endowed with free will. Several eons later, all that c
TIME3 min de lecturePolitics
Howard Schultz’s Bigger Problems
BY EVEN JUST TESTING THE WATERS FOR AN INDEPENDENT presidential run in 2020, billionaire former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz has done us a favor. He has revealed the political bigotry inherent in the torrent of “spoiler” charges immediately leveled a
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A Literary King Conquers Fantasy
A LITTLE MORE THAN THREE YEARS AGO, Marlon James made a comment he now insists was a joke. The acclaimed Jamaican author, fresh from winning the Man Booker Prize for his novel A Brief History of Seven Killings, told a reporter that his next project w
TIME4 min de lecturePolitics
‘Willful Ignorance.’ Inside President Trump’s Troubled Intelligence Briefings
FOR MORE THAN TWO YEARS, THE ELITE CORE OF intelligence professionals stayed silent. But faced with President Donald Trump’s renewed attacks on America’s top spymasters and mounting security challenges around the globe, senior intelligence briefers r
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The Street Photographer
A superintendent at a building in New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood where he has worked for 25 years, CLAY BENSKIN started taking photographs on his iPhone just a few years ago. His efforts to capture an ever changing city—without any formal train
TIME2 min de lectureNutrition
Want To Prevent Deadly Diseases? Eat Fiber
IF YOU WANT TO EAT SOMETHING for better health, make it fiber. A new review of 243 studies on fiber, published in January in the Lancet, shows just how beneficial a diet rich in fiber can be. People who ate more of the nutrient substantially lowered
TIME2 min de lecturePolitics
On Historic Trip, Pope Francis Tries To Bridge Gulfs
THE FIRST-EVER PAPAL VISIT TO THE Arabian Peninsula, the birthplace of Islam, was meant to build bridges between faiths. But shortly after Pope Francis touched down in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, on Feb. 3, he made the visit a
TIME2 min de lecturePsychology
A Humble Solution To Global Depression
In Zimbabwe, the term for depression is kufungisisa, which translates to “thinking too much.” Like many low-income countries, Zimbabwe is ill-equipped to care for its citizens suffering from mental illness. The country of roughly 16.5 million current
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A Rom-com That Will Win Over Even The Haters
THERE ARE TWO NEW YORK CITIES, the real one and the movie one, and both have a place in Todd Strauss-Schulson’s goofy-delightful Isn’t It Romantic. The movie opens and closes in the real New York, a stinky, noisy collage of 99¢ stores and food carts
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