Newsweek12 min read
Sebastian Kurz Remaking Europe's Future From Dark Past
Young Austrians see themselves in their 32-year-old chancellor, Sebastian Kurz, a conservative populist with big ambitions. In championing him, they also flirt with the country’s dangerous past.
Newsweek3 min readSociety
Jill Soloway Reflects on 'Transparent' in New Memoir
In "She Wants It," Soloway tells the story of the hit Amazon show—from the beginning to its messy end.
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'Night of the Living Dead' Still Terrifying Audiences
The simple horror of 'Night of the Living Dead' is the realization that society has gone dreadfully wrong, as frightening a concept now as it was in 1968.
Newsweek12 min readTech
Russia May Have Already Hacked the 2018 Midterms
It's possible the Russians perfected their attacks on electronic voting machines in the 2016 elections without tipping their hand.
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NASA Satellite to Show How Much, How Fast Seas Rise
Loss of ice at the North Pole could shut down the Gulf Stream, plunging Northern Europe and Scandinavia into a deep freeze.
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Director Sacha Gervasi on HBO's 'My Dinner With Hervé'
The movie, starring Peter Dinklage, depicts the rollicking—and tragic—life of the "Fantasy Island" sidekick.
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‘Beautiful Boy’ Captures the Stark Reality of Addiction
Nic Sheff nearly succumbed to meth addiction. He’s now being played by Timothée Chalamet, the Oscar-nominated star of “Call Me by Your Name.”
Newsweek12 min readPolitics
Is Trump Ready to ‘Get the Hell Out’ of Afghanistan?
A "devastating" new intelligence estimate on Afghanistan will give Trump cover to order a complete retreat, analysts fear.
Newsweek4 min readSociety
Journalist's Fearless Investigation of Mexico Massacre
Journalist Anabel Hernández has been investigating collusion between government officials and drug cartels, as well as the illicit drug trade and abuse of power, for Mexico’s biggest publications for more than two decades.
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How Superheroes Cope With Saving The World
“You can’t live a life of violence and not feel the violence deep in your heart and your soul.”
Newsweek2 min read
Photographer Eva Sereny Captured Sets Of Iconic Films
Sereny was one of the only female set photographers in the ’70s, and worked with every major director, from Bernardo Bertolucci to Steven Spielberg.
Newsweek7 min readPolitics
How a Social Media Post in Russia Can Land You in Jail
It was just before 6 a.m. when police officers raided Daniil Markin’s apartment in Barnaul, a small Russian city some 2,000 miles from Moscow. Markin, a film student who was 18 at the time of the July 2017 raid, had no idea why police had burst into
Newsweek13 min readPolitics
Will Donald Trump’s Booming Economy Go Bust?
The stock market is booming, unemployment is at its lowest since 1969, and consumer confidence is high. “The economy is soooo good,” President Trump claimed. So why are his approval ratings in the toilet? Here’s what lies beneath the numbers.
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Newsweek's 1991 Anita Hill Cover Story
On September 27, Christine Blasey Ford testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding her sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. It was eerily familiar, as if no time had passed between 2018 and 1991, whe
Newsweek2 min read
How Superheroes Cope With Saving The World
“You can’t live a life of violence and not feel the violence deep in your heart and your soul.”
Newsweek2 min read
Photographer Eva Sereny Captured Sets Of Iconic Films
Sereny was one of the only female set photographers in the ’70s, and worked with every major director, from Bernardo Bertolucci to Steven Spielberg.
Newsweek7 min readPolitics
How a Social Media Post in Russia Can Land You in Jail
It was just before 6 a.m. when police officers raided Daniil Markin’s apartment in Barnaul, a small Russian city some 2,000 miles from Moscow. Markin, a film student who was 18 at the time of the July 2017 raid, had no idea why police had burst into
Newsweek5 min read
How a Stunning 1983 Prince Recording Was Lost and Found
"The things [Prince] left behind are, in many cases, better than another artist’s very best work," said Michael Howe, chief archivist for the Prince estate.
Newsweek3 min read
Adrianne Lenker Steps Into the Abyss
"I get scared of songs disappearing. It's good to record them because I don't have to carry them around anymore," Lenker says.
Newsweek5 min readSociety
HBO's 'The Sentence' Reveals Broken Justice System
Through one woman's story, the HBO documentary shows the ramifications of a Reagan-era policy Jeff Sessions hopes to continue
Newsweek6 min read
Deadly Forces Sabotaging Elephant Protection in Chad
In less than a decade, Janjaweed poachers on horseback reduced the Zakouma National Park’s herd from 4,000 to 400.
Newsweek3 min readPolitics
America Is Eroding The Rights I Fought For
Will you honor the vision of America that soldiers fought to defend, or keep supporting an America that is eroding away essential freedoms?
Newsweek7 min readPolitics
Director Paul Greengrass on His New Film '22 July'
In the story of Norwegian militant Anders Behring Breivik, filmmaker Paul Greengrass saw an inciting moment for our fractured time.
Newsweek2 min read
Trump's Rise Foretold in Comic Book Story of Wrestling
Wrestlers understand “the malleability of truth,” flipping established narratives in shocking ways. Therefore, the book is a guidebook for understanding Trump and current politics.
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Pinball Is Back, And Fans Are Playing In Record Numbers
Walk into a random bar in Chicago, San Francisco or Brooklyn, New York, and there’s a growing likelihood you’ll run into a pinball machine or two. You might be surprised to find groups of people excitedly plunking quarter after quarter into the machi
Newsweek6 min readScience
Republicans Slowly Warm to Climate Change
Polls show a partisan divide on climate change, but Democrats and Republicans have more in common on the issue than they might think.
Newsweek10 min readScience
How Global Warming Is Turbocharging Monster Storms
The frequency of more potent storms is growing, but the storms are also slowing down in speed, inundating the ground below.
Newsweek5 min read
'Murphy Brown' Returns, Ready to Take on Trump
Fans on social media were asking, What would Murphy say about this? So English revived her newsroom sitcom. “It was the idea of being relevant that really changed my mind," she says.
Newsweek3 min read
Why Controlled Burns Could Save Forests, And Lives
Wildfires in British Columbia and California have blanketed the northwest U.S. in smoke, creating some of the most unhealthy air quality in the country.
Newsweek4 min readPolitics
Can Trump Revive the ‘Spirit of Singapore’?
Might the North actually move toward denuclearization, as the South Koreans say Kim has suggested? Or is the U.S. being played?
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