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'it Was So Frenetic:' Hbo Max Follows Wolfgang Puck Catering
Cooking a meal for a big group is always stressful. So just imagine cooking for over 1,000 guests. Now make those guests white-hot celebrities like Brad Pitt.
CALLS TO REOPEN CLASSROOMS GROW AS TEACHERS GET VACCINATED
State leaders around the U.S. are increasingly pushing for schools to reopen this winter — pressuring them, even — as teachers begin to gain access to the vaccine against the raging pandemic.
50 COUNTRIES VOW TO PROTECT 30% OF LAND AND SEA BY 2030
At least 50 countries committed to protecting 30% of the planet, including land and sea, over the next decade to halt species extinction and address climate change issues, during a global summit Monday aimed at protecting the world’s biodiversity.
INTEL REPLACES ITS CHIEF EXECUTIVE AFTER A ROCKY STRETCH
Intel is replacing its CEO after only two years in what had been a rough stretch for the chipmaker.
APPLE ANNOUNCES NEW PROJECTS AS PART OF ITS RACIAL EQUITY AND JUSTICE INITIATIVE (REJI)
IT’S ALL PART OF THE COMPANY’S $100 MILLION PLEDGE
US UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS JUMP TO 965,000 AS VIRUS TAKES TOLL
The number of people seeking unemployment aid soared last week to 965,000, the most since late August and a sign that the resurgent virus has likely escalated layoffs.
SAMSUNG PROMISES NEW PHONES WILL DELIVER MORE FOR LESS MONEY
Samsung’s next crop of smartphones will boast bigger screens, better cameras, and longer-lasting batteries at lower prices than last year’s lineup that came out just before the pandemic toppled the economy.
ITALIAN ‘PINOCCHIO' TAKES THE PUPPET TO ITS ROOTS
The latest cinematic rendering of “ Pinocchio, ” from Italian director Matteo Garrone, is informed not by the friendly 1940 Walt Disney retelling, but the original source material.
US SPACE COMMAND SITE TO BE LOCATED IN HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA
The U.S. Air Force announced that the new U.S. Space Command headquarters will be in Huntsville, Alabama, after the state was selected over five others competing for the project, including Colorado, where Space Command is provisionally located.
Whatsapp Growth Slumps As Rivals Signal, Telegram Rise
Encrypted messaging apps Signal and Telegram are seeing huge upticks in downloads from Apple and Google’s app stores.
RAPID GROWTH FORMULA
BORAT IS BACK, AND THIS TIME HE FITS RIGHT IN
Since Sacha Baron Cohen first appeared as his Kazakh journalist on “Da Ali G Show,” Borat Sagdiyev has been remarkably consistent. The accent is the same. The gray suit is still rumpled. “Nahce” and “Mah Wahfe” regularly exude from him with a mangled melody. Borat hasn’t changed in the last 20 years. But America has.
Telehealth Hits New Heights
Learn What One Doctor’s Experience Means for Widespread Use During COVID-19
The Posh School's Burden
Boarding schools that once trained young men to run the British Empire are opening campuses for elites in countries with reputations for corruption and long colonial pasts. It could get awkward
Almaty's Changing Musical Rule Book
Traveling across central Asia, Nicholas Pritchard discovers musical acts of dissent in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
Transcontinental Enduro Marathon
14,500 Miles on a Honda XR650L from Togliatti to Magadan
A Winning Formula
Women’s health centers in Baltimore have multiplied——and they’re meeting a need.
A fellow of the Royal Geographic Society and a former captain in a British Army reconnaissance regiment, Jimmy Carroll, co-founder of travel company Pelorus, knows what it’s like to live on the edge. He shares ideas for transformative trips to unexplored parts of the world
DAUNTED BUT UNDETERRED
There are times in life when one hears about events so horrific that they can only describe them as ‘incredible’ or ‘unbelievable.’ Judy Cohen, a Holocaust survivor, shares what it was like to be a part of one of history’s blackest, most ‘unbelievable’ moments
Watch Out, Borat's About!
Sacha Baron Cohen is the king of the set-up, as Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani has learnt to his cost