British police quit sharing Manchester intel with the US after multiple leaks wind up in American media.
Some vivid interviews with people who've been struck—or, more accurately, "side-splashed"—by lightning.
Blind baseball announcer tries to create "a theatre of the mind" for listeners, stuffed with stats and analysis.
Democratic leaders urge patience on impeachment; having Trump in office is "the gift that keeps on giving."

You have to think that you're working for a movie company, and you're trying to translate a Western movie into Persian.

Siavash Ardalan, reporter and interpreter for BBC Persian, explains what makes Trump so difficult to translate live (e.g., so many synonymous terms).
↩︎ NPR
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Known best as cocky Gilfoyle on Silicon Valley, Martin Starr's full of doubt as a space gardener in this radio play.
Economics without politics or history is just a parlor game, shows a new collection responses to Thomas Piketty.
Case of Colombian grad student facing jail for sharing an article on Scribd highlights zeal of U.S. copyright law.
Sharing names in the Internet age, Julie Becks finds all the other Julie Becks—and finds they share a flavor.
"Selfies aren't the only thing Paris did first": Hilton created the modern "influencer" mode of celebrity.
The Professional Putters Association uploaded nearly 50 years of its televised Putt-Putt championships.
These are the victims of the Manchester terror attack.

The president’s first foray overseas is giving the rest of the world its first real glimpse of America’s new governing structure—a White House that has quickly become an all-in-the-family business, standard practice in Saudi Arabia, but rare in the United States.

Trump abroad invites the outside world to cringe right along with America.
↩︎ The New York Times
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A guide to conservative publications, with their relative insanity levels measured in goatee length.
Google will start matching real-world purchases to your online ID—it's time to do all your shopping on the dark web.
The American Society for Microbiology's third annual Agar Art contest winners, who grow their works with microbes.
From the attic: "The Lesser Bonds," including Alan Cumming, who decided 007 plays the viola.
Yet another front in the Boomer v. Gen X cultural hackles: whether Connery or Moore was the better Bond.
New trees from Myoung Ho Lee's series of arboreal portraits—half botanical field studies, half studio portraiture.