Headlines edition

Thursday headlines: Bigger (not little) lies.

The White House’s immigration policies follow a model pioneered by the European Union and Australia.

What the US-China trade war is really about: Huawei's communications technologies and the future of Taiwan.

“Send her back” joins “build that wall” as the latest Trump rally chant.

On the appeal of Democratic candidate Andrew Yang: “If you’re here today, it’s because you’ve heard something like this: there’s an Asian man running for President who wants to give everyone a thousand dollars a month.”

With Trump backing Peter Thiel's claim that China has infiltrated Google, a few questions about Thiel's vampirism.

A new paper says the climate crisis has increased California’s annual burned area by 500 percent. 

See also: Another sign of overtourism appears in Big Little Lies Sur.

For years, Silicon Valley benefitted from gushy reporting. When coverage became more skeptical, the tech bros got defensive.

"3,000 to 4,000 wines will be on the menu and up to 20,000 bottles will eventually be on site." Fine dining in what may be Silicon Valley's—and America’s—most expensive city.

The Los Angeles Times runs a special section to honor critic Jonathan Gold one year after his death.

A 20-year-old man is charged with hacking almost every adult in Bulgaria.

From 2016, an exposé of the process used by multinationals to undermine domestic regulations and gut environmental laws.

The year-long Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo is now considered a global health emergency.

Why is time unreal? Because any event must be either past, present, or future—and yet every event is all of them.

Related: Fourteen words that are their own opposites.

"He was never for a moment, in all 27 years, bored. He was never lonely." Interesting thoughts from two contemporary hermits.

Nicki Minaj refused to play a Saudi festival given the kingdom’s atrocious human rights record, but that’s not stopping Janet Jackson, 50 Cent, or Steve Aoki.

“Dematerialize” by Scientist offers a lovely, dubby introduction to an alternate canon of Afrofuturist classics.

This week in Camp ToB, TMN’s Andrew Womack and a guest wrap up Valeria Luiselli’s very topical Lost Children Archive, and there’s so much to talk about.