Cinematic Travel: ‘Onward New York City’ (2022)

Filmed and Edited by: Ted Kim 

New York City comprises 5 boroughs sitting where the Hudson River meets the Atlantic Ocean. At its core is Manhattan, a densely populated borough that’s among the world’s major commercial, financial and cultural centers. Its iconic sites include skyscrapers such as the Empire State Building and sprawling Central Park. Broadway theater is staged in neon-lit Times Square. 

Previews: Smithsonian Magazine – September 2022

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SCIENCE

Cougars Are Killing Feral Donkeys, and That’s Good for Wetlands

Mountain lions play an important role in the Death Valley ecosystem by preying on the introduced species

Sam Zlotnik

SCIENCE

How Long Will It Take to Understand Long Covid?

SCIENCE

The Incredible Story of the Iceberg That Sank the Titanic


SMART NEWS

Why Was a Synagogue Mural Hidden Behind a Wall in a Vermont Apartment?

August 22, 2022 8:35 a.m.


Did Archaeologists Find Saint Peter’s Birthplace?

August 19, 2022


Western States Are Fighting Over How to Conserve Shrinking Water Supply

August 19, 2022

Travel Guide: Mackinac Island In Michigan (4K)

Mackinac Island sits in Lake Huron, between Michigan’s Upper and Lower peninsulas. Mackinac Island State Park, with trails, woods and the limestone Arch Rock formation, covers most of the island. Founded in 1780, Fort Mackinac is a walled cluster of military buildings on a coastal bluff. The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum has local works, including Native American art, maps and 19th-century photos. 

Preview: The New Yorker Magazine – August 29, 2022

Illustration of the “Mona Lisa” blocking a view of her face with her palm.

Anita Kunz’s “No Photos, Please!”

The artist discusses the enduring allure of the “Mona Lisa,” the puzzle of celebrity, and which famous people she would invite to dinner.

By Françoise Mouly, Art by Anita Kunz

The Age of Instagram Face

How social media, FaceTune, and plastic surgery created a single, cyborgian look.

By Jia Tolentino

What Bob Dylan Wanted at Twenty-three

A portrait of the artist trying to move past “finger-pointing” songs, and finding a new voice in the process.

By Nat Hentoff

Headlines: Russia Seizes Ukrainian Nuclear-Power Station, British Heatwave

Tensions are rising at Europe’s largest nuclear-power station, which Russian forces are using as a military base. We ask what the risks are, and whether they can be headed off.

Britain’s summer heatwave was deadly—but figuring out how deadly was no easy task. And discovering the real value of the “social capital” outside family and work relationships.

Front Page: The New York Times – August 22, 2022

Is a Fetus a Person? An Anti-Abortion Strategy Says Yes.

Fetal personhood, which confers legal rights from conception, is an effort to push beyond abortion bans and classify the procedure as murder. In Georgia, it also means a $3,000 tax credit.

Eric Adams After Dark: A Private Table and Tarnished Friends

New York’s mayor vowed to boost nightlife establishments in every corner of the city. But again and again, he returns to the same spot, run by friends with troubled pasts.