FROM Dylan Thuras
'Atlas Obscura': A guide to the world's strangest sights Any old vacation might include visits to museums, cathedrals and palaces, but what about some more unusual attractions? Like the “Door to Hell,” the “Everlasting Lightning Storm,” or “Galileo’s Middle Finger.” Those strange sights can be found in the book “Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to The World’s Hidden Wonders,” along with descriptions and pictures of hundreds of other weird and wonderful sights all over the world.
George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo (Part I) Lincoln in the Bardo dramatizes a grieving President Lincoln as he visits the grave of his beloved son Willie, who died at age eleven. In the novel, the buried dead believe they're not dead -- "they're sick and refer to their coffins as "sick boxes."
Why did Jared Kushner want a back channel with Russians? News broke Friday that President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, tried setting up a back channel between the Trump transition team and the Russian government. What are the consequences for Kushner, President Trump, and the investigation into Russian meddling?
Previewing James Comey's blockbuster testimony Former FBI director James Comey testifies Thursday in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, but his opening statement has been released. In it, he says he felt pressured by Donald Trump to declare loyalty to him and publicly clear him of any wrongdoing in the Russia investigation.