August 13, 2015

What It’s Like Being a Cop Now
“Every time a police officer fires his weapon, the reputation of the police department is on the line”

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Don’t Let Trump and Co. Distract From Black Lives Matter
Black lives should matter more than votes

A Slowing China Still Picks Security Over Innovation

The Iranian-Vote Carnival
Focus on what happens once the nuclear deal goes through

Welcome to the Jungle, Europe
A global migrant crisis finally strikes the continent

The Agency that’s Got your Back
A little-known government watchdog is striking fear into the lending industry

Pop Chart

Guy Ritchie’s Rules for Reimagining Spy Flicks
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. debuts Friday

Review: Straight Outta Compton Is a Bio-pic With a Sanitized Attitude
The new movie opens on Friday

Ice Cube
The rapper, actor and former N.W.A member produced the hip-hop biopic Straight Outta Compton, starring his son O’Shea Jackson Jr. as Cube.

Grace Potter Puts the Pop in Pop-Rock
Reviewing her new album, ‘Midnight’

Review: Hamilton on Broadway
A Founding Father raps his way into musical history

Review: A Manual for Cleaning Women
A posthumous collection from Lucia Berlin

I’m Making the Case for Public Shaming
Unless you publicly shame me for doing so

9 Questions With Claire McCaskill
As her memoir Plenty Ladylike hits shelves, Missouri’s Democratic Senator discusses Ferguson, Iran and making peace with the Clintons

The Soda Industry Takes on Your Diet
Soft drink companies would rather talk about exercise than sugar

Farm-to-Fridge Is Heating Up
New developments in the organic industry

How Google Is Trying to Reinvent Itself
And maybe Silicon Valley, too

What the Toy Aisle Can Teach Us About Gender Parity
Target drops blue and pink labels

Natural Aphrodisiacs

Iraq Shakes Up Its Government

A New Phone Bill

Changing Times
North Korea will turn back the clock by half an hour on Aug. 15 to create a Pyongyang time zone. State media said the move would defy the “wicked Japanese imperialists” who imposed the current system. It’s just one of several recent experiments with regional time zones.

School Start Times
The majority of American schools begin too early in the day, a new CDC study says, leaving students groggy and grumpy. Here’s what you need to know before back-to-school season.

The View From Behind the Badge

Give Us the Ballot

The Slide-Scraper
Visitors to London’s Olympic Park have been taking stairs and elevators up the 375-ft. (114 m) ArcelorMittal Orbit–the U.K.’s tallest sculpture–since 2012. Soon they’ll have a chance to slide down.

Autism Is Not a Disorder–It’s an Opportunity

The Knives Come Out for Donald Trump, but He’s Not Going Anywhere

Milestones

Frank Gifford
Football Giant and sportscaster

Sundar Pichai Google’s New CEO
In Google’s unprecedented corporate restructuring, Sundar Pichai, 43, may be the biggest winner. His appointment caps a rise from middle management to the C-suite in just a decade.

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