The Smallness of Trumps North Korea Diplomacy

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As eyes turn to President Donald Trump's big summit in Singapore with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, the focus has been on the prospect of a decent deal to rid the young tyrant of his nuclear weapons. That won't happen Tuesday. Even the president is lowering expectations, promising he will be able to surmise Kim's … Continued

Ian McKellen got real candid about Hollywood sticking up for straight, white men.

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Hollywood has some serious issues. It treats women terribly, overlooks people of color, and erases disabled and LGBTQ people from its stories, for starters. Someone who doesn’t need reminding of the industry’s embarrassing failings is openly gay actor Ian McKellen. Photo by Tristan Fewings/WPA Pool/Getty Images. The 78-year-old stage and film actor who’s spent the … Continued

35 Quirky Hotels Around The World

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Still, if you’re looking for some more out-there accommodations for your next trip, the options do exist. From converted airplanes, trains and silos to ice caves and buildings made of salt, here are 35 truly unusual hotels from around the world. Heinz-Peter Bader/Reuters At Dasparkhotel in Ottensheim, Austria, guests stay in rooms constructed from repurposed … Continued

The borrowers: why Finland’s cities are havens for library lovers

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Helsinkis state-of-the-art Oodi library will stand opposite parliament and boast a cinema, recording studio and makerspace. Its a perfect fit for a literate nation taking public learning to the next level A library card was the first thing that was mine, that I had ever owned, says Nasima Razmyar. The daughter of a former Afghan … Continued