2 charts refuting Trump’s claim that “airplanes are becoming far too complex to fly”

2 charts refuting Trump’s claim that “airplanes are becoming far too complex to fly”

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump responded to news that a Boeing 737 Max 8 jet crashed in Ethiopia on Sunday not by offering condolences to the families of the eight Americans who were killed, but by tweeting that in his view, “Airplanes are becoming far too complex to fly.” “[O]ften old and simpler is far…
Why this billion-dollar foundation is becoming a corporation

Why this billion-dollar foundation is becoming a corporation

Laura and John Arnold aren’t quite as well known as Bill Gates or Warren Buffett, but they’re big names in the world of billionaire philanthropy. Like Gates and Buffett, they’ve signed the Giving Pledge, a commitment by many of the world’s wealthiest individuals to give the majority of their wealth to charity. Last week, they…
Michelle Obama On Becoming A Fashion Icon

Michelle Obama On Becoming A Fashion Icon

Everything the former First Lady wore, naturally, became fodder for public debate. "As a black woman, too, I knew I’d be criticized if I was perceived as being showy and high-end, and I’d also be criticized if I was too casual," Obama writes. The solution, she says, was to mix it up. "I’d match a…
Judy Blume’s seminal Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret is becoming a movie

Judy Blume’s seminal Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret is becoming a movie

Welcome to Vox’s weekly book link roundup, a curated selection of the internet’s best writing on books and related subjects. Here’s the best the web has to offer for the week of October 14, 2018. At the New York Times, Ember in Ashes author Sabaa Tahir celebrates The Hunger Games’ 10th anniversary with an ode…

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