The New York Times 1619 Project is reshaping the conversation on slavery. Conservatives hate it.

Erik McGregor/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images Newt Gingrich called the project, led by black writers, “propaganda.” On Sunday, the New York Times Magazine published perhaps its most ambitious work on race and slavery to date. The 1619 Project, which marks the 400th anniversary of the arrival of African slaves to Virginia, seeks to reframe the country’s thinking about slavery and how intertwined the practice of slavery has been in shaping the nation. “This project is,…

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Billie Eilish, the neo-goth, chart-topping 17-year-old pop star, explained

Billie Eilish is the latest teen topping the Billboard charts — but that’s all she has in common with her fellow pop stars. | Billie Eilish on Facebook From SoundCloud to Coachella, the 17-year-old has paved her own path to become a generational icon. In 2016, 14-year-old Billie Eilish, a Los Angeles-based dancer and musician, uploaded her first song, “Ocean Eyes,” to SoundCloud late one night. She had only intended for one person to listen…

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The Terror: Infamy turns America’s WWII internment camps into a bleak ghost story

Kiki Sukezane as Yuko and Derek Mio as Chester Nakayama in AMC’s The Terror: Infamy. | Ed Araquel/AMC The Terror’s second season is Japanese folklore about an American nightmare. It isn’t trying to be subtle. The second episode of The Terror: Infamy, AMC’s anthology horror-drama, ends with a blatant money shot. A group of confused, weary, scared Japanese-American citizens have just been transported by bus from their home state of California to Colinas de Oro, Oregon…

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Sudan signs power-sharing deal as its former dictator goes to trial

Sudan’s deposed ruler Omar al-Bashir at the opening of his corruption trial on August 19, 2019. | EBRAHIM HAMID/AFP/Getty Images A stunning — but uncertain — moment for Sudan. Omar al-Bashir ruled Sudan for 30 years, overseeing a bloody and oppressive regime. On Monday, his corruption trial began — a symbol of Sudan’s extraordinary, if shaky, political transition toward democracy. Ahead of its deposed leader appearing in court, on Saturday Sudan’s military and civil leaders…

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Bernie Sanders wants to ban police use of facial recognition tech

Sen. Bernie Sanders announced that he would ban police use of facial recognition technology as part of his 2020 presidential platform on criminal justice reform. | Paras Griffin/WireImage He’s the first 2020 candidate to call for a ban on the controversial surveillance technology. Facial recognition technology has found a new foe: Bernie Sanders. The Democratic presidential candidate announced his plan over the weekend to ban police use of facial recognition technology as part of a…

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Apple’s The Morning Show, starring Jennifer Aniston, looks dour and joyless in its first trailer

Hello Sunshine/Apple, Inc. The Apple TV+ exclusive will pit Aniston against Reese Witherspoon and Steve Carell in a battle for the anchor chair. It’s been months since Apple discussed what to expect from Apple TV+, its forthcoming entry into the premium streaming service Thunderdome. Now, with an apparent fall launch nearing (although no release date has yet been announced), the company has given us something more to chew on than just a laundry list of…

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