Art

In ‘Mudbound,’ the portrait of a country being forged in blood and soil, for better and for worse  Post

In ‘Mudbound,’ the portrait of a country being forged in blood and soil, for better and for worse Post

A sampling of recent movies that received four stars from Washington Post film critics. ‘Mudbound’ The uneasy relationship between Florence and Laura (Mary J. Blige, left, and Carey Mulligan), grounds “Mudbound” — a grand portrait of race, class and social tectonics — in a fascinating reality. Ann Hornaday writes, “This is a big movie, about big emotions and ideas, which Rees evokes and explores through an extraordinarily rich tapestry of ... Full story

Education

4 charts on how people around the world see education

4 charts on how people around the world see education

Publics around the world disagree about which is more important to emphasize in school: creative thinking or basic academic skills and discipline. Here are four key findings about educational preferences from a 2016 Pew Research Center survey of 19 countries. 1 Publics in advanced economies prefer creative education more than people in emerging economies do. Among advanced economies, half or more in six of the 14 countries surveyed said it is ... Full story

Economics

Goldman Sachs says 2017 was surprisingly good

Goldman Sachs says 2017 was surprisingly good

Jim Young | Bloomberg | Getty Images. A worker uses a hoist to assemble a car seat at the Lear Corp. manufacturing facility in Hammond, Indiana. This has been a good year for the global economy, and 2018 will follow that trend, analysts at Goldman Sachs said. Economic growth around the world has picked up steam this year. Germany — Europe's largest economy — grew an unexpectedly strong 0.8 percent in the third quarter. In Japan, the economy has ... Full story

Entertainment

An Incredible Look at a Monkey Being Born

An Incredible Look at a Monkey Being Born

How do you capture a rare, remarkable moment that's over in the blink of an eye? Photographer Jeff Kerby found himself with an unbelievable frame while on assignment for National Geographic in Ethiopia photographing gelada monkeys . While Kerby and a team of researchers were standing near a group of female geladas , one of them—visibly pregnant—started to go into labor. Kerby captured frame-by-frame as the infant emerged, two stunned faces ... Full story

Health

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Law

FBI report on black 'extremists' raises new monitoring fears | The Japan Times

FBI report on black 'extremists' raises new monitoring fears | The Japan Times

An FBI report on the rise of black “extremists” is stirring fears of a return to practices used during the civil rights movement, when the bureau spied on activist groups without evidence they had broken any laws. The FBI said it doesn’t target specific groups, and the report is one of many its intelligence analysts produce to make law enforcement aware of what they see as emerging trends. A similar bulletin on white supremacists, for example, ... Full story

Living

See the Most Colorful Places on Earth

See the Most Colorful Places on Earth

Nature is capable of producing spectacular colors. Seen in the first photo above is Yellowstone's Grand Prismatic Spring. The seemingly fluorescent green-blue water surrounded by bright yellows and oranges is the surprising result of heat-loving bacteria that survive in the scalding water. Other light shows on Earth have less organic origins. The bright green auroras seen over Vatnajokull National Park in Iceland are the result of fast-moving ... Full story

Politics

LaToya Cantrell becomes New Orleans' 1st woman mayor

LaToya Cantrell becomes New Orleans' 1st woman mayor

LATOYA CANTRELL BECOMES NEW ORLEANS' 1ST WOMAN MAYOR LATOYA CANTRELL BECOMES NEW ORLEANS' 1ST WOMAN MAYOR By Kevin Mcgill. NEW ORLEANS (AP) — LaToya Cantrell, a City Council member who first gained a political following as she worked to help her hard-hit neighborhood recover from Hurricane Katrina, won a historic election Saturday that made her the first woman mayor of New Orleans. The Democrat will succeed term-limited fellow Democrat Mitch ... Full story

Sport

3 rules for staying upright and sociable for the Thanksgiving drinking marathon

3 rules for staying upright and sociable for the Thanksgiving drinking marathon

Thanksgiving is a holiday worth celebrating, but if you’re celebrating with alcohol, it pays to have a strategy. (Jennifer Chase for The Washington Post). Forget the summer solstice: Thanksgiving can seem like the longest day of the year, thanks to alcohol. There’s sparkling wine or mimosas with brunch. Beer while you’re watching football with your cousins. A postgame taste of the Scotch that your uncle recently discovered. Red or white wine ... Full story

Technology

NWS JetStream - An Online School for Weather

NWS JetStream - An Online School for Weather

Reflected sunlight and gusting wind combined to create a beautiful scene in the Arabian Sea in mid-April 2017. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA's Terra satellite acquired this true-color image on April 11. The silvery hue of the water is due to "sunglint", which is an optical effect caused by the mirror-like reflection of sunlight off the water surface directly back at the satellite sensor. Sunglint can be a ... Full story