Art

The Upshot, Five Years In

The Upshot, Five Years In

Five years ago today, The New York Times introduced The Upshot with the aim of examining politics, policy and everyday life in new ways. We wanted to experiment with formats, using whatever mix of text, data visualizations, images and interactive features seemed best for the subject at hand. Some projects — including live surveys , election-night needles , geolocating articles , highbrow polling stunts and reader-generated charts — ended up ... Full story

Education

DoubleVerify To Announce Further MRC Accreditation

DoubleVerify To Announce Further MRC Accreditation

Measurement and analytics company DoubleVerify (DV) will announce Monday that the Media Rating Council (MRC) has granted it another accreditation. The accreditation is not based on standards, but is a way to measure whether or not someone viewed the advertisement on the screen, mobile device or desktop. While there are many renewed items in the audit, after 18 months the new accreditation will include the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) ... Full story

Economics

Seventy-six pubs 'shutting per month'

Seventy-six pubs 'shutting per month'

Nearly 1,000 UK pubs shut last year, although the rate of closures is slowing, new research claims. About 76 pubs a month "vanished" from the communities they served in 2018, as people spent less on going out and pubs faced cost pressures, said property firm Altus Group. But this was down from 138 a month during the previous seven years. Alex Probyn, of Altus Group, said recent cuts to business rates had helped. "The increase in the thresholds ... Full story

Entertainment

Korean skincare brand It'S SKIN selects TXT as global ambassadors

Korean skincare brand It'S SKIN selects TXT as global ambassadors

TXT have been chosen as global brand models for Korean beauty conglomerate It'S HANBUL 's cosmeceutical brand It'S SKIN , the company announced on April 22. The group was selected due to the international success of their debut, with the company expressing that they feel TXT's "bright and healthy" look matches It'S SKIN's 'skin confident' image. The brand hopes it will be able to strengthen as a global cosmetic company through TXT's campaign. ... Full story

Health

6 Wine Subscription Services that Will Make You Feel like a Sommelier

6 Wine Subscription Services that Will Make You Feel like a Sommelier

Wine delivered to your door as often as you want it? In today's world this is an accessible reality, with several wine subscription services to choose from. Some are tailored to those who are knowledgeable vino drinkers, while others aim to teach the customer about the region and the best types of food to pair with your wine. In the summer, our favorite is Una Lou Rosé ’s season pass, which provides monthly deliveries of the pink drink from ... Full story

Law

FBI arrests leader of armed militia that detained migrants at U.S.-Mexico border

FBI arrests leader of armed militia that detained migrants at U.S.-Mexico border

The leader of an armed militia that scours the southern border for undocumented migrants was arrested by the FBI on Saturday, days after a video of the group holding migrants against their will sparked outrage. Larry Mitchell Hopkins, 69, was arrested in the New Mexico border city of Sunland Park on charges of being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition, the FBI said. He is expected to appear Monday in federal court. Larry Mitchell ... Full story

Living

The Christian case for embracing a hippie holiday - The Washington Post

The Christian case for embracing a hippie holiday - The Washington Post

Birds soar and reflect in a pond at Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens in Washington on April 19, 2018. (Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post). Easter, Earth Day and Arbor Day mark a time when many contemplate the fate of their soul and the planet. This year, all three fall in the same week, with Earth Day on Monday (what some know as Easter Monday) and Arbor Day on Friday. Even though on the first Easter morning Jesus Christ was mistaken for a ... Full story

Politics

Earthquake hits Philippines, thousands flee area near Manila

Earthquake hits Philippines, thousands flee area near Manila

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE. April 22, 2019, 11:10 AM GMT / Updated April 22, 2019, 11:29 AM GMT. By Associated Press. MANILA, Philippines — A strong earthquake shook the Philippine capital and outlying provinces Monday, briefly knocking out power, causing boulders to roll down onto a highway, stopping an overhead train service and prompting thousands of ... Full story

Sport

25 of the most beautiful places around the world  Travel

25 of the most beautiful places around the world Travel

(CNN) — The world's a spectacular place, full of hidden and overt beauty in every corner. But beauty's also subjective. It'd be impossible to get a unanimous decision on the most beautiful places around the world -- but we think this list is a good start to plan your travels . In celebration of Earth Day, we've rounded up the best of the best. From lush African forests to vast Latin American deserts, watery Balkan paradises to ancient Middle ... Full story

Technology

Bowers & Wilkins unveils wireless Formation speaker family

Bowers & Wilkins unveils wireless Formation speaker family

Bowers & Wilkins, best known for its luxurious Nautilus and 800 Series Diamond speakers, is launching a wireless audio system called Formation. The company is starting with a soundbar, two bookshelf-style speakers, a cheaper single speaker, a standalone subwoofer and an audio box that gives older devices streaming capabilities. All five pieces will work separately or in tandem for a multi-room experience similar to Sonos. The collection, ... Full story