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“Shanghai,” by Megan Fernandes Yorker

Audio: Read by the author. I fell in love many times these months. with certain evenings, the city awash in green Neptune light. When I was low, I was low. And the city welcomed it, wrestled. a steady heat from my melancholy. To be shanghaied once meant. to be kidnapped against your will. during a shortage of sailors. Some were forced to sign with guns to their temples. Others, beat unconscious, woke. to the wide roaring sea, ready to serve. It ... Full story

The story of a socially distant wedding

Beth Johnson and Phil Hobbs had to scale down their wedding day because of coronavirus restrictions. Full story

One Thing Nobody Has Told You About watchOS 7

The new Chronograph Apple Watch face. In watchOS 7 every complication will be a little more ... [+] accessible. Apple. The public beta for Apple Watch users wanting to try watchOS 7 is about to start – it’s coming this month. As soon as it’s live, I’ll be covering how you can get it, so please check back. MORE FROM FORBES AirPods: Apple Reveals Yet Another Cool Upgrade Coming With iOS 14. Meantime, there’s one more feature which has come to ... Full story

"Not your typical Fourth of July": Americans celebrate holiday amid pandemic

Around the nation, most Fourth of July celebrations are muted or outright canceled. In 2020, tradition will have to wait. The Boston Pops , America's orchestra, are silent this July 4. Their iconic fireworks spectacular has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic . Keith Lockhart, the Pops' conductor, has been at the helm for 25 years. Lockhart said shelving the live concert and showing a pre-taped performance is the right call. "This is ... Full story

19 Electrifying Photos of Epic Storms

It's not an unusual sight come spring, particularly in Middle America: Skies screaming with rage, letting out shrieks of lighting as the winds pick up and tornados begin to stir. Though they can be fierce and destructive, summer storms can be beautiful, and if captured in the right moment, make for electrifying photos. Full story

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Small business: a canary in the US economic coal mine HEAR IT FROM THE EXPERTS. Let our global subject matter experts broaden your perspective with timely insights and opinions you can’t find anywhere else. CHOOSE YOUR SUBSCRIPTION. Trial. Not sure which package to choose? Try full access for 4 weeks. - For 4 weeks receive unlimited Premium digital access to the FT's trusted, award-winning business news. Read more. Digital. Be informed with the ... Full story

Americans Don't Get How Badly They're Handling COVID-19 - The Atlantic

The numbers are not ambiguous. From a peak of 7,581 new cases across the country on March 31, and with a death toll now just below 30,000—at one point the world’s fourth highest—there were just 526 new cases on June 13, the day we masked ourselves and took the train back to Paris. The caseload continues to be small and manageable. Read: The decline of the American world. America, however, is an utter disaster. Texas, Florida, and Arizona are ... Full story

This week's top stories: iPhone 12 charger rumors, Apple Card updates, new iOS 14 tidbits, more

In this week’s top stories: More rumors about the iPhone 12 and its accessories, benchmarks from the Apple Silicon Mac mini, new iOS 14 tidbits, and more. Read on for all of this week’s biggest news. Following similar claims from other sources, reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said this week that Apple will sell the iPhone 12 at a similar price to the iPhone 12, but will remove in-box accessories including wired EarPods and the charger. As ... Full story

Socially-distancing crowd pleasers: Exploring the future of fun

"How you all doin' out there tonight?". Country music superstar Alan Jackson has sold 60 million albums worldwide. But last month, he did something perhaps even more remarkable:. On back-to-back nights in Alabama, Jackson played to the largest American concert crowd since the pandemic took over our lives – some 12,000 fans in total, all desperate for a break. "We're just glad to get out of the house and have a good time, I think, y'know, down ... Full story

9 Times Kristen Stewart Proved She’s The Perfect Choice To Play Diana, Princess Of Wales

Some of Kristen’s red-carpet looks have much in common with the late royal’s formal wardrobe... Full story