Photo: James Tensuan/S.F. Chronicle By: Winston Ross/Newsweek Supporters of gay rights took to the streets of New York, San Francisco, Orlando, Chicago and other cities across the globe on Sunday in annual celebrations of gay rights with a brooding twist, in the wake of this month’s massacre at a gay nightclub in Florida. This year, … More Gay Rights vs Guns: Orlando Front and Center
By: David Spencer/Newsweek As we enjoy the Labor Day weekend, it is worth reassessing the amount of time we devote to work. What if all weekends could last for three or even four days? What if the majority of the week could be given over to activities other than work? What if most of our … More Why Can’t We Enjoy A Three-Day Weekend Every Weekend?
By: Victoria Bekiempis/Newsweek.com The main parkway through Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, population 6,036, is lined with dinner theater venues and theme-based museums. The Titanic Museum, for example, looks like the doomed ship, and Jaws, a big-box gift shop with a great-white-shaped entrance, promises LIVE SHARKS. Inside, there is indeed an aquarium where creatures that look like … More Why Do People Still Go to Dollywood?
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome What is MERS? From Newsweek MERS is a serious viral respiratory illness. The virus is caused by the MERS coronavirus (MERS-CoV). Coronaviruses are a common group of viruses grouped into four types: alpha, beta, gamma and delta. As far as researchers know, humans can only be infected by alpha and beta … More MERS: What is it? AND What You Need To Know
Paul Shaffer attends the 2011 Apollo Theater Spring Gala in New York City. For 33 years, Paul Shaffer has been the warm to David Letterman’s cool, the Ed to his Johnny and the Peaches to his Herb. So what happens when the world’s greatest sidekick has to go solo? SHAHAR AZRAN/WIREIMAGE By Lisa Birnbach/Newsweek It … More Paul Shaffer: Life After Letterman
From left: Jovita Flores Donado, mother to a disappeared son; Marta Ramirez, aunt of a disappeared man; Rosenda Arroyo Jimenez, mother to a disappeared daughter; and Rosa Maria Ramirez Rojas, mother of a disappeared son walk in an area near the town garbage dump amidst sugar cane fields where personal belongings of some of the … More Searching for Mexico’s Disappeared
By: Stav Ziv/Newsweek In the 2013 sci-fi romance Her, a writer falls in love with his computer’s operating system. Theodore Twombly, played by Joaquin Phoenix, begins to feel as if his Samantha—the female identity of his OS, voiced by Scarlett Johansson—knows him better than his closest friends do. After Wu You and Michal Kosinski saw … More Does Facebook Know You Better Than Your Mother? Or Roommate?