On the trail of a Nazi war criminal: ‘It’s my duty as a son to find the good in my father’

East West Street author Philippe Sands uncovers secrets and lies on the trail of Otto Wächter, his devoted wife – and the son brought up to believe his father was a decent man

How Trump Is Going to Get Away With a Pandemic

Governments have a long history of cooking the data to hide the extent of outbreaks. NYC did it during a cholera outbreak in 1832, Italy did it during a cholera outbreak in 1911. Here’s how Trump is doing it now.

There are lots of ways for the Trump administration to cook the data to hide the extent of the coronavirus outbreak—in fact, it already is doing so.

The State of the Union Was a Visibly Degenerate Variety Show

On the surface, it was all as direct and literal as a game show. Education policy? The little girl gets a scholarship! Afghanistan? Here’s one of the troops, brought home, right now! What wasn’t mentioned head-on in the speech was the most relevant fact about the president and the presidency: an acknowledgement from Trump that he had recently been impeached in room where he was speaking and, for the next 19 or so hours, would remain be under impeachment in a Senate trial.

A historian explains why Robert E. Lee wasn’t a hero — he was a traitor

“Lee was no hero. He was neither noble nor wise. Lee was a traitor who killed United States soldiers, fought for human enslavement, vastly increased the bloodshed of the Civil War, and made embarrassing tactical mistakes.

Disasters: Fallout 76, One Year Later

Bethesda launched Fallout 76 one year ago today, and almost everything that could go wrong did. And yet 12 months later it’s still around, still getting updates, and full of players who remain willing to pour their best and most creative energies into trying to make it an interesting and wondrous place.

Old Navy hid black workers during ‘Queer Eye’ taping and bused in white replacements

Monae Alvarado, a Cambodian woman who works at the City Center retailer, said the store employs only people of color at that location, but they were kept out of sight while the show was recorded for an upcoming episode, reported Philadelphia Magazine.

Dungeons & Deceptions: The First D&D Players Push Back On The False-Legend Of Gary Gygax

Everybody calls Rob Kuntz last, he says. Those who want to know about the history of Dungeons & Dragons start with co-creator Gary Gygax’s kids, one of Gygax’s biographers, or D&D publisher Wizards of the Coast. As they’re wrapping things up, they might get around to dialing up Kuntz, a 63-year-old game designer. And once they call him, he tells them the same thing: Everything they know about the creation of the tabletop role-playing game is, in his opinion, sorely mistaken or flat-out wrong.

Trump dodges his own Benghazi: Pentagon quietly closes investigation into Niger ambush

The Niger ambush was the largest loss of American lives in combat in Africa since the 1993 “Black Hawk Down” incident in Somalia. But what looked to be a major scandal for the new Trump administration was successfully masked by what some House Democrats call a coordinated “cover-up.”

Linus is wrong about Macs being slower than PCs. Here’s why.

Linus is wrong about almost everything in the video and the one thing he’s right about, that the thermals prevent maximum performance, applies to similarly designed PCs as well, which makes it decidedly not a Mac thing at all.