The Wild Carnival at the Heart of Skiing’s Most Dangerous Race | The New Yorker

The first time Wiley Maple encountered the Streif, the world’s most fearsome downhill, he was twenty-one years old. Typically, downhill racers take a couple of training runs in the days leading up to the event. Before each one, they inspect the course, which entails side-slipping down while visualizing the line that will deliver them to …

10 Art Exhibits in the U.S. Worth Traveling For This Spring | AFAR

With impressive shows featuring glasswork and surrealist art, these are American museums worth traveling to in 2019.Innovative contemporary glasswork, paintings that show art’s influence on environmental awareness, and exhibitions that highlight unsung women artists are some of the spring highlights happening at U.S. museums. Here are 10 exhibitions to make part of your travel plans …

Xinjiang: How China Uses A Spying Smartphone App To Automate Citizen Oppression

Chinese technology companies continue to work in Xinjiang's 'city prison' even as they build out their state-subsidized export businesses. Now Human Rights Watch has exposed a smartphone app, developed with such technology, used by the police to determine which citizens to detain and investigate. Source: Xinjiang: How China Uses A Spying Smartphone App To Automate …