August 2017


The 25 Best Heist Movies

Heist movies are a summer staple. Time-tested tropes of the genre — the planning montage, the inevitable need to change plans on the fly, the high-speed getaway — have thrilled audiences for over half a century. One of the greatest heist film directors, Steven Soderbergh, is returning to the world of larceny with Logan Lucky,…


The Essential Phone’s super slick, but it’s no iPhone or Google Pixel killer


The “father of Android” is ready for his next act.

Andy Rubin, who co-founded Android more than a decade ago, is back with a new Android-centric startup. But instead of software, his new company, Essential, is tackling hardware. The company’s first product is the highly-anticipated Essential Phone, an Android phone with flagship specs and, at $700, a flagship price tag.

Considering that without Rubin, Android likely wouldn’t exist, it’s no surprise that the Essential Phone highlights the best parts of Android, even if there are a few bugs.

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Can You Unravel These Number Strings?

Welcome to The Riddler. Every week, I offer up problems related to the things we hold dear around here: math, logic and probability. There are two types: Riddler Express for those of you who want something bite-sized and Riddler Classic for those of you in the slow-puzzle movement. Submit a correct answer for either, and […]


Significant Digits For Friday, Aug. 18, 2017

You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news. Looking for a single page to bookmark to always access the latest Significant Digits? Say no more. -1.54 percent Drop in the S&P 500 Thursday, the second largest one-day drop of the year for the index, and part of a broader […]


Sunglasses Aren’t Just For the Beach, Take it From Bella Hadid and Rihanna

Sunglasses are versatile accessories. You can use them to protect your eyes or help you fall asleep while in transit. You can even opt to wear them when you feel like hiding from the world. Now that the sun is starting to shine a little bit more, we’ve put together a list of shades you […]

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Trump Keeps Derailing His Own Agenda

Welcome to TrumpBeat, FiveThirtyEight’s weekly feature on the latest policy developments in Washington and beyond. Want to get TrumpBeat in your inbox each week? Sign up for our newsletter. Comments, criticism or suggestions for future columns? Email us or drop a note in the comments. Shortly before 4 p.m. on Tuesday, President Trump walked up […]