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Old Record: How Made?

Most of you probably weren’t even sperm when the first Ramones record came out, so this Times oral history of “the story behind the debut” will also double as ancient history for you, particularly considering that all the principals are dead.

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Significant Digits For Friday, March 18, 2016

You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news. We’re trying out a new approach, with fewer news items but more detail, so please bear with us. Also, welcome to the first day of FiveThirtyEight’s third year under ESPN. Yesterday was our 2nd birthday. Didn’t you see everyone partying […]

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Can You Best The Mysterious Man In The Trench Coat?

Welcome to The Riddler. Every week, I offer up a problem related to the things we hold dear around here — math, logic and probability. These problems, puzzles and riddles come from lots of top-notch puzzle folks around the world, including you, the readers. You’ll find this week’s puzzle below. Mull it over on your […]

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New York City, March 16, 2016

★★★★ Daylight played inside the apartment. The four-year-old complained that the fresh air coming through the windows, while the bacon was frying, made him too cold. Blue from the zenith gleamed on the curve of a dark steel curb facing underfoot. A yellowed haze gathered. Full sun fell on the forecourt, and one tree had […]

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John Goodman Is America’s Greatest Supporting Actor

John Goodman came out last weekend with a new movie, “10 Cloverfield Lane,” and he is in a familiar role: a second-billed actor in a well-regarded movie. “Cloverfield” holds above a “90 percent fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes, right up there with the top 10 John Goodman movies ever. But it feels weird to call […]

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Significant Digits For Thursday, March 17, 2016

You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news. We’re trying out a new approach, with fewer news items but more detail, so please bear with us. 3 delegates Something very interesting happened in the state of Illinois among Trump voters. Home of weird elections, the state has some […]