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How an Elaborate International Scam is Making the Rounds Among Instagrammers and Photographers

It all started with an email from Wendi Murdoch. She claimed that she had found us through a personal recommendation from a senior editor at Conde Naste Traveler. We had just finished talking with Conde Nast Traveler about doing some Instagram featured work on both my and Zory’s accounts, so the timing made sense. Flattered, […]

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Beto O’Rourke *checks notes* Instagrammed his dentist appointment

He’s brushing. Beto O’Rourke posted footage from his dentist appointment to his Instagram Stories on Thursday, including a truly too-close-up clip of him in the dentist’s chair. (A screengrab from that clip is probably what you’ve been seeing on Twitter.) Happening now on @BetoORourke’s Insta story: “I’m here at the dentist, and we’re going to […]

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The Lebanese Expression To’borni ( تؤبرني)

Hello! Or as we say in the Arab world Marhaba! The Lebanese expression to’borni (تؤبرني) is famously known for being untranslatable. The reason why is because it consists of so many concepts crammed into one word. Although To’borni is technically a word, it is considered an expression because of its deep and complex meaning. We […]

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The story behind Frank Sinatra’s yarmulke

(JTA) — When a huge auction was held at Sotheby’s earlier this month of items belonging to Frank Sinatra and his wife Barbara, the item that made the most headlines was one of the smallest: a hand-knit yarmulke, owned by Frank, which was purchased for nearly $10,000 by an unknown party. But untold, until now, […]

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A history of the radical Jewish feminists and the one subject they never talked about

BROOKLINE, Mass. (JTA) — Heather Booth, Amy Kesselman, Vivian Rothstein and Naomi Weisstein. The names of these bold and influential radical feminists may have faded in recent years, but they remain icons to students of the women’s liberation movement of the early 1960s and to generations of women activists since. The Gang of Four, as they […]

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John Kelly out as Trump Chief of Staff

The post-election bloodbath within the Trump administration continues as embattled chief-of-staff John Kelly is out, and is expected to be replaced by Vice President Mike Pence’s chief-of-staff Nick Ayers, who is now Trump’s third chief in less than two years, an unprecedented revolving door for a key position. SEE ALSO: Why the Trump administration is […]

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Three Ways to Tour Tokyo

With the birth of their twins just two months away, art photographer Gray Malin and his husband Jeff Richardson celebrated with a baby moon in Japan. In search of their own Lost in Translation moment, the two spent four days taking in the cultural sights of Tokyo. Follow along as they see the city three ways—walking […]

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