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The new Singapore Changi Airport is begging to become a vacation destination. Yes, an airport. But there's nothing ordinary about this one: It has a 130-foot waterfall, a rooftop Sunflower Garden, free 24-hour theaters, indoor forests and a "Sky Net" suspended more than 80 feet in the air that visitors can walk across. Tap the link in the bio to follow @stephanierosenbloom’s dazzling 27 hours exploring Changi Airport. @laurynishak took these photos.
“This man has been, is and always will be a danger to society,” his parole officer warned. A con artist with a long criminal record, Paul Skalnik may be one of the most prolific jailhouse informants in U.S. history. And his testimony sent dozens of people to jail and 4 to death row, including one man who is scheduled for execution later this month. So why did prosecutors rely on a grifter to win convictions? Read @nytmag's story, in partnership with @propublica, in the link in our bio.
“It’s important who you’re dancing with and that energy — it’s a real thing,” said the tap dancer and choreographer @dormeshia, who here performs the opening of “And Still You Must Swing” with @jsamsmith. In her production at the @thejoycetheater this week, Dormeshia is joined by Jason and @dgrizzly73. “I love dancing with these guys,” she said. “When the opportunity came to create the show, I thought, what’s it going to be? And when I realized what I wanted, which was to celebrate jazz and tap dance — the relationship between the two and their African roots — I thought who better to share that story with?” Like Dormeshia, they are masters of tap. “We still believe in an old-school approach,” Jason said. “We come from no-nonsense teachers.” As for this lively opening? “We’re just swinging,” Dormeshia told the #nytimes dance critic @giadk. “It’s a nice, groovy tune and dance-wise it’s not too complex.” That’s intentional. “We don’t want to give it all away too soon, but it’s just an introduction: Hey, here we are.” @mosadek made this video for #SpeakingInDance, our weekly series exploring the world of #dance.
Before it was a “Game of Thrones” location, Iceland was all about fishing. But warming waters associated with climate change have forced some fish to seek cooler waters elsewhere, disrupting an industry that helped the island nation gain its independence and has sustained its economy. For two consecutive winter seasons already, one of Iceland’s most important fisheries of capelin, a type of smelt, has been forced to close. "We can’t live in Iceland," one captain said, if there aren't any fish. Entire countries have also begun disputing who has the right to fish as they move, triggering geopolitical conflicts. To read more about how a changing climate is affecting the industry, tap the link in our bio. @nannaheitmann took this photo.
Cookies are meant to impress and @nytcooking's sweet, stunning and unexpected holiday cookies do just that. Channel your inner modern artist and paint sugar cookies inspired by Ellsworth Kelly. Or pump up the classic linzer cookie with poppy seeds and marmalade. See all 12 of our dressed to impress cookies by following the link in our bio. @conpoulos took this photo with recipe and food styling by @susanspungen and prop styling by @paigehicksnyc.
At the start of a new phase in impeachment proceedings, 3 law professors testified that President Trump’s move to pressure Ukraine to investigate his political rivals constituted bribery and an abuse of power that was clearly impeachable. A 4th expert, the Republicans’ sole witness, said the case was premature and thus far lacked additional evidence that the White House has withheld, something the other witnesses said was its own impeachable offense. Tap the link in our bio for more from Wednesday’s hearings.
From San Francisco to New Delhi, air pollution is wreaking havoc on human health. Outdoor particulate pollution was responsible for an estimated 4.2 million deaths worldwide in 2015, and millions more fell ill from breathing dirty air. This pollution mainly comes from burning things: Coal in power plants, gasoline in cars, chemicals in industrial processes, or woody materials and whatever else ignites during wildfires. We visualized the damaging, microscopic particles that are contaminating our air. Swipe through to see the air pollution in 3 major cities. Tap the link in our bio and check out our Story to see how your city compares.
"I don’t want this movie to be as relevant as it is. But the scary thing is the movie becomes more and more relevant with every passing day," said Lena Waithe, the writer of "Queen & Slim.” The movie – a drama about 2 black people on a race to freedom after a confrontation with a white police officer – is not just a creative breakthrough for @lenawaithe, but also part of a push for structural change in Hollywood. She talked with us about mixing art and politics, the key to collaboration and those infamous comments about Will Smith and Denzel Washington. To read the full interview, tap the link in our bio. @edeani took this photo.
Stuck in Arctic ice, working in 24-hour darkness and dodging polar bears — it’s all for science. An international research team is now adrift about 300 miles from the North Pole for a yearlong expedition to study the Arctic’s changing climate. The 100 scientists and crew members are looking at how climate change will affect the Central Arctic, a region that is warming about twice as fast as other areas but has been studied relatively little because of its remoteness. To read more about what’s next for the expedition, tap the link in our bio. @estherhorvath took this photo.
We have been trying for months to figure out how Jeffrey Epstein made his money and what secrets he may have been keeping. When a mysterious man promised answers, our reporters chased down the too-good-to-be-true lead for a special hourlong episode of @theweekly. Tap the link in our bio to find out more.
Baked brie is one guest who is always invited to the party. This recipe updates the classic appetizer with a sweet and savory cranberry jam that’s both festive and simple to put together. Bonus points because this is also an excellent make-ahead dish, making it perfect for weeknight holiday gatherings. For the recipe, tap the link in our bio. Photo by @johnny_miller_, with food styling by @susanspungen.
Kamala Harris ended her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination on Tuesday, a decision that followed months of low poll numbers after she entered the race among the top tier of candidates. In an email to supporters, @kamalaharris said her "campaign for president simply doesn’t have the financial resources we need to continue." There are now 15 candidates still running for the Democratic nomination. Tap the link in our bio for more on this developing story. @daniel_acker took this photo.
Is there any letter more ominous than a single “K.”? A concerned Gen X-er is confused about why their younger co-workers prefer writing “kk” to “O.K.” or “K.” “You reply to an email with ‘O.K.’: For the briefest twinkling, I think ‘Rude,’” writes our Work Friend columnist. “You reply to an email with ‘kk’: I think ‘O.K.’” In our weekly column, your work friend, Caity Weaver, answers modern work-related questions. Share your biggest workplace woes in the comments and tap the link in our bio to read more advice from Caity. @margeauxwalter made this illustration.
She had packed the pin away in 1973 as a relic of a battle fought and won: the image of a black coat hanger, slashed out by a red line. Then this spring, Sharon Wood did what she never imagined she would need to do again: She dug it out and pinned it on. For years, abortion rights supporters believed the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling had delivered their ultimate goal, the right to reproductive choice. Now, they are grappling with a new reality: Nationwide access to abortion is more vulnerable than it has been in decades. “I know so many people who said they woke up when Trump was elected. Well, they shouldn’t have been asleep,” Sharon said. Tap the link in our bio to read how miscalculations, and an unexpected victory by President Trump, put abortion rights supporters on the defensive, and how they're now trying to recover. @audramelton took this photo.
Members of Minford High School’s class of 2000 were freshmen the year Purdue Pharma introduced OxyContin. By senior year, painkillers were everywhere — in classrooms, school bathrooms and parties. And a decade later, their county, Scioto County, had become ground zero for Ohio’s opioid crisis. “I told myself I was never going to do them,” one member of the class said. “But kids were selling Oxys at school for $3 a pill.” Of the 110 students, nearly 50 spoke to @nationaldan about what life has been like since graduation. 3 have died from drug use, at least 15 have struggled with addiction, and a vast majority have family members who are addicted or in recovery. Tap the link in our bio to read their stories. @matteich and @maddiemcgarvey took these photos.
Every mountain is unique, sure, but the rhythm of most ski resorts can feel predictable. “Ski safaris” offer seasoned skiers the opportunity to see a whole different side of a favorite winter pastime, complete with multi-resort ski days and stays in family-run inns in the Italian Alps, Grappa included. In the link in our bio, follow @amytarakoch’s alpine adventure through the Italian Dolomites for @nytimestravel. @sw_photo took this photo.
According to the owner of Fairmount Bagel, it is the oldest bagel shop in Montreal. “Give me one iota of proof!” said the owner of its rival, St-Viateur Bagel, who says his shop is Montreal’s longest continuously running bagel outfit. These arch-bagel-rivals have been kings of the Montreal bagel scene and have united against a common threat: environmentalists who want to abolish the pollutant-producing ovens where the bagels are made. Tap the link in our bio to read more from @dan_bilefsky on Montreal’s bagel war. Chris Wattie took this photo.
You gotta know when to fold ’em. “I would say the biggest rule is no cutting,” said Wendy Zeichner, the president and chief executive of OrigamiUSA, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public about the art form. It’s “one piece of paper and no glue.” While some rules remain unchanged, the ancient art of origami has found a place in modern times, with enthusiasts making everything from humble paper cranes to complex modular structures with interlocking parts. Tap the link in our bio for more gorgeous photographs of folded paper by @ryanjenq.
The Who’s Pete Townshend might be the last honest rock star. After a decades-long preoccupation with the relationship between musicians and the audience, he’s continuing to question what it means to be a rock star. “But what is rock?” he muses. “Rock is hip-hop. Rock is probably Taylor Swift. Rock is, dare I say it, Adele and Ed Sheeran. They’ve dared to take on that mantle, and they have to deliver. They’ve got to do something spectacular as performers. Not just as recording artists.” Tap the link in our bio to find Townshend's latest interview with @nytmag, where he reflects on his life in the Who, what it really means to be a rock star and the future of the genre. @mamadivisuals took this photo.
Dating is hard. And for people trying to meet across Australia’s vast rural distances, it takes more planning and patience than your average courtship. In cities, technology and dating apps have transformed social life, but young people in rural communities are often left with few dating prospects. They have long relied on Bachelor and Spinster balls, a fixture in the country since the 1880s. At a weekend ball in Ariah Park, people were eager for face-to-face interactions, partaking in live bands, wet T-shirt contests and free-flowing drinks. To read more about these time-honored rituals, tap the link in our bio. @mattabbottphoto took this photo.
30 years ago, Deborah Copaken thought her boyfriend stood her up, but the real story was more complicated. So she used it as a cautionary tale to help reunite another couple. Her essay on the experience for @nytimes inspired an episode of the new “Modern Love” television series. If you need a way to avoid your family this Thanksgiving weekend, stream the whole series on Amazon Prime Video. Tap the link in our bio to find out what Deborah learned from the one who got away and follow @nytfashion for more #ModernLove.
Team Trans, believed to be the only entirely transgender and nonbinary sports squad in the United States, recently played together for the first time. The team uniforms are pink, blue and white, the colors of the transgender flag. “As soon as you put the jersey on, nothing underneath it matters,” said Alexander LeFebvre, 25, the goalie. “You are just a hockey player.” Tap the link in our bio to read more about Team Trans’s games against Boston Pride. @marksommerfeld took this photo.
A decade after the pioneering original series ended, “The L Word” is back. The new iteration, called “The L Word: Generation Q,” includes members of the original cast and a group of newcomers from across the LGBTQ spectrum. The show has been updated for a culture and a TV landscape that have changed seismically since 2009, but the sex and glamour remain. To read more about what to expect from the show when it premieres next month, tap the link in our bio. @amyharrity took this photo.