Review: Google’s Pixel 2 Is the Best Android Phone for Anyone Tired of Samsung

The good: Clean interface, great camera, long battery life.The bad: Underwhelming screen, no facial recognition or iris scanning, not much that makes it stand apart from Samsung and Apple.Who...

This Is What a Super Nintendo Plus Magic Looks Like

There’s another Super Nintendo on the block, and this one means business. Not the lucrative sort Nintendo’s sold out Super NES Classic seems to be doing as availability bulletins circulate...

Review: South Park The Fractured But Whole Is a Great Excuse to Revisit the...

Anyone who’s watched South Park during its 20 years on the air knows it entertains by harmonizing offensive characters, shocker storylines and waggish writing. Interactive South Park is no...

The 10 Most Fascinating Theories About Stranger Things Season 2

Warning: This post contains spoilers for Stranger Things. By the end of the first season of the sci-fi mystery Stranger Things, fans were left guessing. Was Eleven connected to the...

40% of Americans Are Obese—And the Trend Isn’t Slowing

Close to 40% of American adults and 19% of young people have obesity—a trend that’s remained stubbornly high in the last few years. The latest figures, for survey year 2015-2016,...

‘We Always Rise.’ California Winemakers Are Determined to Rebuild After Fires

Napa winemaker Clayton Kirchhoff drove down a winding road this week, past singed power lines swinging in the air and houses that had been reduced to little more than...

Why Do People Insist on Making Awkward Small Talk in an Elevator?

TIME’s new weekly roundup brings you the best and most surprising things happening on Reddit: Why make small talk with people in an elevator? A user on Ask Reddit posed the...

Stranger Things Season 2 Is Your Halloween Binge. Here’s What to Know Now

The wait for Stranger Things season 2, one of the most anticipated Netflix shows of the year, is almost over. Gather as much chocolate pudding as you can carry because...

Review: Myanmar’s Enemy Within and the Making of Anti-Muslim Rage

Recent weeks have likely forever stained Myanmar’s widely heralded transition from direct military rule. From a feel-good story of the retreat of the military and the rise to power...

Here’s What the New MacArthur ‘Geniuses’ Are Doing With All That Cash

The MacArthur Foundation on Wednesday named 24 new “geniuses,” or fellows who receive a hefty cash prize to spend however they see best fit. MacArthur winners show “exceptional creativity...

Here’s Where You Should Live Based on Your Zodiac Sign

Where you should move to next could be written in the stars. We spoke to astrologer Jennifer Angel, founder of Jennifer Angel Horoscopes, to see where you should live based...

You Can Now Buy Taco Bell Merchandise at Forever 21

If you ever aspired to wear a Taco Bell-themed bodysuit, Forever 21 is making your dreams come true this week. In a collaboration between the fast food and the fast...

Amazon’s Thinnest Kindle Ever is Getting a Big Upgrade

Amazon on Wednesday announced a significant update to its Kindle Oasis e-reader. The new model, which ships on Oct. 31, includes a larger 7-inch screen, a water-resistant design, and...

The Artificial Intelligence Gap Is Getting Narrower

The following feature is excerpted from TIME Artificial Intelligence: The Future of Humankind, available at retailers and at the Time Shop and Amazon One of the most widely known...

The Night Nikita Khrushchev Gave Me My Nickname

On July 4, 1956, Nikita Khrushchev arrived at Spasso House, the Moscow home of the American ambassador, as if he did not have a care in the world. He...