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Financial Times
4 min read

Suspected Suicide Bomber Is 22-year-old Mancunian

Police have identified the suspected suicide bomber who killed 22 people, including children, in Monday night's Manchester terrorist attack as Salman Abedi, a 22-year-old native of the northern England city. Public records seen by the Financial Times show Abedi was born in Manchester and lived with his brother Ismail in one its southern neighbourhoods; his last listed address on UK voter rolls was raided by Manchester police on Tuesday. The raid, at a home on Elsmore Road in the city's Fallowfield district, was one of three operations carried out by police across the south of Manchester on Tue
New York Magazine
17 min read

Aziz Ansari Is From a Red State, Too

WHERE IS Aziz’s phone? That seems to be the most frequently asked question on the set of Master of None’s season two, most frequently by Aziz Ansari, the show’s star and co-creator. “I try not to keep my phone on me because I need to keep all distractions out of my face when I’m trying to do all of this shit,” he says. So he makes a point of handing it off to his assistant, Jessica, whose main job seems to be to keep Ansari’s phone charged and to run across this Brooklyn soundstage and fetch it whenever he wants it, which turns out to be always, and then to remind him that she’s already given
3 min read

The Secret to Pitching

Lakshmi Balachandra is a former entrepreneur, improv comedian and venture capitalist. She now works as a professor at Babson College, studying negotiation, pitching and trust development in the world of entrepreneurship. She talks us through how best to engage potential investors, partners and clients, and how to avoid mistakes that can kill a deal. Related: 5 Steps to Master the Art of Negotiation What are investors really looking for when they sit down to hear a pitch?They always say “passion.” But I’ve tested it, and they don’t want passion. I spent two days with the Tech Coast Angels [a la
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Illuminating examination…

Even as the Vance family manages to achieve some semblance of ‘The American Dream,’ J.D. Vance shows how deeply the scars of poverty—and the familial and societal ills that it engendered—have compromised the health and happiness of each generation. A must-read for those interested in the ramifications of American social, economic, and political policy.