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Kanye West Wore Slippers This Weekend

Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. Over the weekend, rapper 2 Chainz staged a $300,000 wedding: But it was quickly upstaged by Kanye West, who arrived in a pair of slip-on sandals that were oddly undersized for his feet. The gray slides, described by some Twitter users as resembling orthopedic shoes,…

Trump Keeps Trying to Kill the Agency That Investigates Chemical Plant Disasters

Mcs2 Justin Stumberg/Planet Pix via ZUMA Wire Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. This story was originally published by Reveal. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. On a warm morning in April, workers at a Wisconsin oil refinery were conducting a routine shutdown for maintenance. Suddenly, a gasoline cracking unit exploded,…

Love From Lubbock: The Texas City Shines in These Two Albums

Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. Joe ElyFull Circle: The Lubbock TapesRack ‘Em Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale GilmoreDowney to LubbockYep Roc Back in the early 70s, The Flatlanders were alt-country before the term existed, offering a rougher, dustier alternative to the polished entertainment emanating from Nashville at the time. The…

How a Heat Wave Revealed the Outlines of a Hidden Garden and Ghost Village

Aaron Chown/AP Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. This story was originally published by Atlas Obscura. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Across the United Kingdom and Ireland this summer, heat waves and wildfires have been revealing hidden signs of the past, from crop marks dating back thousands of years to giant signs meant to…