POV podcast: Cindy Klassen on changing the face of speed skating

Her first love was hockey. Cindy Klassen is known as one of the fastest and most decorated female speed skaters, but she started her athletic career with the goal of making Canada's first women's Olympic hockey team in 1998. Which goes to show — even for the greatest athletes, things don't always go as planned.   How fast […]

Recommended Reading: How technology is changing entertainment

The future of entertainment Rolling Stone Whether it’s music, movies or television, technology is rapidly changing the ways we experience entertainment. Rolling Stone offers a look at a number of ways things like AI, social media and more are altering the landscape, including how Taylor Swift concert organizers used facial recognition to track her stalkers. […]

Central bankers grapple with the changing nature of competition

RECENT visitors to Jackson Hole, a resort in the Teton Mountain range in Wyoming, were denied the usual scenic views by a shroud of smoke from recent forest fires. Disappointing, no doubt, for the tourists among them—but oddly fitting for the economic panjandrums attending the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s annual symposium on August […]

All Things Being Equal: The Changing Face of Luxury

There’s a growing assumption that automobiles have become so universally satisfactory, there’s nothing to gripe about anymore. We’re inclined to disagree. There will always be models that fail to meet our expectations and industry trends we’re not particularly fond of. However, we will happily acknowledge that low-tier automobiles have become decidedly less terrible when thrown […]

US changing its tune in Afghanistan as 'barbaric' Taliban becomes bulwark against ISIS

After more than 15 years of war, the US appears more open to dialogue with the Taliban. RT’s Ilya Petrenko explores why the US has cooled its rhetoric about the “barbarian” enemy that now controls large parts of Afghanistan. As Petrenko reveals, Washington’s longtime adversary in Afghanistan is becoming more palatable by the month, with […]