Can You Understand Your Ballot?

Polling places are open for business all around California. There are 34 candidates competing for the seat of U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, who’s retiring. Some counties found ways to cram all 34 names on to one page. But in other places, the list takes up two pages of the ballot. And that has some election watchers nervous.

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The Woman Who Built Hitler’s Homes — and the Shelter Magazines That Loved Them

A cautionary tale for lifestyle editors, Hitler at Home is a strange and horrifying story about the German dictator and the media’s fascination with his home interiors. Author Despina Stratigakos explains how Nazi propagandists and Hitler’s interior designer Gerdy Troost helped sell him as a genteel bachelor to international publications including Vogue and The New York Times, as he rose to power.

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