Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain reminds us what makes life worth living

Three years after the untimely death of multitalented TV personality Anthony Bourdain, a recently released documentary has revealed a new side to him.
Morgan Neville, who is no stranger to documenting great artists that have grappled with addiction, having directed Johnny Cash’s America, Search and Destroy: Iggy & the Stooges’ Raw Power, and Keith Richards: Under the Influence, released his newest offering, Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain.

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Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain reminds us what makes life worth living

Three years after the untimely death of multitalented TV personality Anthony Bourdain, a recently released documentary has revealed a new side to him.
Morgan Neville, who is no stranger to documenting great artists that have grappled with addiction, having directed Johnny Cash’s America, Search and Destroy: Iggy & the Stooges’ Raw Power, and Keith Richards: Under the Influence, released his newest offering, Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain.

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Thinking of Traveling Again? We’ve Got Coupon Codes and Deals for Days

These days, we’re all dreaming of our next vacation. After staying inside for a year, far-off lands that look more exotic and majestic than our kitchen tables and living rooms are only the beginning. But now comes the planning part. As more and more countries open back up to tourists, you can start thinking about how you’re going to get there. Well, we’ve got some fantastic deals and codes to help you save money while exploring the world.
Head to any of these travel retailers and get discounts on discounts for your next destination.

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After Whistleblower Claims Coders Are ‘Enslaved’ Two Employees at the Same Chinese Company Die Suddenly

A 22-year-old woman left her office in Shanghai in the early hours of Dec. 29. That week, it was cold enough for pipes in many buildings to freeze. Trudging her way home with a few colleagues after long, seemingly unending shifts at work, she collapsed on the street at around 1.30 a.m. She could not be resuscitated, and died six hours later.
When news of the young woman’s death hit social media, people in China were outraged. The common “996” work schedule in China—9 a.m. to 9 p.m., six days a week, plus plenty of overtime—has been blamed for killing office workers before.

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The Dark Side of GoFundMe

Illustration by Slate. Image by GoFundMe.
The following article is a written adaptation of an episode of Thrilling Tales of Modern Capitalism, Slate’s new podcast about companies in the news and how they got there.
The We Build the Wall campaign started on GoFundMe in December 2018, soliciting individual donations for a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico. The wall was one of President Donald Trump’s central campaign promises, but Democrats in Congress had blocked the funding.

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Trump Is Trying to Overturn the Election, but I’m Not Panicking—Yet

President Donald Trump looks at supporters as he departs after playing golf at the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va., Sunday November 8, 2020. (Steve Helber / AP Photo)

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Trump Is Trying to Overturn the Election, but I’m Not Panicking—Yet

President Donald Trump looks at supporters as he departs after playing golf at the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va., Sunday November 8, 2020. (Steve Helber / AP Photo)

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Why coronavirus jobs crisis isn’t as bad as it may seem

The past four weeks bear this stark distinction: Twenty-two million Americans have filed new claims for unemployment insurance, wiping out 21.5 million jobs that had been created in this country since the end of the Great Recession.
There is nothing good in those numbers — until you regain your senses and look at the situation objectively.
Why? Because many of the people who filed for unemployment benefits haven’t really been laid off. What their companies did was “furlough” them, or temporarily let them go until the economy can emerge from its coronavirus-induced coma.

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