Shia LaBeouf plays his own father in Honey Boy. He’s phenomenal.

People say art makes us more empathetic — and research seems to confirm this, to a degree — but I’ve always found the idea a little suspect; it’s not as if some of history’s greatest monsters weren’t also art lovers.

Nevertheless, a film can open your mind to others’ life experiences, if you’ll let it, and Honey Boy is no exception. But it also goes one step further: Honey Boy is, itself, an empathy generating exercise for its creator, in a way that seems both extraordinarily painful and courageous. It’s an intensely personal project for writer and …

Hurricane Dorian gains strength again as it heads toward Canada

Hurricane Dorian strengthened to a Category 2 hurricane Saturday afternoon as it began moving past the coast of Maine towards the east coast of Canada with maximum sustained wind speeds of 100 mph.

The catastrophic storm has left more than 43 people dead in the Bahamas and at least five people dead in the US. As many as 70,000 people have been left homeless due to the storm in the Bahamas, and roughly 800 people are stranded on an island off the coast of North Carolina, cut off by flooding. Thousands more across the US’ eastern seaboard are without power, …

Vox Sentences: Another brick on the border wall

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Building the wall with funding for Puerto Rico

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  • Defense Secretary Mark Esper announced this week that the Pentagon will pull funding from 127 Defense Department projects abroad and at home in order to divert some $3.6 billion toward constructing more of President Trump’s long-promised border wall. [Vanity Fair / Eric Lutz]
  • The money will help