While we wait and wait and desperately wait for news of a new Adele album, here are two lovely, unreleased songs meant for 2010′s 21. They were written with Fraser T Smith (“Set Fire to the Rain”), reports Digital Spy UK, and have ended up online four years into our … More »
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The halls of Bayside High were pretty boring. That’s the takeaway from Lifetime’s heavily promoted, blandly executed TV movie on the making of ’Saved By the Bell.’
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Launched in January 2014, the histories of violence “Disposable Life” project interrogates the meaning of mass violence and human destruction in the 21st Century. Inviting critical reflections from renowned public intellectuals, artists and writers, this three year project will feature a series of monthly filmed reflections from our illustrious list of participants. The eighth contribution to our reflections series is provided by Professor Max Silverman who is renowned for his work on trauma, memory, race and violence. For Silverman, “disposable lives” does not simply refer to the killing of people.
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A new internal GOP survey suggests the party’s history of demeaning comments and policies is just killing them with women voters.
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‘Happy Valley’ has magically transformed the crime drama genre by decoupling the violence against women from the suspense that keeps us watching.
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Shigeru Ban, winner of the architecture world’s top “Oscar,” the Pritzker Prize, sets an important example: creating buildings for people, rather than glamor and prestige.
Continue reading Shigeru Ban: Triumph From Disaster
Violence gave birth to more variations of soil than can be found in all of France. That makes for unparalleled wines, but also for the dangerous temptation to label every variety as unique.
Continue reading Earthquakes Are Key to Napa’s Great Wine
In a country with no tradition of institutional care for the elderly, Rwanda’s widows and survivors of the 1994 mass killings seek dignity at the end of their lives.
Continue reading After Genocide, Rwandan Widows Age Alone
Robert Pirsig’s 1974 oddball classic ‘Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance’ reflects the malaise of its era and prefigures our own technophiliac age.
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From Anna Wintour to Rita Ora to Claire Danes, stars are strutting their stuff in red this season. And the “look at me” color of confidence, sex, and attitude is likely here to stay.
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What if our 4D Universe (height, length, depth, and time) isn’t actually 4D? Enter the holographic principle—the craziest thing you’ll read about today.
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As the world order falls into disarray, the U.S. must confront the fact that no other truly great power shares our values.
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Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey split for the normal reasons: the accumulated stress of balancing home and work life, her stubbornness, his busy schedule, and Kim Kardashian.
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As only Charlie Sheen can
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The black residents of Ferguson, Missouri are governed by white police and they say it feels more like Gaza than America.
Continue reading Michael Brown’s Home Is Under Occupation
Sure, the whole deal almost fell apart and took weeks longer than expected, but Bernie Sanders and Jeff Miller have come up with a $17 billion bill—and it’s expected to pass this week.
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Despite massive gains in the 20th century, the women’s movement has reached a stalemate in the 21st. How to move forward?
Continue reading Whither the Women’s Movement?