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Crime Fighter’s Dilemma: My Country or My Family?

By Antonia Marrero for the Moral Courage Project.

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Watch Broad City’s Ilana Glazer’s Super-Weird Short About Love and Sex

Broad City’s Ilana Glazer’s web series “Chronic Gamer Girl” is mostly her getting high and playing games, as the title suggests. However, yesterday, in honor of the holiday (420, not Easter), she released something different altogether. “Sex: A Journey of Love” is a four-minute inspirational (?) short about sex and … More »

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The Drake and Jay Z Fight Now Involves Fondue

Okay, fine: It was barely a fight to begin with, and the latest Drake jab was made in good fun. But on Saturday, in the middle of a Toronto Raptors–Brooklyn Nets playoff game, Drake (the Raptors ambassador) went in the booth and started talking about how Jay Z (former Nets … More »

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British PM accused of sowing religious strife with ‘Christian country’ remarks

Britain is a ‘plural society,’ and characterizing it as a Christian country ‘fosters alienation and division in our society,’ public figures urge David Cameron in letter

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Japanese PM’s shrine offering stokes tensions with South Korea, China

Shinzo Abe’s offering was sent just before U.S. President Barack Obama begins a three-day visit to Japan

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Teen hitches ride to Hawaii in freezing flight inside jet’s wheel well

Teen lost consciousness during five-hour flight in freezing conditions, and it’s ‘an apparent miracle’ he survived, FBI says

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True Blood Season 7 Trailer: ‘There’s No One Left’

The seventh and final season of HBO’s vampire drama airs June 22nd, and tonight we got our first look at the impending bloodbath. The 35-second teaser trailer had lots going on: Hep-V infected vampires, Bon Temps erupting into seeming civil war, and Sookie bleakly observing “there’s no one left.” It … More »

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Disturbingly Smart Ape Makes Fire, Toasts Marshmallows

Primates are growing smarter every day—case in point is this recent Monkey Planet episode about a Bonobo ape that can comfortably build a fire from scratch, flip burgers, and even toast marshmallows. Read more…

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Aidan Gillen on Littlefinger, Missing the Brothel and Why Omar Should Come to Game of Thrones

[Spoilers lie ahead, so hold off on reading this interview until you’ve watched the latest episode of Game of Thrones, “Breaker of Chains.”]Tyrion finds himself accused of Joffrey’s murder and yet a big Game of Thrones question remains: Whodunnit? We got a few pieces of the puzzle when Dontos ushers Sansa … More »

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Meet the YouTube Boy Band

The YouTube Boy Band—as a group of British vloggers styled themselves for a parody video—is not, technically speaking, a real music group. Its five members don’t sing, or dance, or even have a proper name. But the boy-band dynamics are there: Your front man is Alfie Deyes, 20, (2.1 million … More »

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Watch Jay Z Crash Pharrell’s Set at Coachella

Jay Z had such a blast crashing Coachella last weekend that he came back for round two, this time taking the stage with Pharrell for spectacular renditions of “Frontin’,” “Excuse Me Miss,” “La La La (Excuse Me Miss Again)”, and “I Just Wanna Love U (Give it 2 Me).” While … More »

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Some Megachurches Are Giving Out iPads, TVs to Easter Attendees

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Did you go to church this morning? If so, did you get a shiny new toy for your efforts? Congregants at Christian Life Church in Lexington, Oklahoma might. Anyone who attends the church’s Easter services today will automatically be entered to win prizes like 32-inch flat screen TVs and $50 gift cards.Read more…

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What Does Heaven Look Like in the Movies?

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Filmmakers have been trying to crack heaven’s code for decades. Do you include pearly gates? Angels with golden halos? Just lots of people dressed in white? In the case of Heaven Is for Real, a new movie based on the best-selling novel of the same name, heaven is described as … More »

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Here Is a Video of a Cat Fishing For a Cat

Sometimes, a cat wants to go fishing. What does he fish for when he wants to go fishing? He fishes for cats, naturally.Read more…

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Wanna know what’s happened to the Gulf Coast since the BP spill? Read this blog, now

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Danny E HooksThe oil-spattered Gulf Coast in 2010. How’s it faring now?On the fourth anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster, the big question is whether the oil spill recovery is finally over. According to BP, yes it is. Or at least BP is wrapping up “active cleanup” and headed home to get its life back, only further available if the Coast Guard calls it. But to many of the people living along the Gulf Coast, who still have to endure the aftereffects of BP’s blunder, hell naw it ain’t over. Given the tarballs and the oil that’s still drawing a ring of eyeliner along the coast, not to mention all the devastated dolphins and oysters, it’s an insult to even suggest it. “Today should not have to be about reminding the nation that thousands of Gulf Coast residents continue to be impacted by the environmental and economic damage created by the BP oil disaster,” said Colette Pichon Battle, executive director of the Gulf Coast Center for Law and Policy. “The request by coastal residents four years later is the same as in 2010. Clean up the oil. Pay for the damage. And ensure that this never happens again.” There are hundreds of unresolved issues on the Gulf Coast, many of them predating the oil spill. With stories spilling in from all over the place, it’s going to be tough sussing out the true grit from the bullshit. Fortunately the good folks over at the Bridge the Gulf blog got you covered. The blog was created in response to the BP oil spill by Gulf Coast residents and activists who have a direct stake in their communities’ recovery. Many of them have struggled under prior Gulf disasters, like hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Ike, Gustav, and the most recent, Isaac. It’s where you can read about Turkey Creek, Miss., the historically troubled black community that’s the subject of the new documentary Come Hell or High Water. It’s also where you can read about a bunch of other places across the Gulf that have been pricked by storms of both the political and ecological variety. Disclaimer: I served as an editor of the blog in 2012, so I’m biased. But as someone who’s a relentless consumer of news from media sources across the Gulf — and who’s written for many of them — I can assure you that you won’t find a grander assembly of authentic voices and primary sources from the Gulf anywhere else on the web. Among the Bridge the Gulf writer corps are people like Kindra Arnesen, who was a first responder when the BP rig initially broke, and also voices from the Gulf’s top community organizations like Gulf Restoration Network, t.e.j.a.s., Women With a Vision, and the New Orleans-based Advocates for Environmental Human Rights. Bridge the Gulf just relaunched with a new website design, but with the same strong repertoire of Gulf renewal narratives. Below are a few examples of blog’s best content over the years: “On the Road With Cherri Foytlin”: You may have read about Foytlin in Rolling Stone, where she was named as one of “The New Green Heroes” of the fossil fuel resistance — she’s the “Angry Mom.” She walked from New Orleans to Washington, D.C., to raise awareness about health problems along the Gulf believed to be the result of the BP oil spill. She’s been a contributor to Bridge the Gulf since the beginning, as a writer, photographer, and videographer, but here is a rare glimpse of her in front of the camera. “Gulf Coast Residents Appalled by Lack of Concern for Safety After EPA Drops BP’s Ban on Federal Contracts”: The whole BP Deepwater Horizon saga is summarized in this nugget from long-time Bridge the Gulf contributor Karen Savage: “The EPA banned BP from obtaining new federal contracts and oil leases from November 2012 until the ban was lifted on March 16th. Last year, the oil giant pled guilty to illegal conduct leading to and following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster, including 11 counts of felony manslaughter, one count of felony obstruction of US Congress and violations of both the Clean Water Act and Migratory Bird Treaty Acts. Through their guilty plea, BP admitted to obstructing an inquiry by the US Congress, providing ‘false and misleading’ information regarding flow rate and manipulating internal flow-rate estimates.” On Friday, the Public Citizen, Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, and dozens of other environmental groups demanded that EPA against suspend BP from receiving for federal leases and contracts. “What you missed last week at the BOEM …”: People want to know what the federal government has been doing since the BP oil spill to tighten safety regulations around offshore drilling — especially since it has allowed BP back out to drill in the Gulf. Those safety questions have been handled by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management mainly through a series of nauseatingly boring public meetings. Fortunately, Bridge the Gulf editor Ada McMahon made it unboring for us by attending one and then reporting back in the form of a comic strip: Ada McMahonFiled under: Article, Climate & Energy, Politics

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Are You Ready for Another Godzilla Trailer?

We still have a few weeks until the May 16 release of Godzilla, but at least there’s now a fourth Godzilla trailer to pore over. In addition to some footage we’ve seen in the others, this one gives us more of Elizabeth Olsen’s storyline as she bids her boyfriend (Aaron … More »

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Insanely Rich Reporter Covers White House Meeting of the Insanely Rich

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There’s a lot to pore over in the New York Times Style section’s coverage of a conference for über-wealthy “next-generation” philanthropists that was recently held at the White House. Read more…

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Senator Holds Commuter Safety Presser, Almost Gets Hit By Train

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Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal received an unexpected lesson in practicing what you preach at a press conference yesterday. Standing on the platform at the Milford Metro-North station, Blumenthal and his easel narrowly dodged an oncoming train as Milford Mayor Ben Blake spoke about commuter safety.Read more…

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Best of Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu Streaming: Easter Egg Hunt Edition

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This weekend, as you search for a movie to watch, you can celebrate Easter and watch a perennial like The Ten Commandments or pick one of approximately 14 billion options available on streaming over a variety of services, be it Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, On Demand, or other sites. Every Friday, … More »

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