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    Gov’t, Tech Need To Do More To Stop Terrorism

    DOJ to Tech: Do More To Stop Terror

    DOJ to Tech: Do More To Stop Terror

    One of the nation’s top national security officials is calling on tech companies to be a little more creative when it comes to cracking down on terror recruitment.Mary McCord, the acting head of the Justice Department’s powerful National Security ...

    A top DOJ official called on tech companies to do more to help stop ISIS from recruiting online but confessed the government need to work on their approach to the Muslim community as...

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    Spicer Erupts: ‘Stop Shaking Your Head’

    Spicer Erupts: ‘Stop Shaking Your Head’

    “You don’t seem so happy,” April Ryan remarked after White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer called on her during Tuesday’s briefing. She had no idea how right she was.With so many investigations underway regarding Russia, alleged “wiretapping,” a...

    The White House press secretary got into a heated exchange with American Urban Radio Networks’ D.C. bureau chief April Ryan during Tuesday’s briefing.

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    Trump Kills Obama Environmental Rules

    ‘America First’ Energy Plan Is Oil First

    ‘America First’ Energy Plan Is Oil First

    The Trump administration will release an executive order on “Energy Independence” on Tuesday that marks a 180-degree reversal of President Obama’s policies on energy, climate change, and public lands, according to a briefing provided by a senior W...

    The ‘America First’ energy policy takes shape, and it’s good news for oil, gas, and coal companies.

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    Gov’t, Tech Need To Do More To Stop Terrorism

    DOJ to Tech: Do More To Stop Terror

    DOJ to Tech: Do More To Stop Terror

    One of the nation’s top national security officials is calling on tech companies to be a little more creative when it comes to cracking down on terror recruitment.Mary McCord, the acting head of the Justice Department’s powerful National Security ...

    A top DOJ official called on tech companies to do more to help stop ISIS from recruiting online but confessed the government need to work on their approach to the Muslim community as...

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    Russian Probe -- Nunes

    Nunes Kneecaps Russia Investigation

    Nunes Kneecaps Russia Investigation

    The House Intelligence Committee’s bipartisan investigation into Russia’s influence on America’s politics imploded Monday evening.The probe simply could not withstand the pressure put on it following Republican chairman Devin Nunes’s strange behav...

    The Republican chairman's White House trip has blown up the committee, causing Dems to call for his recusal and throwing the entire probe into chaos.

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    Austin

    The Sanctuary City Standing Up to Trump

    The Sanctuary City Standing Up to Trump

    In Austin, some courts might have to be crowdfunded.That’s because the city is what President Donald Trump calls a “sanctuary city”—and it’s facing extraordinary pressure, both political and financial, to join the Trump administration’s mass depor...

    Veterans courts and drug-addiction services in Austin, Texas, are being squeezed by the state because the sanctuary city’s sheriff won’t comply with ICE.

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    Jessica Walter

    Lucille: Bluths ‘Smarter’ Than Trumps

    Lucille: Bluths ‘Smarter’ Than Trumps

    Jessica Walter wants you to know she has precious little in common with her two most iconic characters, Arrested Development’s manipulative matriarch Lucille Bluth and Archer’s snappy spymistress Malory Archer, save one thing: “I do like a good ma...

    The acclaimed actress opens up about her turn as Malory Archer in Season 8 of FX’s ‘Archer,’ the ‘Arrested Development’ negotiations, and how the Trumps compare to her Bluths.

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    Netflix Just Upended The Comedy Game

    Netflix Just Upended The Comedy Game

    “Comics Are Now Selling Laughs by the Download.” That was the headline in The New York Times five years ago this month, marking a new trend in the world of stand-up comedy.Whereas the sign of success for stand-up comedians had once been an appeara...

    Five years ago, Louis C.K. tried to revolutionize the stand-up comedy delivery system. Now, he’s succumbed to the power of Netflix.

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    Colbert Roasts ‘Unqualified’ Kushner

    Colbert Roasts ‘Unqualified’ Kushner

    Washington, D.C. might be a “mess” right now, but that’s going to “end soon,” according to Stephen Colbert, because President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and “leader of the preppy camp across the lake” Jared Kushner has been tapped to lead the newly...

    The ‘Late Show’ host tore apart President Donald Trump’s ‘obvious nepotism’ toward his son-in-law Monday night.

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    ScarJo on ‘Devastating’ Nude Photo Hack

    ScarJo on ‘Devastating’ Nude Photo Hack

    At this point in his career, Howard Stern is often heralded as a master of the longform interview. His interviewees include luminaries like Paul McCartney and Gwyneth Paltrow, and an infamous subcategory of skeevy dudes who have allegedly slept wi...

    The ‘Ghost in the Shell’ star opened up to Howard Stern about the film’s whitewashing controversy and the ‘invasion’ of having her private nude photos leaked.

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    Netflix Just Upended The Comedy Game

    Netflix Just Upended The Comedy Game

    “Comics Are Now Selling Laughs by the Download.” That was the headline in The New York Times five years ago this month, marking a new trend in the world of stand-up comedy.Whereas the sign of success for stand-up comedians had once been an appeara...

    Five years ago, Louis C.K. tried to revolutionize the stand-up comedy delivery system. Now, he’s succumbed to the power of Netflix.

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    Actress Sarah Silverman arrives at the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, California February 22, 2015. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok (UNITED STATES - Tags:ENTERTAINMENT) (VANITYFAIR-ARRIVALS) - RTR4QQ3K

    Sarah Silverman to Host Weekly Show

    Sarah Silverman to Host Weekly Show

    Hulu announced Monday that it has ordered a 10-episode series, tentatively titled I Love You, America, to be hosted by comedian Sarah Silverman and produced by Funny or Die. The "weekly half-hour topical show" will focus on the "cur...

    New half-hour Hulu series will focus on politics.

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    Danielle Bregoli on 'Dr. Phil.'

    ‘Cash Me Outside’ Girl Coming to Your TV

    ‘Cash Me Outside’ Girl Coming to Your TV

    In news that is likely to be greeted by all struggling parents and lovers of obedient and virtuous children as an omen betokening the end of civilization, Danielle Bregoli, better known as the “Cash Me Outside Girl,” has been given her own reality...

    The end is nigh, folks.

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    Tony Robbins

    Tony Robbins: I’m ‘Not Bullish’ on Trump

    Tony Robbins: I’m ‘Not Bullish’ on Trump

    When Tony Robbins speaks breathlessly on a subject, whether it’s finance or self-improvement, the veins coursing through his neck and forehead tumefy to the point where you are convinced that, should their power be harnessed, they could provide tr...

    The life expert sat down with Marlow Stern to discuss his new financial investment book, ‘Unshakeable,’ and his thoughts on POTUS—a man he’s personally advised over the years.

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    Actress Sarah Silverman arrives at the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, California February 22, 2015. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok (UNITED STATES - Tags:ENTERTAINMENT) (VANITYFAIR-ARRIVALS) - RTR4QQ3K

    Sarah Silverman to Host Weekly Show

    Sarah Silverman to Host Weekly Show

    Hulu announced Monday that it has ordered a 10-episode series, tentatively titled I Love You, America, to be hosted by comedian Sarah Silverman and produced by Funny or Die. The "weekly half-hour topical show" will focus on the "cur...

    New half-hour Hulu series will focus on politics.

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    World News

    BFF BABIES IN CANADA

    These Moms Are Making History In Canada

    These Moms Are Making History In Canada

    Can you legally parent with a close friend? In Canada it is possible. Natasha Bakht and Lynda Collins are making history. They have become the first women in a non-romantic relationship to legally co-parent a child. Collins decided to help Bakht w...

    Natasha Bakht and Lynda Collins have become the first women in a non-romantic relationship to legally co-parent a child.

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    Russia Protest

    Russian Youth Slam ‘Putin the Thief’

    Russian Youth Slam ‘Putin the Thief’

    MOSCOW — A wave of protests against corrupt Kremlin leaders rolled all across Russian cities, from Moscow and Saint Petersburg to Siberia and Far East on Sunday. Authorities did not permit the rallies and warned that participants would be punished...

    A generation too young to remember when the president supposedly saved the country are incensed at Kremlin corruption.

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    Hitler

    How Hitler Turned the Tables on Germany

    How Hitler Turned the Tables on Germany

    Adolf Hitler took power on January 30, 1933, and within no time at all he had:—let loose the police against Jews and Communists to a degree never seen before;—won emergency powers to govern by decree following the incredibly well-timed February 27...

    Elected chancellor of Germany in 1932, Hitler was held in contempt by his opponents, who thought he would be easy to control. They were wrong.

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    Turin Shroud

    Finding Jesus’ Privates in Turin Shroud

    Finding Jesus’ Privates in Turin Shroud

    When people talk about the appearance of Jesus, the controversy is almost always about his skin tone and eye color. A whole tradition of Western artwork and moviemaking erroneously depicts the Galilean rabbi with light-colored eyes and skin, when ...

    His gender has been used to justify a male-dominated church, so the debate has caused quite a stir.

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    Russia Protest

    Russian Youth Slam ‘Putin the Thief’

    Russian Youth Slam ‘Putin the Thief’

    MOSCOW — A wave of protests against corrupt Kremlin leaders rolled all across Russian cities, from Moscow and Saint Petersburg to Siberia and Far East on Sunday. Authorities did not permit the rallies and warned that participants would be punished...

    A generation too young to remember when the president supposedly saved the country are incensed at Kremlin corruption.

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    Minsk

    Dictatorship Returns to Europe

    Dictatorship Returns to Europe

    The gray asphalt streets of Minsk, Belarus, looked too clean and almost totally deserted on the eve of a major opposition rally against the country’s authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko. The words “arrest” and repression” traveled from mouth...

    It was a sad ‘Freedom Day’ in Minsk, when Belarusians traditionally march for human rights. Over 350 are now in jail.

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    Scientist in jail

    From NASA to a Turkish Prison

    From NASA to a Turkish Prison

    On the morning of July 23, 2016, 37-year-old NASA physicist Serkan Golge noticed a man slinking around cars in front of his parents’ home in Antakya, Turkey. He’d arrived almost a month earlier, on vacation in his home country with his wife and tw...

    The author met Serkan Golge in jail when she, too, was falsely accused of working for the CIA. She was freed. He was not. And now he’s about to have his day in court.

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    excerpt from 'Stalin and the Scientists: A History of Triumph and Tragedy 1905-1953

    Stalin’s Mad Scientists

    Stalin’s Mad Scientists

    “Natural science will … incorporate into itself the science of man, just as the science of man will incorporate into itself natural science: there will be one science.”—Karl Marx, 1844You can take the peasant out of the countryside, and Stalin did...

    The Soviet Union more or less wrote the book on bending science to ideology, and the result was that hacks, has beens, and nut cases became the Newtons and Burbanks of Russia.

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    Minsk

    Dictatorship Returns to Europe

    Dictatorship Returns to Europe

    The gray asphalt streets of Minsk, Belarus, looked too clean and almost totally deserted on the eve of a major opposition rally against the country’s authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko. The words “arrest” and repression” traveled from mouth...

    It was a sad ‘Freedom Day’ in Minsk, when Belarusians traditionally march for human rights. Over 350 are now in jail.

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    U.S.

    Roommate murder case

    Son of a Murderer Charged With Murder

    Son of a Murderer Charged With Murder

    A Florida man is accused of stabbing his roommate to death after she said goodbye to him on Saturday morning before she was set to leave town. Cops charged 24-year-old Randy Herman Jr. with first-degree murder in connection to the slaying of Bro...

    A Florida man is accused of stabbing his vivacious roommate to death, two years after his father went on the lam for fatally shooting his own girlfriend.

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    Mississippi Rebels and Xavier Musketeers players run by the logo at mid-court during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena on March 19, 2015 in Jacksonville, Florida.

    NCAA Puts North Carolina On the Clock

    NCAA Puts North Carolina On the Clock

    The NCAA has put a clock on North Carolina. The state now has 48 hours to amend House Bill 2, HB2, or they will lose NCAA events through 2022. In a statement obtained by CBS WNCN, the executive director of the Greater Raleigh Sports alliance, Scot...

    Time is running out for North Carolina to change HB2.

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    Little girl mistakes heater for a robot

    Cute Kid Makes Friends With ‘Robot’

    Cute Kid Makes Friends With ‘Robot’

    This will be the cutest thing you watch all week. A little girl thought a broken water heater was a real robot, and quite honestly, who can blame her? The water heater clearly has eyes.The toddler first greets the “wobot” saying, “Hi wobot! Hi wob...

    An adorable little girl mistakes a water heater for a robot. Nothing else matters today.

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    Roommate murder case

    Son of a Murderer Charged With Murder

    Son of a Murderer Charged With Murder

    A Florida man is accused of stabbing his roommate to death after she said goodbye to him on Saturday morning before she was set to leave town. Cops charged 24-year-old Randy Herman Jr. with first-degree murder in connection to the slaying of Bro...

    A Florida man is accused of stabbing his vivacious roommate to death, two years after his father went on the lam for fatally shooting his own girlfriend.

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    Schumer’s Alleged Restaurant Rant

    Schumer’s Alleged Restaurant Rant

    Perhaps Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer should remember the old adage not to discuss politics or religion at mealtimes.And especially not in fancy restaurants. For Schumer, who has been vocal in Washington about his problems with President T...

    The Senate minority leader is a forceful Trump critic, but stands accused of letting his political passions bubble over in a Manhattan restaurant.

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    Accused Killer Gets House Arrest for Now SEO: Parents Post $2.5 Million Bond to Free Son Arrested for Murder

    $2.5M Bond Frees Son Jailed for Murder

    $2.5M Bond Frees Son Jailed for Murder

    A young man charged with brutally slaying a Washington state ranch hand and dumping his corpse in the river has been bailed out of jail.Jeremy Leininger, 20, is back in the comfort of his parents’ home after posting a $2.5 million bond in the grue...

    Jeremy Leininger allegedly slayed a ranch hand for insulting his uncle. Now he’s back at home awaiting trial after his parents put down serious cash and assets.

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    Tech

    Robot

    Why Humans Love Robots Like People

    Why Humans Love Robots Like People

    Humans are strange creatures. We sleepwalk, pick our noses, and name our cars. Some of us like black licorice and some of us are afraid of cotton balls. Of all our idiosyncratic tendencies, our attachment to things—blankets, stuffed animals, toys,...

    Soldiers refuse to leave war-zone robots behind; people feel pain when asked to torture small mechanized animals. Why do we get so attached to our droids?

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    Was the Kremlin Behind the Yahoo Hacks?

    Feds: Russian Spies Paid Yahoo Hackers

    Feds: Russian Spies Paid Yahoo Hackers

    In 2012 and again in 2013, federal judges in the U.S. indicted 29-year-old Russian Alexsey Belan on hacking charges. Law enforcement officials hoped the Russians would extradite him.Instead, they hired him. The tale is part of the the bombshell in...

    The Justice Department announced Tuesday it had made an arrest in one of the largest data hacks in the world.

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    The Race to Find ‘Viagra for the Brain’

    The Race to Find ‘Viagra for the Brain’

    In The Body Builders, Adam Piore takes us on a spellbinding journey into the field of bioengineering—which can be used to reverse engineer, rebuild, and augment human beings—and paints a vivid portrait of the people at its center. In the excerpt b...

    One of the most fascinating frontiers in the world of bio-engineering is research in memory enhancement. And it starts with fruit flies.

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    space

    Why Living Off-World Can’t Be Our Plan B

    Why Living Off-World Can’t Be Our Plan B

    Visions of apocalypse and dystopia fill popular fiction and film and, these days, even the imaginations of many serious people.Geniuses including Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk have called for an escape from the planet. Billionaires are said to be ...

    No matter how bad it gets here on Earth, it would be nearly impossible for anyone to move off-world anytime soon.

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    Was the Kremlin Behind the Yahoo Hacks?

    Feds: Russian Spies Paid Yahoo Hackers

    Feds: Russian Spies Paid Yahoo Hackers

    In 2012 and again in 2013, federal judges in the U.S. indicted 29-year-old Russian Alexsey Belan on hacking charges. Law enforcement officials hoped the Russians would extradite him.Instead, they hired him. The tale is part of the the bombshell in...

    The Justice Department announced Tuesday it had made an arrest in one of the largest data hacks in the world.

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    David Duke’s Threatening Tweets Are Back

    David Duke’s Threatening Tweets Are Back

    Twitter temporarily suspended the account of David Duke on Monday, before restoring it hours later, along with anti-Semitic tweets calling to “SHUT DOWN a few synagogues” he posted hours earlier.It is unclear what prompted the ban or the reinstate...

    The ex-KKK grand wizard was suspended and reinstated without explanation. And so were his calls to ‘SHUT DOWN’ synagogues.

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    An Online Safe Space For Trump Fans

    An Online Safe Space For Trump Fans

    Gabe Whaley has used the internet in 2017, so he is aware of what happens when many Trump supporters stumble across a story about Planned Parenthood, Obamacare, or anything involving race issues online.What happens is often pure rage.“Most of the ...

    Discussions about Planned Parenthood and Obamacare have been known to trigger certain #MAGA followers. Enter the Chrome extension Alt-Space.

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    FB gave to CPAC

    Why Is Facebook Helping Fund CPAC?

    Why Is Facebook Helping Fund CPAC?

    A pillar of famously liberal Silicon Valley is underwriting Washington’s biggest gathering of conservatives.Sources with direct knowledge of the matter tell The Daily Beast that Facebook made a six-figure contribution to CPAC, the yearly conferenc...

    The company caught all kinds of flak for its role in the 2016 election. But that isn’t stopping it from bankrolling a huge, often-controversial conservative confab.

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    David Duke’s Threatening Tweets Are Back

    David Duke’s Threatening Tweets Are Back

    Twitter temporarily suspended the account of David Duke on Monday, before restoring it hours later, along with anti-Semitic tweets calling to “SHUT DOWN a few synagogues” he posted hours earlier.It is unclear what prompted the ban or the reinstate...

    The ex-KKK grand wizard was suspended and reinstated without explanation. And so were his calls to ‘SHUT DOWN’ synagogues.

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    Arts + Culture

    Reilly and Maxine

    O’Reilly’s Racist Maxine Waters Attack

    O’Reilly’s Racist Maxine Waters Attack

    The hosts of Fox & Friends asked their colleague Bill O’Reilly to watch a video of Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) speaking on the floor of the House. But he was apparently too distracted by her hair to pay attention to the words she was saying.“We ...

    The Fox News host ‘didn’t hear a word’ Rep. Maxine Waters was saying because he was mocking her hair.

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    Obama going to write his memoir at a resort on Marlon Brando's island

    Why Obama Chose Brando’s Island Hideaway

    Why Obama Chose Brando’s Island Hideaway

    With his multimillion-dollar book deal in hand, Barack Obama has found his ultimate hideaway to pen his White House memoir: Tetiaroa, a private island in the South Pacific once owned by Marlon Brando.While Tahiti, Bora Bora, and the other islands ...

    Tetiaroa, a private island in the South Pacific once owned by Marlon Brando, is set to become Barack Obama’s luxury hideaway as he writes his memoir.

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    An Abbey Road Studios EMI TG 12345 MK IV Recording Console used between 1971-1983, the console which Pink Floyd used to record The Dark Side of the Moon.

    Bonhams Rock and Roll Memorabilia

    Bonhams Rock and Roll Memorabilia

    Bonhams offers a glimpse into their catalog of rock and roll memorabilia.

    Bonhams offers a glimpse into their catalog of rock and roll memorabilia.

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    Sweat

    The Play That Explains Trump’s America

    The Play That Explains Trump’s America

    Only a few months have passed, but Sweat not only feels different the second time around, but the audience's response to it feels different, too. But then, so too are the times.This excellent, highly charged play, written by the Pulitzer Priz...

    In Lynn Nottage’s ‘Sweat,’ set in a Pennsylvania city, the tragic effects of the economic downturn are explored in a play showing the roots of Trump support.

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    Obama going to write his memoir at a resort on Marlon Brando's island

    Why Obama Chose Brando’s Island Hideaway

    Why Obama Chose Brando’s Island Hideaway

    With his multimillion-dollar book deal in hand, Barack Obama has found his ultimate hideaway to pen his White House memoir: Tetiaroa, a private island in the South Pacific once owned by Marlon Brando.While Tahiti, Bora Bora, and the other islands ...

    Tetiaroa, a private island in the South Pacific once owned by Marlon Brando, is set to become Barack Obama’s luxury hideaway as he writes his memoir.

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    Sequels

    Hollywood Has No New Ideas and That’s OK

    Hollywood Has No New Ideas and That’s OK

    Here’s the new news: Nothing’s new. Not new, true, but true. Just gander at the movie marquee, at what’s on view, nothing new. The podium of box office hits includes resurrections of a malevolent gorilla in Kong: Skull Island, the IRL reanimation ...

    The plethora of movie sequels clogging the multiplex can make you feel as though your life were stuck on spin cycle. But if the movies don’t change, we do, and that’s a blessing.

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    Carmen Carrera

    Carmen Carrera’s Fight For Justice

    Carmen Carrera’s Fight For Justice

    Transgender glamor may be having a moment, but bookers are still telling model and actress Carmen Carrera that they’re “not ready” to feature a woman like her.“What do you mean you’re ‘not ready’?” the former RuPaul’s Drag Race star thinks when sh...

    The ‘Drag Race’ star reveals why she was determined to draw attention to the often-dire situation of transgender women in Brazil.

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    'Animal Locomotion, Plate 632' (Horse Galloping With Saddled Clothed Male Rider)
collotype, numbered sequentially in the negative, on a two-toned leaf, with letterpress title, plate number '759,' copyright, and date in the margin, 1887
Overall: 19 by 24 in. (48.3 by 61 cm.)

    Photography’s Eccentric Genius

    Photography’s Eccentric Genius

    Eadweard Muybridge was one of those grand eccentrics who crop up with surprising frequency in American art and particularly American photography. Like Dr. Harold Edgerton and O. Winston Link, he was a man in the grip of an obsession, but creative ...

    Sotheby’s is auctioning off the works of Eadweard Muybridge, a brilliant artist who led a troubled life of accidents, adultery and murder.

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    Sequels

    Hollywood Has No New Ideas and That’s OK

    Hollywood Has No New Ideas and That’s OK

    Here’s the new news: Nothing’s new. Not new, true, but true. Just gander at the movie marquee, at what’s on view, nothing new. The podium of box office hits includes resurrections of a malevolent gorilla in Kong: Skull Island, the IRL reanimation ...

    The plethora of movie sequels clogging the multiplex can make you feel as though your life were stuck on spin cycle. But if the movies don’t change, we do, and that’s a blessing.

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