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Archived Since:February 16, 2011

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"I Pay Taxes out My Ass But They Still Harass Me": 11 Amazing Songs About Police Brutality

Last Friday, just days after Michael Brown was killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, 29-year-old North Carolina rapper J. Cole uploaded the stirring tribute "Be Free" to his SoundCloud, dedicating it to "every young black...Show More Summary

Mo'ne Davis Is the First Little Leaguer to Make the Cover of Sports Illustrated

Thirteen-year-old pitching sensation Mo'ne Davis just became the first Little Leaguer ever on the cover of Sports Illustrated. Remember Her Name! #LLWS2014 sensation @Monedavis11 is on this week's national cover http://t.co/LAwVgubpCS...Show More Summary

Happy 75th Ginger Baker! British Drummer Carried Beat for Cream

If you've ever jammed to "Sunshine of Your Love" or "White Room" by Cream, spent time with the Blind Faith album, got down to Levitation by Hawkwind or listened to Public Image Limited's classic Album, then tip your hat to Mr. Ginger...Show More Summary

Devo's "The Men Who Make the Music" is Hilarious and Unsettling

Devo The Men Who Make the Music plus Butch Devo and the Sundance Gig MVD Visual Best known, perhaps, for the giddy 1980 smash, "Whip It," Devo was much more than the disposable New Wave novelty act that hit implied, as this enticing DVD proves. Show More Summary

Here Is What Robert De Niro Had To Say About Being Nervous His First Time On Camera

Robert De Niro's first appearance on screen, in the 1965 French film "Three Rooms in Manhattan." Les Productions Montaigne Robert De Niro was born August 17, 1943. To celebrate his birthday, here is the two-time Oscar winner—who hasShow More Summary

Madonna's Billboard Number-Ones, Ranked

Madonna Louise Ciccone was born August 16, 1958. In celebration of her birthday, here are her songs that reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 ranked, according to me, a fan with opinions. 12. "This Used To Be My Playground" (1992) 11. Show More Summary

Meet the First Woman to Win the "Nobel Prize of Mathematics"

On Wednesday, Maryam Mirzakhani became the first woman in 78 years to be awarded the prestigious Fields Medal, considered the highest honor in mathematics. She was selected for "stunning advances in the theory of Riemann surfaces and...Show More Summary

20,000 Watched the Last Public Hanging 78 Years Ago

An estimated 15,000–20,000 people showed up for what would be the last public execution in the United States. Around 5:20 a.m., August 14, 1936, Rainey Bethea was led to the gallows in Owensboro, Kentucky for robbing, raping and murdering Lischia Edwards, a 70 year old woman. Show More Summary

The Latest Court Case Didn’t End the NCAA As We Know It. The Next One Might.

On Friday, a federal judge made college sports history when she ruled that the NCAA could not deny players from profiting from the use of their likenesses on TV or in video games. In doing so, Judge Claudia Wilken laid down two rules:...Show More Summary

Marines First Accepted Women Enlistees 96 Years Ago

Marine Reservists (F) pose for a photograph at Headquarters, Marine Corps, Washington D.C., 1918. Marine Corps Women's Marine Reserve/Marine Corps Archives & Special Collections/Flickr By luck of being the first person in a line of 305 women waiting to enlist, Opha Mae Johnson of Kokomo, Indiana became the first woman to join the Marines in 1918. Show More Summary

Burn Your Beatles Records!

Early August 1966, Christian groups, primarily in the Southern United States took to the streets to burn the sin out of their beloved Beatles records in response to John Lennon's remark that the Beatles were "more popular than Jesus." Birmingham...Show More Summary

James Bonds, Ranked

According to CBS News, 51 percent of Americans think correctly that Sean Connery was the best James Bond. A misguided 12 percent—presumably millennials confusing the cause of their affection for the '90s— think Pierce Brosnan was the No. Show More Summary

Watch John Oliver Explain How Payday Loans Are Awful

Payday lenders are awful, horrible scum who prey on the desperation of the working class. Payday loans are awful, horrible deals wherein a borrower gets a small amount of cash at an exceedingly high interest rate and agrees to pay it back in a short amount of time, typically two weeks. Show More Summary

This Is What Happens When You Like Everything On Facebook

A fact about Facebook is that you should be discerning with the Like button because the News Feed algorithm is pretty sensitive. This can be a struggle because logging onto Facebook is a bit like hiking up a very tall mountain with Satan. Show More Summary

70 Years Ago: Alcatraz Takes In First Group of No Good Thugs

Group portrait of the Alcatraz Guards and Officials in front of the Administration Building. In the center with the light hat is Warden Johnston. Second to the right of Johnston is Capt. Henry Weinhold. c1930s. Golden Gate NRA, ParkShow More Summary

A New Album From Elvis? Sort of.

Elvis Presley Elvis: That’s the Way It Is (Deluxe Edition) RCA/Legacy How many versions of Elvis singing Simon and Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Water" would you like to hear? Is eight enough? That's what you get on this mammoth eight-CD (plus two-DVD) set. Show More Summary

Book Review: "Excellent Sheep"

Excellent Sheep By William Deresiewicz FREE PRESS Something is rotten in higher education, William Deresiewicz writes in Excellent Sheep, as promising students, driven by an almost neurotic need for overachievement, are caught up in an escalating race. Show More Summary

Fly Through Pyongyang With This Gorgeous Timelapse Video

Enter Pyongyang from JT Singh on Vimeo. Timelapse videos of mega-cities like New York have become something of a viral video cliché in recent years. (If you're anything like me, you lap them up without shame, all the same). But I bet you've never seen the capital of the world's most reclusive nation, North Korea, quite like this before. Show More Summary

President Richard Nixon Announced His Resignation 40 Years Ago

Richard Nixon departing the White House after resigning. Oliver F. Atkins/White House/Wikimedia Forty years ago today President Richard Nixon finally announced his resignation on national television, effective 12 p.m. August 9, 1974. Good...Show More Summary

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