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First Indochina War Ended 60 Years Ago [Photo]

A wounded Vietminh prisoner is given first aid by Franco Vietnamese medicals after hot fire fight near Hung Yen, south of Hanoi, 1954. US Department of Defense On this date in 1954 the first Indochina War officially ended. After a long...Show More Summary

British Army Officially Withdrew From Northern Ireland 7 years Ago [Photos]

After 38 years, Operation Banner–Britian's operation in Northern Ireland–officially came to an end on July 31st, 2007. It was initially sold in 1969 as a "limited operation" by British Home Secretary Jim Callaghan but wound up beingShow More Summary

Film Review: "15 to Life"

15 to Life HITPLAY PRODUCTIONS "Are you the same person that you were at age 14?" one of Kenneth Young's lawyers asks in 15 to Life, a documentary challenging the ethics of sentencing kids to life in prison—a routine punishment only in America. Show More Summary

Jimmy Hoffa Went Missing 39 Years Ago Today [Photo]

Teamsters Union President James R. Hoffa, left, stands with Anthony Provenzano, right, and fellow union members during Hoffa's visit to New Jersey. AP On this date in 1975, Jimmy Hoffa was last seen around 2:45 p.m. outside a Detroit area restaurant. Show More Summary

"Confused Cats Against Feminism" Is the Purrfect Response to "Women Against Feminism"

The Tumblr Women Against Feminism has inspired scores of think pieces decrying its misuse of the term "feminist." Yet when David Futrelle saw the collection of photos of women holding handwritten signs like "I don't need feminism because...Show More Summary

Jim Carrey Movies, Ranked

The Mask came out on July 29 1994. It was Jim Carrey's second blockbuster. (Ace Ventura: Pet Detective had hit theaters that February.) But where does it stand in the Jim Carrey canon? Here are all the Jim Carrey films, ranked. 1. Liar Liar 2. Show More Summary

Today Is International Tiger Day

Established in 2010, International Tiger Day! aims to raise awareness of the fact that tigers are facing extinction. "A hundred years ago 100,000 tigers roamed in Asia," explains The Independent. "But now only 3,000 survive in the wild." The culprit? Poachers, mostly. Tigers are marvelous creatures. Show More Summary

The Best "Dear John Letter" Ever Sent

In 1947, years before she met John F. Kennedy, Jacqueline Lee Bouvier sent her high school boyfriend what is maybe my favorite Dear John letter of all time. "I’ve always thought of being in love as being willing to do anything for the...Show More Summary

Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens' "Cold World" Brings the Spirit

Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens Cold World Daptone If you pick up Cold World, get ready to do some foot-stomping. Like her more secular labelmate Sharon Jones, Naomi Shelton sings with a gritty warmth that will rouse believers and...Show More Summary

Fast Tracks: Imelda May's "Tribal"

TRACK 3 "It's Good to Be Alive" From Imelda May's Tribal VERVE Liner notes: Riding an exuberant rockabilly groove, the Irish shouter delivers a message of hope. Behind the music: A veteran of Jeff Beck's guitar sessions, May wrote this...Show More Summary

Photos: The World's Largest Church Is in the Middle of an African Coconut Plantation

Central-West Côte d'Ivoire is a lush agricultural landscape, stuffed with rich banana, rice, and cocoa fields. The region is this West African nation's equivalent of the corn belt of Iowa and Illinois. A long drive down stretches ofShow More Summary

The NFL Was Harder on These 6 Players for Smoking Pot Than It Was on Ray Rice for His Assault Arrest

The National Football League handed Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice an unexpectedly lenient punishment Thursday following his offseason arrest for assaulting his fiancée back in February: a two-game suspension for violating the league's personal conduct policy. Show More Summary

Let's Watch Stephen Colbert Make Fun Of Tim Draper's Stupid Plan To Split California Into 6 States

In 2016, Californians will vote on stupid Tim Draper's stupid initiative to turn America's greatest state into six stupid (and deeply unequal) little states. The initiative will fail and even if it somehow passes, the state legislature will never approve it, and even if it somehow did, the US congress will never agree to it. Show More Summary

Be Still My Heart: Beyoncé As Rosie the Riveter

On Tuesday, Beyoncé, a whisper of perfection in an otherwise cruel and inhumane world, posted this photo of her as Rosie the Riveter to Instagram. Beyoncé has become somewhat of a feminist hero recently, putting overtly feminist lyrics into her songs, and making genuinely heartfelt public statements about women's rights. Show More Summary

Quick Reads: "Do Not Sell at Any Price" by Amanda Petrusich

Do Not Sell at Any Price By Amanda Petrusich SCRIBNER Once you get past the overexplaining of vinyl-era terms (gatefold album cover, etc.), Amanda Petrusich's first-person foray into the weird world of 78 rpm collectors is an engrossing romp that illuminates this cartoonish slice of nerddom so aptly portrayed in the movie Crumb. Show More Summary

The Way We Live Now

Methinks someoine on the EPA's social team is logged into the department's brand account on their iPhone... I'm now a C-List celebrity in Kim Kardashian: Hollywood. Come join me and become famous too by playing on iPhone! — U.S. Show More Summary

Watch John Oliver Explain the Insanity of Our Prison System With Puppets

The United States imprisons too many people for too long for too many things. As John Oliver summed it up last night, "We are doing a terrible job taking care of people that it is very easy for all of us not to care about." Oliver outlines...Show More Summary

"Country Funk Volume II" Is the Perfect Summer Soundtrack

Various Artists Country Funk Volume II 1967-1974 Light in the Attic Like its predecessor, the beguiling Country Funk Volume II, 1967-1974 is a collection of rebels, reprobates and other outsiders blurring genres and donning different guises. Show More Summary

Armed With a Backpack Studio and a Plane Ticket, Beat Making Lab Sows Global Activism

In Goma, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, fences as far as the eye could see were topped with barbed wire. Glass bottle shards protruded from concrete walls so that no one could scale them. Some buildings were even corralled by electric barriers. Show More Summary

Fast Tracks: Reigning Sound's "You Did Wrong"

TRACK 5 "You Did Wrong" From Reigning Sound's Shattered MERGE Liner notes: "Where have you been, my friend? I've been calling you for days," croons Greg Cartwright, comforting a heartbroken pal in this bracing garage-soul lament. Behind...Show More Summary

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