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Iran holds anti-ISIS caricature contest: ‘Artists now have the duty to raise public awareness’

6 minutes agoNews : The Raw Story

An Iranian cartoon and caricature competition launched with the intention of mocking Islamic State militants has attracted thousands of entries from UK, Peru, Italy, Cuba, France, Australia, Brazil and Indonesia among other countries. The competition, to be held in Tehran, started with a press...

Don't make any assumptions about the next headscarf you see

DEARBORN, Michigan — Khloe Kardashian set off an Internet firestorm Tuesday, when she posted an Instagram photo of herself wearing a niqab, or veil that covers the face. Fierce accusations of “gross” and “cultural appropriation” ensued.  Habibi...Show More Summary

Watch the Sydney Opera House Transform Into A Hand-Drawn Animation

It's like a 1970s cartoon in the best way. Each year, the Sydney Opera House hands over its iconic sails to artists who use projectors to animate a Michael-Bay-worthy explosion of colors across its skin. The effect is the unreal combination of the world's best graphic artists wielding the world's most powerful tools in CGI. Read Full Story

What a Full-Time Touring Musician’s Daily Schedule Really Looks Like

No two full-time musicians' schedules are identical. Depending on the projects they're involved in, the to-do lists will vary greatly. We spoke with Alex White, one-half of the heady garage-rock duo White Mystery. to get an idea of a typical workday, but she couldn't give us just one. Original Post...

ISIS Claims Another Deadly Bomb Attack Against Shiites in Saudi Arabia

6 minutes agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

A week after at least 21 people were killed and more than 100 injured in a Shiite mosque bombing on the east coast of Saudi Arabia that ISIS took credit for, the group claimed responsibility Friday for a similar attack in the same region that killed at least four. Show More Summary

Mas Ysa – “Margarita (Delorean Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

6 minutes agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Thomas Arsenault wrote “Margarita” as a towering New Wave tribute to his mom, but when Delorean got their hands on the Mas Ysa track, they turned it inside out, de-emphasizing the melody in favor of atmosphere and infectious rhythm. That’s not to say there’s no harmonious goodness here, though; the real stars of this remix […]

Welcome to LEGO Jurassic World in a New Trailer for the Upcoming Game

6 minutes agoFilm / New Releases : Coming Soon

See the film and play the game on June 12 The post Welcome to LEGO Jurassic World in a New Trailer for the Upcoming Game appeared first on ComingSoon.net.

Retiring: Strengthening Troubled Sibling Bonds to Deal With an Aging Parent

The growing field of elder mediation is helping sisters and brothers overcome personal differences that can complicate end-of-life decision making.

‘San Andreas’ Shakes Up $3.1M In Thursday Previews

San Andreas shook $3.1M out of moviegoers’ pockets last night. The Warner Bros.-New Line/Village Roadshow title is hoping for a $40M launch for the Brad Peyton film, his second outing with star Dwayne Johnson. Titles in the Roland Emmerich canon, i.e. Show More Summary

ResQte Of The Week (Ferret Friday Edition)

“Butthead Happiness Sucker.” That’s excellent. OK, here’s Shelly L.’s Ferret Friday email: “I am a huge C.O. fan and visit multiple times a day to create an cloud of positivity that will hopefully buffer any negative radiant rays emanating from a certain kindness-challenged homo sapien I am forced to interact with during my daily occupational […]

Seeing awe-inspiring natural sights makes you a better person

The sense of awe we feel from gazing at the Grand Canyon or up at some mind-bogglingly tall trees seems to make us more considerate, helpful and ethically aware

Tesla Battery Being Used In Duke Energy Florida & University of South Florida Solar Project

Florida has been far behind in the solar power revolution. Finding better direction, Duke Energy news shares that the company’s efforts towards pursuing clean energy solutions through university research will also involve storing energy from the sun. Show More Summary

Time Inc. Announces Paid Content Plan

The days of reading Time Inc. online content for free are coming to an end. One week after we learned Entertainment Weekly had launched a paywall, the publisher officially announced its paid content strategy. In essence, eventually you’ll have to pay if you want unlimited online access to a Time Inc. Show More Summary

The Return and Extortion of Jizya (Payment)

Muslim demands for non-Muslim "infidels" to pay jizya on pain of death are growing, even as the West fluctuates between having no clue what jizya is and thinking that jizya is an example of "tolerance" in Islam.

Either Ed Sheeran Is Taylor Swift And Calvin Harris’ Chaperone, Or There’s Polyamory Afoot

Yesterday they were photographed getting lunch at the Spotted Pig in New York City, with Taylor's friend-without-benefits Ed Sheeran trailing behind them really selling his role as the third wheel. More » Either Ed Sheeran Is Taylor Swift And Calvin Harris’ Chaperone, Or There’s Polyamory Afoot is a post from Crushable - Entertainment, Hot Guys, Movies and Celebrity News.

Watch Kendrick Lamar Rap Atop A Traffic Light Pole For “Alright” Video

7 minutes agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

In Kendrick Lamar’s last video, the great “King Kunta” clip, Lamar rapped from the rooftop of a closed-down Compton swap meet. He’ll do that one better in his new video for “Alright,” the Pharrell collaboration from his new album To Pimp A Butterfly. (It’s good to see that “Alright” is about to become a single; […]

Tracy Morgan Settlement Highlights Growing US Logistics Risk

Since when did high profile celebrity settlements become classified material? Tracy Morgan, the SNL comedian whose limousine was crushed by a Wal-Mart truck driver —the guy had been driving 24 hours straight— has settled the matter out of court. I don’t mean to make light of what is clearly a tragic [...]

'Outlander' Season 1: Claire Seeks the Help of the Monks to Rescue Jamie, Emotional Trauma Coming in Finale

Starz's hit TV drama series "Outlander" is now on its final run and according to spoiler reports, the finale episode titled "To Ransom a Man's Soul" will certainly see Jamie (Sam Heughan) getting rescued from the clutches of Black Jack (Tobias Menzies) but fans need to be wary of some other issues.

Tighter border controls block African migrants in Italian Alps

7 minutes agoNews : Reuters: World News

BOLZANO, Italy (Reuters) - Some 200 mostly Eritrean migrants heading northwards from Italy were turned back by police in the Italian Alps on Friday and left sleeping in train stations as European countries tightened frontier checks before a global summit in Germany.

Amazon Deal of the Day: 76% Off Mpow Sweatproof Armband Case for iPhone 6 + Key Holder for iPhone 6 – $6.89

7 minutes agoTechnology : Geeks are Sexy

For today’s edition of Deal of the Day, Amazon has the Mpow Running Sport Sweatproof Armband Case + Key Holder for iPhone 6 for just $6.89 (Use Promo Code CMD7POCL at checkout.) That’s 76% off ont he armband’s regular list price of $29.99. Show More Summary

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