Categories: Politics Tags: election 2016politicsRepublicansrncTrump Last week was the Republican National Convention where the GOP officially crowned Donald Trump as their nomination for President of the United States. Although bizarre things always seem to go... (Read more...)
CLEVELAND ? During the Republican National Convention last week, Google searches increased for phrases containing the word “trumpence,” including, “what does trumpence mean?” But “trumpence” doesn’t mean anything, because it’s not actually a word. Show More Summary
Black men are under attack. There may have been a time when that statement might have sounded like an exaggeration, but with headlines about men of color being shot, killed and falsely accused of crimes becoming almost daily occurrences, the reality of that declaration slowly begins to sink in. While women of color are not […]
After looking at the evidence , I was pretty sure last week’s viral video of a skateboarder smashing a McLaren windshield—a video that has garnered over 9 million views on YouTube—was a giant farce. The only ingredient missing before we could be sure was a confession from the video uploader, but now we’ve got that. Read more...
Robert De Niro is ready to rumble! The actor stars alongside Édgar Ramirez and Usher Raymond IV in the upcoming sports biopic, Hands of Stone. Ray Arcel (De Niro)… READ ON
(Scroll down for video.) Last week, Queen pointedly told the Donald Trump campaign to back off after the Republican candidate used the band’s “We are the Champions” as the backdrop to his arrival onstage...
Will Sheff’s literate rock project Okkervil River is returning soon with the new album Away, and we’ve already posted the “Okkervil River R.I.P.” video. Today, Sheff has shared another video, and this one is for “The Industry,” a new song in which he bemoans the fate of the music world. In director Christopher Good’s video, […]
As the artists vs. YouTube battle rages on, Mark Mulligan suggests that the real underlying issue is that the four minute music video, while it worked well for MTV, is no longer suited to a modern YouTube, and that artists need to begin creating lengthier videos, both to maintain user...
On more than one occasion, Donald Trump has suggested that the official unemployment rate, which is currently sitting at 4.9 percent, is a “phony” number that makes the economy seem healthier than it is. The real unemployment rate, the...Show More Summary
One of the problems with writing about poems, and especially with writing about poems that are trying to reach something that isn’t articulable in language, is that it’s impossible. & impossibility aside, what would be the point? As though you’re going to come along and say, “This is what you, poet, were trying to get at.” […]
Elephant, Gus Van Sant’s 2003 film about a high school shooting, contains a scene you’ll recognize even if you’ve never seen it. A young man, dull-eyed and soon to commit mass murder, plays a video game in which he walks up to people—unarmed people—and fires. Show More Summary
(Chris Geere in You're the Worst, photo source: http://www.thewrap.com) When I am a horrible, no good, very bad person -- to paraphrase "Alexander" of the famed Judith Viorst's classic, I sit and stew. I've written apology notes, sent gifts and flowers and become irksomely repetitive with sorries. Show More Summary
Post by Jacqueline Burt Cote. In a perfect world, all politicians would be worthy of being our children's role models -- but the behavior on display by certain presidential hopefuls during the course of the 2016 election has been the farthest thing from anything we'd want our kids to emulate. Show More Summary
The74Million.org is a non-profit education news site, devoted to telling the stories of schools, teachers, parents and America’s 74 million kids. Long before Donald J. Trump came one election away from becoming the most powerful man on Earth, he played at being the most powerful man at P.S. Show More Summary
Next month, expansionist post-rock trio Russian Circles will put out their sixth album, Guidance. We’ve already heard two out of the seven tracks on the record — “Mota” and “Vorel,” and today the band has shared a third: “Afrika” starts off in aspirational mood-setting territory and builds to a characteristically massive conclusion. Listen below. Guidance […]
NFL receiver Greg Jennings, who had a solid career and was a key cog in that tremendous 2010 Packers team, announced his retirement today. With Jennings leaving the league, now is a great time to look back and remember his greatest contribution to the game. Read more...
They still have a lust for life... or maybe just drugs. Both? Sony just released the first teaser trailer for "T2: Trainspotting" (not to be confused with "T2: Judgment Day"). It's heavy on teaser, light on trailer, just letting a train...Show More Summary
What would it be like to assist Josef Koudelka? What could an assistant learn simply by observing and helping the legendary Czech photographer? Koudelka Shooting Holy Land, a new documentary film making its U.S. debut today at the San...Show More Summary
Gathered by John Oliver on Last Week Tonight, Usher, Cyndi Lauper, Heart, Sheryl Crow, John Cougar Mellencamp, Josh Groban, Michael Bolton, and Dan Reynolds from Imagine Dragons have collaborated on a rousing “Sending Our Love Down the...Show More Summary