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Ariana Grande on Fans: I Hope They All F--king Die!

Rumors of Ariana Grande's diva behavior are getting to be as well known as the pop star's music. Last week Ariana canceled a photo shoot in Australia when the press on hand didn't comply with her demands. Shortly thereafter, the E! network's...Show More Summary

Gruden predictably claims he didn’t prefer Cousins to Griffin

At his Monday press conference, Washington coach Jay Gruden displayed a moment of candor, opting not to insist that Robert Griffin III definitely will be reinstalled when healthy.  Instead, Gruden addressed the hypothetical that backup Kirk Cousins could play his way into a quarterback controversy by saying, “We’ll cross that bridge when that comes.” Gruden…

Roku Tops 10 Million Media Streamers Sold

32 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : CrunchGear

The media streaming world is alive and growing, as streaming set top box maker Roku has just announced that it passed the 10 million unit milestone. According to the press release, Roku has sold (not just shipped) over 10 million media streaming boxes since launching in 2008. Show More Summary

XELLE - Sweat

56 minutes agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

From the press materials: XELLE cast Brett Azar as the hot, bodybuilding Tony Little-esque instructor. They also brought on a fierce group of curvy jazzercise dancers and called on celebrity friends like Bianca Del Rio, Courtney Stodden, Andrew W.K. Show More Summary

Bernie Sanders Might Be Running, But He’ll Never Be President

Apologies if you’ve heard this one before. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) dials the customer service number for his cell provider. An automated voice on the other end says, “Press one for English and two for Spanish. Para Espanol, oprime el dos.” Sanders replies, “Fine, but first let me tell you about the middle class…” No [...]

CyanogenMod 11 M10 adds a bunch of new features, loses support for CDMA Galaxy Nexus

CyanogenMod 11 M10 release is upon us, and is as the case with new builds, M10 features a host of new features that include a new bug tracker, ability to access the last used app by long pressing the recent apps button, a soft reboot option and support for glove mode and smart covers (like this one).

Ukraine's parliament ratifies agreement with EU

Ukraine's parliament ratified an agreement Tuesday to strengthen its ties with the European Union. The agreement will "deepen economic and political ties" between Ukraine and the EU, The Associated Press reports, and it includes legislation that will give autonomy to east Ukraine in a peace effort. Show More Summary

Tuesday Morning Splash

What’s Happening — The Atlantic: Women of Washington, 8:30 a.m. — A Debate on War and the Constitution: John Yoo vs. Bruce Fein at the National Press Club, 6:30 p.m. The Revolving Door Know someone starting or leaving a job? Let us know. Fishbowl Fun Fact Almonds are members of the peach family. Front Page of the Day New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.

Kurds beat back ISIS in Syria

Peshmerga fighters in Syria have taken back several towns in the northeast of Syria, traditionally Kurdish villages, according to the Associated Press; The fighting in the mainly-Kurdish Hassakeh province came as diplomats at a Paris conference tried to agree on a global strategy to fight the extremist group, which has captured large tracts of territory […]

The Reporters Committee is about to start suing people to help journalists

Fair warning, all ye who interfere with newsgathering: The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press is getting ready to sue you. The organization has hired its first litigation director, Katie Townsend, to bring lawsuits around the country in cases that affect access to information for the press and public. Show More Summary

Liverpool’s Mario Balotelli sends flirting texts to two girls, didn’t know they are flatmates [Sun]

For the second time in the space of three days, Mario Balotelli’s love life is being chewed over in the tabloid press. The Mirror on Sunday had a rather tame tale over the weekend of how Super Mario bedded a female Liverpool fan, only to kick her out of bed having told her that sex helps […]

The Shapira scrolls again

MICHAEL PRESS: “The Lying Pen of the Scribes”: A Nineteenth-Century Dead Sea Scroll ( The Appendix ). A long and interesting article on the Shapira affair which is worth reading in full. Dr. Press does not dispute that the Shapira scrolls...Show More Summary

Per Published Reports: Tiger Yet To Swing A Club; Searching For His Explosiveness In The Gym

It was strange reading the quotes from Tiger’s press conference today to promote something.

Problems with Obama's War Actions, and War Propaganda from the State-Corporate Complex

1. The White House (via their Press Secretary) declared war on ISIS; this despite the fact that the Executive Branch has no Constitutional authority to do so.2. As in the period leading up to the Second Iraq War (2003), the public essentially is presented with two choices: do nothing, or go to war. Show More Summary

Making snowboards by hand is a beautiful process

8 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Here's a video that shows the full custom build process for Kindred Snowboards. They plan the design, get the wood, glue parts together, shave it down, add materials, press it together, clean up the edges and do so many things to one board that it may sound boring when you read it but is actually incredibly riveting to watch. Read more...

NEWS: Pretty Little Dead Things by Mercedes M. Yardley and Straggletaggle by J. M. McDermott

Press Release: “Murder and whimsy.” These things may sound incompatible, but dark fantasy author Mercedes M. Yardley’s latest novel manages to entwine the two concepts with lyrical language, beautiful imagery—and a high body count.Ragnarok...Show More Summary

'The Ellen DeGeneres Show': Kristen Wiig says a 'Bridesmaids' sequel is not in the works

Who else needs a tissue? On Monday's episode of "The Ellen Degeneres Show," Kristen Wiig broke hearts when she revealed that there won't be a sequel to "Bridesmaids."When pressed about the potential sequel, "The Skeleton Twins" actress...Show More Summary

Book review: The Warbler Guide

Last summer, the Princeton University Press released a book by Tom Stephenson and Scott Whittle, The Warbler Guide. When I first read about it, I admit I rolled my eyes thinking, “Not another one!” My library already included four field guides specifically about warblers. Show More Summary

Book’s Music podcast #360c

Book’s Music podcast #360c (September 15, 2014) by Booksmusic on Mixcloud Book’s Music podcast is coming to an end, but there are two more shows left to go, including this one. It’s the 360c episode, check the playlist below, press play, and enjoy.

Economic Growth or Financial Reform? For China, That’s the Question

China's long push toward financial reform is bumping up against a more pressing national goal: boosting growth.

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