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Deniro Farrar: Family - Cult Rap - Part 1/4

Harvard students learn about Apple's history through manga

There's no doubt that Harvard's Business School is serious business, but its students are surprisingly learning about the history of Apple's two Steves through a non-traditional medium: manga. Professor Noam Wasserman has been teaching about Wozniak's and Jobs' friendship and eventual falling out …

12 Modern Gardens With Water Features

Manhattan-based firm Pulltab Design created this urban rooftop deck and garden in the East Village. It’s an amazing space that even has an outdoor …

The Most Fabulous Houses Of 2014

Every year, the American Institute of Architects honors the best residential design in the U.S., recognizing, as the organization puts it, “good housing as a necessity of life, a sanctuary for the human spirit, and a valuable national resource.”<p>Today, the organization announced its 2014 AIA Housing …

British Columbia

6 Pro Tips for Making the Most of a Golden Hour Photo Shoot

Nikon Ambassador Corey Rich is convinced that the secret to creating compelling outdoor portraits has very little to do with the actual location …

Landscape Photography

Twitter Tests Notifications In Your Web Browser

Twitter is no stranger to trying out new features on its social networking platform. Yesterday it announced it is in the process of testing and rolling out no fewer than 15 different ad units, at least some of which are already popping up for users. Today comes news of a feature that focuses …

Classic Artists Still Not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The Shangri-Las<p><b>Eligible since:</b> 1990<b><br>Argument for induction:</b> Other Sixties girl groups recorded more hits, but none had swagger like the Weiss sisters …

Teen stabs 22 at Pittsburgh-area high school

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Flailing away with two kitchen knives, a 16-year-old boy with a "blank expression" stabbed and slashed 21 students and a …

U.S. warns on Iran 'breakout' capability as nuclear talks start

VIENNA (Reuters) - The United States said on Tuesday Iran has the ability to produce fissile material for a nuclear bomb in two months, if it so decided, as Tehran and six world powers swung into a new round of talks in Vienna on resolving their atomic dispute.<p>European Union foreign policy chief …

John Kerry faces dilemma after latest Middle East impasse

Israeli officials were reportedly astounded to hear John Kerry pin the blame on Binyamin Netanyahu for the impasse in the latest round of peace talks with the Palestinians. Maybe they were being a tad naive? Or perhaps Kerry didn't intend to be that blunt? But there's little doubt it was bad news …

SCOTUS on money and politics

The latest Supreme Court decision on campaign finance rules is being alternately hailed and criticized as a game changer that will open a gusher of new money into politics.<p>But it’s not so simple.<p><i>McCutcheon, et al. v. Federal Election Commission</i> removes another limit to campaign finance donations, …

Tsunami warning and evacuation of thousands after earthquake in Chile

An earthquake of magnitude 8.2 has jolted northern Chile, triggering a tsunami alert and the evacuation of thousands of people from coastal areas. At least five people were killed and more than 300 women escaped from a coastal prison.<p>The quake was centred under the Pacific Ocean 61 miles north-west …

Smithsonian Magazine’s 11th Annual Photo Contest Finalists

Smithsonian Magazine recently announced the finalists for its 11th Annual Photo Contest. 50,000 photographs submitted by photographers from 132 different countries were whittled down to the top 60. Ten photographs were selected from each of the six categories: the Natural World, Travel, People, …

A Mind-Blowing Art Installation Makes A Statement

POOL, loss of colour is more than just a deceptively cool painting on the floor, it’s also kind of a visual mindf*ck. The painting, done by artist …

10 Crucial Lessons From History’s Greatest Graphic Designers

Simplify, visualize, know your user: the lessons of these design pioneers, from El Lissitzky to Paula Scher, are as relevant as ever.<p>Many people know the names of influential architects, artists, and fashion designers; far fewer know the names of graphic designers. It’s strange to me, since graphic …

Thriving Garden in Sealed Bottle Hasn’t Been Watered in Over 40 Years

When David Latimer planted a seed in a glass bottle on Easter Sunday of 1960 out of pure curiosity, he had no idea that it would flourish into a mass of greenery that would thrive untouched for several decades. Now, over half a century later, the sealed bottle garden is still growing as vigorously …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Toyota recalls more than 6 million vehicles

TOKYO — Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 6.39 million vehicles globally for a variety of problems spanning nearly 30 models in Japan, the U.S., Europe and other places.<p>No injuries or crashes have been reported related to the recalls announced Wednesday. But two fires have been reported related to …

Comcast has very bad reasons for wanting to buy Time Warner Cable

Defending the massive takeover to the FCC requires some leaps of logic<p>Comcast wants to own the internet — or, at least, the cables that carry it to most Americans’ homes. Yesterday, the company laid out its arguments for acquiring Time Warner Cable in a filing with the Federal Communications …

UMass' Derrick Gordon says he's gay

<i>This story has been corrected. Read below.</i><p>Derrick Gordon, a sophomore starter for the University of Massachusetts men's basketball team, stepped …

Report: Gina Carano to Meet with UFC President Dana White Wednesday Night

The much-hyped sit-down meeting between women's MMA pioneer Gina Carano and UFC president Dana White takes place Wednesday night.<p>MMA Fighting reported the news Tuesday evening.<p>Carano, in the midst of a media tour promoting her new movie—<i>In the Blood</i> (which opened on Friday)—has expressed her …

Ulster's Jared Payne banned after red card against Saracens

• Full-back sent off for foul on Alex Goode at Ravenhill<br>• Payne banned for three games until 21 April

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

How Charles Barkley Became the Face of a Cult-Classic Adventure Video Game

<i>If you grew up in the 1990s or were at all privy to the intersection of sports and pop culture during that decade, you were probably exposed to the NBA's marketing strategy of connecting generations of fans to the game of basketball through multimedia. Between</i> Space Jam <i>and</i> Kazaam <i>on the silver</i> …

Alicia Keys, Kendrick Lamar keep it light on 'Spider-Man' collaboration

There's no hiding the intent behind "It's on Again," the new Alicia Keys single boasting guest spots from Kendrick Lamar and Pharrell Williams.<p>In the song's opening moments, Lamar is heard shouting that this song "is for the warrior"; soon after, Keys arrives to coo that she's "a freedom fighter" …

Alicia Keys

Lily Allen | Hard Out Here (Official Video - Explicit Version)

Amazon’s video player is bringing cheap mobile games to the living room

Amazon’s streaming video box will also serve as a video game console, especially for those who don’t want to buy two devices for the living room.<p>The …

Honest Video Game Trailers – Grand Theft Auto V by Screen Junkies and Smosh

“<i>If you prefer to take things at a slower pace, explore the world in a bus, a lawn mower, and gaming’s most underwhelming submarine.</i>”<p>Screen Junkies …