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Chris Rock: The Rolling Stone Interview

As Chris Rock would be the first to tell you, stand-up comedy brilliance doesn’t necessarily translate to movie stardom. Onstage, Rock is a virtuoso …

Productivity Advice I Learned From People Smarter Than Me

<i>Ryan Holiday is the bestselling author of</i> <i>The Obstacle Is The Way</i><i>, the founder of</i> <i>Brass Check Marketing</i> <i>and gives</i> <i>monthly book recommendations</i> <i>to 30,000 people here.</i><p>Like all people, I’d like to think I am a productive person. If I am, however, it’s because I’ve been ruthlessly efficient at one thing: …

Creating 'Bioshock' was a protracted, ego-driven battle

Like many classic video games, the development process of <i>Bioshock</i> was fraught with peril — just a few months before the game's release, developer Irrational Games invited people outside the company to try the game for the first time, and the feedback was entirely negative. The testers called the …

Started from the bottom.

TORONTO — It was the last day of September, the Raptors' 2013-14 media day, and the focus was anywhere but on the court. Incoming NBA commissioner Adam Silver stood at a podium at the Air Canada Centre. He turned to a grinning Drake and said, "I know you got a new album that just came out."<p><i>Photo</i> …

Everything to know about iOS 8 and OS X 10.10 (Roundup + New Details)

While Apple only officially announced its 2014 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) last week, we have been reporting all of the known information about what Apple plans to unveil at the event over the course of the past few months. Now that WWDC is official, we have compiled a roundup of …

Blogger Pulls Off $30,000 Sting to Get Her Stolen Site Back

<i>Jordan Reid is the founder and host of the lifestyle site Ramshackle Glam and author of Ramshackle Glam: The New Mom's Haphazard Guide To (Almost)</i> …

WWE Classic of the Week: Bret Hart vs. Shawn Michaels, WrestleMania XII

There are not, and may never be, two Superstars so readily attached to one another than Bret "Hitman" Hart and Shawn Michaels. Their rivalry off-screen is as storied as their in-ring feud, spanning several documentaries and one of the most infamous and relived moments in sports entertainment …

The final years of Irrational Games, according to those who were there

The employees were shocked.<p>Irrational Games, the developer that created the BioShock series along with a number of other critically beloved video games, was viewed, by a number of sources close to the studio, as closure-proof: It had pedigree, talent and — to the outside world — creative carte …

Download every De La Soul album for free today

Legendary hip hop group celebrates 25th anniversary with 25-hour giveaway<p>Hip hop legends De La Soul are making their entire catalog available for free download today, in celebration of the 25th anniversary of their debut album. The catalog will be available at De La Soul's website from 11 AM ET on …

With Help from Microsoft, NORAD Launches Improved Santa Tracker Site

Santa's getting some new digital digs.<p>In 1955, after a Sears ad mistakenly listed its number as Santa's, the Northern American Aerospace Defense …

How Badly Things Are Broken With Our Defense

At the strategic and political levels of war, America is falling flat on its face.<p><b>Today is a pretty good day</b> to talk about strategy, policy, civil-military relations, inter-service rivalry and the art of the possible. By chance three different articles came out today (more on those below) that …

Wow

Man, the Chief of Staff of the Australian Army is not kidding around when it comes to sexual harassment. Video after the jump …

Al Jazeera: The most-feared news network

<b>Announcer Abdul Samad Nasser, in the studio of the Arabic Al Jazeera satellite news channel. (Reuters/Fadi Al-assaad)</b><p>Al Jazeera is well-funded and doesn’t need to make money. But its prospects, here and in Middle East, are uncertain<p>Shibley Telhami<p>June 15, 2013 10:00am (UTC)<p>Reprinted from “The World …

Taylor Swift Dances Like No One Is Watching At The CMT Music Awards

But everyone can see you, Taylor. Everyone.

Democrats Hope For A Bright Future In The Lone Star State

President Obama travels to Texas on Thursday for the second time in as many weeks. He will talk about job training and economic opportunity, but he may have a political opportunity on his mind as well.<p>Obama lost Texas by more than 1 million votes last year. But Democrats believe their fortunes in …

Mexico Is Ready to End Failed Drug-War Policies—Why Isn't the U.S.?

When the U.S. and Mexico collaborated against the cartels, violence increased and drugs kept flowing. Mexico wants to change course. Why don't we?<p>Reuters<p>"Meanwhile," Priest continues, "the drug flow into the United States continued unabated. Mexico remains the U.S. market's largest supplier of …