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Airbnb host who canceled reservation using racist comment must pay $5,000

Exclusive: Tami Barker, who said she was canceling a guest’s booking because the woman was Asian, must take a course in Asian American studies<p>An Airbnb host who canceled a woman’s reservation using a racist remark has been ordered to pay $5,000 in damages for racial discrimination and take a course …

Equality

Why Is It So Difficult For White People To Let Serena Williams Be Great?

John McEnroe’s disparaging comments about the tennis G.O.A.T highlight this nation’s perverse pastime of undermining Black women’s accomplishments.<p>When the hashtag #BlackWomenAtWork started trending in March, it was like a free therapy session. Thousands flocked to Twitter to share their horror …

Tennis

Nintendo Theme Park: First Trailer Reveals Themed Areas

Is the princess in this castle?<p>The first trailer for Nintendo's new theme park, Super Nintendo World, has revealed what appear to be themed zones …

Walt Disney Company

Japan Creates Samurai Armor For Cats And Dogs

It was only a matter of time, but a company in Fukuoka, Japan is now making samurai armor for pets.<p>The company, known as “Samurai Age,” also crafts …

Pets

18 Recipes for Eating Well (and Feeling Strong!) During Ramadan

Muslims around the world look forward to the month of Ramadan, a time within the holy calendar not only to restrict yourself from food and drink from sunup to sundown, but also to reflect and refocus. For 30 days, we get up before the sunrise for a meal and the first prayer of the day, and fast …

Three Months After Launch, People Are Still Queuing For Nintendo Switch Consoles In Japan

Nintendo may have pledged to increase production for its Switch system after incredible demand worldwide, but the supply chain is still somewhat …

The Nintendo Theme Park Will Probably Include Real-Life Mario Kart

3... 2... 1...<p>Nintendo has all but confirmed that its US theme parks will have the same name as their Japanese counterpart - Super Nintendo …

Mario Kart

Olympic cyclist forced to travel to Europe for surgery due to U.S. healthcare system

Toms Skujiņš is a Latvian Olympic cyclist living in America. He suffered a crash this week that broke his collarbone and highlighted the cost of healthcare in the U.S.<p>Skujiņš was going for his third straight Tour of California win when he crashed and had to be taken to the hospital. Immediately, he …

Health Care

How Your Name Became Japan’s Biggest Movie in Years

Makoto Shinkai’s animated film, newly released in North America, is a magical and ultimately optimistic coming-of-age story that taps into the country’s unique anxieties.<p>A fact that will come up in nearly every review of the film <i>Your Name</i> as it opens in theaters across North America this weekend is …

High School

Bang & Olufsen's new wireless speaker system seamlessly clips together on your wall

In a move that will no doubt elate interior designers and confound curmudgeonly audiophiles, Bang & Olufsen has introduced a completely new wireless …

Audiophile

Mass Effect Andromeda Tops the UK Sales Charts Second Time in a Row

Mass Effect Andromeda’s Success could Rely on Staying Power<p>Here were are, about 12 weeks unfolded into 2017. There have been quite a few releases …

Mass Effect Andromeda

Snapchat drags Instagram so hard with its April Fools' Day filter

Every April Fools' Day joke this year is <i>pretty</i> bad. Snapchat's, however, isn't.<p>It's true. Snapchat has an actually hilarious prank in a year when …

April Fools' Day

'Mass Effect: Andromeda' Needs To Save Itself From Its Lack Of Save Options

Earlier today I posted a list of fixes I think BioWare should (and maybe even <i>can</i>) implement for <i>Mass Effect: Andromeda.</i><p>I left out a big one, though, and I want to address that here: There is no quick-save feature in the game, and on Priority Missions you can’t even manually save your game, relying …

Andromeda

Why PC is the best place to play Mass Effect Andromeda

We've lost count of the amount of PC comparisons we've done where the only <i>tangible</i> enhancements amount to arbitrary resolution support and higher …

PETA's crusade against Nintendo's cow-milking minigame is hypocrisy at its finest

If milking a virtual cow sounds harmless enough to you, then you must be new here. In 2017, everything’s offensive, even the innocuous act of deriving dairy from a fake cow.<p>The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), an organization which itself has come under fire for animal cruelty, …

Nintendo Switch

This Fox Village in Japan Is Basically the Cuddliest Place in the World

High in the mountains of Miyagi, Japan, sits Zao Fox Village. It's an enclosed section of the forest where six species of foxes live and play. The …

Japan

Mass Effect 2 and the importance of character

<i>Editor's note: With the recent release of Mass Effect Andromeda, quite possibly BioWare's worst RPG to date, we look back to one of its best. This</i> …

Japan is the first country to elect a transgender man to public office

Japan is the first country to elect a transgender man to public office.<p>Tomoya Hosoda, 25, won a councillor’s seat in Iruma city, Kanto.<p>The …

People Are Seriously Lusting After These Hot Firefighters

"I definitely didn't just repost this for your bodies."

China

Ghost in the Shell-inspired short addresses the importance of representation in film

It’s a powerful two-and-a-half minutes<p><i>Ghost in the Shell</i> has been at the center of whitewashing controversy ever since Scarlett Johansson was cast in the lead role of the Major.<p>Johansson, director Rupert Sanders and the movie’s producer have all defended the casting, but Asian-American actors and …

Scarlett Johansson

There Is A Hidden Message On The Nintendo Switch Pro Controller

Since the launch of the Nintendo Switch, a resourceful fan has managed to find a nice hidden message on the console’s Pro Controller.<p>A Twitter user called Geo Stream managed to find a hidden message written on the right analog stick of the Nintendo Switch’s Pro Controller.<p>Specifically, if you pull …

Nintendo Switch

Water-powered Lighting for All

It’s hard to imagine what life would be like without light, but the reality is that this precious thing we take for granted is something many people …

Life | Marie Claire

How to double your days off work this year<p>The 6 laws being introduced in the UK this year that you need to know<p>New Year, New You: 22 quotes that’ll …

Calvin Klein Enlists Moonlight Cast for Latest Provocative Underwear Campaign

The world went to bed Sunday night knowing <i>Moonlight</i> won Best Picture at the Academy Awards. It awoke this morning to find that the movie's cast are the latest faces of Calvin Klein Underwear and there really isn't any confusion about that. The campaign features Oscar winner Mahershala Ali alongside …

The Oscars

Suspected German Islamist 'used to be neo-Nazi'

A suspected German Islamist, arrested last week for planning a terrorist attack, reportedly used to post hate-speech online against Muslims. …

Extremism

Leading French academic threatened with deportation at Houston airport

A prominent French historian has said he was detained for more than 10 hours in Houston and threatened with deportation, in the latest of several examples of high-profile individuals being questioned extensively at US airports before being allowed entry.<p>Henry Rousso flew from Paris to Houston last …

Immigration

First Review Score is in for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Breath of the Wild Sees its First Review<p>To say there’s a lot riding on the success of <i>The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild</i> is something of an …

Hayao Miyazaki is officially moving forward with a new Studio Ghibli movie

Get excited<p>Studio Ghibli co-founder and acclaimed director Hayao Miyazaki is working on a new feature-length project for the studio a couple of years after announcing his retirement.<p>The announcement was made during a pre-Oscars interview with Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki. Suzuki, who was …

Anime

Cherry blossom beer is back in Japan ahead of the start of sakura season

The flowers won’t be opening from their buds for a few more weeks, but you can crack open a bottle of this special <b>craft brew</b> right now.<p>According to …

Japan

Dwight Yorke ‘felt like criminal’ as he was denied entry to USA

Dwight Yorke, the former Manchester United striker, was “made to feel like a criminal” as he was denied entry to the United States on Friday.<p>Yorke said he was prevented from entering the country due to an Iranian stamp on his passport having represented the ‘World Stars’ in a charity match against …

Manchester United FC