Chris Macon

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18 Things You Never Knew About 'Malcolm X'

Twenty-five years later, it's hard to remember what all the shouting was about. Today, Spike Lee's "Malcolm X" looks like a standard Hollywood prestige biopic, centered around an Oscar-worthy performance by Denzel Washington.<p>But during the time leading up to the movie's release a quarter-century …

Be Free Now: An interview with Jack Kornfield - Lion's Roar

Jack Kornfield, one of the leading Buddhist teachers of our time, talks to Melvin McLeod about the hopeful message in his new book: we can have joy …

Yes, the Russia-Trump Investigation Is Real

<i>First Read is your briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.</i><p>Yes, the Russia-Trump investigation is real — even when you exclude the Steele dossier<p>WASHINGTON — With the revelation that the Clinton campaign and DNC paid …

Donald Trump

10 of the world's best meditation retreats

<b>(CNN) —</b> Adventure travel isn't always about riding waves and ascending heights -- sometimes it's about heading inside, to explore the realm of our inner worlds.<p>While it might be counter-intuitive to travel long distances to sit with a bunch of silent strangers, meditation retreats offer guidance to …

Meditation

Donald Trump’s secret isn’t that he lies. It’s that he crowds out the truth.

Trump isn’t trying to win the argument. He’s trying to dominate it.<p>Donald Trump understands, better than any politician I’ve ever seen, that the question isn’t whether you’re winning the argument — it’s whether you’re dominating and driving the coverage of the argument. And that is his strategy in …

Report: Galaxy Note 7 name likely final as legit-looking logo leaks

There are many notes about the Note, including a new one that might have a dual edge display but <i>isn’t</i> made by Samsung. Regardless, for the majority of the masses, the term calls forth a specific sizable smartphone: the Samsung <i>Galaxy</i> Note. Last year saw the mainstay model move into a more meaningful …

Phones

Neil DeGrasse Tyson says bad education creates Flat-Earthers

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Real people can frustrate scientists.<p>Some real people believe that the Earth is a mere 6,000 years old.<p>Some, including rapper B.O.B., believe that it's possible to fall off the end of the Earth because it's …

Flat Earth Society

The Dark Art of Mastering Music

According to many Metallica devotees, the official version of the band’s 2008 record <i>Death Magnetic</i> is not the one worth listening to. Upon the album’s release, fan forums exploded in disgust, choked with complaints that the songs sounded shrill, distorted, ear-splitting. These listeners liked the …

How to create a 2D platformer for Android in Unity - Part one

My wife playing the simple platformer. She immediately worked out how to break it…<p>If you’re at all interested in developing video games then you should definitely check out Unity. Unity is a 2D and 3D game engine as well as an IDE and builder tool that makes it possible to make professional caliber …

Must read: top 10 Android stories

This week we compared the Nexus 6P and the HTC 10, the LG G5 with the LG G4, talked about Apple’s high iPhone prices and explained what you need to know about high-capacity microSD cards on Android. Here’s the news of the week!<p>Who wants to win a Galaxy S7 Edge, HTC 10 or LG G5?<p>Want to win a Samsung …

Hillary Clinton Becomes First Woman To Top Major-Party Ticket

<b>This post was updated on June 6.</b><p>Hillary Clinton, now the presumptive presidential nominee for the Democratic Party, has become the first woman to top a major U.S. political party ticket. An updated count from The Associated Press shows that she now has support from the 2,383 delegates needed to …

Government

After the nation’s long retreat from multiculturalism and the return of a rose‑tinted memory of empire, it is no accident that the Rhodes Must Fall movement has come to Britain<p>The movement known as Rhodes Must Fall, which began with a protest action at the University of Cape Town on 9 March 2015 …

Cape Town

17 Inspirational New Year's Reads For The Self-Help Skeptic

Any book can be a self-help book!<p>A new year, a new you! Right? It's tough to keep those New Year's resolutions, though, and a little guidance or inspiration never hurts. The right book means you're never going it alone with your plan to be more generous with your time, to commit to hitting the gym, …

How to Stop Being Lazy and Get More Done: 5 Expert Tips

Some days the to-do list seems bottomless. Just looking at it is exhausting.<p><b>We all want to know how to stop being lazy and get more done.</b> I certainly …

Kathmandu graffiti: Street art has made the walls come to life

When the BBC Soup team visited Kathmandu in February 2015 to attend Nepal's first Ideas Fest they were struck by the graffiti. Photographs by Richard Fenton-Smith, with thanks to Nepalese art director Sworup Nhasiju for his insights. Find out more at bbc.com/soup