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Corbyn opponents told to 'take it on the chin' and stop sniping

The head of Britain’s third largest union has called for MPs who oppose the election of Jeremy Corbyn as Labour’s leader to leave the party if they plan to “snipe” and ponder their future in public.<p>Sir Paul Kenny, the general secretary of the GMB, said parliamentary critics had every right not to …

United Kingdom

'Refugees Welcome' banner steals show at Last Night of the Proms

A “Refugees Welcome” banner joined union jacks being waved during the Last Night Of the Proms at the Royal Albert Hall.<p>The sign was unfurled in one of the grand boxes at the London venue on Saturday evening, after tens of thousands of people joined a solidarity march in the capital earlier in the …

East London

World's eyes finally opened on refugee crisis

<b>(CNN) —</b> Last week, near the Syrian border in Turkey, I sat cross-legged on a rug in a hot, barren room with three refugee families. They described to me the ordinary, middle-class life they once had in Syria, and how it had disappeared in a blur of bombs, fighting and fear.<p>When Kobani suddenly came …

In an exclusive article for the Observer, the new Labour leader sets out his vision for the future of his party and Great Britain<p>Labour’s leadership election has been an extraordinary demonstration of grassroots democracy and public participation, which has turned the conventional wisdom about …

Labour Party

Dismaland: Banksy's grim new art theme park - CNN Style

Written by Allyssia Alleyne<b>,</b> CNN<p>The seaside town of Weston-super-Mare in south-west England is gray and gloomy when we arrive.<p>"Welcome to Dismaland," a dead-eyed girl in Mickey Mouse ears greets us at the gates of the old public pool.<p>We're hassled by testy security guards at metal detectors before …

British spies reveal file on Nobel winner Doris Lessing | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Nobel Prize-winning writer Doris Lessing was under surveillance for more than 20 years during her youth by British spies who took a dim view of her Communist beliefs and anti-racist activism, declassified intelligence files have revealed.<p>British novelist Doris Lessing waits to …

14 Women Writers Who Dominate The Universe Of Sci-Fi

Octavia Butler, Madeleine L’Engle, Emily St. John Mandel, Karen Russell and more.<p>In Karen Russell’s “Reeling for the Empire,” a crew of girls are transformed into thread-spinning silkworms, duped by a dark and mysterious man promising a better future. Each girl spends long hours spooling her own …

Ellen DeGeneres Won A Teen Choice Award And Her Speech Will Make You Feel Things

"I wanna say also it feels good to be chosen but there was a time in my life that I was not chosen."

Legal Pot, Marriage Equality Making Americans More Socially Liberal

According to a new Gallup poll, an increasing number of Americans are describing themselves as socially liberal, thanks in large part to two things, …

A judge delayed Wednesday’s proceedings after the rap music mogul told deputies he was too ill to leave his downtown LA jail cell<p>A judge stopped short of ordering Marion “Suge” Knight forcibly removed from his jail cell on Wednesday, after the rap music mogul said he was sick and refused to go to …

Crime

B.B. King’s Kids Swear He Was Murdered

The blues legend’s daughters say he was poisoned to death and have accused his longtime manager of elder abuse. Her team says the claims are just a …

The fabulous life of Dr. Dre, one year after Apple acquired his company, Beats, for $3 billion

According to Forbes, Dr. Dre earned a whopping $620 million before taxes in 2014, the biggest paycheck of any entertainer in history.<p>Apple acquired Beats Music and Beats Electronics, the music company Dre started with Jimmy Iovine in 2008, for $3 billion in May 2014.<p>In honor of the anniversary, …

The reclassification of 'poverty’ was a con-trick by the Left

Of course some people are in genuine need, but it is nothing compared to previous generations - who would kill to be poor in today's society<p>The word “poverty” is bandied about as never before. Labour politicians, columnists for The Guardian and The Independent, representatives of charities such as …

Epic doodling

I’m a pretty big fan of doodling, but my stuff has nothing on Peter Deligdisch.<p>His YouTube channel is full of videos where he documents his …

50 Creative Home Organization Ideas

If your home always seems to be cluttered and messy, then you’ve got a problem — and would likely benefit from some home organization ideas.<p>Perhaps …

Dining Rooms

Who Let The Dogs In? We Did, About 30,000 Years Ago

It looks like dogs might well have been man's (and woman's) best friend for a lot longer than once thought.<p>The long-held conventional wisdom is that <i>canis lupus familiaris</i> split from wolves 11,000 to 16,000 years ago and that the divergence was helped along by Stone Age humans who wanted a fellow …

6 DIYs to Try This Weekend - Paper and Stitch

I’m up bright and early this morning to prepare for day two at Craftcation. But I still have a little bit of time for DIYs (naturally).<p>So, here’s a …

5 DIYs to Try This Weekend - Paper and Stitch

This weekend, I’m hoping to get ahead on a few projects and maybe lay around in the sun for a little while. <i>The weather has been so nice here the last</i> …

7 DIYs to Try this Weekend

1 Comments<p>It's the weekend folks and things are getting really crazy in these parts! Mother's Day is just around the corner and we are starting to …

10 Colorful Craft Ideas To Get You Making Now!

One of my favorite parts about working online is sneaking a peek at all the fun projects my friends are making. I noticed a distinct trend of fun and …

10 Bands You Weren’t Cool Enough to Like in the 80s and 90s

<i>This week, New York media personality and inveterate indie-rock stalwart Jon Fine will publish</i> Your Band Sucks: What I Saw at Indie Rock’s Failed Revolution (but Can No Longer Hear), <i>a memoir of decades spent in weird, underground American bands. To mark its publication, VF.com asked Fine to provide</i> …

We all – every single one of us – need to talk about our dying

The horrors within the Dying Without Dignity report should trigger renewed concerns and advice<p>After reading the Dying Without Dignity report from the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman, I feel I must immediately start stashing away the ibuprofen and paracetamol for the day when I make my …

Luke Bryan opens up on raising nephew after parents' death

Luke Bryan's home has become overrun with boys.<p>On Tuesday's episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," the country artist opened up about raising three young men.<p>"I have my seven-year-old boy Bo and Tate who's four, and now we have my 13-year-old nephew Til. My wife is just running around," Bryan told …

The History of Flower Crowns and the Women Who Wore Them: From Frida Kahlo to Kate Moss

Few accessories have aroused such commentary, for and against, than the flower crown, so trendy of late among the neo-hippie festival crowd. Despite detractors, these decorative headpieces, whose history in mythology and art can be traced back to ancient civilizations, show no signs of fading from …

16 Images That Capture The Dark And Beautiful Love Affair Between Art And Punk

Washington Project for the Arts, "Punk Art" catalogue, front and back covers, 1978.<p><b>"To me, punk rock is the freedom to create, freedom to be successful, freedom to not be successful, freedom to be who you are," punk Jedi Patti Smith once said. "It's freedom."</b><p>In 1975, Smith released the album …

Fox News Guest Gives the Most Ridiculous Answer to Why Women Earn Less

A <i>Fox News</i> segment that aired Thursday evening went from bad to worse.<p>Reporters began by going out onto the street and telling <b>Hillary Clinton</b> female supporters that the presidential candidate has been paying her female workers less than her male ones. The supporters were all shocked, outraged, and …

Rare, Poignant Photos of Frida Kahlo During the Last Years of Her Life

German-born French photographer Gisle Freund (1908-2000) offers a rare look at Frida Kahlo in intimate snapshots taken of the celebrated artist during some of the last years of her life. Freund, who fled Nazi Germany in 1933 and later became known as one of the greatest portraits photographers in …