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Watch The Anti-LGBTQ Bullying Video That Got A Teacher Suspended

It isn't the first time that "Love Is All You Need?" has stirred controversy.<p>A North Carolina teacher was suspended from her job after parents were reportedly angered by an anti-LGBTQ bullying film she played for students.<p>Kimberly Fernetti, who is a teacher at North Lincoln High School in North …

“Design has nothing to do with art”: Design legend Milton Glaser dispels a universal misunderstanding

Design is not art. It’s a distinction understood by practicing designers, but it still eludes many. In an Oct. 29 talk at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City, the 87-year-old graphic design legend Milton Glaser gave the best definition of the practice of design.<p>“Design is the process of going …

Graphic Design

Republican women increasingly fear party is alienating female voters

A growing number of prominent Republican women are worried that as members of their male-dominated party step up to defend Donald Trump against accusations of sexual assault, they are causing irreparable damage to the GOP’s deteriorating relationship with female voters.<p>Trump has faced questions …

Donald Trump

Prince’s Paisley Park compound to open as a museum this fall

Six months after his death, Prince's Paisley Park compound will welcome tourists hoping to get a glimpse inside the reclusive musician's private estate and production complex.<p>The family of the late music legend and Bremer Trust, the Minnesota bank acting as the special administrator of the singer's …

EU referendum petition signed by more than 2.5m

<b>More than 2.5 million people have signed a petition calling for a second EU referendum, after the vote to leave.</b><p>It has more signatures than any other on the parliamentary website and as it has passed 100,000, Parliament will consider it for a debate.<p>The UK voted to leave the EU by 52% to 48% in …

Clash of Clans Proves That Our Impatience Is Worth Billions

The mobile game Clash of Clans doesn’t look like much. Tiny cartoonish characters mill around a cartoon village on a player’s phone screen, building cute little armies that they let loose on enemy camps. Soldiers auto-hack at buildings, walls, and cannons while the player watches, earning gold and …

Mobile Gaming

History's Oldest Shopping Mall Remains One of the World's Most Visited Attractions

The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, Turkey is a place with a rich and extensive past. Widely considered to be history's oldest shopping mall, it occupies 61 covered streets and contains over 3,000 independent vendors that sell everything from carpet to jewelry to spices to souvenirs. Its beginnings date …

David Bowie Tribute: Starman Gets His Own Constellation

Starman gets his own constellation: Seven stars, in the vicinity of Mars

David Bowie Dies from Cancer at 69

The legendary musician passed away peacefully according to reports.<p>David Bowie, iconic vanguard of the glam-rock scene, has died after a battle with cancer just after his 69th birthday.<p><i>The Hollywood Reporter</i> confirmed the message posted to Bowie’s social-media accounts, which read: “David Bowie …

David Bowie dies of cancer aged 69

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David Bowie

David Bowie: Back in the spotlight, still refusing to play along

With the release of Blackstar on his 69th birthday, the enigmatic singer shows he has rediscovered his gift for strangeness<p>It was a horribly mundane way for such an otherworldly figure to vanish from public view. While performing at a festival in Scheeßel, Germany, on 25 June 2004, David Bowie …

Losing my religion for equality

The impact of these religious beliefs touches every aspect of our lives. They help explain why in many countries boys are educated before girls; why …

20 Amazing Under-the-Radar Albums of 2015

Keep on enjoying Adele's album, but here are 20 lesser-known masterworks that you might not have heard about during the last 12 months.<p>I listened to …

The Mid-Century Modern craze: clean-looking furniture for a dirty world

I moved apartments recently and figured I should buy some new furniture to fit the new space: a lounge chair, a couple of lamps, maybe a nightstand for the bedroom. I thought I'd find a wide, even paralyzing range of options, but everywhere I turned stores were pushing variations on the same style: …

Furniture

Edgar Wright is making an animated film about “the concept of shadows”

According to <i>Deadline</i>, Edgar Wright’s next directing gig will be for an animated movie—the first of his career. Wright will co-write the project …

Here’s why privacy experts are concerned about Mattel’s new Hello Barbie

As an adult, most of us are painfully aware of just how often we’re tracked by marketers. Until now, children have been mostly immune from any means of invasive tracking by the things they played with.<p>This is all about to change.<p>“It's both terrifyingly interesting and interestingly …

Homemade RPG seeks to teach acceptance of decline and death

A therapist who works with people suffering from psychological challenges is writing a game that seeks to offer coping skills.<p><i>To Ash</i> is an <i>RPG Maker</i> project from Santa Ana, California-based therapist Kyle Ballentine. It's a simple, old-school RPG but with a twist: The player begins the game with a …

Urban Outfitters' Fall Strategy: Asking Employees To Work For Free

Cool weather is coming, and with that means a rush of new customers for retailers such as Urban Outfitters, which in an email yesterday explained to …

The Pixar cartoons you were never meant to see

You were never supposed to see these images. They offer a chance to peek behind the curtain at the wonderful, sometimes weird process of creation at Pixar: sketches, doodles, half-thoughts, crude one-liners, complete non sequiturs and a handful of brilliant ideas that were not intended to be shared …

Doing an HD remake the right way

<i>Final Fantasy V</i> just came out on Steam. This is a beloved classic game, but the way they've done the HD upgrade just makes me cringe. This particular version is a port from the mobile version, and the even more beloved <i>Final Fantasy VI</i> had the same questionable treatment.<p>Here's the problem, as …

Fallout Anthology Out Today, Has All Previous PC Games in Fat Man Mini-Nuke

We're still over a month away from the release of Fallout 4, but to get us warmed up Bethesda is releasing an Anthology package, and it's out today.<p>Originally announced during the opening ceremony for QuakeCon 2015, the Fallout Anthology is a PC collection that delivers Fallout, Fallout 2, Fallout …

The ultimate iPhone camera comparison: How does the iPhone 6s camera compare to every other iPhone generation?

In the past eight years, each new advancement in iPhone camera technology has made dramatic improvements to image quality. The new 12-megapixel …

Mobile Technology

Lana Del Rey Previews Honeymoon Tracks "Music to Watch Boys To" and "Freak"

Lana Del Rey's new album, <i>Honeymoon</i>, is out September 18. Today, she previewed two of the album's songs, "Freak" and "Music to Watch Boys To", in a video that also includes snippets of the previously released "High by the Beach" and "Terrence Loves You". The video features heavily filtered footage …

Lana Del Rey

Science shows gender neutral toys empower children, and possibly society at large

The days of pink and blue toy aisles may soon be a thing of the past, as toy manufacturers and big-box retailers move to eliminate gendered toy marketing.<p>While gender equality advocates hail these advances (myself included) as positive, others are less than enthusiastic—and downright …

Kids

Report: It's Not Okay To Just Start Talking To People You Don’t Know

STANFORD, CA—Citing how devastatingly uncomfortable it makes people feel, a new report released by the Stanford University Sociology Department …

Let's throw the dice: what video games can learn from board games

Two years ago, when I left video games criticism to work full-time in table top games, a lot of people, my mum chief among them, were startled.<p>These days, it’s easy to explain. Board game cafes are springing up all over the world, and investors are pouring millions into the industry.<p>But I didn’t …

Board Games

Pee-wee's Playhouse (1986)

<i>“You all remember what to do whenever anybody says the secret word, right?”</i> — Pee-wee HermanSince it debuted in 1986, <i>Pee-wee's Playhouse</i>, the loony, …

Dicks on the Dancefloor: Über Manly Gay Germans Talk About Masculinity

For their documentary 'Hyper Masculinity On The Dancefloor', Berlin filmmakers Selin Davasse and Emre Busse sought out the most hard-bodied techno lovers to answer a few crucial questions about manliness.<p>"We think we understand masculinity," says film director Selin Davasse, "because a white man is …

Queer Eye

The Web Is Not a Post-Racial Utopia

Rust, a 2013 indie survival game from Facepunch Studios, plays like a cross between Minecraft and Grand Theft Auto. Players find themselves “born” into a mysterious wilderness, naked and alone, forced to forage for resources and to craft clothing, supplies and shelter for themselves. They must …

Race & Ethnicity