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Art et Liberté: Egypt’s Surrealists | by Charles Shafaieh | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books

In March 1938, the Egyptian poet and critic Georges Henein and a small group of friends disrupted a lecture in Cairo given by the Alexandria-born …

Art

Cobb County, Georgia Officer in Dashcam Footage: ‘We Only Kill Black People’

"The statements were inexcusable and inappropriate," Register told reporters. "I don't know what's in [Abbott's] heart, but I certainly know what came out of his mouth."<p>Abbott's lawyer, Lance LoRusso, said his client had been cooperating with the internal investigation.<p>"His comments must be …

Justice

An "Anti-Diversity Manifesto" Is Going Viral Inside Google, Employees Say

The memo argues that Google should not offer programs for racial minorities or women. Update: Management responded to the document Saturday.<p>A controversial document criticizing Google's policies on diversity and written by a senior software engineer employed there went viral within the company on …

Fan-Made Tesla Ad Pitches Cars as “Spaceships for Earth”

Commercial made for official Tesla contest<p>Tesla doesn’t spend a lot of money on advertising. But if it did, this fan-made commercial is one we could see airing on TV and online. Written and directed by Tim Dodd of Everyday Astronaut, the 44-second spot sells Tesla vehicles as “spaceships for Earth.”<p>…

White people can’t hang: Black Americans may be more resilient to stress than white Americans

It seems that vulnerability is a cost of privilege, and resilience comes as a result of adversity<p><i>This piece originally appeared on The Conversation.</i><p>White Americans live on average 3.6 years longer than black Americans. If you look only at men, the difference becomes 4.4 years.<p>As I found in a recent …

China’s NextEV says its new electric supercar is the world’s fastest

0–60 mph in 2.7 seconds<p>This could be the world’s fastest electric car: the NIO EP9. So claims the manufacturer, China’s NextEV, which unveiled its new NIO brand of electric cars at a London art gallery today. How fast are we talking about here? NextEV, which also has a Formula E team, says its …

Electric Vehicles

Univ. of Okla. student suspended for 'lynching' hate texts sent to Penn black freshmen

University of Pennsylvania officials said Saturday that a student from the University of Oklahoma has been suspended -- and more people may be …

College & University

North Carolina GOP condemns KKK parade honoring Trump

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The North Carolina Republican Party condemned the Ku Klux Klan on Friday after the racist group announced a parade in the Tar Heel State to celebrate President-elect Donald Trump's win.<p>"We are disgusted and condemn this extremist ideology and associated actions in the strongest …

Donald Trump

Black freshmen at the University of Pennsylvania added to racist group chat

Black freshman students at the University of Pennsylvania were reportedly added to a racist GroupMe account where a call to lynching was …

This is what 'whitelash' looks like

<b>Author's note:</b> "Whitelash is a new word coined by CNN commentator Van Jones to describe, in part, why he felt Americans elected Donald Trump as president. But the term describes an old reality: Dramatic racial progress in America is inevitably followed by a white backlash, or "whitelash." …

Black History

How the 2016 Election Exposed America’s Racial and Cultural Divides

The 2016 election exposed an America of deep divides over race, ethnicity and culture — a nation carved into two large coalitions, roughly equal in size but radically different in demographics and desires.<p>Those contrasts were brought into sharp relief in the hours after Donald Trump was elected …

Michelle Obama

Racism in America Has Only Gotten Worse Since Trump's Victory

A sampling of the hatred reported in three days of Trump's America.<p>It's only been three days since Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States. But in that time, there have already been a terrifying number of reports of sickening acts of white supremacy in this country. These are just …

South Philadelphia

Black Professors Speak Out After Trump Victory About the Routine Racism of Academia

Academia

The ‘Southside With You’ Trailer Is ‘Before Sunrise’ With Barack And Michelle Obama

<b>WHAT:</b> The first trailer for Miramax’s <i>Southside With You</i>, out August 26, which tells the story of Barack and Michelle Obama’s first date on the South Side of Chicago.<p><b>WHO:</b> First-time filmmaker Richard Tanne, with former <i>Gossip Girl</i> and <i>One Life To Live</i> star Tike Sumpter as Michelle Robinson–the future …

World's First Self-Driving Taxis Debut in Singapore

Singapore (AP) -- The world's first self-driving taxis are picking up passengers in Singapore.<p>Select members of the public began hailing free rides …

Autonomous Vehicle

Can an unknown Chinese startup build the world's first bendable screen bracelet phone?

Probably not. But maybe?<p>Okay so first of all, disregard that render above. Moxi Group, a little-known company in Chongqing China, passed these images of a magical, flexible bracelet smartphone around to the financial news press a couple days ago. But here's the fine print: Moxi actually claims to …

Sony developing smart contact lens that does more than let you see

One of the highlights of <i>Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol</i> is the smart contact lens that lets the character Trevor Hanaway record documents. A …

Who needs selfie sticks when this Hover Camera drone can follow you around?

Selfie sticks are arguably dumb, but selfie sticks on wings? The guys at Zero Zero Robotics might be onto something.<p>The Beijing-based company today unveiled the Hover Camera drone, a foldable device that can track your face and follow you around to snap videos and photos wherever you go. We saw a …

Drones

If it No Longer Serves You or Makes You Happy, Let it Go

I recently lost my best friend... not in the way that is sounds (as in death) but lost them nonetheless. I have been on a personal growth journey for some time now, learning about myself and what I desire in life, how to go after it and what blocks I have mentally and emotionally that have been …

If You Really Love Someone, Ask Them These 10 Questions

*YourTango shares the questions that can help make your relationship stronger. *<p>When it comes to connecting with the partner we love, we all <i>try</i> to …

Last Minute Hotel Deals at Great Hotels

Hospitality

Why Different Sex Drives Can Be a Relationship Deal-Breaker

It’s no secret that a good sex life is an important factor in a healthy relationship, but new research has shown just how important synching up in the sack can be.<p>The study, which was published in the journal <i>Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin</i>, analyzed data from six different studies to …

This Wristwatch Has No Hour Hand–Just A Subtly Shifting Color Gradient

Color gradients were one of the earliest computer design tools in programs like PowerPoint and Paint, offering amateurs an opportunity to channel their inner Albers. Now, Jiwoong Jung—a young Seoul-based industrial designer—has applied gradients as a clever time-telling tool in a watch concept …

8 Things You Didn’t Know About Sexual Satisfaction

• People who have regular orgasms live longer, seem to have less stress and enjoy lower rates of heart disease, breast cancer, prostate cancer, and …

"SNL" Mocked The Overwhelming Whiteness Of Hollywood Awards

The sketch came amid growing criticism that Hollywood overlooks people of color.<p>The nominated actors basically played extras and included "White Man With A Camera" in a movie about war in Africa, and an actor who played "Unseen Voice On Phone."<p>Criticism grew particularly sharp earlier this month …

Poll: Whites and Republicans are the angriest people in America

Often, 2015 felt like the year of outrage. The reasons for this were large and small — from police brutality to all manners of microaggressions, from terrorism to the color of a coffee cup. Americans of every race, economic background and political leaning seemed to share a common gift: the ability …

Political Science

Looking for Love? Make Sure Your Partner Has These 5 Traits

When someone asks me about the most important factor for achieving financial success, my response usually takes him or her by surprise.<p>You might …

10 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale for free today

Happy Labor Day! If there’s a better way to celebrate than by checking out this great list of 10 paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free right …

Apps