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'Killer Mike' and other hip-hop stars filed a Supreme Court brief exposing a big double standard for rappers

The brief argues that the violent rhetoric rappers sometimes use to decry social injustice shouldn't be taken literally. When listening to other genres of music, the brief suggests, many people <i>don't</i> take violent lyrics at face value.<p>"In 'Folsom Prison Blues,' country artist Johnny Cash famously …

Rap & Hip-Hop

This Crazy ‘Star Wars’ Fan Theory Foretells Perhaps The Worst Jar Jar Binks Fate Ever

To say that Jar Jar Binks is not the most popular character in <i>Star Wars</i> fandom is putting it extremely mildly. Jar Jar is perhaps the single most reviled character in the entire <i>Star Wars Universe</i>. In fact, when you dare utter a syllable of his name, it elicits instant ire of <i>Star Wars</i> fans and makes …

How to Make a Pocket Square With Hem Tape | The Art of Manliness

Every suit needs a pocket square. In a sea of navy and gray get-ups, it helps you stand out and actually have some personality with your style. They …

Sewing

3 Characteristics of an Educated Person | The Art of Manliness

What defines an educated man? The number of degrees he has? The size of his vocabulary? How many books he’s read?<p>The qualities that constitute an …

How to Exit a Room Like a Man | The Art of Manliness

You’re at a party. Maybe someone made you go, cornered you at work or school and you couldn’t think of an excuse fast enough to dodge the invitation. …

This Girl Drank A Liquid Nitro-Shot, Lost Her Stomach, And The Bar Paid The $190,000 Tab

Molecular mixology is really shaking things up these days (zing!). Given the opportunity to try a freestanding gel-cocktail, I’m in. Deconstructed margarita? Sure, why not? Liquid nitrogen mixed with Jaeger? …How many drinks have I had already?<p>After hearing Gaby Scanlon’s story, however, it’s …

Swedish Man Arrested for Being Too Muscular

A muscular man in Sweden was stopped by police for being “unusually large.” Police suspected steroid use and questioned him about it. After the buff …

Tips for Retaining Vital Information, from a Memory Champion

My brother has the best memory. He can recall the names of people he’s met only once, even briefly. He never forgets a date or appointment. He …

Washing Machines

The cost of ambition.

Athletes and Their Video Game Equivalents

Earlier this month, Jay Cutler said some very amusing and dad-ly things about his younger teammates.<p>Referring to them as "these kids with their phones," the Chicago Bears quarterback/frown savant admitted he just didn't <i>get</i> their infatuation with technology or why anyone would want to watch them …

Hosting Poker Night - Everything You Need to Know | The Art of Manliness

Last October, I was in the midst of planning a bachelor party for a good friend. I was trying to think of classy and fun activities for a group of 8 …

The Roots of Colorism, or Skin Tone Discrimination

How does colorism play out in America? An old children’s rhyme captures the definition of colorism and its inner workings:<p>“If you’re black, stay …

Women of Color

Build Athleticism and a Superhero Body With Rest Pause Training

<b>When we first take an interest in fitness, the most popular reason is to make changes to our physique.</b> We crave strength. We crave athleticism. We …

LeBron James will pay for more than 1,000 kids to go to college

On Thursday LeBron James announced his foundation will pair up with the University of Akron and will fully sponsor more than 1,000 scholarships for children currently in his <i>I Promise</i> program based in Akron, Ohio.<p>That's pretty awesome!<p>The LeBron James Family Foundation has been giving a helping hand …

Lebron James

Nike Forced to Disclose Michael Jordan's Sponsorship Contract in Court

Author:<p>John Kim<p>Publish date:<p>The details of Michael Jordan's contract with Nike are so closely guarded that they're literally kept under lock and key. …

How to Lace Your Dress Shoes | The Art of Manliness

You’ve probably never thought much about how to lace your dress shoes and I don’t blame you. I don’t think much about it either. In the list of …

Clothing

Stakes Is High: Drake Ghostwriting Accusations Matter More Than You Think

All Things Considered<i>'s Audie Cornish spoke to kris ex about this piece on air. You can</i> <i>hear the radio segment at the audio link above, and read his article in full below.</i><p>The first weekend of August saw the coronation of a new King of Hip-Hop. Like all transitions of power, it had been years in the …

Top 10: Ways To Achieve Grooming Perfection - Ape to Gentleman

Stick To One Barbers<p>If you haven’t already got a good regular barbers you should invest some time into finding on. At your appointment book your next …

Be Charismatic and Influential | The Art of Manliness

We’ve probably all seen those men who can enter any room and instantly command it. I’m not talking about the loud and boisterous dolt who makes a …

Australian woman arrested in Abu Dhabi to be deported soon, says Julie Bishop

Jodi Magi allegedly posted a photo of a car parked across two disabled bays outside her apartment<p>An Australian woman arrested in the United Arab Emirates for “writing bad words on social media” should be deported soon, Julie Bishop has said.<p>Jodi Magi, 39, was sentenced for a cyber crimes offence …

The Benefits of Getting Married Young | The Art of Manliness

In May, Kate and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary.<p>I was 22 and she was 24 when we got hitched. Kate was in the middle of getting her masters …

Kit Harington Attended Wimbledon And Brought Speculation To A ‘Game Of Thrones’ Rumor

<b>SPOILERS AHEAD FOR GAME OF THRONES SEASON 5</b><p>…<p>…<p>…<p>…<p>…<p>…<p>…<p>…<p>…<p>The last time we left Jon Snow, things were not going well for him. The Night’s Watch, even little Olly, took turns stabbing their leader and the season ended with Jon laying in his own blood. On most shows, that would count as a confirmed death, …

Believe It or Not, We Found a Replacement for Grilled Cheese

Dominique Ansel, the inventor of the Cronut, gave us the recipe to his favorite sandwich. We'll never look at grilled cheese the same way again.<p>Here's an important question that's always stumped me: <i>What is better than a grilled cheese sandwich?</i> Good news, it took me 30 years—a testament to Kraft …

5 Easy Ways to Win Any Argument

Outwit your opponent with these simple shutdowns<p>Whether you’re in a friendly bar dispute with your buddies or a heated exchange at the office, it’s easy to win any argument—as long as you’re armed with the right strategy.<p>Dominate your next debate with these five pro tips from Marc Salem, Ph.D., a …

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