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The Alchemist: The power to blend art with science in a way no one can ignore

In continuing my blog series from Marketing Velocity 2014, I am spending the next few months talking individually about the five superheroes we introduced in Chicago this year:<p><b>Wonder Vision</b> – The power to see what no one yet can see• <b><br>Alchemist</b> – The power to blend art with science in a way no one can …

Ray Bradbury’s Unpublished Poems and His Meditation on Science vs. Religion

We recently took a trip back to the day before NASA’s Mariner 9 mission reached Mars in 1971, when Carl Sagan, Arthur C. Clarke, and Ray Bradbury — whom we lost just a few short months ago — joined <i>New York Times</i> science editor Walter Sullivan in a remarkably prescient conversation about Mars and …

Ukraine denies report that president will attend World Cup final alongside Putin, Merkel

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko won't be attending the World Cup final in Brazil on Sunday, a government statement said, denying assertions by Brazilian officials that he would be there.<p>On Saturday, a Brazilian official said Poroshenko and Russian President Vladimir Putin would be in a VIP …

6 Things That Happen to the Body Without Enough Water

The Institute of Medicine suggests women drink about nine cups of water a day, which may leave you wondering whether that's actually worth all the trips to the bathroom. We went straight to the studies to debunk the hydration hype.<p><b>1. You're more likely to have health problems.</b> Higher water intake …

Jay Electronica Brings Out Special Guests Jay Z, J.Cole, Talib Kweli & Mac Miller At Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival 2014 [Video] - The Daily Loud | Hip

By onJuly 13, 2014 in Video<p>Jay Electronica gave the grand finale performance at the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival 2014, Watch as he brings out special …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Vine, hip-hop and the future of video sharing: old rap songs and new copyright rules

What does video tool Vine have in common with iconic rappers like the Beastie Boys and the Notorious BIG? More than you think. Like hip-hop, Vine is …

Video for Talib Kweli's latest takes hip hop back to its New York roots

The video for Talib Kweli's <i>State of Grace</i> is as dense and lyrical as the song itself. Created in collaboration with Kweli and production company dreambear, it's packed with color and custom typefaces, the song's lyrics appearing like graffiti art daubed on New York's imposing brownstone buildings. …

New ‘Illmatic’ Doc Details Hip-Hop Classic’s Humble Beginnings

It may have been the most New York moment in years.<p>Robert De Niro, onstage Wednesday night at the Beacon Theatre, introduced <i>Time Is Illmatic</i>, the new …

Aesop Rock, GZA Have Largest Vocabularies in Hip-Hop, Says New Study

Aesop Rock has the largest vocabulary in hip-hop, according to a study by data scientist Matt Daniels. Using lyrics from Rap Genius, Daniels examined …

Metta World Peace Releases New Song, 'Thanks Mom, Thanks Dad'

Metta World Peace's NBA career may be nearing an end, but his career as a recording artist is still going strong.<p>The 34-year-old played in only 29 games with the New York Knicks this past season, so he had some time to focus on his music.<p>On Monday, World Peace announced some big news:<p>In his new …

Kendrick Lamar’s Next Album Coming In September?

Top Dawg Entetainment continues to remain in the same position as their name suggests. After flagship artist Kendrick Lamar ruled 2013 following the …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Earl Sweatshirt Cancels Tour

Earl Sweatshirt has cancelled his remaining tour dates, citing exhaustion in a series of tweets. He'd been scheduled to play at a number of festivals in July and August, including our Pitchfork Music Festival. <b>Update:</b> We've received confirmation from Earl's representatives that he will, indeed, …

French, Fly: Inside Quai 54, the World’s Baddest Streetball Tournament

It’s a breathtaking Saturday afternoon in Paris, not a cloud in the sky. Thousands of fans file into the stands erected around a makeshift basketball …

Obama takes on Big Oil: Will the president’s final, radical climate push be enough?

<b>(Reuters/Yuri Gripas/David McNew)</b><p>Obama’s finally living up to promises to take on climate change. Is it too little, too late? We ask Mark Hertsgaard<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>July 13, 2014 1:00pm (UTC)<p>Standing before University of California at Irvine's graduating class this June, Barack Obama did something no …