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Kendrick Lamar's Pulitzer is a thumb in the eye of Trump

<b>(CNN) —</b> Kendrick Lamar has created the perfect fusion of politics and hip hop, and on Monday he got a Pulitzer Prize -- and of course he did. In a time when hip hop is supersaturated with vapid pop hits and petty feuds, Lamar is socially resonant and musically gifted. He is the voice of this …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Black Girl Animators Collective Aims to Make Animation More Inclusive

We all have our favorite animated series, from <i>The Boondocks</i> to <i>Rick and Morty</i> to <i>Family Guy</i> to <i>Daria</i>, but have we ever stopped to think how many of these animators were women or even black women? When 22-year-old Taylor K. Shaw — a content creator, producer, and writer — decided to make her own …

Women of Color

Patagonia vs. Donald Trump

We all knew the legendary outerwear company Patagonia lived and breathed the adventurous life. We knew they cared about the environment. But it wasn’t till Trump came along that we realized they were ready to fight.<p><b>Patagonia was built</b> in the image of its founder, Yvon Chouinard. In late January, …

Black Lives Matter

I Shot Photos Inside a California State Prison

My name is Pep Williams, and I’m a photographer from Los Angeles. I recently shot a project with the help of Leica called “Out of Bounds.” I’m one of …

Photography

Here's Kendrick Lamar Rapping Over Classic Dr. Dre Beats Like You Wanted

DJ Critical Hype's 'The Damn. Chronic' has Kendrick spitting on instrumentals from 'The Chronic,' '2001,' and even "Straight Outta Compton."<p>It really doesn't seem that long ago that Kendrick was a promising underground rapper whose Dr. Dre cosign was treated with both excitement (for one Compton …

Inside a Private Prison: Blood, Suicide and Poorly Paid Guards

JACKSON, Miss. — On the witness stand and under pressure, Frank Shaw, the warden of the East Mississippi Correctional Facility, could not guarantee that the prison was capable of performing its most basic function.<p>Asked if the guards were supposed to keep inmates in their cells, he said, wearily, …

Civil Rights

50 Of The Best Horror Novels

I love a good scare, but the best horror novels don’t just provide frights, they also comment on society or maybe riff on tried-and-true tropes. With …

North Carolina police officer faces charges after beating, choking and tasing suspected jaywalker

<b>(CNN) —</b> A western North Carolina police officer who resigned after a body camera video shows him hitting and using a Taser on a man suspected of jaywalking will face preliminary charges of assault, the Buncombe County District Attorney's Office said Thursday.<p>Senior Police Officer Christopher …

Justice

I would have been a school shooter if I could’ve gotten a gun

At the lowest point in my life, I almost did the most horrible thing imaginable.<p>I grew up in a very chaotic and violent household. My mother tried to take care of my brother and me, but she, too, was a victim of my father, a violent and evil man. My stepfather was not much better, replacing the …

Mental Health

Uranium mines in Bears Ears? Shame on Trump.

A uranium company that is headquartered in Colorado “lobbied extensively” for President Donald Trump to reduce the size of Bears Ears National …

The real reason Trump allies are attacking Mueller

Sowing public doubt about the special counsel's Russia investigation can give the president cover for pardons, even if the investigation is allowed to proceed.<p>President Donald Trump insists he’s not going to fire Robert Mueller, but that’s not stopping Republicans and others close to the president …

Donald Trump

The Republican War on Mueller Is Moving into a Dangerous New Phase

As Trump’s legal team moves against Mueller, Democrats brace for “Saturday massacre 2.0.”<p>While <b>Donald Trump</b> and his legal team reiterated over the weekend that he has no plans to fire <b>Robert Mueller,</b> fear is building inside Washington that the president’s strategy of discrediting the special …

MegaComputeur’s scary short reminds us why we should be afraid of the dark

MegaComputeur’s latest animated short is about a boy “trapped in an infinite nightmare” – every time he falls to sleep a creepy monster is there …

Horror

An Animated Short About a Group of Freezing Logs Who Use Their Own Bodies for Fire Fuel

<i>TIMBER</i> is an animated short film, created by Nils Hedinger, about a group of freezing logs who realize that their own bodies are the only fuel that …

'Birdboy' Is A Dark, Beautiful, Boundary-Pushing Animated Film

Just how dark is <i>Birdboy: The Forgotten Children</i>, a trippy animated folktale from Spain about a bunch of talking animal adolescents searching for a better life? Well, even the tottering alarm clock seemingly there for comic relief wails to its owner, "Why do you always have to hurt me?" In fact, the …

10 Best Horror Movies of 2017

10<p>‘mother!’<p>Come at us, Internet. You can call Darren Aronofsky’s biblical, batshit scream into the abyss any number of things: a Polanski-esque …

Horror

Watch: Understanding What the 180-Degree Rule Is and How to Break It

The 180-degree rule is an important concept in filmmaking, but what is it exactly?Unless the narrative calls for it, audiences don't usually like …

Patagonia declared war on Trump — and people freaked out so much it reportedly almost crashed the retailer's website

On Monday, customers visiting Patagonia's were greeted with a bold message: "The President Stole Your Land."<p>The retailer sent out the anti-Trump message as a response to the announcement that two national monuments will be drastically reduced in size. In the largest-ever reduction of a national …

Patagonia

Wildfire Rages Out of Control in Ventura, California: Pictures

Milbank: White House’s latest fallback: Who cares if Trump colluded with Russia?

WASHINGTON — At first, it was all so simple. The Trump White House said there were “no contacts” — zero, zilch — between Trump’s campaign and Russia. …

Patagonia Is Suing the Trump Administration

After the President dramatically rolled back protections on national monuments, the outdoor brand goes on the offensive.<p>Visit Patagonia’s website on just about any day, and you’re greeted by surfers shredding sparkling blue waves, climbers hanging off cliffs, and skiers slashing in front of a …

Lawsuits Are Piling up in Response to Trump’s Monument Defiling

The legal battle to protect the Bears Ears National Monument has begun.<p>Tribal and environmental groups launched separate lawsuits Monday night, just …

The Republican rationalization of Roy Moore is now complete

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Over the last 48 hours, the Republican Party has come to grips with a stark reality: Roy Moore may well win the Alabama special election next Tuesday.<p>That realization has triggered a series of events. President Donald Trump, always interested in associating himself with winning, …

Republicans

Sand Castle, An Animated Short Film About Soldiers Protecting a Pearl From a Giant Crab in the Desert

The creatives at ESMA made <i>Château de Sable (Sand Castle)</i>, an exciting animated short film about a group of soldiers who are protecting a beautiful …

Animated Movies

Details about Pixar’s John Lasseter just get more and more depressing

More details have emerged about <b>John Lasseter’s</b> behavior at and departure from Pixar, the cartoon behemoth he co-founded. It’s all sad, depressing …

Animation

American Civil War: Causes of Conflict

The Approaching Storm<p>The causes of the Civil War may be traced to a complex mix of factors, some of which can be traced back to the earliest years of …

‘White Lives Matter’ rallies are still happening in the U.S. — here’s what’s going on

Two rallies for the so-called White Lives Matter movement occurred over the weekend in Tennessee — the latest of several that have taken place since …

Trump Unsure Who This Manafort Person Is

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Asked to comment on the arrest of Paul Manafort on Monday, Donald Trump told reporters that he was not sure “who this Manafort person is.”<p>“There’s been a lot of talk about this guy, Peter Manafort, or whoever, this morning,” Trump said. “The name doesn’t really ring …

Donald Trump

This could be the most important week in Trump's presidency so far

This week's news cycle will be packed to the brim as Republicans prepare to unveil their tax reform bill on Wednesday and President Donald Trump departs on a major foreign trip to visit with world leaders.<p>Axios noted that it could be "potentially the most consequential week since Trump was …

Obama is the only president since Nixon who didn't face an independent investigation

Former President Barack Obama is the only president since Richard Nixon who didn't have to deal with an independent investigation into his activities or the activities of his family or subordinates, according to Politico.<p>The detail comes as special counsel Robert Mueller investigates President …