James Ervin Furgurson III

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Girl With Down Syndrome Rejects Her ‘Special Class’ in Sweet Animated Film

The easier or “special” path isn’t necessarily the right one to take, especially for children with Down syndrome.<p>In “Lea Goes to School,” a short …

Advertising Industry

The Quest To Make A Better Video Game Controller

Next time you play a video game, look down at the controller in your hand. Is it comfortable? Does it work well with the game you’re playing? Are …

Intellectual Property

'Spider-Man' Star Tom Holland's Response to Kirsten Dunst Is a Lesson in Emotional Intelligence | Inc.com

<i>Spider-Man: Homecoming,</i> the recent film reboot of one of the world's most beloved comic books, is an official hit. Loved by fans and critics alike, some are calling it one of the best superhero movies in years.<p>But not everyone feels that way.<p>Kirsten Dunst, who played Peter Parker love interest …

Emotional Intelligence

Google Doodle Celebrates the 44th Anniversary of the Birth of Hip-Hop

If you’ve ever aspired to be a DJ, you may want to hop on over to Friday’s Google Doodle and get yourself a history lesson on hip-hop and a DJ …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Hellblade Mental Illness: Why Psychosis Needs the Spotlight

Hellblade and Why Mental Illness Needs the Mainstream Spotlight<p>August 9, 2017Written by Michael Briers<p>Let it be known that <i>Hellblade: Senua’s …

Mental Health

Lego recalls 120,000 Star Wars sets, doesn’t punish a single soul

HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 14: Star Wars signage is seen during the World Premiere of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” at the Dolby, El Capitan, and TCL …

James Ervin Furgurson III

[Extra]Ordinary: Jay Electronica

<i>“My destiny is to hit a grand slam when my number come.” — </i>Jay Electronica<p>What if I told you your favorite rapper’s favorite rapper has never even …

Chicago Students Won’t Be Able to Graduate without the Government Approving Their Plans

‘Graduating high school’ always has and always should mean simply that you have completed the required coursework — and we should keep it like …

High School

10 tracks proving Kaytranada is up there with hip hop's very best

A handful of SoundCloud remixes is what it took for Kaytranada's name to go viral in the music world.<p>The Canadian producer clocked up millions of …

Why Donald Glover Is Right To Retire Childish Gambino

We don’t need Childish Gambino anymore.<p>On Saturday, during his headlining Governors Ball set, Donald Glover told the crowd at Randall’s Island in New …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Poor Students, Rich Landlords: How Santa Cruz’s Housing Shortage Turned into a Crisis

What do you get when you mix a university’s blind eye with greedy landlords who prey on naïve students? The answer is a toxic combination that hurts …

Former Cop Fired For Not Shooting Suicidal Black Man Sues City

Officer Stephen Mader refused to shoot Ronald Williams — who was attempting suicide by cop — and was fired for it.<p>Former officer Stephen Mader<p>A …

Law Enforcement

The Divide In Rap Isn’t Just About Age — It’s Veiled Homophobia, Too

In a recent DJ Vlad video entitled “Cassidy on Lil Yachty’s Pro-Gay <i>Teenage Emotions</i> Album Cover: I Don’t Respect It,” the Philly rapper is shown the cover of Yachty’s album, which shows two men kissing in the corner. In a repulsed tone, he tells DJ Vlad, “That’s why I don’t listen to that,” before …

The Struggle Is Surreal For a Student Who Can't Stay Awake in This Animated Short

We’ve all been there—midway through a boring lesson or meeting, maybe after a late night or not enough caffeine, the simple task of staying awake …

Jet Set Radio composer would like to remind you that he can’t make a new game happen

Want a new Jet Set Radio? You’re asking the wrong dude<p>Video game composer Hideki Naganuma is a solid person to follow on Twitter. He’s got a good sense of humor, an affinity for sharing his <i>Pokémon Go</i> achievements and plenty of links to his music, which always makes for a good listen. But if you’re …

Stream The New Posthumous J Dilla Release ‘Motor City’

<b>J Dilla</b> fans don’t make it easy on the estate. Let’s be real, if you’re a diehard there’s a good chance you scorched the web for every last Old …

Rap & Hip-Hop

How To Prepare Jake's Perfect Sandwich From Adventure Time

Jake is half dog, half shapeshifter, and he has the magical ability to stretch his body into nearly any shape and size, which means he could devour a …

Scooby-Doo

Illustrator Jose Mertz Revives Monsters from Japanese Mythology

Japanese mythological creatures get a second life in Jose Mertz’s artworks.<p>Inspired by Japanese supernatural beings from the Edo period and the clean aesthetic of Zen, artist Jose Mertz creates a nice balance between illustrative imagery and space. He recreates mythological and spiritual figures …

Art

The Most Perfect Rap Song Ever Written: Respiration

People (including 19 year old me) slept on the Black Star duo of Mos Def (AKA Yasiin Bey) and Talib Kweli back in the day. Their music sounded …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Stop Making Me Go To Bed, Persona 5, I'm A Big Boy

Here’s a bad thing about a very good video game: there are too many nights in <i>Persona 5</i> where I want to go out on the town and improve myself and hang …

Persona (Video Game)

Everyone should play Everything, the beautiful, bizarre game about, well, everything

The animator David OReilly is best known for designing the foul-mouthed alien video game in Spike Jonze’s <i>Her</i>, but his abrasively funny, absurdist …

Brian Eno

Thimbleweed Park is an old-school adventure game just the way you remember them

Five hours in Ron Gilbert’s quirky new world<p>When you first start playing <i>Thimbleweed Park</i>, the upcoming adventure game from <i>Maniac Mansion</i> co-creator Ron Gilbert and artist Gary Winnick, it’s hard not to be struck by just how old-school it looks. And it’s not just the big, wonderfully chunky pixels …

Time I

MC Lyte Defends Iggy Azalea: 'Hip Hop is Universal, No Color Lines'

has been called many things. Being described as an “actor” is a new one.<p>has offered her own analysis on the Australia-raised artist and her curious …

Rap & Hip-Hop