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50 Songs That Define the Last 50 Years of LGBTQ+ Pride

The Rainbow Is a Prism: The Many Facets of LGBTQ+ Pop Music History<p>By Jes Skolnik<p>LGBTQ+ people have always been at pop’s vanguard, as performers and audiences; the history of pop music <i>is</i> queer history. Blues originators like Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith, both openly bisexual, helped form the …

LGBTQI

Mexico's World Cup Win May Have Caused a Man-Made Earthquake in Mexico City

You could say Mexico fans were shook.<p>The 2018 FIFA World Cup had its first major upset on Sunday after Mexico beat Germany — the 2014 World Cup …

Mexico City

Without a Doubt, the 9 Best Documentaries on Amazon Prime Will Change Your Life

If you're a regular MyDomaine reader, you've no doubt noticed that I've been watching a lot of documentaries lately. In the past few months, I've …

Love Stories

This Quantum Theory Predicts That The Future Might Be Influencing The Past

No, seriously.<p>One of the weirder aspects of quantum mechanics could be explained by an equally weird idea – that causation can run backwards in time …

Quantum Physics

The spirit of 1993 is alive in a legendary rapper’s jazz album

It is still possible, in 2018, to come across people who insist that hip-hop is some sort of “lesser” form of music. I know this because …

Rap & Hip-Hop

50 Best Albums of 2018 So Far

We Say: The band members, four liberal-minded musicians who have called purple-state North Carolina their home since they formed in 1989, wrote all …

North Carolina

Paul Simon Reveals the Story Behind “Bridge Over Troubled Water”

Photo Courtesy of Simon & Schuster <i><br>Robert Hilburn was the chief pop music critic for the Los Angeles Times for more than three decades. Author of the</i> …

Paul Simon

Harvard Accused Of 'Racial Balancing': Lawsuit Says Asian-Americans Treated Unfairly

In an intense legal battle over the role of race in Harvard University's admissions policies, a group that is suing the school says Harvard lowers the rankings of Asian-American applicants in a way that is unconstitutional.<p>Harvard says that its admissions process is legal — and it notes that the …

College & University

She faked a rejection letter from her ex-boyfriend's dream school. Now she has to pay him $265,000

<b>(CNN) —</b> Eric Abramovitz's hard work had paid off: The accomplished clarinet player had been accepted to his dream school. But he never got to hear the good news.<p>That's because when his acceptance email arrived in 2014, Abramovitz's then-girlfriend, Jennifer Lee, deleted it and sent him a fake …

Los Angeles

Most Men Don’t Realize They’re Depressed. Here’s How to Recognize the Signs and Seek Help.

Real talk: Some 30% of men will suffer a bout of depression at some point in their lifetime. So chances are at least a few of your friends—and …

Mental Health

Musician Wins $260,000 In Lawsuit Against Ex-Girlfriend Who Sabotaged Career

In the spring of 2014, Eric Abramovitz got the opportunity of a lifetime.<p>He just didn't know it.<p>Abramovitz was the victim of a deception that a Canadian judge called "despicable," as he granted Abramovitz $350,000 Canadian dollars (more than $260,000 U.S.) in damages.<p>Abramovitz is a gifted Canadian …

McGill University

Albert Einstein Could Be Just as Cruel as He Was Brilliant

The physicist was recently revealed to be a closeted racist.<p>Albert Einstein is synonymous with genius, and his legacy is omnipresent. He’s …

Albert Einstein

Scientists wanted to understand how baobab trees live for thousands of years. Then the ancient trees started dying.

The culprit is still unknown—and at large.<p>Baobabs are an iconic part of the sub-Saharan landscape in Africa. Wielding gnarled branches that can spiral up to nearly 100 feet into the air, and with bloated trunks that send out branches spanning an average of 65 feet all together, the baobab is a …

Ecology

Einstein's travel diaries reveal 'shocking' xenophobia

The publication of Albert Einstein’s private diaries detailing his tour of Asia in the 1920s reveals the theoretical physicist and humanitarian icon’s racist attitudes to the people he met on his travels, particularly the Chinese.<p>Written between October 1922 and March 1923, the diaries see the …

Albert Einstein

Scientists Identify a "New Type of Depression"

Scientists want to develop new antidepressant drugs.<p>An estimated half of the 322 million people affected by depression don’t appear to benefit from …

Neuroscience

The Ballad of Ray Arnold

In praise of Jurassic Park’s most unheralded hero, the technician played by Samuel L. Jackson, 25 years after the film’s release<p>“Hold on to your butts.” It’s the iconic catchphrase of Ray Arnold, the bespectacled, chain-smoking chief engineer of Jurassic Park, played by Samuel L. Jackson in Steven …

Movies

Review: Kanye West and Kid Cudi Brood Bravely on 'Kids See Ghosts' LP

Through day 'n' night, cruel summers and G.O.O.D. Fridays, superstar button-pusher Kanye West and paranoid android cult hero Kid Cudi have remained …

Music

The Number Ones: The Beatles’ “I Want To Hold Your Hand”

In The Number Ones, I'm reviewing every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart's beginning, in 1958, and …

Guitar

Rick Rubin: Rock’s Ultimate Auteur And American Recordings

If you’ve been able to absorb and appreciate everything that Rick Rubin has produced and released on his American Recordings label, you probably have …

Universal Music

Missing Air Force officer found 35 years later

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Kirtland Air Force Base officer with top security clearance who disappeared 35 years ago has been found in California.<p>The Air Force Office of Special Investigations said in a news release this week that William Howard Hughes, Jr., was apprehended at his home after a fraud …

Military

50 Greatest Comedies of the 21st Century

What's so funny? If you're talking about screen comedy in the 21st century, the answer is easy: bumbling manchildren, the more boorish and clueless …

Entertainment

Ginger Baker's Son: 'My Dad Has Been Dead to Me for a Long Time'

As anyone who's seen the excellent 2009 documentary <i>The Devil and Ginger Baker</i> knows, the wildman Cream drummer isn't the easiest person to get along …

Guitar

Watch Kanye West Play “Celebrity Family Feud”

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West appeared on a new episode of “Celebrity Family Feud.” The special edition featured the Wests versus the Kardashian-Jenners. Team West included Kanye, Kim Kardashian—plus Kanye’s cousins Kim Wallace, Jalil, and Ricky. Team Kardashian featured Kris Jenner, her …

Rap & Hip-Hop

How George Orwell Predicted the Challenge of Writing Today

<i>The following is adapted from a lecture delivered in Barcelona at the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona on June 6, 2018, in honor of Orwell Day.</i><p>Some essays are letters into the future. “The Prevention of Literature” is one such essay, and today I’d like to respond to it from 2018.<p>Orwell …

Literature

Remembering The Engineer Who Created Rock's Unmistakable Fuzz

Rock and roll music isn't supposed to be pretty. It has grit and grime; fuzz and feedback. It's dirty and imperfect. Much of that characteristic sound came from the accidental invention of the Maestro Fuzz-Tone FZ-1. The fuzzy tone, immortalized in The Rolling Stones' "(I Can't Get No) …

The Rolling Stones

Physicist Brian Greene on the three biggest science mysteries he'd like to see solved

Brian Greene is a busy man. In addition to teaching at Columbia University in New York City, the theoretical physicist has written four books, starred in a handful of TV specials and along the way has become one of the world’s leading science communicators.<p>Along with his wife, Tracy Day, Greene …

Physics

A Sneaky Theory of Where Language Came From

It might have hijacked our early ancestors’ brains.<p>I’m sitting in the sun on one of the first mild days of the spring, talking with a modern-day flintknapper about the origins of human language. His name is Neill Bovaird, and he’s neither an archaeologist nor a linguist, just a 38-year-old bearded …

Linguistics

Review: 'Won't You Be My Neighbor' Is The Cinematic Golden Rule To Follow

With a trailer that debuted on what would have been Fred Rogers’ 90th birthday, and release timing that suggests an attempt to get some of those sweet $8 million strong box office dollars that <i>RBG</i> scored–liberal feminist supreme court justices and PBS shows being well within the same Venn diagram, …

Box Office

Music Legend Somesh Mathur Creates A New Global Music Genre, Bharat!

Music is his soul. He is none other than the iconic music composer, singer, music producer, Somesh Mathur, who has mastered the art of musical …

Flute

reDiscover ‘Ascenseur Pour L’Échafaud’, Miles Davis’ Groundbreaking Foray Into Modal Jazz

In 1957, 31-year-old <b>Miles Davis</b> – a veritable icon of cool – was the hottest name in jazz. Columbia, the trumpeter’s new label, issued his first two …

Universal Music