Jonathan Cowan

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Macklemore Got Real About White Privilege And Appropriation In Hip-Hop In A Radio Interview

"This is not a culture that white people started."<p>This, to me, is what it comes down to: You need to know your place in the culture. Are you taking or are you contributing? ... You need to listen, you need to be humble. This is a whole debate, but this is not my culture to begin with. This is not a …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The mind-bending effects of feeling two hearts

When a man was fitted with a new heart, his mind changed in unusual ways. Why? The answer reveals a surprising truth about all our bodies, says David Robson.<p>Every second or so, Carlos would feel a small “bump” hitting his tummy. It was the beating of his “second heart”.<p>The small mechanical pump was …

Psychology

Afghanistan: The Making of a Narco State

After 13 years of war, we haven't defeated the Taliban, but we have managed to create a nation ruled by drug lords<p>Helmand Province in southern …

Afghanistan

Songs We Love: The Lone Bellow, 'Then Came The Morning'

Brooklyn's The Lone Bellow seemed to arrive fully formed: Its self-titled 2013 debut came stuffed with intricately assembled bundles of crowd-pleasing folk-pop, each more dramatic and infectious than the last. Charismatic, photogenic, endlessly hooky — The Lone Bellow has been the complete package …

Song Premiere: Asaf Avidan, 'Over My Head'

Earlier this year I heard a voice like no other. In fact, when I heard the song "Different Pulses," I was sure it was a woman. I imagined someone like Janis Joplin. But the singer, the young Israeli Asaf Avidan, is the man in the photo above. He's well known back home and in Europe — an …

Microsoft CEO Backtracks On Suggestion That Women Shouldn't Ask For Raises

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is backtracking from comments he made earlier today suggesting that women should not ask for raises.<p>At a conference celebrating women in technology, Maria Klawe, a member of Microsoft's board, asked Nadella what advice he would give women who are uncomfortable asking for …

The incredible vanishing editor: What we can learn from Martin Scorsese’s new documentary

They’re invisible until something goes wrong, as in Alessandra-Stanley-gate. But we need editors now more than ever<p>Recently, the author Andrew Solomon, while describing the Amazon reader reviews for his monumental book, "Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity," recounted …