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Postscript: Julian Bond (1940-2015)

The opening lyric from that old civil-rights song—“Woke up this morning with my mind stayed on freedom”—may not have been written with Julian Bond in mind, but he personified it. As a member of the Georgia House of Representatives and the Georgia Senate, as a leader of the N.A.A.C.P. and the …

Black History

39 Commonly Misused Words and How to Use Them Correctly

Where the mechanics of writing are concerned, I’m far from perfect. One example: I always struggle with <i>who</i> and <i>whom.</i> (Sometimes I’ll even rewrite a …

Etymology

Jennifer Hudson - Spotlight

Beats Per Mile

Workout Essentials

In Defense of Obama

The Nobel Prize-winning economist, once one of the president’s most notable critics, on why Obama is a historic success<p>When it comes to Barack Obama, …

Hear Prince's Giddy New Floor-Stomping Track 'Funknroll'

The artist has shared the version of the song that will appear on 'Art Official Age.' Another version will come out on 'PlectrumElectrum,' one of two …

Stevie Wonder to Take 'Songs in the Key of Life' on the Road

The singer will present the album in 11 arenas across the U.S. this fall<p>Stevie Wonder will take his celebrated 1976 record <i>Songs in the Key of Life</i> on …

Robin Williams' Life in Photos

Remember the brilliant actor-comedian through his iconic roles and classic appearances<p>25<p>By<p><i>Rolling Stone</i>'s new issue is devoted to the triumphant life …

Watch David Letterman, Conan O'Brien Honor Joan Rivers

Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Jon Stewart, Craig Ferguson and Seth Meyers also offer heartfelt tributes<p>Comedy icon Joan Rivers died Thursday at age 81, …

Sam Smith Offers Delicate Cover of Tracy Chapman's 'Fast Car'

Singer gives the hit folk song a soulful, R&B groove in his BBC performance<p>Sam Smith offered a tender cover of Tracy Chapman's smash "Fast Car" …

Dancing After Dark: New York's Best Kept Secrets

EDM is everywhere in NYC — but the craziest parties aren't always easy to find<p>With EDM flooding nearly every dance floor in New York, it can be hard …

Donald Trump and the Central Park Five

Donald Trump is angry about the settlement the city reached, this weekend, with the Central Park Five—the men who had, as teen-age boys, been wrongly convicted in the “Central Park jogger” rape case and been called animals by just about every institution in this city. The rape had been committed …

True Blood: Tears as Stars Say Emotional Goodbye to the Show

<i>True Blood</i> vampires may cry tears of blood, but cast members on HBO’s long-running horror hit wept the real salty thing as they read the script for …

Top 10 Marijuana Myths and Facts

Sort out the reality from the rumors about smoking pot<p>10<p>By<p>There's a lot of misinformation out there about marijuana, so we're breaking down 10 of the …

Can you tell Adam Levine, Anderson apart? - CNN Video

Neil Patrick Harris Is Naked on the New Cover of Rolling Stone

From playing hyper-masculine Barney Stinson to transsexual Hedwig, how the onetime child star met himself<p>Neil Patrick Harris is wearing nothing but a …

Vermont's GMO Bill Expected To Face Major Legal Challenges

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin will sign a landmark bill into law on Thursday, making the state the first to require food producers to label products made with genetic engineering.<p>The law won't go into effect for two years, but it's already become a hot topic at the first outdoor farmers market of the …

Josh Hartnett Opens Up About His Hiatus from Hollywood

His two back-to-back films, <i>Pearl Harbor</i> and <i>Black Hawk Down</i>, immediately turned Josh Hartnett into a Hollywood heartthrob.<p>But instead of signing on to …

Ten controversial films that were buried

Grace Kelly

Whitney Houston - A Quiet Place (Gospel)

Latin Music Label Fania Celebrates 50 Years With New Compilations

Label launches first Latin music Spotify app and sets numerous live events throughout New York City<p>Iconic Latin music label Fania will celebrate its …

Pharrell Dances, Wears Hat in Video for "Marilyn Monroe"

Pharrell has shared a video for "Marilyn Monroe", from his recent album <i>G I R L</i>. It features Pharrell doing his usual charming thing around a number of dancers, all while wearing The Hat™. Watch it below.<p>Read Carrie Battan's update with Pharrell here.<p>Watch footage from Pharrell's Coachella set here.

Marilyn Monroe

RZA Gives Raekwon 30-Day Ultimatum to Agree to Terms for Wu-Tang Album

Producer says new album 'A Better Tomorrow' may not feature rapper<p>The Wu-Tang verbal sparring between RZA and Raekwon continued on Wednesday, with …

Queen of Bounce Big Freedia 'Explodes' on New Song - Premiere

The New Orleans bounce pioneer sets release for new album 'Just Be Free'<p>New Orleans musician and "Queen of Bounce" Big Freedia has been the …

Help Pharrell Recover the Words of His New Social Book, 'Inspiration'

The story is revealed in real-time as fans fill in the text<p>Pharrell has released a new "social book," <i>Inspiration</i>, which is currently available to …

Pharrell Williams - Happy (Official Music Video)

Remembering Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013

Inside Flipboard / December 6, 2013<p>Nelson Mandela, the human rights leader, Nobel Laureate and first black African president of South Africa, died …