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Political strategists form bipartisan campaign to get Yes into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

As a GOP political strategist, John Brabender had been on countless conference calls in countless conference rooms like this one. Late Halloween afternoon, he was at the National Republican Club occupying a room the color of oatmeal. He had a dozen political heavyweights on the line, and was pacing …

Listen: Run the Jewels: "Pew Pew Pew"

Killer Mike and El-P released a great collaborative LP as Run the Jewels this year, but there's a track from the record you may not have heard. "Pew Pew Pew" comes from the European deluxe edition of <i>Run the Jewels</i>, out January 13 through Big Dada. Today El-P posted a YouTube stream of the song to …

Pitchfork Music Festival

Stream Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks' New Album Wig Out at Jagbags

Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks will release their new LP on January 7—on that day, New Yorkers can listen along while enjoying the record's affiliated ice cream flavor—but for now the entire album is available to hear at Amazon. Stream *Wig Out at Jagbags *in full here, and revisit our interview with …

Electronic Music

Winter 2014

Welcome once again to the Pitchfork Guide to Upcoming Releases, our seasonal guide to upcoming releases. Four times a year, we round up a big ol' list of albums, singles, EPs, and DVDs set to be unleashed over the coming months, hoping to get you pumped about going out and buying records. (You do …

Fresh Air Weekend: Our Favorite Books, TV, Movies And Music Of 2013

Fresh Air Weekend <i>highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors, and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This</b> …

State of Deception

Why won’t the President rein in the intelligence community?<p>On March 12, 2013, James R. Clapper appeared before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence to discuss the threats facing America. Clapper, who is seventy-two, is a retired Air Force general and Barack Obama’s director of National …

Surveillance

The 16 Fan Bases God Hated Most In 2013

It's been a painful year, but it'll get better. For some of you. *Tries not to look Cleveland in the eye*

NFL

50 Best Albums of 2013

Vampire Weekend cut the cute and raised the stakes, Kanye assaulted our ears, Bowie shocked the world and Miley tossed a dance-pop party grenade<p>50<p>The …

Eddie Vedder

I tried to see where my T-shirt was made, and the factory sent thugs after me.

Aruna, 19, recalls that her bosses at the mill “said that we would get less work if we slept with them.”All photos by Redux<p>Looking for news you can …

The Big Sleep

Insomnia drugs like Ambien are notorious for their side effects. Has Merck created a blockbuster replacement?<p>One evening in late May, four senior employees of Merck, the pharmaceutical company, sat in the bar of a Hilton Hotel in Rockville, Maryland, wearing metal lapel pins stamped with the word</i> …

L'Oréal

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How to Make Hot Chocolate Without a Recipe

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: Food52's Managing Editor Brette Warshaw shows how to make hot chocolate from scratch -- with any chocolate</i> …

Dessert

An astronaut's view on Gravity

Space garb isn't as sexy as Sandra Bullock's in Gravity, and real-life spacewalk dangers can be even worse, says astronaut Major Tim Peake<p>• Gravity – review • Oscar predictions 2014: Gravity<p>I'm in Houston at the moment, training with Nasa for a mission to the International Space Station. I'll be …

More Clues to Life in the Oceans — on an Alien Moon, That Is

Europa<p>The search for life beyond Earth has generally focused on places that are as much like our home as possible. That’s why the Kepler space …

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TIME Picks the Top 10 Photos of 2013

John Tlumacki. Boston, Mass., USA. April 15, 2013. The first Boston Marathon bomb exploded about two hours and forty m<p>... VIEW MORE<p>John …

A New Camera Angle Shows Steelers Coach Creeping Toward The Field To Illegally Prevent A Touchdown

The footage comes from KDKA in Pittsburgh, which had a camera in the end zone during the play.<p>Tomlin takes a large lateral step toward the field as Jones is making his way up the sideline, holds his ground, and then scurries out of the way at the last second.<p>The video (stick around for the replays):<p>…

NFL

song premiere: tele novella

When a band announces they’re going to appear on the upcoming Wes Anderson tribute album, they have our attention pretty much immediately. But when …

Wes Anderson

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

Back in July, we wrote about Amazon editors' selections for best books that were released between January and June. Now, Amazon is back with an updated list of the Best Books of 2013 (so far).<p>Here are the top 10 books from this year, according to Amazon editors.<p>1. "<b>The Goldfinch"</b> by Donna Tartt: …

Books

The Yellow Dogs Open Up About Their Nightmare in Brooklyn

The Yellow Dogs fled Iran. Then violence shattered their world.<p>Siavash Karampour couldn't begin to understand the call. In the early-morning hours of …

Pets

Dear Google, What’s Wrong With You?

Dear Google: What’s wrong?<p>I ask because last weekend, while in San Francisco, I asked Google Maps for “hot chocolate mission” — and was promptly directed to an ARCO station in Fremont, 40 miles away. Similarly, last month I searched for “coffee” while in the Embarcadero Center, one of the denser …

Apple’s new OS X Mavericks crashes far more frequently for some (including me)

<i>Updated: Oct. 25, 9:45 with information about MacBook Airs and what Apple is doing</i><p>Apple just released its newest operating system, Mac OS X Mavericks, and one of its biggest innovations is that it is completely and totally free. It has 200 new features, Apple says, and “adds new core technologies …

The psychology of spiritualism: science and seances

The idea of summoning the spirits took thrilling hold of the Victorian imagination – and has its adherents now. But the psychology behind spiritualism is more intriguing<p>As the evenings get darker and the first hint of winter hangs in the air, the western world enters the season of the dead. It …

Snowden’s father disputes accuracy of report on son’s intentions

The father of Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor who leaked sensitive data, on Sunday disputed the accuracy of a Reuters report that quoted him as saying his son has more information to reveal.<p>Lon Snowden visited his son last week for the first time since the younger Snowden was granted …

LeBron James Claims He Wants to Play in 1 NFL Game

Miami Heat and NBA superstar LeBron James has long drawn the attention of the NFL for his freakish athletic ability.<p>On Friday night, James answered a question on Twitter that should have NFL fans foaming at the mouth.<p>Here's the tweet:<p>The four-time league MVP played football during his high school …

Is this the stomach-turning truth about what the Neanderthals ate?

The idea of these early humans being plant-eating, self-medicating sophisticates has been brought into question by the findings of researchers at London's Natural History Museum<p>It was the tell-tale tartar on the teeth that told the truth. Or at least, that is what it appeared to do. Researchers – …

Surreal Photos of Singapore's Solar-Powered Supertrees

Is it just us or do these trees look like something out of a sci-fi movie or, the very least, digital paintings? Sure, there's a bit of post processing done to these images but, for the most part, these are actual photos of Supertrees at Gardens by the Bay in Singapore. Back in 2009, we posted on …

Sustainability