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Marijuana Use Jumps In Colorado, Making It Second Highest Across US: Study

The percentage of regular marijuana users in Colorado jumped to the second-highest level in the United States as the state began legalizing the drug …

Tension, tenderness and a sea of blue as slain NYPD officer is laid to rest

An extraordinary sea of dark blue flooded the streets around a Queens church Saturday morning -- thousands of police paying respects for one of two New York police officers who lost their lives in the line of duty last weekend.<p>More than 25,000 police officers from throughout the country and even …

Black cops fear other cops

Two dozen black officers tell Reuters they’ve been racially profiled by their white colleagues in the NYPD<p>Black New York City Police officers often think that they are being racially profiled by their white colleagues, according to a shocking new report by Reuters.<p>The wire service interviewed 25 …

San Quentin’s prison university gives inmates freedom to learn

Thirteen students trickled into a classroom from the yard — blacks, Latinos, whites, Asians, old and young. They took their seats, and opened their textbooks, and U.S. history class began.<p>“What do we mean by civil rights? What are civil rights?” the instructor asked.<p>“The liberty of all civilians,” …

'I Can't Breathe' T-shirts see high-school basketball team disinvited from event

A high school basketball tournament on the Northern California coast has become the latest flashpoint in nationwide protests over police killings of unarmed black men.<p>The boys and girls varsity basketball teams from Mendocino High School were disinvited from a tournament that starts on Monday at …

Pakistan Says It's Killed Dozens Of Extremists In Military Operation

A military operation involving Pakistani airstrikes and ground troops has killed 39 Islamist militants, including several top commanders near the Afghan border, the military says. It comes a day after the country's security forces said they'd killed the alleged organizer of a deadly assault on a …

The Man Who Tried To Assassinate Pope John Paul II Has Laid Flowers At His Tomb

Mehmet Ali Agca shot the pope in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican in 1981.

NYC officer mourned at funeral as tensions linger

NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of police officers from across the nation packed a church and spilled onto streets Saturday to honor Officer Rafael Ramos …

How Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” Changed the Festive Music Game

This song is 20 years old. Bow down bitches.<p>If there’s a common tie that binds us, it’s that after the first listen to “All I Want For Christmas Is You” every year, we’re ready not to hear it again for exactly 365 days. We don’t want to hear the original again, we don’t want to hear the updated …

Before We Leave Every Disastrous Music Moment in 2014 Behind, Let’s Relive Them One More Time

From 50 Cent’s baseball pitch to every decision Justin Bieber made, here are some of dumbest things to happen this year.<p><i>This article originally appeared on Noisey UK.</i><p>A lot of great things happened in 2014. Vending machines now accept touch-and-pay debit cards; it’s almost possible to maintain a …

T.I.: Once and Future King

T.I. is unafraid to be a little lame, unafraid to be real, and that much more regal for it.<p><i>Photos by Jason Bergman</i><p>The signs of T.I.'s enduring royalty are not all totally obvious, but they are there, as quiet confirmation: the soles of his shoes are barely dirty, his teeth are perfect, his team …

Why Are Rap Lyrics Being Used As Evidence in Court?

Justice might be blind, but it sure isn't deaf.<p>On December 1, the United State Supreme Court will hear arguments in the case of Elonis v. United States. After Anthony Elonis’s wife left him, taking their kids with her, he began writing increasingly violent and offensive posts about her on Facebook. …

The Purplelizer App Makes Your Favourite Songs Sound like Too Much Sizzurp

In a few seconds, you can transform pretty much any song into a chopped and screwed version. Why? We asked the guy who made it.<p>It’s already been proven that slowing down songs can turn the most superficial pop into a saintlike transcendent hymn. Just listen to Justin Bieber’s "Baby" slowed down 800 …

Ian Fleming conceived character as white and Scottish, says right-wing commentator, adding: ‘I know it’s racist to point this out’<p>US commentator Rush Limbaugh has said Idris Elba should not be able to play James Bond because he is black.<p>Responding to rumours that the London-born actor is being …

Hey Scrooge: Best & Worst of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol

Christmas movies. They're practically a film genre unto themselves with their own unique and complex web of sub-genres and categories. They range …

‘I Hear He Wants To Blow Up My Hotel Room’: How Tyrese Gibson Came To Hate Everything About James Franco

Tyrese Gibson does not like James Franco, but in Franco’s defense, the high-cheekboned thespian was a different animal 10 years ago. He had fully embraced the method style of acting in which you drench yourself in the peculiarities, settings, and psychological states of the character you’re …

Mark Ruffallo on AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON and Banner's Role in Ultron's Creation

Kevin Hart and Josh Gad Do the Dougie in New 'Wedding Ringer' Trailer

Having a fake male best friend is all the rage. That's the premise behind "The Wedding Ringer," starring Josh Gad and Kevin Hart. It was also done much more creepily on "Saturday Night Live," in their "Grow-a-Guy" sketch.<p>A new trailer for "Wedding Ringer" gives more details on just exactly how Gad …

Humorous Christmas Texts from Superheroes

“Selma”: A riveting, timely civil-rights drama brings Martin Luther King’s struggle back to life

David Oyelowo’s complex MLK portrayal anchors Ava DuVernay’s thrilling and eerily relevant drama of Alabama in 1965<p>Given the level of difficulty inherent in the material, “Selma” is a much better film than we had any reason to expect. If Hollywood was waiting, consciously or otherwise, for a black …

2014: the year that black cinema bounced back in America

As reports pour in about the shooting of yet another black teenager in St Louis, I was reminded of what filmmaker Ava DuVernay said a few weeks ago: “This aggression is ambient, it’s all-around, and it’s the atmosphere of people of color in this country”.<p>DuVernay said these words while promoting …

Interstellar,Film,Culture,Star Wars: The Force Awakens,Hinduism,Religion,World news,Steve Jobs,Technology,Christopher Nolan<p>From Interstellar to Batman and Star Wars the venerable religion has been the driving philosophy behind many hit movies. Why?<p>Interstellar’s box office total is $622,932,412 and …

Which Famous Couple Tops Vivid’s Celebrity Sex Tape Christmas Wish List?

Say what you want about Vivid Entertainment and the porn company’s love of “leaked” celebrity sex tapes, but at least founder Steven Hirsch likes to give famous people a heads up. In a recent press release, Vivid’s honcho revealed his Top 10 “wish list” for new celebrity sex tapes, and Hirsch is …

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The 11 Shows You Should Binge-Watch Over the Holiday Break

’Tis the season for family bonding, holiday cheer, and decking all the halls. But if that kind of fa-la-la-la-ing isn’t your thing, we thankfully live in an age of endless options. I’m speaking, of course, of my favorite vacation pastime: the binge-watch. This time-honored pastime doesn’t <i>have</i> to be …