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De La Soul’s Return: The Alternative Hip-Hop Legends Are Still Keeping It Weird

What the hell is “alternative hip-hop?”<p>That’s a question to which there is no real answer—unless you define it as just an empty category description …

Rap & Hip-Hop

New Discovery Of World's Oldest Tools

Scientists working in East Africa say they've unearthed the oldest stone tools ever found. They were apparently made 500,000 years before the human lineage evolved.<p>A team led by Sonia Harmand from Stony Brook University in New York found the tools in Kenya, near Lake Turkana. It's an area that's …

7 things to expect when traveling through the Navajo Nation

1. You’ll have to drive 70 miles for a beer.<p>The Navajo reservation is dry and no alcohol can be bought or transported on to it. Because Navajoland is …

10 Travel Hacks That Will Instantly Upgrade Your Trip

Pro travelers are always game for a travel hack, especially when it's one they've never thought of before. A single game-changing trick can mean the difference between horrendous jet lag or stolen belongings and total travel contentment.<p>Thankfully we've landed this list of genius improvements -- …

Hacking

11 French phrases that will make your heart melt

<b>1.</b> The French don’t have “moles” on their skin…they have “grains of beauty” (<i>Grains de beauté</i>).<p><b>2.</b> The French don’t find “dust” under the couch…they …

The 5 Most Spectacular National Park Road Trips

Nothing gets us more excited for summer than the prospect of an epic road trip: wind whipping through open car windows, highways flanked by stunning landscapes. Luckily, this is an easy reality in the U.S., thanks to an abundance of amazing national parks.<p><i>by Valerie Conners, Condᅢᄅ Nast …

National Parks

CheapAir selling direct U.S.-Cuba flights online

U.S. travelers will be able to purchase online tickets for direct flights from New York, Miami and Tampa, Fla., to Cuba starting Wednesday on CheapAir, the first online travel retailer to offer such bookings.<p>"Charter flights to Cuba are nothing new," Jeff Klee, CheapAir's chief executive officer, …

Literature’s weirdest and most wonderful worlds

<i>Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland</i> was published 150 years ago this month. Written by the Oxford mathematician Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (pen name: Lewis Carroll) for the three young daughters of a friend, it combines logic and fantasy to produce the most glorious nonsense. Since then, there have been …

Growing up in 90s Russia

There were no raves in the Soviet Union. Even in the early 90s, when the rest of the world seemed to be on a constant bender, Moscow was pitch-black come 9pm. There were no fashion and culture magazines to help guide the attributes of youth we take for granted these days. The Soviet idea of youth …

#ShutDownA14: police brutality protesters take over New York

When Ferguson teenager Michael Brown was murdered last August, anti-police sentiment hit all areas of America. The message was simple: this cannot go on. The problem is, it still does. Fresh cases of injustice and brutality appear all too regularly; on April 4 in South Carolina, police officer …

Today in Hip Hop History:

Ghostface Killah’s solo debut <i>Ironman</i> was certified gold by the RIAA January 8, 1997

Album Review: Earl Sweatshirt – Doris

B<p>During Earl Sweatshirt’s time at a Samoan boarding school — and especially during the period of that time when the mythos surrounding him were at …

Chicago's music and street food will feed your soul

Writer Studs Terkel is probably my favourite Chicagoan. He may have been born in New York, but he lived in Chicago from 1922 until his death in 2008. He knew its beginnings, its transitions and its contradictions. "Janus, the two-faced god, has both blessed and cursed the city-state Chicago …" he …

Kendrick Lamar x Cashmere Cat

Skateboarding Empowers Afghan Girls by Giving Them Strength and Freedom

When Australian Oliver Percovich took to the streets of Kabul, Afghanistan with his skateboard, he was immediately surrounded by a crowd of curious children. These youth often spend their days begging, working on the streets, and selling goods to make a living for their low-income families, many of …

Medici Prince Appeals for Help: “Save Florence!”

Human Journey<p>THE PLACES WE LOVE VIII<p>Prince Ottaviano de’Medici di Toscana, President of the International Medici Association and present-day representative of the Historic House of the Medici—the family who powered the Italian Renaissance and thus much of Western civilization—lives in the splendid, …

How to Create a Fairy Tale Composite Photograph in Photoshop by Brooke Shaden

Most famous Fineart photographer and artist Brooke Shaden shows how to create a fairy tale photograph in Adobe Photoshop. In this tutorial, she uses …

Canada’s decision to send troops to Ukraine ‘deplorable,’ Russian embassy says

Russia is accusing Canada of contributing to a military buildup on its doorstep, calling Ottawa's decision to send 200 soldiers to Ukraine to train Kiev forces a "counterproductive and deplorable" move.<p>In a statement, the Russian embassy in Canada said sending Western soldiers will not help ease …

Russia

Former FBI Agent Speaks Out: 'I Was Not Protected'

Robyn Gritz spent 16 years at the FBI, where she investigated a series of major national security threats. But she says she got crosswise with her supervisors, who pushed her out and yanked her security clearance.<p>For the first time, she's speaking out about her situation, warning about how the …

It’s All About the People: Framing the Human Story of Detroit

Picture Stories<p>Picture Stories<p><i>This video is part of our Exposure series, in which National Geographic photographers share the stories behind their images. Listen to photographer Wayne Lawrence talk about his assignment photographing the people of Detroit.</i><br>***<p>If your portraits are not as good as …

Colombians Accuse U.S Soldiers and Officials of Sexual Assault and Rape

Although United States military personnel have helped Colombia gain the upper hand in its war against drug-trafficking guerrillas, Olga Castillo …

Islamic State militants seize villages near Ramadi in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Islamic State extremist group launched an offensive Wednesday in Iraq's western Anbar province, capturing three villages near the …

The 100 greatest novels of all time

<b>Our critics choose the best novels ever written, from Tolkien to Proust</b><p>100 <b>The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien (1954-55)</b><p>Hairy-toed hobbit Frodo leaves home to defend the world from dark forces by destroying a cursed ring, in Tolkien's epic trilogy. WH Auden thought this tale of fantastic creatures …