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Photographer Makes Incredible Captures of Christmas in Moscow

These photos from Russian photographer Kristina Makeeva were shot in Moscow over the winter holidays, with the most recent captures being made just a …

The People’s Choice Awards: Pictures

For black officers, police controversies hit close to home

Black police officers know the challenges of being a cop but also say they aren't immune to the type of incidents that have made headlines in recent …

This is the first book of photos ever made, and it's only images of British algae

In 1843, British botanist Anna Atkins made history.<p>When experimenting with photography, Atkins didn't go for images of landscapes or pictures of pretty flowers. Instead, the amateur botanist created the first book produced entirely of photographic works, titled "Photographs of British Algae."<p>The …

From Marilyn to J.Lo, See Our Favorite Golden Globes Gowns of All Time

As the show that officially kicks off awards season, the Golden Globes is a momentous event. From the awards themselves to the speeches to the after …

Red Carpet

"All Lives Matter" is now being used against abortion rights

Opponents of the Black Lives Matter movement often use the phrase "all lives matter" to dismiss activists' concerns about police violence against black Americans. But now lawmakers in Missouri, where the Black Lives Matter movement began, are using the phrase in anti-abortion legislation.<p>Rep. Mike …

Rights & Freedoms

Long Live the Chief - Jidenna

Goddess - Photographs by Caleb Cain Marcus | LensCulture

Ostensibly, Caleb Cain Marcus’ new book, <i>Goddess</i>, is about a 1,500-mile trip along the Ganges river. Whether visible in each photograph or not, it is the river that runs through and binds together the project, guiding us from spectral, heaven-reaching stalks (photo 2 above) to hazy modern …

Surreal Painted Faces Make Us Question What We Are Seeing

Moscow-based photographer Alexander Khokhlov explores the visually transformative power of paint and makeup in his <i>2D or not 2D</i> and <i>Angry Beards</i> projects. Both bodies of work are part of the photographer's overarching <i>Art of Face</i> series that includes an ever-growing collection of beauty shots …

National Geographic's Best Wild Animal Photos of 2008 - CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES (7 photos)

<b>“Animal Behavior: All Other Animals” Winner</b> I guess these guys just can't get along. “Deadlock” was captured in the dead of night in a Belizean rain forest by David Maitland of the UK. A rare Morelet's tree frog doggedly refused to become dinner for a cat-eyed snake. “I would love to have seen them …

For black students at Texas, Supreme Court remarks are a burden added

As a chemical engineering major who aced high school science courses and was a regional leader in the National Society of Black Engineers, becoming a physics tutor at the University of Texas at Austin came easily to Claiborne Jones.<p>But students never seemed to seek his help.<p>"People I was tutoring …

InStyle's 2015 Style 100: The Year in Fashion Hits, Misses, and Hashtags

Over the past 12 months the headline-making fashion news has been coming nonstop: an Oscars-gown heist, a parade of celebrity burlesque, and all …

Red Carpet

Courageous Cancer Patient Recreates the "Birth of Venus"

Washington DC-based portrait photographer Jonathan Thorpe captures an incredible image of his friend and model Heather Byrd, in which the young woman (who also happens to be a cancer patient) is at the center of a thought-provoking recreation of Botticelli's <i>Birth of Venus</i>. Standing in as the …

CNN’s ugly, racial victim blaming: A sad low in Freddie Gray coverage

CNN calls Freddie Gray “the son of an illiterate heroin addict,” in latest example of media double standards<p>When black Americans are killed by police, the media has a long history of digging for any dirt it can find on the victims. In doing so, the media often implies that the victim bares some …

NASA satellites reveal something startling about the future of food on Earth

And what better perspective than from space?<p>Climate change due to human activity is causing visible shifts on our planet, and NASA is uniquely positioned to observe these effects.<p>"If we continue on our current course, it's going to be hard to feed this planet because it's so hot," Ellen Stofan, …

First officer goes on trial in Freddie Gray death

<b>Baltimore, Maryland (CNN) —</b> The first of six city police officers went on trial Monday in a closely watched case involving a 25-year-old black prisoner who died after being shackled and placed without a seat belt in a Baltimore City police van.<p>The April 19 death of Freddie Gray made him a symbol of …

After Planned Parenthood Shooting, Obama Again Calls For Action On Guns

Though he said an "honest debate" about abortion in the United States is valid, President Obama, following the shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado, again called for action on guns.<p>In his first news conference since Friday's deadly shootings at that Planned Parenthood clinic Friday, …

White killers go to Burger King: Race, Planned Parenthood and our diseased white privilege

<b>(AP/Reuters)</b><p>White shooters live and maybe get a Whopper on the way to jail. Black suspects don’t get the same royal treatment<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>December 1, 2015 8:30pm (UTC)<p>Privilege consists of unearned advantages. Privilege is a system of power relationships. And privilege consists of all of the …

Planned Parenthood

The steep cost of incarceration on women of color

For Debra Henderson, love has come with a hefty price tag.<p>Her ex-husband was incarcerated multiple times, her boyfriend was recently released after serving seven months for a felony and her son has had a few brushes with the law. In all, Henderson, who is 40 and makes $60,000 a year working at an …

Huckabee: Pro-Lifers Should Denounce Planned Parenthood Shooter If Motivation Was Undercover Videos

"If one violent nut claimed to be acting on behalf of the pro-life cause then he will be rightfully repudiated and condemned. But that doesn't exonerate Planned Parenthood for its own reprehensible past actions."<p>Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says the anti-abortion community should publicly …

People's racist Facebook comments are ending up on billboards near their homes

Racist commenters beware: Your words might show up in your own backyard.<p>A new campaign in Brazil is plastering billboards with racist Facebook comments. The point is not to expose anyone but to educate people that their words have a real impact.<p>The campaign, "Virtual racism, real consequences," is …

First police trial in Freddie Gray killing begins with jury selection

BALTIMORE (Reuters) - Jury selection began on Monday in the trial of the first of six police officers charged in the April death of a black man from an injury in police custody that set off rioting in Baltimore and inflamed the U.S. debate on race and justice.<p>Baltimore Police officer William Porter …

Justice

How to talk to anyone: the experts' guide

Handle awkward date silences, end a conversation with a stranger – plus chat to your children, your parents and your boss. Our panel shares their secrets<p>Children often don’t have the words to say what they’re feeling, and they don’t always understand what we’re looking for when we ask them …

Tumors

This Detox Lemonade Will Help You Feel Much Better Post Holiday Feast

Feeling bloated, nauseous, and blah? Not anymore.<p>After Thanksgiving, it's easy to feel gross. We indulge in 4,500 calories during the feast—our bods aren't ready for it. But while there's not a ton of prep you can do for the large-and-in-charge meal, you <i>can</i> make yourself feel better. How? With a …

Detox

The Black Friday Backlash Has Only Just Begun

Here's how some retailers are pushing back against this terrible Thanksgiving retail tradition.<p><b>So, that happened:</b> Black Friday, once the day retailers celebrated finally being "in the black," has for a long while been known for something much worse -- an annual post-Thanksgiving retail Bacchanal of …

Princess Charlotte: Royal baby pictured at six months in new images taken by Kate Middleton

Photographs taken by Duchess of Cambridge showing her second child howling with laughter as she snaps away are released by Kensington Palace<p>Laughing while sat playing with a cuddly toy dog, Princess Charlotte looks pretty in pink in new pictures released to mark her six-month milestone.<p>The two …

Abortion Rights Leader Nails Hypocrisy Of Anti-Abortion Activists

You can't promote violence and then act surprised when it really happens.<p>An abortion rights leader is calling out anti-abortion activists who spread lies about -- or incite violence against -- abortion providers, then act appalled when violence actually transpires.<p>Ilyse Hogue, president of advocacy …

10 Easy Brunch Recipes To Impress Your Guests

The Thanksgiving feast may be over, but your houseguests will still be hungry. Don't stress yourself out by being a short order cook. Most of these brunch recipes can be made in advance, and <i>all</i> of them have some serious "wow-factor."<p><b>1. Drunken Caramel French Toast</b><p>Golden caramel, buttery challah and …