Melissia Lenox

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After 60 years, Kendrick Lamar has brilliantly brought pop to the Pulitzer

Perhaps the most obvious question provoked by the news that Kendrick Lamar has been awarded the Pulitzer prize for music for his 2017 album Damn is not “why?” but rather “what took you so long?”<p>It has been 60 years since the birth of modern pop music, a period of time during which said modern pop …

Rap & Hip-Hop

John Krasinski And Emily Blunt Are Fine With Not Being Avengers, But There’s Still Room For Them In The Marvel Cinematic Universe

John Krasinski is enjoying a new, unexpected level of success with his horror movie <i>A Quiet Place</i>. And he’s aware that if he were cast as Captain America years ago, he’d never have a chance at the passion projects he’s worked on post-<i>The Office</i>. Same goes with his wife, Emily Blunt, who shares the …

Fears of more violence rise in Gaza ahead of tire-burning protest

GAZA CITY — Young Palestinians in the Gaza Strip ferried carts of tires to the fence with Israel on Thursday, stacking them to be burned in a demonstration dubbed the “Friday of Tires” and sparking concerns of violence a week after the bloodiest day in Gaza since a 2014 war.<p>At a demonstration point …

Israel

Blockers is a solid raunch comedy that dares to let its teen girl characters be great

The better-than-average studio comedy also stars John Cena, Leslie Mann, and Ike Barinholtz as meddling parents. But they’re not its biggest draw.<p>There are a few different comedic subgenres lurking in <i>Blockers</i>: a raunchfest, a teen caper, a slapsticky parenting farce, a sex comedy, and a full-on …

Good luck leaving your Uber driver less than five stars

Have you ever given an Uber driver five stars who didn’t deserve it? If you’ve ever taken any ride-hailing service, the answer is probably yes.<p>Uber asks riders to give their drivers a rating of one to five stars at the end of each trip. But very few people make use of this full scale. That’s …

Gig Economy

A librarian discovered the secret codes used by elderly library-goers

A librarian has given the Twittersphere an insight into the world of elderly library-goers and their mysterious ways.<p>Twitter user and library-worker …

Artificial intelligence is quickly becoming as biased as we are

When you perform a Google search for every day queries, you don’t typically expect systemic racism to rear its ugly head. Yet, if you’re a woman searching for a hairstyle, that’s exactly what you might find.<p>A simple Google image search for ‘women’s professional hairstyles’ returns the …

The 20 Best Places to Go in 2018

These destinations are spectacular—and affordable.<p><b>The 20 Best Places to Go in 2018</b><p><b>By Megan Leonhardt and Kerri Anne Renzulli</b><p>Whether you dream of …

Travel

Trump: DOJ response to document requests 'an embarrassment to our country!'

President Donald Trump derided the Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation on Monday for "slow walking" requests for documents by congressional Republicans, calling it "an embarrassment to our country!"<p>"So sad that the Department of ‘Justice’ and the FBI are slow walking, or even not …

Donald Trump

To The Man With A Megaphone Who Preached At Me As I Entered Planned Parenthood

I would like to start by saying that I admire your passion.<p>I can see that you have strong feelings about issues involving women’s reproductive health, so in some ways you and I share some common ground. However, I think you are horribly misguided in both your thoughts and actions, and I would like …

Trump tweets "DACA is dead" after spending Easter slamming Mexico, Democrats

President Trump continued his tirade against Mexico and Democrats, declaring that the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program …

For Israel, there’s little political cost to killing Palestinians

<i>Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today's WorldView newsletter.</i><p><b>This weekend in Gaza, Palestinians buried their dead after</b> Israeli soldiers killed at least 18 Palestinian …

Israel

501 Days of Trump & Co. Stealing America Blind

<b>On the day</b> he took the oath of office, Donald Trump delivered two messages about what to expect from his administration. First came the lofty promise …

Report: Trump, GOP Seriously Considering Reparations to Attract Black Voters

Faced with declining polls and widespread losses in the 2018 midterm congressional elections, multiple media outlets report that the Republican …

Ousted Veterans Secretary Shulkin: There was 'no reason for me to resign'

The former head of Veterans Affairs says White House claims that he resigned are wrong. And the terms of his departure could impact his replacement.<p>WASHINGTON — David Shulkin maintained Sunday that he was fired as secretary of Veterans Affairs and did not resign, despite such claims from the White …

Donald Trump

Bannon's revenge: How globalism went from a mainstream ideology to the far-right's favorite smear

With the departures of Gary Cohn, Rex Tillerson and H.R. McMaster, Trump has effectviely purged his cabinet of globalists.<p>“Come on dude!!!...end of the globalists !!!” crowed Steve Bannon, the deposed chief political advisor to the president and former Breitbart editor recently. Bannon’s …

Donald Trump

This new privacy tool would speed up your internet, too

It's no joke how much data your internet service provider can collect about you. A new service from Cloudflare aims to change that.<p>These days, you may wish you had a magic switch you could flip to keep your data more secure.<p>The misuse of Facebook user data by Cambridge Analytica is only the latest …

Privacy

Gaza's Passover massacre

The Passover massacre in Gaza was by no means an exception in the long history of Palestinian resistance.<p>For decades Zionists have blamed the Palestinians for Israel's ongoing colonial project. "If only the Palestinians had a Mahatma Gandhi," many Israeli liberals have exclaimed, "then the …

DVSN Mood Live in the 1Xtra Live Lounge

Maggie Rogers: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

Kelly seeks to reassure White House staff, pledges 'no immediate personnel changes'

White House chief of staff John Kelly met with administration staff on Friday morning to reassure them there would be "no immediate personnel …

Donald Trump

Brazilians mourn slain politician and demand justice for her death

<b>(CNN) —</b> Thousands of angry and distraught Brazilians have taken to the streets to protest and mourn the shooting death of Marielle Franco, a Rio de Janeiro councilwoman and a prominent critic of police killings in shantytowns.<p>Franco and her driver Anderson Pedro Gomes were killed Wednesday night in …

Rights & Freedoms

As rumors of an exodus swirl, White House pushes back

WASHINGTON (AP) — With whispers of a staffing purge permeating the West Wing, the White House pushed back Friday and insisted that reports of tumult and imminent departures are overblown.<p>Chief of staff John Kelly, himself the subject of rumors that his days are numbered, assured a group of staffers …

Donald Trump

Russia to expel UK diplomats as crisis over nerve toxin attack deepens

ASTANA/LONDON (Reuters) - Russia is set to expel British diplomats in retaliation for Prime Minister Theresa May's decision to kick out 23 Russians as relations with London crashed to a post-Cold War low over an attack involving a military-grade nerve agent on English soil.<p>After the first known …

Russia

Dude lands a job by making this super catchy rap video instead of a cover letter

This copywriter's cover letter sets a pretty high standard for job applications.<p>Chase Zreet applied to work on the Sprite account at Wieden+Kennedy, …

In Junot Diaz's 'Islandborn,' A Curious Child Re-Creates Her Dominican Roots

Junot Díaz wanted to write a children's book for more than 20 years. In the meantime, he wrote several grown-up books, including <i>The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao</i>, which won a Pulitzer Prize in 2008. He also won a MacArthur "Genius" Grant, among other accolades.<p>Now he has finished that children's …

Books

East vs west -- the myths that mystify | Devdutt Pattanaik

My failed mission to find God -- and what I found instead | Anjali Kumar

Atheism 2.0 | Alain de Botton