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The 9 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Every week, we highlight the cream of the crop in music through our Best Music of the Week column.<p>Here's our round up of the best tracks and music …

Perspective with Alison Smith: Rwanda’s Hidden History: Investigation of a Second Genocide – April 15, 2018

Author and journalist <b>Judi Rever</b> speaks about her new book, "In Praise of Blood: The Crimes of the Rwandan Patriotic Front," in which she investigates …

Your Coachella Money Is Going to a Right-Wing Billionaire Who Funded Anti-LGBT and Anti-Marijuana Causes

Think twice before donning that flower crown.<p>This weekend, hordes of music lovers and teepee enthusiasts will descend on Indio, California, for the …

Hate iTunes as much as we do? Here’s how to give it the ax

In recent years, smartphones have relied less and less on local music and video, and iPhones and other Apple devices no longer need iTunes to be set …

In Conversation with Laolu Senbanjo on Damien Hirst and Cultural Appropriation

<b>DIASPORA</b>—Nigerian visual artist, <b>Laolu Senbanjo</b>, shared with <i>OkayAfrica</i> an open letter yesterday as a response to British artist, <b>Damien Hirst</b>, calling …

Art

Africa's research universities can help to drive an urban agenda

Africa is becoming rapidly more urban. This has created a number of connected economic, social, political, infrastructural and environmental …

Why the African Union must press ahead with a business and human rights policy

The African Union (AU) is developing a policy designed to hold companies to account by setting down guidelines on how they should conduct business on …

Zuma’s attack on capital is digging SA into a deeper hole

Senior Lecturer, UCT Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town<p>Lecturer of Finance and Doctor of Philosophy Candidate, specializing in …

House Republican 'bewildered' by ObamaCare vote

Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs said Saturday he’s ‘bewildered’ by fellow House Republicans not keeping their promises on health care, following their vote Thursday to replace ObamaCare.<p>“They just passed a bill and they’re claiming it’s a repeal, but it’s not a repeal. And they’re going to send it to the …

GOP Governor Laughs At GOP Plan For People With Pre-Existing Conditions

John Kasich wouldn't pretend that the proposed funding for "high-risk pools" is adequate.<p>Republicans are having a hard time defending the way their health care plan would weaken protections for people with pre-existing conditions. They got no help on Sunday from one of their own, Ohio Gov. John …

Health Care

This is a bike-lovers dream office to work in

When SRAM Corporation, a global bicycle component manufacturer, wanted to create a new headquarters, they turned to Perkins+Wills for the …

Double Vision: Meet the Pairs of Twins Who Are Revolutionizing African Fashion (PHOTOS)

Say goodbye to the Olsen twins-- and hello to these sibling pairs, who are bringing their own unique vision to the world of African-influenced fashion.<p>You may not know their names yet, but it won't be long until you do, because these young people are talented and creative. They are twins, of …

Tworlds App Connects Anonymous people Across the Globe

I must confess to not being especially riveted by the prospect of knowing what people like myself are thinking about or doing clear across the globe right this very second — especially if I do not now, nor ever will, get to know them.<p>So, initially I was a little reluctant towaste my time withtry …

Apps

Elaenia

Floating Points is the musical project of London’s Sam Shepherd, who spent five years piecing together this debut album while working toward a PhD in …

'OITNB's' Laverne Cox get's 'Rocky Horror' role

Fox's <i>Rocky Horror Picture Show</i> has its Dr. Frank-N-Furter: <i>Orange Is the New Black</i>'s Laverne Cox.<p>The network Wednesday announced the casting of Cox in the re-imagining of the 1975 cult film classic that is scheduled to run in fall 2016.<p>The casting adds weight to Fox's commitment to the project, …

The 'poetic mystery' of the world's leading dancers - CNN Style

Written by Benazir Wehelie, CNN<p>The photo book "Lois Greenfield: Moving Still" is not merely a documentation of dance. It is an experience in which the content of each and every image is a moment, an expression, a movement, just waiting to be unwrapped.<p>The title of the work is somewhat of a …

These 20 Music Festival Photos Chronicle a Half-Century of Style

From Woodstock to Coachella, they offer a revealing look at the evolution of men's fashion.<p>A common refrain in fashion is that men's style is more evolution than revolution. Lapel widths widen and narrow, trouser hems flare and contract, and pocket squares come and go—but the fundamentals of …

American Tragic

“Severely Yours” makes a great title for the twisted love songs on Wax Idols’ new <i>American Tragic</i>. Where goth-punk goddess Hether Fortune is …

Chris Cornell Reimagines Soundgarden Classics at Stripped-Down Solo Show

Singer Chris Cornell turned up at New York’s Beacon Theatre for his sold-out concert last night — the first of two at the venue, part of a U.S. tour …

Morrissey Explains Demonic Theme of Novel ‘List of the Lost’

Morrissey‘s debut novel <i>List of the Lost</i> arrives on U.K. bookshelves today, and the singer released a statement to his unofficial website/official …

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AmpMe connects phones and tablets to create one giant speaker

A free app that makes a lot of noise<p>There are lots of ways to use your phone to fill a room with sound, from using wireless speakers to throwing your phone in a bowl. But every once in a while we all find ourselves in a situation where none of those options are at our fingertips. A new company …

Apps

How the brain encodes time and place

When you remember a particular experience, that memory has three critical elements — what, when, and where. MIT neuroscientists have now identified a …

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Southern Hemisphere’s Largest Solar Power Plant Set to Go Online

A project in the Australian Outback that will more than double the country’s large-scale solar output should begin generating its initial power as …

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Benin collection drive nets over 20 tons of e-waste

Benin collection drive nets over 20 tons of e-waste<p>MTN and Ericsson’s electrical and electronic equipment waste (e-waste) collection and awareness …

Hong Kong to Build $550M E-Waste Recycling Facility

The Hong Kong Environmental Protection Department has awarded ALBA Integrated Waste Solutions a $550 million contract to design, build and operate an …