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Empire State Of Mind: 5 Things Empire Gets Wrong About Hip Hop

Television’s first great hour-long musical drama of 2015, <i>Empire</i>, has become a water cooler conversation initiator after making its debut in early …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Missing Valentine's Day date last seen arguing with boyfriend

A 28-year-old woman who disappeared after a night out celebrating Valentine's Day at a popular Costa Mesa nightclub was seen early the following morning arguing with her boyfriend, authorities in Orange County said they've been told.<p>The latest clue in the search for Erica Alonso came from another …

Orange County

“50 Shades” of Confederate grey: Why the Christian right is losing power over Southern morality

Evangelical authorities are calling for a boycott of the film, but Southern moviegoers haven’t gotten the message<p>The release last week of BDSM blockbuster "50 Shades of Grey" has left many voices on the Christian right predictably incensed.<p>One writer at the Christian Post, for example, warns …

The NSA and GCHQ hacked a SIM card maker to steal your data

MIKI Yoshihito<p>In a new report from <i>The Intercept</i>, the NSA and GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters) hacked into Dutch SIM card manufacturer Gemalto’s computers back in April 2010. The two government agencies, along with the Mobile Handset Exploitation Team (MHET), stole an immeasurable …

Surveillance

5 Ways to Invest Smarter at Any Age

The key is settling on the right stock/bond mix and sticking to your guns. Here's how.<p><i>Welcome to Day 4 of MONEY’s 10-day Financial Fitness program.</i> …

Kanye West Slams Ex Amber Rose: I Had To Take ’30 Showers’ After Dating Her

The Yeezus musician/entrepreneur backed Team Kardashian in the Amber Rose feud, saying, “If Kim had dated me when I wanted, there would be no Amber …

From ‘No, Ma’am’ to ‘No Comment’ : How the GOP Has Shifted on Obama Fears

Since 2008, the issues of race, religion, and “otherness” have been constant storylines about Barack Obama, first as a candidate and then as a two-term president. But there’s one big difference between 2008 and the latest firestorm over Rudy Giuliani saying, among other things, that Obama doesn’t …

Government

Your iPhone has been hacked by the NSA

That iPhone in your hands? It’s been compromised by the National Security Agency through its SIM card, and government spies can access your phone through a backdoor installed on it without even needing a court order.<p>Sound scary? It is, and it’s the latest bombshell to be dropped by American …

Bill O’Reilly’s humiliating bust: Does Fox News have guts to suspend its own serial exaggerator?

Mother Jones shows Fox host has his own “Brian Williams problem.” Now we’ll learn whether Fox cares about “truth”<p>Bill O’Reilly was predictably sanctimonious about the troubles of NBC’s Brian Williams – sanctimony shot with schadenfreude is the best kind of high for the Fox bully. So when Mother …