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Caribbean faces hard road to recovery after Irma's ravages

VARADERO, Cuba (Reuters) - From Cuba to Antigua, Caribbean islanders began counting the cost of Hurricane Irma on Sunday after the brutal storm left a trail of death, destruction and chaos from which the tourist-dependent region could take years to recover.<p>The Category 5 storm, which killed at …

End Of 'Wet-Foot, Dry-Foot' Means Cubans Can Join Ranks Of 'Undocumented'

There's a popular saying in Spanish — <i>O todos en la cama, o todos en el suelo.</i> It conveys a selfless commitment to equal treatment, and translates roughly like this: Either we all get the bed, or we all get the floor.<p>Among many immigrants in the U.S., there's been a feeling that when it comes to the …

Cuba’s nascent tech industry is growing fast

<b>Google's head of Cuba operations, Brett Perlmutter, and Alexis Leiva Machado, a Cuban sculptor, take a selfie at the entrance of a new Google technology center in Havana, Cuba, March 21, 2016. (AP/Ramon Espinosa)</b><p>As icy U.S.-Cuba relations begin to thaw, Cuba’s knowledge economy is waking up. But …

On Teaching Afro-Cubana Feminisms

Black and <i>mulata</i> women have participated in constructing Cubanidad (Cuban nationalism) since the beginning of the Cuban republic in 1902. However, the …

Imagining Warhol, Basquiat, Kahlo & Dali as Oracles

“Don’t be yourself. Be yourselves”, “Good work can come from bad habits”, and “Never make an appearance without controversy”, is a selection of fictional guidance offered by Cindy Sherman, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Salvador Dalí. By looking at three key elements of each artist’s life and work, …

It’s ACLU 1, Trump 0—and They’re Just Getting Started

Lee Gelernt looked both thrilled and disoriented. The American Civil Liberties Union lawyer, normally a household name only in his own household, had …

Immigration

Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life by Ruth Franklin review – beyond spooky

A sympathetic biography argues for a feminist reappraisal of a tortured genius of American gothic<p>“One who raises demons,” the writer Shirley Jackson once observed, “must deal with them.” Whether fiction could raise demons and deal with them remained for her an open question, one that drives Ruth …

Stephen King

#ShePersisted is more powerful as a rallying cry for women than #NastyWoman could ever be

With three sentences on the US Senate floor this week, US Republican majority leader Mitch McConnell handed president Donald Trump’s resistance its next battle cry.<p>Defending his decision to block—with a party-line vote—Elizabeth Warren from speaking Feb. 7 against the confirmation of Jeff Sessions …

Feminism

A history of sanctuary cities: How Black Americans protected fugitive slaves

Frederick Douglass called on free and enslaved people to defy state and federal laws that protected slavery<p>Barbara Krauthamer<p>February 9, 2017 4:00pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published on The Conversation.<p>Over the past few days, the national climate has grown increasingly tense over the …

22 Modern Prefab Companies That Every Homebuyer Can Rely On

To put it simply, prefab homes are fabulous. Quick to construct and easy to love, prefabs have historically been a favorite throughout the design community.<p>We believe that working with a company that you trust is imperative when building your dream home. Take a look at 22 top-tier, reliable prefab …

The Indian spy princess who died fighting the Nazis

She was a Muslim. A refugee. A princess. A guerrilla fighter, trained in bomb-making, sabotage and secret communications. But above all, she was a war hero.<p>Noor Inayat Khan was a British agent during World War II. And she made the ultimate sacrifice in the fight against fascism.<p>She was “a citizen …

At 79, David Hockney Isn't Keen On Parties, But Still Paints Every Day

Painter David Hockney once said, "It is very good advice to believe only what an artist <i>does</i>, rather than what he <i>says</i> about his work." On Thursday in London, a major retrospective at Tate Britain will give visitors the chance to see 60 years of the English artist's "doings."<p>Oils, acrylics, sketches, …

Madam C.J. Walker wasn’t just a positive force for African Americans. She also pioneered global black activism

Working with Marcus Garvey and others, she helped expand consciousness worldwide<p>Madam C.J. Walker is best known as the first African American female …

Amidst Everything Else, We're Now Dealing with a War on Science

All data must be patriotic!<p>WASHINGTON—The House of Representatives organized its committees on Tuesday, setting up the ground rules for the real mischief to come. One of these committees is the ironically named House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, and it is chaired by one Lamar Smith, …

An AI can use Google Street View to help you decide where to move

Machine learning is at its best when there’s way too much information for any human to comb through manually, like making high-volume stock trades or surfacing the best posts from hundreds of friends on Facebook.<p>Now one Estonia-based startup, Teleport, is using this idea, coupled with images from …

The Magic of Russian Photoshop Whiz Max Asabin

Max Asabin is a Russian hobbyist photo retoucher and digital artist who has been wowing the Internet as of late with his Photoshop skills. Many of …

Shipping container transforms with walls of glass in Argentina

From industrial to rustic<p>Fans of Philip Johnson’s Glass House take note: As it turns out, you too can have <i>something</i> like the modernist icon if you get a shipping container, paint it black, and replace the corrugated steel with sleek walls of glass. How’s the above example for inspiration?<p>Designed …

Shipping Containers

#LetLizSpeak: 'She persisted' becomes rallying cry for Warren supporters

<b>(CNN) —</b> "She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted."<p>That line, delivered by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to bar Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren from speaking, has become an instant classic and a powerful rallying cry for her supporters.<p>On Tuesday night, …

Mitch McConnell

How to access 375,000 beautiful, copyright-free images from New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art

The sumptuous lips of a 3,000-year-old Egyptian queen’s face, and the plump belly of a 9th-century Mexican baby, are now at your disposal.<p>New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art has released 375,000 images of works from its collection, with no restrictions on what you can do with them. The images, …

Women of America: we're going on strike. Join us so Trump will see our power

The ‘lean-in’ variety of feminism won’t defeat this administration, but a mobilization of the 99% will. On 8 March we will take to the streets<p>The massive women’s marches of 21 January may mark the beginning of a new wave of militant feminist struggle. But what exactly will be its focus? In our …

The rise of the midlife 'returnship': How adult internships are propelling women back to work

Sad, frustrating but true: women still find it harder to reach the boardroom than men. It’s not so much a glass ceiling, as a concrete one, as women who have reached a senior level but then taken time off – to have children, care for elderly parents or live abroad – find it almost impossible to get …

How To Plant Succulents in Containers

Easy-to-plant succulents survive both drought and heat; they practically take care of themselves!<p>Easy-to-plant succulents—from every variety of cacti …

After the Women's March: six mass US demonstrations to join this spring

Organizers across the US are riding the momentum of the post-inauguration march to mobilize in solidarity with scientists, immigrants, LGBT people and more<p>Hope your feet aren’t sore yet, because come spring, there are major nationwide marches planned for nearly every weekend.<p>After the success of …

Women's March on Washington

Incredible images from DJI's SkyPixel 2016 aerial photography competition

Incredible images from SkyPixel 2016 competition<p><i>SkyPixel, DJI's online aerial photo sharing platform, has shared the winners of its 2016 photo</i> …

A Bunch Of European TV Shows Are Mocking Donald Trump With Spoof Tourism Ads

“Sixty percent of Americans think that Portugal is a province of Spain. They probably voted for you."<p>Satirical TV shows across Europe are trying to woo U.S. President Donald Trump. In a way.<p>They’re using hilarious spoof tourism ads to persuade him to put their nations “second” (because he has …

Once again, the ACLU takes its place on the front lines of a liberal resistance

Lawyers aren't usually this popular, but these weren't your usual lawyers. Outside the federal courthouse in Brooklyn last weekend, a crowd of hundreds throbbed with jittery energy, chanting like soccer fans as they awaited the end of a court hearing inside, clearly favoring one side: "A-C-L-U, we …

USDA removes animal welfare reports from its website

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Agriculture Department has removed animal welfare inspection reports, enforcement records and other information about the treatment of animals from its website, citing privacy and other laws.<p>Tanya Espinosa, a spokeswoman for USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, …

"Body Marbling" Is Body Painting's Trippy Cousin

This UV-reactive paint dip will turn your skin into a work of glowing art.<p>What happens when traditional Turkish paper art meets body painting and rave culture? Just ask Black Light Visuals, creators of a blacklight-reactive body marbling technique that’s making waves in the festival scene.<p>Body …

Rosa Parks' Birthday: 5 Things You May Not Know About Civil Rights Icon

NBCBLK<p>She didn’t know it at the time but December 1, 1955 would be the day that would put her name in history books. That was the day when Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger.<p>Her act of resistance that day unleashed a movement that helped to end legal segregation in the …