Phil Aldridge

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Internalized Sexism and Star Wars: My Long-Overdue Apology to Luke Skywalker

<i>Whiny</i>. It’s the word I’ve used most often to describe Luke Skywalker and to explain, despite enjoying the <i>Star Wars</i> franchise, why I never saw what …

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Finally Explains The Force

<b>What is the Force?</b><p>While every Star Wars fan can probably quote a character or describe it vaguely, there’s no precise definition for the Force. The main reason is that before <i>The Last Jedi</i>, every movie has failed to explain it in much detail.<p>(NOTE: This article only covers the science of what the …

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Knights of the Old Republic 2 beat The Last Jedi to its best lesson

A classic game told a story that was years ahead of its time<p>“One quickly learns that the Jedi Code does not give all the answers,” Kreia says, setting the tone for <i>Knights of the Old Republic 2: The Sith Lords. “</i>If you are to truly understand then you will need the contrast, not adherence to a …

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Melania Trump Urges Adults to Teach Children About Cyberbullying 'By Our Own Example'

In her first appearance at a United Nations event, Melania Trump focused on issues facing the world’s children, urging adults to take the lead in …

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Stream: ASAP Ferg’s new album Always Strive and Prosper

Today, ASAP Ferg releases his new album, <i>Always Strive and Prosper</i>, through RCA. Spotify users can stream it in full below. It’s also available over …

Rihanna and Calvin Harris Have Reunited for a New Song

It's called "This Is What You Came For" and one person is really excited about it.<p>It's almost May, which means it's time to start thinking about which songs will drive you mad in competing for song of the summer. One early entry: Rihanna and Calvin Harris's new collaboration "This Is What You Came …

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10 Rock Albums Every Rap Fan Should Own

Hip-Hop can certainly exist as its own entity, but it is also important to remember the connection that it has to rock ‘n’ roll. The first rap video …

This Is What Kenny Is Actually Singing In The "South Park" Opening

Warning: Extremely provocative lyrics. But it's South Park... what did you expect?

10 Things We Learned About Aliens (and Hairspray) from Giorgio Tsoukalos’ AMA

Whether you know him by name—or even know how to pronounce his name—you’ve no doubt stumbled upon an episode of <i>Ancient Aliens</i> on the History Channel …

10 crazy numbers from the NBA's regular season

With the final NBA regular-season game in the books, here are 10 of the craziest statistics from a wild campaign:<p><b>10.1</b> - The Golden State Warriors' …

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20 Hilarious Memes About Drake And Madonna's Kiss

By now, you have seen the video of Madonna kissing Drake. This means you should also be aware that it was kind of like a car crash: hard to watch and …

Jesus Went to Hell: The Christian History Churches Would Rather Not Acknowledge

“It was Saturday that Jesus Christ went to Hell.”<p>This is one phrase that Christians, whether mainline or evangelical, Catholic or Protestant, will …

Theology

Playboy publishes never-before-seen nude pics of Madonna

Nude photos of a 21-year-old Madonna taken by photographer Martin H.M. Schreiber in 1979 are appearing for the first time in Playboy's May 2015 issue.<p>The black-and-white images were taken long before Madonna became the most colorful pop star on the planet, and will be included in Schreiber's new …

Islam Saved Jewry. A Historical Truth | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

by <i>David J Wasserstein</i><p><i>Islam saved Jewry. This is an unpopular, discomforting claim in the modern world. But it is a historical truth. The argument for</i> …

The Best Kendrick Lamar Songs

If there was ever any doubt about Kendrick, this year has proven that we're watching one of the all-time greats in real time.<p><i>Damn</i> is one of …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Seven Signs Your Boss Is A Weak Manager

Dear Liz,<p>I’m a big fan of yours and a student of human behavior, like you! I am interested in your opinion on the question ‘What makes a strong leader?’ At my job, I see managers who are very on top of things and have everything under control, and others who seem to be flying by the seat of their …

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18. Killer Mike - R.A.P Music

When people heard that southern rap legend Killer Mike and New York underground rap king El-P were collaborating on an album, it seemed like there …

Green Bay Packers: 3 free agents they should sign

While most people around the country are focused on how their brackets are doing, the Green Bay Packers and their management staff are still focused …

NFL

9 Reasons Guys Love Giving You Oral

One man wants to set the record straight about giving back in bed<p>It has come to my attention that there is a terrible rumor going around about men: that we're selfish in bed. Hey, I'll admit, there's not a man I know who will decline oral sex from a woman he fancies. I mean, it's a blowjob! It's …

The Classic Cocktails That Every Woman Should Know

7 drinks that serve as the perfect go-to for every lady.<p>You walk into a bar, go up to the bartender, and...draw a blank. So many bottles, so many options, but what do you <i>want?</i> The 7 classics that serve as the perfect go-to:<p>Gimlet<p><b>For those who always order:</b> gin and tonics<p><b>What it's made with:</b> gin, …

Graveyard of Giant Lemurs Discovered Underwater in Madagascar

Bones found deep inside a cave offer an unprecedented look at the ancient primates, some as big as gorillas.<p>Deep below the surface of a water-filled cave in Madagascar, divers and paleontologists have uncovered a boneyard full of extinct giant lemurs.<p>Hundreds of bones dot the silty bottom of Aven …

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What if the universe had no beginning?

Reports of the death of the Big Bang have been greatly exaggerated. Big Bang theory is alive and well. At the same time, our universe may not have a …

Stick-On Tattoo Measures Blood Sugar Without Needles

Sweet news for diabetics<p>Diabetics often prick their fingers up to eight times a day to check their blood sugar. Researchers have long looked for a solution that provides constant monitoring without being so invasive, and researchers at the University of California San Diego have come up with a new …

Despite Stunning Loss, Packers Still Loaded for Another Run Next Year

Losses like the Green Bay Packers' collapse in Sunday's NFC Championship Game are liable to haunt a franchise long after the initial damage.<p>Like a bad dream, foundation-rattling defeats can leave a collection of individuals groggy upon awakening, with the line between reality and fantasy blurred …

Unusual X-ray signals could reveal dark matter

Dark matter remains one of the most mysterious elements of the universe, because it's completely invisible to us. It neither emits nor absorbs light, so we can't observe it directly -- not even if we use our most powerful telescope. A team of researchers believe that they've come across important …

This scientist solved the mystery of belly button lint

Look in your belly button at the end of the day, and you might find a loosely packed tuft of soft lint. For many people, belly button lint is a normal fact of life.<p>it all has to do with stomach hair<p>But take a second to consider it and it might seem more mysterious. Where does the lint come from? …

Best 50 albums of 2014

From One Direction to Taylor Swift and Future Islands, our countdown of 2014's best 50 albums<p><b>50</b> <b>One Direction</b> Four <br>"Imagine five little English Bruce Springsteens in check shirts, jeans and T-shirts, fists aloft, roaring declarations of lusty young love in the back of an open top car driving through …