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Senate confirms Jeff Sessions as attorney general

The Senate on Wednesday confirmed Jeff Sessions as the next attorney general, following a bitter debate in the chamber that saw Republicans formally rebuke Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) for the manner in which she criticized her colleague from Alabama.<p>Sessions, a four-term U.S. senator, was the …

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Japanese gaming chair is blowing up on online retail sites and Twitter

If it looks like a chair and acts like a chair, but has over two million on back order, <b>is it really just any ol’ chair</b>?<p><b>There is nothing gamers love</b> …

Rise above: will Donald Trump's America trigger a punk protest renaissance?

Many view rock as a dated genre, but some bands are hoping to channel their punk predecessors and embody the US’s collective sense of post-election unrest<p>Since the election, the Kominas have been getting the same curious request. The east coast punk band keeps being asked, by film-makers and …

Thousands take to the streets to protest Trump win

<b>(CNN) —</b> They chanted anti-Donald Trump slogans. They flooded city streets. They gathered near the White House, disheartened and dismayed.<p>"Not my President, not today," many across the nation yelled.<p>In cities from Boston to Los Angeles, thousands of demonstrators gathered Wednesday night in protest …

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Indications of apprehensiveness

In this short story, discover the life of a 17 year old girl named Alex who clearly stands out from her peers due to her awkward yet interesting …

The Walking Dead renewed by AMC for an 8th season

Without even a single episode of season 7 airing, AMC has renewed their hit zombie survival drama series The Walking Dead for an eighth season.<p>Fans …

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The Walking Dead Season 7 Photos Go Behind the Scenes of the Premiere

If you watched the Season 7 premiere of <i>The Walking Dead</i>, odds are, you’re still reeling. But if you’re not busy insisting that you’ll never tune in …

'The Walking Dead' premiere broke a 2016 Twitter record

LOS ANGELES — <i>The Walking Dead</i> just set a Twitter record.<p>The AMC show's Sunday night Season 7 debut was the most-tweeted TV episode of 2016, not …

Everything That Happened on the Brutal Season Premiere of The Walking Dead

Television will never be the same again.<p>After leaving fans with a terrifying cliffhanger last April, <i>The Walking Dead</i> returned on Sunday night to finish the job—and television will never be the same again.<p><b>*SPOILERS BELOW.*</b><p>The bloody and gruesome premiere picked up right where the finale left off, …

At third debate, Trump won’t commit to accepting election results if he loses

LAS VEGAS — A defiant Donald Trump used the high-profile setting of the final presidential debate here Wednesday night to amplify one of the most explosive charges of his candidacy: that if he loses the election, he might consider the results illegitimate because the process is rigged.<p>Questioned …

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Bad Brains nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, punk fans stunned

‘The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’ (precise location known by few) has long been a bit of a joke, instantly bringing to mind the image of a dad …

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‘The history of punk was always HIS story’: the women rewriting rock

Music memoirs by artists such as Chrissie Hynde and Viv Albertine have taken the publishing world by storm, satisfying a hunger for less-told rock tales and changing our idea of what it means to be an ‘older woman’<p>In 2010, at a Welsh literary festival, an editor got chatting to a 55-year-old woman. …

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Iggy Pop’s raw power fueled a wild show of crowdsurfing and pure punk

NEW YORK CITY — Iggy Pop is still fueled by raw power.<p>The man born James Newell Osterberg Jr. 68 years ago took the United Palace Theatre stage like …

Go Behind the Scenes of the Ramones First Tour [Photos]

Danny Fields, the legendary band's first manager, gives us the dish on new photo book 'My Ramones,' the band's real leanings, and punk turning 40.<p>Danny says the song wasn't <i>really</i> written about him. "It originally was 'Tommy Says,'" the Ramones first manager tells me, "because he was their de facto …

Punk mainstays NOFX add best-selling book to achievements

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Punk rock mainstays NOFX have been defying music industry trends for three decades. Now the band's members can add a new achievement to their unlikely success story: Best-selling authors.<p>The collaborative autobiography "Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories" reached No. 9 on …

Scenes From a Punk Rock and Storytelling Show, for Deaf People

At its best, punk rock relies on an admixture of velocity, attitude and volume — which is exactly what made last night’s Deaf Club event a smash success. The show, held at the Knockdown Center in Maspeth, Queens, a former door factory turned interdisciplinary arts space, was curated by the Los …

A Personal History Of L.A. Punk: 'It Was A Free-For-All For Outcasts'

As a co-founder of the band X, John Doe helped define the punk scene that emerged in Los Angeles in the late 1970s. Doe tells <i>Fresh Air's</i> Terry Gross that punk was about breaking rules and challenging the norms of the existing music scene.<p>John Doe's new album, <i>The Westerner</i>, is out now.<p>"One of the …

The boys who brought punk to life: Ramones' first manager releases rare behind-the-scenes photos of the revolutionary band from their early days

More than 40 years ago, Joey, Johnny, Tommy and Dee Dee stepped on the stage of CBGB and changed the music world forever.<p>As artists tried to become …

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Explore the Early Days of the Ramones and The Rolling Stones in Two New Blockbuster Exhibitions

The weather in New York this week has been as tempestuous and shocking to the system as a good punk rock anthem, so it’s fitting that today the Queens Museum in Flushing Meadows Corona Park opens “Hey! Ho! Let’s Go: Ramones and the Birth of Punk,” an exhibition of all things Ramones that coincides …

Google expands self-driving car testing to Phoenix

Let's hope autonomous cars like the heat.<p>Capitalizing on the area's opportunities for extreme temperature testing, Google announced Thursday that it …

Punk Photographer Cynthia Connolly, "Banned in DC" but Welcomed in Denver

When Connolly was approaching her friends and peers in 1986 about getting photos for the future book, people had a difficult time grasping why anyone …

Weekend Rock Question: What’s the Best Punk Album of All Time?

Earlier this week, we published our list of the 40 greatest punk albums of all time. In case you missed the results, it was topped by the Ramones …

The Walking Dead: Chris Hardwick Reveals Who He Thinks Negan Killed

While there are fans upset that the identity of the person Negan killed in <i>The Walking Dead</i> will remain a mystery until season 7 premieres later this …

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