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Britain's new £20 note will feature a visual artist

Feel like your graduate art show went pretty well and want to get your name out there? Why not submit yourself as the next person to grace Britain's £20 note? The Bank of England has announced plans for an artist to grace the new note, and it's throwing ideas open to the public.<p>The Bank is calling …

Jane Austen

Celebrate Memorial Day With A Free Mixtape Of Your Favorite Reggae/Hip-Hop Samples

All real hip-hop heds know that the roots of the genre lie in the Caribbean; that is, in dancehall and reggae. From the moment DJ Kool Herc first ran …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Paul Robeson: The story of how an American icon was driven to death to be told in film

The news that the British filmmaker Steve McQueen is to direct a biopic about Paul Robeson has been greeted with delight in many quarters – and yet …

5 Actors You Didn't Know Are Veterans

Each served before making it on the big screen.<p>In honor of Memorial Day, <i>The Hollywood Reporter</i> highlights five veterans-turned-actors that starred in …

Sebastian Vettel: I understood Nico Rosberg’s complaint to Lewis Hamilton

• Ferrari’s Vettel: ‘They are professionals – they know what they’re doing’ • ‘Lewis probably knows best, but I understood Nico’s complaint’ • Nico Rosberg: outburst against Lewis Hamilton was a mistake<p>Sebastian Vettel believes that Mercedes rivals Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg are professional …

Qatar Has Asked a U.S. Family if They Want Their Daughter's Alleged Killer Executed

A Pennsylvania family is being asked to decide on whether the alleged killer of their daughter should be put to death in the Gulf Arab state of Qatar.<p>…

Surprise! Hello Kitty Is Not a Cat

Hello Kitty! You have seen her on your eight-year-old cousin’s backpack and your college roommate’s tote bag (“I . . . uh, got this when I was younger!”), on a dress worn by Lady Gaga and the track list of Avril Lavigne’s most recent album. Hello Kitty has become something of a behemoth, reportedly …

Better Bait: How to Keep Crayfish Alive For Weeks

Crayfish are one of my favorite live baits for smallmouth bass in late spring and throughout summer. Rather than catch them as needed, I like to keep …

Travel Inspiration: Vacation Ideas, Where to Go - Condé Nast Traveler

NYC held the title for World's Tallest Building straight from 1890 to 1974. Get the last tickets to our walking tour with Untapped Cities history columnist, Benjamin Waldman: http://ow.ly/uWfOU

Caribbean states demand reparations from European powers for slave trade

Most of the Caribbean nations have adopted a single plan to solicit from former slaving nations an apology, more aid and damages for 300 years of slavery, which they say have hobbled their economies and public health<p>A coalition of Caribbean countries has unveiled its demands for reparations from …

Black History

Cortana: Microsofts Siri hat einen Namen

Mit dem Betriebssystem-Update auf Windows Phone 8.1 wird auch Microsoft seine Windows Phone-Modelle um einen sprachgesteuerte Assistentin erweitern …

Sir Alex Ferguson: 'I still have the belt used to beat me at school'

Sir Alex Ferguson reveals how he kept the belt used by his favourite teacher to keep him in line, saying he was inspired by Elizabeth Thomson's "gritty determination"<p>Sir Alex Ferguson has told how he retains a strange memento of his time as a Glaswegian schoolboy – the belt used to beat him when he …

Alex Ferguson

Pope Benedict resigned early to avoid clash with World Cup

Pope emeritus Benedict's brought his resignation forward a year so as not to clash with the 2014 World Cup, his private<p>The football World Cup taking place in Brazil this year indirectly prompted Benedict XVI to bring forward his resignation as pope by a year, his private secretary has …

Pope Benedict XVI

FA may increase racism and discrimination bans after Nicolas Anelka gets five-match suspension for quenelle

Football Association will discuss strengthening anti-discrimination sanctions again following failure to secure a ban of more than five matches for Nicolas Anelka<p>Greg Dyke has revealed the Football Association will discuss strengthening its anti-discrimination sanctions again following its failure …

Soccer

Sol Campbell slams 'racist' FA - 'If I was white I would have been England captain for 10 years'

Former Arsenal and Tottenham defender Sol Campbell suggests majority of England fans do not want a black leader<p>Sol Campbell has accused the Football Association of racism and claimed that if he had been white he would have captained <b>England</b> for more than 10 years.<p>The former Arsenal defender claimed …

Soccer

Porsche's first vehicle found in shed after a century

First vehicle was electric and made in 1898<p>The first Porsche ever made has been recovered from a shed in Austria where it sat for over 100 years. The vehicle is called the "Egger-Lohner electric vehicle, C.2 Phaeton model" — nicknamed the "P1" for short — and was created by Ferdinand Porsche …

Electric Vehicles

The 10 Transfers That Defined Sir Alex Ferguson's Manchester United Tenure

This list can only feature 10 of the 99 signings made by Sir Alex Ferguson during his remarkable career at Manchester United. By necessity, wonderful players who have made an enormous contribution to the club will be left off the list.<p>The criteria for making the selection come from a desire to …