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The show was supposed to bring black and white students together. It almost tore them apart.

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — From behind the curtain of the high school auditorium, miles from the university that the performers and most of the audience attended, Kinnawa Kaitibi marveled at the sight of a room filled with black faces.<p>It was October 2016, and this was the first step show that black …

Fraternities

French Toast Croque Madame Casserole

Finding just the right balance of sweet and savory can be tricky, but we've totally mastered it here. Each bite achieves a perfect combo of French …

Suspended – Medium

Did Annie Lennox Just Uncover a Scam Aimed at Unsigned Artists?

Former Eurythmics singer receives letter offering to help her break into music industry<p>Was Annie Lennox contacted by the world’s worst and dumbest …

Download 2,500 Beautiful Woodblock Prints and Drawings by Japanese Masters (1600-1915)

No one art form has done more to shape the world's sense of traditional Japanese aesthetics than the woodblock print. But not so very long ago, in …

Nightmarishly Beautiful Illustrations Of Reimagined Asian Myths

Fashion illustration and fashion design aren't exactly the same thing, since designs are used to make clothing but fashion illustrations often …

Portland's liberal image tempered by history as 'Skinhead City'

<b>Portland, Oregon (CNN) —</b> In this stereotyped mecca of liberal idealism lies a deep-seated subculture that just recently shocked the country: the white supremacist movement in Portland.<p>Not long ago, that phrase might have seemed oxymoronic. But a recent triple stabbing has cast a spotlight on the …

Rights & Freedoms

25 Obscure Bushcraft Skills for Survival

Bushcraft skills uses the natural materials around to get food, build shelter, and defend yourself. As a survivalist, you should not be content with …

Bushcraft

Wonderful & Strange: Why Viewers Love the Unsettling World of 'Twin Peaks'

The television phenomenon known as "Twin Peaks" began in 1990 with the naked corpse of a homecoming queen wrapped in plastic and found on a riverbank …

The Real Trouble With The GOP We're Too Distracted To Notice

How much can your philosophy be worth if you're constantly obliterating one of its core tenets? If I'm walking around preaching the gospel of Luis …

Donald Trump

This House Democrat called for Trump’s impeachment. Then the racist death threats began.

One caller says the Congress member should be lynched. Another leaves a voicemail promising, “You’ll be hanging from a tree.” Others used the n-word against him multiple times in the same message.<p>About two weeks ago, Rep. Al Green (D-TX) took to the floor of the House of Representatives and became …

The ‘fake news’ trope is making it harder to fight state-sanctioned violence in Asia

In Southeast Asia, a region full of young democracies, journalists and press freedom advocates are alarmed by politicians’ eager uptake of two cultural memes spawned by the Trump election and presidency — adviser Kellyanne Conway’s neologism “alternative facts” and the label “fake news”—in response …

Asia

Japanese family life is falling apart — and the reasons why go back to World War II

Saddled with long work hours and rising expenses, young Japanese couples are opting not to have kids. Even if they have the energy to start a family, many simply don't have the time.<p>As a result, spending shrinks on the small scale and the Japanese economy contracts on the large scale. Japan has …

Japan

The body is political, especially when it comes to women and their hair in South Korea

Seoul, South Korea<p>When former South Korean president Park Geun-hye appeared in court Tuesday (May 23) to plead not guilty to corruption charges, social media erupted at the sight of her usually immaculately coiffed hair pinned with two large barrettes. “Park Geun-hye hair” climbed to the third-most …

South Korea

A viral video of a politician and his suitcase shows what’s wrong with male entitlement in Korea

Kim Moo-sung, a 65 year-old Korean politician, arrived at Seoul’s Gimpo Airport on May 23 after returning from a trip to Japan. As he entered the arrivals hall, he smoothly and nonchalantly pushed his suitcase to a male assistant who was awaiting his return.<p>The video, which has gone viral in Korea, …

South Korea

Look Inside the Sketchbook of a World War II Soldier

Even with news of the Second World War congesting airwaves in 1942, 19-year-old Victor Lundy was optimistic about his future. He was studying at New …

History

A Jury Found This Man Not Guilty Of A Crime, Will Still Be Sent To Prison

A jury found Ramad Chatman innocent, but a Georgia judge ruled that his being accused was enough to land him in jail.<p>Ramad Chatman<p>A 24-year-old man …

See an Alarmingly Well-Preserved Human Head in a Jar at This Portuguese University

Though he died in 1841, Diogo Alves continues to serve face.<p>The first thing you’ll notice upon entering the anatomical theatre at the University of …

How real books have trumped ebooks

Books have always had a fetishistic quality to them, with their dusty secretiveness. Now, though, it feels like we’re living through a special moment in the history of book design and beautiful books are everywhere.<p>Take George Saunders’s <i>Lincoln in the Bardo</i>with its marmoreal endpapers or Peter …

Books

In their rush to become global, hipster-friendly cities risk creating spatial apartheid

The first thing I saw when stepping out of the taxi was a sign advertising craft beer, popular with hipsters everywhere. Sidewalk tables were occupied by attractive young people; a pleasant tableau of the multiracial middle classes eating wood-fired pizza and playing with their smart phones.<p>It …

Urbanism

‘Looking Like a Liar or a Fool’: What It Means to Work for Trump

WASHINGTON — President Trump has never shown any reluctance to sacrifice a surrogate to serve a short-term political need, so he apparently did not think twice this week about exposing a series of staff members to ridicule as he repeatedly shifted his explanation for firing James B. Comey, the …

Donald Trump

Schiff demands Trump turn over Comey 'tapes'

Senior House Democrats demanded on Friday that President Donald Trump turn over to Congress any tapes he might have made of his conversations with ousted FBI Director James Comey.<p>Reps. John Conyers and Elijah Cummings, the top Democrats on the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees, wrote to …

Donald Trump

Five Reasons the Comey Affair Is Worse Than Watergate

A journalist who covered Nixon’s fall 45 years ago explains why the current challenge to America may be more severe—and the democratic system less capable of handling it.<p>The tangled affair now known as Watergate began 45 years ago, before most of today’s U.S. population had even been born. (The …

British inventor builds a real-life Iron Man-like suit

The 'Daedalus suit' can reach altitudes of a few thousand feet and propel the user hundreds miles per hour.

United Kingdom

Venezuelan Protesters Fling 'Poopootov' Cocktails At Security Forces

“This is indeed foul.”<p>Things are really getting crappy in Venezuela ― to the point where protesters are flinging poop at security forces.<p>There has been a wave of protests in the South American country since April, with people demanding elections to end socialists’ two-decade rule. Adding fuel to …

Teargas

Everyone wants Chris Pratt’s FBI agent from ‘Parks & Rec’ to replace James Comey

With a reality TV star in the White House, a pro wrestler angling for a 2024 bid, and everyone from Oprah to Papa John being put out as a potential …

Joanna Lumley is right: Idris Elba shouldn’t play Bond – in fact, no one should

An emotionless character that belongs to a grotesque tradition should be shelved, and all speculation over who should play him needs to end<p>In an interview with the Radio Times this week, actor, documentarian, campaigner and city planner Joanna Lumley opined that Idris Elba, long rumoured to be the …

Prince Philip

Here’s the GOP celebrating the passage of the AHCA—notice anything strange?

Look at the picture below of President Donald Trump celebrating the passage of the American Healthcare Act on Thursday with GOP lawmakers in the …