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Africa’s great awakening: Amid capitalist plunder and environmental catastrophe, a new consciousness rises

Beneath the Sudan crisis lies the same old story of Western pity and greed. Africans aren’t so easily fooled<p>You can’t possibly summarize the history of modern Africa in 30 seconds, but the guy we hear talking at the beginning of Hubert Sauper’s film “We Come as Friends” does a pretty good job. He’s …

Roland Emmerich’s White-Washed ‘Stonewall’ Gets A Parody Trailer

If you’re at all familiar with the Stonewall riots (and if you’re not, it’s cool, fake it and bear with me), several names should be familiar: Storme DeLarverie, Miss Major, Sylvia Rivera. Leaders of the riot, all three are people of color (the latter two were also trans women), yet each and every …

Transwomen

A Bush Has a New Theory on Who Lost Iraq

Jeb Bush had the effrontery or the obtuseness (I like to think the latter) to accuse the Obama administration (read Hillary Clinton) of turning a blind eye to the spread of ISIS in Iraq and Syria. In a speech on August 11, Mr. Bush said, "ISIS grew while the U.S. disengaged from the Middle East and …

Jamaica's first public gay pride event a symbol of change: 'It felt liberating'

Early August is a special time for Jamaicans. The Emancipendence holidays celebrate both the end of slavery in 1838 and the country’s break away from British colonial rule in 1962.<p>But this year has seen a very different kind of symbolic even, one that for LGBT campaigners in the country marks an …

LGBTQI

Berlin beats London (in tech)

BERLIN — The €2.8 billion sale last week of Nokia’s mapping business to a group of German car makers was a return home of sorts. The division was …

Startups

How to Choose More Music You Like in Apple Music on iPhone

When you first sign up for Apple Music, it tries to get an understanding of what music you’re interested in. But if you want to tweak those selections and expand what music Apple Music selects for you, you can go back and choose more music that you like. Of course, there are other factors as to why …

Apple Music

A $100 billion Spanish retailer is outsmarting everyone else in the industry

Inditex's valuation mark surpassed 100 billion euros (about $109 billion) on Wednesday.<p>Shares have been up 36% in the last year.<p>This accomplishment makes Inditex the most valuable company in Spain.<p>Its achieved market value is only held by about 80 companies worldwide, according to The Business of …

Boston ends bid to host 2024 Olympics, giving Los Angeles an opportunity

The last time Mayor<p>Eric Garcettispoke with theU.S. Olympic Committee, the conversation was not entirely pleasant.<p>USOC officials called in January to tell him that his city had lost a hotly debated competition to become the designated American bidder for the 2024 Summer Games.<p>Now the parties are …

Los Angeles

Why History Gives Obama the Benefit of the Doubt on Iran

U.S. presidents of both parties have often shown better judgment in knowing when to accept diplomatic solutions than in choosing to go to war.<p>On Friday, <i>The Atlantic</i> ran an exchange of views among Jeffrey Goldberg, Peter Beinart, and David Frum about the plusses and minuses of the new Iran deal.<p>To …

There will be no more Prophet Mohammed cartoons, says Charlie Hebdo editor

Laurent Sourisseau, who played dead during the terror attack on the magazine in Paris earlier this year, says he does not want to believe the magazine is obsessed with Islam<p>The editor of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has said the magazine will no longer draw cartoons of the Prophet …

The Summer of Killer Immigrants, Brought to You by Bill O'Reilly

O'Reilly's idiot campaign against Mexicans brings to mind the 2001 'Summer of the Shark' media freakout<p>Solidifying his status as one of the great …

Obama looks beyond commutations in justice reform bid

<b>(CNN) —</b> Looking to capitalize on an unusual political moment that unites him with some of his fiercest conservative rivals, President Barack Obama on Tuesday made a case for overhauling aspects of a criminal justice system that has locked away millions of Americans -- many of them of young black …

Non-violence

Dems blast GOP move on Confederate flag amendment

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> House Republican leaders decided to yank a bill on Thursday that would have allowed Confederate flags in federally run cemeteries. The decision comes on the same day South Carolina decided to remove the flag from its own state capitol.<p>The move came after House Democrats blasted …

Obama Administration

Hillary Set To Move Past Prelims With Roosevelt Island Address (Are the Clintons Cynics or Realists?)

The Clintons like to sail pretty close to the wind to gain advantage in all circumstances. If we haven't learned that about them by now, we haven't learned much. It does little for them as paragons; it may do a lot for them as powers.<p>Not infrequently, it ain't pretty. The sails go flapping and …

Yosemite BASE jumper was attuned to the flutter of a butterfly

Stepping off Taft Point on the evening of his death, Dean Potter tensed his body and set a trajectory through the sky above Yosemite Valley.<p>He measured time — three seconds of free fall — before the baffles of his wingsuit inflated, and the resistance of his body against the air pushed back against …

Amending the US constitution: the political rarity that's suddenly in vogue

Despite their all too obvious differences, one surprising policy unites the Democratic and Republican candidates for president: almost all of them want to change the US constitution.<p>From Bernie Sanders on the left to Ted Cruz on the right, seven of the eight politicians who have declared they are …

Government

The first self-driving vehicle you see may have 18 wheels

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Traveling about 55 miles per hour on a Nevada highway, the big rig's driver looked like The Thinker, with his elbow on the arm rest …

Trucking

'Guardians of the Galaxy' director explains why Snapchat is so successful

Gunn's currently active on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other mediums including Periscope and Snapchat. For those who tune in, it provides an unprecedented look at what Gunn's daily routine is like day in and day out.<p>Recently, Gunn took to Periscope to do about a 30-minute Q&A off-the-cuff …

10 reasons to love North Rhine-Westphalia | DW | 02.04.2015

Düsseldorf's Communication Tower<p>For centuries, Düsseldorf and its neighbor Cologne have been engaged in a friendly rivalry. Whether in the realm of …

European Travel

Ford, Mercedes-Benz Set Up Shop in Silicon Valley

New nexus of car industry emerges as Apple, Uber and Google push automotive ambitions<p>SAN JOSE—Four decades ago, Japanese auto companies anticipated U.S. demand for fuel efficient cars and hit the market with vehicles that caught the Detroit Three by surprise, permanently altering the ranks of the …

Silicon Valley

8 super-successful people share their best advice on how to quit a job

But there <i>are</i> smart — and reckless — ways to go about it.<p>LinkedIn recently asked the top minds in business to share their best advice for quitting a job.<p>Here's what Richard Branson, Suze Orman, and six other super-successful people had to say.

The death of Queen Elizabeth will be the most disruptive event in Britain in the last 70 years

UPDATE: A new, revised, and expanded version of this story was published on December 27, 2016. Click here to read it »<p>Queen Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God Queen of this Realm and of Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith, is not going to live …

Queen Elizabeth II

Top 10 alternative city breaks in Europe

Ghent, Belgium<p><b>Why go?</b><br>While Bruges can sometimes feel a little like a tourist toy-town, Ghent keeps it real. The city still offers picturesque Flemish architecture and historical sites - St Bavo Cathedral is the obvious one - but you’ll also find a buzzing contemporary creative scene too, with …

European Travel

9 Tofu Recipes Even Meat Eaters Could Love

[caption id="attachment_161119" align="alignleft" width="1600" caption="Tofu and Broccolini Pad See Ew photo and recipe from CHOW"][/caption]Growing …

Food

America’s real racial terror: How lynch mobs & barbaric violence haunt us today

It’s time to recognize our history of lynchings as a form of racial terrorism. Here’s what it means today<p>Earlier this month, President Obama made a remark about U.S. history that sent many members of the American far-right into a paroxysm of rage. Speaking at the annual National Prayer Breakfast, …

Ten Years of Google Maps, From Slashdot to Ground Truth

Ten episodes from the dawning days of Google Maps.<p>Ten years ago today, Google Maps launched to the world.<p>When it was born, it was a paper atlas in living form, with no pages to turn. Instead of online mapping leader MapQuest’s printable list of directions, navigation routes were overlaid on top of …