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Erykah Badu on Jedi Mind Tricks and How Millennials Hear Music

“I’m gathering ideas,” says Erykah Badu, talking over dinner at a vegan restaurant in midtown Manhattan. “I’m uploading.” Badu, in a baggy sweater, …

Erykah Badu

Artificial Intelligence May Have Cracked Freaky 600-Year-Old Manuscript

Since its discovery over a hundred years ago, the 240-page Voynich manuscript, filled with seemingly coded language and inscrutable illustrations, of …

Artificial Intelligence

Oddisee’s “After Thoughts” Has 11 Million Streams on Spotify

Rapper/producer and face of the Mello Music Group franchise Oddisee dropped a very profound tweetstorm on Sunday, November 19th, 2017. If you’re …

Music Industry

Most harassment apologies are just damage control. Dan Harmon’s was a self-reckoning.

Why the Community creator’s apology for sexually harassing writer Megan Ganz led to her forgiveness.<p>When sexual harassment and abuse has been swept under the metaphorical rug for so long, the sincerity of perpetrators who apologize once they’re caught tends to ring hollow. It feels like a cop-out, …

Feminism

The Root of All Cruelty?

Perpetrators of violence, we’re told, dehumanize their victims. The truth is worse.<p><i>Audio:</i> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>A recent episode of the dystopian television series “Black Mirror” begins with a soldier hunting down and killing …

British Philosophy

The Shot That Echoes Still

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, fifty years ago this April, marked a blow to the struggle for racial equality from which the nation has still not healed. In an essay published in Esquire in April 1972, James Baldwin reflected on attending the funeral, and how King’s death signaled the …

Black History

Mario + Rabbids inspired the creative director of XCOM to reevaluate the genre

The creative director of XCOM on Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle<p>The first time I heard about <i>Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle</i>, I was hunkered in my hotel room in Los Angeles during the E3 expo in June. I was feverishly preparing a presentation of my own game, <i>XCOM 2: War of the Chosen</i>, while …

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

Micro-Chop – Medium

Who’s afraid of sugar?

Apparently, sugar is killing us. Or is it?<p>For much of modern human history, the most ominous calories in our food were said to come from fat. It …

How colonial violence came home: the ugly truth of the first world war

The Great War is often depicted as an unexpected catastrophe. But for millions who had been living under imperialist rule, terror and degradation were nothing new. By Pankaj Mishra<p>‘Today on the Western Front,” the German sociologist Max Weber wrote in September 1917, there “stands a dross of …

Sampa the Great: From Healing to Healer

For Sampa the Great, making music was never about fame or fortune. In fact, the singer, rapper and poet could have never imagined that she’d be …

Lauryn Hill
Europe

14 Brilliant Pieces of Literature You Can Read in the Time it Takes to Eat Lunch

It's mighty easy to feel like you don't have time to read — especially quality literature. Life is hectic, jobs are busy and it's much easier to …

My Dinner With Ali

Barack Obama's DNC 2016 speech: Read the full transcript

Barack Obama delivered his final set piece speech at the Democratic National Convention - urging supporters and deligates to throw their backing …

Earth to André 3000: The OutKast Icon Talks Life After “Hey Ya!” | GQ

Other than a few genius-level guest appearances and an OutKast reunion tour in 2014, rap iconoclast André Benjamin has been off in his own distant orbit for the past decade or so. Here, we make contact with 3 Stacks to talk about what he’s been doing since “Hey Ya!” first hit.<p><b>“If they drop the</b> …

Alan Partridge vs Malcolm Tucker: The Great Big Brexit Grudge Match

<b>Our Armando Iannucci guest edited Big Issue broke the internet, broke sales and nearly broke Alan Partridge! It’s no longer on sale from vendors, but</b> …

5 Ways Powerful People Trick You Into Hating Protesters

Let's say that tomorrow you are elected Secret Ruler of the USA, a position that gives you total power over the government, economy, and the culture …

Mad Max

Red Bull Music Academy Daily

Lupe Fiasco Took to Instagram to Write a Rhyming Review of Jay Z's '4:44'

On Friday, Lupe Fiasco delivered a two-part review of Jay Z's <i>4:44</i> from his Instagram account. While you might be saying to yourself "Wait a minute, …

Final Fantasy 9 teaches us about war and how times have changed

Square’s PS1 classic could only have been made in the year 2000<p>In the summer of 2000, the United States was still a few months away from an election that would shift the political stakes of the next decade. Still a year out from 9/11, the very notion that the US would start a war half a world away …

The Guardian is looking for the "musical underground" and taking suggestions from the public about what and where it might be.

https://www.theguardian.com/music/ng-interactive/2017/oct/09/where-is-the-musical-underground-in-2017<p>Part 1<p>Words by Alexis Petridis<p>In the coming …

Royal Albert Hall

Frankie Boyle

Theresa May imagined that she would be wielding a hundred seat majority like the One Ring; instead she merely persists, a kind of electoral skidmark. …

I Locked Myself in a Soundproof Room and Almost Lost My Mind

In the end, the silence was a little too loud for me.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Denmark.</i><p>How much silence is actually golden? I live in a bustling city, so I can't imagine drifting off to sleep at night without the sound of a car honking or my neighbors' baby crying. I know people …

Mind