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The L.A. artist who lip-synced Donald Trump's inauguration speech as a clown

Jan. 20, 2017, 1:18 p.m.<p>Inauguration<br>• Inaugural protests<p>Los Angeles artist Rachel Mason offered an alternative inauguration viewing experience for those who didn't vote for Donald Trump.<p>Taking her character FutureClown, which she uses to perform politically minded sketches, Mason lip-synced the new …

Donald Trump

The 12 Most Moving Quotes From Black Women In 2016

"When they go low, we go high." Wisdom to live by from inspiring Black women like FLOTUS and Beyoncé changed the game in 2016, so it's only right …

10 Travel Apps You Need Now

We want you to have the best travel experience from start to finish. These applications will put you at ease so you can focus on enjoying your trip.<p>Apps can help travelers with everything from letting them know the best time to book a flight to translating a foreign menu with their camera. With two …

Apps

8 Nat Geo Photographers Share Images of Gratitude

We asked our photographers to choose a moment they are thankful for having witnessed.<p>This Thanksgiving, we asked eight National Geographic photographers to share images they are grateful for. We wanted to see photographs that they were thankful for having taken, thankful for the access granted to …

East Africa

Drone photography captures the dramatic inequality of Nairobi

Kenya, the largest economy in East Africa, has some of the starkest inequality in the region. Nowhere is that more apparent than in Nairobi, where the wealthy and middle class live and work next to slums housing some of the country’s poorest.<p>American photographer Johnny Miller, supported by Code …

10 Presidential Debates That Actually Made an Impact

Ever since the very first televised presidential debates in 1960, these live candidate face-offs have served as some of the most pivotal inflection points of the nation's elections.<p>While they weren’t repeated again until 1976, they've been a staple ever since and most Americans are familiar with …

Government

Has the Oktoberfest become the Oktoberfortress?

More police, as well as barriers and admittance controls - security is tighter than ever at this year's Oktoberfest in Munich. Yet visitors are …

At Oktoberfest, the Beer Flows but Anxieties Linger

After a summer blighted by attacks, security is tightened at Bavaria’s annual beer festival<p>MUNICH—Oktoberfest is famous for its beer-steeped festivities. But this year, security fears are damping them.<p>The 18-day folk festival, Germany’s largest, opened over the weekend without major disruption, but …

Beer

'A very unusual' librarian donated his entire $4 million estate to his university upon his death — and it spent $1 million on a football scoreboard

But then UNH decided to allocate only $100,000 to the library, $2.5 million to a career center, and $1 million to a new video scoreboard at the football stadium, The Washington Post reported.<p>Robert Morin, who died a little over a year ago, graduated from UNH in 1963 and worked in the school's …

Tiziana Cantone, 31, won case to have material removed from search engines and social networks but was ordered to pay costs and never escaped torment<p>The suicide of a woman who battled for months to have a sex video removed from the internet has led to an outpouring of grief and anger in Italy over …

Sociology

Pornhub and YouPorn adult websites blocked in Russia, as authorities tell citizens to ‘meet people in real life’

Pornhub and YouPorn, the biggest adult websites in the world, have been blocked in Russia. And things have become very odd.<p>The site has been blocked …

The best trailers from San Diego Comic Con 2016

Another year, and another San Diego Comic Con has passed. In its wake though are enough tantalising trailers to keep sci-fi and superhero fans on the …

Neuroscience Reveals the Nourishing Benefits That Silence Has on Your Brain

Here's what happens to your brain when it's surrounded by the noise of nothingness.<p>When's the last time you sat in total, utter silence? While it's not easy to find true peace and quiet, there's now evidence you may want to find more opportunities to embrace noiselessness throughout your day.<p>We …

The Brain

The Best College in Every State

Well, almost. Sorry, Alaska and New …

Muhammad Ali: A Life in Pictures

Trainers

Liz West sets psychedelic light show in a church - CNN Style

Written by Tomo Taka, The Spaces<p>This article was originally published by The Spaces, a digital publication exploring new ways to live and work.<p>A former church in the English town of Scunthorpe has been set aglow in a kaleidoscope of colors.<p>Artist Liz West has installed more than 700 lily pad-like …

The Real-Life Hodor’s DJ Career Is Getting A Huge Boost After Last Week’s ‘Game Of Thrones’

Before he became famous for playing the beloved character Hodor on <i>Game of Thrones</i>, Kristian Nairn was a DJ playing progressive house and EDM music all over Northern Ireland. And while it looks like he plans to accept more roles in the world of acting, it’s clear his true passion is in playing …

TV Series

Maisie Williams Phoned Into A Live Talk Show To Make Plans With Kit Harington

What could’ve been a perfectly fine clip of Kit Harington being raked over the coals (in a friendly way) about his campaign of lies leading up to the reveal of Jon Snow’s fate in <i>Game of Thrones</i> was ruined (ruined!) when Maisie Williams phoned into a live talk show to make plans with her …

It looks like we might FINALLY learn who Jon Snow's mom is in this next episode of "Game of Thrones"

<b>Spoiler alert! There are spoilers if you are not caught up with Game of Thrones, so turn back now while you can!</b><p>This season of <i>Game of Thrones</i> may …

Why Emilia Clarke got nude again

GAME of Thrones star Emilia Clarke has revealed how the producers of HBO’s fantasy epic convinced her to strip down for that shocking scene.

Sophie Turner on Enduring 'Hard Years' as Her Body Transformed in the Public Eye – and the 'Panic Attack' She Had About the End of Game of Thrones

Growing up playing one of the main characters on a hugely popular TV show with a cult following can’t be easy – and <i>Game of Thrones</i>‘ Sophie Turner …

Snapchat's startup professor says we're overlooking one of its big advantages

Unlike tweets, Snapchat Stories don't get lost in the social stream.<p>As far as venture capitalists go, Mark Suster publishes more of his views online than most. He blogs. He tweets. And, as of late, he snaps. A lot.<p>So when he says he's learned some new things about distributing content online in …

We eavesdropped as five daughters and one son asked their mothers the questions they’d always wondered about

Mothers. They are our first teachers, the repositories of inside jokes, the keepers of family secrets. Too often we take them for granted, figuring they’ll be around for years to answer whatever questions come up and to reveal more of their own inner worlds. But then one day they are gone, and the …

In the Future, We Will Photograph Everything and Look at Nothing

“Today everything exists to end in a photograph,” Susan Sontag wrote in her seminal 1977 book “On Photography.” This was something I thought about when I recently read that Google was making its one-hundred-and-forty-nine-dollar photo-editing suite, the Google Nik Collection, free. This …

Macro monsters: Jumping spiders up close, in pictures

Zoology

‘Suicide Squad’: Jared Leto says he ‘reinterpreted’ The Joker like actors tackle Hamlet

'It's a very special thing to be asked to take on that responsibility,' the actor says<p>Jared Leto has spoken about the “responsibility” he feels …