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What If Trump Has Been a Russian Asset Since 1987?

On June 14, 2016, the Washington <i>Post</i> reported that Russian hackers had broken into the Democratic National Committee’s files and gained access to its …

Donald Trump

Taylor's radical new acoustic guitar design proves that a centuries-old musical instrument can be high-tech

Taylor<p><b>Taylor Guitars has been in business since the early 1970s.</b>• <b><br>It has always defined itself by a culture of innovation in a world where acoustic</b> …

Guitar

Obituary: Brian Jones

Death permeates the world of rock and roll because it’s a risky business. It’s risky to be a star, to be treated like one, to act like one. It used …

Music

Meet the woman leading a plastic-free zero-waste life who doesn't even own a rubbish bin - Cornwall Live

Meet the woman who has embarked on a life-changing project to drastically cut down on the amount of rubbish she throws away.<p>Rather than hefting out a …

A widening budget gap is forcing the U.N. to slash food aid to refugees

MELKADIDA REFUGEE CAMP, Ethiopia — Eight years ago, Khadija Abdi fled the fighting and chaos in Somalia that killed her father and brother and made it across the border to a refugee camp in southern Ethiopia. Life isn't so bad here, she says. Tents have gradually been replaced by huts. She is safe, …

Africa

Tina Fey on Donny Johnny and the Chinless Turds in Charlottesville

Tina Fey’s segment on SNL’s Weekend Update this week was so good I’ve watched it three times already. It’s just amazing.<p>Yet, remarkably, it has drawn …

Guest DJ Week: Courtney Barnett

<i>Note: Our week of Guest DJs continues with Courtney Barnett. Later this year the Australian guitarist and singer will release a new album she recorded with Kurt Vile. In October, the two will also embark on limited tour together</i>. <i>Back in 2015, Barnett had just released her debut full-length,</i> …

Can game theory end world conflict?

Robert J. Aumann isn’t only famous for his long white beard and deep sense of wisdom. He’s also renowned for a string of controversies. On one hand, …

Is your VPN lying to you?

It's no secret that there are oodles of shady VPN services that promise to protect your privacy as you surf the internet, but may, in fact, actually be worthless. After all, internet privacy is one part moving target and two parts shell game with your money and trust, so no one's surprised that the …

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One of my favourite jokes as a child involved the Rev. Ian Paisley warning his congregation that sinners in the afterlife will face great torment, including “wailing and the gnashing of teeth.” One worried old woman, from her pew, raises a practical problem with this scenario: “Reverend Paisley, I …

The Kickass Native American Rock Bands Music History Forgot

It was a Shawnee who introduced the power chord to rock and roll. But American Indians' massive influence on rock and pop history has largely been …

Obama’s Barrage of Complete Sentences Seen as Brutal Attack on Trump

CHICAGO (The Borowitz Report)—In an appearance at the University of Chicago on Monday, former President Barack Obama unloaded a relentless barrage of complete sentences in what was widely seen as a brutal attack on his successor, Donald Trump.<p>Appearing at his first public event since leaving …

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I got metaphorically spanked a couple of days ago. Folks have been talking about the Fearless Girl statue ever since it was dropped in Manhattan’s …

Car Seat Headrest’s Talking Heads Cover ‘This Must Be The Place’ Is The Best Cover You’ll Hear This Year

It’s pretty clear that we’re big fans of Car Seat Headrest here at Uproxx Music. Our critic-at-large, Steven Hyden, decided to make the group’s major label debut <i>Teens Of Denial</i> his No. 1 album of 2016. The rest of us weren’t far behind, placing the record at No. 5.<p>And there’s a reason why Will …

Music

Interactive Periodic Table of the Elements, in Pictures and Words

Watch Dan Auerbach, Chrissie Hynde Jam in Vibrant New Pretenders Video

The charming new video for the Pretenders‘ “Holy Commotion” show singer/guitarist Chrissie Hynde and the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach rocking out in his …

New Albums

Shirley Manson of Garbage on Brexit, Taylor Swift, and How the Scots Have ‘Disowned’ Trump

The singer/songwriter opens up about her band’s impressive sixth studio album, Strange Little Birds, and much more over beers with senior …

A Music Documentary Is 'A Trojan Horse,' Says Oscar Winner Morgan Neville

Credit: NPR<p>Director Morgan Neville made one of the most memorable music documentaries in recent times. His 2013 film <i>20 Feet from Stardom</i>, for which he won an Oscar and a Grammy, chronicled the paths of five undersung rock heroes: the backup singers who enlivened some of popular music's biggest hits.<p>…

Iceland’s Kaleo Journey Across the Sea to Live the American Dream

We talked to singer JJ Julius Son about growing up on southern rock, and playing inside of a volcano.<p><i>Photo by Alexandra Valenti</i><p>When you were nine years old, the few things you cared about were Sega Genesis or catching a Disney channel movie on a Friday night. But the guys in the Icelandic quartet …

Happy Birthday Willie Nelson: Woodstock 1999 Full Set

Outlaw country music icon Willie Nelson turns 83-years-old today. The Redheaded Stranger rose to prominence with the aid of his trusty Martin N-20 …

Willie Nelson

'It was the end of a nightmare': Cherie Currie on putting the ghosts of the Runaways to rest

For Currie, forgiving her former foe Kim Fowley comes with the price tag of controversy – but the only path to follow is her own<p>The teenage patients in the substance abuse ward of North Hollywood’s Coldwater Canyon hospital may not have been aware of the past life of their counsellor. If they …

David Bowie

Loretta Lynn: Full Circle Album Review

It shouldn't come as a surprise that Loretta Lynn, even over half a century into her musical career, has made another strong album. There are few to zero significant aberrations in the Kentucky-born country singer's 55-strong discography; no arranger or producer (admittedly, she mostly stuck with …

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Review: Lucius, 'Good Grief'

<i>Note: NPR's First Listen audio comes down after the album is released. However, you can still listen with the Spotify playlist at the bottom of the page.</i><p>"I had a dream where you were standing there with a gun up to my head." This is how Lucius drops us, <i>in medias res</i>, into "Madness," the evocative …

Videos & Full Show Audio: Tedeschi Trucks Band Welcomes Jorma Kaukonen In Washington DC

On Thursday Tedeschi Trucks Band kicked off another three-night stand, this time performing at the Warner Theatre in Washington D.C. The opening …

Rock Music

How one woman's app is changing politics in the digital age

Argentina’s Pia Mancini is using technology to destroy barriers between politicians and people around the world<p>For a woman whose day-to-day work revolves around reimagining democracy for the digital era, Pia Mancini is pretty relaxed. On a windy day in San Francisco, where the Argentine political …

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David Bowie's son Duncan Jones not impressed by Lady Gaga's Grammy tribute

Son of late music icon did not seem to be gaga over the singer's extravagany Grammys performance<p>Lady Gaga wowed the Grammy audience with her multimedia song and dance tribute to David Bowie but the son of the late British singer seemed less than impressed.<p>Film director Duncan Jones, the son of …

Alexa, Unlock the Internet

The Echo Taps Into ‘Vocal Computing’<p>Earlier this week, I finally got an Amazon Echo (thanks, megan!). While I’ve been wanting to try it out for …

How to download and print NASA’s 14 brilliant travel posters at home

What if outer space tourism were possible? The travel posters might look something like this. For its Visions of the Future project, NASA’s Jet …

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, 'What I Need'

One of the central musical relationships in soul music is between a band's lead shouter and the other voices supporting her or him. In her glory years, Aretha Franklin musically conversed with her family of backup singers, the Sweet Inspirations; Otis Redding upped his own unbeatable energy in …