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Basketball

Lorde's US tour has flopped – but it might be the making of her

The New Zealand star is playing to arenas that are only a third full. But dropping out of pop’s upper echelons may give her the long future she deserves<p>After the Grammy awards snubbed Lorde in January – she was the only best-album nominee not invited to perform at the ceremony – the 21-year-old New …

Smashing Pumpkins

In defence of Nicolas Cage

Hollywood's most misunderstood genius<p>Back in 1996, Nicolas Cage won Best Actor at the Oscars for an emotional performance in <i>Leaving Las Vegas</i>. During …

New Orleans

What is Cambridge Analytica? The firm at the centre of Facebook's data breach

A closer look at the company that has hit the headlines after it was revealed that 50m Facebook profiles were harvested<p>What is Cambridge Analytica?<p>Cambridge Analytica is a company that offers services to businesses and political parties who want to “change audience behaviour”.<p>It claims to be able …

Cambridge Analytica

Lucy Dacus Showcased Three Beautiful ‘Historian’ Cuts On ‘CBS This Morning’

It’s only March, and 22-year-old singer-songwriter Lucy Dacus’ sophomore LP <i>Historian</i> is already a record to keep in mind for year-end lists. Dacus has been making beautiful music for years, but <i>Historian</i> has seen her taking a large step into the limelight of more mainstream attention. As she gears …

Entertainment

Stephen Curry opens up about Trump feud

NBA star Stephen Curry sits down with CNN's Van Jones to talk about President Trump tweeting that Curry was not invited to the White House.

Donald Trump

So Neanderthals made abstract art? This astounding discovery humbles every human

Scientists say cave paintings in Spain, thought to have been by our ancestors, were actually by Neanderthals. So did they teach us everything we know?<p>If you go to the painted caves of Spain and France, crawl through narrow passages and keep your balance on slippery rock floors, you reach the hidden …

Anthropology

Pearl Jam's 'Yield' – The Album Where They Grew Up

The album took them from being a '90s band to being a band for the ages.Continue reading…

2017: Best movies no one saw

1 of 27<p>High praise, low box office<p>Superheroes and big-budget sequels gobbled up the biggest box office grosses of 2017, leaving plenty of room for …

Film Industry
New York State

Thelma Review: Norway’s Oscar Pick Ably Walks a Fine Line

Joachim Trier’s film is both a moving allegory and a compelling film—no mean feat.<p>Every family has secrets, but Thelma’s family has a whopper. This highly stylized coming-of-age tale shares some of its spirit with <i>Carrie</i>, but its look and feel are far removed from the subversive Americana of <b>Stephen</b> …

Horror

'Is This Our Watershed Moment?'

As the sexual misconduct allegations against high profile men—from Kevin Spacey to Louis C.K. to Harvey Weinstein—continue to mount, advocates for survivors ask if this snowballing momentum of accusations will finally create a cultural shift.<p>Today, the <i>New York Times</i> unveiled another investigative …

Harvey Weinstein

Louis C.K. Told Us Who He Was, But That Doesn’t Make It Better

The fact that C.K. spent years making self-aware jokes about men’s sexual aggression only makes the revelation of his own alleged behavior feel more like a personal betrayal.<p><b>In his 2013</b> HBO special <i>Oh My God</i>, Louis C.K. does a bit about how courageous straight people have to be to go on dates. “The …

Aliens probably made this cube-shaped speaker—and it's awesome

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

65-foot toddler photo placed along border wall

<b>"A photo of a giant toddler</b> stands in Mexico and peers over a steel wall dividing the country from the United States," AP's Julie Watson writes from …

Mexico

The Incredible Power of Eddie Vedder’s Voice as Heard Through Isolated Vocal Tracks

NetMusic has captured the sheer power of Eddie Vedder‘s voice as heard through isolated studio vocal tracks in such Pearl Jam songs as “Alive” and …

Eddie Vedder

17 Netflix Hidden Gems That'll Stretch Your Imagination

Because good shows make you think.

Just a priest, rabbi and atheist smoking weed together

Smoking cannabis can open your mind, as well as your stomach.<p>Cut Video is well known on the internet for its weed videos. Thanks to the great state …

15 Great Albums You Didn't Hear in 2016

Rolling Stone critics choose LPs that flew under the radar<p>15<p>By<p>These albums may not have burned through your playlists in 2016, but a <i>Rolling Stone</i> …

When Nirvana and Pearl Jam Stood Up for Feminism

In the early 90s, the two biggest bands in the world took a forceful stand for women’s rights<p>F<b>eminism and rock music</b> have always had, at best, a …

7 Freaking Good Books That I Just Need Everyone To Read, Okay

I tried to think of an appealing common theme as an excuse to recommend all of these books but I failed. I just need you to read them because they’re …

10 of the Best Audiobooks of 2016 So Far

Audiobooks have come a long way: where once I used to hope that a book would someday be available as an audiobook now I find myself having the …

Islam Hasn’t Had Our Friedrich Schleiermacher: A Conversation with Ayad Akhtar

<i>IF THERE IS A TRIPLE THREAT in writing, Pulitzer Prize–winning Ayad Akhtar is it. He is the author of</i> American Dervish<i>, an “immensely entertaining</i> …

Religion

17 Underrated Bands You Need To Listen To ASAP

Here's your chance to say, "I heard them first."

Watch Alabama Shakes' Blistering Performance on the 'Austin City Limits' Season Premiere

The season 41 premiere also features LA soul maestros Vintage Trouble.<p>Alabama Shakes released the album of their career last year with <i>Sound & Color</i>, and they're still burning down stages with singer/guitarist Brittany Howard's full-body exuberance and her ace band's taut Southern rock, as evidenced …

Austin City Limits

10 criminally underrated movies on Netflix you owe it to yourself to watch

Since its inception, Netflix has stood as the benchmark for on-demand entertainment. As its popularity grew, so too did the streaming service’s …

Entertainment