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Fela Kuti and Tony Allen: Musicians who created a new sound

With the band Africa 70, Fela Kuti and Tony Allen developed a whole new genre: Afrobeat. As part of BBC Culture’s Power Pair series, Arwa Haider looks at how Kuti and Alllen came up with a musical style that continues to influence today.<p>In the 1960s, Nigerian drummer Tony Allen joined a band formed …

Middle East

Opioid Billionaire's Indictment Opens New Window on Epidemic

More than a decade after opioid painkillers first exploded across the U.S., John Kapoor found an aggressive way to sell even more, according to …

Corruption

The Stubborn Genius of Auguste Rodin

With his sensual rendering of flesh, he wrenched figurative sculpture from millennia of tradition and sent it tumbling into modernity.<p>The hundredth anniversary of the death of Auguste Rodin prompts “Rodin at the Met,” a show of the Metropolitan Museum’s considerable holdings in works by the artist. …

The Story Behind Devo’s Iconic Cover of the Rolling Stones’ “Satisfaction”

One afternoon in 1978, Mark Mothersbaugh and Gerald Casale—the two prime architects of the band Devo—were fidgeting in Peter Rudge’s office, near the Warwick Hotel, in Manhattan, with Mick Jagger. Rudge was the Rolling Stones’ manager, and Devo had recorded an odd cover of the band’s hit “(I Can’t …

Jerry Seinfeld, Craftsman and Crank

Somewhere toward the end of Jerry Seinfeld’s new Netflix special, “Jerry Before Seinfeld,” the comedian sits cross-legged on what looks like a quiet city street—it might be the kind of movie-lot facsimile on which “Seinfeld” was often shot—surrounded by hundreds of yellow notebook pages. On the …

Vintage Photos Capture the Beautiful Seediness of Miami Beach

Jill Freedman's decade-long residency in South Florida captures the soul of Miami Beach after she had a falling out with the Big Apple.<p>In 1992, photographer Jill Freedman felt something uncivil in the New York air. The city she loved was becoming mean, its offbeat characters fading away to sleeker …

Miami Beach

E.P.A. Cancels Talk on Climate Change by Agency Scientists

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency has canceled the speaking appearance of three agency scientists who were scheduled to discuss climate change at a conference on Monday in Rhode Island, according to the agency and several people involved.<p>John Konkus, an E.P.A. spokesman and a former …

The Necessity of Questioning the Military

Honoring the sacrifice of servicemembers requires understanding why they were put at risk, and demanding that those who did so hold themselves to account.<p>On Thursday morning, I planned to write a pointed screed decrying President Trump’s propensity to view the military community as a problem he can …

Frederica Wilson

Joni Mitchell Dug Deep to Make Her Dark Masterpiece ‘Blue’

She was already one of the most talented singer/songwriters on the scene, but when she created ‘Blue,’ Mitchell proved herself one of the premier …

How to Paint Like Monet

Learn How to Paint Like the Impressionist Claude Monet<p>Claude Monet is probably the best loved of all the impressionist painters, and he was certainly …

Republicans

Talking Points Memo and Intelligent Tracking Prevention

I’ve been fascinated by the discussion about Apple’s new anti-3rd party cookie moves, especially in Mac OS X High Sierra and in iOS 11. The digital …

Digital Advertising

Fox renewed O’Reilly contract despite harassment allegations

NEW YORK — The parent company of the Fox News Channel says it knew a news analyst planned to file a sexual harassment lawsuit against Bill O’Reilly …

Media Industry

Attack of the Zombie Websites

A BuzzFeed News investigation reveals how seemingly-credible players in the ad supply chain can play an active role in — and profit from — fraud.<p><b>Some of the</b> <b>world’s biggest</b> brands were ripped off by a digital fraud scheme that used a network of websites connected to US advertising industry insiders …

The advertising industry has been living a lie

Did you catch that bombshell story posted by BuzzFeed the other day about the super sophisticated online advertising fraud operation?<p>I noticed right away that it was remarkably similar to a piece I'd written for Adweek in 2013.<p>It's not that BuzzFeed plagiarized anything. In fact, their reporting …

Advertising

Thousands of Canadians live in the U.S. on NAFTA permits. So what happens if Trump kills the treaty?

WASHINGTON—Kristen Dewar’s NAFTA nightmare goes like this.<p>She is representing one of her 100 clients at a criminal trial. Then Donald Trump …

Catalan referendum: 'Police threw us aside … and more vanloads arrived'

Catalans describe scenes of violence at polling stations on referendum day that started with optimistic mood in Barcelona<p>• Catalan referendum - live<p>Neither the dark nor the rain had put off the thousands of people who got up in the early hours of Sunday to gather at schools around Barcelona in the …

Federal Savings Bank and Paul Manafort

<i>The Federal Savings Bank – FSB</i>There is a small brick building on the corner of Fulton and Elizabeth; on the third floor is the Federal Savings Bank. …

Real Estate

Guam, which has historically predicted election winner, picks Clinton

Many Americans will head out to the polls to vote for who they feel should become the next president. In some places lines will form that will take a very long time. What happens if you're on line and the polls close? Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) has the answer. Buzz60<p>HAGÅTÑA, Guam — Hillary …

Elections

Why is the Google Pixel graded on a curve when the iPhone isn’t?

During the original iPhone introduction, Steve Jobs referenced a favorite quote of his from legendary computer scientist Alan Kay: “People who are …