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Kids At Every Income Level Were Asked To Show Their Favorite Toys, And The Result Will Make You Think

Anna Rosling Rönnlund has spent the last 15 years making global public data easier to understand and use. Trying to come up with an idea that would …

Kids

Calling police on black women at golf course is latest example of ‘White Fear Weaponized’

Black people being harassed for doing everyday things is a train that’s never late<p>The first week I lived in the first home I’d ever purchased, a …

White Student Who Smeared Black Roommate's Stuff With Bodily Fluids Gets Probation

Brianna Brochu, the white woman and former University of Hartford student who infamously contaminated her black roommate's belongings with bodily …

Coconut

Bruno Mars, George Michael and the 'Cultural Appropriation' Tipping Point: Critic's Take

Bruno Mars was a fixture atop Twitter’s trending topics this past week, and it wasn’t because of a new single or video. Mars, for what felt like the …

This Pocket-Sized Sensor Can Identify The Exact Color of Anything

Take the guesswork out of color-matching.<p>If you're upgrading your home and need to paint your walls to match a certain color, the human eyes has its limitations. That's where the Nix Mini Color Sensor comes in.<p>This pocket-sized spheroid capable of identifying colors instantaneously. Just place it …

You have Netflix, Hulu, and the rest — you just need this $20 HDTV antenna to replace cable

These days, it seems like every card-carrying millennial has cut the cord and embraced the cable-free lifestyle. At first, it seems fun and exciting. …

Let's Remember Gran Turismo 5's Intro, Which Was A Masterpiece

We tend to associate video game intros with lavish, pre-rendered cinematic sequences. Something to help kickstart the story, set the tone. Which is …

Doorway Fitness Tower

Donald Glover Reveals How He Dealt With Hollywood Racism On The Sets Of ‘Community’ And ‘Girls’

In a recent profile with <i>The New Yorker</i>, Donald Glover revealed his extremely zen method for dealing with racism in Hollywood, even when it was coming from his closest co-workers.<p>According to the profile, Chevy Chase, Glover’s <i>Community</i> co-star who came to the show with a widespread reputation of …

Comedy

Old Navy Fires Three Employees After Customer's Racial Profiling Facebook Post Goes Viral

Old Navy has fired three employees from one of their Iowa locations after a customer complained about being racially profiled, <i>the</i> <i>Des Moines Register</i> …

Employment

Basketball jerseys get Ohio middle school team booted from recreational league

BATAVIA, Ohio -- A stir rippled through the stands at West Clermont Middle School on Sunday afternoon.<p>By early Monday, it reached as far as the …

The Rise And Stall Of The Fourth Reich

How do you stop the neo-Nazis? Long lines.<p>SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. — The Nazis were running late.<p>It was the last weekend of October, and they had rallies planned. But there was some confusion over where to park in Shelbyville, a town of 16,000 in horse country south of Nashville. And it took some time to …

Here's everything from PlayStation Japan's 2017 press event!

It wasn't all giant robots and cat VR.<p>As is tradition, PlayStation kicked off Tokyo Game Show by showcasing most of its announcements days before the full show actually starts. Besides a bunch of limited-edition PS4 and PS4 Pros of varying levels of desirability, we had some remakes, a new game or …

Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus’ new gameplay trailer may not be safe for work

There are more than a few ‘intended for adults’ scenes<p>A new gameplay trailer for <i>Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus</i> is taking note from Quentin Tarantino’s <i>Inglourious</i> Basterds, focusing on one thing in particular: killing Nazis.<p>The new gameplay trailer marks the second tease Bethesda Softworks has …

Texas City Councilman Casually Drops Racial Slur While Attempting to Prove How Not Racist He Is After Controversial Facebook Post 

Talk about not quitting while you’re ahead. A Schertz, Texas, city councilman decided to put his whole entire leg in his mouth and use a racial slur …

Woman Accused Of Shooting Homeless Man Who Asked Her To Move Porsche

She's been charged with attempted murder, but her dad says she was acting in self-defense.<p>A Nashville woman has been charged with attempted murder after she allegedly shot at a homeless man who asked her to move her Porsche.<p>Police said 26-year-old Katie Quackenbush shot Gerald Melton, 54, during …

This is what happens when a black man admits to legally carrying a gun (Is this Racial Profiling??)

Is SoundCloud a Business or a Community?

<i>The Popcast is hosted by Jon Caramanica, a pop music critic for The New York Times. It covers the latest in pop music criticism, trends and news.</i><p>Earlier this year, the streaming service SoundCloud was in dire financial straits, so much so that reports of its imminent demise began to circulate …

PS4's 5.0 Update Revealed, Here's What It Does

PlayStation 4's 5.0 update was leaked last week, and now Sony has officially revealed what's coming in the patch. In short, there are few huge features included in the update--which is out today for select beta testers--but lots of small improvements that should improve the system's functionality …

The Hate In Charlottesville Isn’t Surprising To Immigrants Who’ve Lived It Since 9/11

<b>It’s not quite</b> dawn, a dark orange glow peeking over the Arizona suburbs, when Sukhwinder Singh Sodhi arrives at the gas station where his father was murdered. His eyes heavy, a ball cap over long hair that has never been cut in his 44 years, he pulls into a parking spot in the corner of the …

San Francisco

Guy Creates Tiny Moments on His Desk Using Office Supplies and Huge Collection of Miniatures

Using only his iPhone, his desk lamp, and his expansive collection of miniatures, Derrick Lin creates tiny scenes of daily life at his desk. Lin also …

US vet returns dead Japanese soldier's flag to emotional kin

HIGASHISHIRAKAWA, Japan (AP) — Tatsuya Yasue buried his face into the flag and smelled it. Then he held the 93-year-old hands that brought this …

What Bullets Do to Bodies - Highline

Credits<p>Story - Jason Fagone<p>Jason is a contributing writer for Highline. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, GQ, New York and Wired. His latest book, <i>The Woman Who Smashed Codes</i>, about the American codebreaker Elizebeth Smith Friedman, will be published this year.<p>Photography - Finlay …

National Portrait Gallery

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'American Epic' documentary on birth of recorded music to premiere May 16

"American Epic," a star-studded three-part music documentary exploring the birth of the recording industry and its impact on world culture, will premiere May 16 on PBS as a joint venture between the U.S. public broadcasting system and the BBC in Great Britain.<p>Actor-producer Robert Redford, who …

Music

Scuf unveils two new PS4 controllers

PS4 finally gets an elite controller<p>Scuf today unveiled two new controllers: one built on the company’s popular Infinity line and another redesigned from the ground up specifically for the PlayStation 4.<p>The Scuf Infinity Pro starts at $129.95 and the Scuf Impact starts at $139.95. Both models are …

This man makes amazing surreal animations from famous artwork

Famous pieces of artwork are fun to look at, but it turns out they're even more fun to animate.<p>Kajetan Obarski (a.k.a. Kiszkiloszki) is an …

Artists

New Harry Potter RPG Video Game Could Be In Development

Warner Bros. posted a listing on its careers page stating that the company was looking for a Senior Writer for Avalanche Software’s story department, …

Dark Souls Rings You Can Own In Real Life

No word if these Dark Souls rings raise max equipment burden or decrease fall damage, but they do look nice!<p>As <i>Famitsu</i> points out, Japanese brand …