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Blurred Lines: the most controversial song of the decade

This week, University College London student union (UCLU) took the unusual step of banning a single song, Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines. It joins around 20 other UK student unions to do so. This is the latest development in the story of how the biggest song of the year became the most controversial …

Seeking Success In A Finite Number Of Hours A Day

We all have a finite number of hours in a day – 24 to be exact. What we choose to do with those hours is of the utmost importance. We can waste our time, or we can use our time to improve ourselves and our lives. I have always felt passionate about the importance of reading books that can help us …

21 Problems Only Music Lovers Will Understand

Being obsessed with music is a full-time occupation.

It’s Not Just Federal Prisons: State Prisons Are a Mess, Too

Matt Berman @Mr_Berman<p>Aug. 21, 2013, 4:46 a.m.<p>In Arkan­sas, there aren’t enough pris­on beds for all the in­mates. Tasked with hous­ing 14,753 …

Study Finds No Link Between Hallucinogens And Mental Problems

How risky are psychedelic drugs to mental health? Not nearly as much as you might have imagined.<p>People who had taken LSD, psilocybin (the brain-bending chemical in magic mushrooms) or mescaline at any time in their lives were no more likely than those who hadn't to wind up in mental health …

Gathering of the Juggalos Mega Gallery: Portraits, Part One

Remember how I said we had professional Photographers with us at The Gathering of the Juggalos? Well, they took a lot of photos, as photographers are wont to do. And so I figure, hey, you guys are cool, why not share them with you, am I right? That’s just a little window into my thought process, …

20 Historic Black and White Photos Colorized

One of the greatest facets of reddit are the thriving subreddits, niche communities of people who share a passion for a specific topic. One of the …

How to Save Money to Travel the World

What if you could quit your job and travel the world? If it sounds crazy, that's because it kind of is. But it is also something that more and more Americans are doing as they grow tired of the daily grind and decide to ditch everything to travel instead. That is exactly what I did two years ago, …

A century-long debate: are 'intelligent' people less likely to hold religious beliefs?

Over most of the past century, researchers have been trying to determine whether there's any link between religion and intelligence. The studies haven't all come to the same conclusion, but a group of researchers led from the University of Rochester decided to look at a large number of them …

The New Stars of European Travel

Could it be that American travelers are passing over Western Europe's traditional tourist trail in favor of newer, less-traveled destinations in southern and eastern Europe? A new report by the European Travel Commission seems to indicate so, as destinations historically popular with U.S. travelers …

Inside Gaming

Everything You Need to Know About Politics Today, in 2 Paragraphs

1990s conservatism is the new socialism<p>Let's play a game. See if you can tell the difference between a shrill professor and a couple of former Republican EPA chiefs when it comes to climate change. Here's the first:<p>A market-based approach, like a carbon tax, would be the best path to reducing …

Question Of The Week: Who's The New Dylan?

We hope you caught some of our live coverage of the Newport Folk Festival over the weekend. If not, you can still hear a bunch of the shows we recorded in our archives, from Phosphorescent and The Mountain Goats to Amanda Palmer, Frank Turner, The Lumineers and many more.<p>This year marked the 50th …

The 10 Coolest Things You Can 3-D Print Right Now

Cameras, guitars, RC aircraft and more!<p>One survey of the 3-D printing landscape will quickly show you that it's brimming with novelty items and useless junk. But don't let that overwhelm you! We sorted through the clutter to create this list of 10 projects that are both awesome and practical.<p>Don't …

Spike Lee’s List of Films Every Filmmaker Should See – /Film

<b>Spike Lee</b> has been in the news quite a bit recently. He’s got <i>Oldboy,</i> arguably his biggest movie ever, coming out soon, and just began a Kickstarter …

Here's Why Gay Men Are Dumping Russian Vodka

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Now, more than ever, the type of vodka one drinks is very important to gay men. This time it has to …

STAR WARS: EPISODE VII - Ryan Gosling and Zac Efron Up for Roles

The Rise of the Christian Left in America

The religious right has been in decline for years. Can progressives build a new "moral majority"?<p>We want to hear what you think. Submit a letter to the editor or write to letters@theatlantic.com.