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Cannabis 'munchies' explained by new research

Scientists have shown the urge to eat after smoking is caused by cannabinoids hijacking brain cells that normally suppress appetite<p>Besides making a bongo drum sound inexplicably magical and enhancing a person’s ability to talk nonsense for extended periods of time, generations of cannabis smokers …

Cannabis

Miami Gay Blog

Trans man wins China’s first illegal dismissal case amid calls for anti-discrimination laws<p>February 12, 2018 No comments<p>A court in China ruled in …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

TRADE DISPUTE Top U.S. trade agency dismisses massive duties against Bombardier<p>Apotex CEO quits, former boss takes over, as drug maker reels from founder’s death Subscriber content<p>TORONTO Deaths of Barry and Honey Sherman ruled a 'targeted' double homicide<p>Inflation slows to 1.9% as consumers get a …

Ray Rice issues letter of apology to Ravens fans

Rice is finally apologizing to the fans of his former team for punching his then-fiancee last February.<p>NFL running back and former Baltimore Ravens star Ray Rice issued an apology to Ravens fans. Rice was suspended and then released by the Ravens last season after punching his then-fiancee, an act …

Domestic Violence

Ray Rice apologizes to Baltimore Ravens fans in a statement

Almost one year after his arrest in a domestic violence case, former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has issued another statement thanking his supporters, apologizing for his "horrible mistake'' and appealing for forgiveness.<p>"This is not a farewell or goodbye," Rice said Friday in a …

Domestic Violence

6 Things We Loved at New York Fashion Week: Kanye West for Adidas and More

New York Fashion Week is off to a flying start, what with **Kanye West’**s highly anticipated collection for Adidas, an event that brought out almost every major musician in the top 40 right now, including <b>Justin Bieber, Rihanna,</b> and <b>Beyoncé.</b> Newcomers on the scene, like CFDA/<i>Vogue</i> Fashion Fund …

Why Kanye West's New Collaboration with Adidas Lives Up to the Hype

Before the fluorescent lights pulsed for the first time, before the lone horn metronome led the model formation in lockstep, before the voice of <b>Kanye</b> declared, “I want people to feel like awesome is possible,” before a new song with <b>Sia</b> and <b>Vic Mensa</b> blasted through the speakers, and before young …

Banana Republic, J. Crew Invade Fashion Week in Search of Cachet

Banana Republic, J. Crew Group Inc. and other mainstream brands are increasing their presence at fashion week this year, shifting the tone of an …

Banana Republic

Inside Levi’s Comeback Plans

Attacked from all sides by a surge of competitors, how is the 161-year-old pioneer of blue jeans reasserting itself?<p><b>SAN FRANCISCO, United States —</b> …

Clothing

Kanye West Enlists Sia, Vic Mensa for Melancholic New Song 'Wolves'

West premiered the new song at his Yeezy Boosts livestream<p>Hours before his First Annual Roc City Classic concert with Kevin Durant, Kanye West …

Front Row Celebrities at Kanye West x Adidas Originals New York Fashion Week 2015

It's only day one of New York Fashion Week and one of the season's buzziest shows has already happened. Kanye West's collaboration with Adidas Originals debuted today and the front row was packed. Not a surprise, but it was like, <i>seriously</i> packed. AND before you start wondering why Kylie Jenner's …

Kanye West

Drake Shares New, Intimate Short Film, Jungle

Drake has shared a short film titled <i>Jungle</i> on his website, which features his own intimate commentary about fame, lifestyle, and life in general. It begins with a long, dark car ride to an overlook of Los Angeles and proceeds from there. Featuring a score from frequent collaborator Noah "40" …

New Singles

Valentine's Day Ideas: 5 Ways to Make Your Bedroom Ready for Romance

If you're anything like me and have to navigate around your kids' toys, over heaps of unfolded laundry, and through random piles of clutter when you …

Candles

Azealia Banks to Pose Nude in Playboy

Azealia Banks will appear on the cover of the April issue of <i>Playboy</i>, the magazine has announced. She will also be featured in a nude pictorial in the issue, and give an interview.<p><i>Playboy</i> editors call the spread a "frisky pictorial that’s sure to break the Internet." The shoot was done by famed …

Azealia Banks

Kanye West Gets Deep With Ryan Seacrest: 11 Things We Learned

From interrupting Beck to why he thinks the Grammys are a joke, the rapper opens up<p>Kanye West recently spoke with Ryan Seacrest and co-host Ellen K …

Kanye West to Live Stream Launch of Adidas Yeezy 750 Boost in Theaters

Back in 2013, Kanye West announced he was teaming up with Adidas after cutting ties with Nike. Two years later, Kanye and Adidas are releasing the results of that partnership. Ye's new shoe is called the Yeezy 750 Boost—a muted gray-and-white stitched suede high top. Tomorrow at 4 p.m. Eastern, …

Shoes

Music Exec Mark Pitts on J. Cole's Success, Usher's New Album and Miguel's Love of Women

Says the ByStorm Entertainment CEO: "I'm trying to build my own LaFace."<p>Between his dual roles as president of urban music at RCA and CEO of ByStorm …

Chris Brown

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Stevie Wonder

U.S., UK and France pull embassy staffers out of Yemen

<b>(CNN) —</b> The American and British embassies in Yemen suspended operations and moved staffers out Wednesday, and urged their citizens to leave the politically-unstable nation as well.<p>The U.S. Embassy had already been operating on a skeletal staff since late January.<p>The French embassy also said it …

Middle East

David Oyelowo: UK doesn't tell stories with heroic black characters

The Selma star once again decried the inequality in the British film industry, saying ‘the class system in the UK is very real, the old boys’ club is very real’<p>Selma star David Oyelowo has claimed there is no desire within the UK film industry to tell stories about black heroes.<p>Interviewed by the …

Black Culture

Kendrick Lamar's "The Blacker the Berry" Gets Annotated for Genius by Pulitzer-Winning Author Michael Chabon

<i>Photo by Ari Marcopoulos</i><p>Kendrick Lamar's new single "The Blacker the Berry" came out last night. Today, Pulitzer-winning author Michael Chabon (<i>The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay</i>, <i>Wonder Boys</i>) has deciphered a portion of the song's lyrics for the annotation site Genius, as Complex points …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Courtney Love Channels Al Green for 'Take Me to the River' Cover

Hole singer will play musician Elle Dallas on popular hip-hop-themed soap opera 'Empire'<p>As <i>Empire</i>'s ratings continue to grow each week, the hip-hop …

Miguel's New Album Tentatively Called Wild Heart

<i>Photo by Erez Avissar</i><p>RCA Executive Mark Pitts recently sat for an interview with <i>Billboard</i> in which the ByStorm Entertainment CEO revealed some details about Miguel's forthcoming album, which he says is "90 percent done".<p>The followup to 2012's <i>Kaleidoscope Dream</i> is tentatively called <i>Wild Heart</i>, and …

New Albums