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‘Draw This Again’ Challenge Shows That Practice Makes Perfect (New Pics)

It's easy to compare your artworks to those of the greats and feel miserable. But if you're an aspiring creator you need to understand that nobody …

Artworks

Apple’s New Campus: An Exclusive Look Inside the Mothership

FetishThis Ultra-Secure PC Self Destructs if Someone Messes With It Michael Calore<p>Wired StaffOK, House. Get Smart: Make the Most of Your AI Home …

The Mystery of People Who Speak Dozens of Languages

What can hyperpolyglots teach the rest of us?<p>Last May, Luis Miguel Rojas-Berscia, a doctoral candidate at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, in the Dutch city of Nijmegen, flew to Malta for a week to learn Maltese. He had a hefty grammar book in his backpack, but he didn’t plan to open …

Terrorized African-Americans Found Their Champion in Civil War Hero Robert Smalls

In May 1862, an enslaved man named Robert Smalls won renown by stealing the <i>Planter</i>, the Confederate military transport on which he served as a pilot. …

Black History

Listen to vintage episodes of the greatest hip-hop radio show of all time

Side Note<p>May—26—2018 10:28AM EST<p>Screen grab via YouTube<p>The Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito show lives on in the Internet Archive.<p>For a good chunk of …

Rap & Hip-Hop

30 behaviors that will make you unstoppable

A lot of people are good at what they do. Some are even elite. A select few are completely unstoppable.<p>Those who are unstoppable are in their own …

I Was a Cocaine Kingpin's Ride-or-Die

"When he came home, I would wake up and help him count the money."<p><i>The</i> <i>crack era</i> <i>of the 1980s and 90s was a uniquely</i> <i>vicious time in American life</i><i>. With gun violence at historic levels, it was a free-for-all on the streets, with drug lords fueling an overdose epidemic on one hand and horrific gang</i> …

Dodging planes and a taste of home: life on a U.S. aircraft carrier

ABOARD USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (Reuters) - The routine begins with a raised hand waving furiously and ends, like a well-executed ballet, on one knee, arm extended forward and two pointed fingers signaling take-off.<p>The flight deck of the USS Harry S. Truman rumbles as a fighter jet loaded with ordnance …

Zora Neale Hurston’s Lost Interview With One of America’s Last Living Slaves

<i>Their Eyes Were Watching God</i> is required reading in high schools and colleges and cited as a formative influence by Toni Morrison and Maya Angelou. …

I was an undercover CIA agent for 10 years — and it's not what it looks like in the movies

<i>The below is an excerpt from "Breaking Cover" by Michele Rigby Assad:</i><p>In the movies, secret agents face their adversaries with guns, weapons, and flashy cars. And they're so proficient in hand-to-hand combat that they can bring enemies to their knees with the right choke hold or take them down with …

Ghostface Killah Explains Why He and Method Man Hung Out With James Comey Today

James Comey took a break from his promotional book tour this week to hang out with Wu-Tang’s Method Man and Ghostface Killah. No, really. There’s …

Method Man Uncensored: ‘Don’t Sh*t on Somebody’s Legacy’

“He’s in <i>there</i>,” the publicist says, motioning toward a black Cadillac Escalade with tinted windows parked outside.<p>Several minutes of lobby loitering …

Rap & Hip-Hop

When cops become robbers

Inside one of America's most corrupt police squads<p>By Jessica Lussenhop<br>3 April 2018<p>Trackers<p>On the day of Aaron Anderson’s arrest, Detective David McDougall of the Harford County Sheriff’s Department rose around dawn and crept out of his house in rural Maryland before his family awoke. He drove south …

The 5 Toughest Guys I've Ever Faced

B efore I get into my list, I just want to say that it always bugs me when I hear about parents who limit their kids to playing only one sport.</i> …

You’ll Want To Represent With This Vans Collaboration With A Tribe Called Quest

As a baseline, a standard pair of Vans is cool af. They just are. Authentic since 1966, the classic California skate shoes have established themselves as staples of West Coast awesomeness. It’s a massive brand that never lost one iota of rad in expanding over the years, and in part, this is due to …

Wu-Tang’s U-God Details Clan’s Fracture in Revealing Book Excerpt

<i>Wu-Tang rapper U-God reflects on the business decisions that fractured the Clan in this exclusive excerpt from</i> RAW: My Journey Into the Wu-Tang<i>, the</i> …

The Cuban Gangster Who Mysteriously Refused to Die

Palulu.<p>All you had to do was say the name and José Miguel Battle Sr., the Godfather of the Corporation, would tighten up. He would breathe in deeply, …

Crime

Secret NYPD Files: Officers Who Lie And Brutally Beat People Can Keep Their Jobs

<b>Secret files obtained</b> by BuzzFeed News reveal that from 2011 to 2015 at least 319 New York Police Department employees who committed offenses serious enough to merit firing were allowed to keep their jobs.<p>Many of the officers lied, cheated, stole, or assaulted New York City residents. At least …

Corruption

5 Things That Can Really Influence How Others Perceive You

It can be as simple as being curious about the other person.<p>There are several ways to make a great first impression on someone you just met. Here are five proven strategies to get you started.<p>1. Be curious.<p>Want to be the most interesting person in the room? In a previous article, I offered seven …

Ancient Skeleton Reveals 'Extinct' Caribbean Islanders Were Never Really Wiped Out

Their legacy lives on!<p>They were called the Taíno, and the Europeans who colonised their land took almost everything away from them.<p>A half-century …

Anthropology

This 30-Second Video of Steve Kerr and Steph Curry Is an Extraordinary Lesson in Outstanding Leadership

Kerr's interactions with Step Curry provide a master class in how to not only lead your employees, but to build a genuine bond.<p>Steph Curry is a superstar: NBA champion, NBA MVP, NBA scoring champion... and a guy many players and experts have called the greatest in basketball history. (And he's also …

The Reasoning Behind the HomePod’s Design and Marketing is Surprisingly Simple

I’ve seen an interesting combination of concern, complaints, dismissiveness, and derision over the HomePod across Twitter, Apple blogs, and tech sites over the past few days. The preorder and announcement of the final release date for the device, as well as a lack of any other substantive Apple …

HomePod

The True Story of the Versace Mansion

Built by a possibly closeted oil heir, and almost owned by Donald Trump, the Casa Casuarina has a history nearly as colorful as that of the man who made it famous.<p>Even before its owner, Gianni Versace, was shot on its front steps, Casa Casuarina was a tourist attraction in Miami Beach. One of very …

Jaylen Brown: 'Sport is a mechanism of control in America'

As the Boston Celtics star prepares to play in London, he talks to Donald McRae about race, the NBA and the death of his best friend<p>Jaylen Brown is one the most intelligent and interesting young athletes I’ve met in years and it seems fitting that, midway through our interview in Boston, he should …

Boston Celtics

What Russian Journalists Uncovered About Russian Election Meddling

A cautionary tale about the importance of independent media abroad<p>Much of 2017 was consumed with untangling the political mess that was 2016 and Russia’s role in it.Much of what we learned came from American journalists, who brought us revelation after revelation about how the Kremlin meddled in …

Russia

Black Thought Talks About His Viral Freestyle on 'Fallon'

Earlier this week, Black Thought of the Legendary Roots Crew crew made an appearance at Hot 97's Ciroc Studios ​with Funkmaster Flex and dropped a …

10 Flipboard Magazines Apple Fans Will Love

Last week, Apple announced a slew of new updates during the WWDC keynote. We thought it would be helpful to round up the best Apple magazines and topics so you can create a personal mix of news you want to follow on Flipboard. These MagMakers are obsessively thinking about and curating stories …

These Columbia STAR WARS Jackets Will Keep You Warmer Than a Tauntaun Will

It is officially winter, so it’s time to start making sure you’ve got all the cold weather gear you need to stay warm this season. And sure, you …

Star Wars

The Power of RAW on the iPhone

I take a lot of photos. Usually, I pack either a Sony a7R II or a Leica M — two cameras with massive sensors and brilliant lenses. But lately, I’ve …

Why Baby Donald’s Media Threats Don’t Scare Me

Let’s call Donald Trump’s bluff.<p>For better than two years, he’s mauled reporters at every turn, herding them into pens during campaign stops and heckling them collectively, name-calling them individually (“third-rate reporter”; “dope”; “underachieving”; “dummy”; “no talent”; “wacky”; “dishonest”), …