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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 …

Rap & Hip-Hop

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

The iconic rapper sat down with Marlow Stern to discuss ‘Drop the Mic,’ who killed Biggie and Tupac, and whether we’ll ever get to hear ‘Once Upon a …

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 …

Crime

The 5 Toughest Guys I've Ever Faced | by Dwight Freeney

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> …

NFL

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 …

Rap & Hip-Hop

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

"Right now, it just looks like the Wu brothers are not on the same page, going at each other’s throats, missing shows, and all that," rapper</i> …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The Cuban Gangster Who Mysteriously Refused to Die

In the ’80s, the Cuban mob called the Corporation did a thriving business in the Northeast and Miami, when, that is, they weren’t busy settling …

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

Internal NYPD files show that hundreds of officers who committed the most serious offenses — from lying to grand juries to physically attacking innocent people — got to keep their jobs, their pensions, and their tremendous power over New Yorkers' lives.

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 you can elicit a great first impression from 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 posed …

Albert Einstein

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 …

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 …

Basketball

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 …

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 …

South Beach

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 …

Basketball

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 …

Rap & Hip-Hop

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 …

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 …

Mobile Photography

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”), …

Donald Trump
Rap & Hip-Hop

The purge in Saudi Arabia, explained

“It is the most volatile period in Saudi history in over a half-century.”<p>Mohammed bin Salman, the ambitious 32-year-old crown prince of Saudi Arabia, is rounding up the opposition — specifically, the opposition inside his own royal family.<p>Over the weekend, Saudi police arrested an astonishing 11 …

Saudi Arabia

The Republican tax bill, explained with a bowl of cartoon cereal

Republicans are using vague words to sell their tax bill. This cartoon explains what it really does.<p>Ever since Republicans gained power of both Congress and the White House last year, they have been talking about doing something called “tax reform.” And last week, they released a bill that tries to …

Income Inequality
Extremism

An Artist's Dream Comes True With These Blade Runner 2049 Concept Images

Imagine if your favorite movie in the world was <i>Blade Runner</i> and one day, you were asked to work on the sequel. That’s what happened to senior …

Science Fiction

The Inside Story of Wu-Tang Clan's Single Copy Album You'll Never Hear

After becoming RZA's advisor, British writer Cyrus Bozorgmehr wrote a book on 'Once Upon a Time in Shaolin' and the value of music today.<p>By now, you know the story. Only three people in the world have heard Wu-Tang Clan album <i>Once Upon A Time In Shaolin</i> in its entirety – maybe four, if you count …

Rap & Hip-Hop

EXCLUSIVE: Apple's Tim Cook On The Future Of Fashion & Shopping

Imagine that you’re out to lunch, and in walks a woman wearing a terrific-looking coat. Who designed it? Did she buy it last season, or is it still …

Google Glass

Harvey Weinstein Paid Off Sexual Harassment Accusers for Decades

<i>Update: The Weinstein Company’s board</i> <i>is planning</i> <i>to investigate sexual harassment complaints against Harvey Weinstein as he takes a leave of absence. Find more coverage here.</i><p>Two decades ago, the Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein invited Ashley Judd to the Peninsula Beverly Hills hotel for what the …

Sexual Harassment

The Untold Story of Kim Jong-nam’s Assassination

Two women had the most audacious task. Killing the brother of the North Korean leader. Right out in the open, using deadly chemical weapons in an international airport. And the craziest thing? They had no idea what they'd gotten into.<p><b>When Kim Jong-nam</b> was a boy, his father, the dictator of North …

North Korea

Trump's Shocking Recklessness

The president’s latest comments shouldn’t be surprising—but his deliberate inflammation of tense situations is no less stunning.<p>During last year’s presidential campaign, I conducted a running feature called the “Trump Time Capsule.” Its purpose was to chronicle the things Donald Trump said or did …

Donald Trump