Deanne Chen

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Grimes - Flesh without Blood/Life in the Vivid Dream


How A Wrinkle in Time Changed Sci-Fi Forever

<b>Madeleine L'Engle sat in front</b> of her typewriter in the Tower, her private workspace in her family’s isolated, 200-year-old Connecticut farmhouse. It …

Review: Chvrches, 'Every Open Eye'

<i>Note: NPR's Audio for First Listens comes down after the album is released. However, you can still listen with the Spotify playlist at the bottom of the page.</i><p>Even before Lauren Mayberry first took a stand against misogynist trolls, Chvrches' synth-pop already felt like realist emotional armor, …

Cyndi Lauper

Holly Herndon: the queen of tech-topia

Acrylic nails tapping on a smartphone, Skype breakups, pop-up adverts … it’s all music to Holly Herndon. We meet the avant-garde techno producer bringing ‘paradise politics’ to the dancefloor<p>Which musical instrument conveys the most emotion? Piano, cello, guitar? For Holly Herndon, whose …

Ray Kurzweil

The Case for Teaching Kids 'Vagina,' 'Penis,' and 'Vulva'

Sex-abuse prevention educators want children to understand that "private parts" are off limits to others. But they also want kids to be comfortable using what linguists call "standard" dialect for these parts, rather than euphemisms and colloquialisms.<p>normanack/flickr<p>One bright morning in late …

Magic Tape 51


A Casual Conversation with Saul Leiter

Taxi, 1957<br>© Saul Leiter—Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York<p>1 of 13<p><b>Updated Nov. 26: In memory of Saul Leiter, who has passed away in New York</b> …

10 Recipes You Loved in March

The top 10 most popular new recipes of March 2015.<p><b>March is kind of a funky month for cooking</b>—there's not a ton in season but, obviously, ya gotta eat. Our readers kept themselves well-fed with everything from pork chops to grilled cheese, avocado cream to pancakes. Nice work, guys.


Jamie xx - Loud Places (ft Romy)


Classical music's 10 best moonlighters

They’ve been cab drivers, mystics and ornithologists. One was even a prime minister. Meet music’s greatest multi-taskers<p>To become a leader in any field, specialisation is obligatory. The risk of spreading oneself too thin is drilled into those with multiple interests. “You cannot hunt two hares at …


10 Words Every Girl Should Learn

<i>Editor's Note: This article updated from original, which appeared in Role Reboot.</i><p><i>"Stop interrupting me."</i><p><i>"I just said that."</i><p><i>"No explanation needed."</i><p>In …


13 Scones to Add to Your Easter Brunch Menu

One thing to love about brunch is all the variety of breakfast foods it can include. You can go traditional with pancakes and sausage or go out on a limb with mini quiche and asparagus hors d’oeuvres. But there is one brunch food that’s always a hit: the scone. They can be sweet, savory or …

To Pimp a Butterfly: Kendrick Lamar's new album is perfect

I’ve never been afraid to listen to an album.<p>It’s a strange feeling. Music can elicit a number of emotions — tears, unbridled happiness, a wave of calmness, a strong stank face — but fear usually isn’t drawn out by music. It’s not something that artists strive to pull out of their audience. And yet …

Rap & Hip-Hop

On Kendrick Lamar and Black Humanity

<i>Photo by Ari Marcopoulos</i><p>It is said that depression is anger turned inward. And if that’s true, then the entirety of Black America suffers from a depression. The collective emotional toll of the violence and abuse of the last nearly 500 years shows up in a lot of ways. Sometimes outward, sometime …

Rap & Hip-Hop

10 Habits That Will Make You Happy Today (Even If Life Isn't Going Your Way)

In 2010, after losing my job and being unable to find another one for close to a year, I fell into a deep depression. During this time I read dozens …


The Mysterious 'Q Texture' You Didn't Even Know Your Food Was Missing

Chewy. Gummy. Bouncy. Rubbery. These aren't typically flattering words when it comes to food.<p>That is, they're not traditionally complimentary in the United States. In Taiwan and often in other parts of East Asia, it's a different story. These adjectives describe a beloved texture -- a food quality …

10 things black people fear that white people simply don’t

It goes beyond racial profiling. African Americans are subjected to countless microaggressions on a daily basis<p><i>The following is the latest in a new series of articles on AlterNet called Fear in America that launched this March. Read the introduction to the series.</i><p>When black people wake up and begin …

Google doubles its online database of street art with 5,000 new pieces

The expansion includes guided audio tours and videos of artists at work<p>Google is showing graffiti artists some love, adding more than 5,000 images of street art to its online database of art. This expansion doubles the number of street art images in the Google Art Project, with the first set of …

Little Dragon - Little Man (Tom Flynn Remix)

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Kendrick Lamar's 'To Pimp a Butterfly': A Track-by-Track Guide

Here's more than you need to know about the rapper's "honest, fearful and unapologetic" new album<p>There are surprise releases and there are accidental …

29 Gochujang Recipes to Give Your Food Some Sweet, Sweet Heat

We love gochujang for its sweet heat on everything from chicken to vegetables. Here are 29 recipes to get you started.<p><b>Gochujang is a staple in Korean cooking</b> and one of our favorite condiments to have on hand. Not familiar with it? It's the bright red paste found in everything from bibimbap to</i> …


Grimes Shares Video for Previously-Unheard Track "REALiTi"

Grimes has shared a video for "REALiTi", a previously-unheard track which she recorded in 2013 for an early (and later scrapped) version of her <i>Visions</i> follow-up. “Since this is no longer gonna be on the album," she states in the video description, "I’m releasing it as a special thank you to …

Music Festivals

Sleater-Kinney hilariously schools “SNL’s” Vanessa Bayer on feminism

“I feel like your understanding of ‘riot grrrl’ is vague at best”<p>"SNL'S" Vanessa Bayer is back with some supremely awful media coaching in Above Average's web series "Sound Advice." In today's installment, Bayer is struggling to wrap her head around what this whole "feminism" thing. Good thing …

Recipe: Mocha Crunch Steel-Cut Oatmeal

Oatmeal is one of the healthiest breakfasts you can eat, and I usually like to keep the toppings pretty simple. But once in a while, why not make it …


Viewfinder: 59 inspiring photographs


German Law Requires More Women on Corporate Boards

Here's Mark Zuckerberg's one tip for hiring employees

Zuckerberg has revealed his one rule for hiring at the Mobile World Congress tech conference held in Barcelona, the Telegraph reports. Here's what he looks for in an employee:<p><b>"I will only hire someone to work directly for me if I would work for that person... It's a pretty good test and I think</b> …

Mark Zuckerberg

Study Details Lives of LGBT Youths Engaged in 'Survival Sex'

Google's ad strategy focuses on the heart, not the head

Over the last two years Google has shifted its advertising strategy with a series of web and television commercials that focus on the emotional, real-world experiences its products can provide.<p>Google has been stepping up its promotional game with a focus on the softer, more human side of its …