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Commercial and critical darling Kendrick Lamar wins Pulitzer

NEW YORK (AP) — Kendrick Lamar won the Pulitzer Prize for music Monday, making history as the first non-classical or jazz artist to win the prestigious prize.<p>The revered rapper is also the most commercially successful musician to receive the award, usually reserved for critically acclaimed …

Kendrick Lamar

Sandra Oh’s Been Waiting 30 Years for a Show Like Killing Eve

The actress opens up about the thrilling new series, her post-Grey’s Anatomy career, and her thoughts on Ellen Pompeo’s heroic salary negotiations.<p>For four years after she left <i>Grey’s Anatomy,</i> <b>Sandra Oh</b> waited. She waited for offers to come in, juicy scripts that could come alive in the hands of her …

The 10-Year Baby Window That Is the Key to the Women’s Pay Gap

Today, married couples in the United States are likely to have similar educational and career backgrounds. So while the typical husband still earns more than his wife, spouses have increasingly similar incomes. But that changes once their first child arrives.<p>Immediately after the first birth, the …

Demographics

Cardi B’s Money Moves

The rapper responsible for last year’s most unexpected hit emerged from a singular New York City story of strip clubs, gangs, and below-board basement butt injections. Navigating new fame and a new record, Invasion of Privacy, Cardi B is fighting to stay true to her Bronx roots while the world …

Here's What Will Happen After a Huge Earthquake Inevitably Hits California

Nobody knows when "The Big One" is going to hit California, but here's how experts think it will play out when it does.<p>California is the land of beaches, mountains, and all the legal marijuana you can stomach. It’s also, inconveniently, a dangerous minefield riddled with nasty fault lines that …

When I Met Martin Luther King, Jr.

My one and only encounter with Martin Luther King, Jr., was during a chance meeting on what was then called “Sweet Auburn Avenue,” the prosperous hub of black-owned businesses in Atlanta. It was the summer of 1961, when King had earned the love and respect of the city’s young civil-rights …

Martin Luther King's last 31 hours: the story of his final prophetic speech

On the eve of his assassination, King delivered an improvised masterpiece, ‘I’ve been to the Mountaintop’. In it, the civil rights leader foresaw his own death.<p><b>While the man who</b> would assassinate him the next day was holed up in the New Rebel motel, hundreds of people were filtering into Mason …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

The four days in 1968 that reshaped D.C.

Disable animations<p>The day had been warm and breezy, with a high near 70. But the teeming intersection of 14th and U streets was tense. There had been an ugly fight there two days before. Objects had been thrown at police, and two arrests had been made. As the sun set, this cultural and financial …

These 7 Common Speaking Habits Undercut Your Credibility

These simple behaviors are easy to fall into when you’re nervous, but they can make listeners think twice about taking you seriously.<p>Every speaker needs to be credible. If your audience spends the duration of your talk mulling over whether or not to take you seriously, you can kiss goodbye to any …

Self-help

Dwayne Johnson: The Pain and the Passion That Fuel the Rock

If the world seemed a little bit sluggish this morning – if the birds weren’t singing as sweetly, or the sun hung a bit lower in the sky – it might …

Inside Jimi Hendrix’s blood-spattered record collection

• .<br>• story of the day<p>You can see it on display in central London<p>If you’re ever at a loose end in central London, you could do far worse than checking out …

Guitar

The Business Of Being Cardi B

<i>The Cardi B effect:</i><p><i>A branding power rooted in specific authenticity, created and permeated by rapper Cardi B. Behaviors associated with the Cardi B Effect include blunt honesty, rapping, laughing, mild to moderate twerking, tongue-curling, teeth-kissing, chart-topping and regular degular Bronx girl</i> …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Stacey Abrams Is Poised to Become the First Female African-American Governor

People have told her she won't win because she's black. She's not listening.<p>Stacey Abrams is accustomed to coming out on top. She was the valedictorian of her high school, graduated magna cum laude from Spelman College, earned a J.D. from Yale Law School, became the first woman to lead either party …

The hidden crisis on college campuses: Many students don’t have enough to eat

Caleb Torres lost seven pounds his freshman year of college — and not because he didn’t like the food in the dining hall. A first-generation college student, barely covering tuition, Torres ran out of grocery money halfway through the year and began skipping meals as a result.<p>He’d stretch a can of …

College & University

6 Books to Read in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Death

Historians and biographers have spent much ink celebrating and interrogating the life and influence of Martin Luther King, Jr. in the 50 years since …

The Top 10 Cars Most Likely to Last 200,000 Miles or More

Based on a study of more than 13.5 million cars, these are the ones that most frequently exceed 200,000 miles on the odometer.<p>When you buy a new car, you want it to last. iSeeCars analyzed more than 13.5 million vehicles to find out which models are most likely to last 200,000 miles or more. On …

What Kind of Friend You Are, According to Myers-Briggs

I<p><b>t took me a long time to have an interconnected group of friends, even longer to understand the interpersonal dynamics at play between us, and the</b> …

9 Easy April Fools’ Day 2018 Pranks That Don’t Need Much Planning

The simplest things sometimes make the loudest statements. When it comes to the art of pranking on Apr. 1, otherwise known as the infamous April …

Men are crying on TV as never before

We’re having a moment for male tears — no, not the kind that the popular feminist mug metaphorically collects in pursuit of bringing down the patriarchy. We’re talking literal tears that men shed in moments of televised vulnerability.<p>Take the Netflix reboot of “Queer Eye,” just renewed for a second …

Queer Eye

10 Strategies Smart People Use to Handle Difficult People

Stress-relieving techniques for dealing with difficult people.<p>Difficult people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that …

Emotional Intelligence

How Social Media Can Reveal Overlooked Drug Reactions

When Allison Ruddick was diagnosed with stage 3 colorectal cancer in October 2014, she turned to the world of hashtags.<p>After her initial diagnosis it wasn't clear if the cancer had metastasized, so she was in for a nerve-wracking wait, she says. She wanted outside advice. "But they don't really …

‘I straight wanted to die’: Michael Phelps wants USOC to help athletes cope with depression

Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian in history, is using his lofty perch and personal experience to call on the U.S. Olympic Committee to help athletes who are struggling with depression.<p>Phelps is speaking out at a time when a host of current and former athletes are bringing mental health …

Mental Health

From pranks to nuclear sabotage, this is the history of malware

Since the dawn of modern computing, software has been as capable as the programmers who created it. Their intentions became its capabilities, and …

There’s Something Funny About Tiffany Haddish

It took the world a ridiculously long time to realize the obvious: The breakout star of Girls Trip is fucking hilarious. So GQ’s Caity Weaver went whale watching with her.<p><b>Some people are better</b> at being themselves than others are. They're the ones at home instantly in any untried environment, the …

How a Young Woman Lost Her Identity

Hannah Upp disappears for weeks at a time, forgetting her sense of self. Can she still be found?<p><b>Audio:</b> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>Hannah Upp had been missing for nearly two weeks when she was seen at the Apple Store in midtown …

United Methodist

The Death Row Book Club

<i>Anthony Ray Hinton |</i> The Sun Does Shine<i> | St. Martin’s Press | March 2018 | 14 minutes (3,745 words)</i>The books were a big deal. Nobody had books on …

Death Row

This Common Word Makes You Sound More Negative Than You Want To

This tiny word is nearly unavoidable but frequently overused. Everything that follows it tends to make you sound like a downer.<p>The language you use shapes others’ impressions of you, but there’s a chance that some of your most common words don’t put you in the best light. In fact, I’ve already …

Legal Pot Is Notoriously White. Oakland Is Changing That.

A groundbreaking nonprofit is helping minorities targeted by the war on drugs get a piece of the booming weed industry.<p>OAKLAND, Calif. —On a Friday in January 2017, the night of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, Ebele Ifedigbo and Lanese Martin welcomed several dozen people to a cozy office in …

Cannabis

How the Parkland students pulled off a massive national protest in only 5 weeks

<b>(CNN) —</b> Just five weeks ago, a gunman killed 17 of their friends and teachers at school and changed the course of their lives. This weekend, the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School led a historic march for gun control, what they called a March for Our Lives.<p>Here's how the Parkland, …

Gun Control

The Toughest Call of My Life

was three days away from my NBA dream, and I walked away.<p>It was last August, a few weeks after summer league. I had my contract with the Bucks, a …