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Egypt: Ancient Pharaoh Relics Likely Not of Ramses II, Reveals Minister

Egypt’s antiquities minister has said that an ancient relic found in a Cairo mudpit is likely not of Pharaoh Ramses II, but is probably from the …

Black Sabbath Deliver Pure Heavy-Metal Mastery at Hometown Farewell Show

"Are you having fun?!" Ozzy Osbourne bellowed into his mic after he and his Black Sabbath bandmates played "War Pigs" at last night's hometown gig in …

Guitar

'It will be called Americanism': the US writers who imagined a fascist future

From Sinclair Lewis and Philip Roth to Donald Trump’s favourite film, Citizen Kane, US culture has long told stories about homegrown authoritarianism. What can we learn from them?<p>“To have enslaved America with this hocus-pocus! To have captured the mind of the world’s greatest nation without …

Literature

My dad predicted Trump in 1985 – it's not Orwell, he warned, it's Brave New World

The ascent of Donald Trump has proved Neil Postman’s argument in Amusing Ourselves to Death was right. Here’s what we can do about it<p>Over the last year, as the presidential campaign grew increasingly bizarre and Donald Trump took us places we had never been before, I saw a spike in media references …

Literature

The Frightening Lessons of Philip Roth’s “The Plot Against America”

Philip Roth’s novel “The Plot Against America” is a masterwork of counterfactual history, a what-if story in which Charles Lindbergh, the aviation hero and Nazi sympathizer, is elected President in 1940, leading to the widespread persecution of Jews in the United States. The novel is also a …

9/11 tapes reveal raw and emotional Hillary Clinton

It was 26 August 2003, almost two years since 9/11, and the sickening plume of smoke that hung over Ground Zero in lower Manhattan had long since dissipated. But steam was rising from the steps of city hall, three blocks away, where Hillary Clinton was venting her rage at the Bush administration …

Government

Rage Against the Machine’s Zack de la Rocha Goes Solo With El-P-Produced New Single: Listen

Zack de la Rocha’s Rage Against the Machine bandmates have been busy touring the world with Chuck D and B-Real. As it turns out, the Rage frontman has been working on music of his own. This morning, de la Rocha has made his inaugural bid as a solo artist with a new single called “Digging For …

Larry Wilmore's show was a victim of our reluctance to discuss race

After a year-and-a-half of finding the humor in some of the bleakest moments in American race relations in decades, Comedy Central is ending Larry Wilmore’s The Nightly Show. I hesitate to call a satirical half-hour talk show a “grand experiment”, but it was as close as one can get because the …

Comedy

Trump Time Capsule #72: 'Most Reckless President in American History'

Noted as part of the ongoing record, the extraordinary statement signed yesterday by 50 veterans of national-security policy in Republican administrations, arguing that Donald Trump would be “a dangerous President and would put at risk our country’s national security and well being.” You can read …

Former GOP EPA heads endorse Clinton: Trump ‘would set the world back decades’

Donald Trump would threaten the environmental legacy of presidents Ronald Reagan, Richard Nixon and George H.W. Bush, according to two former Environmental Protection Agency chiefs from their administrations.<p>“Republicans have a long history of support for the environment dating back to Theodore …

Clean Technology

The best pop music of 2016 (so far)

So much about the first few months of pop in 2016 has been about mourning.<p>David Bowie,Glenn Frey,Merle Haggard, <b></b>Paul Kantner, George Martin, Prince, Scotty Moore, Maurice White, Bernie Worrell and the just-starting-out Christina Grimmie are among those who have left us.<p>But while the music community …

New Albums

Researchers say nearly all books follow one of these six emotional arcs

Ever thought two books felt nearly identical? The déjà vu isn’t in your head.<p>Researchers from University of Vermont mapped the sentimental fluctuations of over 1,700 books. By tracing the emotional changes in the stories, they noticed an overall arc for each novel. They found that the emotional …

Writing

Paul Simon returns with the exquisite 'Stranger to Stranger'

"Sound is the theme of this album," Paul Simon writes in the press notes accompanying his new work, "Stranger to Stranger," "as much as it's about the subjects of the individual songs. If people get that, I'll be pleased."<p>True to his word, the visceral sonic qualities of the 11 tracks on the …

David Bowie

40 Best Science Fiction TV Shows of All Time

It's odd to think that, once upon a time, a TV show set in space — one that declared, in its opening narration, as the cosmos being the "final …

TV

The 200 Best Songs of the 1980s

Welcome to our list of the 200 best songs of the 1980s.<p>A great deal of today's music looks to the '80s for inspiration, but there are so many different ideas of what "'80s" as a descriptor can mean. Here we return to the source material.<p>As we did for the 1960s, the 1990s, and the 2000s, as well as …

Apple Music

The Greatest Albums You’ve Never Heard

Click or tap to zoom into this image<p>This is image <i>1</i> of 9<p>For his choice of classic lost album, Dave Grohl selects Bad Brains’ self-titled debut, …

40 Greatest Punk Albums of All Time

Punk rock started in 1976 on New York's Bowery, when four cretins from Queens came up with a mutant strain of blitzkrieg bubblegum. The revolution …

Indie Music

PayPal pulls North Carolina center over new LGBT law

PayPal will no longer move forward with its planned new global operations center in Charlotte, North Carolina, after the state passed a law that eliminates anti-discrimination protections for lesbians, gays and bisexuals and keeps transgender people from using the bathroom of their chosen …

LGBTQI

ACLU Sues Over North Carolina's Law Blocking Anti-Discrimination Legislation

The American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina and several other plaintiffs have filed a federal lawsuit over a North Carolina law they say discriminates against the state's LGBT community.<p>The law, passed last week in a special session by the state's Legislature and signed by Gov. Pat …

LGBTQI

Paul McCartney pays moving tribute to Beatles producer and 'second father' George Martin

Paul McCartney pays tribute to the creative genius of Sir George Martin, crediting the producer with introducing the Beatles to new instruments, sounds and recording techniques<p>Paul McCartney, the former Beatle, has paid a moving tribute to producer George Martin, who had died at the age of 90, …

Guitar

Is Jeb Bush Wrong to Admire James K. Polk?

Sure, he gave us Texas. But at what cost?<p>“One of the presidents that I really admire, and he’s not—I think people rank him pretty good, the historians who look at this—is James K. Polk,” noted Jeb Bush at a town hall event in Sioux City, Iowa, two weeks ago. “Ever read about him?”<p>Presumably, if …

Jeb Bush

Never mind the polls: the old albums we loved revisiting in 2015

From Simple Minds to Public Enemy, here are the albums our writers turned to when they’d had enough of new releases<p><b>New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84) by Simple Minds</b><p>One of the occupational hazards of writing about music for a living is that you spend so much time listening to new releases, or stuff that …

Kendrick Lamar

Adele's "25" Isn't on Spotify or Apple Music -- Here's Why It Doesn't Matter

The music business is changing and even the biggest act in the world can't change that.<p>The release of a new Adele album rivals <b>Apple</b> (NASDAQ:AAPL) …

Top 5 Spotify Game Soundtracks you should be listening to

When I started buying game soundtracks — wait, let me get my cane. Back in my day, we had to import game soundtracks from Japan, if they were even …

Bobbi Kristina Brown Given 'Toxic Cocktail,' Lawsuit Claims

The estate of Bobbi Kristina Brown filed a multi-million wrongful death lawsuit against her boyfriend Nick Gordon Friday following Brown's death at …

Whitney Houston

Lion Babe: 'I think it's a good time for women in pop music'

“I’ve never seen the allure of being famous, because I know what that’s like. It’s part of work.” For Jillian Hervey, half of music’s buzziest new act Lion Babe, “work” is currently taking place in the back of a people carrier making its way through London’s treacly rush hour on the wettest night …

Marlon Brando

'We are The World' By African Stars is The Worst Track in Human History- Etcetera

Controversial writer and singer <b>Etcetera</b> is back with his long epistle.<p>The singer said ‘We are The World’ by African stars is the worst combination of …

What Happens When Spotify Gets Behind an Artist? A Case Study of Hozier and Major Lazer

Streaming has quickly become the way much of the world listens -- and its also becoming a path to the stratosphere for artists.<p><b>T</b>he world's largest …

Music

How to maximize your Spotify subscription to support artists - Features - Alternative Press

Debates regarding music streaming services always revolve around the same set of numbers. These services all use a similar model: subscribers pay a …