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ISIS fight takes toll on Iraq's warriors

In the fight against ISIS, Iraqi fighters are taking a large toll to reclaim territory seized by the militants. Jomana Karadsheh reports.

Sunnis in Iraq’s Samarra fear growing presence of Shiite militias fighting Islamic State

The al-Askari shrine in the Iraqi city of Samarra is surrounded by thousands of Shiite militiamen in mismatched uniforms, many of them awaiting transport to the nearby front lines of the war against the Islamic State group.<p>For months, they have fended off attacks by the extremists and now they are …

The Unlikely Origin of WWE Star John Cena's Entrance Music

“For 35 bucks a day back in the late ‘60s, as a teenager, it was a pretty good gig,” says Robert Leonard, who played sax with The Canadians from 1969 …

Chart Highlights: Madonna's 'Ghosttown' Debuts on Adult Contemporary

The Queen of Pop charts her first song at the format since 2007. Plus, new No. 1s for Sia, Natalie La Rose, Cole Swindell, Foo Fighters, Mana, …

The last places on Earth with no invasive species

Pockets of land and water that are free from ‘alien’ species are few and far between, finds Rachel Nuwer. Yet could we reverse the tide of these pests?<p>When Piero Genovesi received my email, his interest was piqued. Is there anywhere left, I asked, free from invasive species? Genovesi chairs the …

Doa Qunut

"We Used To Dance" By James Murphy

Mokoa Ft. GuitK - I'm Here (Radio Edit)

Blur Debut ‘The Magic Whip’ in Its Entirety at Small London Club

Blur kickstarted the next phase of their comeback with a tiny, fanclub-only gig in London Friday night, airing songs from their new album <i>The Magic</i> …

Future Shares New Mixtape 56 Nights

Future: "March Madness" (via SoundCloud)<p>In January, Future's collaborator DJ Esco came home to the United States after spending 56 days in a Dubai jail. He was arrested for marijuana possession at the airport. Today, Future has shared <i>56 Nights</i>, a 10-track mixtape named for the incident. Download it …

Torres | "New Skin" | SXSW | PitchforkTV

Detroit Motor Show 2015: In pictures

<b>The Detroit Motor Show is the first car show of the year and the first chance that manufacturers get to show off their latest models. The BBC's Kim Gittleson looks at some of the cars on display.</b>

Auto Shows

Chicago Rap Is Way More Unified Than You Think, and Its New Stars Proved It at Oreo Fest

Lil Herb, Katie Got Bandz, Leather Corduroys, and a newly freed Z Money took the stage in Chicago this weekend.<p><i>All photos by Bryan Allen Lamb</i><p>After the Chicago rap boom of 2012, where national outlets, record labels and the like climbed all over themselves to get a sniff at anything remotely related …

White fans want Kanye West gone from England’s largest music festival

<b>Kanye West; Glastonbury festival-goers. (Reuters/Charles Platiau/Cathal Mcnaughton/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>The movement to oust Yeezy isn’t the first time the festival’s fans have revolted against a hip-hop headliner<p>Anna Silman<p>March 19, 2015 4:09pm (UTC)<p>People were not happy with the news that Kanye …

Rap & Hip-Hop

What 'Tactical Urbanism' Can (and Can't) Do for Your City

It's not going to solve poverty, for instance. But that doesn't mean it's not worth doing.<p>The phrase “tactical urbanism” came into use just a few short years ago, coined by a group of young planners and activists and popularized by an online guide to phenomena such as guerrilla wayfinding, pop-up …

Urban Design

Solar Eclipse Seen Across Europe: In Pictures

Atlantic Ocean

Migos | "Handsome and Wealthy" | SXSW | PitchforkTV

Why Learning a Foreign Language Requires Complete Immersion

Learning a new language is never easy, but it is especially hard in our current American education system. If you're anything like me (and the millions of other students who have suffered through our public school system), you know that the teaching styles implemented in schools don't really …

Language Learning

AirAsia Hasn't Ruled Out IPO for Indonesian Division, Even After Fatal Crash

AirAsia Bhd., Asia’s largest budget carrier, is still considering an initial public offering for its Indonesia affiliate, whose Flight 8501 crashed …