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Merriam-Webster's word of the year for 2017 is 'feminism'

<b>(CNN) —</b> In the year of the #MeToo movement, it's no surprise that Merriam-Webster dictionary's word of the year for 2017 is 'feminism.'<p>Merriam-Webster said 'feminism' was the most-looked-up word in its online dictionary, with the term generating 70% more searches than last year.<p>Those spikes in …

Feminism

2017 Who What Wear Street Style Awards

Street Style

In Praise of the ‘Career Romance’

For many years now, I’ve collected Career Romances, books published from the 1940s to the 1960s with titles like “Aerospace Nurse,” “Weddings by Gwen,” “Jinny Williams: Library Assistant” and “Hostess in the Sky.” Written for young women to educate them about different industries, they’re as …

Careers

‘Our Institutions Are Protecting Predators’

Kirsten Gillibrand made sexual assault her defining issue long before it was politically safe. Now, reality is catching up.<p>The Washington sky was darkening outside her window, and Kirsten Gillibrand slumped down in her chair. It had been a long day. In the morning, the New York senator hosted a …

Kirsten Gillibrand

The 20 Coolest Christmas Songs For An Alternative Yule

So this is Christmas? As we’re knee-deep in Yuletide adverts, Slade’s ‘Merry Xmas Everybody’ and Wizzard’s ‘I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday’ …

Christmas

How Kendrick Lamar Became the Defining Hip-Hop Artist of His Generation

“What is a hit record?” Kendrick Lamar asks, reclining on a couch at Milk Studios in Hollywood after his hours-long photo shoot.<p>There’s a certain …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The Top 27 Productivity Hacks of 2018

This new year, kiss your inefficient and time wasting habits goodbye.<p>As 2018 gets closer, many professionals focus on what they can do better next year. Increasing productivity at work is a common New Year's resolution, as there is almost always room to improve anyone's practices.<p>To help you get …

Productivity

Young Americans

Opener, From left: Joseph Ramirez, Vanessa Rodriguez, Gerardo De Loera, Juan Belman, and Jessica Chavez.<p>The young prosecutor approached the bench, …

Immigration

The Golden Globes Fulfilled Our Expectations by Missing the Mark

The expected movies and TV shows picked up nominations, but no love for Tiffany Haddish or Jordan Peele?<p>If you made a bumper sticker that read <i>Keep the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Weird!</i>, I'd certainly buy it—although the mysterious organization that conducts the Golden Globe Awards usually …

Awards

Five myths about Alabama

Alabama, spoofed on late-night TV as a backward backwater, has suddenly become the center of America’s political universe. Tuesday’s special election to fill Jeff Sessions’s old Senate seat pits Republican Roy Moore — backed by President Trump and his former strategist Steve Bannon, despite …

Steve Bannon

18 crucial days: What did the president know and when did he know it?

WASHINGTON -- Special Counsel Robert Mueller is trying to piece together what transpired inside the White House over a critical 18-day period that began when senior officials were told that National Security Advisor Michael Flynn was susceptible to blackmail by Russia, according to multiple people …

Sally Yates

Shot by cops and forgotten

Police shoot far more people than anyone realized, a VICE News investigation reveals<p>An exclusive analysis of data from the 50 largest local police departments in the United States shows that police shoot Americans more than twice as often as previously known.<p>Police shootings aren’t just …

Law Enforcement

Cat Person: The short story people are talking about

<b>A fictional short story published in a magazine is being shared widely online as social media users discuss how much it relates to modern day dating.</b><p>Published in The New Yorker Cat Person by Kristen Roupenian has provoked an online debate about the main character Margot and her date with a man …

Relationships

Golden Globes nominations: Read the full list

Golden Globes

Gifts for Everyone in Your Grab Bag

You swore this would be the year you finished <i>all</i> of your holiday shopping by Cyber Monday. Yet here it is. December. And you’ve yet to cross one …

SantaCon Ushers in the Christmas Spirit: Pictures

SantaCon

This Awesome Transit Art Is Made Out Of Antique Wooden Escalators

Travelers have already nicknamed the piece “the stairway to heaven.”<p>When it was time to upgrade the gorgeous–but ancient–wooden escalators at Wynyard Station in Sydney, Australia, the government of New South Wales decided to do something different. Instead of trashing them, they chose to transform …

New South Wales

Modern Paris Seen Through Retro Porthole Windows of ‘Tours Aillaud’ High-Rises

Parisian photographer Laurent Kronental’s latest photo series, <i>Les Yeux des Tours</i>, captures life through the porthole windows of the Tours Aillaud—a social housing estate in the Pablo Picasso district of Nanterre. With 18 towers ranging from 7 to 38 stories high, the housing project accounts for a …

France

Bizarre, Enormous 16th-Century Map Assembled for First Time

The largest known world map of its time—made of 60 individual sheets—can finally be seen as the mapmaker intended.<p>This colorful and intricately detailed map from 1587 is more than nine feet by nine feet when fully assembled. For the last 430 years, its 60 individual sheets were bound together as an …

Maps

29 TV Deaths That Destroyed Your Emotions In 2017

🚨 WARNING: A YEAR OF SPOILERS AHEAD🚨

TV

The Fashion of ‘I, Tonya’ Goes Deeper Than Nostalgia

<i>I, Tonya</i> is the kind of film to watch without expectations. That’s a tall order, though, considering how cemented Tonya Harding is in the public consciousness and how much people know—or think they know—about the figure skater who achieved athletic greatness only to be banned from the sport …

Tonya Harding

The Football Team Without a Home

There was a moment in the first half of Sunday’s Browns-Chargers game when the home team gave out the new U2 album to a section of fans. (Yes, …

StubHub Center

What Happens When an Algorithm Helps Write Science Fiction

The machines sat empty in the dark. Only a single light was on when Anne and Ed entered. A lone searcher was staring at the Other planet1, his face …

Tahrir Square

The politics of pop music in 2017

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Politics permeated our culture in 2017. It wasn't just on our news channels, it was in our professional sports, our awards shows and late-night talk shows, and in our pop music.<p>Not all the political pop of 2017 was radio friendly, nor was it obvious or intentionally political. …

Katy Perry

The wounds they carry

Inside Trump’s Hour-by-Hour Battle for Self-Preservation

WASHINGTON — Around 5:30 each morning, President Trump wakes and tunes into the television in the White House’s master bedroom. He flips to CNN for news, moves to “Fox & Friends” for comfort and messaging ideas, and sometimes watches MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” because, friends suspect, it fires him up …

Donald Trump

The Rise and Fall of Hype Machine, the Internet's Forgotten Fave

From starting one of the most popular music websites of the 2000s to struggling to keep the lights on, Hype Machine’s founder explains what the fuck happened.<p>“A juggernaut of growing influence,” “[one of] 100 essential websites,” “the future of all media” – in the late 2000s, Hype Machine was being …

Advertising

Silicon Valley Is Sneaking Models Into This Year’s Holiday Parties

Along with a seemingly endless string of harassment and discrimination scandals, Silicon Valley’s homogeneity has a more trivial side effect: boring …

Silicon Valley