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Pictures from New Orleans Jazz Fest 2018

Staging the Harrogate Spring Flower Show: Pictures

Forebears: Bessie Smith, The Empress Of The Blues

<i>This essay is one in a series celebrating women whose major contributions in recording occurred before the time frame of NPR Music's list of</i> <i>150 Greatest Albums Made By Women</i><i>.</i><p>She was big and brown and built high off the ground — "a hell of a woman," men called her, but most women said she was</i> …

Popular Texas blogger scooped police on a story. They charged her with 2 felonies, searched her phone records.

She calls herself Lagordiloca, the fat crazy lady. Some know her as the nightcrawler. When the sun goes down on Laredo, Tex., Priscilla Villarreal combs the streets in her blue Dodge Ram looking for crime scenes and live-streaming police activity from her cellphone. She usually doesn’t make it home …

Crime

The Annual Military Students Ball in Moscow: Pictures

Moscow

Here Come The Penitent Penguins: The Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards Are Back

Penitent penguins. A seal aghast. A turbocharged wigeon, a vain gnu and a kickboxing kangaroo.<p>The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards are back. This year's winners were announced Thursday morning.<p>The annual awards are "ingeniously titled to avoid any confusion," according to their website, and …

Wildlife

How I Shoot Dancers: 4 Simple Tips

I spent close to a decade of my life as a sports photographer and during this time it never crossed my mind to shoot dance. My dance photography all …

The Last Supermoon of the Year: Pictures

Burma

A British MP takes down Trump with a Dumbledore quote

MP Sam Gyimah said, “It takes even more bravery to stand up to your friends”<p>President Donald Trump was just owned by a British MP who quoted the popular fictional wizard, Professor Albus Dumbledore of J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" series.<p>During a Thursday broadcast of BBC's "Question Time," British …

Michael Flynn's wrongdoing is just the tip of the iceberg

That scampering sound you can hear is just the rats disembarking from the sinking ship.<p>Michael Flynn, Trump’s first national security adviser, is not just any old rodent. For so long, he was the only faintly known quantity in national security to be desperate or insane enough to get close to Donald …

Donald Trump

Massive New York fire started by amateur bladesmith attempting to imitate History Channel's 'Forged in Fire'

An amateur bladesmith trying to forge metal in an attempt to mimic a method he saw on the History Channel’s “Forged in Fire” sparked a massive blaze that destroyed more in 20 buildings in upstate New York, confirmed Mayor Shawn Morse.<p>Albany’s Times Union reported Friday John A. Gomes was charged …

'Thriller': How Michael Jackson and Quincy Jones Made the Bestselling Album of All Time

<i>This story originally appeared in the October 2009 special issue dedicated to Michael Jackson.</i><p>Maybe it was a sign when the speakers in the studio …

Music

29 of The Most Surreal Landscapes on The Planet You Must See

Alien visions right here on Earth.<p>Earth is full of bizarre landscapes. Some are land formations moulded over thousands of years, while others are …

National Parks

T La Rock, the Man Who Forgot He Was a Rap Legend | GQ

T La Rock was one of the pioneers of hip-hop, an old-school legend sampled by Public Enemy and Nas. But after a brutal attack put him in a nursing home, he had to fight to recover his identity, starting with the fact that he’d ever been a rapper at all.<p><i>This story is a collaboration between</i> GQ <i>and</i> …

This Is What A 21st-Century Police State Really Looks Like

Far from the booming metropolis of Beijing, China is building a sprawling system that combines dystopian technology and human policing. “It’s a kind of frontline laboratory for surveillance.”<p>KASHGAR, China — This is a city where growing a beard can get you reported to the police. So can inviting …

The Islamic State: From Insurgency to Rogue State and Back

A look at what the Islamic State controlled at different stages of its military dominance.

Islamic State (ISIS)

Don't Surrender, Reinvent: The New Mantra Of Small Biz In Puerto Rico

Just seven months ago, Puerto Rican chef Jose Sanchez opened the restaurant of his dreams: a place where you could feel like you were in Italy one day, and like you were in France the next.<p>He served up fusion cuisine and called it Pera Maraya. There was deconstructed ratatouille, caprese salad with …

Caribbean

Where Is Bob Mueller Headed Next?

After charges against two Trump campaign members, and a guilty plea from a third, where will the special counsel’s investigation go from here? Eleven legal experts chart a course.<p>After 5½ months of speculation, anticipation and, in some cases, dread, Americans on Monday learned of the first charges …

Colin Kaepernick, LeBron James respond to Eminem's rap on Donald Trump

When Eminem raps, people listen.<p>And boy, were they listening Tuesday night.<p>The Detroit rapper unleashed on President Donald Trump in a taped freestyle rap that aired during the BET Hip Hop Awards.<p>While Eminem — who apparently filmed the rap last Friday in a downtown Detroit parking garage — has …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The week in wildlife – in pictures

Bearded tits in Norfolk, rutting deer in Dublin, and a hungry polar bear in Alaska are among our pick of images from the natural world

Wildlife

Freezing the Action: How Lois Greenfield’s Simple Lighting Helps Capture Gorgeous Dance Photos

Successfully capturing dancers with grace, style, and a certain sensibility for how they move takes a discerning and artistic eye. Equally, it takes …

50 Cent Thinks Eminem Should Be Taking a Different Approach With His Career

50 Cent has some advice for Eminem, who's believed to be readying a new album for release later this year. During a press run for his new series <i>50</i> …

The Grand Canyon in Color: Stunning Photographs From 1947

Caption from LIFE. Havasu Falls, at the canyon's western end, are in the Havasupai Indian Reservation, which can be reac<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Frank …

Some of the incredible photos shortlisted for Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017

It’s finally that time of the year again – Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017.<p>And it does not disappoint.<p>The long-anticipated exhibition opens at …

Wildlife

Dave Chappelle Won An Emmy Award For His Guest Appearance On SNL

Melissa McCarthy also earned an award for hosting the late night show.<p>Dave Chappelle has earned the first Emmy Award of his career for his guest role …

Future's Reign

How fatherhood, family, and fame have shaped the rap superstar<p>Written by: Meaghan Garvey<p>Video editing by: CJ Smith<p>On the surface, Future gleams. …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Behold the haunting decay of Gunkanjima, Japan's 'Battleship Island'

Hashima was abandoned in 1974 and left to the elements. Storms, time, and decay have resulted in collapsed buildings that feel inhabited by the ghosts of the miners who used to live there. Here's a tour.<p>Battleship Island. It's a fantastic name for an unbelievable place. A place unlike any in the …

Meet the women trying to rid Pakistan — and the world — of polio

Her slender hand sheathed in a black glove, Saira Nizamuddin gathered the fabric of her full-length abaya as she stepped across an alley strewn with rocks and trash.<p>The 19-year-old health worker walked alone, the mid-morning sun pressing down on the dirt streets and soaking into the black fabric …

Sideways author: 'I was ready to shoot myself – then I found pinot noir'

In 1998, my life was in the proverbial Dixie dumpster. I was living in Santa Monica in a rent-controlled house. I was dead broke. My indie feature film career had been poleaxed. My wife, who produced and acted in those films, and I had parted company. My mother had suffered a massive stroke. A …

Wine

Susan Sarandon slams Woody Allen at Cannes Film Festival

CANNES, France (AP) — Susan Sarandon has slammed Woody Allen at the Cannes Film Festival where allegations of sexual assault have been renewed …