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The debut teaser for trailer for Spectre has been released, giving us a minute and a half’s glimpse into the 24th official Bond movie, which will see Daniel Craig starring as 007 for the fourth time. Director Sam Mendes also returns after the $1bn success of 2012’s Skyfall, along with Ralph …James Bond
How a naive kid from Seattle was coerced into confessing to a brutal murder and wound up sentenced to 26 years in an Italian jail
Her killer did a bad job. It was amateur work: There were bloody fingerprints and footprints all over the apartment, and the killer even defecated in the toilet and …Murder
Amanda Knox verdict: The real evidence and why (almost) everything you think you know about the case is wrong
An Italian court annuls a murder verdict. We may never know what happened, but most of the U.S. media has it wrong
Today Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito’s convictions for the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher in Perugia, Italy were annulled, bringing this divisive case to a final …Amanda Knox
The education of a future first lady.
In 1988, a group of black students at Harvard Law School compiled a report designed to recognize the growing achievements of black students on campus and share their wisdom with newcomers. The longest essay in the 50-page newsletter was written by a 24-year-old …Michelle Obama
The Southern Baptist Convention is taking its biggest step to date to confront the legacy of support for slavery and segregation that still looms …Race & Ethnicity
As Arnold Schwarzenegger explains in the new issue of Empire, Terminator Genisys is untethered from the fiddly business of having to dot all the 'i's …Terminator
When one man sat down next to a second man in a St. Louis light rail car and asked him his opinion on the shooting of Michael Brown, it was not the beginning of a discussion.
It was the start of an assault, police said.
The second man, who was white, didn't want to answer the question. Then the first …Michael Brown
Southern Baptist leaders were supposed to be talking about bioethics this week at a summit in Nashville, Tenn. That changed in December after a New York grand jury declined to return an indictment in the police choking death of Eric Garner.
When Russell Moore, the president of the Southern Baptist …Race & Ethnicity
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Members of a University of Oklahoma fraternity apparently learned a racist chant that recently got their chapter disbanded during a national leadership cruise four years ago that was sponsored by the fraternity's national administration, the university's president said …Chant
A federal grand jury indicted the Alabama police officer who slammed a 57-year-old man from India to the ground, leaving him partially paralyzed, the …Civil Rights
It didn't take long before the Confederate flag became a symbol of racism, expert James McPherson tells Salon
As my colleague Paul Campos noted earlier this week, the Supreme Court will hand down a ruling later this year on whether a state can stop its citizens from purchasing specialty license …White Supremacy
The next Star Trek film will be closer in spirit to the original television show, according to co-writer Simon Pegg.
In a conversation with Comic Book Resources, Pegg revealed that he hopes to inject an element of Apollo-era optimism into Star Trek 3, which will be the first new film in the …Star Trek Into Darkness
Despite flashes of humor, the Will Ferrell-Kevin Hart comedy falls flat.
It’s a transformation that’s been underway for some time, but I think we can now say it’s official: Will Ferrell has gone from being this generation’s John Belushi to being this generation’s Dan Aykroyd. I mean this not in …Will Ferrell
Douglas Booth is trying to dissuade a dog from having sex with his leg. “No humping, Barry – I knew you when you were a puppy!” Booth has evidence, too: video footage of the young actor in a vest, cradling the photographer’s whippet on a previous shoot, found its way on to the internet two years …Miley Cyrus
Matthew McConaughey is to star in The Billionaire’s Vinegar, a drama about one of the world’s most infamous wine frauds.
The film will be adapted from Benjamin Wallace’s book of the same name, subtitled The Mystery of the World’s Most Expensive Bottle of Wine, the rights to which were sold back in …Matthew McConaughey
Can conversation help end bigotry? An improbable example suggests that it would be unwise to discount the possibility.
When musician Daryl Davis first met a member of the Ku Klux Klan he was the only black man in a country band. They were playing a gig at an all-white venue in Frederick, Maryland. …Ku Klux Klan
Police shootings -- and the whiff of protected cops -- has #blacklivesmatter trending in Philadelphia
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey keeps a carefully cultivated image: a soft-spoken reformer, a new kind of “21st century” cop. In a city where police are more often associated with …Philadelphia
"What is your favorite book?"
I've been asked this question numerous times throughout my life. Even now as a 19-year-old college student, I find this question nearly impossible to answer. I've read hundreds of books in my lifetime; how can I pick just one as superior to all the others?
I think this …Literature
The FX series Justified, which is in its sixth and final season, is based on the novella Fire in the Hole by Elmore Leonard. Leonard was an executive producer of the series until his death in 2013. The show's creator and showrunner, Graham Yost, says he has made it his mission to stay as true as he …Elmore Leonard
From the alien invasion to a Mulder-and-Scully sex scene, "The X-Files" has plenty of material for new episodes
When Fox announced its six-episode reboot of the cult classic “The X-Files” with David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson reprising their roles as Dana Scully and Fox Mulder, X-philes across …Mystery
On the day he planned to make his sacred journey, or hijra, to the Islamic State, 19-year-old Mohammed Hamzah Khan woke up before dawn at his house in the Chicago suburb of Bolingbrook, Illinois, and walked to the nearby mosque to pray. It was Saturday, October 4th, 2014, an unusually cold morning, …Religion
December 1943 was a low point in the life of Alfred Hitchcock. “I was alone and I didn’t know what to do,” the director recalled. Despite the pleasure he took in scaring his audiences, Hitchcock himself was “a shuddering, shivering human being”, in Peter Ackroyd’s words. During this unhappy period, …Psychogeography
A man accused of shooting and wounding two police officers during a protest outside the Ferguson Police Department last week - while possibly aiming for someone else in a crowd of demonstrators - was arraigned Monday, according to the St. Louis County prosecutor's office.
Jeffrey Williams, 20, is …Policing
FERGUSON, Missouri — On one side of the street, a group of mostly white protesters held "I Love Ferguson" signs. On the other side stood the activists, who called for an overhaul of the local police force as they tore an American flag to shreds before throwing its tattered remains into the dirt. …Ferguson, MO
People tell BuzzFeed News why they continue to demonstrate even after a major shake-up in Ferguson city leadership.
FERGUSON, Missouri — Last Friday night, a group of older, mostly white demonstrators gathered in front of the Ferguson Police Department. They held signs displaying the words “I Love …Policing
The father of ‘uncreative writing’ caused controversy over his reading of ‘The Body Of Michael Brown’
The conceptual writer, founder of UbuWeb and advocate of "uncreative writing" Kenneth Goldsmith has caused a furore after reading a poem called "The Body Of Michael Brown", a "remix" of Michael …Mike Brown
One cheer to the Justice Department for debunking “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot.” But the president has behaved horribly through this whole thing.
Three shots rang out early Thursday in Ferguson, Missouri, that severely wounded two police officers. Our thoughts and prayers are with these brave officers …Ferguson, MO
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Ferguson officials were inundated with thousands of open-records requests from media outlets and the public following the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by a police officer.
In response, the St. Louis suburb sought payments of thousands of dollars …Ferguson, MO
Ontario's highest court dismissed an appeal Monday from a man who argued his gun offence convictions were the result of racial profiling.Law (Canada)
Stemming from a collection of legal documents filed in a California federal court on Friday, the San Francisco Police Department is investigating a …San Francisco Politics