Gitte Nielsen

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Black Lives Matter organizers to protest at Mall of America despite judge's order

The largest shopping mall in the US was locked down on Wednesday, after hundreds of protesters gathered for a Black Lives Matter demonstration which also caused an airport terminal to shut down.

Protesters met in the central rotunda of the Mall of America, which had warned demonstrators that they …

This Is What It’s like To Catch A Taxi When You Are Indigenous

“Australians don’t want to own up to being racist, but as a nation we are, and people are being raised to be racist.”

On April 20 this year, respected Koorie elder Lyn Austin stood outside the Northland Shopping Centre in Preston, a suburb in Melbourne’s northern suburbs.

With driving cold rain and …


A GOP Governor Just Undid A Major Voting Rights Victory In His State

Kentucky's back to permanently disenfranchising all people with felony convictions.

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin (R) speaks to the spectators gathered on the steps of the Kentucky Capitol following his public swearing in ceremony.

Kentucky's new Republican Gov. Matt Bevin reversed a move Tuesday by his …


Woman Admits To Placing Confederate Flag On Black Co-Worker's Desk

The woman pleaded guilty to lying to a federal officer.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- A woman accused of placing a Confederate flag on a black co-worker's desk has pleaded guilty to lying to a federal officer.

U.S. Attorney A. Lee Bentley said Tuesday that 58-year-old Susan Thompson faces a possible …

Confederate Flag

The NRA Fought To Make It Harder To Punish People Like The San Bernardino Accomplice

The gun lobby opposes an interpretation of the law that the feds are using to prosecute Enrique Marquez.

Enrique Marquez is being charged by federal authorities for buying the assault-style rifles pictured here, which were used in the San Bernardino massacre.

The federal government’s case against the …

San Bernardino

Christmas Trees Around the World: Pictures

Baltic States

Women who changed science in 2015

2015 has been full of scientific and technological innovation. From self-teaching robots to gene editing technology, here are the women who made it happen.

Stefanie Tellex

One of the most compelling stories of the year was Baxter, a robot. Baxter learned to pick up unfamiliar objects and navigate …

UK News

RANKED: Every Quentin Tarantino movie from best to worst

Since his feature debut "Reservoir Dogs" came out in 1992, Quentin Tarantino has established himself as one of the greatest filmmakers of all time — if not always the most varied.

From "Pulp Fiction" to "Django Unchained," his style is defined by a mix of shocking violence and humor.

His latest film, …

Quentin Tarantino

Here’s the List of Streaming Services That Will Have the Beatles Tomorrow

We told you about this last night. Here’s the official word from the Beatles (or, at least, their website operators) themselves: They’ll be available on streaming services tomorrow at midnight.

And here are the nine services that will have them:

• Apple Music
• Slacker
• Tidal
• Microsoft’s …

John Lennon

The view: Magical places to watch movies

There are times when for even the most ardent movie lover, going out to see a film isn't really about the film at all. The significance of a first date at the pictures with a future life partner would, for instance, tend to overshadow any rigorous analysis of onscreen events. And then of course …

New Jersey teenager shot seven times by police was unarmed, lawyer says

A New Jersey teenager remains in stable condition after being shot seven times by police as he ran away from officers. The 14-year-old, Radazz Hearns, was unarmed, according to a lawyer representing the family.

The shooting occurred on Friday, while state troopers and a Mercer County sheriff’s …

Is A Deadwood Movie Finally Happening?

David Milch's extraordinarily sweary HBO Western series Deadwood was abruptly cancelled after three seasons in 2006, meaning it never got to conclude …


The Rebirth of Black Rage

There are two quotes from September 2, 2005, that 
have become fixtures in our cultural and political language, and each sums up the ways in which …

The Women Who Defined Alfred Hitchcock

For half a century, the legendary director found talent who brought beauty, wit, and danger to the screen.

Alfred Hitchcock had an eye for leading ladies. From veteran actresses to Hollywood ingenues, the director worked tirelessly to ensure that his thrillers dropped like musical chords—every note …

Alfred Hitchcock

Racial Profiling Is a Problem that Californians Want Fixed

Natasha Minsker: Now, a new poll shows that California voters overwhelmingly see a problem with biased policing in our state and support reforms to …


Ferguson’s Police Chief Was Suspended Three Times From His Previous Job

Andre Anderson, who is currently heading Ferguson's police department, was served with an order of protection after he allegedly hit a woman.

Andre Anderson, the interim police chief in Ferguson, Missouri, has some troubling blemishes on his record, including an order of protection filed against him …

One Year Later: The Evolution of a Movement

One year ago, our nation got a wake-up call.

The death of Michael Brown on Aug. 9, 2014 was the third in a string of five police killings of unarmed …

Michael Brown

The Pentagon Just Realized It Gave Too Much Military Equipment to the Ferguson Police

As new clashes between the police and protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, revive concerns about the growing use of military-type gear by local cops, …


Police: Oath Keepers presence in Ferguson ‘unnecessary and inflammatory’

The controversial right-wing “patriot” group that calls itself the Oath Keepers put both protestors and police on edge while visiting a protest in …

Two criminologists dispel some myths about Ferguson to explain what’s behind the protests

Peaceful demonstrations designed to mark the one-year anniversary of the killing of Michael Brown by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer turned …

Ferguson, MO

WATCH: Larry Wilmore On What's Changed In the Year Since Ferguson -- And What Hasn't

Larry Wilmore marked the one-year anniversary of the shooting death of Michael Brown at the hands of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson with a bit …

Larry Wilmore

“True Detective” recap: The beauty of the finale couldn’t save this flaming disaster of a season

Was that the light winning again? Who the hell knows?

The best thing I can say for last night’s 90-minute “True Detective” finale, “Omega Station,” is that it’s very beautiful. The direction of this season has left me a bit cold, but material aside—very, very aside—“Omega Station” is the first …

'True Detective' Season Finale Recap: Daze of Glory

One last killing spree isn't enough to give Season Two a reason to live

The moment the phrase "90-minute season finale" flashed on screen last week, it was all over for True Detective but the shooting. A shoddy second season had by then partially redeemed itself with a pair of tight, tense episodes …

The Unsettling Truth About America's Attack On Nagasaki

Ben Railton

The first GOP presidential debate and Senator Chuck Schumer’s concurrent announcement that he will oppose the proposed deal with Iran are …


Bill Murray’s Long, Strange Trip Back to ‘Ghostbusters’: Legal Threats, Rejected Sequels, and More

The legendary Bill Murray will grace the screen in Paul Feig’s upcoming all-female reboot. But how he got there is a movie unto itself.

During a 2010 trip to the Late Show with David Letterman, the inimitable Bill Murray, wearing a fur hat, bedazzled purple shirt, and with his leg in a sling, regaled …

Poll: Majority sees Confederate flag as Southern pride symbol, not racist

Washington (CNN)American public opinion on the Confederate flag remains about where it was 15 years ago, with most describing the flag as a symbol of Southern pride more than one of racism, according to a new CNN/ORC poll. And questions about how far to go to remove references to the Confederacy …


To Ben or not to Ben: Affleck says Batman is the American Hamlet

Ben Affleck has spoken about his upcoming role as Batman and compared the character to Hamlet.

The actor, who will star in Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, revealed that he wasn’t nervous about following in Christian Bale’s footsteps in a new interview with Entertainment …

The Double Standard In Race Based Violence

It may appear that America's very painful journey in dealing with race relations has taken yet another difficult detour. Over the last 22 days, words and phrases characterizing Black and White youth and their behaviors have flooded social media and online news agencies. The very definition of these …

Ethnic Violence

Sandra Bullock: It’s ‘Open Hunting Season’ on Women in Media

"It’s not because of who we are as people, it’s because of how we look or our age”

While there’s been a noticeable trend of female celebrities speaking out against their treatment in Hollywood, Sandra Bullock is addressing the issues closer to home: how the media sees women in general, particularly …

Sandra Bullock

11 Things You Didn't Know About Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway took his life on this day, July 2, back in 1961.

Below are obscure facts about the novelist's life, pulled from old interviews and personal accounts by the writer.

1. Hemingway apparently once lived, got drunk and slept with a bear.

Former New Yorker staff writer Lillian Ross had a …

Ernest Hemingway