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Andrew McCutchen hilariously explained what the Giants-Dodgers brawl was like

The Giants and Dodgers got into a brawl on Tuesday night. It started with Yasiel Puig and Nick Hundley, and resulted in both benches clearing.<p>While it may have looked pretty crazy, for Giants outfielder Andrew McCutchen, it was kind of a letdown, though he said that he wishes everyone would just …

Baseball

These Are the 25 Best Colleges in the U.S. Right Now

What makes a college the best deal? MONEY has developed a comprehensive analysis to help you determine just that. See our rankings.<p>Robin Schaad sat …

College & University

The Best Documentaries of 2018 (So Far)

Truth is often crazier, scarier, and more uplifting than fiction—today more than ever.<p>Especially in our current cultural and political climate, truth is often crazier, scarier, and more uplifting than fiction–which is why it’s no surprise that 2018 has, to date, been a banner year for non-fiction …

Archives

Stephen Miller Is an Immigration Hypocrite. I Know Because I’m His Uncle.

If my nephew’s ideas on immigration had been in force a century ago, our family would have been wiped out.<p>Let me tell you a story about Stephen Miller and chain migration.<p>It begins at the turn of the 20th century, in a dirt-floor shack in the village of Antopol, a shtetl of subsistence farmers in …

Immigration

Taiwan Baseball? It’s ‘Hot Noisy,’ and Ingrained in National Identity

TAOYUAN, Taiwan — As the batter steps to the plate, the clamor crescendoes, a rhyming, thumping chant, often tailored to his name.<p>Cheerleaders prance atop the dugout, accompanied by blaring recorded music or even live drums and brass instruments. Fans wield all manner of noise makers — clappers, …

Monkeys

7 Infamous Cults That Are Creepy as F*ck

I'll just start by saying that I'm obsessed with cults. Why am I obsessed with cults, you ask? Gosh, I wish I had an answer for you — they've just always fascinated me for some reason, maybe because I can't picture myself giving up everything I have to follow someone blindly. (Except for maybe …

Crime

Evolutionary algorithm outperforms deep-learning machines at video games - MIT Technology Review

With all the excitement over neural networks and deep-learning techniques, it’s easy to imagine that the world of computer science consists of little …

Deep Learning

How does a Tour de France team work?

From the domestiques to the massage therapists, every Tour de France team is made up of a million moving parts, any one of which could derail months of work.<p>It takes much more than one supremely talented skinny man to win the Tour de France. That man matters, certainly, but Chris Froome would …

Road Cycling

Coca-Cola's Shenanigans in Mexico Are Another Sign of the Coming Water Wars

Coke: the official soft drink of corporate greed.<p>It has been something of an obsession here in this shebeen to keep an eye on the attempts by the corporate class to monetize the most basic building block of all life—namely, water. <i>The New York Times</i> reported this weekend from a small, impoverished …

Techies leave the likes of Apple and Amazon for greener pastures in the cannabis industry

Amazon, Google, and Microsoft have all suffered black eyes in the media as reports each were individually involved in dubious government projects have unfolded. If you’re a tech worker who is embarrassed to be seen in such amoral company, we’ve got a suggestion: consider selling weed instead.<p>When …

Bruce Lee may have died from a heat stroke, new book claims

What happened on the day martial arts expert and Hollywood star Bruce Lee died in 1973 at age 32? Matthew Polly may have an idea.<p>Nearly 45 years after the film and fighting legend's sudden demise, the American journalist has published an intensive biography titled “Bruce Lee: A Life.”<p>Polly …

Smiling Through The Tears: David Feherty on Comedy and Tragedy

It's a rainy night in Georgia, and David Feherty is on fire.<p>He has been on stage at Atlanta Symphony Hall for almost two hours, and those in the audience of about 1,200 have only stopped laughing when one of his stories brings them to tears of hysteria.<p>"Tiger Woods is funnier than people know," …

Inside Atari’s rise and fall

By the first few months of 1982, it had become more common to see electronics stores, toy stores, and discount variety stops selling 2600 games. This was before Electronics Boutique, Software Etc., and later, GameStop. Mostly you bought games at stores that sold other electronic products, like …

Intel CEO resigns over past relationship with an employee that violated company rules

Intel chief executive Brian Krzanich resigned after an investigation showed he had a consensual relationship with an employee, a violation of the company's non-fraternization policy for managers, Intel said in a statement Thursday.<p>His departure comes amid a broad re-examination of the treatment of …

Jared Kushner's Father Rips Ethics Watchdogs As 'Jerks' Who Can't Get A 'Real Job'

"All they want to do is assure that poor, not successful people go into government."<p>Jared Kushner’s father, real estate magnate Charles Kushner, …

The 11 work e-mail phrases that make you want to reach into your computer and punch someone

Work emails are the worst e-mails, aside from bank-balance e-mails, and flash-sale e-mails, and Do You Still Want to Be on This Zoo Membership Mailing List e-mails, and forwards from your 77-year-old dad e-mails, and you know what, all e-mail is terrible, why do we still use this? I don’t remember …

BOBBY HUNDREDS TELLS THE STORY OF RAWKUS RECORDS

Bobby Hundreds tells the story of Rawkus records in this new piece in which he interviews Rawkus cofounder Jarret Myer. In the late ‘90s, hip hop was …

Malaysians transfixed by luxury goods seized from ex-PM flat

In 10 days of dramatic political developments, none has transfixed Malaysians more than the sight of truckloads of orange boxes containing Hermes Birkin handbags and luggage filled with cash and jewelry being seized from apartments linked to former Prime Minister Najib Razak.<p>Najib's wife, Rosmah …

Fired Tillerson slams 'growing crisis in ethics and integrity' in commencement address

Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson took an apparent jab at President Donald Trump on Wednesday during a commencement speech to graduates at the Virginia Military Institute, in which he deplored the nation's "growing crisis in ethics and integrity" and leaders who "conceal the truth."<p>Tillerson, …

Donald Trump

Satellite images reveal which countries cheat on their economic statistics

The temptation is great for government officials to manipulate economic statistics. Foremost among them is gross domestic product, the most commonly used measure of a country’s economy, which often serves as a proxy for a government’s financial stewardship. In a free society, groups like the civil …

Economics

U.S. joins whistleblower case against Insys over kickbacks

(Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice has joined whistleblower litigation accusing Insys Therapeutics Inc of trying to generate more profit by paying kickbacks to doctors to prescribe powerful opioid medications.<p>The government's involvement was disclosed in a filing made public on Monday. It …

Corruption

It's Harder To Pay Off Foreign Governments Than The US One

Novartis would think twice before giving hundreds of thousands of dollars to Vladimir Putin's lawyer. But in Washington, the rules are different.<p>As we learn that AT&T, Novartis, and other large companies paid millions of dollars to Michael Cohen’s company while he was serving as President Trump’s …

Success in America has nothing to do with hard work — and we're in the middle of a 'war on normal people'

<i>The below is an excerpt from "The War on Normal People: The Truth About America's Disappearing Jobs and Why Universal Basic Income is Our Future" by Andrew Yang.</i><p>I recently had dinner with a friend of mine who works for a real estate investment firm. We met at a Japanese restaurant in Manhattan. …

Universal Basic Income

21 head-scratching lines from a(nother) disastrous Rudy Giuliani interview

<b>(CNN) —</b> Rudy Giuliani loves to talk. Especially when there is a camera on somewhere close.<p>How do I know? Because after a week in which he set off a series of political forest fires with comments about President Donald Trump's reimbursement of a $130,000 payment designed to silence a porn star just …

Donald Trump

The Last Slave Ship Survivor Gave an Interview in the 1930s. It Just Surfaced

Roughly 60 years after the abolition of slavery, anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston made an incredible connection: She located the last surviving …

At Nike, Revolt Led by Women Leads to Exodus of Male Executives

For too many women, life inside Nike had turned toxic.<p>There were the staff outings that started at restaurants and ended at strip clubs. A supervisor who bragged about the condoms he carried in his backpack. A boss who tried to forcibly kiss a female subordinate, and another who referenced a staff …

Employment

Review Finds ‘Tsunami’ of Fixed Matches in Lower Levels of Tennis

Professional tennis has created an environment ripe for corruption at the sport’s lowest levels and needs reform to combat the problem, an independent task force reported on Wednesday after a two-year investigation.<p>The review panel of three prominent lawyers found that there was a “tsunami” of …

Germany’s Unicorn Craze

The mythical creature rises in uncertain times.<p>Sometime in 2016, as Germany was reeling from disagreements over migration, politics, and national identity, the country received a magical visitor. The unicorn appeared on hats, liqueur bottles, cereal boxes, condom wrappers. By last summer, it seemed …

German Politics

FIFA Council member Constant Omari arrested for corruption

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — FIFA Council member Constant Omari was arrested on suspicion of corruption and held for 24 hours in a public prosecutor's office in his home country of Congo while being questioned for alleged involvement in embezzlement, officials said.<p>Omari, who is also a vice president of …

Adidas executive James Gatto handed more criminal counts in college basketball probe

Federal prosecutors in New York on Tuesday added additional criminal counts to the indictment of Adidas executive James Gatto, alleging for the first …