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Netflix’s ‘Rapture’ is proof that we’re in a golden age for hip-hop documentaries

About 20 minutes into the second episode of Netflix’s docuseries <i>Rapture</i> (available in full March 30), legendary New York emcee Nas philosophizes …

Rap & Hip-Hop

19 Dinner Ideas That Start with Store-Bought Sausage

We’re gonna skip the Seth Rogen jokes and get straight to the point. Sausage equals dinner with speed and simplicity—you can whip up a meal with a …

Cooking

Researchers develop device that extracts water from desert air

Researchers at MIT and UC Berkeley have developed and now tested a device that can extract water out of the air even in the driest of climates. The team proposed the device in a <i>Science</i> article last year and now they've improved the design and tried it out in Tempe, Arizona. While there are a few …

UC Berkeley

WATCH: Ice-T Judges A Rap Battle Between Common And Dr. Michael Eric Dyson

In case you somehow forgot that Common can deliver bars, the Grammy winner stopped by <i>The Raw Word</i> to flex his skills in a rap battle.<p>Common spit a …

Rap & Hip-Hop

This Carne Asada Burrito Casserole Is a Highbrow Stoner's Delight

Hello, and welcome back to <i>Will It Casserole?</i>, the column where I take your delicious concepts and re-imagine them as delicious casserole creations. …

Further reading: David Olusoga on the books that uncovered our secret history

The historian on revelations from our past, from the lives of London’s 18th-century prostitutes to Britain’s final decades as a colonial power<p>That old cliche, “history is written by the victors”, doesn’t go anywhere near far enough. It is much more unfair than that. History is written by the …

British History

The Best Hip Hop Albums Of 2017

What’s up all?! It’s been a long time since we’ve connected but I’m back for something that’s always anticipated this time of year. The year-end …

Kevin Garnett Asked A Panel Of NBA Legends Where LeBron James Ranks Among The All-Time Greats

NBA All-Time rankings have been a hot topic of discussion ever since Scottie Pippen revealed that he would put LeBron James over Michael Jordan on ESPN’s First Take Thursday morning. Pippen’s comments were somewhat vague in the sense that he was talking about statistics, but anytime Pippin places …

Rachael Ray's 9-Ingredient Carbonara Recipe Is an Internet Favorite

The Food Network's Rachael Ray knows comfort food, and her carbonara recipe is exhibit A. The chef recently shared the crowd-favorite recipe on her …

Italian Food

The 20 best apps to improve your smartphone

Whether you want an alarm that syncs with your body clock or a to-do list you can speak to, these are the apps you’ll need to make your smartphone smarter<p>The latest generation of smartphones comes with a panoply of apps to get you started, from email and photography to navigation, weather and …

Apps

VIDEO: YouTube Tutorial Ensures You'll Score Nearly Every Time From Free Kicks on FIFA 18

With dead-ball situations on FIFA sometimes feeling as though you need supernatural abilities to master the skill, it is completely okay if you …

Tutorials

Dayna Stephens/Sarah Tandy review – masterful sax and adventurous improv

606 Club/Pizza Express Jazz Club, London American saxophonist Stephens combined the clout of John Coltrane with the stylings of Warne Marsh, while British pianist Tandy delivered fearless takes on classic jazz repertoire<p>Stars always illuminate the stages of the London jazz festival: Herbie Hancock, …

Horns

How Grover Washington Jr. Defined And Transcended 'Smooth Jazz'WBGO and Jazz At Lincoln Center

One way or another, you've heard Grover Washington Jr.'s saxophone. Perhaps on "Mister Magic" or another of his instrumental hits, like "Winelight." Or on "Just the Two of Us," the smash hit featuring Bill Withers. What Washington's sound represents is soul, plain and simple, though it's often been …

Soul Music

Perfect Pancake Recipes

These warm, fluffy pancake recipes will give you a reason to rise and shine in the morning.<p>Hot off the griddle, thick, fluffy, crispy on the outside, …

Breakfast

Pink Cole Slaw (Obsessed!)

Am I allowed to be obsessed with cole slaw? I hope so. You fellow cole slow lovers out there will agree with me! There is something so lovely about a …

Sandwiches

September: Six artists you need to check out this month

Vancouver residents Ashlee Luk and Lida P have built a distinct sound with complex arrangements of polyrhythmic drums, floating melancholic melodies …

Denmark's Corporate Sector Just Sold Off Its Last Oil Company

REYKJAVIK, Iceland ― Denmark’s biggest company is selling off the country’s last oil firm as the world’s top wind turbine-producing nation transitions to renewable energy.<p>Last month, A.P. Moller-Maersk, the famed industrial and shipping conglomerate, agreed to sell its oil and gas division to …

Renewable Energy

Bout to Blow: 10 Dope New Songs You Should Be Hearing Everywhere Soon

Welcome to the September edition of Bout to Blow. This column has two goals:<p>1. To use the many tools available today to get some idea as to which …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Spotify playlist: 50 incredible new house tracks that will slam on any soundsystem

It's that time again.<p>Every week we bring you the hottest, newest and damn right best new house music and we can't help but deliver the goodies. Last …

Playlist

Class In Session: 10 New-School Lyricists To Get Your Mind Right

People often complain about the lack of lyricists in Hip Hop’s new generation. The problem is that those people are wrong. While the lyrically …

Nigeria’s Renewables Market: Opportunities and Development for Solar PV

The government has big ambitions documented in its “30:30:30 electricity vision” that aims to generate 30 GW of installed on-grid electricity …

Watch: Kyrie vents to LeBron in parody of Eminem's 'Stan'

<i>LeBron is mad, I'm wondering why I asked for a trade at all.<br>I scored 40 in the Finals, but I can't please LeBron.<br>And even if I could, I'm not Chris</i> …

Basketball

Why there’s no such thing as a gifted child

Even Einstein was unexceptional in his youth. Now a new book questions our fixation with IQ and says adults can help almost any child become gifted<p>When Maryam Mirzakhani died at the tragically early age of 40 this month, the news stories talked of her as a genius. The only woman to win the Fields …

Education

11 Free Apps I Couldn't Live Without as a Photographer

This is not your typical list of must have photography apps — no Snapchat, Instagram, or Photoshop here. Although you might not have heard of many of …

The Best Stand-Up Comedy Specials Of 2017 So Far

Thanks to streaming giants like Netflix, smaller (and embattled) competitors like Seeso, and traditional cable outlets such as HBO and Comedy Central, the stand-up comedy special genre is booming. At least 51 original concert films have been released since January, and though previous years …

Comedy

The Looming Energy Shock

<b>The next oil crisis will arrive in three years or less</b><p>There will be an extremely painful oil supply shortfall sometime between 2018 and 2020. It will …

Oil

Suspended – Medium

Kendrick Lamar’s Ranking Of His Own Albums May Surprise You

L.A. radio host Big Boy snagged a rare Kendrick Lamar interview this morning (June 29), giving fans nearly an hour of new intel to pore over.<p>Among …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The 4 Dumbest Things Beginners Do

Avoid These Newbie Mistakes to Make Gains<p>Newbies in the gym do things that make us want to pound the snot out of them. But instead of doing that, …

Exercise