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I Got Saved at San Diego's Creationist Museum (Just Kidding, It Sucked)

In addition to the fancy multimillion dollar creation museum in Kentucky, there are several smaller, shittier ones dotted around the US. Last weekend, I took a trip to the one in San Diego called the Creation and Earth History Museum.<p>In addition to the fancy multimillion-dollar creation museum in …

San Diego

The Black Undercover Cop Who Infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan in Colorado

"They were all assholes," he told me.<p>These days the Ku Klux Klan is mostly an unfunny joke, a smattering of ignorant racists who play dress-up and hold poorly planned, sparsely attended rallies to protest the renaming of parks. But half a century ago the Klan's power stretched from coast to coast, …

El Paso

The Student Who Ate His Own Hip as an Art Project

Alexander Wengshoel is a 25-year-old Norwegian who got international media attention for cooking and eating a chunk of his body as part of a project that, he says, wants people to think about what their bodies mean to them.<p>To get your university art project featured on <i>Time</i>,the Huffington Post, the</i> …

Medicine

UPDATE: Actually, the NRA Doesn't Think It's Weird to Wave Guns Around at Chili’s

Is the NRA going soft? If you’re an open carry activist in Texas who likes to show up at Jack In The Box and scare motorists with your semi-automatic assault rifle then the answer is yes.<p><i>Open Carry Texas activists on one of their armed lunch outings. Photo via Facebook</i><p>Is the NRA going soft? If …

Guns

Gentrification Comes to LA’s Skid Row, and the Homeless Get the Shaft

How the poor are being pushed out of downtown Los Angeles.<p><i>A street corner in downtown Los Angeles. Photo via Flickr user Toni Heim</i><p>One of the worst things about being rich is sometimes you're forced to interact with the poor. When not in a sitting in orthopedic chairs in skyscrapers or on Italian …

Homelessness

5 Michael Jackson Fans Awarded $1.36 Each Over Singer's Death

"As far as I know, this is the first time in the world that the notion of emotional damage in connection with a pop star has been recognized," French lawyer Emmanuel Ludot, who represented the claimants, commented to the AFP news agency. "They have been subjected to ridicule and I am delighted …

Michael Jackson

Sustainable nuclear fusion breakthrough raises hopes for ultimate green energy

Scientists have moved a step closer to achieving sustainable nuclear fusion and almost limitless clean energy<p>• Explaining nuclear fusion: is it the way to cheap energy?<p>US researchers have achieved a world first in an ambitious experiment that aims to recreate the conditions at the heart of the sun …

Woman Forced to Marry Man-God with Tail

Via BoingBoing I discovered this intriguing tale (ahem, sorry) of a man with a 37cm "tail" in Banharat, West Bengal. 27-year old (or possibly 35-year old, according to various sources) Chandre Oraon claims to be an incarnation of Hanuman, a Hindu monkey god revered for his strength and devotion. …

Harry Benson's best photograph: the Beatles pillow-fighting

'Paul was having a brandy. John crept up behind and hit him with a pillow. Then it all took off'<p>I was meant to be going to Uganda to do a big news story for the Daily Express but, at the last minute, the paper called and said they wanted me to shoot the Beatles in Paris instead. I considered myself …

Artist Playfully Transforms Street Markings Into Works of Art

With just a spray paint can and some stencils, Canadian street artist Peter Gibson, aka Roadsworth, transforms all kinds of regular street markings into playful works of art. In 2001, the Montreal-based artist began raising an awareness for more bike lanes in the city. During that time, he found …

Streetwear

Radiohead’s New App: Even Stranger Than Thom Yorke

Available for iPhone and Android, the Polyfauna app takes the band’s 2011 album and brings it to life as a strange, trippy ecosystem of color and sound.<p>In listening to Radiohead’s eighth album, 2011’s <i>The King Of Limbs</i>, Stan Donwood, a veteran cover artist and a visual collaborator with the band …

Radiohead

Sochi 2014: 10 amazing helmet designs at the Winter Olympics – in pictures

From glowing brains to a multi-coloured ram’s skull, there are some outrageous helmet designs at this year’s Olympics. These skeleton competitors have been showing theirs off during practice sessions in recent days<p>• Check out our gallery of 10 amazing multiple-exposures from the Games

Music News, Video, Long Island Concerts & Artists

OutKast, Arcade Fire and Muse confirmed as Coachella 2014 headliners

OutKast, Arcade Fire and Muse have been confirmed to headline the Coachella Music & Arts Festival 2014.<p>André 3000 and Big Boi are set to reunite for …

Broken Bells: After the Disco

Broken Bells are a collaboration between two guys who sit at very different tables in the music-biz lunchroom. Danger Mouse is a …