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My Tribute To Frankie Knuckles

Many doubt 1964 Civil Rights Act could pass today

On the day the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was signed, U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy called Lyndon B. Johnson, urging the President to postpone his endorsement.<p>A stalwart of the civil rights movement, Kennedy worried signing the bill would make for a "rather difficult" July 4 weekend with …

“Where do you get that nonsense?” Jesse Ventura unloads on millionaires, “Duck Dynasty” and drones

Former Minnesota governor sounds off to Salon on taxes, labor and Mandela — and the 1 member of Congress he likes<p>Former pro wrestler Jesse “The Body” Ventura pulled off a rare upset in 1998, becoming the fifth person in five decades to win a governor’s race as neither a Democrat nor a Republican. …

Labor pains: The racist policies that set workplace equality back decades

In the Jim Crow-era South, white soldiers returning from war used their bargaining power to get black workers fired<p>On a cold winter morning in Memphis, in January of 1919, a committee of four white switchmen marched into the office of one Edward Bodamer, superintendent of the Yazoo and Mississippi …

36 Albums That Turn 20 In 2014

Was 1994 actually the best year for music ever? Probably, yeah.

Music

Fap for Freedom

There’s been a handful of masturbation stories in the news lately, mostly pointing to our shared anxieties about freedom and porno. After all, censoring porn is a testing ground for widespread censorship, and regulating masturbation is a testing ground...<p>For a usually private act, masturbation has …

Molly: The Dangerous Drug That’s Too Good to Quit

Despite recent deaths, fans tell Abby Haglage the trip is way too fun to give up.<p>The first time Adam tried Molly, he was 19. He loved it.<p>“I was …

Caramelized Peaches + Cream with a Toasted Crumble

Caramelized Peaches + Cream with a Toasted Crumble.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> August 30, 2013 68<p>You know my stance on peaches.<p>I firmly believe that you really only …

Fall Music Preview: 21 Albums to Watch

From M.I.A. to N.I.N., 2013 wraps up with some big names.<p>Fall is always a hotbed of the year's biggest releases, but after a handful of long-awaited comebacks (Justin Timberlake, My Bloody Valentine), dueling records from rap's titans (Kanye West and Jay Z), and standout efforts from Vampire …

Sleep Like a Monkey: Nine Highflying Tree House Hotels (Photos)

Check into one of these hotels to fulfill your childhood fantasies but with grown-up, luxury accommodations.

Rare footage of isolated Amazon tribe released

A newly released video captures images of the Kawahiva tribe, indigenous people living in Brazil's Amazon jungle thought to have had very little contact with the outside world.<p>The video shows several members of the Kawahiva tribe walking through dense foliage. Naked men can be seen holding bows and …

Google logic: why Google does the things it does the way it does

<i>Michael Mace is co-founder of Zekira, and author of Map The Future, a book on how to create better business strategies. He was previously chief</i> …

Econ 101 is killing America

Forget the dumbed-down garbage most economists spew. Their myths are causing tragic results for everyday Americans<p>In the Middle Ages, people looked to the Church for certainty. In today’s complex, market-based economies, they look to the field of economics, at least for answers to questions …

Five Reasons Cops Want to Legalize Marijuana

More and more police officers are realizing the War on Drugs is a mistake<p>Most people don't think "cops" when they think about who supports marijuana …

Cannabis

Dalston House: the building that lets you defy gravity

He has drowned people in a swimming pool, trapped unsuspecting visitors in an elevator shaft, and suspended others in mid-air, floating upside down …

Guest DJ: Daft Punk On The Music That Inspired 'Random Access Memories'

<i>Editor's note: Daft Punk's Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo visited our New York City bureau to speak with All Songs Considered about the making of their new album,</i> Random Access Memories<i>, and share music by some of their favorite artists. NPR Music's Sami Yenigun spoke with the</i> …

Homemade Funnel Cakes!

Funnel Cake!!! This is every bit of all your state fair/amusement park experiences packed into your kitchen. It's awesome. But I do have a few …

Listen to Radiohead, Velvet Underground as played on wooden “vinyl” records

A few months back, we introduced you to Instructables user Amanda Ghassaei, a young audiophile/inventor who had created instructions for making your …