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Are You Concerned You May Be Developing Alzheimer's?

With all the public interest in Alzheimer's disease these days it wouldn't be unusual for you to fear you are getting it. When you have what we refer to as 'a senior moment' you may laugh about it with your friends, but you may also be among the numerous people who are secretly afraid it may be an …

Sarah Silverman on ‘SNL’: 3 Sketches You Have to See

<i>Saturday Night Live</i> returned last night with Maroon 5 and Sarah Silverman, who recently scooped up an Emmy for the writing work on her HBO special <i>We</i> …

Comedy

Whiplash Wins Top Prizes at the Deauville American Film Festival

Is it worth driving yourself mad -- to the point of bleeding hands and losing your girlfriend -- to achieve greatness? This is the premise of Damien Chazelle's extraordinary new film, <i>Whiplash,</i> which won the grand prize at Deauville this past week, and also took home the audience award.<p>The story: A …

Lesser-known things about Asperger's syndrome

<b>When people hear the words Asperger's syndrome, they often think of children or Albert Einstein - even though he was never formally diagnosed. But here are some things about Asperger's that are less well known.</b><p>Asperger's syndrome, sometimes known as an autistic spectrum disorder, is a lifelong …

Here's What Happened When I Agreed to Try Group Masturbation

<i>WARNING: This post contains sexually explicit language. Please read on at your own discretion.</i><p>"Jenny! I was supposed to meet you at the door naked!" the gorgeous woman standing before me said before flinging her arms around me. She was almost naked, wearing a thin, white tank that barely covered …

Israel must defend itself

Serious question: If Hamas terrorists in Gaza were to build Auschwitz-style ovens to burn Jews like the Nazis did, would the world still demand that …

Hear Ex-Kyuss Singer John Garcia’s Duet With the Doors’ Robby Krieger

“If someone told me at 19 years old, when I wrote ‘Her Bullets Energy,’ that Robby Krieger would be playing on it, I would have told them, ‘You’re …

Music

You Can Never Get Enough Sex. Until Now

I got to thinking; how many kinds of sex are there? Oh, come on, you know you were wondering too!<p>Let us begin.<p>First Time Sex -- It's usually clumsy at best and unless you are a good communicator (screaming God's name doesn't count) then you will most likely not get the most satisfying result. …

What's the point of learning Russian?

When my editor, Patrick, assigned me a story about how the Russian language is dying, I thought he was being funny.<p>I pointed out that, yoo hoo! — I speak Russian and so does my entire family. I invited, no, dared, him to step into a crowded elevator in New York City and start complaining in loud …

Can You Believe This Is Body Paint?

Bodypainting has come a long way from scrawling Obama's visage on our naked bodies.<p>Experts like Gesine Marwedel -- whose body art is featured below -- are integrating the human form into their work, and we can't get enough. Marwedel's surreal depictions of animals, the human body and nature will …

11 Cat Monuments

In my backyard, there’s a fairly large concrete slab, painted blue with the word “Biscuit” lovingly written in gold paint. I have to move that heavy …

Pets

6 Winners and Losers of Globe Making

Sometimes it’s good to be a little fish in a big pond—especially if you’re a municipality yearning for recognition on a mapmaker's globe.<p>It’s easy to …

Cities

The World Cup of Dirty Dreams: Inside Brazil’s Most Infamous Brothel

After four years of tending bar at Centaurus, the most elite brothel in the sex-for-pay melee that is the recklessly beautiful city of Rio de …

10 New Artists You Need to Know: June 2014

Big Smo<p><b>Sounds Like:</b> If Run-DMC's "Walk This Way" stomped out of Queens and ended up in the rural south.<p><b>For Fans Of:</b> Jason Aldean's "Dirt Road …

Music

Heil Hipster: The Young Neo-Nazis Trying to Put a Stylish Face on Hate

It’s a rainy Sunday evening in May, in the town of Weiden, in northeastern Bavaria, and Patrick Schroeder, whom the German press has dubbed the …

Right-wing Extremism

100 Best Albums of the ’90s

50<p>2Pac, ‘All Eyez on Me’<p>All eyes were on him before he even said it. After a slew of arrests on both coasts elevated him to icon, and a near-death …

Rock & Roll

Ice-T Explains Why He Remade ’99 Problems’ and Brought Back Body Count

“When ‘Cop Killer’ hit, I got blackballed for a minute,” Ice-T says about his most infamous song. “People didn’t wanna fuck with me. Everybody was …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Sharon Jones on the Pros and Cons of ‘Orange Is the New Black’

Welcome to Prison<p><b>Rolling Stone:</b> How close do you think the show gets to capturing prison life?<p><b>Sharon Jones:</b> Oh, it's really on point. You know, it's …

TV

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Get a tight stomach in just six weeks without doing a single crunch. This may be the easiest workout we've ever printed<p>Get ready to whip off your cover-up: This workout, created exclusively for <i>Women's Health</i> by Rachel Cosgrove, C.S.C.S., owner of Results Fitness in Newhall, California, combines …

Mark Ronson Delivers TED Talk on Sampling, Hip-Hop, Amy Winehouse

Mark Ronson established his reputation as a stylistic visionary largely through his solo albums and much-heralded production work — most notably …

Music

These Creepy Tinder Pickup Lines Will Leaving You Cringing (VIDEO)

The earlier days of online dating used to be a lot like joining Facebook. You'd have to set up a profile, find a flattering photo, enter (or lie) …

Rihanna Posts Topless Photo of TLC After They Chastise Her Nudity

<b>UPDATE: TLC told a Sydney radio station (via Yahoo!) that they never were referring to Rihanna when they made recent comments about artists and</b> …

Music

Nas’ Guide to 10 Key Tracks From Hip-Hop’s Eighties Golden Age

“Hip-hop has had so many golden ages, but I picked the Eighties,” Nas says. “That’s when it turned from rock-sounding, disco-sounding shit to the …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Watch Black Flag Tear Apart the Cuckoo’s Nest in 1980 – Premiere

<i>Clockwork Orange County</i> tells the story of L.A. venue the Cuckoo’s Nest, the hardcore punk club where bands like Black Flag, T.S.O.L. and the Circle …

Orange County

Country's 15 Highest Drug Odes

15<p>By<p>So maybe the late Merle Haggard didn’t smoke marijuana in Muskogee or take trips on LSD, but that certainly didn't stop country's greats from …

10 New Artists You Need to Know: Summer 2014

Brothers Osborne<p><b>Sounds Like</b>: Bruce Springsteen meets Zac Brown Band, with an affinity for pop hooks and a case of the moody blues.<p><b>For Fans Of:</b> Black …

Music

Biopic and black comedy tackle church, politics, power in Ireland

Films from Ireland on church, politics and power are like papal canonisations – you wait for ages, then two arrive at once. Ken Loach's <i>Jimmy's Hall</i>, which screened in competition at Cannes, and John Michael McDonagh's <i>Calvary,</i> are two films bookending the modern Irish state, delivering biting …

Is There a Link Between Metal Bands and a Country’s Wealth?

If we’re going to play the word association game with “heavy metal,” immediate responses would probably veer towards “dark,” “sad” and “working …

Bands