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Yoko Ono 'Thankful' for Paul McCartney's Comments in Rolling Stone

Yoko Ono said that she was "very thankful" to Paul McCartney for telling <i>Rolling Stone</i> that he had moved past his grudge against her. "I never felt …

Music

The “Thriller” Diaries

Michael Jackson’s 1983 “Thriller” remains the most popular music video of all time: a 14-minute horror spoof that changed the business. Behind the scenes it gave its star a temporary home with director John Landis, sparked a near romance with actress Ola Ray, and revealed how damaged the young pop …

Lou Reed: The Rolling Stone Interview

The heckling starts in the middle of the very first song. Above the steely guitar strains of "Romeo Had Juliette," the gritty ode to love under siege …

Rock & Roll

Jellyfish are taking over the seas, and it might be too late to stop them

Last week, Sweden’s Oskarshamn nuclear power plant, which supplies 10% of the country’s energy, had to shut down one of its three reactors after a jellyfish invasion clogged the piping of its cooling system. The invader, a creature called a moon jellyfish, is 95% water and has no brain. Not what …

The Best Dogs in Costume at the Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade

Saturday saw the 23rd Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade, a competitive yet friendly gathering of miraculously well-behaved pets, comparatively monstrous human children, and the adults who dragged them all there. Despite the dog parade’s emphasis on interspecies intermingling, much of the media …

July 2012

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Entertainment

Cameron Brooks's Photography Project Shows Hawaii Like It's Never Been Seen Before

It's been said that helicopter pilots in Hawaii have one of the best gigs going. The same could be said of photographers in Hawaii. So, what happens when you combine the two?<p>Pure awesomeness.<p>Cameron Brooks is a professional photographer who does most of his work in a helicopter, thus capturing some …

Astronaut Chris Hadfield Brings Lessons From Space Down To Earth

While floating weightless in the International Space Station last spring, Commander Chris Hadfield recorded his own version of David Bowie's "Space Oddity" — a video that's now been viewed more than 18 million times on YouTube. But when he wasn't busy being an Internet phenomenon, the Canadian …

Ohio State Marching Band "Michael Jackson Tribute" - Halftime vs. Iowa: 10-19-13

Michael Jackson

The Hitchcock Hollywood Portfolio

Alfred Hitchcock left a peerless legacy of the stylishly macabre. In this year’s Hollywood Portfolio, Keira Knightley, Javier Bardem, Seth Rogen, and other stars channel iconic moments from the director’s greatest hits.

Apartment 253

Homes Near Cemeteries Sell for 13 Percent More Than Ones Near the Living

Letters From Camelot's Historian

Arthur Schlesinger Jr. remembers what Jackie Kennedy thought of Hillary Clinton, upbraids John Boehner for misquoting Lincoln, and denies JFK's philandering.<p>Over the course of a long career as an historian, public intellectual, speechwriter, and presidential adviser, Arthur Schlesinger had a …

Why Carved Pumpkins Are Called "Jack O' Lanterns"

The name “Jack O’ Lantern” was originally one of the numerous names given to ignis fatuus (Medieval Latin for “foolish fire”), another of which is …

Eminem Graces the Cover of Billboard Magazine

Eminem keeps it serious on the cover of Billboard. The noticeably slimmer Detroit MC stands tall with his trademark tattoos and plain t-shirt on the …

Big Papi, Worst-To-First, 1918: Your World Series Must-Knows

OK, by now you've hopefully heard that the Boston Red Sox are Major League Baseball's champions thanks to a 6-1 win Wednesday night over the St. Louis Cardinals.<p>The Sox won the best-of-seven World Series in six games.<p>With the headline out of the way, here's a cheat sheet for those of us who need to …

2013 World Series Wrap: Baseball's model team

The past isn't prologue, not anymore, and the rivalry doesn't matter. The Red Sox are no longer a team burying ghosts, they are simply a team that wins.<p>A year ago, the post-beer-and-fried-chicken Red Sox, a roster which bore only a passing resemblance to the one which just won the 2013 World …

Katy Perry 'Wants a Normal Relationship' with John Mayer

Katy Perry‘s boyfriend might be famous, but she’s not trying to make her relationship with John Mayer into the music industry equivalent of …