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This New Colorful Hair Trend Is Perfect For Brunettes

Rejoice, brunettes! No longer must you suffer the summer-long tyranny of blondes with trendy, cotton candy-colored hair. Now you too can look like …

Hairstyling

"Oil slick" hair is the latest trend that's perfect for brunettes

Multicolored hair streaks aren’t just for blondes and light-haired ladies (and dudes) anymore. Celebrity colorist Aura Friedman has created a way for …

From the Folks Who Brought You the Civil War: The Political Legacy of Slavery

"The Hermitage by Jim Bowen" by Jim Bowen from Zhenhai, China - Andrew Jackson's Home. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Commons.<p>Church burnings, police shootings, and of course the horrific murders at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, remind us that, although the …

When Discrimination Is Baked Into Algorithms

As more companies and services use data to target individuals, those analytics could inadvertently amplify bias.<p>A recent ProPublica analysis of The Princeton Review’s prices for online SAT tutoring shows that customers in areas with a high density of Asian residents are often charged more. When …

Computer Science

New Report Highlights Koch Brothers' Role In Hurricane Katrina Damage

WASHINGTON -- A new report from the Democratic opposition research group American Bridge's Bridge Project describes the way Charles and David Koch, the influential conservative billionaires, put their vast resources into actions that exacerbated the impact of Hurricane Katrina and stalled the Gulf …

New Orleans

How Long Do All Your Favorite Foods Last After They're Opened?

<i>By: Lee Breslouer</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock/Jennifer Bui/Thrillist</i><p>After you've opened a jar of pasta sauce and put in the fridge, it's good basically forever, right? Sorry, Andre 3000, it's not good forever, or even forever ever. Because we're often confused about how long our favorite packaged food, …

Ray Bradbury’s FBI file offers a new perspective on Puppygate’s failure to understand science fiction.

If you believe Ray Bradbury’s FBI file, science fiction is a dangerous genre.<p>When the bureau investigated Bradbury—a man its 1959 records describe as …

Science Fiction

Trump calls for respect after Boston attack on Mexican man

BOSTON (AP) — Donald Trump on Friday denounced a violent attack against a homeless Hispanic man in Boston whose attacker told police he was inspired, in part, by Trump's rhetoric that people in the country illegally should be deported. It was a change in tone for the Republican presidential …

Donald Trump

DC Comics' 'Bombshells' Is A Blast From The Past But With Queer Characters

DC Comics is giving some of its most beloved female superheroes a spotlight in the new series "Bombshells<i>."</i><p>The comic takes place during the 1940s in an alternate universe, where, according to a press release from the iconic company, "super-powered female heroes are on the front lines in World War …

Comic Books
Comedy

What Black Anime Fans Can Teach Us About Race in America

We caught up with some of the black attendees at Otakon, Baltimore's anime convention, to learn about why anime resonated with them and why there aren't more black characters.<p>In 2009, Soulja Boy tweeted this fact: "I'm a fan of Anime ^_^." A year later, he dropped the track "Anime," referring to …

Anime

Don't Look Away From Dixieland

While reporting in Charleston, South Carolina, Donovan X. Ramsey witnessed the pervasive toxicity of the South's racist legacy first hand.<p>Southern blacks have a practice of lowering their voices and pointing to the pale of their palms when they talk to other blacks about white people. It is, of …

South Carolina

The Queers Left Behind: How LGBT Assimilation Is Hurting Our Community's Most Vulnerable

On the evening of June 28, two very different celebrations took place to mark the most historic New York City Pride week in decades.<p>The flashier of these celebrations was the iconic Dance on the Pier. As the Pride Parade came to a drizzly end, an exuberant crowd of young, gay and mostly white men …

LGBTQI