Lewis Wooldridge

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Paisley Park, Prince’s Lonely Palace

Six months after Prince’s death, his estate opened to the public. But without its owner it feels like a husk.<p>In 1984, Prince recorded a song called “Paisley Park,” for his seventh record, “Around the World in a Day.” Its lyrics imagine a kind of utopia:<p>There is a park that is known<br>For the face it …

Music

The Amish understand a life-changing truth about technology the rest of us don’t

The Amish have negotiated a pact with modernity. Whereas much of the contemporary world sees technological progress as inevitable, even a moral imperative, the Amish ideal lives in the past, circa 1850.<p>It’s not that the Amish view technology as inherently evil. No rules prohibit them from using new …

Amish Mennonites

The Decline of American Motherhood

The share of the U.S. population who are moms is the smallest it’s been in a quarter century.<p>As the American population grows, so does the number of American moms. But, more than a century after Mother’s Day became an official holiday, even as that number increases, the share of the American …

Demographics

The Known Unknown: Tales of the Yucca Man

<i>Ken Layne |</i> Desert Oracle <i>| Winter 2015 | 11 minutes (2,903 words)</i>The story you’ll hear most often goes like this: There’s a young Marine on guard …

The three best Prince anecdotes from his first manager's new memoir

During his lengthy, many-chaptered career as a music business insider, Owen Husney has crossed paths with a host of big names, from Elvis Presley to …

The Crazy, Complicated Engineering Inside Honda's New Clarity Hybrid

In the world of automotive propulsion, the hierarchy of complication goes something like this: Pure electric cars are simple; internal combustion …

Photos reveal Prince’s underground bank vault with tons of unreleased music

A full two-years since the untimely passing of music legend Prince, the artist continues to grab the attention of the music world as avid fans wait …

The Man Who Discovered Prince Explains What It Was Like to Discover Prince

Read an excerpt on what it was like to hear Prince before the rest of the world, from 'Famous People Who've Met Me,' a memoir by Owen Husney, the man who discovered Prince.<p><i>Famous People Who’ve Met Me is a memoir by Owen Husney, the man who discovered Prince. The book is a collection of bizarre (and</i> …

Real UFO Crashes — Alive Aliens Recovered Filmed and Tell What Extraterrestrials Want(VIDEO)

Real UFO Crashes Alive Aliens Recovered Filmed & Answer What Extraterrestrials Want. Ovnis. We all know what happened on Nine Eleven. But Do you know …

Paranormal

Prince's "Exceedingly High" Fentanyl Level Slowed His Breathing to a Stop

In the year since rock legend Prince died at his Paisley Park mansion, investigators have pointed to a fentanyl overdose as the likely cause of his …

Biomedicine

‘Alien’ mummies likely to be distorted, stolen Nazca bodies

It needs extraordinary evidence.<p>Five objects claimed to be mummified bodies from Peru have been presented as evidence of alien visitation.<p>They’re …

One of the greatest mysteries surrounding Prince has been solved

When the public was informed of Prince’s untimely death, people immediately took to sharing videos of their favorite live performances to showcase …

The story behind the viral photo of a teacher in Ghana showing students Windows on a blackboard

There has been global applause for a teacher in Ghana who posted photos of himself drawing on a blackboard with multi-colored chalk, the features of a Microsoft Word processing window. The students in his class can also be seen drawing it into their notebooks.<p>Social media exploded in admiration and …

Social Media

Janelle Monae misses mentor Prince

Janelle Monae misses being able to speak to Prince for guidance about her career.<p>The 32-year-old singer-and-actress is getting ready to release her …

Prince’s Paisley Park Sets Celebration 2018 Four-Day Event

Prince‘s Paisley Park have announced the details for Celebration 2018, the second annual four-day gathering at the music icon’s Chanhassen, Minnesota …

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Sheila E. Disapproves of Prince Hologram

Earlier today, news arose that Justin Timberlake’s Super Bowl performance would reportedly include an appearance by a Prince hologram. Now, Sheila E. has voiced her disapproval of the hologram on Twitter, writing, “Prince told me don’t ever let anyone do a hologram of me. Not cool if this happens!” …

Music

New Evidence Is Forcing Scientists to Rewrite The History of Human Migration 'Out of Africa'

We may find our answer in Australasia.<p>Where did we humans come from?<p>Some 40 or so years ago, our origins seemed quite straightforward.<p>But now we see …

Humanity

Dig, If You Will, Some Never-Before-Seen Pictures Of Prince In 'A Private View'

Afshin Shahidi misses Prince.<p>"Nothing seemed impossible, everything was possible for him," he says. "And that's just the way he lived his life and the way he communicated and wanted us to live our life."<p>The Iranian-born Shahidi grew up in Minneapolis and met Prince in 1993 when he got a call to …

Music Videos

Who Was Prince in Private?

In his fifty-seven years, Prince mastered the art of control—not merely the show of self-possession but the daily practice of it. The gravitational pull of racial, sexual, spiritual systems did not appear to act on him. In 1981, the questions he posed in “Controversy”—was he black or white, gay or …

Family

18 of the greatest photographs from 125 years of National Geographic

This School Is Legit Haunted & They Caught The Evidence On Video

The students and staff at a secondary school in Cork, Ireland are convinced that a ghost walks amongst their hallowed halls, and now they have video …

Paranormal

Prince Contained Multitudes, New Book Confirms

When Prince first signed with Warner Bros. Records, he didn't want to be categorized as a black musician. This was the late 1970s, before music by black artists was widely marketed to multiracial audiences; before kids in every household in America were glued to their screens watching "Thriller" on …

Middle School

Nintendo NX will be about games, not teraflops

Just like the Wii and Wii U, the Nintendo NX will be about making interesting games over advanced hardware.<p>The word “teraflops” gets thrown around a …

Retrogaming

There's a new heir to the Iron Throne, and nobody on 'Game of Thrones' noticed

<b>Update:</b> <i>This post, written after</i> Game of Thrones <i>Season 6, Episode 2, explains the legitimacy of certain events in Episode 10. We've added some brief</i> …

The story behind Prince’s low-profile generosity to green causes

An anonymous $50,000 check marked the start of the notoriously private star’s donations to climate change and clean energy causes, reports Grist<p>In the outpouring of media coverage after Prince’s death at the age of 57 last week, fans around the globe began to learn more about the notoriously …

4 Prince Videos You Should Watch Right Now

Prince, the iconic gender- and genre-busting musician, died on Thursday.<p>We've covered the news here. But there's also no better way to remember the star than through his performances. Here are four that you should watch right now.<p>1. 'When Doves Cry'<p>Prince's biggest hit was released in 1984, as the …

Prince’s Plane Made An Emergency Landing To Rush Him To The Hospital

Scary news in the rock world today as the iconic genius Prince was apparently rushed to the hospital on Friday.<p>According to reports from TMZ, Prince’s jet made an emergency landing at Quad City International Airport in Moline, IL early Friday morning. The landing came around 1 a.m. local time, not …

Prince Home Safe After Emergency Hospital Visit

Prince is recovering after an early morning trip to the hospital. The singer was rushed to medical care early Friday morning after his plane made an …

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