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Actually, Pharrell Williams' crazy Grammys hat has a pretty storied hip-hop history

While Pharrell Williams’ gigantic brown Grammys hat might have seemed at best ridiculous—and at worst, inspired by Arby's—it turns out it actually …

It took 22 years for a generation to see this picture of Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela’s image is now ubiquitous. But after his imprisonment in 1964, it was illegal to photograph or republish a photo of the political prisoner in South Africa. Thus, a generation of apartheid South Africans grew up without Mandela—or at least all the photos of him flashing before us now …

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela dies at 95

South African president Jacob Zuma made the announcement at a news conference late Thursday, saying, "We've lost our greatest son."<p>Mandela's death …

South Africa

With Mandela, the unsurprising is still a shock

I was drifting off to sleep when my cell phone screen lit up.<p>“We may want to talk to you about Mandela,” said a message.<p>Semi-lucid, I typed “Mandela” into my phone’s web browser. But I already knew what I was about to find.<p>Nelson Mandela was dead.<p>The abruptness of being suddenly awoken only added …