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Sarah Vaughan - I Got Rhythm

Putin-linked think tank drew up plan to sway 2016 US election - documents

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Russian government think tank controlled by Vladimir Putin developed a plan to swing the 2016 U.S. presidential election to Donald Trump and undermine voters’ faith in the American electoral system, three current and four former U.S. officials told Reuters.<p>They described …

Opinion: It was the EU’s overreach that finally pushed Britain out

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Project Syndicate) — A thoughtful British friend of mine said to me a few days before the United Kingdom’s “Brexit” referendum that …

Europe

House Benghazi report faults military response, not Clinton, for deaths

Panel chair Trey Gowdy concludes $7m investigation with 800-page report that accuses US of being slow to respond after 2012 attack was already under way<p>House Republicans investigating the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya, have found no new evidence to conclude that Hillary Clinton, …

Government

Republican senators concerned over colleague's Sept. 11 bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Key Senate Republicans are divided over a GOP colleague's bill that would allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue the government …

The U.N. Sent 3 Foreign Women To The U.S. To Assess Gender Equality. They Were Horrified.

The human rights experts concluded that the country falls far behind most others.<p>A delegation of human rights experts from Poland, the United Kingdom and Costa Rica spent 10 days this month touring the United States so they can prepare a report on the nation's overall treatment of women. The three …

The Patriots got robbed of a potential TD thanks to a referee's inadvertent whistle

A ref made a mistake. A ref made a baaad mistake.<p>The New England Patriots and their fans have yet another reason to argue the NFL hates them. Tom Brady completed a pass to Danny Amendola and he had tons of room ahead of him, but an inadvertent whistle by a referee blew the play dead and prevented …

Stephen Colbert just nailed the GOP’s Christian hypocrisy on Syrian refugees with one Bible verse

After all, the Statue of Liberty says “Give us your tired, your poor, your mostly Christians…”<p>Sarah Burris<p>November 20, 2015 9:48pm (UTC)<p>The object of terrorism is to provoke fear and that's exactly what ISIS has successfully done to leaders across the United States who now are denying humanitarian …

Stephen Colbert

China landslide: Search for survivors continues as death toll reaches 25

<b>More than 2,000 rescuers are searching for survivors of a landslide in eastern China that has killed at least 25 people.</b><p>Several days of rain sparked a torrent of mud and rock, engulfing homes in Lidong village, Zhejiang province.<p>The landslide occurred shortly before 23:00 on Friday night and buried …

The Friend: Love Is Not a Big Enough Word

His wife was just thirty-four. They had two little girls. The cancer was everywhere, and the parts of dying that nobody talks about were about to start. His best friend came to help out for a couple weeks. And he never left.<p><b>Most of September 17, 2012,</b> has evaporated from my mind. I still have a few …

Jay Z Addresses TIDAL Criticism in Twitter Rant

"Tidal is doing just fine."<p>Jay Z is finally speaking out about his new “pro-artist” “pro-fan” streaming service TIDAL, which has been receiving a lot …

iTunes

50 Years Ago: A Look Back at 1965

A half-century ago, the war in Vietnam was escalating, the space race was in full swing, the Rolling Stones were on a world tour, the bravery of those who marched to Selma led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act, and the St. Louis Arch was completed. The United States occupied the Dominican …

Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art Announces Redesign

This morning, Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art shared some big news—to the tune of $64 million dollars—with the public and Core77 was there to …

Art

19 Reasons Why We're Thankful For Jon Stewart On "The Daily Show"

We'll need a million Moments of Zen to emotionally endure this loss.

Auschwitz Survivors, 70 Years Later (Photos)

Personal Stories<p>January 27 is the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. See the portraits and stories of some of the estimated 200,000 …

The Music Genre Isn’t Dead, It's Just Been Watered Down to Indie Nothingness

It's time to stop describing Tame Impala as psych rock.<p>Here’s an early 2015 town cry to music fans and writers to try and end the lazy and domesticated ways that music is being described, categorized and shared.<p>The need for oversimplified words and catchphrases to describe artists’ music is …

Chicago's Gangster Past, Minus the Romance

A collection of photographs from the Chicago Tribune archives rejects spectacle in favor of brutal, messy truth.<p>Even a casual observer of American history will no doubt recognize several of the names in <i>Gangsters and Grifters</i>, a new book of early 20th century crime photographs from the <i>Chicago …

Ice Bowl Rematch: Sub-Zero Heroics in the Coldest Game Ever Played

‘Run it,’ Lombardi said, ‘and let’s get the hell out of here.’ As the Cowboys and Packers collide Sunday, a look back at the last time these teams …

What U.S. Intelligence Predicted the World Would Look Like in 2015

Shortly before 9/11, officials foresaw a fundamental shift in the nature of power.<p>Nine months before the September 11 attacks—and just days after the Supreme Court halted the Florida recount, handing the presidency to George W. Bush—U.S. intelligence officials published an 85-page prediction for …

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LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Enjoy this stunning 1918 painting by Gustav Klimt called The Dancer.

This Week’s Hot Reads: Feb. 4, 2013

From J.G. Ballard’s memoir about his days interned in a Japanese POW camp to a Pulitzer-winning journalist’s autopsy of Detroit.<p><b>Miracles of Life</b><p><b>by</b> …

The Great Paul Hemphill Celebrates the Long Gone Birmingham Barons

Paul Hemphill was one of the great unsung writers of the American South. Here he celebrates the heyday of Birmingham's minor league team, the</i> …