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Durban: Into the Zulu Kingdom

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>“Ready for complete sensory overload?” asks Dane Forman, a surf-nut videographer with a hipster moustache.<p>He walks me through Warwick Junction, the hectic hub of <b>Durban</b>’s market district and what he calls the “buzzing center of South Africa.” Roosters on the loose, potatoes …

Seeing Exploration in Madagascar Through New Eyes

Changing Planet<p>Years of repeated research means familiar faces in Madagascar. Here, Tojo smiles at the camera in Angavokely, District of Manjakandriana, Madagascar. (Photo by Cara Brook)<p><i>“You’re telling me you’re not nostalgic, then give me another word for it” —Joan Baez, “Diamonds and Rust”</i><p>It’s …

Your Shot Photo of the Month: Icelandic Ice Cave

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Magical moonscape? Try earthbound Iceland.<p>“This shows a cave formed in an outlet glacier by the huge Vatnajökull ice cap,” says French photographer Romain Loubeyre, who lives in Dubai. “Exploring it felt like exploring another planet. The colors, the light, and the shapes …

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Why Ocean Conservationists Should Pay More Attention to Wikipedia

Changing Planet<p>When the average internet user seeks out information on a scientific topic, the first place she turns to isn’t the latest scientific literature or even a mainstream news publication, it’s Wikipedia. Google any scientific topic and the online encyclopedia will turn up as the first or …

New Music: Jamie Foxx “In Love By Now”

Jamie Foxx’s first album in five years, <i>Hollywood: A Story Of A Dozen Roses</i>, hits stores next Tuesday. The R&B singer-actor drops off another song …

Jennifer Lopez Performs Medley of Hits on ELLEN

Even though we don’t really think about it, Jennifer Lopez has a gang of hits in her catalog. That’s probably why she was recently asked to hold down …

New Music: Trey Songz & JR “Nasty”

Trey Songz is introducing the world to a new artist he’s mentoring. JR is a native of St. Louis signed to the R&B singer, previously tagging along …

1,000 Songs From Holocaust Survivors Archived

In the summer of 1948, an amateur folklorist named Ben Stonehill recorded more than 1,000 songs from Holocaust survivors in the lobby of New York City's Hotel Marseilles. This week, 66 of those songs become available online through the Center for Traditional Music and Dance, complete with …

Stephen Hawking Will Play The 'Kidz Field' at Glastonbury 2015

Renowned magician Dynamo will also be there, so will the Woodcraft Folk<p>Being a kid is awesome. You get to sit down in the middle of a supermarket isle and cry when you're fed up with life, experience pure joy, and get into Glastonbury Festival for free. The only downside is you have to deal with …

Janet Jackson Returns, Announces New Music & World Tour in 2015

Janet Jackson is back! The pop icon has announced her return to music and an upcoming world tour this year, one day before her 49th birthday. Early …

100 Lost Albums You Need To Know

100 cult classics that deserve your love, picked by NME writers and your favourite bands<p>100 Wild Billy Childish & The Buff Medways’ Fanciers …

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This Bizarre Game Based On Jamiroquai’s ‘Virtual Insanity’ Is Infuriatingly Addictive

Let’s face it, the last time anyone did any actual work on a Friday it was creation week at Godcorp, and in all likelihood even He was cutting some …

Alexis Taylor and David Byrne: in conversation

The Hot Chip frontman and Talking Heads legend fire up Skype for a candid chat about collaboration, cybernetics and how best to cover Prince

Believe in miracles: Errol Brown by Pete Fowler - cartoon

Peter Fowler, the Hot Chip tour DJ and Welsh illustrator best known for his work with Super Furry Animals, imagines the late Errol Brown’s party in heaven

Books reviews roundup: On the Move; A God in Ruins; God Help the Child

What the critics thought of Oliver Sacks’s On the Move, Kate Atkinson’s A God in Ruins and Toni Morrison’s God Help the Child<p>Critics rushed to pay tribute to the eminent neurologist and writer Oliver Sacks, who is ill with terminal cancer. But while some managed to stay focused on Sacks’ …

Keith Harris funeral: tributes paid to 'truly decent man'

Family, friends and fans have paid tribute to the ventriloquist Keith Harris, who was remembered at his funeral as “a truly, thoroughly decent man”.<p>The children’s entertainer, who found fame in the 1980s with his puppet duck, Orville, died in hospital in Blackpool on 28 April. He was 67.<p>Keith …