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Kim Kardashian West goes to the White House to talk pardon

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West paid a visit to the White House Wednesday to make a star-powered case to President Donald Trump and his staff on behalf of a woman serving a life sentence for drug offenses.<p>Kardashian West has been urging the president to pardon Alice Marie …

China’s path out of poverty can never be repeated at scale by a country again

Since China began its market reforms in the late 1970s, it has lifted more than 800 million people out of poverty, slashing the rate from nearly 90% in 1981 to under 2%, as measured by the World Bank’s latest spending benchmark.<p>The rest of the world is lagging behind. Ahead of the UN general …

China

On The Cusp Of His North American Tour, Herbie Hancock Is Still Hurtling Forward

There's an emblematic photograph of Herbie Hancock on the back cover of his album <i>Sunlight</i>, which he began recording 40 years ago this month. He's depicted against a red backdrop with a Sennheiser vocoder headset on his cranium, which is bowed in deep focus.<p>He's also totally boxed in by his …

Music

A Jazz History of the Future

Musicians have been at odds with the word <i>jazz</i> for decades. Rahsaan Roland Kirk referred to it as “black classical music”; the Art Ensemble of Chicago …

Variety Introduces ‘Synch This!’ — New Music Column Spotlighting Songs Ripe for Licensing

<i>“Synch This” is a new Variety column written by MAC Presents VP and former Billboard branding reporter Andrew Hampp, highlighting new songs that we</i> …

Music

Donald Trump's 16 Obsessive Letters To 'Mad Alex' Salmond About Wind Turbine 'Monsters' In Scotland

'Green ink' attacks revealed in full for first time.<p>Donald Trump spent years attempting to persuade the Scottish Government to halt plans to build …

Donald Trump

Millions in punk memorabilia go up in smoke

The son of Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren has set fire to roughly 5 million British pounds worth of punk music memorabilia. Joe Corre complained …

Tony Blair

World's Best Ecolodges

Central America

Eight Rustic—But Luxurious—Beach Escapes (Photos)

Back to Nature<p>11.04.13 5:45 PM ET<p>Oyster.com

Sean Penn: What I've Learned

Say what you will, but Sean Penn is a man you'd want on your side. Why? He knows how to fight. He's fighting his own renegade war to save Haiti. He's fought battles over money and creativity in Hollywood for decades. He fights for any idea he believes in. Will he ever stop? Music: "Ballad of the …

Knux & Pups - ropeadope

We've had a lot of people asking if the 4:20 Brooklyn Bowl poster by Gregory J. Del Deo could be added to the store in advance of the show, so we've …

Was working on some beat sketches near da beach!(2012) #costarica #beatjourney

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