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Repressed Brits, evil Mexicans, Arab villains: why are Hollywood's animated movies full of racist stereotypes?

From Chris Rock's jive-talking zebra in Madagascar to the racial hierarchy in Rio, Hollywood's animated films have been bombarding children with lazy caricatures for years. Should they come with ethnic sensitivity warnings?<p>These are supposed to be progressive times for movies and people of colour. …

Russia Expects Answers On NATO Troops In Eastern Europe

* Russia says wants answers on NATO troops in eastern Europe<p>* NATO chief: Russia is violating international commitments<p>* Russia's Lavrov says force will withdraw after war games (Updates throughout)<p>By Thomas Grove<p>MOSCOW, April 3 (Reuters) - Russia has recalled its top military representative to …

Tornado Touches Down in Texas, Missouri on Alert

Tornado warnings were sounding across north central Texas on Thursday evening and parts were also under the threat of twisters.<p>A tornado that touched down in the town of Krum, Texas, was confirmed by the National Weather Service, Denton County Sheriff’s Office told NBC News, though the exact …

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Why You Should Visit America's National Parks in 2014

<i>By Tommy Burson</i><p>The United States maintains more than 6,000 federally-protected sites, spanning over 1 million square miles and totaling roughly 27 percent of the U.S.'s entire land area. Attracting millions of visitors worldwide, the U.S. National Park System offers tourists incredible variety, …

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Pictures: Eiffel Tower at 125, Still Lovely After All These Years

Gustave Eiffel was an unromantic man who designed the most romantic structure in Paris.<p>When you read biographies of Alexandre Gustave Eiffel and his famous tower, which turned 125 yesterday, you're struck at first by a paradox: How did something so daring, so beautiful, so outrageous—in 1889 it …

16 Questions You Should Never Ask In Paris

Ahh, to visit Paris in springtime.<p>Before you head to that refined, sophisticated land of cheese and Champagne, it's crucial to make sure you won't embarrass yourself. If you know what's good for you, you will NOT ask those feisty frogs any of the following questions:<p><b>1. Where is Note-er-dayme?</b> For …

25 Passover Mains With No Meat

"Yes, Bubbe, chicken counts as meat."

PhoneBox : A Modern Phone Booth by Hakan Gursu

Although we’re not sure if we still need phone booth, but we still admire Hakan Gursu‘s attempt to modernize our old phone booth. It’s called …

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