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Family of drummer killed by officer wants answers

A plainclothes police officer shot and killed Corey Jones after his car broke down on a Florida highway. His family wants to know why.

Florida

The First All-Wood High-Rise Buildings Are Going Up In The United States

Wood is an old building material that has been getting a new life in taller buildings over the last five years. Around the world, 17 wood buildings …

Skyscrapers

The House That Could Save the World

The next generation of ultra-efficient houses will redefine how we fight climate change—and how we live.<p>In July, when Portland was sweltering at upwards of 100 degrees, the tenants of The Orchards wondered if they had air conditioning. The temperature in their apartments never rose above 70.<p>They …

Housing

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Journalism

Missy on the Boards: Five of Missy Elliott's Best Production Credits - PAPER

As Missy Elliott Week goes on, it seems like a good idea to take a step back from our awe at her tracksuits and videos to focus a little more directly on the music. But we don't just need to consider the music Missy has made under her own name -- she's also had a long, often undervalued career as a …

Spotify told us the top 20 songs people listen to in the shower — here they are

At a conference earlier this week, Ek revealed that there are 39,000 active playlists named "Shower." And these playlists get 550,000 streams every day. (No pun intended).<p>But what songs are these people listening to in the shower?<p>Business Insider reached out to Spotify to find out which songs go …

Music

Details Songbook: 11 Tracks We're Listening to Right Now

Check out the music that’s spinning in the Details offices.

Miley Cyrus's 5 Most Magical Moments on 'Saturday Night Live'

Everything about her performances was pure magic.<p>Smiley Face Emoji on an Acid Trip, Miley Cyrus, hosted <i>Saturday Night Live</i> last night and she was perfection. Like, every sketch and every song was <i>solid gold</i>. From her millennial skit masterpiece, to her gorgeous version of <i>Twinkle</i> (that left her and …

New Magnificent Photos of Beautiful Libraries around the World

Since 2011, French-born, New York-based photographer Franck Bohbot has traveled all over the world in a quest to document the captivating beauty of libraries for his ongoing series titled <i>House of Books</i>. From Rome to Tokyo to Paris, he creates a visual record of the cultural institutions that have …

Rhode Island

All About Architecture and Beautiful Buildings

Unless you live way out in the country, the art of architecture can be found everywhere. From big cities to small suburbs, beautiful buildings and modern marvels have become an intrinsic part of contemporary life.<p>But for architects—you know, the people responsible for making buildings come …

Elvis Costello: My Life in 10 Songs

“Radio Soul” (1975)<p>[<i>Early version of "Radio Radio"</i>]<p>This was way before <i>My Aim Is True.</i> I recorded it with my semipro band Flip City, when we were …

These Portraits of Southern Blues Musicians Prove That Blues Is Not Dead

Freeman Vines, Luthier, Wilson, NC, 2015. Platinum print.<br>Wet Plate Collodion Photographs by Tim Duffy<p>1 of 10<p>Ironing Board Sam began playing the pump …

These 20 Music Festival Photos Chronicle a Half-Century of Style

From Woodstock to Coachella, they offer a revealing look at the evolution of men's fashion.<p>A common refrain in fashion is that men's style is more evolution than revolution. Lapel widths widen and narrow, trouser hems flare and contract, and pocket squares come and go—but the fundamentals of …

Prince blesses Instagram with his presence, calls it Princestagram

Instagram just got a bit more royal.<p>Prince has decided to join the social media site, aptly dubbing his account "Princestagram." The iconic singer, …

32 Ways To Actually Wake Yourself Up In The Morning

Stop snoozin' and start livin'.<p>To get the best sleep, stop eating or drinking things with caffeine at least eight hours before you want to go to bed. That means soda, coffee, energy drinks, tea, and even chocolate.<p>According to the National Sleep Foundation, drinking alcohol can have adverse effects …

Plainclothes Cop Fatally Shoots Drummer, Claims He Was Armed

"We’re really numb right now, just trying to understand what happened."<p>A plainclothes police officer fatally shot a Florida man whose car had broken down early on Sunday, claiming that he had a gun.<p>Corey Jones, a 31-year-old drummer, was last seen alive by his band mate Mathew Huntsberger, who …

Details murky in fatal police shooting of Florida musician Corey Jones

The killing of a musician by a police officer has ignited familiar tensions in Florida, with family members questioning the officer's actions as police contend the dead man had a handgun at the scene.<p>As with many other police-involved shootings that have sparked a national discussion about race and …

Law Enforcement

Hurricane-resistant SURE HOUSE wins the 2015 Solar Decathlon

1/11<p>Stevens Sure House Solar Decathlon 2015<p>The winner of the 2015 Solar Decathlon is the Stevens Institute of Technology's SURE HOUSE! Years of hard …

When Frank Zappa & Miles Davis Played a Drug Dealer and a Pimp on Miami Vice

For all the neon-Ferrari-and-raw-silk garishness the show now seems to embody, <i>Miami Vice</i> (1984-1990) paid uncommon attention to cultural detail. …

'Alien megastructure' could surround giant star baffling scientists looking for new planets

A series of mysterious objects surrounding a giant star millions of miles away could be an alien megastructure, experts believe.<p>Planet spotters …

U.S. State Dept.: Jewish Man Stabbing Arabs Was ‘Terrorism’

Sunrise in the WEST: Scientists warn North could be SOUTH as Earth's magnetic poles SWITCH

GETTYThe sun could rise in the west<p>Climate researchers believe we are heading towards a reversal of the planet's magnetic field, which some fear will …

The biggest American debt selloff in 15 years

America's debt is getting dumped left and right as the global slowdown worsens.<p>Countries around the world are selling their U.S. government debt holdings this year by the largest amounts seen since at least 2000.<p>China has been selling U.S. debt but it's not alone. Lots of emerging markets like …

Stock Markets

An early look at Elon Musk's Gigafactory, a building that could change the world

For those unfamiliar, Tesla describes its massive 5.5 million square-foot Gigafactory as a way to "accelerate the world's transition to sustainable transportation."<p>The first Gigafactory, located outside Sparks, Nevada, is an ambitious manufacturing facility that plans to build the batteries for …

Tesla

Four Small Towns With Big Music Scenes

<i>Guest Post by Peter Getty on Peter Getty Music</i><p>It’s a rather old trope, but apart from the occasional “supergroup” or Prince protégé, bands usually …

Elvis Costello has a new memoir, and it's even better than Bob Dylan and Keith Richards's books

It’s 1979, and Elvis Costello, not yet 25, is on a creative roll. With his Buddy Holly glasses and punk-rock sneer, he already has established himself as a masterful songwriter, whether crafting torchlight ballads (“Alison”), tortured kiss-offs (“Lipstick Vogue”) or biting protest songs (“Oliver’s …

10 Ways To De-Clutter, Simplify, and Streamline Your Life

Who needs Tony Robbins when you can motivate yourself? Overcoming the emotional hurdle to get stuff done when you’d rather sit on the couch isn’t …

Take a look at the best new skyscraper in the world

For the first time ever, China has won the Emporis Skyscraper Award , the highest honor given to new buildings.<p>Designed by a team of architects led by Zaha Hadid , Beijing's Wanjing SOHO building earned this year's top spot from a pool of over 300 buildings for its elegantly sloped structure and …

Skyscrapers

I Survived Motörhead's Motörboat Cruise

Metal, karaoke, and belly flops under the blazing Caribbean sun.<p><i>Photos by Al Bulmer</i><p>“SLAAAYERRRRR!” the cry exploded into the waiting area, ringing out with great gusto from the bearded lips of a large man in flip flops and an Exodus shirt. It was just past 11AM on Monday morning, and the bearded …