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‘My name is my cocaine’: That time Michael Caine had a hit with a song about an IRA informer

Apparently, the easiest way to improve your Michael Caine impersonation is to say:<p>My name, is my cocaine.<p><i>See. It works.</i><p>Now, Peter Sellers used to do …

How This Danish Badminton Sneaker Brand Is Making a Play for U.S.

Backyard Footwear aims to hit the U.S. market with its best shot.<p>Launched in 1972 in Copenhagen, Denmark, as one of badminton’s first performance …

The 10 best… things to do this week

Film<p><b>A United Kingdom</b><br>David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike play lovers on either side of a cultural divide in this grand romance from Belle director Amma Asante. When the king of Bechuanaland marries London office worker Ruth Williams, colonial forces conspire to keep them apart. <i>In cinemas now</i><p><b>Hollywood</b> …

Film Festivals

Review: 2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS packs plenty of muscle

For the 2016 model year, Chevrolet's team of designers and engineers completely redesigned the Camaro from the ground up. That resulted in a car that …

Why You Should Take 5 Minutes Each Morning To Meditate

Living in the modern world, your mantra is probably "go, go, go." While it might be routine to jump out of bed and immediately check your email as …

10 Black-Owned Brands to Know

On Small Business Saturday and beyond.<p>Today, when #Blacklivesmatter is more of a battle cry than a hashtag, where you choose to spend your money is more important than ever. Luckily, there are plenty of black-owned businesses to shop from, guaranteeing the value and impact of your dollars.<p>In the …

White rainbows are the natural phenomenon you've never heard of

LONDON — Sometimes all the elements just come together at once to make the perfect photo.<p>During a shoot in Glencoe, Scotland on Sunday, photographer …

Weather

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

Apps

What Genghis Khan Could Teach Trump

Revered by the likes of Chaucer and Jefferson, the Mongol leader is dismissed today as merely a ruthless barbarian. So why did he succeed in the …

10 Bad Habits That Damage Your Car

These little mistakes we do every day are slowing killing our cars.<p>Buying a car is a big investment, and for most of us, a car is something we want keep running as long as possible. But sometimes our own bad habits are a car's worst enemy. Which ones are you guilty of?

Car Tech

Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi Can Take a Hit and Keep Going—and Not Just on the Field

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — This is how Dolphins running back Jay Ajayi began his game against the Jets last Sunday.<p>First carry: Gets hit in the backfield, loses two yards, fumbles the football and recovers it himself.<p>Second carry: Tries to go left, but the pile engulfs him, and he loses a yard.<p>Third …

Football (U.S.)

Fans Can’t Stop Roasting Drake’s ‘Unruly’ New Tattoo

After getting a matching shark tattoo with Rihanna, Drake’s gone ahead and gotten himself another questionable piece of ink. Brace yourselves for …

Drake

A guide to marijuana microdosing: How tiny hits could be the future of weed

Given the tumultuous and traumatic past few days, anyone would be forgiven for rolling up something large and potent for the weekend. However, a new …

Cannabis

Learn About Tattoo History While Getting Inked at This Museum

The Field Museum in Chicago is currently showing an exhibition that explores the 5,000-year-old history of tattooing across the globe. It's also literally bringing ink to the museum world in the form of a pop-up tattoo shop.<p><i>All images courtesy of the Field Museum</i><p>The history of tattooing spans over …

Gardening 101: Air Plants

Air Plant, <i>Tillandsia</i>: “The Air Head”<p>Tillandsia, with its spray of spindly green tentacles, is the ideal low-maintenance indoor plant (not to mention …

Taylor Swift Celebrated Ryan Reynolds This Halloween

Never mind that Ryan Reynolds' I'm-slowly-dying-inside expression ruined a perfectly adorable couples' photo at Taylor Swifts house on Independence …

Ryan Reynolds

Mexico's biggest cartel is leaderless, and drug violence may be about to intensify

In mid-June, 150 armed men descended on a small community called La Tuna in the central highlands of Mexico's Sinaloa state, looting homes and leaving multiple people dead.<p>The gunmen, who are believed to have been affiliated with the Beltran Leyva Organization (BLO), also forced Consuelo Loera, the …

Draw like an artist: go from "I can't draw" to "handmade art for sale"

Boing Boing-beloved artist Chris Locke (previously) writes, "World-famous artist and middle-school art teacher Christopher Locke has published a new …

How Hillary Clinton Met Satan

It was my third day at the Republican National Convention in 1996, and my notebook overflowed with a one-note theme: “You do know that Hillary Clinton is funding the whole radical feminist agenda?” “She had Vince Foster killed.” “She’s behind many more murders than that.” “It’s well-established …

The Quiet Money Race Behind California's Pot-Legalization Measure

California voters are less than two weeks away from deciding whether to make what is already one of the world’s largest legal pot markets even bigger.<p>…

How to Find Your New Zodiac Sign After NASA's Recalculations

Not that it actually affects your personality or your future.<p>The Babylonians were lazy: When they came up with the zodiac signs, they left one out on …

Zodiac

Watch an Acura NSX Stomp a Lamborghini Aventador in a Drag Race

Acura's hybrid supercar may not have the V12 Lamborghini's sound, but in a straight line, it's superior.<p>If you think about it, the Lamborghini Aventador is basically a Countach for the 21st century. It's loud and brash with styling that's impossible to miss. The Aventador is obscenely powerful, …

Kim Kardashian West's Bodyguard Was 'Unprofessional' Before Robbery, Says Security Expert

As questions persist surrounding Kim Kardashian West‘s security chief Pascal Duvier in the wake of her life-threatening robbery, one expert says the …

The Lamborghini Huracán Spyder Should Be Illegal

It’s not uncommon for automakers to overuse—if not abuse—terms such as “extreme performance,” “uncompromising engineering” and “sensuous design.” Not …

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's Divorce: The 7 Biggest Revelations

BRAD HAD BEEN IN COUNSELING<p>Before Angelina Jolie filed for divorce, Brad Pitt tried to face the problems in his ailing marriage, and entered …

NBA star gave up his entire career to care for his pregnant wife diagnosed with brain tumor

Last month, New Orleans Pelicans star Jrue Holiday stepped away from the game he loves for something he loves a lot more -- his family.<p>His wife, former U.S. women's soccer star Lauren Holiday, was diagnosed with a brain tumor while pregnant. Her treatment was delayed until she could safely deliver …

Kanye West Wanted By Police For Jewelry ‘Insurance Scam’

<b>Kanye West is wanted for questioning by police as a suspect in the Paris robbery case after more evidence has emerged suggesting the jewelry theft</b> …

Kung fu pandering: Dreamworks' threequel does best business in China

In this week’s roundup of the global box-office scene:<p>• Local tailoring allows US-Chinese co-production Kung Fu Panda 3 to set a Chinese animation record • Creed shows longer-than-expected overseas reach, to strike a blow for black cinema abroad • The Force Awakens closes in on the $2bn mark …

Animation

The last 58 days at the University of Missouri

<b>Someone called the student body president the N-word.</b><p>As the Missourian notes, the outcry at Mizzou can be traced back to Sept. 12, when Missouri Students Assn. President Payton Head posted a note on his Facebook page about how a man on a pickup truck repeatedly called him a racial epithet while he …