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Fruitvale Station's Michael B Jordan: 'African-Americans aren't allowed to be real people'

"If I wasn't black, that wouldn't have happened to me; I've thought that so many times I've lost count," says Michael B Jordan, star of Fruitvale Station. "A woman holds on to her purse as she walks by, or people cross the street when they see me, to being pulled over by the cops for no reason. …

DALeast unveils a new mural in Dunedin, New Zealand

Share this article<p>Rom Levy<br>• September 21, 2014<p>DALeast is currently in New-Zealand where he spent the last three days working on this new piece …

Cheat Sheets For Writing Body Language

We are always told to use body language in our writing. Sometimes, it’s easier said than written. I created these cheat sheets to help you show a …

How Driver's License Suspensions Make Poverty Worse

And what Florida is planning to do about it.<p>A Republican lawmaker in Florida is setting his sights on reversing a policy that devastates the poor but gets little attention: suspending a person's driver's license. In an interview with the <i>Tampa Bay Times</i>, Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford gave a …

The One-Paragraph iPhone 6 Review

A time-saving summary of today's many, many, many evaluations of the new gadgets<p>Late Tuesday night, the first reviews of Apple’s new smartphones were published. Though the reviews come from a wide swath of writers—everyone from the Gray Lady to an elite Apple blogger to Stephen Fry has had their …

Icebreaker

The winter of 2006 was snowless until it unleashed one of the biggest snowstorms in the city’s history. It snowed all day and night. I woke the following morning in my apartment on Eleventh Street and traipsed to the café on the corner to have coffee and look at the snow. A man was shovelling just …

Small luxuries generate big money

Last month, Kim Hye-eun, a 38-year-old office worker, visited a dermatologist to receive some skin care treatments. After all, she thought, “it’s …

Synonyms for the 96 most commonly used words in English

<b>Amazing</b> <b>—</b> incredible, unbelievable, improbable, fabulous, wonderful, fantastic, astonishing, astounding, extraordinary<p><b>Anger</b> <b>—</b> enrage, infuriate, …

Trauma Is Contagious

Shortly after we moved in together, my boyfriend's experiences in Afghanistan began affecting me in strange and terrifying ways.<p>Dr. Robert Motta, a psychology professor at Hofstra University, is the first person to make sense of me in a year and a half.<p>He tells me about one study in which one …

13 Everyday Phrases That Actually Came From Shakespeare

Whether a fan or not though, you probably use many of Shakespeare's phrases on a regular basis.<p>Here's a list of 13 popular, albeit strange, sayings The Bard coined. In fact, we say or write some of these so often, they've become clichés.<p><b>1. "Green-eyed monster"</b><p>Meaning: jealousy.<p>In "Othello," Iago …

The Steve Jobs Nobody Knew

When I first met Steve Jobs, I thought he was a loser. It was 1980, and I was just a Silicon Valley kid who knew nothing about computers. I had …

Wildlife photographer of the year 2013 – in pictures

The results of the wildlife photographer of the year 2013 competition have been announced at London's Natural History Museum. The overall winner is South African photographer Greg du Toit for his picture Essence of Elephants, a portrait of elephants in Botswana. Here is a selection of some of the …

bell hooks Accuses Beyoncé of Being an Anti-Feminist Terrorist

It's one thing for someone like Bill O'Reilly to go on a tirade about Beyoncé; it's entirely another when the person taking aim at Queen Bey is a legendary feminist—especially since female empowerment is exactly what the singer preaches on her latest album (even borrowing snippets from Chimamanda …

PEAR Brings Apple Watch Design to Android Wear

Back in March, Google announced Android Wear, a project that extends the company’s mobile operating system to wearables, kicking off with support for watches specifically.<p>A number of big-name brands have already used Wear on their timepieces, and some developers even let you create your own custom …

A Monster Storm Is Fast Approaching California

This gigantic system ought to be good for the state's severe drought.<p>A major Pacific storm that's about to mow over California has delayed flights in San Francisco and knocked out power to 14,000 homes in Los Angeles. Satellite imagery shows why conditions are bad ahead of the storm's landfall late …

"I am not in favour of this modern mania for turning bad people into good people at a moment's notice. As a man sows so let him reap." --Miss Prism from "The Importance of Being Earnest" (Act II)