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1967 war: Six days that changed the Middle East

<b>Fifty years ago, war broke out between Israel and its neighbours. The conflict lasted just six days but its effect would last to the present day.</b><p>At the end of 1948, Israel's Arab neighbours had invaded to try to destroy the new state, and failed. The Egyptian army had been beaten, but a force …

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Watch Bruce Springsteen's Revealing Interview With 'CBS Sunday Morning'

E Street rocker talks depression, Clarence Clemons and new autobiography 'Born to Run'<p>Bruce Springsteen sat down for an interview with <i>CBS Sunday</i> …

Paleo bro gives outrageous medical advice, Facebook comes for him

Pete Evans is an Australian chef, host of TV show <i>My Kitchen Rules</i> and purveyor of The Paleo Way diet. He's also the guy who just copped a slamming …

Carey: right call, Roos, but not ruthless enough

The club is always bigger than the individual, regardless of how good you've been. We saw that on Wednesday at North Melbourne.<p>In recent years, …

The greatest Olympic opening ceremonies of all time, ranked

From hundreds of riders on horseback dramatically galloping into the stadium to the thunderous beats performed meticulously by 2,008 tightly ranked drummers, host cities pull out all the stops to set the right tone for the Olympic Games.<p>The opening ceremony provides host cities the opportunity to …

Drums

No more rats: New Zealand to exterminate all introduced predators

Possums, stoats and other introduced pests to be killed in ‘world-first’ extermination programme unveiled by PM<p>The New Zealand government has announced a “world-first” project to make the nation predator free by 2050.<p>The prime minister, John Key, said on Monday it would undertake a radical pest …

New Zealand

Gotta Groove Records, A One Stop Shop for All Things Vinyl in Cleveland, Ohio

In “Gotta Groove Records“, filmmaker Nick Cavalier took a really insightful look into the history and daily life at the long lasting eponymous vinyl …

Bands

Major accounting firms facilitators of global tax avoidance

The “Big Four” global accounting firms – PwC, Deloitte, KPMG and Ernst & Young – are the masterminds of multinational tax avoidance and the …

Panama Papers

These are the 20 best-selling vinyl records of 2016 so far

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>This is a reliable way to start a dialogue between two strangers for many reasons: it's easy, everyone listens to music, and because …

Vinyl Records

Read Questlove's Album-By-Album Review Of Prince's Catalogue

Original illustration by JaeilCho for Okayplayer.<p><i>Since Prince’s passing–and especially today with Tidal’s #PrinceDay re-release of 15 of his rarer</i> …

Warner Bros

15 essentials that belong in every guy’s closet

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>It's not always easy to figure out a style all your own. Even for a guy with a solid fashion sense, putting together a few go-to …

Clothing

26 grooming and style hacks every guy should know

There are certain things every guy should know about his appearance.<p>From how to match your dress shoes to your suit and how often you should get your hair cut to even how to shave, these tips will make every guy's life a whole lot easier.<p>There's bound to be at least one thing you didn't know.<p><i>Megan</i> …

Men's Fashion
Songwriting

Questlove Reviews Prince’s Warner Brothers Records

Questlove recently listed 40 reasons Prince was a “Hip-hop pioneer,” following previous tributes including special DJ sets, a written essay, and a Billboard Music Awards speech. Now, he's reviewed and rated Prince's entire Warner Brothers catalog—spanning 1978’s <i>For You</i> to 1997’s <i>The Truth</i>—on …

Questlove

inside david bowie’s australia

In 1983 David Bowie made ‘Let’s Dance’, a music video that would pierce Australia’s colonial heart and ignite the artist’s political life.<p>In the early 1980s, David Bowie spent extended periods of time in Australia. Holding this glorious foster son close, his presence in the country has almost …

David Bowie

Do musicians get better with age?

At 74, Paul Simon is arguably producing the best work of his career – and he’s not alone. Many musicians find it’s better not to shut up and play the hits, writes Jim Farber.<p>Nick Lowe looks at many older pop stars with a mixture of embarrassment and dread. He calls these creatures “thinning-haired, …

New Albums

Snowden calls for whistleblower shield after claims by new Pentagon source

Accusations that Pentagon retaliated against a whistleblower undermine argument that there were options for Snowden other than leaking to the media<p>Long read: how the Pentagon punished NSA whistleblowers Exclusive: Pentagon source goes on record against whistleblower program<p>Edward Snowden has called …

Surveillance

50 years since Bob Dylan went electric: 5 performances that shook us up

<b>(CNN) —</b> Fifty years ago today, folk hero Bob Dylan caused an uproar when he took to the stage at Manchester's Free Trade Hall with -- wait for it -- an electric guitar.<p>"Judas!" yelled someone in the crowd, referencing a traitor of biblical proportions.<p>"I don't believe you," came Dylan's drawling, …

Bob Marley

The 50 podcasts you need to hear

From true crime to comedy, here’s your guide to the very best ear candy, plus some top podcasters’ favourites<p><b>Alice Isn’t Dead</b><p><b>The creepy podcast from the Welcome To Night Vale gang</b><p>The makers of the gloriously weird Welcome To Night Vale are behind this eerie podcast. Those concerned that they might …

Comedy
Indie Music

Bruce Springsteen's Tribute To Prince Is A Lesson In Public Mourning

From the minute the band walked on stage Saturday night at the Barclays Center, it was clear this wasn't going to be an ordinary Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band show. Instead of coming out in pairs, house lights up, the stage lights went to purple and the musicians took their places …

David Bowie
Country Music

Sturgill Simpson Covers Nirvana's "In Bloom"

Sturgill Simpson's <i>Metamodern Sounds in Country Music</i> follow-up is called <i>A Sailor's Guide to Earth.</i> It's out April 15 on Atlantic, and it features a cover of Nirvana's single "In Bloom." Today, he's shared the cover in a strange music video directed by Matt Mahurin. Watch it below. "I remember in …

Country Music

The Making (and Remaking) of the Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds, Arguably the Greatest Rock Album of All Time

Rock ‘n’ roll has a sad tradition of geniuses who’ve succumbed to mental illness and addiction. Some of them have, paradoxically, produced some of …

Watch George Martin cruise through L.A. to talk 'God Only Knows' with Brian Wilson

There sits the late George Martin, behind the wheel of a vintage Cadillac convertible, cruising through Los Angeles and talking about the city's import as a studio town. In the clip, taken from the 1997 BBC documentary "The Rhythm of Life," Martin's got a destination in mind as he rolls down Sunset …

Relationships
Relationships

Sanders camp helps Clinton remember who had her back in the '90s

During a rally Saturday, in St. Louis, Mo., Hillary Clinton questioned where Sen. Bernie Sanders was during her fight for universal healthcare in the 1990s.<p>"Well, I don't know where he was when I was trying to get healthcare in '93 and '94, standing up against the insurance companies, standing up …

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