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Obama officials mum on reports White House weighing sanctions on Israel

The Obama administration is refusing to discuss reports that emerged early Thursday claiming that the White House is considering imposing sanctions on Israel for continuing construction on Jewish homes in Jerusalem.<p>State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf dodged several questions on Thursday when …

Prosecutor calls Bulger lawyer's purple pedicure 'strange'

As a Boston jury deliberated Friday on whether Whitey Bulger is a bloodthirsty gang boss, a prosecutor was going after the defense lawyer for a lesser offense: showing off his purple pedicure.<p>Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian Kelly sniped to the judge overseeing the racketeering case that Bulger …

Edward Snowden not in Moscow, say Russian authorities

Place of residence remains confidential and 'can only be revealed by whistleblower or his lawyer'<p>A shroud of mystery has surrounded American whistleblower Edward Snowden's whereabouts since he received temporary asylum in Russia last week, but migration authorities have let slip that he is not in …

Lance Armstrong faces lawsuit over lies in memoirs

Discontented readers are seeking $5m compensation for buying untruthful accounts of cyclist's career sold as non-fiction<p>Memoirs are always partly an attempt on the part of the author to portray themselves in the best light, but in the case of Lance Armstrong a group of California book buyers is …

31 Black-And-White Movies Every Twentysomething Needs To See

Life lessons brought to you entirely in black and white.

Love Stories

Pulselocker, A Streaming And Download Service For DJs, Launches To The Web

Pulselocker, a music subscription service and storage locker targeting electronic music fans and DJs, has launched its service to the web, following an earlier beta as a native desktop application. The site is an interesting cross between something like Spotify and a cloud service with a desktop …

World Trade Center 7 Report Puts 9/11 Conspiracy Theory to Rest

Conspiracy theorists have long claimed that explosives downed World Trade Center 7, north of the Twin Towers. The long-awaited report from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) conclusively rebuts those claims. Fire alone brought down the building, the report concludes, pointing …

Stop asking God to do your job!

Politicians from Rick Perry to Michele Bachmann are passing off their duties to a deity. Here’s why it’s dangerous<p>The United States is not a theocracy. Priests are not elected to govern. So what does it mean when a politician goes straight to “God” for help with the social problems he or she is …

Debra Antney Talks Gucci Mane, Her Days In The Game & More w/ The Breakfast Club

The one and only, Debra Antney, who is Waka Flocka’s mother, and manager to French Montana, Gucci Mane, and so many others. Debra Antney speaks about …

Log Cabin Digs | Steve McQueen’s $7 Million Pioneer Moon Ranch

Log Cabins are very cool. They have a certain flair about them that screams “The Great Outdoors!!”. Steve McQueen’s Pioneer Moon Ranch is the perfect …

Juicy J – August 27th Flow | New Music

Memphis native MC, Juicy J, returns to the game today with a brand new track/freestyle for our listening enjoyment. The track is called “August 27th …

Jahlil Beats, Ab-Liva & Akhen – Cruising On Red Leather | New Music

The production wizard by the name of Jahlil Beats has been dropping some real flames recently and today he’s back with more of the same. The Roc …

New Video: Jay Z “Picasso Baby”

The arts and rap performance come together in “Picasso Baby,” a cut off the <i>Magna Carta…Holy Grail</i> album by Jay Z. The rapper-mogul and director Mark …

Jay Z Speaks on ‘Magna Carta’, Belafonte Criticism, & Social Issues on ‘Real Time with Bill Maher’

Leading up to the HBO premiere of “Picasso Baby,” Jay Z appeared on the networks <i>Real Time with Bill Maher</i> on Friday night. During their one-on-one …

Migos Speak On ‘Versace’ Video, Their Come Up & More

The Atlanta native trio known as Migos have been lighting up the air waves recently with their track “Versace”. Everyone and their brother has jumped …

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013 shortlist - in pictures

The Royal Observatory Greenwich has announced the shortlist for the 2013 Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. Photographers captured spectacular sights from across our solar system, the galaxy and beyond – from stunning auroras in the Earth's atmosphere to frenzied storms on the sun and …

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

The editors at Amazon.com recently came out with a list of the Best Books of 2013 So Far, which ranks the best books released between January and June 2013.<p>"Customers looking for great summer reads will find an eclectic selection on the list this year, from the very best fiction to compelling …

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Spotify vs Musicians: 10 things to read to better understand the debate

Ever since Thom Yorke's Atoms for Peace removed their albums from Spotify, a heated debate has been raging over the value of streaming music services …

Ol’ Dirty Bastard Vocals To Feature On New Wu-Tang Clan Album

If you didn’t know, The Wu-Tang Clan, all of them, are gearing up for a dope 20th anniversary album that is tentatively titled A Better Tomorrow. …

5 theories why Florida is so dysfunctional

Chatty cops and a nutty governor are two of roughly two million reasons the state has drawn the nation’s ire<p>Every state has something shameful to hide. But Florida is the weirdest state. It’s one thing to go online and look at the latest "Crazy Florida" lists or "Weird Florida" tours. If you …

North Carolina approves nation’s most restrictive voter suppression law

SCOTUS’ gutting of the Voting Rights Act paves way for radical new restrictions on democracy in the Tar Heel State<p>Late Thursday night, the North Carolina state legislature approved a radical voter suppression bill on a party line vote. The measure, easily the most extreme anti-voter bill passed by …

The NRA’s Proposal to Vastly Expand Government

It took a while, but we finally figured out what bothered us most about the proposal by <b>Wayne LaPierre</b>.<p>As most people know, within days of the tragedy …

Under Obama II, Five More Years…of Widespread Government Surveillance

While pundits and partisans argue about what President <b>Obama’s</b> second inaugural address bodes for the next four years of political in-fighting, the …

Classic Coupes: 7 Sleek Rides of the 1920s and 30s

"Sensuous Steel: Art Deco Automobiles," an exhibition at Nashville's Frist Center for the Visual Arts, opened last month and will continue through Sept. 15. The collection showcases custom and one-of-a-kind classic cars made from 1929 to 1941, a time when<p>"Sensuous Steel: Art Deco Automobiles," an …

Classic Cars

An HK Blogger Tells Us Where to Hang, Introduces Us to the "Chinese Yeah Yeah Yeahs" - PAPER

<i>Each week in our new column, "No Sleep Til...," we'll be talking to cool kids around the globe, asking them to fill us in about the bands, DJs, music venues and night spots they and their friends are obsessing over. Next time you visit their home city, leave your Fodor's and Lonely Planet guides</i> …

Here's Early Footage Of Nirvana Playing In An Empty Radio Shack

An effing Radio Shack, people. Amazing.

Timbaland Opens Up About Jay-Z's 'Magna Carta Holy Grail'

Producer dives into rapper's new album and mending their relationship<p>Timbaland is a heavy presence on Jay-Z's new album <i>Magna Carta Holy Grail</i>, …

Night: Surreal Landscapes Lit with an LED Flashlight by Harold Ross | Colossal

<p>Fine art photographer Harold Ross uses delicate light painting techniques to create surreal landscapes photographed late at night. The photographer, …