Una Mendoza

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Rashaad Newsome Explores The History Of Hip Hop Gestures

In his investigative performance "The Conductor," artist Rashaad Newsome explores the visual language of hip hop, from hand signals to scowls to counting cash. Newsome, who's often explored the glittery intersection of pop and art, transforms a mixed bag of movements into a visual history of …

These are the African writers you should be reading right now

<b>(CNN) —</b> Take a moment and think of an African author. Have you got the name in mind? Keep it there for a minute.<p>In years gone by, chances are cultural icons like Nigerian literary giant Chinua Achebe or South African Nobel laureate Nadine Gordimer might have popped straight into your head.<p>But …

Deltron 3030: You can’t really sell music

Del the Funky Homosapien and Dan the Automator on the demise of the music industry and their anticipated reunion

12 Fall Nail Lacquers Launching This Fall

Retire your summer brights in favor of the newest fall shades, many of which are inspired by bucket list destinations. Chanel's collection takes inspiration from a road trip down the Pacific Coast Highway, inspiring a subdued sage. OPI takes on Iceland, aka Facebook's most popular vacation spot …

Grazia

The Brooklyn Bands to Watch

The freshest beats from across the bridge.<p>In music as in fashion, it's all about what's new and hot now. Under the radar is the acme of cool and up-and-coming is the rep to have. Brooklyn has always been a mecca for emerging bands and artists, and with added hype from HBO's <i>Girls</i> plus Alexander …

RANKED: The Best Smartphones In The World

But if you need a new smartphone now, here are the best ones.<p><i>Note: We update this list approximately once a month. Our rankings are based on a variety of factors including design, software and hardware features, content selection, carrier availability, and price. We only consider phones that are</i> …

DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist Spin Afrika Bambaataa's Genre-Making Vinyl Collection

Records originally collected by the Zulu Nation chief and hip-hop originator Afrika Bambaataa come to life at New York's Irving Plaza<p>Deep into their …

Babe Ruth

Celebrities Turn Out for Fashion Week

The 10 Trendiest Haircuts For Winter 2017

Go a little shorter ahead of a long winter.<p>You know what they say: when the temperature drops, it's time for a chop. Okay, maybe nobody says that, but the sentiment still holds true. There's no better way to gear up for a new season than with a hair transformation, either big or small. Ahead, 10 of …

The Sabah Dealer

Based in NYC, The Sabah reinvents the traditional handmade Turkish slipper with a modern silhouette. Founder Mickey Ashmore first fell in love with the slipper after receiving one as a gift while living in Istanbul four years ago. Comfort persuaded him to wear the shoes on worldly travels, but the …

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Rosebud Sioux Tribe: House Vote On Keystone XL Pipeline An ‘Act Of War'

The president of South Dakota’s Rosebud Sioux (Sicangu Lakota Oyate) tribe has called the House of Representatives' vote to force approval of the Keystone XL pipeline an “act of war,” the Summit County Citizen's Voice reported on Saturday.<p>"The House has now signed our death warrants and the death …

Obama Administration Issues No Child Left Behind Waiver Renewal Guidance

The Obama administration is inviting states to apply to renew their waivers from the No Child Left Behind Act. And according to guidance issued Thursday, these renewed waivers could last all the way through the 2018-2019 school year -- locking down some of President Barack Obama's education policy …

How One Man Made an Extra $1,000 Teaching What He Knew

In my last post, I spoke about how the U.S. Postal Service is leveraging its existing expertise in the delivery business to begin a two-year grocery delivery test in San Francisco, CA, and how you can emulate them leveraging your existing skills by teaching what you already know.<p>There are a number …

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R.A. Montgomery, Author And Publisher Of Choose Your Own Adventure Books, Dead At 78

R.A. Montgomery, the author and publisher who founded the Choose Your Own Adventure book series, died Nov. 9 while at his home in Vermont. He was 78.<p>Montgomery's popular Choose Your Own Adventure series allowed readers to select different actions at different points in the plot, leading to …

The human copying machine

<b>The study of mimicry shows a close relationship between scientific psychology and the theatre, says Tiffany Watt-Smith.</b><p>"Just relax," is what they say in their cheery voices. But an fMRI scanner is not a relaxing place to spend half an hour. You must lie, still as a corpse, inside a metal tube and …

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Moms with 2 or more kids are more productive at work, study finds

Worried that having kids will slow you down at work? It could be just the opposite.<p>A recent study examining the link between productivity and parenthood among a group of academic economists found that moms and dads who had two or more children were more productive than those with only one child or …

Naughty Nuns, Flatulent Monks, and Other Surprises of Sacred Medieval Manuscripts

By Hunter Oatman-StanfordFlipping through an illustrated manuscript from the 13th century, you’d be forgiven for thinking that Jesus loved a good …

Humanities

The Psychology of Irrational Fear

Why we're more afraid of sharks than car accidents, and of Ebola than flu<p>Last week Sen. Rand Paul, a doctor, laid out the threat of Ebola in America thusly, to CNN:<p>"If someone has Ebola at a cocktail party, they're contagious and you can catch it from them.”<p>That statement is, of course, not true, …