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Girl Talk and Freeway Release Broken Ankles EP

Girl Talk & Freeway's collaborative EP, <i>Broken Ankles</i>, is now available as a free download via DatPiff. As previously reported, it's the follow up to Girl Talk's 2010 LP <i>All Day</i><i>,</i> and features guest verses from Waka Flocka Flame, Young Chris, and Jadakiss. Here's a partial list of artists sampled on …

Ten Things You Might Not Know About Kurt Cobain

There are few characters in fact or fiction whose lives have been mythologised, rehashed, decried or lauded to the extent of <b>Kurt Cobain</b>. As the …

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Cope

On 2011’s <i>Simple Math</i>, this Atlanta band played indie rock full of grand ambitions and experimental loose ends. This album sets lyrics about shaky …

Out Among the Stars

Johnny Cash often seemed like he was granite in human form, so it’s odd to think that such a giant once had his career derailed by John Travolta. The …

Lady Gaga Ends Seven-Day Roseland Residency With NYC Venue’s Last Show

Lady Gaga admitted she cried before going onstage at New York’s Roseland Ballroom last night — not strictly because it was the last performance …

Audiobus 2 review – the most eagerly awaited iOS music app of the year finally arrives

If you have been making music under iOS for any length of time, Audiobus will undoubtedly feel like an old friend. I reviewed the original release …

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Beats & Bytes - Nue Agency

Sigur Rós Will Cover "The Rains of Castamere" for "Game of Thrones" Soundtrack

Last September, we noted that Sigur Rós would make an appearance on the fourth season of HBO's "Game of Thrones". It's not just rabid fandom drawing them to the show: They'll be covering "The Rains of Castamere" for the show's soundtrack, as Consequence of Sound points out (via Film Music …

Readers recommend: songs about impermanence | Peter Kimpton

Music,Pop and rock,Folk music,Indie,Country,Jazz,Metal,Electronic music,The Fall,Jimi Hendrix,Amy Winehouse,James Dean,Film,Blade Runner,Jonathan Swift,Books,Culture,Ridley Scott<p>Nothing lasts, but enjoy it while you can by naming songs about brief encounters, emotive mutability or transient …

The High Voice Of The Low Anthem Breaks Out As Arc Iris

Jocie Adams was a member of the The Low Anthem, and that alt-folk group's eclectic approach is present onArc Iris, her self-titled debut under a new solo moniker. Adams is a multi-instrumentalist with a flair for warm, inviting arrangements, as evidenced on the track "Might I Deserve to Have A …

US Denies 'Covert' Operation To Incite Unrest In Cuba Using Social Media

But the US Agency for International Development (USAID) did admit to building a Twitter-style application on which Cubans, who face strict curbs on expression, were able to "talk freely among themselves" consistent with universal rights and freedoms.<p>White House spokesman Jay Carney said the program …

Senator Shows Up To The Wrong Hearing And Wonders Whether 'Russians Have Been Messing With My Schedule'

As first noted by The Washington Post's Colby Itkowitz , Coats made an appearance at an Appropriations subcommittee hearing Thursday — when he thought he was stepping into an Armed Services Committee hearing on the Department of Defense's 2015 fiscal year budget.<p>Coats asked David Cohen, …

'Shocking' report on CIA interrogation closer to public release

The Senate Intelligence Committee voted Thursday for the public release of key parts of a report on the notorious CIA detention and interrogation program launched after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.<p>A final decision on declassifying the information now rests with the White House, and it was unclear …

The Ugliest, Creepiest Responses to the Fort Hood Shooting

Calls to slaughter Muslims followed by finger-pointing at Obama and gun-control activists. Some people just can’t resist exploiting a tragedy.<p>There’s …

Latest Fort Hood shooting revives broader gun debate

A soldier being examined for possible post-traumatic stress disorder buys a gun off base and fails to register it with a commander, as required.<p>Now Spc. Ivan Lopez is dead, along with three others, in the second major shooting at Fort Hood in less than five years.<p>Changes implemented after the 2009 …

Obama's NSA overhaul may require phone carriers to store more data

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama’s plan for overhauling the National Security Agency’s phone surveillance program could force carriers to collect and store customer data that they are not now legally obliged to keep, according to U.S. officials.<p>A National Security Agency (NSA) data …

House votes to change definition of full-time work, in bid to undercut ObamaCare

House Republicans renewed their election-year assault on President Obama's health care law Thursday, their opposition undimmed just days after Obama celebrated news that more than 7 million Americans had signed up for coverage under the law.<p>The GOP-led chamber voted 248-179 to change the law's …

Mozilla CEO Resigns After Protests Against His Stance on Gay Rights

Dustin Volz @dnvolz<p>April 3, 2014, 11:36 a.m.<p>The newly in­stalled CEO of Moz­illa has chosen to step down fol­low­ing protests against him for his …

Completely Surreal Photos Of America's Abandoned Malls

An inside look at nine abandoned malls. There is nothing creepier and more fascinating.

Inverse Landscape

The double exposure photos by Hugues Roussel – created by the French photographer directly on the negative – are masterpieces of composition, and a …

Lovers and fighters: Robert Capa's best second world war photography

Capa, one of the world's most distinguished war photographers, famously said: 'If your photographs aren't good enough, you're not close enough.' And close he certainly was, accompanying US forces to Europe from 1943-1945. From D-Day landings to a soldier wandering a lane with his sweetheart, his …

Canon 1D X and 1D C May Have Autofocus Issues… When Shooting Below 0° C

A report on <i>Canon Rumors</i> is pointing out an issue with Canon’s flagship full-frame DSLR and its Cinema counterpart: the 1D X and 1D C. Apparently …

Why Tom at the Farm is the one film you should watch this week – video

Peter Bradshaw explains why Tom at the Farm, Xavier Dolan's thriller about a gay man who clashes with the family of a former lover after attending his funeral, is worth your time this week. Based on the play by Michel Marc Bouchard and starring Dolan, Tom at the Farm is released in the UK on Friday

Piano: Machine of Dreams Exhibition - in pictures

Part of this year’s ‘<b>It’s All About Piano</b>!’ <b>festival at the Institute français</b> is an exhibition of photographs taken by Amy T Zielinski. Here, she picks some of her favourite shots, and tells us why.

A 9-Bottle Bar Extra: Grenadine

If you go about constructing a versatile at-home cocktail bar with a limit of just nine bottles, an initial impulse might urge you toward filling …

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