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Fireworks Looks Like a Sumptuous Time-Travel Anime Romance

If you could travel back in time and fix one of your biggest regrets, would you? It’s a pretty familiar question in scifi films, but <i>Fireworks</i> looks …

Time Travel

25 Spanish Words With No English Translation That Will Make Your Life More Complete

Have you ever wished there were a word to more accurately describe something you’re feeling or doing?<p>There probably is a word–it just doesn’t exist …

Language

Why This Linguistic Masterpiece on Slavery Should Be Your Next Read

Let’s face it: The literary world is full of hyperbolic comparisons, most of which don’t bear too much scrutiny. But <i>Slave Old Man</i> by Patrick …

Literature

Japanese People Try American-Style Sushi & Their Reactions Are Priceless

Japan has introduced countless game-changing innovations to the world -- from the Walkman and bullet trains, to emoji and karaoke. However, its …

Japan

First Listen: Brownout, 'Fear Of A Brown Planet'

The guys in Brownout have done it again.<p>They have gone to the deep well of uncut funk to produce yet another homage to classic soul that further burnishes their reputation as keepers of the funk flame.<p><i>Fear of a Brown Planet</i> is of course a play on Public Enemy's 1990 hip-hop classic <i>Fear of a Black</i> …

Music

What do you say to a four-year-old white supremacist?

A child’s uncensored racist commentary is a harsh reminder that while society has moved forward, the book on discrimination isn’t closed yet<p>I try to be sympathetic, although not accommodating, to the fact that entire generations of Americans were explicitly taught white skin is superior. But it’s …

Equality

Did Eren Just Become 'Attack on Titan's Newest Villain?

<i>Attack on Titan</i> knows how to keep its fans on their toes. If the series’ love of sudden deaths was not enough to make readers wary, then it tendency …

Anime

Curious untranslatable phrases that reveal the soul of a nation

A trip to Costa Rica is sure to introduce you to “pura vida”. The literal translation of the phrase is “pure life”, but it has become the country's unofficial motto, as well as its tourist board marketing slogan. Pura vida is all about keeping calm - “tranquillo” - enjoying the simple things in …

Language

Here’s What Inspired Attack on Titan’s Creator to Write the Series

Ever wonder what kind of mind could come up with a show like <i>Attack on Titan</i>? What must they be going through to conjure giant, remorseless beings …

Anime

400 years of slavery was not a choice Mr West

In the wake of Kanye West’s statement of slavery being a choice, it was surprising to find many Africans and African-Americans agreeing with that …

Black History

Zora Neale Hurston’s Barracoon Is an Epic Tale From the Last Known Survivor of the Transatlantic Slave Trade

Like gifts from the grave, the words of Zora Neale Hurston, revered mother of black literary and womanist canon, have come back to bless us.<p>In 1931, …

Black History

Ten 'untranslatable' words that only exist in Italian

What's the word for the mark left on a table by a cold glass? Oh that's right, there's no word in English for that – but in Italian, on the other …

Language

Black Achilles

The Greeks didn’t have modern ideas of race. Did they see themselves as white, black – or as something else altogether?<i>By Tim Whitmarsh</i>Read at Aeon

Ancient History

In One Year, 57,375 Years of Life Were Lost to Police Violence

A new study finds police killings exact a toll greater than accidental gun deaths.<p>People killed by police in 2015 and 2016 had a median age of 35, and they still had an average of about 50 years left to live when they died. It’s this metric—the gap between how long someone lives and how long they …

Law Enforcement

Here's The Best Anime To Watch On Netflix, Hulu, And Amazon Prime

Get ready to add some shows to your "must watch" list!

Anime

The Sisterhood Behind the Raciest, Rawest Podcast on the Internet

'Whoreible Decisions' brings listeners inside the illicit conversations of professional young black women.<p>What it’s like to suck a dick from the back. How it feels to have two cocks in your pussy. The pros and cons of “paying for penis.” These are some of the more tepid topics that were touched on …

Women of Color

Connecticut OKs Bill Pledging Electoral Votes To National Popular-Vote Winner

Connecticut is poised to commit its electoral votes to whichever U.S. presidential candidate wins the nation's popular vote — regardless of who wins the state.<p>By embracing the plan, Connecticut's General Assembly gave new momentum to a push to change the way Americans elect their president.<p>Ten …

Al Gore

Woman’s viral Twitter thread shatters male privilege

Twitter is no stranger to controversy, but it’s not just world leaders and reality TV stars that use the platform to share their contentious views.<p>On …

Feminism

The Damage of Trump’s Low Bar Presidency Is Worse Than You Think

What will we come to expect of our elected leaders when he is gone?<p>We are so distracted every day by the latest Trump scandal that it becomes hard to …

Donald Trump

Why Orwell’s 1984 could be about now

Audiences around the world are re-reading George Orwell’s 1984, which is ‘a handbook for difficult times’, writes Jean Seaton.<p>Reading 1984, George Orwell’s claustrophobic fable of totalitarianism, is still a shock. First comes the start of recognition: we recognise what he describes. Doublethink …

Literature

Alabama's lynch mob memorial: reporting on an American taboo

The opening of Bryan Stevenson’s shrine required sensitive, challenging journalism to do justice to a national issue<p>By any measure, Bryan Stevenson has achieved incredible things during his career as a civil rights lawyer in the deep south of America. He has spared more than 128 people from the …

Black History

'A Distinctive Voice': Tracey Thorn Goes On 'Record'

British singer-songwriter Tracey Thorn writes music that chronicles themes in women's lives that aren't often addressed in pop lyrics. Take, for instance, the single "Babies," off her new solo album <i>Record</i>. The song is meant to be a humorous ode to birth control, but there's also a deeper feeling to …

Concerts

Selling lemonade to save your mother's life? That's American healthcare for you

Some think the story of an 11-year-old desperately raising money on weekends is ‘heart-warming’. It’s really an indictment of all that is wrong with the US<p>When 11-year-old Nemiah Martinez of Las Cruces, New Mexico, found out her mom needed money to help her get a kidney and pancreas transplant, she …

Health Care

Cartoon: You won't believe what Trump supporters see...

JOIN Tom the Dancing Bug's subscription club, the Proud & Mighty INNER HIVE, for exclusive early access to comics, extra comics, and much more.<p>GET …

Facebook

Trump can threaten and use vulgar language but Michelle Wolf can't tell jokes?

Within 10 minutes of Michelle Wolf's 'vulgar' and 'nasty' act, she was already being drawn-and-quartered in the Twittersphere. Wait, what about Trump?<p>So let me get this straight, because I must be missing something.<p>Donald J. Trump admits on a recording that he freely grabs women “by the p---y” and …

Donald Trump

It’s Political Media vs. Comedians as White House Press Association Disavows Michelle Wolf

The White House Correspondents’ Association has disavowed Wolf’s Correspondents’ dinner address, amid a non-controversy that sprang from an innocuous joke about eye makeup.<p>On Saturday night, <b>Michelle Wolf</b> roasted the current presidential administration and the media at the White House …

Donald Trump

'Lynching is color-line murder': the blistering speech denouncing America's shame

The pioneering African American investigative reporter Ida B Wells gave this impassioned speech at the 1909 National Negro Conference<p>The lynching record for a quarter of a century merits the thoughtful study of the American people. It presents three salient facts:<p>First, lynching is color-line …

Black History

Japan’s trains have become the new front in battle of the sexes

1 / 2<p>Japan’s trains have become the new front in battle of the sexes<p>Train companies in Japan introduced the first dedicated women-only carriages …

Japan

Attack on Titan’s third season starts streaming this summer

Watch the first trailer<p><i>Attack on Titan</i><i>’</i>s third season will stream later this year, Funimation announced today.<p>The first trailer for the season can be seen above. Season three will debut in Japan this July, according to Funimation, and will roll out in the United States around the same time. The …

Anime

[MOVIE] Beautiful Nikko! Must-See Spots to Discover Japan’s Nature, History, and Culture

Nikkō, full of lush nature, breathtaking historical sites, and a one-of-a-kind atmosphere that is almost mysterious. The city is well north of Tokyo, …

Japan