Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Social Media Has A Hate-Speech Problem — Why Won’t Companies Do Something About It?

By Lincoln Anthony Blades The March 15 terrorist attack on both the Al Noor mosque and the Linwood Islamic Centre in Christchurch, New Zealand, was the deadliest shooting in the nation's history, an act of white supremacist violence engineered to inflict maximum pain on the Muslim community, and go viral in the process. We know…

Iran floods: Mass evacuations amid fresh flood warnings

Tehran, Iran - Dozens of villages and towns have been evacuated in southern Iran as authorities issued warnings for a fresh round of flooding in the regions bordering Iraq, home to a number of rivers and dams. Continuous floods that started in March have so far claimed 70 lives, destroyed infrastructures and displaced thousands of people…

BTS Make History And Shatter Cultural Barriers With Rousing Saturday Night Live Performances

Saturday Night Live is a notoriously tricky stage to master. It's small — if you think Studio 8H looks small on television, it's even smaller in real life — and the sound mix is always slightly off. And most importantly, it's live, which means anything can happen. Still, performing on SNL is an important test for an artist,…

Native Son Gets An Afropunk Update In Rashid Johnson’s Modern ‘Reinterpretation’

By Jourdain Searles Richard Wright’s Native Son, first published in 1940, is a landmark work in the canon of African-American literature. It’s surprising then that the story has only been adapted to the screen twice: first in 1951 with author Wright playing the lead, and again in 1986 with actor Victor Love taking on the…

Is Arya Stark Azor Ahai, The Prince That Was Promised On Game Of Thrones?

By Valerie Tejeda Warning: This post contains major spoilers for Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 3. If you’ve ever wondered just how badass Arya Stark truly is, Sunday night’s episode of Game of Thrones ("The Long Night") gave us a very clear answer. As the Battle of Winterfell progressed, things went from bad to…

The Blackpink Revolution, As Explained By 6 Superfans

By Emlyn Travis To a casual New Yorker passing by the Ed Sullivan Theater on February 11, the crowd of people huddled across the street from the stage door of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert was a not-so-subtle hint that someone popular was visiting the late-night talk show. But the celebrities creating such furor…

Taylor Swift Performs ‘ME!’ For The First Time Live At Billboard Music Awards

Taylor Swift pulled out all the stops for the first live performance of her new single, "ME!" with Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco. It was at the Billboard Music Awards Wednesday night (May 1) and featured a pastel-covered marching band and channeled the kind of epic bright aesthetic that she's known for. I…

Khalid’s Last Two Years Have Been All About Evolution

Khalid is out to re-define rhythm and blues music for the second time in two years – something that should be borderline impossible for someone who's only 21 years old. But his sophomore studio album Free Spirit comes out on Friday (April 5) and it'll surely exist at the intersections of country, pop, funk, rhythm, blues, red,…

Cole Sprouse Finally Sang On Riverdale And It Was ‘Worth The Wait,’ Says Lili...

Riverdale's most recent musical episode promised "Big Fun" — but did it deliver? For the most part, yes. Heavy on camp (even by Riverdale's standards) and big on emotion, the episode found our favorite fictional teens singing songs from Heathers: The Musical to deal with their tumultuous lives — Cheryl and Toni are reeling from…

Masters 2019: Francesco Molinari shares early second-round clubhouse lead

Masters 2019: Vintage Tiger Woods asserts major claim on day two Masters second round leaderboard -7: F Molinari (Ita), J Day (Aus), B Koepka (US), A Scott (Aus), L Oosthuizen (SA); -6: D Johnson (US), J Harding (SA), T Woods (US), X Schauffele (US); -5: I Poulter (Eng), J Rahm (Spa) Selected others: -4 P…
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Bahrain GP practice & debate

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