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The Moral Arc of 'Ted 2': A Ribald Comedy With a Moral Message

huffingtonpost.com - What does a smart and socially savvy comedy writer, actor, and producer like Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy, SNL host, Oscars host) do when he wants to say something relevant about the moral progress ...

Hot dogs, hot music usher in July 4 weekend

bigstory.ap.org - As the nation gears up to celebrate America's birthday, here are some Fourth of July highlights from around the country: Competitive eaters have weighed in and are ready for Saturday's annual hot d...

Who's John Jay? Scholars urge new look at forgotten founder

bigstory.ap.org - KATONAH, N.Y. (AP) — The inner circle of founders has been set for as long as anyone can remember — Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Franklin, Hamilton and Madison. "Most people know something about h...

Homeless Florida ‘piano man’ crowdfund raises thousands in just 1 day (VIDEO)

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rt.com - A GoFundMe crowd funding campaign has kicked off gathering thousands of dollars after a video of a homeless man in Sarasota, Florida, playing the piano on the street went wildly viral, hitting over...

Homeless Man Blows Us Away With His Moving Piano Performance

huffingtonpost.com - People across the Internet are mesmerized by one homeless man's amazing musical skills. Donald Gould, a homeless man, was seen playing a moving cover of Styx's "Come Sail Away" on a public piano th...

The Best Songs of 2015 so far - Alternative Press

altpress.com - July 3, 2015 by Matt Crane, Lee McKinstry, Ryan J. Downey, Tyler Sharp, Cassie Whitt, Jason Pettigrew Another half-year has passed, so it’s time for AP’s annual mid-year report, where we break down...

Montana Man to CBS: You Can't Have Marriage Equality Without Polygamy

newsbusters.org - It was bound to happen. Barely a week after the Supreme Court made same-sex marriage legal regardless of gender across the country, someone else would try to tinker with another aspect of the weddi...

Misty Copeland's First Ballet Teacher Will Give You Many Feels Today

huffingtonpost.com - Tuesday morning, the American Ballet Theatre stopped delaying the inevitable and finally appointed Misty Copeland a principal ballerina. The first black principal in ABT’s 75-year history, Copeland...

Pure Noise Records founder Jake Round talks community, accountability—and Front Porch Step - Alternative Press

altpress.com - Epitaph, Fat Wreck Chords, Hopeless, Equal Vision, et al – these indie institutions invested decades in the scene issuing some of the most important records in alternative music culture. Pure Noise...

The Best Reality Show On TV Right Now Is Totally Scripted

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buzzfeed.com - The creaky argument that still gets flung up against reality television like a crucifix before a vampire is that it’s not actually all that real. It’s staged. It’s scripted. Everyone is faking it —...

The Enigmatic and Elusive Virgil

ancient-origins.net - Born on October 15th, 70 BC, Publius Virgilius Maro or Virgil, would be regarded as one of Rome’s greatest poets. His works, preserved in the Eclogues, Georgics, and Aeneid, have helped define and ...

Fireworks-filled van explodes on California freeway

bigstory.ap.org - IVANPAH, Calif. (AP) — Jay Rutherford and his bandmates were mesmerized by the billowing smoke and small "psychedelic explosions" emanating from the van on the side of the freeway. "We had the fant...

Rihanna's '#BBHMM' Video Is Brilliant, Terrifying, Complicated

huffingtonpost.com - The new, highly anticipated video for Rihanna’s “#BBHMM” is an epic, 7-minute visual kaleidoscope of style and excess and, as was clearly intended, it’s generated a lot of buzz since debuting onlin...

Muse’s “The Handler” : A Song about a Mind Control Slave Singing to His Handler 

truthisscary.com - Muse’s The Handler is one of the most obvious music videos about Monarch mind control ever created. However, it takes some basic knowledge on the subject to understand the true meaning of the video...

Who should win the APMA for Best Live Band? - Alternative Press

altpress.com - With the second annual AP Music Awards taking place July 22 (get your tickets now), at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, we thought we would use the weeks leading up to this epic event to giv...

Here Are the Best Takedowns of Donald Trump's Gross Anti-Mexican Racism

mic.com - When Donald Trump launched his presidential campaign on June 16, he made one very big mistake. He went off script, insulting Mexican immigrants, and has since been paying a heavy price.  The backla...

‘Unselfish?’ Huff Po’s 270 Reasons Not to Have Children

newsbusters.org - HuffPo wants to “open people’s minds to the wide range of mature, unselfish motivations” regarding women’s decision to forgo having children. “Far too often,” the article stated, “women who choose ...

This Crazy 'Ant-Man' Theory Actually Makes Sense

huffingtonpost.com - "Ant-Man" must be the ultimate underdog movie, because it has had an uphill battle from the beginning. Those struggles don't even consider that while other Marvel heroes shoot arrows and use lightn...

'Inside Out' celebrates edge over 'Magic Mike,' 'Terminator'

bigstory.ap.org - LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even with the flashy competition of Terminators and male strippers, the little feelings inside a young girls' head proved to be more of a draw for moviegoers going into the holid...

3.5 minutes, 10 bullets, and 1 racially charged tragedy

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motherjones.com - On Black Friday 2012, 17-year-old Jordan Davis, who was sitting with three friends in a car at a Florida gas station, cranked up the rap on the stereo. Three and a half minutes later, he was dead, ...

44 Years Ago: Jim Morrison Dies

ultimateclassicrock.com - Jim Morrison was clearly not in a good way when he headed off for Paris during the mixing of the Doors‘ L.A. Woman album in early 1971. But for a time, those close to him held out hope that he’d be...

How The Children Of Working Moms Feel About Them Now

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forbes.com - Working mothers are experiencing something of a heyday right now. One recent study from Harvard found that daughters who had working mothers grew up to accomplish more at work, earn more money and ...

How to put on a mega-gig: the lighting and show designer

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theguardian.com - There’s a saying in showbiz: never work with children or animals. I have a new rule: never work with inflatables. I had something go badly wrong on tour with Goldfrapp in 2010. Alison and Will had ...

Outlander Casts Harry Potter Actress as Season 2's Mother Hildegarde

tvline.com - The latest addition to Outlander‘s Season 2 cast is a real giant in Hollywood. (Well, a half-giant.) Frances de la Tour, known for her portrayal of towering Beauxbatons headmistress/half-giantess M...

Inspiring Advice About Writing From Joyce Carol Oates

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buzzfeed.com - It’s been 52 years since Joyce Carol Oates published her first book, a short story collection titled By the North Gate. Since then, Oates, now 77, has written over 40 novels and countless poems and...

Francis Ford Coppola Reflects On Risk, Technology & Art - PSFK

psfk.com - The acclaimed director explains the importance of risks to individual fulfillment and success. Legendary filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola recently sat down for a conversational round table with buddi...

An 8-year-old’s take on ‘Uber for kids’

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marketwatch.com - Some parents have started to use kid car-hailing services like Kangado, Shuddle, and HopSkipDrive to get their kids around when they don't have time to drive. MarketWatch's Sally French takes a tes...

Evangelical "Sexual Purity" Is Not About Sex—It's About Power

religiondispatches.org - I’ve been familiar with evangelical purity movements since I was an evangelical teenager. When I was young, “Why Wait?” by Josh McDowell was the only national program available—everyone was watchin...

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