Correctional Officers Face Backlash After Taking Social Media Challenge Too Far: “Feeling Cute, Might Shoot Your Baby Daddy Today”

“Feeling cute, might shoot your baby daddy today…IDK.”“Feeling cute, might just gas some inmates today, IDK.”Correctional officers across the country are facing heavy backlash, even getting fired, for threatening to mistreat inmates while trying to be funny and participating in the popular #FeelingCute challenge.#FeelingCuteChallenge among correctional officers from several states in #USA have in mind that several inmates are abused in the prison system all over USA every day and then tell me if...
Tags: News, Pop Culture, Trending, Bad Cops, Challenge, Feeling Cute Challenge, Internet, Internet Trends, Memes, Social Media, Trending Topics

Aloe Vera Changed My Skin — Once I Used It For More Than Sunburns

Like tangled-up Conair dryers and dusty Clinique samples, almost every bathroom cabinet graveyard has a jumbo-sized tub of electric-green aloe vera gel buried in the back right corner. For me, it’s always been the thing I reach for in mid-July when I fall asleep on my stomach halfway through a trashy beach read — not something I slather on every day as part of my routine. But that all changed when I visited Aruba last year.The Caribbean island, which is situated so close to the Equator that you...

Southern Avenue's "Savior" Is All Soul (premiere + interview)

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11 Fresh, Spring-y Manicures Will Impress Everyone At Easter Brunch

Innocently finger-scrolling through your spring calendar can be a double-edged sword: On the one hand, you're probably pumped for that rapidly approaching Palm Springs bachelorette weekend, until you realize — with sudden dread — that it's Easter weekend and you still haven't found the right outfit for Sunday brunch with the in-laws.While we can't help you scour your closet for something pastel and weather-appropriate, we can help with planning a manicure that will at least look like you have i...

5-Year-Old Boy Thrown From Third Floor Balcony at Mall of America “Showing Signs of Recovery” As GoFundMe Nears $1 Million

A five-year-old boy thrown from a 3rd-floor balcony at the Mall of America last week is fighting for his life in the intensive care unit, but his family says he is “showing signs of recovery.”The family gave an update of “miracle child” Landen Hoffmann’s recovery on Good Friday (April. 19). The family said:“Our miracle child is showing real signs of recovery. New test results have been positive, though he remains in intensive care with a long road ahead. Our faith in God, and our Savior Jesus, i...
Tags: Crime, Human Interest, News, Emmanuel Aranda, Landen Hoffmann, Mall of America

Notre Dame’s Organ Survived. Hear The Last Recording Before The Fire

Organist organist Olivier Latry made the recording in January. This week he posted an update on the instrument on Facebook: “Despite all the damage in the Cathedral, the organ miraculously escaped the flames, as well as the water supposed to extinguish them. It is very dusty, but will continue to enjoy us as soon as the building will be restored. When? No one knows yet.” – CBC
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Every Song on Fémina's 'Perlas & Conchas' Is a True Gem

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Watch: Brandi Carlile and Dave Grohl busk at Pike Place Market

So this happened. Earlier Saturday, Brandi Carlile and Dave Grohl busked at Pike Place Market, surprising fans. “I looked over and I was like: ‘Oh my, that’s Dave Grohl!” said Matt from Anacortes, who was at the Market and who declined to give a last name. Dani from Milwaukee, who also declined to give a […]
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Operation: Doomsday Turns 20

There's a point in many young rappers' lives when they become infatuated with MF DOOM. Joey Badass mined volumes of Special Herbs compilations for beats on his debut album. Milo scoured filesharing service Kazaa to find DOOM loosies in his pre-highschool years. Odd Future compatriots Tyler, The Creator and Earl Sweatshirt More »
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Stream Pivot Gang’s Debut Album You Can’t Sit With Us

Pivot Gang is a Chicago rap crew whose best-known member is Saba, the hometown hero whose Care For Me was among last year's most powerful albums. This year the whole team has come together for a group effort called You Can't Sit With Us. It's billed as Pivot Gang's debut album, and it's out today. More »
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Baltimore Symphony Gets $3.2 Million From Maryland Legislature

“[The move is] a potentially crucial step toward resolving a contentious labor dispute” — the musicians have been playing without a contract since January — “and allowing the organization to remain a year-round ensemble.” – The Baltimore Sun
Tags: MUSIC, 04.18.19

Nicole Yun – “Tommie” & “Supernatural Babe”

You may have heard Nicole Yun's voice out front of Eternal Summers, the dreamy Virginia indie rock combo that bequeathed us quite a few enjoyable records over the past decade. She'll soon release her debut solo album Paper Suit -- recorded with pals including Ava Luna's Julian Fader, Guided By Voices' Doug Gillard, and many … More »
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Rachel Howard's Playlist for Her Novel "The Risk of Us"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Complex and heartbreaking, Rachel Howard's novel The Risk of Us is one of the year's most striking debuts. The San Francisco Chronicle wrote of the book: "It’s a triumph of a book...
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Stacy, Pinky and Ella

In The Wall Street Journal this week, I interviewed actor Stacy Keach for my "House Call" column in the Mansion section (go here). Stacy talked about his cleft lip and the step his mother took to make sure a bully never picked on him again. Stacy is currently in the CBS sitcom Man With a Plan. [Photo above of Stacy Keach courtesy of CBS] Here's the film's final scene with Keach and Jeff Bridges... And here's director John Huston being interviewed about the film... SiriusXM. If you mi...
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Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

This week we heard new albums by Lizzo and Wand, we watched Guava Island and Homecoming, and we logged a 10 out of 10 in The Number Ones, everyone's favorite column. Tony Orlando & Red Dawn— Tom Breihan (@tombreihan) More »
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Find new inspiration with these time-tested approaches to creativity

Beethovan and Picasso are the perfect examples for mastering the creative process.Behind each of their works are countless studies and sketches. The lesson? Never erase anything, keep iterating, and find new paths to familiar destinations. The Runaway Species: How human creativity remakes the world by now at amazone --> List Price: $28.00 New From: $13.99 in Stock Used From...
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Convergence In Music Industry as Managers Become Labels, Distributors Become Marketers and More

In this piece, Jake Udell reflects on the how music companies are increasingly converging to become the same thing as they try to wear a growing number of hats in an effort to remain relevant in a rapidly changing industry. _____________________________ Guest post by Jake Udell of Art of Manager Over the past few years, I’ve noticed a convergence amongst music companies and their suite of artists services, especially between managers and labels. This trend was summed up perfect...
Tags: D.I.Y, Indie Labels, Music Business, Publishing & Songwriting, Startups & Funding, DIY, DIY musicians, Indie, Labels, Managers, Music, Music Industry, Musician, Musicians, Guest Post

Kate Hudson's Longtime Hairstylist Spills The Secret To Her Effortless Style

Back in the early 2000s, the world fell in love with Kate Hudson as a bubbly magazine columnist with bouncy air-dried curls in the rom-com How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days. Since then — almost two decades, three kids, one activewear brand, and countless haircuts later — Hudson has remained loyal to the same stylist who prepped her for her first red carpet: David Babaii. To celebrate the multihyphenate's 40th birthday, Babaii shares some of his most memorable moments with Kate, including the time he...

New Video: Kodak Black “Expeditiously”

Kodak Black continues to be in the headlines, most recently for being arrested at the U.S. border on gun and drug charges. The Florida rapper was released from local jail after posting bond and is due to return to court in May. Kodak has also made headlines for his on going back-and-forth beef with T.I. over comments made about Lauren London. Black now returns with a music video for “Expeditiously,” a record that featured some lines aimed at T.I. and his wife. Watch below. Continue after the ...
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The $5 Eyeliner That Lasted Through An Entire Coachella Weekend

For someone who owns as much makeup as I do, you'd never know it. My cosmetics bag is a mix of neutrals — browns, pinky-nudes, and golds — and the wildest I ever veer from my no-makeup makeup look is a slick of red lipstick on a Saturday night.But when I was packing my bags for Coachella, I knew that I had to leave my neutral face at home and bring makeup suitable for a desert party. The thought of rocking glitter eyeshadow for three days didn’t intimidate me half as much as the idea of doing i...

Alexa! Play HAPPY Music! (And Why That’s A Challenge)

Using your smart speaker to play music is the top use for them. But making music choices useful has been a challenge. “Using voice to sift through and access music may be a relatively new idea, but it’s brought with it an immense technological challenge that streaming companies, record labels and machine-learning start-ups are all reckoning with. Proper use of this new interface and underlying metadata can mean the difference between sinking and staying afloat on the smart speaker medium.” – B...
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Coachella 2019: Christine and the Queens cancels festival performance

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival announced on Twitter Friday, April 19, that Christine and the Queens would be unable to perform during the second weekend of the Indio festival. Héloïse Letissier, of Christine and the Queens, center, performs during the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio on Saturday, April 13, 2019. (Photo by Jennifer Cappuccio Maher, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG) Héloïse Letissier, of Christine and the Queens, perfor...
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11 Fresh, Spring-y Manicures That Will Impress Everyone At Easter Brunch

Innocently finger-scrolling through your spring calendar can be a double-edged sword: On the one hand, you're probably pumped for that rapidly approaching Palm Springs bachelorette weekend, until you realize — with sudden dread — that it's Easter weekend and you still haven't found the right outfit for Sunday brunch with the in-laws.While we can't help you scour your closet for something pastel and weather-appropriate, we can help with planning a manicure that will at least look like you have i...

Ozwald Boateng’s New York Show Will Honor the Harlem Renaissance

Ozwald Boateng, the youngest Black designer to open a business on London’s Savile Row in 1995, is bringing his talents to New York City. For the first time ever, the British designer of Ghanian descent will design a womenswear collection in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance — an intellectual, social, and artistic explosion centered in Harlem, New York, spanning the 1920s.According to WWD, the show will be a celebration of culture, diversity, music, history, and fashion, ...

MetalMatters: April 2019 - It Is April So "Why So Serious?"

So many records, so little time. When this feature started out the main goal was to distill the swarm. There is simply so much great heavy music out there, and April was a testament to that fact. Bands like Big Business, Inter Arma and Sunn O))) returned with some of their strongest works to date, while the new blood entering the scene in acts such as Ceremony of Silence, Numenorean and Chalice of Suffering displays an abundance of creativity.There have been some unexpected shortcomings the prev...
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Mueller Report Reveals What We All Already Knew: Sarah Huckabee Sanders Is A Liar

President Donald Trump is not the only one who is not looking so great after Special Counsel Robert Mueller's redacted report was finally released to the public Thursday. In addition to the report outlining out the president attempted to obstruct justice, it shone light on the culture of lying that runs rampant in the White House, frequently led by Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.Sanders is notoriously combative with the press corps, often blatantly lying or just straight up refusing to ...

Frou Frou – “Guitar Song (Live)”

Frou Frou is the duo of producer-composers Imogen Heap and Guy Sigsworth. They linked up in 1999 and released only one album together, 2002's Details, before disbanding in 2004. But they reunited last year and are back today with their first new song in 17 years. More »
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