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The Native American Elder Attacked By MAGA-Hatted Teens Explains That Viral Clip

A video depicting a group of Catholic school students in Make America Great Again hats taunting Native American elder Nathan Phillips went viral on social media this weekend — and now, Phillips has come forward to describe the events leading up to the incident.Phillips, a 64-year-old Marine, veteran of the Vietnam War, and longtime Native American activist from Michigan, was in Washington, D.C. on Friday afternoon for the Indigenous Peoples March. Phillips told the Detroit Free Press that the v...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Washington, Kentucky, United States, Michigan, Catholic, Donald Trump, Phillips, Detroit Free Press, Marine Corp, Nathan Phillips, Ocasio Cortez, Covington Catholic High School, MAGA Hatted Teens

Trump Stands By $5.7B Demand For Border Wall In Offer Democrats Call A “Non-Starter”

Twenty-nine days into the partial government shutdown, President Donald Trump is offering protections for certain immigrants, including Dreamers, in exchange for funding for the border wall — but Democratic leaders, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, have already turned down the proposal, calling it a “non-starter.”Trump announced a plan on Saturday afternoon, calling for 2,750 new Border Patrol officers and law enforcement agents, 75 new federal immigration judge teams, $805 million for dru...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Congress, Mexico, Senate, Afghanistan, Democrats, United States, House, New York Times, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi, Times, Donald Trump, Border Patrol, Trump

You Asked, We Answered: Here's How Nancy Pelosi Could Become President

Impeachment talks grew louder on Thursday night after BuzzFeed News reported that President Donald J. Trump instructed his former personal attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about his involvement in a project to build a Trump Tower in Moscow and the timeline of the negotiations with Russia.Naturally, the possibility of impeaching Trump and kicking him out of office sent #TheResistance into a frenzy. (Trump's attorneys denied all these allegations, by the way.) The natural progression for...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Congress, California, Washington, Senate, Russia, United States, House, Bill Clinton, Moscow, Nancy Pelosi, House Intelligence Committee, Trump, Mike Pence, BuzzFeed News

Bill Gunn's 'Personal Problems' and a History of the Video Revolution

None The '60s and '70s signal watershed decades for the growth of alternative media in the West. The emergence of offset printing during the '60s allowed hundreds, if not thousands, of publications to bloom since it only required a typewriter, some glue, a few volunteers, and a vision. Pirate radio stations also proliferated across the United States, Europe, and Latin America during this time. Perhaps nothing captured the excitement and utopian possibilities of the youth revolt like the video ...
Tags: Feature, Music, Hollywood, Drama, California, New York City, US, America, Canada, United States, Charles, Stephen, Latin America, Ucla, Yale University, Hess

Embattled By Anti-Semitism Claims, The Women’s March Forges On

The day after Donald J. Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States, Hadas Alterman found herself surrounded by nearly 60,000 people in downtown Oakland. The 29-year-old attorney from California has attended her fair share of civil rights demonstrations, but said that she had never experienced anything like the 2017 Women’s March.“It can be scary to protest in Oakland because often there’s a high, very aggressive police presence. But the atmosphere at the Women’s March in O...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Music, Florida, California, Planned Parenthood, Washington, Mexico, Boston, New York City, Chicago, United States, Hawaii, Islam, Tablet, Oakland

50 moments from 1969 that shaped entertainment and pop culture

It was the last year of the ’60s, and the last year for Boris Karloff, Judy Garland and the Beatles, too. But it was also the first year for Led Zeppelin, Jennifer Aniston, “Easy Rider” and Jay-Z, too. John Lennon and Yoko Ono spent part of it in bed in public. The Doors’ Jim Morrison spent part of it in jail. Moviegoers spent time watching “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” while at home they watched a brand-new show called “The Brady Bunch” about a brand-new kind of blended family, the youn...
Tags: Facebook, Music, TV, New York, Hollywood, London, Beyonce, Matthew Mcconaughey, Jack Nicholson, Congress, Abc, California, Jay Z, La, Stanford, White House

SXSW Adds Keynote, Featured Speakers For 2019

SXSW is just weeks away and the organizers have announced a slate of additions to the Keynote and Featured Speaker lineup for the 2019 event. The updated list of Keynote speakers announced for the event includes Endeavor Chief Marketing Officer Bozoma Saint John, director, actress, producer and activist Olivia Wilde, and the addition of Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger to a conversation with Kevin Systrom and Josh Constine. Contributors who have joined the Featured Speakers list for 2019...
Tags: Travis Vanderzanden, Music, Instagram, Neil Gaiman, United States, Jeffrey Katzenberg, John, Olivia Wilde, Kevin Systrom, Mike Krieger, Cameron Crowe, Vox Media, Sxsw, Priscilla Chan, Tim Ferriss, Bruce Houghton

Alice Merton Encourages Us to Embrace Joy and Fearlessness on 'MINT'

None Throughout 2018, it was impossible to avoid Alice Merton's "No Roots". The single quickly solidified the German-Canadian-English singer as a prominent yet burgeoning presence in popular music. Merton is no neophyte, however. She has already gone platinum in six countries while amassing over 261 million global streams. The success of "No Roots" was only an indicator of Merton's musical alacrity. Her debut album, MINT, is equally rousing and beatific. More than a dance-pop album, Merton uses...
Tags: Europe, Music, Review, Pop, United States, Music Review, Merton, Dance Pop, Alice Merton, Paper Plane Records Int

30 Netflix Movies To Get Excited For In 2019

2018 was the year we finally grasped the purpose of a Netflix movie. They're there to create unforgettable internet moments, experienced together. To All the Boys I Loved Before and Set It Up reminded us, after a long drought, that we do indeed love the romantic comedy. Bandersnatch had us waking up at seven in the morning to try out all the different possible endings before work. After a flurry of memes, Bird Box eventually inspired an ill-advised real world challenge. And that's not even touc...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Japan, New York, Texas, Michael Bay, Los Angeles, Taiwan, Netflix, United States, Jennifer Aniston, Shanghai, Robert De Niro, Steven Soderbergh, Joan Didion, Woody Harrelson

Kirsten Gillibrand Announces She's Running For President

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand announced Tuesday night that she will enter the 2020 race for president.“I’m filing an exploratory committee for President of the United States, tonight,” she said in an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. “As a young mom I’m going to fight for other people’s kids as hard as I would fight for my own,” she said.She spoke about her desire to improve healthcare and public schools and taking on “systems of power” that too often leads to inequality. “I know I ha...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Congress, Stephen Colbert, California, Senate, Barack Obama, United States, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Kirsten Gillibrand, Ucla, Dartmouth College, State, Don

Foreigners' Rights in Japan: Interview with Activist and Writer Debito Arudou

None Debito Arudou (formerly David Aldwinckle) was born in California and raised in Geneva, New York. After spending a long period of residence in Japan, he became a citizen of that country. Frequently engaged in outspoken activism on the issues of anti-foreigner discrimination and racism in Japanese society, Arudou has written extensively on these topics for various publications, including his regular contributions to the Japan Times newspaper for over 15 years as well his web site Debito....
Tags: Feature, Music, Japan, Supreme Court, Interview, California, France, US, America, Hillary Clinton, United States, Tokyo, States, Republican Party, Vietnam, Johnson

Want To Make More Money? These Are The Jobs To Go After

It's January, and if you've got money and career on your mind — you're not alone.As we begin a fresh new calendar year, many professionals are looking at their earnings with increased scrutiny (though it's likely also because it's bonus and performance review season). But, no matter where you find yourself, the beginning of the year is as good a time as any to think about what you're making and what you might like to make in the future.Last week, U.S. News & World Report released its list of th...
Tags: Fashion, Music, America, United States, Kylie Jenner, Chris Pratt Katherine Schwarzenegger

Event Marketing Will Change In 2019: Here's How

As 2019 gets underway, the public's appetite for live events shows no signs of waning. While this is great news for your next show or festival, a thriving live economy means it's more important than ever to make your event stand out. Here we look at some key strategies that will help you come out on top. _____________________________ Guest post by Rachel Grate of Eventbrite As the events industry heads into a new year, the market for live experiences shows no signs of slowing down. T...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Music, Instagram, Canada, United States, Guest Post, Rachel Grate of Eventbrite

Tidal Responds To Criminal Investigation Report

Tidal has responded to reports that Norwegian criminal justice unit Økokrim has opened an investigation into hundreds of millions of possible fake streams that benefited new releases by Kanye West and Beyonce. In a statement today, Tidal denied that they are even a suspect in the probe: “Tidal is not a suspect in the investigation. We are communicating with Økokrim. From the very beginning, DN has quoted documents that they have not shared with us in spite of repeated requests. DN has...
Tags: Music, Kanye West, United States, Norway, Bruce Houghton, Richard Sanders, Dagens Næringsliv, Økokrim

Protest songs and the spirit of America [playlist]

In a rare television interview, Jimi Hendrix appeared on a network talk show shortly after his historic performance at the Woodstock Music & Art Fair. When host Dick Cavett asked the guitarist about the “controversy” surrounding his wild, feedback-saturated version of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” Hendrix gently demurred.His performance wasn’t “unorthodox,” he protested. “I thought it was beautiful.”But Hendrix’s ominous, bombs-bursting version of our national anthem, in fact, would be interpreted...
Tags: Books, Music, Politics, Featured, White House, America, History, Jimi Hendrix, United States, Bob Dylan, Civil Rights, Ferguson, Protest Songs, Vietnam, Vietnam War, Dick Cavett

Hawaii Representative Tulsi Gabbard Says She Will Run For President In 2020

Democratic Representative Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii is running for president in 2020.Gabbard revealed her decision on Friday in an interview with CNN. She said she will make a formal announcement within the next week."There are a lot of reasons for me to make this decision,” Gabbard said. “There are a lot of challenges that are facing the American people that I'm concerned about and that I want to help solve.”Gabbard was first elected to the House of Representatives in 2012 to represent Hawaii’s ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Minnesota, Maryland, Congress, Stephen Colbert, California, Washington, Massachusetts, Iraq, Elizabeth Warren, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Syria, Cnn

Cervical cancer and the story-telling cloth in Mali

Around the world, the arts are being used within communities to address local needs. For such projects to be most effective, program participants must: ensure that their program goals are locally-defined; research which art forms, content, and events might best feed into their program goals; develop artistic products that address their goals; and evaluate these products to ensure their efficacy. The work of the Global Alliance to Immunize Against AIDS Vaccine Foundation in Mali offers one exampl...
Tags: Books, Music, Featured, Africa, United States, Healthcare, Mali, Bill, Health & Medicine, Cervical Cancer, Melinda Gates Foundation, Bamako Mali, Art & Architecture, Ethnomusicology, A Guide For Working With Communities, Eliza Squibb

How a group of guys from Moscow became an internationally renowned Chicago tribute band

Leonid Vorobyev says he loved the music of Chicago since the first time he heard the band as a teenager in Russia more than 40 years ago. A choir conductor by training, he’d also played in a handful of casual rock bands and spent 25 years as a recording studio sound engineer, too. So four years ago when Vorobyev approached 60, the age of retirement in Russia, he decided to celebrate by bringing together all the art and craft he’d worked so hard to master and make the best cover of a Chicago song...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Music, Youtube, Russia, New York City, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, Things To Do, Soccer, United States, Moscow, Siberia, Coachella, Soviet Union

29 Netflix Movies To Get Excited For In 2019

2018 was the year we finally grasped the purpose of a Netflix movie. They're there to create unforgettable internet moments, experienced together. To All the Boys I Loved Before and Set It Up reminded us, after a long drought, that we do indeed love the romantic comedy. Bandersnatch had us waking up at seven in the morning to try out all the different possible endings before work. After a flurry of memes, Bird Box eventually inspired an ill-advised real world challenge. And that's not even touc...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Japan, New York, Texas, Michael Bay, Los Angeles, Taiwan, Netflix, United States, Jennifer Aniston, Shanghai, Robert De Niro, Steven Soderbergh, Joan Didion, Woody Harrelson

Marie Kondo Has A Reasonable Response To Your Reasonable Criticisms

It’s rare, even among celebrities and mega-influencers, that a person manages to carve out a niche so well-defined that their name becomes a symbol of their singular ideology. Think Gwyneth Paltrow, Sophia Amoruso, or unfortunate as it is, Donald Trump. Perhaps Marie Kondo isn’t a household name of that magnitude, but she certainly belongs on the same list. Since releasing her book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing, in 2012, the Japanese org...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Netflix, United States, Donald Trump, Marie Kondo, Kondo, Konmari, Sophia Amoruso, Anne Helen Peterson

'Captain America: The First Avenger' Stands Out in a Glut of Comic Book Films

None Discussions of the mythical "superhero fatigue" were in full swing in the summer of 2011, and the concept has been raised every time a superhero film is considered a critical or commercial disappointment. The basis of superhero fatigue is the idea that audiences will grow tired of the neverending glut of big-budget comic book films, and will stop seeing them en masse. It's quaint to think of film bloggers in 2011 foretelling the imminent implosion of the genre when, seven years later, mega...
Tags: Europe, Feature, Music, New York, Washington, Nazis, New York City, Marvel, Disney, America, Barack Obama, Iron Man, Brooklyn, United States, Italy, Arctic

50% Of New Guitars Sold To Young Women

The gender has been a significant issue in the music industry for a number of years, with women often getting marginalized or in other ways receiving the short end of the stick. A positive indicator that change is finally coming however, reveals that half of the guitars sold in the US and UK are going to young women. _______________________________ Guest post from Haulix Daily The gender gap in music has been a hot topic of debate for years. It seems for every one female-lead or all-...
Tags: Music, UK, US, United States, Ed Sheeran, United Kingdom, Guest Post, Rolling Stone, Taylor, Music Business, Mooney, Andy Mooney, D.I.Y, Publishing & Songwriting, Retail & Vinyl, Mura Masa Tash Sultana Youngr Daniel Caesar Grimes

Soul Serenade: Jimmy Soul, “If You Wanna Be Happy”

I chose this week’s song with some trepidation. It has been on my list of prospective features for a long time. The obvious reason is that on its surface, this song is a long way from politically correct and in the current climate that can generate more controversy than I’m interested in dealing with. But wait a minute. Let’s look a little below the surface. What is Jimmy Soul really saying in “If You Wanna Be Happy”? First a little about the singer himself. Jimmy Soul was born in North Carolina...
Tags: Music, Soul, United States, Bonds, North Carolina, Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Norfolk Virginia, London Records, Guida, Carmella, Gary U S Bonds, Jimmy Soul, James Louis McCleese, Frank Guida, Joseph Royster

An AI in every home: 23% of the US now owns Smart Speakers

Smart speakers are in more and more homes every month with almost double the amount of Smart Speakers in US homes at the end of 2018 compared to the end of 2017. NPR and Edison Research have released their ‘Smart Audio Report’ looking back at the Smart Speaker industry in 2018. It’s easy to tell from the ever-growing number of companies revealing their entry into the Smart Speaker market that they are on a massive trend and 2018 saw more people than ever picking up an internet-activated, art...
Tags: Music, US, Smart, Artificial Intelligence, United States, 2018, Speaker, Npr, Ai, Digital Music News, Edison Research, Smart Speaker, Smart Speakers

Online Media's New Model

In this piece, Daniel Pines looks at how mainstream media is reinventing itself in order to accomodate the rise of independent online content creators, and how this new media model is, and will continue to impact the music industry. ________________________ Guest post by Daniel Pines from the Berklee College of Music: Music Business Journal Introduction In recent months, major record labels such as Universal Music (UMG) have been scrambling to find and make deals with new multimed...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Hbo, New York, Instagram, Youtube, New York City, Los Angeles, Nas, Netflix, United States, Showtime, Pbs, Kennedy Center, Black Lives Matter, Soundcloud

Hip-Hop Dominates U.S. Streaming, But Not Physical Sales

Here we look at some fascinating new data from market analyst BuzzAngle, revealing some interesting trends in America's music consumption habits. One thing at least is clear: hip hop reigns supreme when it comes to streaming, this year accounting for a quarter of all plays. _________________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 According to the latest stats from market analyst BuzzAngle, hip-hop dominated US streaming last year with just over 25% of the total, up from 2...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Youtube, US, America, United States, Liverpool, Guest Post, Bobby Owsinski

Sarah Huckabee Sanders' Body Language When She's Caught Lying, Analyzed

Sarah Huckabee Sanders has once again been tasked with the impossible: defending Trump's temper tantrum nonsensical border wall while millions of people are affected by the government shutdown caused by his temper tantrum insistence on the border wall. And once again, she outdid herself.But on Sunday, while interviewing Sanders, Fox' Chris Wallace didn't let her get away with defending the wall at any cost and claiming that terrorists pour into the U.S. over the Mexican border. And when Fox...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Mexico, White House, United States, Tennessee, Fox News, Tsa, State Department, Department Of Homeland Security, Wood, Justice Department, Trump, Sanders, Wallace, Chris Wallace

2018s Most Memorable LGBTQ Album Covers

While album sales certainly aren't what they used to be, many artists still utilize these long form collections of music as a valuable format for telling personal stories, something which the album artwork is a huge part of. In this piece, David Deal looks at some of the cover highlights from a fantastic collection of albums which came out of LGBTQ community in 2018. ____________________________ Guest post by David Deal of Superhype  from  Record albums refu...
Tags: Music, America, United States, Guest Post, Pink, Prince, Janelle Monae, Blood Orange, Dagenham, Jane, Monáe, Young Black, David Deal, Devonté Hynes, Ah Mer Ah Su, Negro Swan

Kentucky Legislator Proposes New Ban On Abortion As Soon As A Heartbeat Is Detected

New year, new opportunity for anti-abortion lawmakers to try to restrict a woman's right to choose. Republican state Rep. Robert Gofort just introduced a bill to ban abortions in Kentucky as soon as a fetal heartbeat is detected. This type of legislation, commonly known as a "heartbeat bill," would mean abortions could be banned as early as six weeks of gestation. At that point, most women don't even know they're pregnant.The procedure is already severely restricted in Kentucky, which only has ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Supreme Court, Kentucky, United States, Tennessee, Iowa, Ohio, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, John Kasich, U S Supreme Court, Nash, Casey, Bill Haslam, Guttmacher Institute, Elizabeth Nash

'Fault Lines' Traces the Roots of Today’s Polarized America

None The question "How did we get here?" rests at the core of any many works of history. Kevin M. Kruse and Julian E. Zelizer's latest book is no exception. Yet in this case, the question is especially pressing. In Fault Lines: A History of the United States Since 1974, the scholars seek to explain how the country has become racked by such intense political polarization. Overall, their study showcases innovative approaches to the major—mostly domestic—events of the recent American past, while p...
Tags: Music, Politics, Review, Obama, Congress, Washington, America, San Francisco, Barack Obama, Book Review, History, Cnn, Gop, United States, Mtv, Fox News

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