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Karen O + Danger Mouse: Woman

In conjunction with news of forthcoming joint album Prima Lux, Karen O and Danger Mouse share a raucous track titled “Woman.” An infectious, drum-driven pulse anchors the tune. Karen O shines, as always, but it’s a delightful blend of both artists—bringing out the best of their sonic evolutions. Prima Lux is set for a 15 March release, via BMG.
Tags: Music, Design, Rock, Karen O, Culture, Alternative, Bmg, Listenup, New Music, Danger Mouse, Drums, Prima Lux, Prima Lux Karen O


Untold Stories Of Everyday Innovators Inside Organizations

Lisa was the administrative assistant to the CEO of a global consulting firm. Her innovative approach to her work became the best practices that gave the company a competitive advantage. Kelly is an operations manager for the government. Her forward-thinking ideas have helped her department have a stronger, more valued voice to the internal teams ...
Tags: Leadership, Inspiration, Creativity, Culture, Innovation, Business Models, Kelly, Lisa, Businessinnovation, Innovation Innovator


Bloom Farms Launches CBD Line and Continued Charitable Effort

The high-quality purveyor of cannabis flower and cartridges turns to CBD Oakland, California-based Bloom Farms is a widely acclaimed purveyor of cannabis flower and concentrate cartridges. But, being widely acclaimed in the industry can only get a brand so far—cannabis is only legal, medicinally or recreationally, in a handful of states. CBD, however, is legal in all states and the recently passed amendment to the …
Tags: Design, California, Cannabis, Culture, Oakland, Hemp, Cbd, Thc, Bloom Farms, Cannabis Culture, Bloom Farms Launches CBD Line, CBD Oakland California


Grimes and Azealia Banks subpoenaed in Elon Musk lawsuit

Musicians ordered to preserve evidence related to a tweet by Musk that shareholder plaintiffs claim caused financial losses to TeslaThe US district court of northern California has granted a motion to subpoena the musicians Grimes (AKA Claire Boucher) and Azealia Banks in the ongoing lawsuit against Tesla founder Elon Musk brought by a group of the company’s shareholders.Additional subpoenas will be served against the publications Business Insider, the New York Times and tech website Gizmodo. Th...
Tags: Business, Music, Elon Musk, Technology, Media, Celebrity, California, US, Social Media, Tesla, Life and style, World news, Regulators, US news, Stock Markets, Culture


Bling and beauty: Dakar's fashion comes of age – photo essay

Photojournalist Finbarr O’Reilly has been covering Dakar fashion week for over a decade. He charts the city’s burgeoning style sceneAlongside its golden beaches, glitzy nightclubs and vibrant music scene, Senegal’s capital, Dakar, is emerging as a key African fashion hub. Continue reading...
Tags: Fashion, Africa, Senegal, Life and style, World news, Cities, Culture, Art and design, Dakar, Finbarr O'Reilly


Friday US briefing: Trump escalates feud with Pelosi amid shutdown

How the president’s two years in power have changed key US policies ... North Korean envoy to meet Pompeo ... Democrat takes charge of Flint water crisis investigationGood morning, I’m Tim Walker with today’s essential stories. Continue reading...
Tags: Music, North Korea, US, World news, US news, Culture, Asia Pacific, US politics, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Frank Sinatra, Trump, Flint, Flint Water Crisis, Pelosi, Tim Walker


Underdog review – sweat-soaked MMA movie succumbs to cliches

This montage-riddled clunker hits us over the head with stereotypes of masculinity and sports-drama tropesSticking with religious fervour to sports-drama conventions and cliches, this sweat-soaked, palette-desaturated, montage-riddled genre exercise stars Eryk Lubos as Kosa, a once feted, now washed-up mixed martial arts (MMA) champion lured back into the caged ring for one last bout.If it weren’t for the fact that everyone is speaking Polish and that the action is set in an economically depress...
Tags: Europe, Film, Sport, World news, Culture, Poland, World cinema, MMA, KOSA, Thrillers (film, Sport films, Eryk Lubos, Aleksandra Popławska


NORPA receives Regional Cultural Fund grant

NORPA receives Regional Cultural Fund grant to upgrade Lismore City Hall into the premiere performing arts centre in the Northern Rivers. The Honourable Thomas George, Member for Lismore, has announced that NORPA (Northern Rivers Performing Arts) will receive $1.16 million dollars from the Regional Cultural Fund to upgrade Lismore City Hall’s sound and lighting equipment to the standard of a contemporary performing arts centre. The $1.16 million is the final piece of two years of work and planni...
Tags: Travel, News, Australia, Culture, Johnson, Wolff, Healey, Coffs Harbour, David Wolff, Thomas George, Northern Rivers, Lismore, Norpa, Lismore City Hall, Bell Shakespeare, Lismore Regional Gallery


What Your Customers Want From Your Company this Year

The beginning of a new year is an excellent time to set goals for your company and make decisions on where to invest your time and money. Satisfied customers come back to your business in the future and tell others what they love about your brand. Figuring out what your customers want builds your business on multiple levels. In a study of consumers, researchers learned customers value a positive experience so much that by the year 2020, customer experience (CX) will become even more important th...
Tags: Tools, Design, Office, Advertising, Blogs, Trends, Cta, Software, Culture, Pokemon, Partners, Coca Cola, Freelance, Coke, Cinemark, Lexie


Daste: Sober

Fusing lo-fi funk with wavy alternative, Daste’s “Sober” is an ode to giving someone your undivided attention. The Australian trio (signed to Mammal Sounds) may not be referencing drugs or alcohol, but rather the millions of other distractions that invade intimate situations. “I know you’re feeling like I’m in my head all the time / Cause when you tell me about your day-to-day I don’t …
Tags: Music, Design, Culture, Alternative, Australian, Listenup, Funk, New Music, Lo-fi, Mammal Sounds, Daste


‘No one cared because we were black girls’: is time finally up for R Kelly?

Women have accused the singer of sexual abuse for decades. So why are they only being listened to now? Blame misogyny and racism – but also the potency of his music“Yo, Pac!” You can almost feel the spittle as Gary Oldman launches into his soliloquy. It is 2012, and he is on Jimmy Kimmel’s US talkshow, reciting from R Kelly’s autobiography with the plummy majesty he later brought to the role of Churchill. “What up, baby?” he utters as the audience collapses in giggles. The joke is twofold: Eng...
Tags: Music, Television, Jimmy Kimmel, Documentary, US, Culture, Pop and rock, Television & radio, R&B, Gary Oldman, Churchill, R Kelly, Kelly, Kimmel, Conchords, Rape and sexual assault


PHOTO: National Mosque of Malaysia (Masjid Negara) in Kuala Lumpur

I was hot, tired, and sweaty after a day of exploring the Colonial Walk along the Gombak River in central Kuala Lumpur. I could have hopped on the Metro, but the city’s historic Railway Station, with its lacy onion domes and turrets, was on the way to my hotel, so I set off on foot. The main road I was following, Jalan Kinabalu, suddenly became flooded with hundreds of men walking in the opposite direction. I dodged and wove through the oncoming masses, wondering what on earth was... The post PH...
Tags: Travel, Daily Photo, Photography, Culture, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Cultural Travel, Metro, Railway Station, National Mosque of Malaysia Masjid Negara, Gombak River


Netflix criticised for using images of real-life rail disaster in Bird Box

Mayor of Lac-Mégantic, where 47 died in 2013 explosion, demands images of the incident be removed from streaming giant’s sci-fi hitThe mayor of a Canadian town where 47 people were killed in a rail disaster in 2013 has complained to Netflix after images of the incident were used in the hit sci-fi film Bird Box.The accident happened when a train carrying crude oil exploded in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, and the BBC reports that Netflix confirmed that footage of the disaster was included in a montage se...
Tags: Film, Bbc, Netflix, Culture, Lac Megantic Quebec, Lac Megantic, Bird Box


Carlton and floss dances removed from Forza Horizon after Fortnite copyright claims

Playground Games drops ‘Carlton and Floss’ emotes from driving game as Epic faces fourth lawsuit for alleged Fortnite copyright infringementTwo dance moves that are the subject of lawsuits in the US have been removed from the driving game Forza Horizon 4.The moves were among a series of dance “emotes” included in the latest instalment of the Forza Horizon series, after the huge popularity of similar dances in Fortnite. Continue reading...
Tags: Games, Law, Xbox One, US, Culture, Xbox, Carlton, Forza Horizon, Fortnite


Lorna Doom, bassist with cult Los Angeles punk band Germs, dies

Born Teresa Ryan, Doom was a key part of the band who helped shape the sound of hardcore punkLorna Doom, the bassist with cult Los Angeles punk band Germs, has died. Born Teresa Ryan, her age and cause of death is unknown, her death made public when the band’s drummer Don Bolles posted on Facebook: “She left this mortal coil today [Wednesday] around 1.”Tributes have been paid by punk musician Laura Jane Grace, who tweeted: “I can still see the ‘Germs burn’ on my wrist from when I was 14 years ol...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Los Angeles, US news, Culture, Pop and rock, Punk, Germs, Laura Jane Grace, Katy Goodman, Vivian Girls, Don Bolles, Lorna Doom, Teresa Ryan, Teresa Ryan Doom


Shantay, you play: the drag queens of gaming

Video games and drag offer potent opportunities to play with identity. Four artists explore personas, avatars and cosplay, taking down trolls on Twitch and the power of Princess Peach Drag in video games is often played for laughs – see 1997’s Final Fantasy VII, in which spiky-haired Cloud Strife dresses as a woman to deceive a gullible, misogynistic mafioso, or Alfred the “cross-dressing freak” from Resident Evil: Code Veronica – but drag and video games can be vectors of identity exploration a...
Tags: Games, Gender, Culture, Sexuality, Identity politics, Twitch, Role playing games, Alfred, Final Fantasy, Veronica, Bayonetta


25 Guidelines to Help Young Men Mature in Faith & Life

I have been invited to speak to many boys and young men during the span of my priesthood. Those audiences are usually the same: a group of half-interested males who have immensely low expectations of guest speakers. After the usual greetings, I often present my “See You on the Other Side List,” composed of challenging suggestions that, if taken seriously, can help those boys become good men. I have included the list here with explanatory comments. It is interesting to note that the chaperones an...
Tags: Europe, Hollywood, Featured, Advice, Religion, Youth, Netflix, Culture, Jesus Christ, Masculinity, Marriage & Family, Sophia Excerpts, Facebook Soon


Creative Thinking, Ideas and Writers Block with M.E.Baird

Want to know how to think clearer, deeper and more creatively? Singer-songwriter, visual artist and academic M.E.Baird’s workshop ‘RIGOUR: Creative Thinking, Idea Production and Curing Writer’s Block’ is designed for ALL creatives wanting to hone their creative thinking processes. Saturday, February 16 from 10am, hosted by the Byron Writers Festival Why are creativity and ideas important? Creativity and ideas have always been important to societies on an artistic, cultural, philosophical and inn...
Tags: Travel, Featured, News, Culture, Festivals & Events, Baird, Byron Bay


Loyle Carner feat. Rebel Kleff + Kiko Bun: You Don’t Know

Loyle Carner (aka Benjamin Coyle-Larner) moonlights as an observant server, bartender, security guard and cab driver in the video for “You Don’t Know.” Watching over his mother (played by his real-life mom) as she goes on a few dates—some good and some not so. Throughout, Carner raps about his own dating fears—particularly losing trust and love as time goes on. It’s a clever and sweet …
Tags: Design, London, Culture, Hip-hop, British, Listenup, Loyle Carner, Carner, Kleff Kiko Bun, Benjamin Coyle Larner


Flowers Are Eavesdropping

According to a new study, plants can “hear” when a bee passes and they subsequently create more sweet nectar to attract them. A recent study by scientists at three Tel-Aviv University schools has found that a plant picks up sounds (signaled by the vibration of its petals) and responds (signaled by the excretion of additional nectar). With proof that the flowers responded to all of the …
Tags: Science, Design, Nature, Bees, Culture, Plants, Evolution, Hearing, Flowers, Linkaboutit, Tel Aviv University


Sherrilyn Kenyon accuses husband of 'Shakespearean plot' to poison her

In an explosive lawsuit, author of bestselling Dark-Hunter novels accuses her husband and two others of attempting to destroy her careerBestselling urban fantasy novelist Sherrilyn Kenyon has filed a lawsuit against her husband that accuses him of poisoning her for financial gain, as well as attempting to destroy her career and reputation, in what she described as a “Shakespearean plot against her”.Kenyon, author of the chart-topping Dark-Hunter series, is suing Lawrence R Kenyon II, as well as ...
Tags: Books, Fiction, US news, Culture, Fantasy Books, Kenyon, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Romance Books, Lawrence R Kenyon II, Kenyons


Fighting Fyre with Fyre: the story of two warring festival documentaries

The failed music festival has inspired two new documentaries and a war off-screen over the morality of the film-makers involvedScandal sells, or so it’s said, but few have captured the zeitgeist with quite the velocity as the rise and fall, in April 2017, of Fyre. The luxury music festival – a Bahamas-set Coachella with villas and supermodels, it promised – collapsed into financial fraud and memes of drunk twentysomethings scrambling for Fema tents and styrofoam tray meals, all direct to our scr...
Tags: Music, Film, Netflix, Culture, Fema, Festivals, Coachella, Hulu, Bahamas, Documentary films


Are you prepared to be this brave for your customers?

In the early part of December I was lucky enough to attend the Most Contagious event in London. It is run by Contagious, one of the leading, global creative and strategic intelligence services and the event aims to provide an appraisal of the year’s most innovative and influential brand campaigns, events, technologies, start-ups and emerging trends from around the world. The event was kicked off by Paul Kemp-Robertson, co-founder of Contagious, and Chris Barth, it’s Lead Strategist, who were tal...
Tags: Business, London, Leadership, Marketing, Brand, Customer Engagement, Customer Experience, Change, Creativity, Culture, Chris, Branding, PAUL, Customer Centric, Customer focus, Paul Kemp Robertson


5 ways to experience Montana

5 ways to experience the best of Montana By: Shar Riley The National Parks Road Trip Musts History & Culture Wildlife Food & Drink #wedge-0 { background-image: url('https://d36tnp772eyphs.cloudfront.net/blogs/1/2019/01/1-LeadImage-560x420.jpg') }@media(min-width:560px){ #wedge-0 { background-image: url('https://d36tnp772eyphs.cloudfront.net/blogs/1/2019/01/1-LeadImage-1200x900.jpg') } }@media(min-width:1200px){ #wedge-0 { background-image: url('https://d36tnp772eyphs.clo...
Tags: Travel, Usa, Montana, Anaconda, US, America, History, Culture, Wildlife, National Parks, Wyoming, North America, Continental, Yellowstone, Livingston, Yellowstone National Park


My Time at Portia review – crafting sim reaps slow but sweet rewards

PC; Pathea Games/Team 17The daily routines of this beautifully designed crafting game are meditative, but the storyline can be labouredAs in Stardew Valley or Harvest Moon, in My Time at Portia you arrive fresh-faced in a new town, set to take over the dilapidated business a relative has left to you. In this alternate life you’re a workshop owner, crafting items for the locals, taking on building projects for the town, gathering materials, dating the local population and, yes, engaging in some l...
Tags: Games, Pc, Culture, Simulation games, Portia, Stardew Valley, Pathea Games Team, Church of Light


Norway's favourite painting to go on display in London

Winter Night in the Mountains by Harald Sohlberg will feature at Dulwich picture galleryEdvard Munch’s The Scream is a classic symbol of dread that has been hailed as the ultimate icon of contemporary politics – but a very different Norwegian painting is the country’s favourite. Continue reading...
Tags: Art, Europe, London, UK News, World news, Culture, Art and design, Norway, British Museum, Edvard Munch, Dulwich, Harald Sohlberg


Tanzanians with albinism embrace a life beyond stigma and superstition | Lucy Lamble

In a country where myths about albinism can have deadly consequences, an organisation set up to battle discrimination is having a profound impactPaschal Merumba has suffered prejudice from the very day he was born.His mother refused to breastfeed her “cursed” baby, the second child in the family born with albinism; the first had already died of neglect. Merumba was thought to have contaminated the community. He was made to eat apart and sleep on the floor. Continue reading...
Tags: Africa, World news, Culture, Art and design, Global development, Tanzania, Lucy Lamble, Merumba


How The Scream became the ultimate image for our political age

Edvard Munch’s painting is a masterpiece for these troubled times. Ahead of an exhibition at the British Museum, Jonathan Jones charts its rise, from the 1893 original to today’s inflatables and emojisThe face is a greenish sock of sickly flesh stretched tight over the skull. Its features have been burned away by pain. All that remain in the elongated mask are two wide round eyes with dots for pupils, a pair of black nostrils and a mouth open in an oval scream. We’ve all been there.The Scream wa...
Tags: Art, Culture, Art and design, British Museum, Edvard Munch, British Museum Jonathan Jones, Mona Lisa Van Gogh


The Only Things We Have to Fear are Statistics

Years ago, I posted a few items about what I called “fear junkies” — the apparent addiction to panic that so many people have — and that gets stoked by weather and news purveyors. After going through a few politically-motivated panic attacks since then, I understand the fear people have. However, I’ve not given up my belief that, statistically, Americans often misdirect our fear. We obsess over things which are statically remote while growing numb to things (and certain politicians) that we shou...
Tags: Marketing, Culture, United States, Statistics, National Safety Council, Nytimes, Observation


Bluesfest Adds Four More Artists to the 30th Anniversary Celebration

With just over 90 days to go until the gates of Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm swing open for Bluesfest 2019, we are proud to announce the following artists will be joining the 30th Anniversary Celebration: TASH SULTANA SIX60 OCEAN ALLEY AMARU TRIBE With more artists yet to be announced… With tickets selling faster than any other Bluesfest in history, we are heading for a spectacular celebration and sell-out festival this April. Festival Director Peter Noble is getting excited about the 30th Anniversary...
Tags: Travel, London, Featured, News, Australia, California, US, Norah Jones, Kurt Vile, Culture, David Bowie, Sydney, New Zealand, Argentina, Bob Marley, Jack White