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  • To bring attention to a vanishing animal, rock band Portugal. The Man releases a disappearing record

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    By Catherine Garcia
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:58 am
    To draw attention to the plight of the endangered Sumatran tiger, rock group Portugal. The Man has released a limited edition record that literally disappears after repeated listens.The band collaborated with the Smithsonian's National Zoological Park Conversation Biology Institute and ad agency DDB to release "Sumatran Tiger," inspired by the beautiful animals that inhabit the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Because there are only an estimated 400 tigers left in the world, the band pressed only 400 numbered vinyl albums and sent them out to "influencers from all walks of life," including…
  • Why Narendra Modi is not a shoo-in to become India's next prime minister

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    By James Tapper
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:54 pm
    NEW DELHI, India — Foreign investors seem confident that Narendra Modi will become India's next prime minister in the elections that began April 7.They've shown their approval by pouring about $4.4 billion into India since March — roughly around when Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) began stretching its poll lead over the ruling Congress party.Indian investors, however, see things differently. They have been selling local stocks, and not because they're bearish about how Modi would steer the economy.On the contrary, the controversial politician has become wildly popular by...
  • To bring attention to a vanishing animal, rock band Portugal. The Man releases a disappearing record

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    By Catherine Garcia
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:58 am
    To draw attention to the plight of the endangered Sumatran tiger, rock group Portugal. The Man has released a limited edition record that literally disappears after repeated listens.The band collaborated with the Smithsonian's National Zoological Park Conversation Biology Institute and ad agency DDB to release "Sumatran Tiger," inspired by the beautiful animals that inhabit the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Because there are only an estimated 400 tigers left in the world, the band pressed only 400 numbered vinyl albums and sent them out to "influencers from all walks of life," including…
  • To bring attention to a vanishing animal, rock band Portugal. The Man releases a disappearing record

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    By Catherine Garcia
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:58 am
    To draw attention to the plight of the endangered Sumatran tiger, rock group Portugal. The Man has released a limited edition record that literally disappears after repeated listens.The band collaborated with the Smithsonian's National Zoological Park Conversation Biology Institute and ad agency DDB to release "Sumatran Tiger," inspired by the beautiful animals that inhabit the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Because there are only an estimated 400 tigers left in the world, the band pressed only 400 numbered vinyl albums and sent them out to "influencers from all walks of life," including…
  • To bring attention to a vanishing animal, rock band Portugal. The Man releases a disappearing record

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    By Catherine Garcia
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:58 am
    To draw attention to the plight of the endangered Sumatran tiger, rock group Portugal. The Man has released a limited edition record that literally disappears after repeated listens.The band collaborated with the Smithsonian's National Zoological Park Conversation Biology Institute and ad agency DDB to release "Sumatran Tiger," inspired by the beautiful animals that inhabit the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Because there are only an estimated 400 tigers left in the world, the band pressed only 400 numbered vinyl albums and sent them out to "influencers from all walks of life," including…
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  • To bring attention to a vanishing animal, rock band Portugal. The Man releases a disappearing record

    By Catherine Garcia
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:58 am
    To draw attention to the plight of the endangered Sumatran tiger, rock group Portugal. The Man has released a limited edition record that literally disappears after repeated listens.The band collaborated with the Smithsonian's National Zoological Park Conversation Biology Institute and ad agency DDB to release "Sumatran Tiger," inspired by the beautiful animals that inhabit the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Because there are only an estimated 400 tigers left in the world, the band pressed only 400 numbered vinyl albums and sent them out to "influencers from all walks of life," including…
  • Watch Stephen Colbert's first Letterman Top 10 list

    By <a href="/author/peter-weber" ><span class="byline">Peter Weber</span></a>
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:51 am
    After being teased with a snippet of the long-awaited interview between longtime Late Night host David Letterman and his anointed successor, Stephen Colbert, we now have the full 12-minute conversation. Colbert and Letterman talk family, Colbert's near-internship (and writing job) at Late Night, and dogs, among other topics.The interview is interesting for its extended look at out-of-character Stephen Colbert, but it also provides a glimpse into Colbert's before-he-was-famous humor stylings: Starting at about the 7:50 mark, Colbert brings out a Top 10 list he submitted to Letterman in 1997,…
  • NASA and the world observe Earth Day with #GlobalSelfie

    By Catherine Garcia
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:46 pm
    To celebrate Earth Day, NASA invited everyone on the planet with a Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Flickr, or Instagram account to upload a photo of their corner of the world with the hashtag #GlobalSelfie. NASA plans on using the pictures to create a mosaic image of the Earth, for release in May. Here's a tiny sample of the #GlobalSelfies on Twitter right now. --Catherine GarciaHi @NASA ! Happy Earth Day from Violet in beautiful Chicago! #GlobalSelfie pic.twitter.com/ywSN349bIA— Violet_Pug (@Violet_Pug) April 23, 2014I may not be on #EarthRightNow, but my stunt double is. #GlobalSelfie...
  • Retailers are bickering over how to help Bangladeshi garment factory workers

    By Catherine Garcia
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:17 pm
    One year after the Rana Plaza factory in Bangladesh collapsed, killing 1,129 workers, Western retailers and apparel brands are divided into two factions, both trying to improve conditions but disagreeing about everything from inspection processes to how to best help garment workers, The New York Times reports.The Bangladesh Accord for Fire and Building Safety has more than 150 members, including the European brands H&M and Mango. The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety counts as members 26 American and Canadian companies, including Target, Walmart, and Gap. The predominantly American…
  • Watch 'Puttin' on the Ritz' as a psychedelic, Mad Men–era fever dream

    By <a href="/author/peter-weber" ><span class="byline">Peter Weber</span></a>
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:37 pm
    I want to say maybe this is like an episode of Mad Men — or I Love Lucy, for that matter — as reinterpreted by a puppeteer tripping on psychedelics? In what's apparently becoming a trend — a welcome one — the band Pomplamoose just released a visually arresting video for an irresistibly catchy cover version of a classic song as a form of self-promotion. In this case, the song is Irving Berlin's "Puttin' On the Ritz," fair game ever since Taco covered the song in 1982.Neither cover has much to do with Fred Astair's iconic rendition, but Pomplamoose — duo Jack…
 
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  • Why Narendra Modi is not a shoo-in to become India's next prime minister

    By James Tapper
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:54 pm
    NEW DELHI, India — Foreign investors seem confident that Narendra Modi will become India's next prime minister in the elections that began April 7.They've shown their approval by pouring about $4.4 billion into India since March — roughly around when Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) began stretching its poll lead over the ruling Congress party.Indian investors, however, see things differently. They have been selling local stocks, and not because they're bearish about how Modi would steer the economy.On the contrary, the controversial politician has become wildly popular by...
  • Why Antonin Scalia was right to defend a drug dealer

    By <a href="/author/michael-brendan-dougherty" ><span class="byline">Michael Brendan Dougherty</span></a>
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:07 am
    Prado Naverette in August 2008 was driving 30 pounds of marijuana through California when he was stopped by the cops on suspicion of drunk driving. His case went all the way to the Supreme Court. And today, in a blistering dissent joined by three of the court's liberal justices — Sonia Sotomayor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Elena Kagan — Justice Antonin Scalia defended Naverette, arguing that the search of his car was a violation of the Fourth Amendment's protections against unreasonable searches and seizures.But Scalia was unable to convince his conservative confreres, who joined…
  • Why conservatives are trying to strangle solar energy

    By <a href="/author/ryan-cooper" ><span class="byline">Ryan Cooper</span></a>
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:10 am
    As my colleague John Aziz wrote a few days ago, an alliance of right-wing operatives and Big Carbon barons are mounting a huge effort to try and throttle the solar industry in the crib. As the Los Angeles Times explains:The Koch brothers, anti-tax activist Grover Norquist, and some of the nation's largest power companies have backed efforts in recent months to roll back state policies that favor green energy. The conservative luminaries have pushed campaigns in Kansas, North Carolina, and Arizona, with the battle rapidly spreading to other states. [Los Angeles Times]The Kochs and their…
  • Today in history: The death of a president

    By West Wing Reports
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    April 22, 1793: President George Washington declared the U.S. would remain neutral in the face of emerging conflicts in Europe. He warned that any citizen who tried to undermine this would be prosecuted.April 22, 1994: Richard Nixon died. He was the 37th president, serving between 1969 and 1974. In 1968, Nixon promised to "bring us together" as a nation. But Watergate helped tear it apart; he became the only president to resign. Although Nixon is remembered for Watergate, he had notable successes both at home and abroad. He reached out to China, embarked on "détente" with the Soviet...
  • Obama's oil sanctions against Iran aren't working

    By Keith Johnson
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:34 am
    The Obama administration may be betting that sanctions on Iranian oil exports force the country to make concessions over its nuclear program. But Iran is now exporting more oil than at any time since mid-2012, raising doubts about how effective that sanctions strategy has been.Iran's crude oil exports jumped to 1.65 million barrels per day in February, thanks to increased purchases by China, India, and South Korea, according to revised data released Friday by the International Energy Agency. That is well above the informal cap of about one million barrels per day set by the administration…
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  • To bring attention to a vanishing animal, rock band Portugal. The Man releases a disappearing record

    By Catherine Garcia
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:58 am
    To draw attention to the plight of the endangered Sumatran tiger, rock group Portugal. The Man has released a limited edition record that literally disappears after repeated listens.The band collaborated with the Smithsonian's National Zoological Park Conversation Biology Institute and ad agency DDB to release "Sumatran Tiger," inspired by the beautiful animals that inhabit the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Because there are only an estimated 400 tigers left in the world, the band pressed only 400 numbered vinyl albums and sent them out to "influencers from all walks of life," including…
  • Watch Stephen Colbert's first Letterman Top 10 list

    By <a href="/author/peter-weber" ><span class="byline">Peter Weber</span></a>
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:51 am
    After being teased with a snippet of the long-awaited interview between longtime Late Night host David Letterman and his anointed successor, Stephen Colbert, we now have the full 12-minute conversation. Colbert and Letterman talk family, Colbert's near-internship (and writing job) at Late Night, and dogs, among other topics.The interview is interesting for its extended look at out-of-character Stephen Colbert, but it also provides a glimpse into Colbert's before-he-was-famous humor stylings: Starting at about the 7:50 mark, Colbert brings out a Top 10 list he submitted to Letterman in 1997,…
  • NASA and the world observe Earth Day with #GlobalSelfie

    By Catherine Garcia
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:46 pm
    To celebrate Earth Day, NASA invited everyone on the planet with a Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Flickr, or Instagram account to upload a photo of their corner of the world with the hashtag #GlobalSelfie. NASA plans on using the pictures to create a mosaic image of the Earth, for release in May. Here's a tiny sample of the #GlobalSelfies on Twitter right now. --Catherine GarciaHi @NASA ! Happy Earth Day from Violet in beautiful Chicago! #GlobalSelfie pic.twitter.com/ywSN349bIA— Violet_Pug (@Violet_Pug) April 23, 2014I may not be on #EarthRightNow, but my stunt double is. #GlobalSelfie...
  • Retailers are bickering over how to help Bangladeshi garment factory workers

    By Catherine Garcia
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:17 pm
    One year after the Rana Plaza factory in Bangladesh collapsed, killing 1,129 workers, Western retailers and apparel brands are divided into two factions, both trying to improve conditions but disagreeing about everything from inspection processes to how to best help garment workers, The New York Times reports.The Bangladesh Accord for Fire and Building Safety has more than 150 members, including the European brands H&M and Mango. The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety counts as members 26 American and Canadian companies, including Target, Walmart, and Gap. The predominantly American…
  • Watch 'Puttin' on the Ritz' as a psychedelic, Mad Men–era fever dream

    By <a href="/author/peter-weber" ><span class="byline">Peter Weber</span></a>
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:37 pm
    I want to say maybe this is like an episode of Mad Men — or I Love Lucy, for that matter — as reinterpreted by a puppeteer tripping on psychedelics? In what's apparently becoming a trend — a welcome one — the band Pomplamoose just released a visually arresting video for an irresistibly catchy cover version of a classic song as a form of self-promotion. In this case, the song is Irving Berlin's "Puttin' On the Ritz," fair game ever since Taco covered the song in 1982.Neither cover has much to do with Fred Astair's iconic rendition, but Pomplamoose — duo Jack…
 
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  • To bring attention to a vanishing animal, rock band Portugal. The Man releases a disappearing record

    By Catherine Garcia
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:58 am
    To draw attention to the plight of the endangered Sumatran tiger, rock group Portugal. The Man has released a limited edition record that literally disappears after repeated listens.The band collaborated with the Smithsonian's National Zoological Park Conversation Biology Institute and ad agency DDB to release "Sumatran Tiger," inspired by the beautiful animals that inhabit the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Because there are only an estimated 400 tigers left in the world, the band pressed only 400 numbered vinyl albums and sent them out to "influencers from all walks of life," including…
  • Watch Stephen Colbert's first Letterman Top 10 list

    By <a href="/author/peter-weber" ><span class="byline">Peter Weber</span></a>
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:51 am
    After being teased with a snippet of the long-awaited interview between longtime Late Night host David Letterman and his anointed successor, Stephen Colbert, we now have the full 12-minute conversation. Colbert and Letterman talk family, Colbert's near-internship (and writing job) at Late Night, and dogs, among other topics.The interview is interesting for its extended look at out-of-character Stephen Colbert, but it also provides a glimpse into Colbert's before-he-was-famous humor stylings: Starting at about the 7:50 mark, Colbert brings out a Top 10 list he submitted to Letterman in 1997,…
  • NASA and the world observe Earth Day with #GlobalSelfie

    By Catherine Garcia
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:46 pm
    To celebrate Earth Day, NASA invited everyone on the planet with a Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Flickr, or Instagram account to upload a photo of their corner of the world with the hashtag #GlobalSelfie. NASA plans on using the pictures to create a mosaic image of the Earth, for release in May. Here's a tiny sample of the #GlobalSelfies on Twitter right now. --Catherine GarciaHi @NASA ! Happy Earth Day from Violet in beautiful Chicago! #GlobalSelfie pic.twitter.com/ywSN349bIA— Violet_Pug (@Violet_Pug) April 23, 2014I may not be on #EarthRightNow, but my stunt double is. #GlobalSelfie...
  • Retailers are bickering over how to help Bangladeshi garment factory workers

    By Catherine Garcia
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:17 pm
    One year after the Rana Plaza factory in Bangladesh collapsed, killing 1,129 workers, Western retailers and apparel brands are divided into two factions, both trying to improve conditions but disagreeing about everything from inspection processes to how to best help garment workers, The New York Times reports.The Bangladesh Accord for Fire and Building Safety has more than 150 members, including the European brands H&M and Mango. The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety counts as members 26 American and Canadian companies, including Target, Walmart, and Gap. The predominantly American…
  • Watch 'Puttin' on the Ritz' as a psychedelic, Mad Men–era fever dream

    By <a href="/author/peter-weber" ><span class="byline">Peter Weber</span></a>
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:37 pm
    I want to say maybe this is like an episode of Mad Men — or I Love Lucy, for that matter — as reinterpreted by a puppeteer tripping on psychedelics? In what's apparently becoming a trend — a welcome one — the band Pomplamoose just released a visually arresting video for an irresistibly catchy cover version of a classic song as a form of self-promotion. In this case, the song is Irving Berlin's "Puttin' On the Ritz," fair game ever since Taco covered the song in 1982.Neither cover has much to do with Fred Astair's iconic rendition, but Pomplamoose — duo Jack…
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  • To bring attention to a vanishing animal, rock band Portugal. The Man releases a disappearing record

    By Catherine Garcia
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:58 am
    To draw attention to the plight of the endangered Sumatran tiger, rock group Portugal. The Man has released a limited edition record that literally disappears after repeated listens.The band collaborated with the Smithsonian's National Zoological Park Conversation Biology Institute and ad agency DDB to release "Sumatran Tiger," inspired by the beautiful animals that inhabit the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Because there are only an estimated 400 tigers left in the world, the band pressed only 400 numbered vinyl albums and sent them out to "influencers from all walks of life," including…
  • Watch Stephen Colbert's first Letterman Top 10 list

    By <a href="/author/peter-weber" ><span class="byline">Peter Weber</span></a>
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:51 am
    After being teased with a snippet of the long-awaited interview between longtime Late Night host David Letterman and his anointed successor, Stephen Colbert, we now have the full 12-minute conversation. Colbert and Letterman talk family, Colbert's near-internship (and writing job) at Late Night, and dogs, among other topics.The interview is interesting for its extended look at out-of-character Stephen Colbert, but it also provides a glimpse into Colbert's before-he-was-famous humor stylings: Starting at about the 7:50 mark, Colbert brings out a Top 10 list he submitted to Letterman in 1997,…
  • NASA and the world observe Earth Day with #GlobalSelfie

    By Catherine Garcia
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:46 pm
    To celebrate Earth Day, NASA invited everyone on the planet with a Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Flickr, or Instagram account to upload a photo of their corner of the world with the hashtag #GlobalSelfie. NASA plans on using the pictures to create a mosaic image of the Earth, for release in May. Here's a tiny sample of the #GlobalSelfies on Twitter right now. --Catherine GarciaHi @NASA ! Happy Earth Day from Violet in beautiful Chicago! #GlobalSelfie pic.twitter.com/ywSN349bIA— Violet_Pug (@Violet_Pug) April 23, 2014I may not be on #EarthRightNow, but my stunt double is. #GlobalSelfie...
  • Retailers are bickering over how to help Bangladeshi garment factory workers

    By Catherine Garcia
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:17 pm
    One year after the Rana Plaza factory in Bangladesh collapsed, killing 1,129 workers, Western retailers and apparel brands are divided into two factions, both trying to improve conditions but disagreeing about everything from inspection processes to how to best help garment workers, The New York Times reports.The Bangladesh Accord for Fire and Building Safety has more than 150 members, including the European brands H&M and Mango. The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety counts as members 26 American and Canadian companies, including Target, Walmart, and Gap. The predominantly American…
  • Watch 'Puttin' on the Ritz' as a psychedelic, Mad Men–era fever dream

    By <a href="/author/peter-weber" ><span class="byline">Peter Weber</span></a>
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:37 pm
    I want to say maybe this is like an episode of Mad Men — or I Love Lucy, for that matter — as reinterpreted by a puppeteer tripping on psychedelics? In what's apparently becoming a trend — a welcome one — the band Pomplamoose just released a visually arresting video for an irresistibly catchy cover version of a classic song as a form of self-promotion. In this case, the song is Irving Berlin's "Puttin' On the Ritz," fair game ever since Taco covered the song in 1982.Neither cover has much to do with Fred Astair's iconic rendition, but Pomplamoose — duo Jack…
 
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  • General Mills backed down from its controversial lawsuit policy. But the problem isn't over.

    By <a href="/author/john-aziz" ><span class="byline">John Aziz</span></a>
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:40 am
    Class action lawsuits are an efficient way for wronged individuals — who may lack funds and legal expertise — to fight back against the powerful legal muscle of big business. One very famous example is the case of Erin Brockovich, who built a class action lawsuit that successfully sued Pacific Gas and Electric over contamination of drinking water.A lone consumer wronged by a large corporation might struggle to foot the bill to hire the legal firepower necessary to win their case in court. But hundreds or thousands of consumers claiming similar injuries or damages from the same…
  • The 8 traits of every fearless job hunter

    By Jane Bianchi
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:54 am
    Why is it that some people just seem to effortlessly climb the career ladder? You know these folks we speak of: They always know how to dazzle during an interview, and they have a knack for nabbing that prime position before it's even posted.What's their secret?According to the authors of Fearless Job Hunting: Powerful Psychological Strategies for Getting the Job You Want, these are people who have mastered the job hunt by not only honing their skills but also building up the psychological know-how to get through a sometimes soul-crushing process.We tapped two of the book's coauthors…
  • Personal finance tips: The safest way to pay, and more

    By <a href="/author/sergio-hernandez" ><span class="byline">Sergio Hernandez</span></a>
    21 Apr 2014 | 3:13 am
    Making salaries transparentIt's time to break the salary taboo, said Claire Zillman at CNN. "Very few of us gab about how much money we earn with co-workers," and about half of all workers say "discussion of wage and salary information is discouraged or prohibited by their employers or could lead to punishment." But "salary transparency gives workers ammo to advocate for themselves" during pay negotiations and helps workers know whether they are underpaid. It can also "work to a company's benefit," because it encourages lower-paid workers to "strive to be more productive." Plus, businesses…
  • Matt Taibbi on vampire squid, journalistic outrage, and Obama's flaccid approach to financial crime

    By Andy Meek
    21 Apr 2014 | 3:10 am
    Matt Taibbi is still fuming about the "vampire squid" of high finance.The Rolling Stone reporter who famously tagged Goldman Sachs as "a great vampire squid, wrapped around the face of humanity" — a phrase that is now so embedded in the cultural lexicon that he wonders if it will be on his gravestone — is well-known for his polemics against banks and Wall Street's bad actors. For his new book, The Divide, he decided to carry that journalistic interest to its logical extension.Taibbi's book is about the wealth gap in the U.S., the people who play fast and loose with the rules…
  • Entrepreneurs: A dying breed?

    By LearnVest
    19 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    Building and running your own business is, for many people, part of the American Dream. But new research from the Kauffman Foundation indicates that business creation declined in 2013.That's not necessarily a bad thing. In recent years, many people who started their own businesses did so out of necessity because they were unable to find other work due to the recession.Last year, 280 out of 100,000 adults started businesses, compared to 300 out of 100,00 in 2012. Unemployment is at its lowest level in years, and people are more likely to seek work at an existing company rather than striking...
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  • To bring attention to a vanishing animal, rock band Portugal. The Man releases a disappearing record

    By Catherine Garcia
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:58 am
    To draw attention to the plight of the endangered Sumatran tiger, rock group Portugal. The Man has released a limited edition record that literally disappears after repeated listens.The band collaborated with the Smithsonian's National Zoological Park Conversation Biology Institute and ad agency DDB to release "Sumatran Tiger," inspired by the beautiful animals that inhabit the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Because there are only an estimated 400 tigers left in the world, the band pressed only 400 numbered vinyl albums and sent them out to "influencers from all walks of life," including…
  • Watch Stephen Colbert's first Letterman Top 10 list

    By <a href="/author/peter-weber" ><span class="byline">Peter Weber</span></a>
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:51 am
    After being teased with a snippet of the long-awaited interview between longtime Late Night host David Letterman and his anointed successor, Stephen Colbert, we now have the full 12-minute conversation. Colbert and Letterman talk family, Colbert's near-internship (and writing job) at Late Night, and dogs, among other topics.The interview is interesting for its extended look at out-of-character Stephen Colbert, but it also provides a glimpse into Colbert's before-he-was-famous humor stylings: Starting at about the 7:50 mark, Colbert brings out a Top 10 list he submitted to Letterman in 1997,…
  • NASA and the world observe Earth Day with #GlobalSelfie

    By Catherine Garcia
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:46 pm
    To celebrate Earth Day, NASA invited everyone on the planet with a Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Flickr, or Instagram account to upload a photo of their corner of the world with the hashtag #GlobalSelfie. NASA plans on using the pictures to create a mosaic image of the Earth, for release in May. Here's a tiny sample of the #GlobalSelfies on Twitter right now. --Catherine GarciaHi @NASA ! Happy Earth Day from Violet in beautiful Chicago! #GlobalSelfie pic.twitter.com/ywSN349bIA— Violet_Pug (@Violet_Pug) April 23, 2014I may not be on #EarthRightNow, but my stunt double is. #GlobalSelfie...
  • Retailers are bickering over how to help Bangladeshi garment factory workers

    By Catherine Garcia
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:17 pm
    One year after the Rana Plaza factory in Bangladesh collapsed, killing 1,129 workers, Western retailers and apparel brands are divided into two factions, both trying to improve conditions but disagreeing about everything from inspection processes to how to best help garment workers, The New York Times reports.The Bangladesh Accord for Fire and Building Safety has more than 150 members, including the European brands H&M and Mango. The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety counts as members 26 American and Canadian companies, including Target, Walmart, and Gap. The predominantly American…
  • Watch 'Puttin' on the Ritz' as a psychedelic, Mad Men–era fever dream

    By <a href="/author/peter-weber" ><span class="byline">Peter Weber</span></a>
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:37 pm
    I want to say maybe this is like an episode of Mad Men — or I Love Lucy, for that matter — as reinterpreted by a puppeteer tripping on psychedelics? In what's apparently becoming a trend — a welcome one — the band Pomplamoose just released a visually arresting video for an irresistibly catchy cover version of a classic song as a form of self-promotion. In this case, the song is Irving Berlin's "Puttin' On the Ritz," fair game ever since Taco covered the song in 1982.Neither cover has much to do with Fred Astair's iconic rendition, but Pomplamoose — duo Jack…
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  • To bring attention to a vanishing animal, rock band Portugal. The Man releases a disappearing record

    By Catherine Garcia
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:58 am
    To draw attention to the plight of the endangered Sumatran tiger, rock group Portugal. The Man has released a limited edition record that literally disappears after repeated listens.The band collaborated with the Smithsonian's National Zoological Park Conversation Biology Institute and ad agency DDB to release "Sumatran Tiger," inspired by the beautiful animals that inhabit the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Because there are only an estimated 400 tigers left in the world, the band pressed only 400 numbered vinyl albums and sent them out to "influencers from all walks of life," including…
  • Watch Stephen Colbert's first Letterman Top 10 list

    By <a href="/author/peter-weber" ><span class="byline">Peter Weber</span></a>
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:51 am
    After being teased with a snippet of the long-awaited interview between longtime Late Night host David Letterman and his anointed successor, Stephen Colbert, we now have the full 12-minute conversation. Colbert and Letterman talk family, Colbert's near-internship (and writing job) at Late Night, and dogs, among other topics.The interview is interesting for its extended look at out-of-character Stephen Colbert, but it also provides a glimpse into Colbert's before-he-was-famous humor stylings: Starting at about the 7:50 mark, Colbert brings out a Top 10 list he submitted to Letterman in 1997,…
  • NASA and the world observe Earth Day with #GlobalSelfie

    By Catherine Garcia
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:46 pm
    To celebrate Earth Day, NASA invited everyone on the planet with a Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Flickr, or Instagram account to upload a photo of their corner of the world with the hashtag #GlobalSelfie. NASA plans on using the pictures to create a mosaic image of the Earth, for release in May. Here's a tiny sample of the #GlobalSelfies on Twitter right now. --Catherine GarciaHi @NASA ! Happy Earth Day from Violet in beautiful Chicago! #GlobalSelfie pic.twitter.com/ywSN349bIA— Violet_Pug (@Violet_Pug) April 23, 2014I may not be on #EarthRightNow, but my stunt double is. #GlobalSelfie...
  • Retailers are bickering over how to help Bangladeshi garment factory workers

    By Catherine Garcia
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:17 pm
    One year after the Rana Plaza factory in Bangladesh collapsed, killing 1,129 workers, Western retailers and apparel brands are divided into two factions, both trying to improve conditions but disagreeing about everything from inspection processes to how to best help garment workers, The New York Times reports.The Bangladesh Accord for Fire and Building Safety has more than 150 members, including the European brands H&M and Mango. The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety counts as members 26 American and Canadian companies, including Target, Walmart, and Gap. The predominantly American…
  • Watch 'Puttin' on the Ritz' as a psychedelic, Mad Men–era fever dream

    By <a href="/author/peter-weber" ><span class="byline">Peter Weber</span></a>
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:37 pm
    I want to say maybe this is like an episode of Mad Men — or I Love Lucy, for that matter — as reinterpreted by a puppeteer tripping on psychedelics? In what's apparently becoming a trend — a welcome one — the band Pomplamoose just released a visually arresting video for an irresistibly catchy cover version of a classic song as a form of self-promotion. In this case, the song is Irving Berlin's "Puttin' On the Ritz," fair game ever since Taco covered the song in 1982.Neither cover has much to do with Fred Astair's iconic rendition, but Pomplamoose — duo Jack…
 
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    To draw attention to the plight of the endangered Sumatran tiger, rock group Portugal. The Man has released a limited edition record that literally disappears after repeated listens.The band collaborated with the Smithsonian's National Zoological Park Conversation Biology Institute and ad agency DDB to release "Sumatran Tiger," inspired by the beautiful animals that inhabit the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Because there are only an estimated 400 tigers left in the world, the band pressed only 400 numbered vinyl albums and sent them out to "influencers from all walks of life," including…
  • Watch Stephen Colbert's first Letterman Top 10 list

    By <a href="/author/peter-weber" ><span class="byline">Peter Weber</span></a>
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:51 am
    After being teased with a snippet of the long-awaited interview between longtime Late Night host David Letterman and his anointed successor, Stephen Colbert, we now have the full 12-minute conversation. Colbert and Letterman talk family, Colbert's near-internship (and writing job) at Late Night, and dogs, among other topics.The interview is interesting for its extended look at out-of-character Stephen Colbert, but it also provides a glimpse into Colbert's before-he-was-famous humor stylings: Starting at about the 7:50 mark, Colbert brings out a Top 10 list he submitted to Letterman in 1997,…
  • NASA and the world observe Earth Day with #GlobalSelfie

    By Catherine Garcia
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:46 pm
    To celebrate Earth Day, NASA invited everyone on the planet with a Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Flickr, or Instagram account to upload a photo of their corner of the world with the hashtag #GlobalSelfie. NASA plans on using the pictures to create a mosaic image of the Earth, for release in May. Here's a tiny sample of the #GlobalSelfies on Twitter right now. --Catherine GarciaHi @NASA ! Happy Earth Day from Violet in beautiful Chicago! #GlobalSelfie pic.twitter.com/ywSN349bIA— Violet_Pug (@Violet_Pug) April 23, 2014I may not be on #EarthRightNow, but my stunt double is. #GlobalSelfie...
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    By Catherine Garcia
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:17 pm
    One year after the Rana Plaza factory in Bangladesh collapsed, killing 1,129 workers, Western retailers and apparel brands are divided into two factions, both trying to improve conditions but disagreeing about everything from inspection processes to how to best help garment workers, The New York Times reports.The Bangladesh Accord for Fire and Building Safety has more than 150 members, including the European brands H&M and Mango. The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety counts as members 26 American and Canadian companies, including Target, Walmart, and Gap. The predominantly American…
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    22 Apr 2014 | 10:37 pm
    I want to say maybe this is like an episode of Mad Men — or I Love Lucy, for that matter — as reinterpreted by a puppeteer tripping on psychedelics? In what's apparently becoming a trend — a welcome one — the band Pomplamoose just released a visually arresting video for an irresistibly catchy cover version of a classic song as a form of self-promotion. In this case, the song is Irving Berlin's "Puttin' On the Ritz," fair game ever since Taco covered the song in 1982.Neither cover has much to do with Fred Astair's iconic rendition, but Pomplamoose — duo Jack…
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    To draw attention to the plight of the endangered Sumatran tiger, rock group Portugal. The Man has released a limited edition record that literally disappears after repeated listens.The band collaborated with the Smithsonian's National Zoological Park Conversation Biology Institute and ad agency DDB to release "Sumatran Tiger," inspired by the beautiful animals that inhabit the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Because there are only an estimated 400 tigers left in the world, the band pressed only 400 numbered vinyl albums and sent them out to "influencers from all walks of life," including…
  • Watch Stephen Colbert's first Letterman Top 10 list

    By <a href="/author/peter-weber" ><span class="byline">Peter Weber</span></a>
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:51 am
    After being teased with a snippet of the long-awaited interview between longtime Late Night host David Letterman and his anointed successor, Stephen Colbert, we now have the full 12-minute conversation. Colbert and Letterman talk family, Colbert's near-internship (and writing job) at Late Night, and dogs, among other topics.The interview is interesting for its extended look at out-of-character Stephen Colbert, but it also provides a glimpse into Colbert's before-he-was-famous humor stylings: Starting at about the 7:50 mark, Colbert brings out a Top 10 list he submitted to Letterman in 1997,…
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    By Catherine Garcia
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:46 pm
    To celebrate Earth Day, NASA invited everyone on the planet with a Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Flickr, or Instagram account to upload a photo of their corner of the world with the hashtag #GlobalSelfie. NASA plans on using the pictures to create a mosaic image of the Earth, for release in May. Here's a tiny sample of the #GlobalSelfies on Twitter right now. --Catherine GarciaHi @NASA ! Happy Earth Day from Violet in beautiful Chicago! #GlobalSelfie pic.twitter.com/ywSN349bIA— Violet_Pug (@Violet_Pug) April 23, 2014I may not be on #EarthRightNow, but my stunt double is. #GlobalSelfie...
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    One year after the Rana Plaza factory in Bangladesh collapsed, killing 1,129 workers, Western retailers and apparel brands are divided into two factions, both trying to improve conditions but disagreeing about everything from inspection processes to how to best help garment workers, The New York Times reports.The Bangladesh Accord for Fire and Building Safety has more than 150 members, including the European brands H&M and Mango. The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety counts as members 26 American and Canadian companies, including Target, Walmart, and Gap. The predominantly American…
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    22 Apr 2014 | 10:37 pm
    I want to say maybe this is like an episode of Mad Men — or I Love Lucy, for that matter — as reinterpreted by a puppeteer tripping on psychedelics? In what's apparently becoming a trend — a welcome one — the band Pomplamoose just released a visually arresting video for an irresistibly catchy cover version of a classic song as a form of self-promotion. In this case, the song is Irving Berlin's "Puttin' On the Ritz," fair game ever since Taco covered the song in 1982.Neither cover has much to do with Fred Astair's iconic rendition, but Pomplamoose — duo Jack…
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  • 7 steps to cleaning even the most cluttered closet

    By Natasha Burton
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    April showers bring May flowers — and plenty of rainy days spent indoors. What better way to channel your drizzly weather restlessness than to tackle some much-needed spring cleaning? After all, there's nothing like being forced to stare at your own clutter to spur you into action.One of the toughest organizational projects is, of course, your closet. Whether you're working with a small space, funky layout or too many items you swear you'll wear someday, figuring out what to keep, what to toss, and what to buy more of is a challenge many would prefer to forgo altogether. And not only...
  • Why Mindy Kaling -- not Lena Dunham -- is the body positive icon of the moment

    By <a href="/author/elissa-strauss" ><span class="byline">Elissa Strauss</span></a>
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:22 am
    A not-perfectly-skinny celebrity discussing her not-perfectly-skinny ways is always an occasion for much discussion, even celebration. We unfamous ladies with unfamous, and therefore probably not perfectly skinny, bodies can't help but rejoice when an entertainer who speaks about her relationship to food has a body that actually reflects it. What a marvelous break it is from the all-too-frequent size zeroes gushing about their love of hamburgers and spaghetti carbonara or how chocolate keeps them thin.We regular women recently experienced this particular delight when not-whippet-thin Mindy…
  • The most expensive properties in 11 special edition Monopoly games

    By <a href="/author/arika-okrent" ><span class="byline">Arika Okrent</span></a>
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:18 am
    The board spaces on the original Monopoly game were based on locations in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Through the game, the hoity-toitiest spots for property development, Boardwalk and Park Place, came to symbolize the uppermost reaches of real estate value. Since Parker Brothers (and later, Hasbro) began licensing the game for alternate versions, there have been hundreds of Monopoly offshoots and they all have to pick something to serve as their own Boardwalk and Park Place. If it's a city, they will usually correspond to the fanciest intersection. If it's a country, they'll be the two most…
  • A Shakespeare scholar examines the Bard's influence in House of Cards

    By <a href="/author/ben-pomeroy" ><span class="byline">Ben Pomeroy</span></a>
    21 Apr 2014 | 12:53 pm
    The Netflix drama House of Cards is gripping, dark, and twisted, pitting complex characters against each other in their respective quests for power. And if that rings a bell for you, you're not alone.The show's captivating themes of ambition, jealousy, and political Machiavellianism can also be found in the plays of one William Shakespeare. Indeed, even the most casual reader of the English playwright might have detected an echo of his most famous characters — a hint of Richard the III and Iago in Frank Underwood, perhaps? Or a whiff of Lady MacBeth in Claire Underwood? — in the…
  • 9 ways music can improve your life

    By Eric Barker
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:23 am
    The music you love tells me who you areEver been a bit judgy when you hear someone's taste in music? Of course you have.And you were right — music tells you a lot about someone's personality.Research has learned a great deal about the power of music:1. Your musical taste does accurately tell me about you, including your politics.2. Your musical taste is influenced by your parents.3. You love your favorite song because it's associated with an intense emotional experience in your life.4. The music you enjoyed when you were 20 you will probably love for the rest of your life.5. And... More
 
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    To draw attention to the plight of the endangered Sumatran tiger, rock group Portugal. The Man has released a limited edition record that literally disappears after repeated listens.The band collaborated with the Smithsonian's National Zoological Park Conversation Biology Institute and ad agency DDB to release "Sumatran Tiger," inspired by the beautiful animals that inhabit the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Because there are only an estimated 400 tigers left in the world, the band pressed only 400 numbered vinyl albums and sent them out to "influencers from all walks of life," including…
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    By <a href="/author/peter-weber" ><span class="byline">Peter Weber</span></a>
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:51 am
    After being teased with a snippet of the long-awaited interview between longtime Late Night host David Letterman and his anointed successor, Stephen Colbert, we now have the full 12-minute conversation. Colbert and Letterman talk family, Colbert's near-internship (and writing job) at Late Night, and dogs, among other topics.The interview is interesting for its extended look at out-of-character Stephen Colbert, but it also provides a glimpse into Colbert's before-he-was-famous humor stylings: Starting at about the 7:50 mark, Colbert brings out a Top 10 list he submitted to Letterman in 1997,…
  • NASA and the world observe Earth Day with #GlobalSelfie

    By Catherine Garcia
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:46 pm
    To celebrate Earth Day, NASA invited everyone on the planet with a Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Flickr, or Instagram account to upload a photo of their corner of the world with the hashtag #GlobalSelfie. NASA plans on using the pictures to create a mosaic image of the Earth, for release in May. Here's a tiny sample of the #GlobalSelfies on Twitter right now. --Catherine GarciaHi @NASA ! Happy Earth Day from Violet in beautiful Chicago! #GlobalSelfie pic.twitter.com/ywSN349bIA— Violet_Pug (@Violet_Pug) April 23, 2014I may not be on #EarthRightNow, but my stunt double is. #GlobalSelfie...
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    By Catherine Garcia
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:17 pm
    One year after the Rana Plaza factory in Bangladesh collapsed, killing 1,129 workers, Western retailers and apparel brands are divided into two factions, both trying to improve conditions but disagreeing about everything from inspection processes to how to best help garment workers, The New York Times reports.The Bangladesh Accord for Fire and Building Safety has more than 150 members, including the European brands H&M and Mango. The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety counts as members 26 American and Canadian companies, including Target, Walmart, and Gap. The predominantly American…
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    By <a href="/author/peter-weber" ><span class="byline">Peter Weber</span></a>
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:37 pm
    I want to say maybe this is like an episode of Mad Men — or I Love Lucy, for that matter — as reinterpreted by a puppeteer tripping on psychedelics? In what's apparently becoming a trend — a welcome one — the band Pomplamoose just released a visually arresting video for an irresistibly catchy cover version of a classic song as a form of self-promotion. In this case, the song is Irving Berlin's "Puttin' On the Ritz," fair game ever since Taco covered the song in 1982.Neither cover has much to do with Fred Astair's iconic rendition, but Pomplamoose — duo Jack…
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    To draw attention to the plight of the endangered Sumatran tiger, rock group Portugal. The Man has released a limited edition record that literally disappears after repeated listens.The band collaborated with the Smithsonian's National Zoological Park Conversation Biology Institute and ad agency DDB to release "Sumatran Tiger," inspired by the beautiful animals that inhabit the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Because there are only an estimated 400 tigers left in the world, the band pressed only 400 numbered vinyl albums and sent them out to "influencers from all walks of life," including…
  • Watch Stephen Colbert's first Letterman Top 10 list

    By <a href="/author/peter-weber" ><span class="byline">Peter Weber</span></a>
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:51 am
    After being teased with a snippet of the long-awaited interview between longtime Late Night host David Letterman and his anointed successor, Stephen Colbert, we now have the full 12-minute conversation. Colbert and Letterman talk family, Colbert's near-internship (and writing job) at Late Night, and dogs, among other topics.The interview is interesting for its extended look at out-of-character Stephen Colbert, but it also provides a glimpse into Colbert's before-he-was-famous humor stylings: Starting at about the 7:50 mark, Colbert brings out a Top 10 list he submitted to Letterman in 1997,…
  • NASA and the world observe Earth Day with #GlobalSelfie

    By Catherine Garcia
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    To celebrate Earth Day, NASA invited everyone on the planet with a Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Flickr, or Instagram account to upload a photo of their corner of the world with the hashtag #GlobalSelfie. NASA plans on using the pictures to create a mosaic image of the Earth, for release in May. Here's a tiny sample of the #GlobalSelfies on Twitter right now. --Catherine GarciaHi @NASA ! Happy Earth Day from Violet in beautiful Chicago! #GlobalSelfie pic.twitter.com/ywSN349bIA— Violet_Pug (@Violet_Pug) April 23, 2014I may not be on #EarthRightNow, but my stunt double is. #GlobalSelfie...
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    One year after the Rana Plaza factory in Bangladesh collapsed, killing 1,129 workers, Western retailers and apparel brands are divided into two factions, both trying to improve conditions but disagreeing about everything from inspection processes to how to best help garment workers, The New York Times reports.The Bangladesh Accord for Fire and Building Safety has more than 150 members, including the European brands H&M and Mango. The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety counts as members 26 American and Canadian companies, including Target, Walmart, and Gap. The predominantly American…
  • Watch 'Puttin' on the Ritz' as a psychedelic, Mad Men–era fever dream

    By <a href="/author/peter-weber" ><span class="byline">Peter Weber</span></a>
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:37 pm
    I want to say maybe this is like an episode of Mad Men — or I Love Lucy, for that matter — as reinterpreted by a puppeteer tripping on psychedelics? In what's apparently becoming a trend — a welcome one — the band Pomplamoose just released a visually arresting video for an irresistibly catchy cover version of a classic song as a form of self-promotion. In this case, the song is Irving Berlin's "Puttin' On the Ritz," fair game ever since Taco covered the song in 1982.Neither cover has much to do with Fred Astair's iconic rendition, but Pomplamoose — duo Jack…
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    To draw attention to the plight of the endangered Sumatran tiger, rock group Portugal. The Man has released a limited edition record that literally disappears after repeated listens.The band collaborated with the Smithsonian's National Zoological Park Conversation Biology Institute and ad agency DDB to release "Sumatran Tiger," inspired by the beautiful animals that inhabit the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Because there are only an estimated 400 tigers left in the world, the band pressed only 400 numbered vinyl albums and sent them out to "influencers from all walks of life," including…
  • Watch Stephen Colbert's first Letterman Top 10 list

    By <a href="/author/peter-weber" ><span class="byline">Peter Weber</span></a>
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:51 am
    After being teased with a snippet of the long-awaited interview between longtime Late Night host David Letterman and his anointed successor, Stephen Colbert, we now have the full 12-minute conversation. Colbert and Letterman talk family, Colbert's near-internship (and writing job) at Late Night, and dogs, among other topics.The interview is interesting for its extended look at out-of-character Stephen Colbert, but it also provides a glimpse into Colbert's before-he-was-famous humor stylings: Starting at about the 7:50 mark, Colbert brings out a Top 10 list he submitted to Letterman in 1997,…
  • NASA and the world observe Earth Day with #GlobalSelfie

    By Catherine Garcia
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:46 pm
    To celebrate Earth Day, NASA invited everyone on the planet with a Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Flickr, or Instagram account to upload a photo of their corner of the world with the hashtag #GlobalSelfie. NASA plans on using the pictures to create a mosaic image of the Earth, for release in May. Here's a tiny sample of the #GlobalSelfies on Twitter right now. --Catherine GarciaHi @NASA ! Happy Earth Day from Violet in beautiful Chicago! #GlobalSelfie pic.twitter.com/ywSN349bIA— Violet_Pug (@Violet_Pug) April 23, 2014I may not be on #EarthRightNow, but my stunt double is. #GlobalSelfie...
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    22 Apr 2014 | 11:17 pm
    One year after the Rana Plaza factory in Bangladesh collapsed, killing 1,129 workers, Western retailers and apparel brands are divided into two factions, both trying to improve conditions but disagreeing about everything from inspection processes to how to best help garment workers, The New York Times reports.The Bangladesh Accord for Fire and Building Safety has more than 150 members, including the European brands H&M and Mango. The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety counts as members 26 American and Canadian companies, including Target, Walmart, and Gap. The predominantly American…
  • Watch 'Puttin' on the Ritz' as a psychedelic, Mad Men–era fever dream

    By <a href="/author/peter-weber" ><span class="byline">Peter Weber</span></a>
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:37 pm
    I want to say maybe this is like an episode of Mad Men — or I Love Lucy, for that matter — as reinterpreted by a puppeteer tripping on psychedelics? In what's apparently becoming a trend — a welcome one — the band Pomplamoose just released a visually arresting video for an irresistibly catchy cover version of a classic song as a form of self-promotion. In this case, the song is Irving Berlin's "Puttin' On the Ritz," fair game ever since Taco covered the song in 1982.Neither cover has much to do with Fred Astair's iconic rendition, but Pomplamoose — duo Jack…
 
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    To draw attention to the plight of the endangered Sumatran tiger, rock group Portugal. The Man has released a limited edition record that literally disappears after repeated listens.The band collaborated with the Smithsonian's National Zoological Park Conversation Biology Institute and ad agency DDB to release "Sumatran Tiger," inspired by the beautiful animals that inhabit the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Because there are only an estimated 400 tigers left in the world, the band pressed only 400 numbered vinyl albums and sent them out to "influencers from all walks of life," including…
  • Watch Stephen Colbert's first Letterman Top 10 list

    By <a href="/author/peter-weber" ><span class="byline">Peter Weber</span></a>
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:51 am
    After being teased with a snippet of the long-awaited interview between longtime Late Night host David Letterman and his anointed successor, Stephen Colbert, we now have the full 12-minute conversation. Colbert and Letterman talk family, Colbert's near-internship (and writing job) at Late Night, and dogs, among other topics.The interview is interesting for its extended look at out-of-character Stephen Colbert, but it also provides a glimpse into Colbert's before-he-was-famous humor stylings: Starting at about the 7:50 mark, Colbert brings out a Top 10 list he submitted to Letterman in 1997,…
  • NASA and the world observe Earth Day with #GlobalSelfie

    By Catherine Garcia
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:46 pm
    To celebrate Earth Day, NASA invited everyone on the planet with a Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Flickr, or Instagram account to upload a photo of their corner of the world with the hashtag #GlobalSelfie. NASA plans on using the pictures to create a mosaic image of the Earth, for release in May. Here's a tiny sample of the #GlobalSelfies on Twitter right now. --Catherine GarciaHi @NASA ! Happy Earth Day from Violet in beautiful Chicago! #GlobalSelfie pic.twitter.com/ywSN349bIA— Violet_Pug (@Violet_Pug) April 23, 2014I may not be on #EarthRightNow, but my stunt double is. #GlobalSelfie...
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    One year after the Rana Plaza factory in Bangladesh collapsed, killing 1,129 workers, Western retailers and apparel brands are divided into two factions, both trying to improve conditions but disagreeing about everything from inspection processes to how to best help garment workers, The New York Times reports.The Bangladesh Accord for Fire and Building Safety has more than 150 members, including the European brands H&M and Mango. The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety counts as members 26 American and Canadian companies, including Target, Walmart, and Gap. The predominantly American…
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    By <a href="/author/peter-weber" ><span class="byline">Peter Weber</span></a>
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:37 pm
    I want to say maybe this is like an episode of Mad Men — or I Love Lucy, for that matter — as reinterpreted by a puppeteer tripping on psychedelics? In what's apparently becoming a trend — a welcome one — the band Pomplamoose just released a visually arresting video for an irresistibly catchy cover version of a classic song as a form of self-promotion. In this case, the song is Irving Berlin's "Puttin' On the Ritz," fair game ever since Taco covered the song in 1982.Neither cover has much to do with Fred Astair's iconic rendition, but Pomplamoose — duo Jack…
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    By Natasha Burton
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    April showers bring May flowers — and plenty of rainy days spent indoors. What better way to channel your drizzly weather restlessness than to tackle some much-needed spring cleaning? After all, there's nothing like being forced to stare at your own clutter to spur you into action.One of the toughest organizational projects is, of course, your closet. Whether you're working with a small space, funky layout or too many items you swear you'll wear someday, figuring out what to keep, what to toss, and what to buy more of is a challenge many would prefer to forgo altogether. And not only...
  • The most expensive properties in 11 special edition Monopoly games

    By <a href="/author/arika-okrent" ><span class="byline">Arika Okrent</span></a>
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:18 am
    The board spaces on the original Monopoly game were based on locations in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Through the game, the hoity-toitiest spots for property development, Boardwalk and Park Place, came to symbolize the uppermost reaches of real estate value. Since Parker Brothers (and later, Hasbro) began licensing the game for alternate versions, there have been hundreds of Monopoly offshoots and they all have to pick something to serve as their own Boardwalk and Park Place. If it's a city, they will usually correspond to the fanciest intersection. If it's a country, they'll be the two most…
  • The flying fire-breathing dragon

    By The Week Staff
    19 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Hammacher Schlemmer is now selling "one of the most insane remote-controlled flying machines" ever made, said Dave LeClair at Gizmag. Forget about airplanes or helicopters. The Flying Fire-Breathing Dragon ($60,000) is a mechanical beast with a 9-foot wing span, and it breathes flames that travel up to 3 feet. The dragon can reach 70 mph during flights lasting a maximum of about 10 minutes. The eyes glow red while the head rotates in the direction of each turn. The turbine engine in the creature's chest runs on jet fuel or kerosene. More
  • How to cook like a Game of Thrones character

    By Lisa Siva
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    We have a confession to make. For all our talk of warm-weather eating, we're about to break our cardinal food rule: forget those sunny pastas and springtime veggies — this weekend, we feast like winter is coming. Because if there's any excuse to part with your seasonal sensibility, it's the latest episode of Game of Thrones.After the Red Wedding last summer, there's no telling what might happen. Invasion from the north? Revenge of the Starks? (Okay, definitely revenge.) Whatever lies ahead, you can't face it on an empty stomach, so we rounded up the essential dishes for a…
  • House hunting: 7 fantastic homes under $1 million

    By The Week Staff
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Independence, Minn. This four-bedroom house is set on 10 wooded acres on the edge of a wetland. Interior features include hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, an exercise room, and three fireplaces. More than 100 windows and a deck allow for expansive views of the property. $849,000. Zinn Family Realtors, Coldwell Banker Burnet, (952) 474-4444. ** Charles Town, W. Va. Happy Retreat, built in 1780, was once the home of Col. Charles Washington, George's younger brother. Buildings on the six-acre lot include an eight-bedroom manor house, a smokehouse, and an octagonal wooden schoolhouse. The...
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    To draw attention to the plight of the endangered Sumatran tiger, rock group Portugal. The Man has released a limited edition record that literally disappears after repeated listens.The band collaborated with the Smithsonian's National Zoological Park Conversation Biology Institute and ad agency DDB to release "Sumatran Tiger," inspired by the beautiful animals that inhabit the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Because there are only an estimated 400 tigers left in the world, the band pressed only 400 numbered vinyl albums and sent them out to "influencers from all walks of life," including…
  • Watch Stephen Colbert's first Letterman Top 10 list

    By <a href="/author/peter-weber" ><span class="byline">Peter Weber</span></a>
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:51 am
    After being teased with a snippet of the long-awaited interview between longtime Late Night host David Letterman and his anointed successor, Stephen Colbert, we now have the full 12-minute conversation. Colbert and Letterman talk family, Colbert's near-internship (and writing job) at Late Night, and dogs, among other topics.The interview is interesting for its extended look at out-of-character Stephen Colbert, but it also provides a glimpse into Colbert's before-he-was-famous humor stylings: Starting at about the 7:50 mark, Colbert brings out a Top 10 list he submitted to Letterman in 1997,…
  • NASA and the world observe Earth Day with #GlobalSelfie

    By Catherine Garcia
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    To celebrate Earth Day, NASA invited everyone on the planet with a Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Flickr, or Instagram account to upload a photo of their corner of the world with the hashtag #GlobalSelfie. NASA plans on using the pictures to create a mosaic image of the Earth, for release in May. Here's a tiny sample of the #GlobalSelfies on Twitter right now. --Catherine GarciaHi @NASA ! Happy Earth Day from Violet in beautiful Chicago! #GlobalSelfie pic.twitter.com/ywSN349bIA— Violet_Pug (@Violet_Pug) April 23, 2014I may not be on #EarthRightNow, but my stunt double is. #GlobalSelfie...
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    22 Apr 2014 | 11:17 pm
    One year after the Rana Plaza factory in Bangladesh collapsed, killing 1,129 workers, Western retailers and apparel brands are divided into two factions, both trying to improve conditions but disagreeing about everything from inspection processes to how to best help garment workers, The New York Times reports.The Bangladesh Accord for Fire and Building Safety has more than 150 members, including the European brands H&M and Mango. The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety counts as members 26 American and Canadian companies, including Target, Walmart, and Gap. The predominantly American…
  • Watch 'Puttin' on the Ritz' as a psychedelic, Mad Men–era fever dream

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    I want to say maybe this is like an episode of Mad Men — or I Love Lucy, for that matter — as reinterpreted by a puppeteer tripping on psychedelics? In what's apparently becoming a trend — a welcome one — the band Pomplamoose just released a visually arresting video for an irresistibly catchy cover version of a classic song as a form of self-promotion. In this case, the song is Irving Berlin's "Puttin' On the Ritz," fair game ever since Taco covered the song in 1982.Neither cover has much to do with Fred Astair's iconic rendition, but Pomplamoose — duo Jack…
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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    To draw attention to the plight of the endangered Sumatran tiger, rock group Portugal. The Man has released a limited edition record that literally disappears after repeated listens.The band collaborated with the Smithsonian's National Zoological Park Conversation Biology Institute and ad agency DDB to release "Sumatran Tiger," inspired by the beautiful animals that inhabit the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Because there are only an estimated 400 tigers left in the world, the band pressed only 400 numbered vinyl albums and sent them out to "influencers from all walks of life," including…
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    By Catherine Garcia
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:17 pm
    One year after the Rana Plaza factory in Bangladesh collapsed, killing 1,129 workers, Western retailers and apparel brands are divided into two factions, both trying to improve conditions but disagreeing about everything from inspection processes to how to best help garment workers, The New York Times reports.The Bangladesh Accord for Fire and Building Safety has more than 150 members, including the European brands H&M and Mango. The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety counts as members 26 American and Canadian companies, including Target, Walmart, and Gap. The predominantly American…
  • Watch 'Puttin' on the Ritz' as a psychedelic, Mad Men–era fever dream

    By <a href="/author/peter-weber" ><span class="byline">Peter Weber</span></a>
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:37 pm
    I want to say maybe this is like an episode of Mad Men — or I Love Lucy, for that matter — as reinterpreted by a puppeteer tripping on psychedelics? In what's apparently becoming a trend — a welcome one — the band Pomplamoose just released a visually arresting video for an irresistibly catchy cover version of a classic song as a form of self-promotion. In this case, the song is Irving Berlin's "Puttin' On the Ritz," fair game ever since Taco covered the song in 1982.Neither cover has much to do with Fred Astair's iconic rendition, but Pomplamoose — duo Jack…
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  • To bring attention to a vanishing animal, rock band Portugal. The Man releases a disappearing record

    By Catherine Garcia
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:58 am
    To draw attention to the plight of the endangered Sumatran tiger, rock group Portugal. The Man has released a limited edition record that literally disappears after repeated listens.The band collaborated with the Smithsonian's National Zoological Park Conversation Biology Institute and ad agency DDB to release "Sumatran Tiger," inspired by the beautiful animals that inhabit the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Because there are only an estimated 400 tigers left in the world, the band pressed only 400 numbered vinyl albums and sent them out to "influencers from all walks of life," including…
  • Watch Stephen Colbert's first Letterman Top 10 list

    By <a href="/author/peter-weber" ><span class="byline">Peter Weber</span></a>
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:51 am
    After being teased with a snippet of the long-awaited interview between longtime Late Night host David Letterman and his anointed successor, Stephen Colbert, we now have the full 12-minute conversation. Colbert and Letterman talk family, Colbert's near-internship (and writing job) at Late Night, and dogs, among other topics.The interview is interesting for its extended look at out-of-character Stephen Colbert, but it also provides a glimpse into Colbert's before-he-was-famous humor stylings: Starting at about the 7:50 mark, Colbert brings out a Top 10 list he submitted to Letterman in 1997,…
  • NASA and the world observe Earth Day with #GlobalSelfie

    By Catherine Garcia
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:46 pm
    To celebrate Earth Day, NASA invited everyone on the planet with a Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Flickr, or Instagram account to upload a photo of their corner of the world with the hashtag #GlobalSelfie. NASA plans on using the pictures to create a mosaic image of the Earth, for release in May. Here's a tiny sample of the #GlobalSelfies on Twitter right now. --Catherine GarciaHi @NASA ! Happy Earth Day from Violet in beautiful Chicago! #GlobalSelfie pic.twitter.com/ywSN349bIA— Violet_Pug (@Violet_Pug) April 23, 2014I may not be on #EarthRightNow, but my stunt double is. #GlobalSelfie...
  • Retailers are bickering over how to help Bangladeshi garment factory workers

    By Catherine Garcia
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:17 pm
    One year after the Rana Plaza factory in Bangladesh collapsed, killing 1,129 workers, Western retailers and apparel brands are divided into two factions, both trying to improve conditions but disagreeing about everything from inspection processes to how to best help garment workers, The New York Times reports.The Bangladesh Accord for Fire and Building Safety has more than 150 members, including the European brands H&M and Mango. The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety counts as members 26 American and Canadian companies, including Target, Walmart, and Gap. The predominantly American…
  • Watch 'Puttin' on the Ritz' as a psychedelic, Mad Men–era fever dream

    By <a href="/author/peter-weber" ><span class="byline">Peter Weber</span></a>
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:37 pm
    I want to say maybe this is like an episode of Mad Men — or I Love Lucy, for that matter — as reinterpreted by a puppeteer tripping on psychedelics? In what's apparently becoming a trend — a welcome one — the band Pomplamoose just released a visually arresting video for an irresistibly catchy cover version of a classic song as a form of self-promotion. In this case, the song is Irving Berlin's "Puttin' On the Ritz," fair game ever since Taco covered the song in 1982.Neither cover has much to do with Fred Astair's iconic rendition, but Pomplamoose — duo Jack…
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