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Amadou & Mariam are as experimental—and as political—as ever

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THEY were once called the “blind couple of Mali”, having first met at the country’s Institute for the Young Blind. Now their first names—“Amadou & Mariam”—are all that is needed. The musical duo have come a long way, both geographically and musically, since 1980 when they first started blending Mariam’s velvet vocals with the bluesy Read More

“Last Flag Flying” and the muddled politics of war

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IN 1973, Hal Ashby released “The Last Detail”, a film whose anti-authoritarian politics made it an icon of the counterculture. It is the story of two Navy lifers (Jack Nicholson and Otis Young) tasked with accompanying a young petty thief (Randy Quaid) to military prison. Along the way they show him a good time and Read More

Ralphie May, ‘Last Comic Standing’ Comedian, Dead at 45

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Ralphie May, the stand-up comedian who turned a second-place finish on Last Comic Standing into a successful career in comedy, died Friday in Las Vegas. He was 45. May died of cardiac arrest following a brief battle with pneumonia, Variety reports. In September, May canceled a string of dates from his Unruly stand-up tour due Read More

“Blade Runner 2049” is a flawed replicant

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Note: this review contains plot details SEQUELS to science-fiction thrillers tend to be bigger, louder, more expensive and more expansive than their predecessors—and that’s if they come out after two or three years. Imagine how much bigger and louder a sequel might be if it was made after 35, and you’ll have some idea of Read More

My AIM Is Boo: AOL Shutting Down Instant Messenger Service

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It’s time to let the Running Man run free. AOL is shutting down its instant messaging service, AIM, after a two-decade run. The company announced Friday that the chat app, which launched in 1997, will “no longer work” as of December 15th. Michael Albers, VP of communications product at Oath – the company created following Read More

Parkour’s street stuntmen resent the sport’s new organisers

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A SHIRTLESS man floats through the air, some six or seven stories from the ground. Behind him is the roof of a grubby block of flats. At least five metres (16ft) in front of him and a couple down is another building. Tucked like a diver, he leaps above the abyss, rolls into his landing Read More

Roman Polanski’s Alleged Sexual Assaults: What You Need to Know

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Roman Polanski is known for many things: He’s the director of the classic films like Rosemary’s Baby and Chinatown. He’s the widower of actress Sharon Tate, who was brutally murdered by the Manson Family while she was pregnant with the couple’s child. He won an Academy Award for Best Director in 2003 for his film Read More

How to Choose a Weed Vape Pen

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In 2017, very few Americans have access to clean and safe cannabis oil-filled vape pens. With hash oil cartridges in California still about a year away from being guaranteed to be lab-tested – and stoners in much of the rest of the country largely forced to buy from the black market – purchasing a vape Read More

Are Weed Vape Pens Safe?

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In early 2014, I got my first weed-oil vape pen. It was elegant and silver, with a rechargeable battery that screwed into a transparent cartridge filled with amber-colored marijuana concentrate. I had never liked the feeling of vaporizing actual pot – it wasn’t strong enough, and usually just left me lightheaded – but an oil Read More