Harvard Rescinds Acceptances Over Obscene Memes in Facebook Chat
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Harvard has rescinded acceptances for at least ten prospective students after learning that they were involved in a private Facebook group chat that shared racist and sexually explicit memes. According to the Harvard Crimson, the group chat in question was an offshoot of the main Harvard Class of 2021 Facebook group, and was at one point named “Harvard Memes for Horny Bourgeois Teens.” The chat was started this past December. Cassandra Luca, an incoming freshman who did not take part...

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Trent Reznor Announces Trilogy of Nine Inch Nails EPs
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Nine Inch Nails announced that their 2016 Not the Actual Events EP was the first of a trilogy, according to an email to fans from lead singer, Trent Reznor.  “Did you know Not the Actual Events was the first part of a trilogy of related EPs that will be released about 6-8 months apart? Now you do,” he wrote in the message. If the band is on schedule, the second EP should arrive around July 23rd, ahead of Nine Inch Nails’ first scheduled...

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Trump’s ‘Covfefe’ Is Now on a License Plate in California
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Just because it’s undefinable doesn’t mean it’s undesirable. President Trump is notorious for his Twitter tirades and 140-character missives sent late in the night, but one tweet in particular just won’t seem to go away. As previously reported, on Wednesday, May 31st, Trump infamously tweeted, “Despite the constant negative press covfefe,” a message that clearly pointed to a typo and/or an ill-timed “send.” The word was widely mocked online, with even Hillary Clinton using the made-up word to...

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Apple’s HomePod Puts Siri in a Speaker
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It’s hard not to watch Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s Assistant invade millions of living rooms and not feel like Apple blew an opportunity. Almost six years after Apple announced Siri as a feature on the iPhone 4S, Siri’s still confined to computers and phones. Siri has to be unlocked, activated, and summoned. Alexa and Assistant are omnipresent, always ready and waiting. The closest thing Apple offers is “Hey Siri,” which works approximately never. Now Apple finally has a way to...

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Are Marijuana Getaways The Chicest New Fitness Retreat?
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From green juices to supper clubs, there’s no doubt that the marijuana industry is one of the hottest and fastest-growing. We’ve heard of luxury marijuana tours around the world that satiate your refined palettes, but why not take it to a spiritual level? Grab your girlfriends and go on a Ganja Goddess Getaway! Ganja Goddess Getaways believes that marijuana can be used as a “creative and spiritual tool” that fosters relationships with the inner self, with others, and the world. In their mission...

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Watch Mac DeMarco Bond With Grim Reaper in New ‘One Another’ Video
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Mac DeMarco forms a deep, albeit hilarious, bond with the Grim Reaper in the lighthearted new video for “One Another.” The clip was written and directed by DeMarco’s frequent collaborator, Pierce McGarry. In the video, Death arrives at the musician’s window. DeMarco invites him inside for a grand tour of his home and a MacBook Pro viewing of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. The clip flashes forward to the songwriter on his deathbed.  “Are you still over there, Death?” DeMarco asks. “My time...

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Two Arrested in Ghost Ship Fire That Killed 36 in Oakland Warehouse
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Two people have been arrested in connection to the December Ghost Ship fire that killed 36 people inside an Oakland warehouse, the L.A. Times reports. Derick Ion Almena, 47, the warehouse’s operator and concert promoter who converted the space into an underground venue and living space for local artists, was arrested Monday morning, according to Almeda County Assistant District Attorney Teresa Drenick. Charges have yet to be formally filed. Max Harris, the warehouse’s creative director who had been living in the space...

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This Play Dough Will Teach Your Kids All About Electricity
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Ask a four-year-old how an electrical circuit works, and you’ll get a blank stare in return. Ask a four-year-old how to make the eyes on her monsters light up, and they’ll happily plug an LED into a block of conductive dough while explaining that electricity is making it happen. Children can grasp technical concepts, but they need the right tools. “You need to lead with what kids can do with technology, not the technology itself,” says Bethany Koby. Koby is...

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Lee Ann Womack, Patty Griffin Announce Joint Acoustic Tour
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In a double bill emphasizing both affecting vocal interpretation and potent songwriting ability, Lee Ann Womack and Patty Griffin will team up for a co-headlining tour next month. The joint concerts, titled “An Acoustic Evening With Patty Griffin & Lee Ann Womack” will spotlight sets from both performers as well as collaborations between the pair. For an idea of the women’s chemistry, watch this 2010 performance of Lefty Frizzell’s “Mom and Dad’s Waltz,” with guitarist Buddy Miller, below. In May,...

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See Lanco’s Heartwarming ‘Greatest Love Story’ Video
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Lanco have brought the “Greatest Love Story” to the small screen, sharing a cinematic new video for their heartfelt single. Set in the Eighties, the Justin Key-directed clip follows a young couple from their first, brace-faced meeting through all the trials and tribulations that follow. Keeping with the narrative of the song, the video shows the couple going their separate ways as one goes to college and one stays behind, though – spoiler alert – there is a pretty happy...

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Best Dressed Guests: Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic 2017
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Every year, chic and savvy New Yorkers spend the first Saturday in June popping bottles and toasting to polo in, well, New Jersey. More specifically, Liberty State Park, which, with its stunning views of the skyline across the river, is a totally NYC-approved locale. Especially when it’s hosting the annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic. The 10th iteration of this iconic summertime celebration brought out some major stars, including Kendall Jenner, Nicole Kidman, Priyanka Chopra, and Kate Mara. While every attendee...

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Watch Luke Combs’ Gritty ‘Hurricane’ on ‘Today’
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It’s been a year of firsts for Luke Combs, who topped the country charts last month with his debut single, “Hurricane.” This morning, he made his national television debut on ABC’s Today, playing “Hurricane” with help from a guitar-heavy backup band. As co-host Carson Daly pointed out during a pre-performance interview, Combs recorded “Hurricane” long before he signed a record deal. “After we mastered it,” Combs explains, “we just put it on iTunes in the hopes that people would...

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Review: U2’s ‘The Joshua Tree’ 30th Anniversary Super Deluxe Box Set
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The Joshua Tree, released in 1987, is U2 at their biggest: 11 sweeping, aching anthems to self-doubt, humanity, hope and America-focused anxiety – all straightforward and pop-savvy enough to propel them from arenas to stadiums. It was the fastest-selling album in U.S. chart history when it topped Billboard in 1987, and currently sits at 10 times platinum, an album so huge that the band is playing the record in its entirety on an arena tour 30 years later. The second...

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Hear Bob Dylan Recite His Nobel Prize in Literature Lecture
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Six months after Bob Dylan received the Nobel Prize in Literature at a ceremony he did not attend, the songwriter has fulfilled the award’s criteria by delivering a lecture on the topic to the Swedish Academy. Recorded June 4th in Los Angeles, Dylan’s lecture finds the rock legend discussing both his musical influences like Leadbelly and Buddy Holly alongside literary works that informed his songwriting, including Moby Dick, All Quiet on the Western Front and Homer’s The Odyssey. “The themes from those...

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‘The Mist’: Watch Chilling Trailer for Stephen King TV Adaptation
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A mutilated woman and a winged man spewing moths are just two of the disturbing images in the trailer for Spike TV’s new Stephen King adaptation series, The Mist.   Based on King’s 1980 short story, the series focuses on the Copeland family. School teacher Eve (Alyssa Sutherland), husband Kevin (Morgan Spector) and their rebellious teenage daughter, Alex (Gus Birney) watch as a supernatural fog envelops their small town, ravaging those trapped outside. The clip begins with a soldier barging...

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Flashback: Michael Jordan Hits 1991 Switch Between Hands Layup
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On this day 26 years ago, Michael Jordan pulled off one of the most memorable plays in NBA history. The sequence took place in Game 2 of the 1991 NBA Finals between the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers. After Magic Johnson powered the Lakers to a Game 1 victory in Chicago with a triple-double, it was Jordan who dominated Game 2 with 33 points, 13 assists and seven rebounds. The Bulls outscored the Lakers by 12 points in the...

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Trial Begins for Teen Accused of Urging Boyfriend to Suicide
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A Massachusetts woman is currently on trial for allegedly manipulating her boyfriend via text messages to commit suicide. Michelle Carter was a 17-year-old high school student when, according to the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office, she used text messages to encourage her boyfriend Conrad Roy III to kill himself on July 12th, 2014. Roy, 18, a high school graduate who had just been accepted to Fitchburg State University, rigged up a gasoline-powered water pump and sat in his truck in...

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Virginia Beach: Exploring America’s True Navy Town
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More than 60,000 military veterans live in Virginia Beach. That’s a big number: Other similarly sized cities – Atlanta, Long Beach, Raleigh – have roughly a third that many former military members. Naval Air Station Oceana is the 74-year-old base that handles more than 60,000 takeoffs and landings a This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Virginia Beach: Exploring America’s True Navy...

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Hear Robbie Robertson, Chris Shiflett Talk Bob Dylan, Americana
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Leave it to a Canadian to supposedly “invent” Americana music. A road warrior since the late Fifties, Robbie Robertson left an indelible mark on folk, rock & roll, blues and all points between through the second half of the the 20th century. He’s been the Band’s guitarist. Bob Dylan’s right-hand man. Ringo Starr’s sideman. Martin Scorsese’s go-to film composer. As the newest This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Hear Robbie Robertson, Chris Shiflett Talk Bob Dylan,...

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On the Charts: 50 Years Later, Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Back in Top Three
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The Beatles‘ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band returned to the Top Three of the Billboard 200 for the first time since 1967 as the 50th anniversary reissue of the This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: On the Charts: 50 Years Later, Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Back in Top...

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