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RapGenius.com Could Be the Future For Explaining Rap Lyrics -- And Just About Everything Else -- OnlineOver the last 10 years, websites that rely on crowdsourcing have become some of the most effective information-based products of the Internet revolution. But one unlikely site with roots in New Haven, RapGenius.com, may be altering the future of...
Tags: Barack Obama, U.S. Supreme Court, Slang, Culture, Rap (genre)
Liz Smith"Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult," said Canadian feminist Charlotte Whitton back in the '70s. We don't want to dwell on tragedy -- every day there are losses everywhere. But...
If you stepped into something unexpected today, here's hoping it was related to St. Nicholas Day and not a irresponsible pet owner. Millions of children (and some freaky adults) are finding candy and other assorted junk stuffed into their shoes this...
One of the great past Sundance success stories was "Primer," a mind-bending science-fiction time travel thriller made on a shoestring budget of $7,000 by former engineer Shane Carruth. The film took the top prize at Sundance in 2004 and was nominated...
Aaron Swartz was a wunderkind, a gifted boy who became a remarkable young man. He created a Wikipedia-like Web app and RSS software when he was a teenager. As a college student, he co-founded the website service Reddit. But like a figure in a fairy...
The story may be apocryphal, but according to legend (i.e. Wikipedia) the jazz pianist John Beasley put together his first drum kit at age 2, using kitchen pots and pans. History does not record the title of the debut tune that Beasley performed on his...
ATLANTA — Long after enough blue, white and yellow streamers and confetti fell from the roof to blanket the Georgia Dome floor, Alabama linebacker Nico Johnson sat in front of a locker room stall in the corner and endured the pop quizzes after...
Gun control? Illegal immigration? Sorry, our country has a more important issue to deal with: climate change. As I read Neela Banerjee’s story on the latest report -- a draft of the Third National Climate Assessment -- that adds to the stack of...
email@example.comAs a 12,000-pound crystal ball works its way down a pole in New York City’s Times Square bidding farewell to 2012, people across the United States — including those locally — will raise their cups with cheers and a toast to ring in the...
Well THAT wasn't how the Dixon brothers reunion was supposed to go down! For a second, right after the Governor accused Merle of being a traitor in Sunday night's episode, I was very scared that ol' Merle was going to get killed off right then and...
Double elimination tonight! Finalists! Whee! Apolo & Karina get the encore with their rumba to "Man in the Mirror." Footage from last night: During Shawn & Derek's "Knight Rider Bangra," Len shouted, "I love it! I love it!" So, are they safe or are...
Tags: Music, Alicia Keys, Entertainment Events, Dance, Entertainment
1) He's an American rock drummer. (For a few years I thought he was British.) 2) He was the first rock drummer to organize drum clinics on college campuses, in theaters and in drum stores. 3) He influenced Phil Collins, Neil Peart and John Bonham. (!)...
Tags: Jimmy Page, Phil Collins, Eric Clapton, Rod Stewart
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