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The emerging plan to save the American labor movement

The Center for American Progress (CAP), one of Washington, DC’s most influential liberal think tanks with deep ties to the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton campaign, has proposed a big idea for raising Americans’ wages. A paper by CAP’s David...

/ September 3, 2018

Brazil museum fire: Funding cuts blamed as icon is gutted

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFootage shows the huge scale of the blaze Officials in Brazil have blamed lack of funding for a huge fire that has ravaged the country's National Museum. One of the largest anthropology...

/ September 3, 2018

AMC’s Lodge 49 is an impossible TV show to describe. I love it.

Every week, we pick a new episode of the week. It could be good. It could be bad. It will always be interesting. You can read the archives here. The episode of the week for August 26 through September 1...

/ September 2, 2018

Starry CEO Chet Kanojia will discuss the future of home networks at TechCrunch Disrupt SF

Starry wants to change the way the home internet is delivered. Founded in 2014, the Boston-based startup takes an innovative approach to the space by beaming broadband speed internet through the air, using millimeter waves. The company’s novel technique has...

/ September 2, 2018

5 Home-Studio Must-Haves: Technics, DJTechTools, Genelec, Apogee, Roli

Engineer your tracks for total dance floor domination with this home studio gear. 1. Technics SL-1200GR Direct Drive Turntable The 1200 turn­table is the machine that birthed hip hop and fueled EDM’s rise. This modern redo of the decades-old design...

/ September 2, 2018

A Pennsylvania AMI Smart Meter Survey Reports Horror Stories

By Catherine J. Frompovich Pennsylvanians literally have been screwed figuratively by their state legislature and legislators regarding the totalitarian approach and mandate to retrofitting health-harming utility [electric, natural gas and water] AMI Smart Meters, specifically through committee procedural actions of...

/ September 1, 2018

‘We Gather Here To Mourn The Passing of American Greatness’

Anyone searching for the message and meaning of John McCain’s soaring funeral in the National Cathedral need look no further than the third verse of the Navy Hymn, “Eternal Father, Strong to Save,” the moving prayer that has sent generations...

/ September 1, 2018

The Ecologist on a Mission to Count New York’s Whales

The first thing you notice about ecologist Arthur Kopelman is his giant white beard. The second is the gold whale charm dangling from his earlobe—a symbol of the creature that has consumed his thoughts for decades. “I don't think I’ve...

/ September 1, 2018

20+ Awesome Labor Day Sales (2018) on TVs, Laptops, Switch, Roomba, and More

Labor Day means a lot of things to a lot of people. For some, it honors America's strong labor force, and for others it means the autumn semester is starting and summer is over. For tech buyers, it's one of...

/ September 1, 2018

9 Artists to Watch at the Governors Island Art Fair

Since 2008, the Governors Island Art Fair has been a bastion of contemporary art, with art nonprofit 4heads offering artists, many of whom lack gallery representation, the chance to take over former military housing on Governors Island with their work. This year’s edition, running September...

/ August 31, 2018

Venice 2018 Review: THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS, The Coens Misfire In New Netflix Western

The 75th Venice Biennale seems to have profited considerably from Cannes' war with Netflix this year, allowing lots of gold-tipped content to find what previously might have been an unexpected home here. Yesterday, the critics seemed to respond pretty favourably...

/ August 31, 2018

Early De Palma, Ishii’s ORGIES OF EDO, DJANGO, CRIMSON PEAK All Coming To Blu-ray This November From Arrow Video!

NEW UK/US TITLE: Crimson Peak (Blu-ray) Limited Edition Guillermo del Toro’s lavish, stunningly realised journey into the dark heart of Gothic romance... Pre-order via Arrow in the UK: http://bit.ly/2on1wyGPre-order via Amazon in the UK: https://amzn.to/2PoZ86m Pre-order via DiabolikDVD in the US: http://bit.ly/2Plm46s Release date: 26/27...

/ August 31, 2018

Jamie Oliver spent $16.5 million to save his failing business. Here’s what it taught him

Celebrity chef, bestselling author and restaurateur Jamie Oliver has his fingers in plenty of pies. But like most serial entrepreneurs, he's been burned a fair few times. In 2015, he revealed that he'd messed up around 40 percent of his...

/ August 31, 2018

Will the Democrats catch a “blue wave”?

WITHIN HOURS of the Andrew Gillum’s upset Democratic primary win to become the first-ever African American candidate for Florida governor, his Trumpite Republican opponent Ron DeSantis warned Florida voters not to “monkey up” the state by voting for Gillum. The...

/ August 31, 2018

Why California’s Privacy Law Won’t Hurt Facebook or Google

California, that innovative economic juggernaut that so often takes the regulatory lead on matters such as automobile emissions, is once again establishing the ground rules to a vital industry. The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), signed into law by Governor...

/ August 31, 2018

Bernie Sanders Is Officially Getting Under Jeff Bezos’s Skin

Left by Michael Kovac/Getty Images; Right, by Steve Rogers Photography/Getty Images. While Donald Trump zeroes in on Facebook and Google, Bernie Sanders has for months been waging war against another tech giant. In statement after statement, the progressive senator from...

/ August 30, 2018

Sennheiser announces $300 wireless earbuds

I suspect $300 wireless earbuds might have been a bit more easy to swallow back when the technology was still something of a novelty just a few years ago. Now that these devices are fairly ubiquitous, however, it’s going to...

/ August 30, 2018

‘We are going to abolish this law’– Aida Touma-Sliman on Jewish nation-state law

I go to so many speeches on the Middle East that they blur, but last week I was so bowled over by a Palestinian speaker, both her presence and words, that we wanted to provide a transcript of her remarks....

/ August 30, 2018