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huffingtonpost:

These states still ban cohabitation, sex toys… and gay marriage.

huffingtonpost:

These states still ban cohabitation, sex toys… and gay marriage.

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Opening Night: Audra McDonald Is Back on Broadway as Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill

TheaterMania spoke with five-time Tony winner, Audra McDonald, along with the numerous Broadway stars who came out in support of her return.

Audra McDonald has been missed since winning her fifth Tony Award for The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess. Well, now she’s back, this time embodying jazz legend Billie Holiday in Lanie Robertson’s 1986 play Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, making its first appearance on Broadway, under the direction of Lonny Price. TheaterMania spoke with the team along with the many, many Broadway stars who came out on their night off to cheer for Audra.

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emergentfutures:

Staples Wants to Bring 3D Printing to the Masses


Staples has been selling 3D printers for about a year. Now it wants to begin selling access to them.
The office supply retailer began offering 3D printing services in two stores on Thursday, one in New York and another in Los Angeles. Anyone can walk in and have Staples crank out a tchotchke—or 1,000 of them—while reveling in the glory of the 3D printing revolution without spending thousands on an actual printer. If the pilot takes off, Staples (SPLS) says it will expand 3D printing services to more stores.

Full Story: Business Week

emergentfutures:

Staples Wants to Bring 3D Printing to the Masses

Staples has been selling 3D printers for about a year. Now it wants to begin selling access to them.

The office supply retailer began offering 3D printing services in two stores on Thursday, one in New York and another in Los Angeles. Anyone can walk in and have Staples crank out a tchotchke—or 1,000 of them—while reveling in the glory of the 3D printing revolution without spending thousands on an actual printer. If the pilot takes off, Staples (SPLS) says it will expand 3D printing services to more stores.

Full Story: Business Week

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Artist Name: Sunta Frunce
Tumblr: http://sntfrnc.tumblr.com/

tumblropenarts:

Artist Name: Sunta Frunce

Tumblr: http://sntfrnc.tumblr.com/

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Beyoncé Debuts Free Remixes

Monsieur Adi gives ‘Blow’ & ‘XO’ the club treatment

French producer Monsieur Adi gives two of Beyoncé’s tracks the electro house treatment exclusively for Out.com.

Adi, who first gained notice for his remixes of Ellie Goulding, was handpicked by Beyoncé to serve as the official DJ of the European leg of The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour. The 27-year-old musician opened every show but one, setting the tone for each live concert experience.

Listen to his versions of the infectious “Blow” and “XO,” which is transformed into a club-friendly power pop ballad.

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emergentfutures:
Why futurologists are always wrong – and why we should be sceptical of techno-utopians



From predicting AI within 20 years to mass-starvation in the 1970s, those who foretell the future often come close to doomsday preachers.














Full Story: New Statesman

emergentfutures:

Why futurologists are always wrong – and why we should be sceptical of techno-utopians

From predicting AI within 20 years to mass-starvation in the 1970s, those who foretell the future often come close to doomsday preachers.

Full Story: New Statesman

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Being: Chaka Khan [Full Episode]

From a rebellious child to the blank panthers, being an adored superstar to surviving rehab - Chaka Khan is truly every woman.

Here’s the full episode of her recent interview and dedication on Centric TV.

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fastcodesign:

Why would any other company want to join Citi as a sponsor?

Scott Galloway, a marketing professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business, tells Co.Design that it’s not shocking that Citi Bike would have difficulties finding additional sponsorship. “When the first member on your team is A-Rod, it doesn’t leave a lot of opportunity or budget to other players,” he says. “When your first sponsor is Citi and it’s called Citi Bike, there’s not a lot of value for other advertisers. They should have known upfront they were selling one sponsorship, and should have planned accordingly.”

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fastcodesign:

Why would any other company want to join Citi as a sponsor?

Scott Galloway, a marketing professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business, tells Co.Design that it’s not shocking that Citi Bike would have difficulties finding additional sponsorship. “When the first member on your team is A-Rod, it doesn’t leave a lot of opportunity or budget to other players,” he says. “When your first sponsor is Citi and it’s called Citi Bike, there’s not a lot of value for other advertisers. They should have known upfront they were selling one sponsorship, and should have planned accordingly.”

Read more>

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Can computers be creative? When a machine creates art, who’s the artist — the program or the programmer?

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The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk on the green earth, dwelling deeply in the present moment and feeling truly alive.
 Thích Nhất Hạnh  (via elige)

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Why Don’t The 1 Percent Feel Rich?

It’s hard out there for the 1 percent.
Okay, that’s not true at all. But they think it is. If you talk to people on Wall Street, most of them—even, in my experience, the ones shopping for Lamborghinis—will tell you that they’re “middle class.” Their lament, the lament of the HENRY (short for “high-earner, not rich yet”), goes something like this. You try living on $350,000 a year when you have to pay taxes, the mortgage on the house in a tony zip code, the nanny who knows how to cook ethnic cuisine, the private school tuition from pre-K on, the appropriately exclusive vacation, and max out your retirement and college savings accounts. There just isn’t that much cash left over each month once you’ve spent it all!
Well, sure. But burning through your money to live the lifestyle of the rich and unfamous doesn’t mean you’re not rich. Nor does it mean that the top 1 percent haven’t been pulling away from everyone else. They have. You can see that in the chart below from Berkeley economist Emmanuel Saez’s numbers on income inequality. It looks at how much different parts of the 1 percent have made as a share of total income. Now, the top 0.01 percent—that is, the 1 percent of the 1 percent—have increased the most, almost quintupling their income share in the last 40 years. But the “bottom of the 1 percent” (the 99 to 99.5 percent) have increased too. So both the super-rich and the merely rich are growing faster than everyone else.
Read more. [Image: Reuters]

theatlantic:

Why Don’t The 1 Percent Feel Rich?

It’s hard out there for the 1 percent.

Okay, that’s not true at all. But they think it is. If you talk to people on Wall Street, most of them—even, in my experience, the ones shopping for Lamborghinis—will tell you that they’re “middle class.” Their lament, the lament of the HENRY (short for “high-earner, not rich yet”), goes something like this. You try living on $350,000 a year when you have to pay taxes, the mortgage on the house in a tony zip code, the nanny who knows how to cook ethnic cuisine, the private school tuition from pre-K on, the appropriately exclusive vacation, and max out your retirement and college savings accounts. There just isn’t that much cash left over each month once you’ve spent it all!

Well, sure. But burning through your money to live the lifestyle of the rich and unfamous doesn’t mean you’re not rich. Nor does it mean that the top 1 percent haven’t been pulling away from everyone else. They have. You can see that in the chart below from Berkeley economist Emmanuel Saez’s numbers on income inequality. It looks at how much different parts of the 1 percent have made as a share of total income. Now, the top 0.01 percent—that is, the 1 percent of the 1 percent—have increased the most, almost quintupling their income share in the last 40 years. But the “bottom of the 1 percent” (the 99 to 99.5 percent) have increased too. So both the super-rich and the merely rich are growing faster than everyone else.

Read more. [Image: Reuters]

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MUSIC: Beyoncé - Grown Woman (Alternate Video)

The Mrs. Carter World Tour may be over but Queen Bey never stops! She has dropped an alternate version of her song, Grown Woman. The playful video was directed by Jake Nava and features clips from Bey’s childhood.

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XSCAPE: NEW MICHAEL JACKSON ALBUM
It was announced today that on May 13th Epic Records, in conjunction with the Estate of Michael Jackson, will release XSCAPE, an album of new music by the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. XSCAPE is executive produced by Epic Records Chairman and CEO L.A. Reid. After mining by the Estate of Jackson’s archives, Reid was granted unlimited access to the treasures spanning four decades of material on which Jackson had completed his vocals. Reid then teamed up top producers to “contemporize” the songs while retaining Jackson’s essence and integrity, creating the best music you’ve never heard. The list of producers include global hitmakers Timbaland, Rodney Jerkins, Stargate and John McClain.
The new album will feature eight brand new recordings. A Deluxe Edition of XSCAPE will include a selection of the recordings in their original form. Both the standard and Deluxe Edition’s are available April 1st for pre-order on iTunes and elsewhere.
The title of this album honors Michael’s album naming process. He always chose a song from the album to name his projects and, beginning with THRILLER, used only one word titles, each with an edgy quality to them. This is true of the new project.
John Branca and John McClain, co-executors of the Estate of Michael Jackson said, “Michael was always on the cutting edge and was constantly reaching out to new producers, looking for new sounds. He was always relevant and current. These tracks, in many ways, capture that spirit. We thank L.A. Reid for his vision.”

XSCAPE: NEW MICHAEL JACKSON ALBUM

It was announced today that on May 13th Epic Records, in conjunction with the Estate of Michael Jackson, will release XSCAPE, an album of new music by the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. XSCAPE is executive produced by Epic Records Chairman and CEO L.A. Reid. After mining by the Estate of Jackson’s archives, Reid was granted unlimited access to the treasures spanning four decades of material on which Jackson had completed his vocals. Reid then teamed up top producers to “contemporize” the songs while retaining Jackson’s essence and integrity, creating the best music you’ve never heard.
The list of producers include global hitmakers Timbaland, Rodney Jerkins, Stargate and John McClain.

The new album will feature eight brand new recordings. A Deluxe Edition of XSCAPE will include a selection of the recordings in their original form. Both the standard and Deluxe Edition’s are available April 1st for pre-order on iTunes and elsewhere.

The title of this album honors Michael’s album naming process. He always chose a song from the album to name his projects and, beginning with THRILLER, used only one word titles, each with an edgy quality to them. This is true of the new project.

John Branca and John McClain, co-executors of the Estate of Michael Jackson said, “Michael was always on the cutting edge and was constantly reaching out to new producers, looking for new sounds. He was always relevant and current. These tracks, in many ways, capture that spirit. We thank L.A. Reid for his vision.”

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Apple says it is working to bring more racial diversity to emoji.
"There needs to be more diversity in the emoji character set, and we have been working closely with the Unicode Consortium in an effort to update the standard," Katie Cotton, vice president of worldwide corporate communications at Apple, wrote in an email to MTV.

Apple says it is working to bring more racial diversity to emoji.

"There needs to be more diversity in the emoji character set, and we have been working closely with the Unicode Consortium in an effort to update the standard," Katie Cotton, vice president of worldwide corporate communications at Apple, wrote in an email to MTV.

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nevver:

Book vending machine in the Netherlands.

nevver:

Book vending machine in the Netherlands.