Taylor Swift: To Apple, [Pay the Creators] Love Taylor (Tumblr)
I'm sure you are aware that Apple Music will be offering a free 3 month trial to anyone who signs up for the service. I'm not sure you know that Apple Music will not be paying writers, producers, or artists for those three months. I find it to be shocking, disappointing, and completely unlike this historically progressive and generous company.
Paul Krugman: No Shaving Grace (NY Times Blog)
I grew my beard when I was 26, and it was very definitely a defensive move: there I was, writing what I hoped were ground-breaking papers - everything everyone has said about international trade is wrong! - and looking like an undergraduate. (Seriously - when I went in to see a colleague some of the students complained that I was cutting ahead of the line). So I was looking for a bit of hairy gravitas.
22 Famous Stories That Left Out The Best Details (Cracked)
What we know about the media and history, in fact, is that the people writing that stuff love to sensationalize both. What's funny is that in their efforts to tell a better story, they leave out parts that would've naturally made the tales awesome.
Xan Brooks: "Daryl Hannah: 'It's scary being in solitary'" (Guardian)
In the 80s, the Hollywood star was best known as a mermaid in Splash and a replicant in Blade Runner. More recently, she has concentrated on green issues, and her protests have landed her in jail. So does Sense8, her new Netflix series with the Wachowskis, herald a comeback?
Neil Leslie Diamond (born January 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter with a career that began in the 1960s. Diamond has sold over 125 million records worldwide, making him one of the world's best-selling music artists of all time. He is the third most successful adult contemporary artist on the Billboard charts behind Elton John and one-time duet partnerBarbra Streisand. His songs have been covered internationally by many performers from various musical genres.
Diamond was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1984 and into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011. Additionally, he received the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000 and in 2011 was an honoree at Kennedy Center. On the Hot 100 and Adult Contemporary charts, he has had eleven No. 1 singles: "Cracklin' Rosie", "Song Sung Blue", "Longfellow Serenade", "I've Been This Way Before", "If You Know What I Mean", "Desiree", "You Don't Bring Me Flowers", "America", "Yesterday's Songs", "Heartlight" and "I'm a Believer". He continues to record and release new material and maintains an extensive touring schedule.
Randall was first, and correct, with:
Alan J wrote:
Jim from CA, retired to ID, said:
Bette Midler...Cher...Tony Bennett...
I don't know...
Late in the day, but I'm gonna guess
Rod Stewart. The people who loved him when he was a rocker might still
be hanging in there.
Dale of Diamondy Sprungs, Norcali responded:
Neil Diamond. Thank fucking God it wasn't that turd Barry Manilow! Does anybody from the Bay Area remember seeing Neil Diamond at a BGP Winterland show in late 1966 - 97? I vaguely remember seeing him there. He was a hippy back then. I was really tripping that night. Still tripping today! Congress of Wonders? Ann Coulter a Deadhead? Probably Pothead too. Gotta be…saw her on Maher last Friday…had to be loaded!
DJ Useo said:
Not completely sure, but I think I remember reading that it's Neil Diamond.
Stevie Wonder seems a sound answer, too.
I've always been a fan of Neil's voice, but not so much the material he chooses to apply it to.
It must've been hard getting a hit record so long before music was invented in the year 2000. ( ;) lol )
I didn't want to miss the trivia contest for 2 days, but the net kept going out. Even the phone has been very hinky.
Glad to see you found another caterpillar. :D
MAM , wrote:
So glad you found another gulf fritillary caterpillar!
Patriot Act NSA Spying Unconstitutional Section 215 National Security Letters Must End
My name is Marc Perkel and I have decided to announce that I will not comply with the so called "Patriot Act" laws requiring me to disclose information about my customers. If I receive a national security letter I will immediately photograph it, post it online everywhere I can, and then make a video of me burning it. I will then await my arrest. If you want to put me in jail then come get me mother fucker.
CBS begins the night with a RERUN'NCIS', followed by a RERUN'NCIS: The 3rd One', then '48 Hours'.
The programming geniuses at CBS are filling Dave's hour with reruns of 'CSI: The Original One'.
On a RERUNJames Corden, OBE (from 5/7/15) are Helen Hunt and Nicholas Hoult.
NBC starts the night with a FRESH'America's Got Talent', followed by 'I Can Do That'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Fallon are Channing Tatum, Mo Rocca, and X Ambassadors.
Scheduled on a FRESHSeth Meyers are Colin Farrell, Matt Bomer, and Maria Bartiromo.
On a RERUNCarson 'The Scab' Daly (from 5/6/15) are Pete Holmes, Rob Bell, and Tennis.
ABC opens the night with a RERUN'Fresh Off The Boat', followed by a RERUN'black-ish', then a FRESH'Extreme Fat Shaming'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Kimmel are Jon Hamm, Lizzy Caplan, Jesse Elias, and Sheila E.
The CW offers a RERUN'The Flash', followed by a RERUN'iZombie'.
Faux has a FRESH'Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?', followed by a FRESH'World's Funniest'.
MY recycles an old 'L&O: CI', followed by another old 'L&O: CI'.
AMC offers fills the night with the movie 'The Green Mile'.
[6:00AM] Cash in the Attic - Season 18 - Ep 33 - Sturdy NEW
[7:00AM] Cash in the Attic - Season 18 - Ep 34 - Hanson NEW
[8:00AM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares Revisited US - Season 3 - Ep 2 - Revisited: Le Bistro, Anna Vincenzo's, Lido di Manhattan
[9:00AM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 2 - Ep 9 - Fiesta Sunrise
[10:00AM] Atlantis - Season 1 - Episode 11
[11:00AM] Atlantis - Season 1 - Episode 12
[12:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 1 - Ep 7 - Lonely Among Us
[1:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 1 - Ep 8 - Justice
[2:00PM] Nature's Weirdest - Season 4 - Episode 1
[3:00PM] Nature's Weirdest - Season 4 - Episode 2
[4:00PM] Nature's Weirdest - Season 4 - Episode 3
[5:00PM] Nature's Weirdest - Season 1 - Episode 1
[6:00PM] Nature's Weirdest - Season 1 - Episode 2
[7:00PM] Nature's Weirdest - Season 1 - Episode 3
[8:00PM] Planet Earth-Ep 1 - From Pole To Pole
[9:00PM] Planet Earth-Ep 2 - Mountains
[10:00PM] Planet Earth-Ep 3 - Fresh Water
[11:00PM] Planet Earth-Ep 4 - Caves
[12:00AM] Nature's Weirdest - Season 1 - Episode 8
[1:00AM] Nature's Weirdest - Season 4 - Episode 1
[2:00AM] Nature's Weirdest - Season 4 - Episode 2
[3:00AM] Nature's Weirdest - Season 4 - Episode 3
[4:00AM] Nature's Weirdest - Season 1 - Episode 1
[5:00AM] Nature's Weirdest - Season 1 - Episode 2 (ALL TIMES EST)
Bravo has 'Real Housewives Of NYC', followed by a FRESH'New York Social', then a FRESH'Real Housewives Of NYC', followed by a FRESH'Secrets & Wives'.
Comedy Central has 'Inside Amy Schumer', 2½' hours of old 'Tosh.0', followed by a FRESH'Inside Amy Schumer', then a FRESH'Another Period'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJon Stewart is Seth MacFarlane.
Scheduled on a FRESH@Midnight are Lauren Lapkus, Ashley Tisdale, and Ryan Pinkston.
FX has the movie 'Marvel's The Avengers', followed by a FRESH'Tyrant'.
History has 2 hours of old 'Counting Cars', followed by a FRESH'Counting Cars', then another FRESH'Counting Cars', followed by a FRESH'Leepus & Pitbull'.
[6:00AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-DAVID CROSS WEARS A RED POLO SHIRT AND BROWN SHOES WITH RED LACES
[6:30AM] BATTLEFIELD EARTH
[9:00AM] CONAN THE DESTROYER
[11:15AM] SHOOT 'EM UP
[1:15PM] THE THIN RED LINE
[5:00PM] THE MATRIX RELOADED
[10:00PM] THE TRANSPORTER
[12:00AM] SHAUN OF THE DEAD
[2:15AM] FUNNY GAMES
[4:45AM] MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE-MALCOLM VS. REESE
[5:15AM] MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE-MINI-BIKE
[5:45AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-AZIZ ANSARI (ALL TIMES EST)
[6:00AM] Permanent Midnight
[7:45AM] Boyz N the Hood
[12:30PM] Sling Blade
[3:30PM] Born on the Fourth of July
[6:30PM] The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
[9:00PM] The Silence of the Lambs
[11:45PM] The Silence of the Lambs
[2:30AM] Sling Blade
[5:30AM] The Writers' Room-House of Cards (ALL TIMES EST)
SyFy has the movie 'Jurassic Park III', followed by the movie 'Unbreakable'.
Scheduled on a FRESHConan are Lauren Graham, Colin Quinn, and Ray Wylie Hubbard.
A reveler dances with a poster depicting President Barack Obama as a broccoli during the Sylvan Esso performance during the Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware June 19, 2015. According to organizers, attendance exceeded 90,000 for the four day festival, which featured more than 110 acts, and was set in 105 acre grounds of the Dover International Speedway.
Photo by Mark Makela
German authorities Monday released Al-Jazeera journalist Ahmed Mansour, two days after detaining him at the request of his native Egypt in a move that sparked outrage from rights groups.
"I'm free, I'm free, I'm free," Mansour exclaimed outside the Berlin prison, greeted by dozens of cheering supporters. "Thanks to people around the world who supported me in the last days!"
"We welcome this decision by the German prosecutor," said Al-Jazeera spokesman Hareth Adlouni, adding that all charges had been dropped against 52-year-old Mansour, one of the best known TV journalists in the Arabic world.
Berlin prosecutors in a short statement said they would not seek his extradition and had ordered Mansour's release, citing both "legal aspects and possible political-diplomatic concerns", without detailing them.
Republican presidential candidates, GOP lawmakers and the lone black Republican in the House are returning donations from the leader of a white supremacist group cited by Charleston church murder suspect Dylann Roof or giving the money to charity.
Rep. Mia Love of Utah, an African-American Republican woman who was elected to the House last year, said through a spokesman that she had returned $1,000 in donations from Earl Holt, leader of the Council of Conservative Citizens.
The presidential campaigns of Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Rick Santorum said they would donate the money received from Holt to a fund set up by Charleston's mayor to assist the victims' families.
Holt has contributed more than $60,000 to Republicans since 2010, including several White House hopefuls, Federal Election Commission records show.
Hip-hop music mogul Diddy was arrested Monday on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles, where his son is on the football team, police said.
Diddy, 45, whose real name is Sean Combs, was arrested at UCLA's Acosta Athletic Training Complex on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon shortly after 12:30 p.m., according to a statement from campus police.
The deadly weapon was a kettlebell, which is used in weight training.
No one was seriously injured. Officials did not identify the victim of the assault or say what led to it.
Combs' son Justin Combs is a redshirt junior defensive back on the UCLA football team, which has been working out on campus. He has played in just a handful of games in his three years with the team.
Katherine Gates, left, as a Lobster, and her daughter Lucy Warner, 8, as a mermaid, pose for photographers in the staging area, Saturday, June 20, 2015, in New York's Coney Island. The parade, which began in 1983 and takes place on the Saturday closest to the first day of summer, is a mix of seaside honky-tonk and family fun.
Photo by Mary Altaffer
The son and daughter-in-law of U.S. Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona have filed suit against Sheriff Joe Arpaio, alleging he was playing politics and courting publicity in pursuing animal cruelty charges against them, court papers showed on Monday.
Austin and Logan Flake filed suit in federal court in Phoenix on Friday accusing Arpaio of abuse and malicious prosecution stemming from the deaths by heat exhaustion last June of 21 dogs at a suburban Phoenix kennel.
The complaint, which also named Maricopa County, alleges that Arpaio's actions caused the couple "irreparable harm to their lives and their reputations."
The couple had been left in charge of the Green Acre kennel, owned by Logan Flake's parents, Jesse and Maleisa Hughes, while the Hughes were on a trip to Florida.
The Flakes were each charged with 21 felony and seven misdemeanor charges for abuse of neglect, but the county attorney dropped the charges against the couple. The Hughes were reindicted by a grand jury in the case in May.
A widely used farm chemical used as a key ingredient in a new herbicide developed by Dow AgroSciences "possibly" causes cancer in humans, a World Health Organization research unit has determined.
The classification of the weed killer, 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid, known as 2,4-D, was made by the WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).
The IARC said it reviewed the latest scientific literature and decided to classify 2,4-D as "possibly carcinogenic to humans," a step below the more definitive "probably carcinogenic" category but two steps above the "probably not carcinogenic" category.
IARC's findings on 2,4-D have been awaited by environmental and consumer groups that are lobbying U.S. regulators to tightly restrict the use of 2,4-D, as well as by farm groups and others that defend 2,4-D as an important agent in food production that does not need more restrictions.
Dow AgroSciences, a unit of Dow Chemical Co, has had a particular interest in IARC's review. The company is using both glyphosate and 2,4-D in a herbicide it calls Enlist Duo that received U.S. approval last year. Enlist Duo is designed to be used with genetically engineered, herbicide-tolerant crops developed by Dow.
Tourists walk around the home that once belonged to author Ernest Hemingway, known as Finca Vigia, in Havana, Cuba, Monday, June 22, 2015. A U.S. foundation will ship nearly $1 million in supplies to build a state-of-the-art facility to preserve Ernest Hemingway's books, letters and photos _ the first major export of construction materials to Cuba since President Barack Obama loosened the trade embargo on the island.
Photo by Ramon Espinosa
The Supreme Court struck down a Los Angeles ordinance Monday that allowed police to inspect hotel guest records on demand.
The justices voted 5-4 to reject the city's argument that the measure was needed to help fight prostitution, drug trafficking and illegal gambling at budget hotels and motels.
Los Angeles said that people engaging in those activities are less likely to use hotels if they know the facilities must collect guest information and turn it over at a moment's notice.
But Justice Sonia Sotomayor said for the court that the law is unconstitutional because it penalizes the hotel owners if they don't comply. "A hotel owner who refuses to give an officer access to his or her registry can be arrested on the spot," Sotomayor wrote. Business owners must at least be given a chance to object to a judge, she said.
Los Angeles requires hotels and motels to record basic information about guests and their vehicles. Guests without reservations, those who pay in cash and those who rent a room for less than 12 hours must also present photo identification at check in.
An elderly Catholic nun convicted of breaking into a Tennessee nuclear facility will likely stay out of prison after prosecutors decided on Monday not to pursue sabotage charges rejected by an appellate court.
Megan Rice, 85, was sentenced to three years in prison for the 2012 break-in at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, an incident that embarrassed U.S. officials and prompted security changes.
But last month, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the sabotage convictions against Rice and two other peace activists, Michael Walli, 66, and Greg Boertje-Obed, 60. The court found that the three lacked the necessary intent for a violation of the federal Sabotage Act.
The appellate court had upheld the trio's convictions for the lesser crime of injury to government property. But the three have already served more time than is usual on those charges, and were released from prison on May 16 pending resentencing, defense attorney Marc Shapiro.
Evidence of what could be the oldest family camping trip in North America has been discovered below the shoreline of a remote British Columbia island.
Fossilized human footprints believed to be of a man, woman and child and estimated to be more than 13,000 years old were discovered at Calvert Island, which is located on B.C.'s central coast and is accessible only by boat or float plane.
Archeologist Duncan McLaren said radiocarbon dating indicates the charcoal materials are 13,200 years old, and he is preparing to duplicate those tests to confirm the results.
Fossilized human footprints, especially footprints more than 10,000 years old are rare. McLaren said the oldest human footprints in the Americas are 14,500 years old and were found at a site at Chile's Monte Verde.
The footprints' sizes indicate they were made by a large adult, likely a man, a smaller adult, believed to be a woman, and a child whose feet would fit a present-day child's size-seven shoe.
Brown bear mother Onni and her cub Alexa who was born in January are eyed by a wolf at Wildpark Knuell near Homberg, Germany, June 22, 2015. Brown bears and wolves are housed in a joint compound at the wildlife park.
Photo by Uwe Zucchi
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