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Hard Kandy

What is “Hard Kandy”? is it sold at your local corner store, Is it a reference to drugs; particularly high quality crack cocaine. Or is it the twist and turns of the San Fransisco Bay Area urban web-series. Lets just say it could be all three but we’re talking about the latter. In this series […]

Black Panther’s inspiring $192M weekend — in more ways than one

By Zulekha Nathoo Black Panther has not only taken the box office by storm during its opening weekend, but has inspired movements ranging from fashion to voting. …read more

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‘Black Panther’s’ $192 million blows away box office

“Black Panther” blew past already high expectations to post the fifth-highest-grossing weekend debut ever. …read more

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‘Semla Man’: The Pastry-Eating Superhero Sweden Needs On Fat Tuesday

By Sidsel Overgaard The Swedes are fiercely devoted to almond paste- and whipped cream-filled semla. (One king died after gorging on them.) And the day before Lent is game time for feasting before the fast. (Image credit: AYImages/Getty Images) …read more

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New Oral History Captures The Magic Of ‘Angels In America’

By Bob Mondello Authors Isaac Butler and Dan Kois celebrate Angels in a new book, The World Only Spins Forward, that collects the memories of everyone from playwright Tony Kushner to former Rep. Barney Frank. (Image credit: ) …read more

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Building A Latino-Muslim Coalition With #TacoTrucksAtEveryMosque

By Gustavo Arellano It’s just what it sounds like. Food trucks show up at mosques to hand out free halal tacos after religious services. The goal: to foster unity between two communities facing increasing discrimination. (Image credit: Rida Hamida) …read more

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After 16 Years, Afghanistan War Is ‘At Best A Grinding Stalemate,’ Journalist Says

By Terry Gross Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Steve Coll warns that there is no end in sight to America’s longest war: “Most of the generals … say in public, ‘There’s no military solution to this war.’” (Image credit: Capt. Brian Harris/AP) …read more

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Hollywood Star-Maker Accused Of Sexual Harassment Closes Talent Agency

By Richard Gonzales Talent manager Vincent Cirrincione acknowledged pursuing sexual relationships, but he insisted they were consensual and denied making them conditional for his representing anyone. (Image credit: Eric Charbonneau/Invision/AP) …read more

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The First Men To Have The Whole World In Their Sights

By Lulu Garcia-Navarro Christopher Potter’s new history of space flight, The Earth Gazers, charts the road to the first photographs of Earth — and how it changes an astronaut to glimpse the entire planet at once. (Image credit: NASA/Newsmakers/Getty Images) …read more

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Violinist Andrew Forde brings Glenn Gould to contemporary audience

By Zulekha Nathoo Toronto-based violinist Andrew Forde is re-interpreting Glenn Gould’s musical philosophies and hopes he can connect Canadians from all backgrounds in the process. …read more

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