Sia returns with "1000 Forms of Fear," out Tuesday, in which she puts to good use the pop craftsmanship she has loaned out to folks like Rihanna.
Sia with '' 1000 Forms of Fear , '' out Tuesday , in which she puts to good use the pop she has out to Rihanna .
Even if you don't immediately recognize the moniker, Sia Furler, who uses her first name professionally, is a success by any pop music metric. The Aussie singer-songwriter has scored a clutch of hits as a writer and co-writer with other artists, including Rihanna's "Diamonds," and is a featured vocalist on some of those songs, including "Titanium" with David Guetta. Luckily, Sia also puts those pipes to good use on her own material, including her dynamite new album, "1000 Forms of Fear." The famously shy singer digs into the concept of […]Read Full Article
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OK, ladies, now let's get in formation: Watch Beyonce show everyone what it would look like if black women's lives mattered in her new music video. The world would have Queen Bey letting braided extensions and fur coat fly, dancers in thigh-high stockings and booty shorts dropping it low in hotel hallways and parking lots, elegant sisters fanning themselves like queens, and black girls laughing and playing. If all these seem like things you've seen in other Beyonce videos, well, that's precisely my point. Beyonce's glittering black girl magic—no, her […]Read Full Article
The Catholic owners of a Colorado-based business are challenging the Obama administration's mandate forcing employers to provide insurance coverage for abortion-inducing drugs, sterilization and contraception — a case attorneys say forces the family to choose between their faith and their firm.
The Catholic owners of a Colorado - based business are the Obama administration 's mandate employers to provide insurance coverage for abortion - inducing drugs , sterilization and contraception -- a case attorneys say forces the family to choose between their faith and their .
Hercules Industries, a Denver-based heating ventilation and air conditioning manufacturer that employs nearly 300 full-time workers, got an injunction in federal court which stops enforcement of the controversial ObamaCare mandate. The company's lawyers said they needed the injunction immediately because if the mandate is enforced, it must begin immediately making changes to its health plan, which renews on Nov. 1."The mandate also forces the plaintiffs to fund government-dictated speech that is directly at odds with the religious ethics derived from their deeply held religious beliefs and the moral teachings of […]Read Full Article
Mashable is hosting a Google+ Hangout today to discuss advertising during the Super Bowl.
Mashable is a Google+ Hangout today to discuss during the Super Bowl .
As the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers prepare to battle at the Super Bowl, there is another competition taking place off the football field. Every year, millions of dollars are spent by brands to attract the attention of consumers 30-second ad spots at a time. One ad can change the fortunes of an organization for the better or for the worse. Some brands decide to unveil their ads early on YouTube while others wait for the big reveal on Super Bowl Sunday. Join Mashable today at 2:30 p.m. EST […]Read Full Article
"Adult Beginners" review: After a business debacle, a self-centered entrepreneur gets an education in being a grown-up while serving as a live-in babysitter for his estranged sister's family.
'' Adult Beginners '' a , a self - centered entrepreneur an in being a - up while as a live - in for his estranged sister 's family .
Unlike the generation of Thomas Wolfe, these days you can go home again. No matter how badly you screw up and even if you don't try, you can always crash on the family couch or reoccupy your old bedroom festooned with old movie posters and high school memorabilia. On screen this can be the subject of black humor or wistful sentimentality, but preferably not both, as it is in the case of "Adult Beginners," a sometimes clever but ultimately clichéd comedy. Fittingly, the film has an adult beginning before slowly […]Read Full Article
This month, How to eat is cutting itself a slice of quiche, defying gender stereotypes and settling the many culinary issues that surround the savoury egg tart. Does blue cheese work in a quiche? Can you really eat it with a jacket potato? And on what planet is the picnic quiche a desirable thing?
Quiche is , arguably , the world 's most politically loaded food . To the right -LRB- and particularly when it is made with wholemeal flour -RRB- , quiche defines left - wing joylessness . It smacks of self - denial , sandals , 1970s communal living .
Quiche is, arguably, the world's most politically loaded food. To the right (and particularly when it is made with wholemeal flour), quiche defines left-wing joylessness. It smacks of self-denial, sandals, 1970s communal living. To unreconstructed sexists, meanwhile – men so insecure that gender norms dictate what they eat – quiche is a byword for the New Man's namby-pamby, nappy-changing alienation from his true masculinity. But today, How to eat intends to draw a line under such idiocy. Consider this attempt to define the ideal quiche experience as a rational new […]Read Full Article
Consumer Reports tested the iPhone 6 Plus and other phones to see if they were truly as bendable as some people claim.
Consumer Reports was n't buying into the mania around BendGate -- the uproar that the iPhone 6 Plus might be bendable in your pocket -- so the publication put the phone and several others to the test . It found that the iPhone 6 Plus is n't nearly as malleable as some videos make it seem . Consumer Reports used a '' three - point flexural test '' on the iPhone 6 Plus , in which the phone is gripped by a machine at either end and force is applied to the top .
Consumer Reports wasn't buying into the mania around BendGate — the uproar that the iPhone 6 Plus might be bendable in your pocket — so the publication put the phone and several others to the test. It found that the iPhone 6 Plus isn't nearly as malleable as some videos make it seem. Consumer Reports used a "three-point flexural test" on the iPhone 6 Plus, in which the phone is gripped by a machine at either end and force is applied to the top. (Apple invited CNBC inside its testing […]Read Full Article
REVIEW: 'We Bought a Zoo' Cute, Family Friendly Entertainment (But Maybe a Little Too Cute)
Matt Damon , Scarlett Johansson , cute kids and a whole lot of exotic animals . It 's an odd project for these two A - listers -- and an even stranger project for director Cameron Crowe -- but in '' We Bought a Zoo , '' the actors pump life into an otherwise predictable story . Based on a true story , Damon plays bereft Benjamin Mee , who buys a zoo to help his children cope with the loss of their mother .
Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson, cute kids and a whole lot of exotic animals. It's an odd project for these two A-listers -- and an even stranger project for director Cameron Crowe -- but in "We Bought a Zoo," the actors pump life into an otherwise predictable story. Based on a true story, Damon plays bereft Benjamin Mee ,who buys a zoo to help his children cope with the loss of their mother. Completely out of his element and against his brother's (Thomas Haden Church) pleas, Mee takes control of the […]Read Full Article
Man in his early 60s confirmed dead after fall during seventh inning of game between Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees
A fan has died after falling from the upper deck into the lower - level stands at Turner Field in Atlanta during a game between the Atlanta Braves and the New York Yankees . The man was in his early 60s and was pronounced dead at Grady memorial hospital following the fall in the seventh inning , said Lieut Charles Hampton of the Atlanta police department . There was no immediate word on his identity pending notification of his next of kin .
A fan has died after falling from the upper deck into the lower-level stands at Turner Field in Atlanta during a game between the Atlanta Braves and the New York Yankees. The man was in his early 60s and was pronounced dead at Grady memorial hospital following the fall in the seventh inning, said Lieut Charles Hampton of the Atlanta police department. There was no immediate word on his identity pending notification of his next of kin. Hampton said police did not suspect foul play at this point. The man […]Read Full Article
Boise State is up to fourth as standings are altered after losses by Oklahoma and Wisconsin.
This week 's Bowl Championship Series standings , released Sunday , look a lot like last week 's with LSU at No . 1 and Alabama at No . 2 .
This week's Bowl Championship Series standings, released Sunday, look a lot like last week's with LSU at No. 1 and Alabama at No. 2. With Oklahoma and Wisconsin both losing and falling in the rankings, the other undefeated contenders moved up a spot: No. 3 Oklahoma State, No. 4 Boise State, No. 5 Clemson, No. 6 Stanford. There were no seismic shifts in the computers either. The machines still love Oklahoma State, followed by Alabama and LSU. However, Stanford dropped one spot in the computers to No. 9. The BCS […]Read Full Article
Former Navy SEAL and FBI agent Jonathan Gilliam analyzes the hostage situations. Photo: Associated Press
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This transcript has been automatically generated and may not be 100% accurate. ... updating the days of terror in France ... at this hour of we know why the good news of ... cost and several hostages freed ... three terrorists killed in France but also ... somewhat conflicting reports but it looks like oh we may have hostages killed as well ... here to talk about as former Navy seal FBI agent Jonathan Gilliam Jonathan thanks for being here via ... the aam ... obviously is going to change […]Read Full Article
Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing that officials said killed at least 30 people in a Shiite mosque in Kabul, the latest attack targeting Afghanistan's Shia minority.
islamic state claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing that officials said killed at least 30 people inside a mosque packed with shiite muslim worshipers in kabul on monday , the latest in a string of attacks targeting afghanistan 's shia minority .
KABUL—Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing that officials said killed at least 30 people inside a mosque packed with Shiite Muslim worshipers in Kabul on Monday, the latest in a string of attacks targeting Afghanistan's Shia minority. The Sunni terror group's Afghan affiliate has previously targeted Shiites in the capital. It took responsibility in a statement posted to its official Amaq news agency, saying one... […]Read Full Article
At least 27 people were shot in a 48-hour period over Christmas weekend, according to the Chicago police department, seven of them fatally.
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Before you go, we thought you'd like these... At least 27 people were shot in a 48-hour period over Christmas weekend, the New York Timesreported on Sunday, citing information from the Chicago police department, seven of them fatally. One of the people killed was an 18-year-old man who was shot in the neck and back while he was driving through Chicago's Gage Park neighborhood early Christmas Day, around 1:30 a.m., reported the Times. Less than an hour earlier, a 21-year-old man was fatally shot in the head in the South […]Read Full Article
Just one day after her 14-year-old daughter's brutal murder, the Illinois teen's face popped up on her mom's phone.
just one day after her 14-year-old daughter brenda o'laughlin brutal murder , the dead teen 's phone calls and taunting texts that brenda o'laughlin testified she received after coming home in oct. 2011 to find her .
Just one day after her 14-year-old daughter's brutal murder, the dead teen's face popped up on an Illinois mom's phone. It was a call from her beloved child's stolen cell, one of several phone calls and taunting texts that Brenda O'Laughlin testified she received after coming home in Oct. 2011 to find her daughter Kelli lying in a pool of blood. After Brenda took to the witness stand on Wednesday at the trial for John Wilson Jr., the lead suspect, ABC Chicago reported on how she answered that first call […]Read Full Article
The Ohio governor said his remark "has nothing to do with saying that somebody who has been a victim is somehow responsible."
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During a town hall in Watertown, NY, GOP candidate John Kasich responds to a young woman's question about sexual assaults on college campuses. The remark was criticized by Planned Parenthood and a spokesperson for the Democratic National Committee as blaming victims. Kasich denied that, and said alcohol "obscures the ability of people to seek justice" after an attack. "That has nothing to do with saying that somebody who has been a victim is somehow responsible," Kasich said. The Ohio governor's initial response to the St. Lawrence University student included talking […]Read Full Article
Video on msnbc.com: Southern California firefighters are facing an intense, quickly spreading blaze during the middle of a statewide drought.
>>> up suddenly and out of nowhere, they were not unexpected. southern california has been under a red flag warning , meaning hot, dry and windy, and favorable wildfire conditions. and tonight they're in the middle of an all-out fight there. the picture from space shows the smoke plume where the winds blow to the west, down the dry hill sides, away from the land, out over the water. 3700 homes are under evacuation warnings and over 17 hundred acres have burned including homes, and several 100 firefighters are on […]Read Full Article
Liberty Media Corp., making the case for its Barnes & Noble Inc. bid, said it sees value in the retailer's stores because they can help drive sales of digital products such as electronic books for the Nook reading device.
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Liberty Media Corp., making the case for its Barnes & Noble Inc. (BKS) bid, said it sees value in the retailer's stores because they can help drive sales of digital products such as electronic books for the Nook reading device. Liberty, based in Englewood, Colorado, offered $17 a share to buy 70 percent of Barnes & Noble last week. The New York- based bookstore chain is facing intensifying competition as consumers buy books and periodicals for e-readers and tablets. "There's an interesting interplay between how the stores and the devices […]Read Full Article
'Right to be Forgotten' is now a worldwide thing
As the company explained in a blog post Friday, Google will close a loophole that currently allows people in a European country to view search results that had otherwise been deleted under the "right to be forgotten" (Google prefers the term "right to be delinked"). The existing loophole, which will be closed this week, allows EU citizens to see the censored search results when they search on the main Google site (google.com) instead of a national version of the site (such as google.fr). Under the new policy, Google will use […]Read Full Article
A made-in-China tag on 2012 Olympic Game ceremonial outfits for American athletes designed by Ralph Lauren stirs an uproar, particularly in Congress.
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3:49 p.m. | Updated AT least since 1998, when the United States Olympic Committee first approached sportswear companies to liven up the look of its team, American athletes have worn ceremonial outfits that were manufactured in places far from home. For a decade, almost everything they wore to represent the United States at the opening and closing ceremonies was actually being designed and produced in Canada, by the sportswear company Roots, until the American company Ralph Lauren won those rights in 2008. But an ABC News report this week that […]Read Full Article
Plans for the $5.5 billion Shanghai Disney Resort, which opens Thursday, were in limbo until Disney dialed back its demands to the Communist Party.
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"The frenzy of Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck and the era of blindly following them have passed," Wang Jianlin, the chairman of Dalian Wanda Group, which operates a chain of Chinese theme parks, said on state television in May. Mr. Iger brushed off Mr. Wang's criticism as "patently absurd," and said media reports about food pricing complaints were overblown. "We made a decision with our quick-service restaurants to go higher-end, and there's a cost to that," he said. Disney needs to avoid getting lost in translation, an especially difficult proposition […]Read Full Article
Based of his own experience running a counterinsurgency team in Afghanistan, Vincent G. Heintz, a major in the New York Army National Guard, says that only the strategy outlined by Gen. Stanley McChrystal can lead to success.
'' This will permit operations that are fully resourced , planned and integrated , with embedded combat advisers serving as coaches , patrolling partners , honest brokers against corruption , and liaisons between the Afghans and affiliated NATO units .
Technology and elite special forces provide certain advantages in modern warfare. But to defeat an insurgency, there can be no substitute for boots on the ground. This fact forms the cornerstone of Gen. McChrystal's call for more troops. Hopefully the president is listening. Mr. Heintz, a major in the New York Army National Guard reserve, served in 2001 at Ground Zero, in 2004 in Iraq, and in 2008 in Afghanistan. He is a member of Vets for Freedom. […]Read Full Article
The American League's starting pitcher quit using smokeless tobacco after Gwynn's 2014 death.
Sale , the American League starting pitcher in Tuesday 's All - Star Game said at his press conference Monday that when he heard the news that Gwynn died in June 2014 , he quit using smokeless tobacco on the spot , cold turkey .
SAN DIEGO — This beautiful city was Tony Gwynn's town, and that makes the 2016 All-Star Game a celebration of not only the area but, by proxy, Mr. Padre as well. It's been two years since Gwynn died of salivary gland cancer, a disease he and his family believed was the result of his frequent use of smokeless tobacco throughout his Hall of Fame career. "Chew" or "dip" is a ubiquitous part of baseball culture. It was part of White Sox pitcher Chris Sale's life, too, until Gwynn's death. Sale, […]Read Full Article
Bob McDonald details four steps he's taking to improve health care for vets
'' McDonald said he is making four major changes designed to simplify a veteran 's visit to the VA and make the organization more responsive to vets ' needs : McDonald has won plaudits from insiders for his business acumen , his willingness to give out his cell phone number to pretty much anyone , and for encouraging VA employees to call him '' Bob .
Former Procter & Gamble chief executive Bob McDonald showed over the past week that he has learned a lot about rolling out a new product. On Monday—the eve of Veterans Day—the new secretary at the Department of Veterans Affairs unveiled what he called the largest restructuring in VA history, aimed at cutting delays for veterans seeking medical care that forced out his predecessor in May. In a slow rollout that featured a Road to Veterans Day Action Review, and interviews on 60 Minutes and with print reporters, McDonald showed the […]Read Full Article
More than 100,000 protesters poured into Pearl Square in the biggest antigovernment demonstration yet.
On Tuesday , the Shiite political parties , chief among them Al Wefaq , called for the demonstration to start at the Bahrain mall and march into Pearl Square .
"We love King Hamad and we hate chaos," said Hannan al-Abdallah, 22, as she joined the pro-government rally. "This is our country and we're looking after it." Ali al-Yaffi, 29, drove to the pro-government demonstration with friends in his shiny white sport utility vehicle. He was angry and distrustful. "The democracy they have been asking for is already here," he said. "But the Shias, they have their ayatollahs, and whatever they say, they will run and do it. If they tell them to burn a house, they will. I think […]Read Full Article
A vibrant economy. A huge Muslim population. A maturing democracy. President Obama took the stage in Jakarta to strengthen a vital relationship.
Speaking after visiting a huge mosque in central Jakarta , where he lived as a child in the late 1960s with his American mother and his Indonesian stepfather , Obama acknowledged that '' relations between the United States and Muslim communities have frayed over many years .
In the backwash of the pummeling he suffered from irate voters at home, President Obama took on the daunting task of convincing the world's largest Muslim population that the and Islam — despite war and terror — share common ground. The effort, though heartfelt, fell short. Speaking after visiting a huge mosque in central Jakarta, where he lived as a child in the late 1960s with his American mother and his Indonesian stepfather, Obama acknowledged that "relations between the United States and Muslim communities have frayed over many years. As […]Read Full Article