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Kanye West gets political action committee, presidential jokes go viral


 

Kanye West performs at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 17, 2015, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
 
01 Sep 2015
Images of Kanye West's face on Mount Rushmore and a potential White House takeover by the Kardashian reality TV clan fired up social media on Monday, a day after the rapper virtually hijacked a rambunctious MTV Video Music Awards (VMA...
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Prolific horror filmmaker Wes Craven dead at 76

Director Wes Craven attends the premiere of the movie ''Drag Me to Hell'' at the Grauman's Chinese theatre in Hollywood, California in this May 12, 2009 file photo.
 
31 Aug 2015
Prolific horror filmmaker Wes Craven, who directed the slasher classic "A Nightmare on Elm Street," died on Sunday afternoon, his family said in a statement. He was 76.   Craven, who was also behind the 1990s horror hit...
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Kyle Jean-Baptiste, Broadway's first black Jean Valjean, dies after fall

Actor Kyle Jean-Baptiste who made history as the first African-American to play the lead role in a Broadway production of "Les Miserables" died Friday, August 28 in New York. He was 21. 
30 Aug 2015
Actor Kyle Jean-Baptiste, who made history as the first African-American to play the lead role in a Broadway production of "Les Miserables," died Friday night in New York.   Marc Thibodeau, a spokesman for the production,...
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From lepers to art lovers, an ever-changing Brussels district

30 Aug 2015
Once the last refuge of lepers and criminals, one of Brussels' quirkiest neighborhoods teems with vintage furniture sellers, flea markets and linguistic invention.   Les Marolles in French, or de Marollen in Dutch, stretches from...
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Singapore's 5 spectacular new structures

Singapore is renowned worldwide for its national maths system, which has been emulated by schools in other developed countries and cities
 
 
 
29 Aug 2015
Singapore -- the home of Esplanade "the durian" Theater, ArtScience "the banana" Museum and other iconic structures -- continues to reinvent itself with new marvels of modern construction.   Coinciding with the...
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Wind-powered 'Strandbeests' strut through Boston at start of US tour

Onlookers watch a display of 'Animaris Ordis,' one from the series of 'Strandbeests' kinetic sculptures by Dutch artist Theo Jansen, at City Hall Plaza in Boston, Massachusetts August 28, 2015.
 
29 Aug 2015
A pair of skeletal sculptures that harness the power of the wind to walk strutted around Boston's City Hall on Friday at the start of the US tour of Dutch artist Theo Jansen's "Strandbeests."   Constructed of PVC...
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Spike Lee, to get honorary Oscar, often Academy critic

Spike Lee's film "Do the Right Thing" released in 1989. Critics were concerned that the controversial motion picture, which took on a number of hot-button issues, would inflame passions. Instead, it provoked dialogue -- and has since become a classic. 
29 Aug 2015
As one of the most iconic images of rock, Algie, the inflatable pig which famously flew over London's Battersea power station for Pink Floyd's "Animals" album cover, was set to be a star lot at an upcoming auction....
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Want to buy Pink Floyd's flying pig Algie? Too late

In a stunt designed to mark the re-issue of British band Pink Floyd's 14 studio albums by record label EMI Music, an inflatable pink pig flies above Battersea Power Station in London, Britain, in this September 26, 2011 file photo.
 
29 Aug 2015
As one of the most iconic images of rock, Algie, the inflatable pig which famously flew over London's Battersea power station for Pink Floyd's "Animals" album cover, was set to be a star lot at an upcoming auction....
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Teatro Masr starts its 3rd season Thursday

Teatro Masr
26 Aug 2015
The Teatro Masr theater group is starting its third season with a play on Thursday, August 27 at the Misr University for Science and Technology in 6 October City.   Producer Mohamed Abdel Hamid said the play is introducing new actors...
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Cumberbatch's 'Hamlet' wears a hoodie, wows fans in London

Actor Benedict Cumberbatch performs in Director Lyndsey Turner's production of Hamlet at the Barbican, in London, August 4, 2015, in this handout picture and released August 8, 2015.
 
26 Aug 2015
Benedict Cumberbatch delivered a "Hamlet" for our time in London in a production that played to his strengths, dresses up Shakespeare for a younger crowd and had the British actor's fans roaring in approval at the end....
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