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Dad Gives Sons The Coolest Music History Lesson Ever

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | April 15, 2014 | Parents
Dad knows what's going on. Lance Underwood photoshopped sons Taj and Amar into classic album covers featuring the likes of Nat King Cole, Bob Dylan and, of course, Marvin Gaye, the singer behind "What's Going On." Underwood and the lads also pay homage to works from OutKast, Dr....

Pharrell Williams Cries On 'Oprah Prime' Watching People Around The World Dance To 'Happy' (VIDEO)

Lisa Capretto | April 15, 2014 | OWN
Before Pharrell Williams' song "Happy" was nominated for an Academy Award, before it reached the top of the Billboard charts, before it garnered 182 million views on YouTube and before it sold more than a million copies, it was just another song that wasn't even getting played on...

'Footloose' Super Selfie Will Make Your Day

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | April 15, 2014 | Comedy
Need a quick pick-me-up? Then watch Gabriel Valenciano's latest extra-super "super selfie", set to the tune of Kenny Loggins' immortal "Footloose." You're welcome. Via Daily Picks and Flicks

Australia And New Zealand's Starry Night Skies Will Leave You Mesmerized (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post Canada | Brian Trinh | April 15, 2014 | Canada Travel
Istanbul may be the world's most popular tourist destination but right now Australia and New Zealand are the talk of the town courtesy of Prince Will and Kate Middleton. Thanks to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, flight booking sites have seen a 153 per cent jump in...

How's That Cooper Union Tuition Plan Working Out? Not So Well.

Washington Monthly | Tyler Kingkade | April 15, 2014 | College
Recently Cooper Union, the New York City college that didn’t charge tuition, decided after a series of bad financial and real estate decisions over the last decade or so (and constructing flashy buildings like that thing, below), to give up and start charging kids to learn. Founder Peter Cooper said...

Snail Turns Flower Into An Umbrella, And Proves He's The Thriftiest Mollusk Out There (PHOTO)

The Huffington Post | Brianna Elliott | April 15, 2014 | Green
Nobody likes to get rained on. This includes humans, this tree frog and especially this snail, even though some snails come out of their shells when it rains. Vyacheslav Mischenko, a photographer from Ukraine, captured this stunning image in a forest near his...

The Juice Was Worth The Squeeze: Looking Back On 'The Girl Next Door'

Christopher Rosen | April 15, 2014 | Entertainment
For producer Charles Gordon, "The Girl Next Door" is kind of the one that got away. "I saw 'The Girl Next Door' very recently because some friends' children said it was on cable. To be honest, I get sick when I see it," Gordon, a Hollywood veteran who...

Tom Of Finland Stamps To Be Released In Finland (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | April 15, 2014 | Gay Voices
The late graphic artist Tom of Finland, born Touko Laaksonen, is about to become further cemented as an icon for his contributions to gay art and history thanks to a new a series of stamps. The work of Tom of Finland is both monumentally significant and long-standing. The stamps are...

Stream Future's 'Honest' In Full Right Now

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | April 15, 2014 | Entertainment
Future's second full-length album, "Honest," won't be available for purchase until April 22, but thanks to MTV UK, you can stream it right now. (Fans can also pre-order on iTunes.) Drake, Kanye West, Pharrell, Wiz Khalifa, Lil Wayne, Pusha T and Andre 3000 are featured on...

The Most Banned And Challenged Books Of 2013

AP | Maddie Crum | April 15, 2014 | Books
NEW YORK (AP) — The potty humor of "Captain Underpants" children's books and the mature exploration of race and family violence by Nobel laureate Toni Morrison in "The Bluest Eye" would seem to have little in common. But among some parents, educators and other members of the general public who...

We Hope This Is A 366-Year-Old Emoticon And Not A Typo

The Huffington Post | Carina Kolodny | April 15, 2014 | Technology
Emoticons might not be an invention of the computer age. They might be stowaways from a clever 17th century poet. It all depends on your interpretation of this poem published in 1648 by Robert Herrick. Levi Stahl, writer and promotions director at the University of Chicago Press, stumbled upon a...

29 Must-See Movies At The 2014 Tribeca Film Festival

Christopher Rosen | April 15, 2014 | Entertainment
From April 16 through April 27, some of Hollywood's biggest stars will make their way to New York for the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival. This year's lineup includes new movies from directors Jon Favreau, Chris Messina, Courteney Cox and John Carney, screenwriters Nicole Holofcener and Joss Whedon, and...

'The Grand Budapest Hotel' Is Now Wes Anderson's Highest-Grossing Movie

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | April 15, 2014 | Entertainment
Wes Anderson's latest film is grander than ever. "The Grand Budapest Hotel" is now the director's highest-grossing movie, and his first to cross the $100 million mark at the global box office. "Grand Budapest" has earned $39 million to date in North America, placing it third on Anderson's list...

Ice Cube Jokes That Paul Walker 'Robbed' Him Of An MTV Movie Award

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | April 15, 2014 | Entertainment
Not even the late Paul Walker is worthy of nabbing Ice Cube's awards, according to Ice Cube. Walker and "Fast & Furious 6" co-star Vin Diesel beat out Ice Cube and Kevin Hart, who top-lined "Ride Along" together, for Best On-Screen Duo at Sunday's MTV Movie Awards,...

Rare, Nearly Complete T. Rex Skeleton Joins Smithsonian's Dinosaur Fossil Collection

AP | Arin Greenwood | April 15, 2014 | Science
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 100 years after dinosaurs were first displayed on the National Mall, T. rex — the king — is joining the Smithsonian collection after a 2,000-mile journey from Montana. Paleontologists and curators unveiled parts of a nearly complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton Tuesday, including its jaw with...

David Fincher Probably Won't Direct The Steve Jobs Movie

Matthew Jacobs | April 15, 2014 | Entertainment
Apparently not even lauded, Oscar-nominated directors can roll out just any old request they want on film projects. According to The Hollywood Reporter, David Fincher, best known for directing "The Social Network" and "Fight Club," was set to helm the forthcoming Steve Jobs biopic based on Walter Isaacson's 2011 biography....

Suspiciously Lovable 'Ghost Photographs' Will Haunt Your Dreams

Priscilla Frank | April 15, 2014 | Arts
If you've ever dug through a mound of found photographs, you've undoubtably experienced the strange sensation of encountering the banal and intimate moments of complete strangers. Whether the immortalized image is from a birthday party, a summer afternoon or a trip to a theme park, personal photos flood the viewer...

The Black Keys' 'Turn Blue' Is Psychedelia Done Right

Jessica Goodman | April 15, 2014 | Entertainment
The Black Keys won't release their eighth album, "Turn Blue," until May 13, but the duo debuted the title track on drummer Patrick Carney's SiriusXM show, "Serious Boredom." "True Blue" is a dreamy, guitar-heavy trip to the '60s, much like "Fever," the first single from the album. ...

How The Modern Office Shapes American Life

Farah Mohamed | April 15, 2014 | World
Each year, the average American spends nearly 2,000 hours working. For many, that time passes inside the three little walls of a modern cubicle. Writer Nikil Saval explores these odd spaces—how they came to be, how they make us feel—in his new book Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace....

The Floor Of This Old Church Has Never Looked So Magical

Katherine Brooks | April 15, 2014 | Arts
This week in stunning ephemeral artworks, we bring you the digital designs of French artist Miguel Chevalier. Working in the Sacré Coeur church in Casablanca, Morocco, he's created a pixel masterpiece called "Magic Carpets 2014" projected onto the floor of the cavernous space. Like an ever-changing...
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