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Femsplain’s Female-Powered Content Community: The empowering hub for discussion and connection hits Kickstarter

Femsplain's Female-Powered Content Community

When Amber Gordon left her role as a creative strategist for Tumblr, it wasn’t to go on a soul-searching mission. In fact, she had already found her calling—and had founded it in the process. Gordon’s brainchild, Femsplain, delivers a platform for……

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Box office attendance hits lowest level in 19 years

Americans bought 1.26 billion movie tickets in 2014, according to preliminary estimates published by The Hollywood Reporter. It sounds like a big number, but for the film industry, it’s frighteningly low — a five percent decline since last year, and the largest year-over-year drop in nearly a decade. Most importantly, it’s the lowest attendance figure since 1995, suggesting dire news for a film industry still struggling with digital piracy.

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Discover New Designers at Tictail’s Holiday Pop-Up : Sweden’s online sales platform finally hits the US in a shop full of carefully selected products from lesser-known brands

Discover New Designers at Tictail's Holiday Pop-Up

For most well-meaning shoppers, finding the right gift is a challenge—let alone chancing upon something that’s truly unique. Sourcing products from independent designers and brands around the world, Stockholm-based web commerce platform Tictail opened……

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Taylor Swift’s label hits back at Spotify by disclosing streaming royalties

The war of words continues between music streaming service Spotify and powerful pop icon Taylor Swift. After Swift removed her entire catalog from the streaming service last week, Spotify boss Daniel Ek said that she, along with other mainstream artists, was on track to earn over $ 6 million in royalties this year. But Scott Borchetta, CEO of Swift’s label Big Machine, has countered that claim, saying that the “Shake It Off” singer had earned less than $ 500,000 from Spotify streams in the US in the last 12 months.

A Spotify spokesperson told Time that Swift had been paid a total of $ 2 million over the last 12 months for the global streaming of her songs, but Borchetta still maintains that Spotify is a blight on the music industry. “The…

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Timex’s connected fitness watch hits AT&T preorders this Friday

AT&T today announced that the Timex Ironman One GPS+ fitness watch will be available for preorder starting this Friday, November 7th. The Ironman One GPS+ is a fully connected 3G fitness tracker that can map your runs, share your location, and send and receive messages without the help of a smartphone. It will cost $ 399.99 and comes with one year of service. Service for the One GPS+ will cost $ 40 per year beyond the first year that’s included.

The One GPS+ is a chunky, rubbery device, but it’s designed to withstand sweat and abuse that happens during intense workouts or runs. It’s water resistant for up to 50 meters, so it can be worn while swimming too. The tracking system lets wearers share their location with others on both private…

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Sebastião Salgado’s Expansive Genesis Exhibition: The Brazilian photographer’s earth-spanning collection of landscapes, animals and indigenous people hits the US for the first time

Sebastião Salgado's Expansive Genesis Exhibition


Eight years ago, Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado set out to document the remaining unspoiled parts of our planet, wanting to draw attention to the ever-pressing issue of climate change and environmental degradation. No stranger to long-form…

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Super PAC to end all super PACs hits its $5 million funding goal

A crowdfunded super PAC designed to end all super PACs has achieved its funding goal. The Mayday PAC raised $ 5 million from over 50,000 small contributions over the past couple of months. Added to the $ 5 million matching contribution it’s expecting and the $ 2 million it pulled in this past May, the political action committee should have the $ 12 million founder Lawrence Lessig said it’d need to wield influence in five key House races this year.

Lessig, a Harvard professor outspoken against the state of campaign finance in the US, said in a blog post that “this may be this movement’s most incredible moment so far.” He added, “We’ve got lots of ideas about how to make this work. We’ll be testing them and improving them and building lots…

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Burgerac’s Bangin’ 4th of July Barbecue Mix: The London-based burger detective mixes up some swampland hits in celebration of America’s independence

Burgerac's Bangin' 4th of July Barbecue Mix


As the United States celebrates its independence from the United Kingdom 238 years ago we find it only appropriate to share in the joy that, while no longer part of Great Britain, America thrives in an ongoing friendship with our English-speaking friends on…

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ListenUp: Marvin Gaye on Earth Day, a mix of yacht disco hits, DJ Tim Sweeney’s #PrivateJam and more in our week of music

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Owen Pallett: Song for Five & Six This week Montreal-based musician Owen Pallett released “Song for Five & Six” from In Conflict, his fourth full-length studio album (which features Brian Eno) out 13 May on Domino…

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Cool Hunting Video: Christopher O’Riley: Transforming pop music hits into classical piano masterpieces

Cool Hunting Video: Christopher O'Riley


In a private residence on NYC’s Upper West Side, we recently had the pleasure of attending a thrilling performance by pianist Christopher O’Riley. Renowned for his flawless renderings of classical masterpieces, O’Riley (host of NPR’s…

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