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Sundance sensation ‘The Birth of a Nation’ is one of 2016′s must-see movies

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For film historians, the audacity of Nate Parker’s Nat Turner biopic begins with the title: The Birth of a Nation. It shares its name with D.W. Griffith’s century-old ode to the creation of the Ku Klux Klan — which, like Leni Riefenstahl’s Nazi propaganda, is too innovative for its time to completely ignore, at least from an academic point of view.

But Parker beats Griffith at his own game. His take on the largest slave rebellion on American soil, which Parker directed and wrote as well as…

David Bowie tops the U.S. album charts for the first time ever

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LONDON — David Bowie has finally conquered the U.S. album charts.

The late singer topped the list after his final album Blackstar shifted 181,000 units last week to knock Adele’s 25 off the top spot.

Last week marks his biggest sales week since Nielsen began tracking point-of-sale music purchases in 1991, Billboard reports. His previous sales high in that period came in 2013 when The Next Day sold 85,000 in its first week.

Nine other Bowie albums also re-entered or debuted on the Billboard…

David Bowie tops the U.S. album charts for the first time ever

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LONDON — David Bowie has finally conquered the U.S. album charts.

The late singer topped the list after his final album Blackstar shifted 181,000 units last week to knock Adele’s 25 off the top spot.

Last week marks his biggest sales week since Nielsen began tracking point-of-sale music purchases in 1991, Billboard reports. His previous sales high in that period came in 2013 when The Next Day sold 85,000 in its first week.

Nine other Bowie albums also re-entered or debuted on the Billboard…

Kick your feet up and relax in this $500,000 gold skull armchair

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It’s the end of the day. All you want to do is put on some good tunes, pour yourself a cup of tea, and chill out in your very own “armchair of death”

The chair in question is modeled after an enormous gold skull, coated in 24-karat gold and draped in fine black velvet. It’s currently up for sale at a low, low price of $500,000 by Harow, a company that also specializes in whatever this is:

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Facebook cofounder to sell the New Republic just a year after gutting it

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When Chris Hughes bought majority ownership of the New Republic in 2012, there was some hope that the Facebook cofounder would be the kind of benefactor who would bring the magazine into the 21st century while retaining its place as a leading liberal voice

Less than four years later, the magazine is a shadow of its former self — and Hughes is waving the white flag.

The magazine is now up for sale, according to a report on…

What Australia got right about cannabis in 2015 and very, very wrong

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2015 was a big year for weed in Australia, with medicinal use and bizarre sloth-starring anti-drug campaigns taking centre stage.

If you didn’t know, cannabis still stands as the most widely used drug in the country, with 35% of Australians over the age of 14 reporting they had consumed it at least once, according to the Australian National Drugs Strategy Household Survey in 2013, but that doesn’t mean it’s anywhere near legal.

Australia is still…

Nevada reporters blow the whistle on billionaire owner Sheldon Adelson

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Note to billionaires: buying a newspaper doesn’t mean buying the souls of its journalists

The staff of one prominent Nevada paper, the Las Vegas Review-Journal, has been vexed by its new owner, Sheldon Adelson. At first, Adelson bought the paper but refused to disclose his identity, leading the staff to tweet out the Society of Professional Journalists ethics code about “transparency.” Adelson’s motives for the acquisition — and the secrecy — remained obscure until the journalists started…

Nevada reporters blow the whistle on billionaire owner Sheldon Adelson

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Note to billionaires: buying a newspaper doesn’t mean buying the souls of its journalists

The staff of one prominent Nevada paper, the Las Vegas Review-Journal, has been vexed by its new owner, Sheldon Adelson. At first, Adelson bought the paper but refused to disclose his identity, leading the staff to tweet out the Society of Professional Journalists ethics code about “transparency.” Adelson’s motives for the acquisition — and the secrecy — remained obscure until the journalists started…

Festivalgoers forced to cook a guy breakfast and lose on Mario Kart for tickets

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Have you been so desperate to get a ticket to a sold out gig — that you’d turn up to some guy’s house, cook him breakfast, sing the national anthem, then lose to him on Mario Kart afterwards?

It’s what you’ll need to do if you want to buy this one guy’s tickets to the Australian electronic dance music event Knockout Circuz, in Sydney, which is sold out.

A user by the name of Alex has listed two tickets for sale on…

12 incredible finds under $12 on Taobao for China’s ‘Double 12′ sale

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Shoppaholics, rejoice!

Following last month’s record-breaking sales during China’s Singles’ Day — its version of Black Friday and the world’s biggest online shopping event — brace yourselves for the follow-up sale coming on December 12.

Dubbed ‘Double 12′, the online shopping event was created by ecommerce giant Alibaba, which owns online shopping sites like Taobao, T-mall and JD.com. The idea behind Double 12, says Alibaba, is to highlight the small and medium-sized retailers that may have…