Laws protecting certain animals are endangering tribes. Here’s how they persevere.

As the sun falls and rain clouds linger, Jaytuk Steinruck drives an ATV up a northwest corner of California’s shore. His goal? To gather duuma (sea anemone) from tide pools near Setlhxat (Prince Island) for a feast made from traditional Tolowa tribal foods. As he gathers the spongy, green anemone that will later be breaded […]

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International prize goes to US designer who was worried about using bike-hire schemes without a helmet The inventor of a foldable bicycle helmet has won a 30,000 prize to take it towards commercialisation. The EcoHelmet is the brainchild of Isis Shiffer, a 28-year-old designer and bike enthusiast from New York who came up with the […]

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2016 brings a show by Citizenfour director Laura Poitras, a film by sketch show master Jordan Peele, two new museums in San Francisco and much more Its nice to win an Oscar, sure. But Laura Poitras a contributor to this newspapers Pulitzer-winning investigation of the NSA, and director of the groundbreaking surveillance documentary Citizenfour gets […]

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Antikythera shipwreck yields bronze arm- and hints at spectacular haul of statues

Arm points to existence of at the least seven statues from Greek shipwreck, already the source of most extensive and exciting ancient cargo ever found Marine archaeologists have recovered a bronze arm from an ancient shipwreck off the Greek island of Antikythera, where the remaining at least seven more priceless statues from the classical world […]

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Hockey, weed and taxes? 11 Canadian stereotypes debunked

Canada is often pictured as a uniformly cold, multicultural, socialist paradise full of beer-swilling ice hockey fans. But a close look at the evidence uncovers some very different truths good and bad about the Great White North Its pretty easy to conjure an idea of a Canadian. As one young paramour looking to marry an […]

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Backstabbing, Moogs and the funky worm: how gangsta rap was born

In an edited excerpt from his book Original Gangsta, Ben Westhoff remembers how one of musics most controversial genres began and who truly invented it NWAs first EP was called Panic Zone. Released in 1987, it features Dope Man, a anthem written by a teenage Ice Cube that portended different groups audio and image to […]

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Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart- and other TV team-ups the world wants now

Shizzle ma drizzle the US has just given the green light to a most courageous cookery depict. Britain should take a leaf out of its volume. Heres how The incongruous pair have cooked together on television before, but the revelation that Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg are to host a new cookery indicate together has […]

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Captain Planet returns- to take superhero Tv down to zero

The entire oeuvre of the pollution-tackling superhero will shortly be available online allowing us to see him for the lazy, impotent dolt he really is This is going to sound like hyperbole, but it isnt. The very worst thing about the ongoing climate change crisis is Cartoon Networks decision to stimulate every episode of Captain […]

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Serge Attukwei Clottey: the artist urging African men to dress as women

Serge Attukwei Clottey strolled through Ghanas capital city in his dead moms clothes to honour her memory and to highlight injustice against women. It is the latest step in his art collectives mission to create social change A muscle-heavy man sits, gazing unsmiling at the camera, on a throne of yellow plastic water cans. His […]

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Ken Done: sell-out, one-hit wonder, or Australia’s most underrated artist?

In the 80 s it seemed like every Australian family owned at least one Ken Done handbag, mug or doona covering. But he still battles the prejudices of the Australian art establishment Ken Done believes a lot of contemporary art is shallow, pretentious and hardly worth looking at. Not all of it, he tells. Some […]

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