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Amir Bar-Lev’s ‘Long Strange Trip’ to Making the Definitive Grateful Dead Documentary

In 2003, Amir Bar-Lev (“Happy Valley,” “The Tillman Story”) had just one film under his belt, “Fighter,” and a lofty idea for his next project: the definitive Grateful Dead documentary. It was a daunting task that would end up taking 14 years, 11 of them trying to get the band’s blessing and the proverbial...

Grocery Stores: An American Miracle

Mario Anzuoni / Reuters The scale of the American food system is something to marvel at: There are about 38,000 grocery stores in the country, which together bring in roughly $670 billion in sales each year. But to better understand this system, it's useful to break it down into its component parts: every...

Nicolas Maduro Doesn’t Really Control Venezuela

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks, during a meeting with supporters at Miraflores Palace in Caracas, Venezuela, on May 19, 2017. It's hard to pick the Venezuelan president’s greatest flaw. Which is more serious: his cruel indifference to the suffering of his people, or his brutal autocratic behavior? Which is more outrageous: his immense ignorance...

Facebook aims for broad views in ‘trending topics’ tweak

A NEW TRENDING SYSTEM. Facebook will roll this out across iOS, Android and Desktop soon. Images from Facebook blog post WASHINGTON, DC, USA – Facebook on Wednesday, May 24, unveiled its latest redesign to its "trending topics" feature – its latest move to give users a variety of sources on important news events. The...

IN PHOTOS: Advocates light candles rejecting martial law

AGAINST MARTIAL LAW. Various activist groups rally in Plaza Miranda in front of Quiapo Church as they denounce the firefight between government forces and the Maute group during a candle lighting activity on May 24, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler MANILA, Philippines – Advocates lit candles on Wednesday, May 24, in protest of the...

Donald Trump urged not to withdraw from Paris Agreement

Over the next several years, parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change will meet to determine how the Paris Agreement will be implemented when it goes into effect in 2020. (Reuters) As many as 36 Democratic Senators have urged US President Donald Trump not to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, arguing that...

NPA crisis: Given rating agencies track record, odd that RBI looks to add to their credibility

In order to prevent rating-shopping or any kind of conflict of interest, RBI is likely to pay for the ratings itself. Given the allegations of crony capitalism that have dogged bank loans and restructuring processes in the past, it is understandable that the government should wish to distance itself from the process. So, rather...

Farm Groups Mad At Trump For Failing Ag Community In New Budget

A worker uses a tractor to spray a field of crops during crop-eating armyworm invation at a farm in Settlers, northern province of Limpopo, South Africa, February 8,2017. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko Farm advocacy groups are not pleased with President Donald Trump’s new budget proposal for 2018, which cuts the Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) budget by...

Mother and daughter recount moments of terror as they were hit by shrapnel leaving Manchester arena

A mother and daughter narrowly escaped Monday’s attack at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, after being hit with shrapnel from the deadly bomb explosion. "I didn't even know I'd been hit. I was just screaming," Lizzie Murtagh told ABC News' Amy Robach. "It ripped through my jeans ... the back of my...

Yassmin Abdel-Magied’s ABC TV show, Australia Wide axed after Anzac Day controversy

Yassmin Abdel-Magied has had her show cancelled by the ABC. Picture: Supplied A MONTH after her controversial Anzac Day comments, Muslim activist Yassmin Abdel-Magied’s show has been axed by the ABC. In now-deleted posts which infuriated diggers and Australians alike on April 25, Abdel-Magied wrote: “Lest We Forget (Manus, Nauru, Syria, Palestine ...)” Yassmin...
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