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#PLTFRM: Cuppy

#PLTFRM: Cuppy

No longer renascent and localised, Afrobeats is experiencing a worldwide takeover – the Pan-African movement perennially championed by one force of nature in particular. Standing at the intersection between the Afrobeats/Afroswing movements popularized by artists from the West African diaspora in the UK and the cornucopia of regional sounds birthed on the African continent (kudoro…

14 hotels across the US that offer standalone cottages, villas, cabins, and bungalows for a socially distant stay

14 hotels across the US that offer standalone cottages, villas, cabins, and bungalows for a socially distant stay

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2nd night of Republican convention is under method: Live news

2nd night of Republican convention is under method: Live news

The Republican National Convention’s second night blended live in-person speeches with pre-recorded segments.  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke from Jerusalem about how Trump’s “America First” foreign policy has made the world safer, with a focus on Trump’s support for Israel. First Lady Melania Trump, whose convention speech four years ago borrowed from Michelle Obama,…

43. A Tale of Two Spams

43. A Tale of Two Spams

Crystal Cox, Business Insider In Hawaii, Spam is served at grandma’s house and in high-end restaurants. It’s beloved. But in the continental U.S., the canned pork product is often the punchline of jokes. Why does Spam have such different meanings in different places? The answer involves World War II, Monty Python, and a troupe of…

46. Makin’ Whoopee Cushion

46. Makin’ Whoopee Cushion

Crystal Cox, Business Insider April Fools’ pranks come and go, but one joke item that’s stood the test of time is the whoopee cushion. Today, we trace its history from ancient Rome to now. Where did it come from? Why is it funny? Will it stay popular? And if everyone knows its name, why does…

Think Piece: Joe Biden counters Democrats’ stress and anxiety with a pledge of light versus darkness

For a party sailing into the 2020 election homestretch with a sizable and steady polling lead, Democrats at their national convention this week seemed awfully nervous. The convention often sounded like one big anxiety-fueled get-out-the-vote drive.With hyped-up urgency, speaker after speaker cautioned against voter apathy; recalled how close the 2016 vote had been; and warned…