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In our increasingly image-driven world, it's comforting to know that photojournalism continues to be a significant and powerful conduit for all the stories it's easy to neglect. In this round-up of winning and running-up submissions to the annual World Press Photo Contest, award-winning photographers have captured the heartbreaking, the stunning and the sometimes lovely. Pictures span a spectrum from the politically suggestive ("Contemporary Issues" category) to the familiar ("Daily Life") to the movement-driven ("Sports").      A Portrait of Domestic Violence, Sarah Naomi Lewkowicz Ms. Lewkowicz chronicles a scene...
...he’s offered his services to the superhero movie machine, slyly claiming in a recent Vanity Fair shoot that he’d make a good Superman. One question remains: where can I sign this petition??? Elba also shows some roasting chops in the interview clip below, when he calls out fellow heartthrob George Clooney for his "probable" inability to beatbox. Elba then proceeds to...oh, I won't spoil it. Watch him continue to be adorable in this video. You're welcome.    Image courtesy of Theurbandaily.com ...
Brazen vocalist for Syracuse-based punk band Perfect Pussy, Meredith Graves is a jane of all trades. She’s a seamstress, a foodie, a scholar, a singer, a lyricist, a thrift store enthusiast, and all-around awesome lady. She’s been performing since she was a kid and formed Perfect Pussy after a stint in her noisy trio, Shoppers. It hasn’t even been a year since their debut EP I have lost all desire for feeling was released, but Perfect Pussy has gained notoriety pretty quickly and for good...
      What a great Valentine's Day surprise! Yesterday evening, a federal court toppled Virginia's lingering ban on gay marriage. According to an NBC report, presiding Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen wrote in her opinion:    "Justice has often been forged from fires of indignities and prejudices suffered. Our triumphs that celebrate the freedom of choice are hallowed. We have arrived upon another moment in history when We the People becomes more inclusive, and our freedom more perfect." And this past Tuesday, Matt Pearce of The Los Angeles Times reported...
  Tickets go on sale today for four intimate solo shows with FEIST — whose 2011 album Metals won attention and praise from Pitchfork, The New York Times, and various smaller zines. While this body of work is less pop-y than her previous albums, make no mistake: this lady's songwriting skills have only improved with time. For the woefully uninformed, Feist (,Leslie) is a Canadian musician with with deep roots in early-aughts indie rock. She’s landed multiple Grammy and Juno awards for her best-selling albums The Reminder...
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