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    New Artists Review: no:carrier - Huffington Post NEW!

        EDITOR'S NOTE: PLEASE USE THIS IMAGE AS THE SOCIAL MEDIA THUMBNAIL http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2015-08-28-1440727547-5939939-nocarrier5.jpg The West Coast of the United States has always emanated a romantic vision of rainbow sherbet sunsets, velvety golden hills, healthy living, and progressive thinking. The psychedelic Renaissance of the 1960s played a large role in this imagery as Ken Kesey and his Merry Pranksters roamed around the country, sharing their California sensibilities (and LSD) with those who were willing to be "turned on." Though California is undoubtedly one of the most geologically diverse and beautiful places to live, like everything bright, it also has a dark side. Hailing from Germany but transplanted to San Francisco, songwriter and producer Chris Wirsig of the electro-noir-pop duo no:carrier, depicts a more obscure vision of California. The other half of the duo, Cynthia Wechselberger who is the singer, still remains in Germany which does not impede on their musical partnership. Released in May of this year, their four track EP Ghosts Of The West Coast, is a haunting collection of cover songs that they describe as "the American dream gone wrong." The album begins with a rendition of Don Henley's "The Boys Of Summer" which tells the story of a lurking ex-boyfriend who is woefully looking for his lost love at the end of summer. Next comes Belinda Carlisle's tragic track, "California," which warns the listener of the perils of fame and show business, referencing the late River Phoenix as a victim of this peril. Following "California" is Tony Carey's "Room With a View," an unfolding tale of broken dreams and misfortune which eventually lead to homelessness and anguish. The final track, "She Moved Through The Fair," is a traditional Irish song about lost love and a strange choice to put on an EP titled Ghosts Of The West Coast as it breaks the thematic cohesiveness of the album. Each track is sung by a different singer which creates a unique feel to each song. The only track performed by Wechselberger is "She Moved Through The Fair"; Melissa Harding sings "California," Kalib Duarte sings "The Boys of Summer," and Lauralee Brown sings "Room With a View." Though the entire EP is cover songs, the haunting and somber vibe of Ghosts Of The West Coast possesses an inimitable sound that reinvents old tunes. "We can't be compared easily. We have our very own sound that includes elements from several styles - from dark wave to synthpop, from acoustic to electro," says Wirsig. "We're not going on the trodden paths, we stay true to our ideals and write and record exactly the songs we want." Founded in 1995 in Germany, no:carrier was unafraid of sound experimentation and emotive tracks. After releasing their critically acclaimed third album Wisdom & Failure in 2014, no:carrier has been experiencing a momentous pinnacle in their career in 2015. Later this year, the duo plans to release a remix collection of new original material that promises the same melancholic and bittersweet tones that they have spent the last few years building and establishing. Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/nocarriermusic Website: www.nocarriermusic.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/NoCarrierMusic -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

    Trump: 'Making America Hate Again!' - Huffington Post NEW!

        Trump's official campaign slogan is "Make America Great Again!" Perhaps he should change it to the headline above. The Huffington Post has made an editorial decision to put Trump articles in the Entertainment section instead of the political section. This seemed like a good idea at the time. Admittedly he is the class clown -- and the schoolyard bully. Oddly, also the teacher's pet. But his toxic mix of egotism, cynicism and racism simply isn't entertaining. It is, however, still a spectacle. His now infamous tirade about Mexicans being criminals and rapists is well-known. Recently two cowardly young thugs in Boston allegedly urinated on and used a metal pole to beat a 58-year-old sleeping Hispanic homeless man, fracturing his nose and causing other serious injuries. One of them reportedly told the police "Donald Trump was right, all of these illegals need to be deported." (Apparently, the two assailants checked his immigration status before brutalizing him.) A news person asked Trump for his reaction, and Trump reportedly said "That would be a shame" adding this remarkable statement, "I will say, the people that are following me are very passionate. They love this country. They want this country to be great again. But they are very passionate. I will say that." His supporters chanted "USA! USA! USA!" when some protesters were thrown out of a Trump event in Phoenix -- as if they were cheering at Wrestlemania. This week at a press conference in Iowa, several times Trump ordered Univision anchorman Jorge Ramos, a respected journalist and an American citizen, to "Sit down," as if Ramos were a dog being ordered by his unkind master to "Sit." Trump also added to "Go back to Univision." Then Trump nodded at one of his security guards who escorted Ramos out of the room. In the hallway, a Trump supporter further humiliated Ramos telling him "Get out of my country." Ramos responded with restraint, class, and dignity. The delusional Donald has often claims that he will win the "Hispanic" vote. This assertion might be just another Trump empty promise. A recent Gallop Poll shows among Hispanic voters, he has the highest disapproval rate (65 percent) of any GOP candidate. Apparently he is looking to carry Asian vote as well. Here's Trump mocking them and doing a racially stereotypical impersonation of "these people": While Trump may not carry Latinos or Asians, he will likely carry the racists' vote. It isn't surprising that Trump is receiving endorsements from white supremacy groups and neo-Nazis. David Duke, former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, has reportedly called Trump the best of the GOP candidates. In an interview with Bloomberg's Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, Trump reportedly said "I don't need his endorsement; I certainly wouldn't want his endorsement" and added "I don't need anyone's endorsement." When asked if he would repudiate the endorsement, Trump is quoted as saying "Sure, I would if that would make you feel better." That doesn't make me feel any better. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

    What Pope Francis Must Say to Donald Trump - Huffington Post NEW!

        There is a rising tide of nativism washing over the United States at this particular moment. We have seen such waves recurrently in our history. In the 1840s, it was the Know-Nothings, who hated Catholics and opposed Irish immigration and were even responsible for riots and other acts of violence. In the 1920's, it was the turn of the Ku Klux Klan. Even while these hooded terrorists attacked African-Americans in the south, they also campaigned against immigration on racial and religious grounds. The eastern and southern Europeans then entering the country, they maintained, were impossible to assimilate. They were Catholic, they were Jewish, and most of all they were "un-American." These campaigns succeeded in largely shutting down immigration to the United States for forty years, from the 1920's to the middle 1960's. Today, we are witnessing what is shaping up to be a sorry rerun of this awful history. Anti-immigrant sentiment has been on the rise in political circles for some time. It was on vivid display in Virginia in last year's Republican congressional primary, when the upstart David Brat unseated Eric Cantor, one of the most powerful men in Congress, on the strength of a thinly-disguised nativist appeal. The nativism on display today can no longer even be described as "thinly disguised." It is open, it is blatant, and it is foul. Donald Trump, of course, remains the biggest offender. He has spoken in the kind of blunt, racist language that even the defenders of segregation avoided in the 1960's. When talking about Mexican migrants, he has used language like "rapists," and "criminals," to brand and stereotype and demean an entire group of people. He routinely uses the kind of vulgarities that would have made even George Wallace blush. Trump's gutter vulgarity has drawn the Republican field with him. Ben Carson, who was once a world-class neurosurgeon, has more recently called upon the Department of Defense to use drone aircraft to attack "caves" that immigrants use in their passage across the border. And Carson is supported by the so-called Christian right? And then there is Jeb Bush. Has there ever been a more inept pretender to a throne since Aethelred the Unready? When criticized for his continued use of the term "anchor babies, he explained that he really meant to apply it to "Asian people," not Hispanics. Good God, what a consummate disaster! Pope Francis is coming to the United States in just a few weeks. And I devoutly believe that the most urgent task confronting the Pope on his visit is to call the American people away from the poisonous swamp of nativism. Pope Francis is ideally suited for this task. He has pledged his pontificate to the defense of the marginalized and has made a special concern of his the plight of immigrant peoples. 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We are not isolated beings, without connections or duties to others. Pope Francis relied on this premise to develop a strong argument on behalf of the common good. And an aspect of the common good, he asserted, is a humane response to immigration. "The men and women" who arrive "daily on the shores of Europe" require "acceptance and assistance." Christianity, of course, has a long and deep commitment to a welcoming hospitality, and Pope Francis appealed to this tradition to summon his audience to action. But he also urged them to solve the root causes of the immigration crisis -- the poverty and the war that has displaced so many people from their homes and driven them to risk their very beings in a dangerous passage. I encourage Pope Francis to address the language of coarse hatred that is increasingly becoming de rigeur in American politics. No doubt he is far too sophisticated to call out Donald Trump by name. But Trumpism is an ominous trend that must be denounced. More than anything else, Pope Francis must condemn the rising hatred that he represents and espouses. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

    This Is The Kind Of Bullsh*t You Face As A Woman In The Music Industry... - Huffington Post NEW!

        With the help of women on Twitter, a music critic has shed light on an uglier aspect of the industry she works in. Jessica Hopper, music and culture critic and senior editor at Pitchfork, sparked a conversation on Twitter when she asked women and "other marginalized folks" among her almost 28,000 followers when they first felt like they "didn't 'count'" in the music industry.  Gals/other marginalized folks: what was your 1st brush (in music industry, journalism, scene) w/ idea that you didn't "count"?— Jessica Hopper (@jesshopp) August 24, 2015 What came after was a disturbing look at what women face in the industry as Twitter users shared their experiences of sexism and misogyny. Many who are musicians, journalists, photographers and crew members explained that they were often not taken seriously and frequently mistaken for groupies or girlfriends. @jesshopp Being asked to leave backstage (with my toddler in tow) because girlfriends weren't allowed. I was in the band.— Caroline Brooks (@carobeelove) August 26, 2015 @jesshopp loading a band out of the venue I worked at as a PA, a guitarist asked in front of my whole crew, "Who are you, someone's sister?"— Lauren Maslen (@LoMaslen) August 26, 2015 @jesshopp not being allowed backstage because security thought I was a "groupie." I was there to do an interview for a magazine.— Sarah (@SarahGreyrose) August 26, 2015 @jesshopp i was photographing a band in their green room and someone from the venue's crew asked me which band member i was sleeping with.— lisa czech (@lisa_czech) August 26, 2015 Others highlighted the crude comments and casual sexism they experienced on a daily basis. @jesshopp When a man I was interviewing said to me "I hope your writing is as good as your tits"— rachel syme (@rachsyme) August 25, 2015 @jesshopp I wore a skirt while speaking on a panel & a guy approached me after & said he noticed that I had "obviously gone for a sexy look"— Katie Bain (@bainofyrexstnce) August 26, 2015 @jesshopp another: interned @ big music mag, freq. asked to stop working to cover receptionist desk during lunch; male interns rarely asked— alyssa pereira (@alyspereira) August 25, 2015 The most unsettling examples of misogyny came from Twitter users who bravely spoke up about being sexually assaulted, and the troubling reactions they received afterwards.  .@jesshopp Was sexually assaulted on tour when I was TM. Told the band who said, "I don't know what you were expecting, coming on the road."— Cat Jones (@catjonessoda) August 27, 2015 @jesshopp Was hassled/not allowed in until I "proved" my knowledge of the scene/bands. Occasionally assaulted/groped once "allowed" inside.— Reva Rose-Wood (@GIRLEMPOWER) August 27, 2015 @jesshopp sexually assaulted while shooting at a venue, then having the guard tell me "I was standing In the wrong section" (I was press)— mmm (@thirdgrey) August 26, 2015 Though the majority of the responses highlighted sexism in the music and journalism industries, Hopper's tweet also motivated others to share their experience with sexism in other fields and with racial stereotypes. Since receiving so much feedback, Hopper has shifted the conversation and asked women about their accomplishments in the music industry and other fields using the hashtag #WomenInMusic. #WomeninMusic: what accomplishment in music industry/journo/scene are you most proud of?— Jessica Hopper (@jesshopp) August 27, 2015 @jesshopp Being one of the few women in Brooklyn to promote shows. #Womeninmusic— Amy Grimm (@Grimmone35) August 27, 2015 @jesshopp getting my dream internship at my favorite record label— Kelly Longaker (@kellyquackquack) August 27, 2015 @jesshopp Being the sole owner and creator of all my businesses and never having to do it "his" way— Sargent House (@sargenthouse) August 27, 2015 Considering the obstacles they overcame for these accomplishments, these women deserve a round of applause. H/T Newsweek Also on HuffPost: -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

    5 Reasons Lauryn Hill's Influence On Music Is Incomparable - Huffington Post NEW!

        This post is part of a weekly series celebrating #ThrowbackThursday with reflections of our favorite childhood memories, past pop culture moments and more! Just 17 years ago, Hill released "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” on Aug. 25, 1998. This was her first and last studio album which was created in the midst of her own personal struggles. She wanted to "make honest music," Chris Nickson quoted in his written biography on her life  -- and she did.  "[I wanted to] write songs that lyrically move me and have the integrity of reggae and the knock of hip-hop and the instrumentation of classic soul," she told Rolling Stone in 1999. "[My engineer and I worked on] a sound that's raw. I like the rawness of you being able to hear the scratch in the vocals. I don't ever want that taken away." Hill went on hiatus after she recorded the live concert album "MTV Unplugged No. 2.0" in 2001 and returned to the music world recently in the past few years. The former Fugees member hasn't announced plans for a new album, but she has been performing more frequently and recorded new tracks titled "Neurotic Society" and "Black Rage.”  Still, nothing she has done has been as impactful for hip-hop and R&B as her debut solo album. Take a look at some of the ways "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" redefined music: 1. She broke barriers for black female artists.  "Miseducation" lifted boundaries for female artists. Though she wasn't the first person to play with both genres, Hill's songs resonated with the masses when she married hip-hop with R&B. Her debut album sold more than 420,000 copies it's first week, surpassing Madonna's record, and has sold more than 17 million copies worldwide to date. “What Lauryn is doing is opening doors for female artists who aren’t materialistic and flashing their titties,” Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA told MTV in 1998. “She represents a beauty and a wholesomeness that’s more down-to-earth. She makes music that people can relate to, which is why she’s done so well.” 2. "Miseducation" was the first hip-hop album to win a Grammy for Album of the Year. Hill didn't open doors for just women in the industry, but for the entire hip-hop genre. She was nominated for 10 Grammys and won five in 1999, a record for a female artist at that time. Her five wins created a more widespread audience and crossover appeal for hip-hop.  3. The album was a subtle and honest act of feminism. Not only did Hill burst through the industry's glass ceiling, but many may not know that she created this masterpiece while pregnant. The emcee, songstress rejected society's notion that they must choose between family and a career. The fourth track, "To Zion," was for her son whom she carried while creating the album. "'Look at your career,' they said/'Lauryn baby use your head'/ But instead I chose to use my heart," she sings, referencing those who told her to consider an abortion so she wouldn't ruin her career. 4. She helped pioneer conscious lyrics in hip-hop. Hill was "woke" before many artists like Talib Kwele, Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar came onto the music scene. She put her personal testimonies in her lyrics. Hill helped to create an avenue for honest and socially-conscious dialogue in music, from speaking about sexual objectivity in "Doo Wop (That Thing)" to failed relationships in "Ex-Factor" and other topics considered too taboo at the time. In 1999 she predicted that the music industry was about to shift without knowing that she would pave the way for many of today's artists. "I think now people feel a little more comfortable playing with the parameters. Writing more intensely," she told Rolling Stone.  5. Her sound transcends beyond hip-hop and R&B.  The soulfulness and realness of "Miseducation" knocked down boundaries in the music industry, especially for black artists. This year, it earned a place in the Library of Congress. D'angelo noted that "churches were substituting God in the lyrics [for 'Nothing Even Matters']. Whenever they make a gospel version from a secular song, that's significant."   "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" is musical genius and has influenced artists like Adele, Beyonce, Talib Kwele, Kanye West, Nas, John Legend (who launched his career playing the piano on the background of Hill's song "Everything is Everything") and many more. Legend said to Rolling Stone, “She did it better than anybody still has done it. People are still trying to capture that moment.” Though no one knows if the world will see another studio album from Hill, the impact of this particular album is undeniable.  Also on HuffPost:   -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.


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        NEW YORK (AP) — A border patrol agent who shot an escaped inmate who led authorities on a weekslong manhunt in upstate New York says he had "no other option" but to kill him.

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        FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a South Florida man told a prostitute that he was a police officer and that he would arrest her if she refused to have sex without a condom.

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        One person was hospitalized after being shot and wounded near or inside the student union, the Atlanta Journal Constitution newspaper and broadcaster WSBV-TV reported, citing a university official. The campus of the historically black university is in the heart of Savannah, an Atlantic seaport that is Georgia's oldest city and the seat of Chatham County. The Savannah incident came a day after two television journalists were slain by a gunman during a live broadcast in Virginia and about two months after the June 17 fatal shooting of nine parishioners at a landmark African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina.

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        Angry employees like self-described “powder keg” Vester Lee Flanagan, the onetime TV reporter who killed two former co-workers on live television Wednesday, are able to move from job to job because old bosses are too leery of legal action to talk when called for a reference, according to experts.


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