Kendrick Lamar just won a Pulitzer Prize

Kendrick Lamar has become the first non-classical, non-jazz artist to win the Pulitzer Prize for music for his 2017 album DAMN. The prize listing describes Lamar’s record, which documents the complexities of growing up in his hometown of Compton, as “a virtuosic song collection unified by its vernacular authenticity and …

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Is Hotel Artemis a John Wick homage or a rip-off?

It’s already hard to remember how little anticipation there was when 2014’s John Wick opened. It looked like yet another dour revenge movie in Mad Max “you killed my family, prepare to die” mode, except this time with Keanu Reeves avenging his dead puppy. Then the film came out and …

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Tesla temporarily stops Model 3 production line

Tesla is temporarily stopping production of its Model 3 electric car, amid a long waiting list and several missed targets. The company, however, says the shutdown is intended to resolve some of the problems that have contributed to the numerous delays in getting the cars to hundreds of thousands of …

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How to make a self-cleaning coating that repels all liquid

What’s the best way to keep our screens clean? The first, and obvious answer, is to keep our hands themselves free of grime. But there may be another option: self-cleaning coatings created by materials scientists. Recently, Anish Tuteja, a materials researcher at the University of Michigan, developed a clear, smooth …

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