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July 1, 2015

How Latino Organizations Took On A Blowhard And Won

No one thought Donald Trump's comments about Mexicans being rapists were OK. But the swiftness with which he was repudiated by Univision, NBC, and Macy's is new, and many believe a turning point for oft-mentioned Latino influence in the U.S.

5 Under-The-Radar Philly Bands To Follow In 2015

Unlike music scene giants like Nashville or NYC, the Philly scene is more of a community than a competition. Still, bands have to make their way inside that community, which floods prime spots like Johnny Brenda's or Kung Fu Necktie and local airwaves like WXPN to get hyped. So here's your list of 5 underrated bands not getting the attention they deserve in the Philly area for 2015.

What's Going On Around The World Today?

Greece missed its debt payment to the International Monetary Fund. Black churches are burning in southern U.S. states. And a photographer envisions Disney princes falling in love (they actually do).

Un rassemblement islamophobe autorisé à Paris

Habituellement interdite de manifester, l'association islamophobe Riposte Laïque a obtenu l'accord de la préfecture pour se rassembler mardi soir à Paris. «Au bagne Taubira», «islam hors de France», ont scandé les participants.

Alan Gross Spent Five Years In Prison For Trying To Help Cubans Use The Internet

In 2009, an American aid worker seeking to provide internet service for Cubans was thrown in jail for more than five years. Now, as relations with Cuba finally thaw, the imprisonment of Alan Gross remains a prime example of how promoting American values in countries that don't want them is a policy that is as well-intentioned as it is poorly executed.

I Wish I Hadn't Donated My Eggs

A few years ago, when I was broke and faced with a big hospital bill, I got $8,000 for donating my eggs. If I'd known then what I know now, I wouldn't have done it.