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Facebook to test ‘breaking news’ tag for select news publishers’ posts

Facebook will soon offer a select list of news publishers access to a “breaking” designation for their articles. The scarlet tag of distinction will appear below the post’s image, displaying the amount of time that has passed since the piece’s publication. The publishers with the breaking tag at their disposal will have the ability to apply […]

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Mr. Carmack announces live tour, The Original Sound Tour

Come January, Mr. Carmack will serve fans a musical sampler as a part of his latest initiative, The Original Sound Tour. The 23-stop tour will witness the production guru descend upon a number of major cities to deliver live renditions of songs that will be respectively pulled from Melodies, Vibes, Bang, Vista, and Mr. Carmack’s RED, […]

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Destructo announced his Let’s Be Friends tour through North America in early 2018

LA-based producer and industry leader Destructo has announced his “Let’s Be Friends” tour to kick off 2018. Gary Richards, also the man behind the world renowned annual dance music festival HARD Summer in LA, will be hitting major spots all over North America, starting at Output in Brooklyn, NY and concluding his 16-stop tour in […]

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Above & Beyond announces MMW date alongside Seven Lions to conclude upcoming NA ‘Common Ground’ tour

While the formidable trance trio Above & Beyond has yet to embark on their forthcoming “Common Ground” tour in honor of their upcoming album of the same name — to be released in January —the group’s already announced an incredibly exciting denouement of the tour.Fans of the ensemble can expect a cinematic deliverance from the three, now set […]

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McCain May Sink Obamacare and Screw America After All

For those of you on tenterhooks concerning the disastrous new GOP tax bill, your worrying is about to get worse: John McCain, the deciding vote in killing the last two GOP attempts to destroy Obamacare, just announced he will support this bill today, saying: “I believe this legislation, though far …Continue reading Continue Reading at […]

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Holy. Sh*t. The Federalist Literally Just Endorsed Molesting Little Girls

The Federalist just became the latest in a growing list of right wingers to not only support Republican Roy Moore, the child molesting Senate candidate from Alabama, but also to actually defend the practice of grown men sexually assaulting underage girls. No, that is not a typo. First, author …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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The Past Is An Anchor

It’s tempting to think that you can start over at any moment, just pack up your bags and head to new places, but like a shadow, your past will follow you. Wherever you go and whatever you do, your memories, experiences, and mistakes will never be far behind. The lives of my parents shaped me […]

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Trump Administration Accidentally Appoints Qualified Person

(WARNING: SATIRE) A minor scandal erupted in the Trump White House over the recent hiring of Marcus Greene to the post of Assistant Secretary to the Department of Transportation. Greene is an unusual choice for the Trump administration.  A man of Hispanic and African-American descent Asst. …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Anjunadeep will host its first-ever festival in 2018

Above & Beyond‘s deep house imprint will make its foray into festival season this August.Dubbed “Anjunadeep Open Air: London,” Anjunadeep’s inaugural festival will take place on Three Mills Island in East London on August 12. The one-day event will feature a variety of artists aligned with the label’s self professed “deep” aesthetic.Those interested in attending Anjunadeep […]

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Diplo graces L’Uomo Vogue with his good looks

Diplo has struck a pose.The luminary has let his hair down for L’Uomo Vogue, a male focused offshoot of the American fashion & lifestyle magazine.A cornerstone publication of men’s fashion and style, L’Uomo Vogue sees Diplo outfitted in the clean lines of Prada’s spring/summer 2018 line, compiling a gallery of seven photographs of Diplo modeling […]

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MEMBERS ONLY: Fighting Trumpism In The Post-Reality Era

In a larger sense, this is why I continue to write with conservative Republicans in mind, specifically Trumpers these days. While I often do my fair share of choir-preaching, I’m routinely geared toward people who disagree with me. It’s an endlessly tantalizing puzzle to solve. It’s what stirs me …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: The Programmed Allure of Red State America

The Banter Long Read: It occurred to me that if the programmed allure of rural America could be that strong to a lifelong city dweller like me, it must be nigh impossible to resist for actual rural Americans. It would also explain the unrelenting paranoia that their way of life in under …Continue reading Continue Reading […]

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Trump’s Mental State is Deteriorating Rapidly

UPDATE: Trump just tweeted this ridiculous message to the wrong Theresa May (a woman with a protected account who has 6 followers) in what is further proof that he needs to be removed from office immediately. The tweet now appears to have been deleted:  It is true that the left has been …Continue reading Continue […]

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Video surfaces of fireworks landing in the crowd at Transmission Festival

Festivals can feel like a utopian bubble where nothing goes wrong, but given the number of productions each year and the logistics involved, sometimes the margin for human error proves too much.Transmission Festival is the latest example of what can go wrong when all seems right. Just after a stunning visual moment happens via strobes, LED […]

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Richie Hawtin, Bonobo, Diplo & more lead Sónar Festival’s 25th annual Barcelona edition

After an enthralling reveal that Sónar Festival would be sending music into space in an attempt to contact aliens for its 25th anniversary, the festival has come down to Earth and announced the first round of names for 2018.The Barcelona festival will take place from June 14–16, and so far is lead by live performances […]

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Britain Must Now Rescind Trump’s Invite After Retweeting Fascist Propaganda

Just when you thought Donald Trump couldn’t get any worse, any viler or any more toxic, the President of the United States retweets a fascist’s anti-Muslim video to his 43.5 million followers. The president retweeted not one, but three anti-Muslim videos posted by the deputy leader of the …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Is There Anything To Learn From Rap Star Murderer Thug Gucci Mane?

What can ROK readers learn from the masculine principles of the notorious rapper Gucci Mane? For starters, Gucci Mane is a textbook alpha male, violent, high status, and charismatic. Rather than dwell on the degeneracy that is hip-hop culture, a proactive approach is to study the ridiculous plights of alpha male psychopaths like Radric Davis, aka […]

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