Ian McKellen got real candid about Hollywood sticking up for straight, white men.

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Hollywood has some serious issues. It treats women terribly, overlooks people of color, and erases disabled and LGBTQ people from its stories, for starters. Someone who doesn’t need reminding of the industry’s embarrassing failings is openly gay actor Ian McKellen. Photo by Tristan Fewings/WPA Pool/Getty Images. The 78-year-old stage and film actor who’s spent the … Continued

35 Quirky Hotels Around The World

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Still, if you’re looking for some more out-there accommodations for your next trip, the options do exist. From converted airplanes, trains and silos to ice caves and buildings made of salt, here are 35 truly unusual hotels from around the world. Heinz-Peter Bader/Reuters At Dasparkhotel in Ottensheim, Austria, guests stay in rooms constructed from repurposed … Continued

The borrowers: why Finland’s cities are havens for library lovers

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Helsinkis state-of-the-art Oodi library will stand opposite parliament and boast a cinema, recording studio and makerspace. Its a perfect fit for a literate nation taking public learning to the next level A library card was the first thing that was mine, that I had ever owned, says Nasima Razmyar. The daughter of a former Afghan … Continued

Gupta to Jeff Sessions: Medical marijuana could save many addicted to opioids

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(CNN)Dear Honorable Jeff Sessions, I feel obligated to share the results of my five-year-long investigation into the medical benefits of the cannabis plant. Before I started this worldwide, in-depth investigation, I was not particularly impressed by the results of medical marijuana research, but a few years later, as I started to dedicate time with patients … Continued

How Trumps NASA Nominee Used a Nonprofit He Ran to Benefit Himself

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Rep. James Bridenstine (R-Okla.) is a former Navy pilot with virtually no management experience in any large organization. But the Oklahoma Republican has been tapped by President Donald Trump to take over the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), a federal agency with a budget of $18.5 billion, 18,000 federal workers, and over 60,000 contract … Continued

Are you ready? This is all the data Facebook and Google have on you | Dylan Curran

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The harvesting of our personal details goes far beyond what many of us could imagine. So I braced myself and had a look Want to freak yourself out? Im going to show just how much of your information the likes of Facebook and Google store about you without you even realising it. Google knows where … Continued