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Randy Rainbow made his name satirising Trump – now what?

By Vincent DowdArts correspondent, BBC Newsimage copyrightRandy Rainbowimage captionRandy Rainbow adapts well-known show tunes for his videosThose with cause to lament Donald Trump’s departure from the White House may include America’s satirists – the people he gave comic material to almost daily. In those four years the videos of Randy Rainbow delighted countless followers with…

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    The Award-Winning, Heart-Wrenching True Story Behind Our Friend

    Hollywood retellings of personal tragedy rarely get it right, favoring melodrama and better box office returns over a commitment to the honest, wince-inducing truth. Our Friend, Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s new film, based on an award-winning Esquire article by Matthew Teague, tells the truth—and it will leave you in tears, not just over the overwhelming sadness and…

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      Harriet Tubman might be back on the $20 bill

      The $20 bill could feature activist Harriet Tubman. Image: Getty Images By Chase DiBenedetto2021-01-25 22:08:46 UTC The $20 bill could be getting a new face under the Biden administration, according to Biden press secretary Jen Psaki.  In a press conference Monday afternoon, Psaki said the administration was resuming the years-long effort to replace the current…

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        Twitter launches crowdsourced fact-checking portal ‘Birdwatch’

        Who will birdwatch the birdwatchers? Image: leon neal / Getty Images By Rachel Kraus2021-01-25 19:52:44 UTC Up in the crow's nest of the internet, Twitter users will soon be able to call "misinformation ahead"! Twitter announced a new crowdsourced fact-checking initiative called "Birdwatch" Monday. The idea is that everyday Twitter users will be able to…

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          Lips is a new social network where sexual expression is welcome

          There are fewer and fewer places for sex workers, sex educators, and adult content creators to find a home online.  Lips, a new social network geared towards free sexual expression, aims to provide that space. Founder Annie Brown and her team want users — sex workers, erotic artists, queer people, activists, and more — to…

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            Biden announces end to transgender military ban

            President Joe Biden signed an executive order Monday morning overturning the Trump-era ban on openly transgender Americans serving in the military.  The executive order "immediately prohibits involuntary separations, discharges, and denials of reenlistment or continuation of service on the basis of gender identity or under circumstances relating to gender identity," according to a White House…

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              Skip the AirPods Max — these Beats headphones are on sale for up to 47% off

              All products featured here are independently selected by our editors and writers.If you buy something through links on our site, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. Image: beats by dre By Haley HenschelMashable Shopping2021-01-25 17:30:45 UTC Select Beats headphones and earphones are on sale across Amazon as of Jan. 25: OUR TOP PICK: Beats Solo…

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                Sky ramps up film and TV plans to compete with streaming giants

                image copyrightCloudburst Entertainmentimage captionRobert De Niro's The Comeback Trail is among the films that will be availableSky UK is ramping up the number of original and exclusive films and TV shows it offers in an attempt to compete with streaming giants.The company said Sky Cinema will host 30 new original films in 2021 - up…

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                  Apple’s new ‘Time to Walk’ feature officially lands on Fitness+

                  In case you needed something to make those daily walks more interesting. Image: apple / mashable composition  By Brenda Stolyar2021-01-25 16:45:12 UTC Early Monday morning, a leaked promotional video surfaced for Apple's new Fitness+ feature called Time to Walk. Only a few hours later, the walking audio experience officially went live.  Currently available on the…

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                    A Scholar Takes a Deep Dive Into a Painted Homage to Abraham Lincoln

                    Smithsonian Voices Smithsonian Institution Office of Fellowships and Internships A Painted Homage to A Political Giant: G.P.A. Healy’s Posthumous Portrait of President Lincoln January 19th, 2021, 12:00PM / BY Alba Campo Rosillo Lea este articulo en espanol. U.S. artist George Peter Alexander Healy’s (1813 – 1894) 1887 portrait of President Abraham Lincoln (1809 – 1865)…

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                      Take notes and create art digitally in 2021 with a new iPad

                      All products featured here are independently selected by our editors and writers.If you buy something through links on our site, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. Take your notes, create drawings, and more on iPad. Image: Mashable Photo Composite By Jae ThomasMashable Shopping2021-01-25 16:11:37 UTC Here are the top deals on iPads as of Jan.…

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                        Bet on 2024 candidates now by buying shares to campaign urls

                        Image: mschf By Anna Iovine2021-01-25 16:01:18 UTC Inauguration is over and done with and the 2020 election is finally behind us. You know what that means: Time to think about 2024! MSCHF, the group behind offbeat projects like Walt's Kitchen and "killing brands" on TikTok, had this forethought when they created In The Year 2024.…

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                        Speed up your home’s WiFi with these 3 routers on sale for less than $100

                        All products featured here are independently selected by our editors and writers.If you buy something through links on our site, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. Imagine: Multiple people streaming without lag at once. Image: tp-link By Leah StodartMashable Shopping2021-01-25 15:53:01 UTC Save up to 24%: Budget-friendly WiFi routers from TP-Link and Netgear are on…

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                        Looking to sell stuff online? A .store domain can help you stand out.

                        Products featured here are selected by our partners at StackCommerce.If you buy something through links on our site, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. A .store domain extension can make your online shop even more unique. Image: cottonbro from Pexels By StackCommerceMashable Shopping2021-01-25 15:04:18 UTC TL;DR: As of Jan. 25, score a .store domain extension…

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                        Keep your treasures secure with this smart pocket safe

                        Products featured here are selected by our partners at StackCommerce.If you buy something through links on our site, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. Lock away small valuables like jewelry, money, and watches. Image: Trova By StackCommerceMashable Shopping2021-01-25 10:00:00 UTC TL;DR: The Trova Go+ biometric storage box will help you keep your small valuables safe.…

                        How to learn the essentials of cloud computing online

                        Products featured here are selected by our partners at StackCommerce.If you buy something through links on our site, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. Set yourself up for a job in cloud computing. Image: Soumil Kumar from Pexels By StackCommerceMashable Shopping2021-01-24 10:00:00 UTC TL;DR: Prepare for jobs in cloud computing with this 2021 Cloud Computing…

                        10 of the most unique reusable water bottles are up to 40% off

                        Products featured here are selected by our partners at StackCommerce.If you buy something through links on our site, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. Keep a portable reusable bottle with you wherever you go. Image: Hydaway By StackCommerceMashable Shopping2021-01-24 10:00:00 UTC There’s no reason why you shouldn’t have a reusable water bottle in 2021. Buying…

                        10 courses and tools on sale to help you land your dream job

                        Products featured here are selected by our partners at StackCommerce.If you buy something through links on our site, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. Figure out how to get from filling out an application to sealing the deal on your dream job. Image: fauxels from Pexels By StackCommerceMashable Shopping2021-01-24 10:00:00 UTC From filling out job…

                        All the best VPNs for streaming films from the UK

                        We have lined up a selection of the best VPNs for watching films online, including popular services like ExpressVPN and NordVPN. Best for security NordVPN NordVPN effectively protects your online data and privacy, whilst being able to unlock leading streaming sites. All products featured here are independently selected by our editors and writers.If you buy…

                        Here’s how to watch American Netflix from the UK

                        All products featured here are independently selected by our editors and writers.If you buy something through links on our site, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. A one-year subscription to ExpressVPN is on sale. Image: pexels By Joseph GreenMashable Shopping2021-01-24 05:10:00 UTC SAVE 49%: A one-year subscription to ExpressVPN is on sale for £5.05 per…

                        Italy cracks down on TikTok following child’s tragic death

                        From digital to physical. Image: Sean Gallup / getty By Jack Morse2021-01-23 22:35:17 UTC Italian regulators turned their eyes toward TikTok this week following the tragic death of a 10-year-old girl. On Thursday, the Italian Data Protection Authority (GPDP) ordered makers of the popular social media app to stop processing the data of any user…

                        Where to learn to play guitar online

                        Image: LjubaPhoto / Getty Images By Andy Moser2021-01-23 20:00:00 UTC When we spend so much of our time online, we’re bound to learn something while clicking and scrolling. Discover something new with Mashable’s series I learned it on the internet. Like any skill, mastering the guitar takes practice. It’s easy to tell someone to take…

                        Please, someone cast Anthony Carrigan in a ‘Hitman’ series

                        Come on, slap a barcode on him and he’s golden. Image: Getty Images By Alexis Nedd2021-01-23 19:40:11 UTC Happy Hitman III to all who celebrate.  The recent release of the latest installment in IO Interactive’s legendary assassination games should keep most fans of series protagonist Agent 47 busy for a while. But in between dressing…

                        Krystina Arielle: Star Wars supports High Republic host after racist abuse

                        Publishedduration6 hours agoimage copyrightGetty Imagesimage captionKrystina Arielle received a barrage of abuse from Twitter usersThe official Star Wars Twitter account has tweeted in support for Krystina Arielle, the host of the upcoming Star Wars: The High Republic Show, after she received online harassment.Tweets by Arielle surfaced of her speaking about the role white people play…

                        Xbox Live Gold doesn’t need a price change. It just needs to disappear.

                        Microsoft had quite a Friday. The fun started when the Xbox maker shared the news that Xbox Live Gold, a paid subscription service that primarily exists to let Xbox users play their games online, would soon cost more. By roughly double. The particulars varied by subscription length, but the formerly $60 annual subscription was poised…

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