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[21 Nov 2014 | No Comment | ]

Ian Liebentritt,WHRW News
Apparently the Thai Government does not take kindly to tributes to The Hunger Games, as five university students found out.  Upon giving protagonist Katniss Everdeen’s three-fingered salute to Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, the students were taken away .  The salute took place during a speech by Prayuth in the Khon Kaen province, where the students also wore shirts that declared, “Don’t want a military coup.”  After being placed in Camp Sri Patcharin, the students refused to sign an agreement that prevents them from taking part in political …

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[20 Nov 2014 | No Comment | ]

Aidan Wiliams, WHRW News

Venezuelan electronic music producer Arca now has another wacky, avant music video courtesy of visual artist Jesse Kanda. It features the eponymous track from Arca’s recent debut album, Xen, and it serves as a thematic continuation of Kanda’s previous video for the track Thievery, also from Xen. The video is NSFW.
 
 
 
A fantastic self-produced music video for Fage Kisses, the first track off of an equally wonderful release by SFV Acid titled Amber’s Stuff, was recently premiered. The video contains arcade-style art well suited to the track’s retro, …

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[20 Nov 2014 | No Comment | ]

Jeff Goldberg, WHRW News
“Oh the weather outside is frightful, But the fire is so delightful, And since we’ve no place to go, Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” and snow and snow and snow. Lake Effect snow made a return yesterday with a vengeance. Here in Binghamton, we were lucky to escape with only freezing temperatures. Cities like Buffalo were pummeled with upwards of five feet of snow, with more on the way today. More than a hundred vehicles were trapped along the New York State thruway. …

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[18 Nov 2014 | No Comment | ]

Ian Liebentritt, WHRW News
It has been sadly proven that Martin Luther King, Jr. was even more unpopular to government circles than what was previously believed.  Beverly Gage, a historian at Yale University, recently found an unreducated FBI letter sent to King that demanded he commit suicide.  The FBI placed King under almost constant surveillance and hoped to find evidence labeling him a Communist, but no such information was found .  It became especially interested in King after the “I Have a Dream” speech, and President Kennedy gave the FBI permission …

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[17 Nov 2014 | No Comment | ]

Ray Futia, WHRW News
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office announced on Monday that all but three of the pay phones in all 5 boroughs of NYC will be replaced by 10,000 “LinkNYC” devices, consoles that provide free public Wi-Fi with “up to gigabit speeds” 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Each Link will be about the size of a payphone and will also provide free domestic phone calls, video chatting, usb outlets, and a “touchscreen tablet interface to access City services, directions.” The Links are the result of a public-private …