SXSW festival cancels video game panels after getting ‘numerous threats of on-site violence’

SXSW festival cancels video game panels after getting ‘numerous threats of on-site violence’

Arturo Garcia Organizers of the South by Southwest festival (SXSW) announced on Monday that they canceled two video game-related panels after receiving threats, Fusion reported. The festival said in a statement that it “has received numerous threats of on-site violence related to this programming. SXSW prides itself on being a big tent and a marketplace

Boxing champ Mike Tyson says Donald Trump ‘should be president of the United States’

Boxing champ Mike Tyson says Donald Trump ‘should be president of the United States’

Agence France-Presse Former world heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson has stepped into the political ring, firmly backing Donald Trump in the billionaire tycoon’s bid for the White House in 2016. Tyson issued his endorsement late Monday on HuffPost Live, saying he would like to see a business-minded commander in chief after eight years of President

Georgia ‘Confederate themed’ bar serves ‘Ni**erita’ shot with tequila and watermelon liqueur

Georgia ‘Confederate themed’ bar serves ‘Ni**erita’ shot with tequila and watermelon liqueur

David Ferguson A bar in the home town of the University of Georgia is generating controversy by featuring a racist drink — a shooter called a “Ni**erita,” which features tequila and watermelon-flavored liqueur. Athens, GA’s alt-weekly magazine the Flagpole reported Tuesday about the offensive drink which is served at the bar General Beauregard’s. The racist joke

George Orwell’s estate threatens radio host for using the number 1984

George Orwell’s estate threatens radio host for using the number 1984

Bethania Palma Markus “Who controls the past controls the future, who controls the present controls the past.” So goes the slogan of Ingsoc, or the English Socialist Party, the totalitarian rulers in George Orwell’s paradigm-setting dystopian novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four. The descendants of Orwell, whose name has become synonymous with mechanisms used to enforce power, are

Facebook sued over posts inciting attacks on Jews

Facebook sued over posts inciting attacks on Jews

Agence France-Presse An Israeli NGO said Tuesday it was suing Facebook for failing to remove pages that encourage the killing of Jews, after a wave of attacks by Palestinians left nine Israelis dead. Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, director of the Shurat HaDin organisation that filed the lawsuit in the New York State Court on Monday, said the

Pentagon chief: US won’t hold back from ‘direct action on the ground’ to fight Islamic State

Pentagon chief: US won’t hold back from ‘direct action on the ground’ to fight Islamic State

Agence France-Presse Defense Secretary Ashton Carter on Tuesday said the United States will ramp up attacks on Islamic State jihadists in Syria and Iraq, with additional air strikes and even direct action on the ground. Testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Carter said he expects more actions like the one last week that freed