Football may be America’s new national pastime, but the sport is quickly building momentum across the globe, and now the gridiron’s reach has extended all the way to Beijing.

The newly founded China Arena Football League [CAFL] kicked off last week across six teams, all located in China, and featuring a mix of international players; each eight person team is required to field a even split of players of Chinese descent and other international players. This is the next chapter of football’s expansion, the same game millions love in a brand new environment.

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“Here’s why I make movies. I don’t like lies.” – Oliver Stone

Over the course of a career that now stretches nearly as long as J.F.K’s life span, Oliver Stone has been relentlessly driven to make movies with real world impact, and his latest venture, Snowden, is a story for our times. In many ways, it’s the story of our times.

On the surface Snowden is certainly a movie about its title character, Edward Snowden, who unveiled a secret mass surveillance program that even Congress was unaware of. But more broadly, it’s about the labyrinth of digital surveillance we now find ourselves lost in and the roiling cyber-warfare that’s constantly being waged behind our screens that most are blissfully unaware of.

Last week, Stone joined BitTorrent’s Jeremy Johnson from Europe over video-call for a conversation on digital privacy as an essential civil right, how the centralization of the internet has enabled a select few to wreak mass digital havoc, the frightening state of cyber-warfare and much more.

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Since exploding onto the national radar in 2010 as a co-writer for Eminem and Rihanna’s chart destroyer “The Way You Lie,” Skylar Grey has accumulated the kind of resume that puts her in elite music industry territory. GRAMMY appearances, collaborations with everyone from Nicki Minaj to Kid Cudi, Grey can lay claim to one of modern music’s most undeniable discographies.

But for all of the fireworks she’s helped set off, some of her most powerful work has come when she’s simply sitting in front of a computer and giving her often haunting voice room to breathe.

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Announcing Altruistic Mode


We’re in the process of rolling out a new feature of for our BitTorrent and uTorrent clients: Altruistic Mode. This is a feature for users who want to make sure that they upload more than they download and are okay with the tradeoff that their download might never complete. Because this feature has some subtle…

Speaking to Nick Barat is like speaking to the yourself you wish you were. The Fool’s Gold founder and modern renaissance man better known as Nick Catchdubs is almost impossibly awake and relaxed considering he’s just hours away from the label’s DAY OFF festival show in L.A. I’m developing a stress contact high just thinking about the massive undertaking…

At this point even Amish people living under rocks have heard of Drake. The Toronto deity has made the leap from famous rapper to famous musician to the kind of uber-celebrity even my grandmother knows about, and in the process Drake has place an unprecedentedly bright spotlight on Canadian artists.

From Chaos Before he was 8ky, the solo artist driven to change the world, before he was Sky Blu, the international party rock superstar, he was Skyler Austen Gordy, a a kid with Los Angeles’ vast horizons and melting pot of cultures streaming through his veins. It was Skyler who bounced around L.A. with his…