Prodigy of Mobb Deep dies at 42

June 21, 2017

(CNN)Rapper Prodigy, one half of the influential hip hop duo Mobb Deep has died, according to a co-author on one of his books, Kathy Iandoli. A cause of death has not been released, but the rapper had been hospitalized for complications caused by sickle cell anemia prior to his death, Iandoli told CNN. …


‘The Plot Against America’ is even more relevant today

June 19, 2017

A young Charles Augustus Lindbergh addresses the American people from the Washington Monument in 1927.Image: Historia/REX/Shutterstock The Dystopia Project is Mashable‘s book series looking at what dystopian fiction has to teach us in our new political climate. You can read past entries here. The first time I read The Plot Against America was the same year Philip Roth published it, 2004. Back then I thought it a thoroughly readable cautionary tale set in an alternate America one that …