California Gov. Gavin Newsom signs bill restricting use of rap lyrics as evidence in criminal trials

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill to restrict prosecutors from using rap lyrics as evidence against criminal defendants in California. Newsom signed on the dotted line of a new bill — the Decriminalizing Artistic Expression Act, also known as AB 2799 — on Friday, which advocates say will help protect artistic expression in hip-hop and … Read more

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signs bill limiting the use of rap lyrics as evidence in criminal proceedings

Washington CNN  —  California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill into law on Friday that limits the use of rap lyrics in criminal court cases in the state. The law requires “a court, in a criminal proceeding where a party seeks to admit as evidence a form of creative expression, to consider specified factors when … Read more

Animanga Fans Don’t Miss The Anime Fest In El Paso This Weekend

Fans of all things anime, don’t miss the Sunland Park Anime Fest this weekend in west El Paso. Smash! Sydney Manga And Anime ShowGetty Images Animanga lovers will celebrate all things anime and pop culture during the anime fest, a mini-convention for fans of anime, manga, games, and other pop culture hosted by The Makers Collaborative … Read more

Lil Nas X and League of Legends Release “STAR WALKIN'” Worlds 2022 Music Video

President of League of Legends Lil Nas X — yes, really — and developer Riot Games have officially released the League of Legends Worlds 2022 anthem, “STAR WALKIN’,” alongside an animated music video. Each year, Riot Games releases an anthem to celebrate the impending esports event. This year, the League of Legends World Championship is … Read more

Trombone Champ Is A Very Bonkers Top 10 Selling Game On Steam

Screenshot: Holy Wow It just simply could not be better that one of the top 10 selling games on Steam right now is Trombone Champ, the utterly ridiculous and hilarious trombone sim-cum-Guitar Hero game from one of the funniest developers in the industry. But it’s also astonishing, given the daft obscurity of the game’s themes. … Read more

Random: Wii Music Walked So ‘Trombone Champ’ Could Run, And We Need A Switch Port

Subscribe to Nintendo Life on YouTube If you are unfortunate enough to have not graced Twitter in the past 24 hours (we don’t necessarily blame you), then you probably will have missed the meteoric rise of Trombone Champ, and with it’s Mii-style visuals, it had us feeling a bit reminiscent. This Guitar Hero-inspired game from … Read more

Celebrities coming back to White House after Trump drought

WASHINGTON (AP) — Celebrities are back at the White House following a pop-culture backlash during the Trump years, when just about anyone considered high-wattage refused to show up. Rocker Elton John is bringing his farewell tour to the South Lawn on Friday, the White House announced Tuesday, one week after singer James Taylor and hosts … Read more

Kotaku’s Trombone Champ Impressions, Rhythm Game Now On Steam

I had seen screenshots of Trombone Champ earlier this week and thought it was some kind of Wii Music meme I’d completely missed. Now that I know it’s an actual game of its own, though, I am very glad I’ve had the chance to check it out. Developed by Holy Wow, Trombone Champ is currently … Read more

Ukraine warns of ‘nuclear terrorism’ after strike near plant

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A Russian missile blasted a crater close to a nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine on Monday, damaging nearby industrial equipment but not hitting its three reactors. Ukrainian authorities denounced the move as an act of “nuclear terrorism.” The missile struck within 300 meters (328 yards) of the reactors at the … Read more