Watch a black hole tear half a dozen stars to shreds

One of the sweatiest apocalyptic events you can get on a stellar scale is a star torn apart by a black hole. This sort of thing, called a tidal disruption event, or TDE, was first suspected to be the cause of high-energy X-ray emission in distant galaxies in the early 1980s. Since then, numerous surveys have detected dozens of possible TDEs, all occurring in galaxies hundreds of millions of light years away. They are very rare in a given galaxy, but if you look at enough galaxies you'll see them.
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Cozz Returns With ‘Fortunate’ EP

While we wait to see if a joint project with him and TDE’s Reason comes to fruition, Dreamville’s Cozz has returned with his latest project Fortunate. His first body of work since his 2018 album Effected, the seven-track drop is described as one of the Los Angeles rapper’s most personal work to date. Unfortunately, the project comes with issues courtesy of how it was delivered to the DSPs. “No lie I’m frustrated cuz I had an idea of how I want people to hear this EP but technical difficulties didn’t allow that to happen,” Cozz said on Twitter. “What’s below is the order so if you care enough, listen as is but if not f**k it the music is the same. This will be fixed by Friday enjoy.”
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TDE President Punch Henderson Unveils New Collective, A Room Full of Mirrors

TDE President Terrence “Punch” Henderson has unveiled his newest hip-hop collective, A Room Full of Mirrors. Comprised of Punch, Daylyt, Nick Grant, Lyric Michelle, Ichiban Don, Billymaree, Jrias Law, Earlee Riser and producer Hari, the exec told Billboard that A Room Full of Mirrors was formed while he was working on his solo album around the time they finished SZA‘s CTRL Tour:
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State rejects complaint alleging WCS curriculum includes critical race theory

The Tennessee Department of Education rejected a complaint filed by the Williamson County chapter of Moms for Liberty, a conservative nonprofit organization that aims to "defend parental rights," last week alleging that elements of critical race theory were being taught at Williamson County Schools. Back in May, the Tennessee legislature...

TDE’s Punch Introduces New Collective A Room Full of Mirrors, Announces Visual EP Release Date

Terrence “Punch” Henderson is experiencing his third reinvention. As rapper, filmmaker and president of independent label Top Dawg Entertainment, Punch describes this moment as doing something that he’s never done before in the music business. After helping the Black Hippy crew — Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Schoolboy Q and Ab-Soul — reach the top of the rap game as solo acts and getting SZA to superstar status, he’s looking to duplicate his previous success with his latest endeavor: the hip-hop collective A Room Full of Mirrors.

TDE asks Gabrielle Ammann, Lawrence Bonnel, Steven Volpe and Sandra Weingort: "Which is the first piece of collectible design you really fell in love with and why?"

A globally respected gallerist and one of the leading taste makers within the collectible design market, Gabrielle Ammann formed her gallery in Cologne in 2006. There she displays the work of artists, designers and architects pushing the boundaries of their respective disciplines. “The first collectible design work I fell in...

Should Ab Soul Be A Superstar By Now?

I’m a big Ab-Soul fan but in no universe would he be a superstar. He doesn’t have the image, his lyrics are pretty obscure and his subject matter just doesn’t appeal to the masses. And frankly I don’t think he cares to be. Now if you want to say being...

Album Review: Beanz – Tables Turn

The amount of women emerging in the rap scene is refreshing to see. They’re coming out the gates with knowledge, dedication and the confidence that they’re just as good (and most times even better) than their male peers. One of these women is Sabrina Perez, better known as Beanz, from Reading, Pennsylvania. After competing on the Netflix series Rhythm and Flow, she made a name for herself, garnering thousands of followers across social media and on streaming services. Her latest album, Tables Turn, showcases her drive, self-love and confidence in who she is as an MC.

Mid-InfraRed Outbursts in Nearby Galaxies (MIRONG). II. Optical Spectroscopic Follow-up

Yibo Wang, Ning Jiang, Tinggui Wang, Lin Yan, Zhenfeng Sheng, Liming Dou, Jiani Ding, Zheng Cai, Luming Sun, Chenwei Yang, Xinwen Shu. Infrared echo has proven to be an effective means to discover transient accretion events of supermassive black holes (SMBHs), such as tidal disruption events (TDEs) and changing-look active galactic nuclei (AGNs), in dusty circumnuclear environments. To explore the dusty populations of SMBH transient events, we have constructed a large sample of Mid-infrared Outbursts in Nearby Galaxies (MIRONG) and performed multiwavelength observations. Here we present the results of multiepoch spectroscopic follow-up observations of a subsample of 54 objects spanning a time scale of 4 yr. Emission-line variability was detected in 22 of them with either emergence or enhancement of broad Balmer emission lines in comparison with pre-outburst spectra. Coronal lines, HeII{\lambda}4686 and Bowen line NIII{\lambda}4640 appeared in the spectra of nine,seven and two sources, respectively. These results suggest that MIRONG is a mixed bag of different transient sources. We have tentatively classified them into different subclass according to their spectral evolution and light curves. Two sources have been in a steady high broad H{\alpha} flux up to the latest observation and might be turn-on AGNs. Broad lines faded out in the remaining sources, indicating a transient ionizing source ignited by TDE or sporadic gas accretion. Thirty-one sources do not show noticeable spectral change with respect to their pre-outburst spectra. They have a statistically redder MIR color and lower MIR luminosity of the outbursts,which are consistent with heavily obscured events.

Rockstar Games will re-list classic versions of GTA trilogy

GTA The Definitive Edition is an extremely generous name for the absolutely abysmal port of the whatever cursed version of the original GTA 3D trilogy Rockstar's repack was made from. Horrendous remastering work ended up taking way more from the originals than it added, resulting in overwhelming numbers of fans complaining about this glorified mobile port on PC and consoles.

Album Stream: Isaiah Rashad – The House Is Burning (Deluxe)

As Thanksgiving nears, it’s important to reflect on the number of gifts our favorite artists have offered so far this year. Jazmine Sullivan dropped Heaux Tales, Tyler, The Creator gave the world Call Me If You Get Lost and Dave returned with We’re All Alone In This Together. While there are a number of great projects this year, few are as authentic and emblematic of the area in which the artist is from as Isaiah Rashad’s The House Is Burning.

Isaiah Rashad Releases New EP ‘homies begged’ — Stream

Isaiah Rashad has just finished touring his The House Is Burning album which dropped in the summer. You can stream it here. The week of the album drop, Zay shared a song called ‘Runnin’‘ featuring ScHoolboy Q. It didn’t appear on the LP, but fans were delighted after having the short snippet on repeat for a long while up to that point. The TDE rapper has a bunch of snippets that fans play, and throughout the tour, it seems fans were telling him to put the songs out.

Gearing Up for Winter? Don't Forget to DANCE!

As the weather turns colder many of us will be looking for an indoor activity to keep our kids active. Here are some great reasons to consider classes at The Dance Effect Performing Arts Center in Spring City. Dance. Dance class is phenomenal for everyone, but especially kids. They are...

Isaiah Rashad Drops A Deluxe Edition Of ‘The House Is Burning’ With Juicy J, Young Nudy, And More After ‘Homies Begged’

The world waited nearly five years for Isaiah Rashad to make his return to the music world and finally, at the beginning of August, he did just that. The TDE rapper touched down with his second album The House Is Burning, and it was met with rave reviews from fans. Guest appearances from Lil Uzi Vert, Jay Rock, SZA, 6lack, Smino, and more also stood out on Rashad’s latest body of work. Nearly four months after he released it, Rashad returns with its deluxe version simply because the “homies begged.”

Lightcurve Evolution of the nearest Tidal Disruption Event: A late-time, radio-only flare

Eric S. Perlman (Florida Institute of Technology), Eileen T. Meyer (University of Maryland, Baltimore County), Q. Daniel Wang (University of Massachusetts), Qiang Yuan (Purple Mountain Observatory), Richard Henriksen, Judith Irwin (Queens University), Jiangtao Li (University of Massachusetts), Theresa Wiegert, Haochuan Li (Queens University) Tidal disruption events (TDEs) occur when a...