TIME Music

Final Grateful Dead Show Breaks Record at Chicago Stadium

Band beats U2 in ticket sales

The Grateful Dead have put on their final performance together—and it was a record breaker.

The band played on Sunday night at Chicago’s Soldier Field as part of their “Thee Well, A Tribute To The Grateful Dead” tour, and the stadium said 71,000 tickets were sold for the show, the Associated Press reports—more than any other event held at the stadium.

The stadium, which also saw the Grateful Dead play shows on Friday and Saturday night, said that 70,764 and 70,844 tickets were sold for the band’s earlier performances.

The previous record holder at Soldier Field—U2—performed in 2009 concert that sold 67,936 tickets.

TIME Soccer

Soccer Star Carli Lloyd Shares Photo of the U.S. Team’s Locker Room Celebration

The U.S. team beat Japan 5-2 in the Women's World Cup final

After scoring a hat-trick in the World Cup finals on Sunday and leading her team to victory, soccer superstar Carli Lloyd celebrated along with the rest of the American team.

In an image shared on Instagram, the U.S. team can be seen in the locker room popping bottles and cheering proudly—with Lloyd and the trophy front and centre.

As a caption to the post, Lloyd wrote: “No words to describe how happy I am right now! We did!! So proud of everyone on this team!”

The U.S. team beat defending champs Japan 5-2 in the final game in Vancouver, British Columbia, marking the first American World Cup win since 1999.

No words to describe how happy I am right now! We did!! So proud of everyone on this team!

A photo posted by Carli Lloyd (@carlilloyd) on

TIME celebrity

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher Have Tied the Knot

The former That 70s Show co-stars have known each other since 1998

It’s been a long time coming, but Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher have tied the knot at last, People reports.

The couple, whose engagement was revealed in early 2014, first met on the set of That 70s Show in 1998. Since the pair began dating, they have managed to keep many details of their relationship under wraps. (The couple also has a baby daughter, Wyatt.)

So when the secretive couple neither confirmed nor denied past rumors that they had wed, many suspected the pair had already walked the aisle. But according to People, Kunis and Kutcher finally exchanged vows over the Fourth of July weekend.

Read more at People

TIME Music

Rihanna Goes on a Gruesome Revenge Spree in ‘Bitch Better Have My Money’ Video

About as NSFW as you can get

When fans first heard Rihanna’s track “Bitch Better Have My Money” earlier this year, they knew to expect that the accompanying video would likely be as combative as the lyrics. The new video does not disappoint.

In the seven-minute clip, Rihanna and two side-kicks embark on a gruesome revenge plot that would make any mafia boss proud. The video bloodbath also features appearances from Mads Mikkelsen and Eric Roberts, who star in Hannibal and The Human Centipede III, respectively, so you know they feel right at home.

With graphic content including — but not limited to — nudity, violence and torture, this video isn’t for the faint of heart. (Or, probably, your work computer.)

Read next: This Swedish Teenager Gave Us the Rihanna-Style Summer Jam We Deserve

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TIME animals

This Orphaned Tree Kangaroo Was Raised by a Surrogate Wallaby Mother

Adelaide-Zoo-Tree-Kangaroo
Adelaide Zoo

"If we wanted to save the joey we had to try our luck"

Zoo keepers in Adelaide, Australia, saved the life of an orphaned tree kangaroo by using a surrogate wallaby mother, in what the zoo says is a world first.

The joey, known as Makaia, was left orphaned at just five weeks when zoo keepers discovered that a fallen tree branch had killed his mother. As Makaia was too young to be hand-reared, the Adelaide Zoo staff decided to try to “cross-foster” the little kangaroo, placing the joey into the pouch of a surrogate wallaby mother.

While cross-fostering has been successfully done before, Adelaide Zoo veterinarian David McLelland said that this was the first attempt with a tree kangaroo. “Not only are tree kangaroos distant relatives of wallabies, they also have many behavioural and physical differences,” McLelland said in a press release on the Adelaide Zoo website. “We had no idea if the yellow-foot would accept the tree kangaroo joey, but if we wanted to save the joey we had to try our luck.”

TIME space

You Can See Venus and Jupiter Come Very Close Together Tuesday Night

The two planets will appear to be a double star to the naked eye

The two brightest planets that can be seen from Earth will come this close to one another on Tuesday evening.

For anyone looking at a clear sky in North America, Venus and Jupiter will be just one-third of a degree apart in a phenomenon known as a conjunction and will have the appearance of a double star to the naked eye.

The stunning sight will be the culmination of the planets’ movement over the past few weeks, as they have been slowly creeping toward one another. According to Sky & Telescope magazine, conjunctions between the two planets aren’t actually that uncommon—there was a Venus and Jupiter conjunction last August and there will be another one in October.

But the publication’s Alan MacRobert also points out that though “[t]hese planetary groupings in the sky have no effect on Earth or human affairs,” the conjunction “can lift our attention away from our own little world into the enormous things beyond.”

TIME faith

This Is Pope Francis’ Schedule for His Upcoming Trip to the U.S.

Includes trips to Washington, New York and Philadelphia

The Vatican has released the full schedule for Pope Francis’ September Apostolic Journey to the U.S., which includes meeting with President Obama at the White House, an address at the U.N. General Assembly in New York and a “multi-religious service” at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.

The trip marks the Pope’s first visit to the U.S. since becoming pontiff and will also include a stop in Philadelphia for the “World Meeting of Families,” a church-sponsored gathering that takes place once every three years. The six-day trip will take place between Sept. 22 and Sept 27, and was first announced in November 2014.

See the full schedule of the Pope’s trip here.

TIME celebrity

Watch Marshawn Lynch Prove Just How Much He Loves Skittles for Conan O’Brien

The late-night host made the running back's dream come true

When Marshawn Lynch appeared on Conan Monday night, host Conan O’Brien seized the opportunity to let the Seattle Seahawks running back immerse himself in his favorite candy.

As Lynch’s love of Skittles is well-known, O’Brien set up an “end zone” full of the fruity candy and encouraged the football player to jump in backwards — which happens to be Lynch’s signature move.

Lynch was more than keen and, unsurprisingly, O’Brien was only too happy to join him.

TIME health

One Factor That Kept the Women of 1960 Away From Birth Control Pills: Cost

Bottle of Enovid tabs 10mg, early 1960s. Front three quarter view. Graduated grey background.
David Exton—SSPL via Getty Images Bottle of Enovid tabs 10mg, early 1960s.

Fifty-five years ago, "the Pill" hit the market

The road to safe and effective birth control in the U.S. was long and winding — with more than a few bumps along the way. But 55 years ago today, June 23, 1960, marks the day when the birth control pill was first available for purchase in the U.S. for contraceptive purposes.

Previously, the Food and Drug Administration had approved hormone pills to treat menstrual disorders, such as irregular periods or PMS. But in May of 1960, the FDA had cleared Enovid, the trade name of an oral contraceptive by G.D. Searle and Company, and by June 23, “the Pill” — as oral contraceptives would soon be commonly known — was on the market.

And it was exactly what women had been waiting for. Because of the country’s squeamishness over birth control — anti-obscenity laws had prohibited even doctors from discussing contraceptives in the early 20th century — women had long been resorting to other, often unreliable and sometimes dangerous, methods to prevent pregnancy. Access to a dependable, safe form of birth control offered women a freedom that was previously unknown.

But there was initially one major downside to Enovid — the price. Taking stock of the Pill’s success, a little more than six months after it hit the market, TIME noted in February 1961 that:

Enovid proved to have remarkably few undesirable side effects: in her first month or two on the pills, a woman may be nauseated, and may gain weight. The main trouble with Enovid, as with all progestins, was cost. The pills were priced to retail at 50 cents or 55 cents each, and one a day for 20 days meant $10 or $11 a month. Last week Searle cut it price by 30%, which should bring the retail price down to $7 or $8… And Searle promptly cut this a further 50% by convincing the FDA that five milligrams will inhibit ovulation just as well as ten, making the net cost to the consumer $3.50 to $4 a month.

In spite of the initial cost of the Pill, 400,000 women saw their doctors about getting a prescription that first year — even though $10 in 1960 was the equivalent, with inflation, of nearly $80 today. By 1963, after the price had dropped, the number of women had risen to 2.3 million.

Just three years later, in 1966, TIME summed up just how quickly and thoroughly American women had taken to oral contraceptives, writing, “No previous medical phenomenon has ever quite matched the headlong U.S. rush to use the oral contraceptives now universally known as ‘the pills.’”

TIME Bizarre

Naked Man Screaming ‘I’m on Fire’ Streaks Walmart to Shower in Milk

“The first question I would have would be, ‘why?’” Pike County Sheriff Rodney Scott said

Two men have been arrested in Kentucky after a man ran naked — save for shoes, socks and a Halloween mask — through a Walmart and filmed it.

In the video above, which includes footage from the stunt that was filmed and uploaded to YouTube on June 17, the man can be seen running around in the store, screaming “I’m on fire” and pouring milk over his head.

According to WOWK-TV, David Daniels and Timothy Smith were arrested for the stunt on Saturday and were taken to the Pike County Detention Center where they will be held without bond until they appear in court.

“The first question I would have would be, ‘why?’” Pike County Sheriff Rodney Scott says in the clip above. “Why would they want to do it?”

Why, indeed.

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