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Extra, Extra: Guided By Voices Breaks Up, Cancel Tour

Because we don't need a survey to know NYers are obsessed with brunch, check out today's end-of-day links: lonely 911 prank caller, Port Authority toilets, manservants, Tina Fey playdates, and a St Bernard-sized hug. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here. [ more › ]

A Good Survey of Strong Seattle Artists

1 hour agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The Neddy Awards—$25,000 each to two winners and $1,500 each to six finalists—are given every year to “individuals who create outstanding work with an applied consciousness of responsibility to society.” This joint exhibition of all their works gives you a chance to consider what the criteria mean and whether you’d have applied them the same way... KEEP READING > >

Boundary-Busting Music at Kremwerk

1 hour agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

For the last dozen years, Chicago’s Hieroglyphic Being (Jamal Moss) has been tearing up his hometown’s world-famous house-music blueprint and devising new strategies. A restless experimenter, Moss has injected a wide range of bizarre tonalities and strangely angled rhythms into... KEEP READING > >

Meteorite that killed off dinosaurs shaped modern-day plants

The life strategy of plants that dominate our forests today may be linked to a massive meteorite that slammed into Earth 66 million years ago, according to a new study.

Review: 'Altina' a straightforward tribute to Altina Schinasi

Altina Schinasi was a tobacco heiress, artist, activist, filmmaker and 20th century zelig. Her life is explored in the doc 'Altina,' but it's more pop vanity project than dissection. Altina Schinasi was a tobacco heiress, artist, activist, filmmaker and 20th century zelig. Her life is explored in the doc 'Altina,' but it's more pop vanity project than dissection.

'The Good Wife' star Alan Cumming favors Scottish independence

Alan Cumming, who plays Eli Gold on CBS' "The Good Wife," has been an American citizen since 2008, but he still has a keen interest in the affairs of his native Scotland. And on the day that Scots are heading to the polls to decide whether the country will leave the United Kingdom, the actor...

Seth Rogen to star in Adam McKay-directed Ben Schwartz comedy

Stop us if you've heard this one: A guy known for starring in man-child comedies, another guy known for directing man-child comedies and a third guy who plays a man-child on TV decide to make a movie together. Comedy ensues.

MLS Commissioner Don Garber says Chivas USA might not play in 2015

A decision on whether the troubled soccer team Chivas USA plays next year will be made after a new ownership group is chosen in the upcoming months, Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber said Thursday.

Downtown vigil planned for couple held in Qatar since daughter died

Friends and family of a San Gabriel Valley couple confined in Qatar after the death of their adopted daughter will stage a candlelight vigil Thursday to bring attention to a case that has dragged on for 20 months.

Appetizing Aperture

Credit: Whole Foods Market Let’s get down to the fondumentals of fall cheeses at Whole Foods Market’s FreeCheese Night: Grilling Cheese 101 demo and cheese tasting on Tuesday, September 16 from 6-7:30 p.m. At this cheesy tutorial, learn from grilled cheese experts about cheese grilling and sample grilled cheese sandwiches.

JetBlue's CEO out, replaced by airline's president

JetBlue CEO Dave Barger will step down in February and be replaced by the airline's president, Robin Hayes. New York-based JetBlue Airways Corp. announced the move Thursday. Speculation about... To view the full story, click the title link.

Group Wearing "ISIS T-Shirts" On Plane Detained At JFK

This is probably not a good time to wear clothing with the letters "ISIS" on it, but that's exactly what a group traveling on a plane to New York did today. [ more › ]

A Stevie Nicks Selfie Show Is Coming To NYC

Standing in a room full of selfies taken by Stevie Nicks probably feels something like being a newborn baby bird encircled in a nest, wrapped in the warmth of your mother's wing, at twilight. The Fleetwood Mac frontwoman was selfie-ing way before Instagram, and now her (to use outdated Vernacular) "self portraits" will be on display at the Morrison Hotel Gallery. [ more › ]

Atlanta CFO Jim Beard negotiating contract for new job, City Hall departure appears imminent

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A Good Evening Spoiled

A few weeks ago, my oldest child walked out the front door and headed straight for eighth grade. He wore a Chicago Black Hawks t-shirt, but I remember when he sported Lightning McQueen as he headed towards his first day of kindergarten. Show More Summary

Brian Kemp Responds to Voter Registration Issues

Since Wednesday’s meeting of the Georgia Elections Board to discuss the subpoena by Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp to the New Georgia Project seeking information about potential fraudulent voter registration forms, there haveShow More Summary

Highlights from Andray Domise’s Reddit AMA

2 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In an Ask Me Anything session, the Ward 2 council candidate talked about the Ford family, racial discrimination, taxation, and more. Andray Domise, a former insurance manager, is making a bid for a council in Ward 2, Etobicoke North—Doug...Show More Summary

A Festival Of Joyous Rebellion This Weekend At The Hideout

On Saturday the Hideout plays host to The Festival of Joyous Rebellion, a celebration of civic engagement and politics via music, art and spoken word. [ more › ]

The Guest Is Glorious Cheese

2 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

As David, Dan Stevens is deadly...deadly handsome, that is. The Guest opens with a soldier named David (Dan Stevens) arriving at a New Mexico home to deliver a message to the mother of a dead soldier named Caleb. In his final moments,...Show More Summary

The intern behind an epic blunder: Docs illuminate Asiana fake pilots’ names debacle

The embarrassing KTVU news segment became an instant YouTube hit. Remember when a July 2013 KTVU-TV news broadcast went viral and caused jaws to drop because the anchorwoman read out fake, offensive pilots’ names in the wake of the Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crash? Read more »

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