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'Silence Encourages the Tormentor, Never the Tormented'

Every time I look into the eyes of a victim of domestic violence and listen to her or his story, I can see and hear how important it is for them to speak safely about what they've endured. In the decade I've worked with survivors and advocated on their behalf, I've come to understand that nothing amplifies violence like silence. Show More Summary

The Liar's Ball: The Extraordinary Saga of How One Building Broke the World's Toughest Tycoons

The following post is an excerpt from The Liar's Ball: The Extraordinary Saga of How One Building Broke the World's Toughest Tycoons (Wiley) by Vicky Ward published this week. Chapter 9: Donald's "Force Majeure" "Pardon me if I get a little emotional. Show More Summary

Deputies shot in Sacramento area, leading to manhunt

A manhunt was underway Friday for a gunman suspected of shooting four people, including three deputies, Friday in Northern California, authorities said.

NY, NJ order quarantines for travelers with Ebola contact

New York and New Jersey will automatically quarantine anyone who had direct contact with Ebola patients after they arrive at the area's airports, Governors Andrew Cuomo and Chris Christie said. The... To view the full story, click the title link.

Clubs - Client Liaison - Sydney Festival 2015

Fri 16 Jan 2015 What Harvey Miller and Monte Morgan can’t do with a synth machine doesn’t bear thinking about. Don’t hold back when Client Liaison bring their flouncy...

Science Fiction Can Combat Gamergate and Make the World a Better Place

2 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

I have this problem with science fiction anthologies where I can't read them all at once, or even from front to back. I like to take my time with them, bat them around for a few months, soak in the theme. This is a perfectly acceptable...Show More Summary

Alejandro Iñárritu's Birdman Is One Long, Ambitiously Messy Tracking Shot

Michael Keaton shines in Alejandro González Iñárritu ambitious but messy "Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance." [ more › ]

Clubs - Leon Vynehall - Sydney Festival 2015

Sun 25 Jan 2015 UK producer Leon Vynehall is an emerging artist who embraces layered synths, strings and jazzy piano loops. Drawing on vintage sounds and with a nod to...

Go Home Already: Fall Is Here

End-of-day news: Walter Reed redevelopment threatened by the State Department, and more. [ more › ]

Clubs - Lace Curtain - Sydney Festival 2015

Sun 25 Jan 2015 Mikey Young and David West from Melbourne post-punk band Total Control explore the synth-pop electronic landscape, tapping into a new wave and Italo disco...

Clubs - Rufino and the Coconuts - Sydney Festival 2015

Fri 23 Jan 2015 Rufino the Catalan Casanova – from acclaimed cabaret ensemble Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen – has set sail on a solo voyage with a supergroup...

Dress that pet

You scoff and judge and take offense 11 months out of the year when you see a fellow pet-owner with her (or his) furball decked out in a glittered tutu and a T-shirt that reads "Mommy's Little Princess," and vow never to dress your four-legged family member in people clothes. Show More Summary

The Perverse, Psychedelic Vulnerability of Cherdonna Shinatra

2 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The opening-night audience at Worth My Salt didn't seem to know quite what to make of Cherdonna Shinatra's first full-length solo show. Some seemed to have come from the fan base of Cherdonna and Lou, the duo that broke up last year and was known as much for its appearance in cabaret and burlesque productions as for its shared dance background. Show More Summary

Girl Who Was Burned by Hot Denny}s Coffee Will Get $500K

A grand legal slam. A Buffalo Federal Court judge approved a hefty settlement to a girl who pulled a scalding hot Denny's coffee right into her lap from the table's edge at 14 months old. The parents of Tatyana Adames, now 5, said the...Show More Summary

Clubs - Dan Deacon - Sydney Festival 2015

Thu 22 Jan 2015 Dan Deacon is renowned for his riotous, feel-good live shows; he first came out to Sydney Festival in 2012, treating the audience to a genre-defying night...

Clubs - Oneman - Sydney Festival 2015

Sat 17 Jan 2015 Oneman is one of the very few touring DJs not producing music of his own, instead keeping his focus on spinning the best of the best from dubstep, garage...

Clubs - Frikstailers - Sydney Festival 2015

Sat 17 Jan 2015 Fruity Argentinean duo Frikstailers look like they know how to party. Lisandro Sona and Rafa Caivano splice dancehall, hip hop, baile funk, dub and electro...

Clubs - Myele Manzanza Trio - Sydney Festival 2015

Sat 10 Jan 2015 Myele Manzanza is the son of a prodigious Congolese percussionist and he’s trained in jazz performance, which all comes through in Manzanza’s virtuosic...

Weekend: Eat. Drink. Do.

EAT Andersonville Dessert Crawl Swedish American Museum 5211 N. Clark St. 773-728-8111 Try tasting-sized treats from a dozen restaurants including butterscotch panna cotta with shortbread at Vincent and Swedish rice pudding with lingonberry at Svea. Show More Summary

Wylie Dufresne Commemorating Final Two Weeks of wd~50 With Ticketed Blowout Feasts

Wylie wants to serve you turkey dinner. We're coming upon the last days of wd~50 as we round out October. Because an incoming condo construction project is set to take over the Ludlow Street site that's been its home for the last eleven years, Wylie Dufresne's pioneering restaurant will shutter in just five weeks. Show More Summary

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