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Matthew McConaughey Can't Stop Being a Badass White Savior in The Free State of Jones

14 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Ijeoma Oluo Watch the magical negroes heal Matthew McConaughey from his wounds that he received while badassing his way into exile. Enjoy this film White People, and yes, you are white because this movie was definitely made for you and I'm not sure why anybody nonwhite would want to watch it. Show More Summary

35 Cheap & Easy Pride Events in Seattle This Weekend

14 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Parades, Rallies, Club Nights, And More by Stranger Things To Do Staff Pride Weekend is finally here, and, although there are events that require lots of money or ticket purchases far in advance, many of them are cheap and easy for all...Show More Summary

Saying They're 'More Afraid Of Police Than Terrorists,' Black Lives Matter Pulls Out Of SF Pride

Black Lives Matter was to be an organizational grand marshal at the Pride parade this year, but that's not happening now. [ more › ]

Wearable tech comes to MODA

A new exhibition, On You: Wearing Technology, opens Sunday at the Museum of Design Atlanta, documenting the creation—and the challenges and the future—of wearable computers for consumers.

L.A. voters to decide this fall whether to overhaul how the DWP is run

Los Angeles voters will face yet another decision this fall at the polls: Whether to revamp the way that the Department of Water and Power is governed. The City Council voted Friday to add the proposal to the growing list of issues jostling for attention on the November ballot, which is already...

Bernie Worrell, keyboardist and songwriter for Parliament-Funkadelic, dies at 72

He fathered a funky new musical language on the synthesizer and had a long solo career.

Kurdish Political Prisoner Put in Solitary Confinement to Force Him to End Hunger Strike

Prosecutor: “As long as he continues his hunger strike, he will stay in solitary confinement and will die there.” Kurdish political prisoner Ayoub Assadi has been placed in solitary confinement to force him to end his hunger strike even though medical staff at Kashmar Prison’s clinic in Iran’s Razavi Khorasan Province had recommended his immediate […]

The New Yorker's Brexit Cover Is Perfect

The United Kingdom's vote to leave the European Union has been perfectly parodied by The New Yorker's Barry Blitt, whose latest funny illustration, "Silly Walk Off A Cliff," will adorn the cover of next week's magazine: [ more › ]

Extra, Extra: The UK Really Wants A Brexit Do-Over

Jumping baby goats, re-Brexit vote petition, embarrassing dad, Jon Snow's rubber sword, Hiddleswift prophecy, and more day's end links. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat, and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here. [ more › ]

Review: After nearly a decade the ASO returns to Piedmont Park’s Oak Hill

14 hours agoUnited States / Atlanta : ArtsATL

On Thursday evening the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, led by assistant conductor Joseph Young, performed a free summer parks concert at Piedmont Park. It's the first time since 2007 that the orchestra has performed in the open-access Oak...Show More Summary

Last-Minute Plans: 53 Cheap & Easy Things To Do in Seattle This Weekend

14 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The Punk Rock Flea Market, Spirit of Indigenous People, The Greenwood Car Show, And More by Stranger Things To Do Staff It's almost the weekend—do you know what you're doing yet? If not, you're in luck, because there are lots of cheap and easy things to do that won't cost you more than $10. Show More Summary

The People Who Voted to Leave the EU

14 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Charles Mudede My sister having drinks with Ahamefule J. Oluo in a London joint. Mark Macdonald (my sister's husband—he voted to stay and had this to say about last night's vote) The people who voted to leave the EU: old people, any part of England that's not London, and my sister (who is black, an immigrant, and under 50). Show More Summary

Zume Pizza, A Startup Involving Pizza-Making Robots, Launches In Mountain View

"We are going to be the Amazon of food," says one of the founders. [ more › ]

How Brexit Will Affect Toronto

14 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Bad news for entrepreneurs. Yesterday, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. It’s too early to determine the effects of this decision on Britain, but they’re probably going to be massive. Scotland has said it’s likely...Show More Summary

Go Home Already: Take The Escalator

End-of-day news: The Wizards sign four undrafted free agents, and more. [ more › ]

Class-action suit filed against Long Beach over stings targeting gay men

The attorney who successfully argued that the Long Beach Police Department unfairly targeted gay men when conducting lewd conduct stings earlier this year has filed a federal class-action lawsuit against the city, claiming hundreds of other men were victims of discriminatory policing. Bruce Nickerson...

Have you seen Monique? Detectives seek clues with reward in mother's yearlong disappearance

The last time authorities received a tip about the missing mother’s whereabouts, they responded to a bleak and dusty address on the outskirts of Palmdale earlier this month. Led by cadaver-sniffing dogs, homicide detectives with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and investigators with...

Republican Won't Win GOP Primary Votes by Being Pro-Choice

A huge frustration of Personhood USA folks is the familiar pattern of Colorado Republicans building their political careers and winning primary elections with the help of hard-working anti-choice activists and then buckpedaling away from the "pro-life" loyalists once they face the frowns of general-election voters. See, for example, Sen. Show More Summary

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