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TGIF! Beyonce Releases ‘7/11? Dance Video Just in Time For The Weekend… [Official Video]

Earlier today, Beyonce dropped two new tracks from her upcoming album ‘Beyonce Platinum’. The first was a song called ‘Ring Off,’ which revealed her thoughts about her parent’s tumultuous divorce. [LISTEN: Beyonce Chooses Sides in Her...Show More Summary

Prang declares victory in close race for L.A. County assessor

Candidate Jeffrey Prang declared victory in the race for Los Angeles County assessor Friday, as the latest round of ballot counting made a victory by his opponent highly improbable.

The Song of the Day Is the Wilde Heard's "Stop It Girl"

1 hour agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Dig this fast-paced, Farfisa-led, kinda sad, garage track; it's interesting to hear the guitarist using feedback efficiently for fills, 'cause guitar feedback in 1967 was pretty uncommon to hear on any record that hoped to make the radio. Hailing from Wisconsin, the Wilde Heard were originally called the Heard. Show More Summary

Lakers vs. Mavericks: quarter-by-quarter updates

The Lakers (3-9) are looking to win their third game on a row on Friday when they visit the Dallas Mavericks (9-3).

Old Dogs & New Tricks: The Oral History of a 'Gay' Web Series (Part 2)

Carrie and Co. Whether you love HBO's groundbreaking millennial hit or simply prefer to hate on it for its deference to conspicuous consumption, there's no denying that Sex and the City was, and still remains, a cultural force to be reckoned with. Show More Summary

An Interview with Subtronic End DJ Zach of KNDD

2 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

DJ Zach plays to that huge room known as "Seattle." Yesterday on Slog, we reported about Subtronic, the latest electronic-music show to air on KNDD The End (107.7 FM). (KNDD used to broadcast a similar-themed program called Ultrasound.) In that post, program director Garett Michaels outlined the ethos and rationale behind launching Subtronic. Show More Summary

SL Letter of the Day: Profile & Courage

2 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

I'm a 31 year old hetero male and I've been with my wife for about 9 years, married for 4. We recently made a mutually driven decision to become poly and have been growing into this for about two months. So far so good. In my younger...Show More Summary

Capitol Hill and the Central District Holla at HALA, the Mayor's Housing Committee

2 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Ansel Herz The second of HALA's public meetings, held last night at the Garfield Community Center. People give a shit about Seattle's affordability crisis. Enough to pack a room and talk housing data with city officials on a cold Thursday evening after work at a community center. Show More Summary

Extra Extra: Judge Rules Illinois Pension Reform Law Unconstitutional

Sangamon County Circuit Judge John Belz ruled Friday that a law intended to fix the state employee pension crisis violates the state Constitution. [ more › ]

Harry Partch's Strange Assemblage of Instruments to Be Housed at UW

3 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Today the University of Washington is scheduled to receive a collection of unique instruments created by avant-garde composer/inventor Harry Partch from 1930 to 1974 (the year of Partch's death). They will be stored near the percussion...Show More Summary

1.1 million immigrant parents in California qualify for deportation relief

More than 1 million immigrant parents in California will be eligible for deportation relief under President Obama's deferred action program, according to a Pew Research Center Study.

Force Majeure Is Not-So-Fun for the Whole Family!

3 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Life is pain, even in the gorgeous French Alps. What starts as a perfect family vacation—one spent skiing pristine mountains, chatting in restaurants, laughing with friends—goes hideously awry in Force Majeure, Ruben Östlund's darkly hilarious and/or darkly horrifying tale of a marriage on the rocks. Show More Summary

Drunk of the Week: A Fashion "Do" or a Fashion "Don't"

3 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Kelly O If someone accuses you of something pretty nasty, is it better to ignore it—or should you retaliate? And what if your retaliation comes in the form of t-shirt? Read more! >>>

In a Cowardly Friday-Afternoon News Dump, House Republicans Find No Obama Administration Wrongdoing in Benghazi

3 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

This is really something: A two-year investigation by the Republican-controlled House Intelligence Committee has found that the CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, and asserted no wrongdoing by Obama administration appointees. Hear that? No conspiracies. Show More Summary

Go Home Already: Ghost Train

End-of-day news: Dunbar staffer accused of sexually abusing student, and more. [ more › ]

Rauner says Obama immigration move 'great start'

Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner on Friday called President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration a “great start” to “get the dialogue going” on immigration policy changes.

Chicagoist's Beer Of The Week: Tallgrass Brewing's Buffalo Sweat

Buffalo Sweat is an easy drinking, dark beer that's still packed with flavor. [ more › ]

Extra, Extra: Queens, A Borough, Exists

Because Queens exist, check out today's end-of-day links: dog thrown from car, hand dryer bacteria, Exxon Mobile tree, NSFW emojis, Vogue rat problem, Mingus cat training, and a sleepy ferret. 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 › ]

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