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Keeping The Beat Alive: An Interview With Lady D (Part Two)

The second part of our interview with Lady D, a founding member of the iconic female DJ collective Superjane. [ more › ]

Thierry Henry: An Extraordinary, Passionate Player

I met Thierry Henry very early on, 20 years ago, when I was the manager for the under-17 French team, then for the under-18s with whom we won the European championship. On the under-20s French squad, he was even captain. Back then, three...Show More Summary

Obama pardons 2 Illinoisans, including former Merc member

President Barack Obama granted pardons Wednesday to two Illinoisans, one a former Chicago Mercantile Exchange member convicted of wire fraud for pocketing large sums of money while buying and selling futures contracts in the Japanese yen pit more than 20 years ago.

Jury finds Chicago couple guilty in grant scam case with ties to Obama friend Whitaker

A federal jury on Wednesday found a Chicago couple guilty in a state grant scam trial that featured testimony about power, money and sex and included a high-profile ruling that one of President Barack Obama’s golfing buddies was a hostile witness.

Videology Will Bless Us With A Night Full Of '90s Nickelodeon Holiday Specials

One of the more alienating things about being a Jewish kid in December was the avalanche of holiday television specials. You couldn't tell your gentile friends that Kris Kringle wasn't real (but DAMN it feels good to say it now!), all...Show More Summary

MoMA Reunites Jacob Lawrence's Epic Great Migration Paintings In 2015

  To mark the 100 year anniversary of The Great Migration, the Museum of Modern Art is mounting an extensive exhibit of artist Jacob Lawrence's 60-painting series, The Great Migration, beginning in April 3. The various panels, painted in 1940 and 1941 by a 23-year-old Lawrence, depict Southern blacks' move to the North. [ more › ]

Sony cancels release of 'The Interview' as theaters back out

Sony Pictures canceled plans to release The Interview on Dec. 25, citing exhibitors who decided against showing the picture amid threats of violence by computer hackers. "We have decided not to move... To view the full story, click the title link.

The Tunnel Project Is Not 70 Percent Done

15 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The Stranger Some people are saying the downtown Seattle tunnel project is 70 percent done. That's bullshit. The tunnel is not 70 percent dug, and the overall viaduct replacement project is nowhere near 70 percent complete. RememberShow More Summary

Sony Is Not Releasing The Interview on Christmas

15 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

You're not going to see this movie on Christmas or, probably, anytime soon. (Click to enlarge.) Holy shit. I knew the movie theater chains were a bunch of wimps, but I can't believe Sony caved like this. In light of the decision by the...Show More Summary

Helen In The Headlines

Nearly four years after she stepped out of the alderman's office, former 46th Ward alderman Helen Shiller is still making headlines.In sum: One of Uptown's three aldermen, Ameya Pawar (47th Ward), is trying to kickstart a bit of reform...Show More Summary

The Cuba sanctions: farewell to a Cold War relic

There may be some elderly Cubans in Havana who long ago gave up hope that the U.S. embargo against their country would ever end. On these shores, however, the 50-year policy of isolating Cuba has seemed so useless for so long that many people assumed it would just wither away, sooner or later.

I Love Televison: The Only Gift You're Gonna Get!

15 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Black Mirror Do I look rich to you? Do I look like the kind of pee-hole Richie Rich Lamborghini-driving jag-off who can afford to buy all of my readers presents? NO, I DO NOT. That's why this gift-giving season, I'm taking "The Little...Show More Summary

Celebrate the Season at Parma's Tacky Christmas Sweater Party on December 19

What? That old thing? Perfect! Bedazzle the crowd at the Parma Tacky Christmas Sweater Party rocking Buford on Friday, December 19 from 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Don your fa-la-la-loudest holiday knit-nack (used, new or DIY-adorned), and perchance you'll win Parma house cash. DJ holiday tunes and Fireball eggnog keep the festivities spinning. Antlers optional.

Brooklyn Magazine looks at the year in sentences

Now, here’s a year-end list I can get behind: “The Year in Great Sentences” -- an annotated selection, over at Brooklyn Magazine, of nine sentences  (well, one is more than a single sentence) that remind us why language is often most essential when it is distilled.

Nicole Richie will introduce home fragrances with appearance in Malibu

Two stars of the fashion world -- Nicole Richie and Diane von Furstenberg -- are scheduled to meet the public in Los Angeles over the next few days.

The Best New Restaurants of 2014

Including Crane & Turtle, Rural Society and Nurish. [ more › ]

After big quake, Napa fault could move 6 inches in 3 years

Think the Napa fault stopped moving after producing a 6.0 earthquake in August? Think again.

12 Days Of Giving: spcaLA

Preamble/Disclosure: There’s a subset of the fine folks who know I’ve been a scrivener for Blogging.la going way back to March 2004, who also know that back in 2011, despite all appearances of sanity, sensibility and advanced middle age, I committed to making a rather drastic career change in leaving behind a 20-odd year (emphasis […]

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