The second part of our interview with Lady D, a founding member of the iconic female DJ collective Superjane. [ more › ]
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
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.
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.
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
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 › ]
It could remain open through June of 2015. [ more › ]
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 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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Including Crane & Turtle, Rural Society and Nurish. [ more › ]
Think the Napa fault stopped moving after producing a 6.0 earthquake in August? Think again.
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 […]