by Charles Mudede That Post: Was by me. It responded to statements made by Ben Carson, a former surgeon picked by Trump to run HUD because he is black and says things racist whites like to hear about blacks (such as black culture and not racism is the cause of black poverty), during his confirmation hearing on January 12. Show More Summary
Oh, Senator Cory Booker. I was so looking forward to 2020, in hopes that you would run for president. But now I fear that your 2020 campaign is doomed before it even starts. You are a talented and thoughtful senator. Your leadershipShow More Summary
by Sydney Brownstone The Lummi Nation, whose fishermen are pictured here, won a similar victory over the proposed Gateway Pacific coal terminal last year. Matika Wilbur Quinault Indian Nation Celebrates Supreme Court Decision Over Oil...Show More Summary
by Dave Segal Joe Buckets: now smacking tubs in the studio instead of in the streets. Ansel Herz Remember in the much simpler, saner times of March 2015 when the Seattle Police Department confiscated the makeshift kit of semi-ubiquitous...Show More Summary
BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene Ludacris has been tapped to perform at halftime Saturday when the Atlanta Falcons host their anticipated rematch with the Seattle Seahawks. Many Falcons fans were excited to hear this news (one expressed...
by Jennifer Campbell Last night, we witnessed what we are losing. This morning, we witnessed what's coming. We are, as always, staring into the void of an unknown future, so perhaps it is time to meditate for a moment on the beauty and...Show More Summary
by Rich Smith It's Jeff Sessions's confirmation hearing day! So far, the longtime senator and former Attorney General of Alabama who was too much of a racist for a Republican-led committee to approve his nomination to Reagan's federal...Show More Summary
On Sunday afternoon the Peachtree String Quartet — violinists Christopher Pulgram and John Meisner, violist Yiyin Li and cellist Charae Krueger — performed an engaging concert of music by Haydn, Bolcom and Tchaikovsky to s full house at the Garden Hills Recreation Center in uptown Atlanta. The fickle frosty finger of winter weather that descended...
by Jennifer Campbell At tonight's #GoldenGlobes we honor Hollywood legend Meryl Streep with the prestigious Cecil B. Demille Award. pic.twitter.com/dxpeCDNXY6— Golden Globe Awards (@goldenglobes) January 9, 2017 Donald Trump has launched...Show More Summary
The local’s favorite is headed to Spring Valley A barbecue switcheroo is taking place in Spring Valley and the "Lil Bitty Piggy" mascot of Rollin Smoke Barbeque is already plastered across the window of their new home. Rollin Smoke will take over the former site of Billy’s BBQ, which shuttered last October. Show More Summary
BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene Donald Glover likely did more than enhance the reputation of “Atlanta” – and Atlanta – at Sunday night’s Golden Globe Awards. His acceptance speech during the first of two awards he earned...
Man, I recently got a slap in the face when I went to get some Christmas shopping done at a place I have a long history with: FYE at 3801 Hampton Avenue just north of Chippewa in the Lindenwood Park Neighborhood. As I was entering, there...Show More Summary
TweetSomebody(ies) was horsing around with a plastic bag yesterday, but nobody noticed AFAICS. You know, like in American Beauty First it was all like this: And then it was all like this: Next time I see this, I’ll have video for you, Gentle Reader. Sadly it was NOT the most beautiful thing I’ve ever filmed…
BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene After ducking out of the spotlight for most of 2016, Ed Sheeran has returned. The raffishly charming Brit dropped new music slightly after midnight – the soaring, anthemic “Castle on the Hill”...
by Tricia Romano Richard Sherman is mad, bro https://www.flickr.com/photos/keithallison/ Via Creative Commons Richard Sherman, previously my favorite Seahawk, because he’s smart, outspoken, and the “best corner in the game” whose fingertips...Show More Summary
Stephen Colbert returned from vacation this week with his own Mariah Carey moment and a whole lot of Oprah enthusiasm. But like most of us, his attention is mostly turned toward the incessant Twitter blathering by our idiot President-elect. Show More Summary
by Dave Segal Be on Kierkegaard for this. Kill Rock Stars Twenty years after the release of Elliott Smith's Either/Or, Kill Rock Stars is reissuing an expanded edition of the late, vastly influential singer/songwriter's third studio album. Show More Summary
A Florida journalist out on a bike ride caught a rare sight on video last month: a 15-foot-long Burmese python locked in a deadly battle with an alligator. Joe Capozzi, a reporter for the Palm Beach Post, said he was cycling throughShow More Summary
Secret info for my friends - every Wednesday at 8 pm a large group of musicians gather together in the back corner of O'Brian's Tavern to play a little Irish music. The night I was there, there were 15 musicians huddled in the corner...Show More Summary
I just wanted to check in and give thanks to folks who've followed this blog or who've stumbled upon it over the years. I have been at this website for over eight years and I had a blog called South St. Louis City Talk before that, so I've held this as a hobby for almost 25% of my life. Show More Summary