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Stump Connolly Reporting In: A Chewy Launch Party

The kick-off rally for Jesus "Chuy" Garcia took place at the Alhambra Palace in the West Loop on Nov. 23, to the tune of "Everyday People." 'Chewy' from Stump Connolly on Vimeo. Stump Connolly, chief political correspondent of The Week...

focus: Lucy McKenzie Exhibition @ The Art Institute of Chicago

Upon walking into the Art Institute's Modern Wing, the beloved exhibition of Josef Koudelka is now removed and a new exhibition sits in its place--quite literally. Before entering the space, Lucy McKenzie is projecting towards her audience. One mechanically...

Innovation Is Perverted: A Talk With Seattle Artist Clyde Peterson, Winner of $25,000 Arts Innovator Grant

Courtesy of the artist Clyde Peterson. Innovator. I don't want to do too much throat-cleary description of Clyde Peterson, the Seattle artist who won one of two $25,000 Arts Innovator Awards this year from Artist Trust. Right over here...Show More Summary

American Teens Love E-Cigs & China's Hooking Them Up With Little Oversight

Americans' love of e-cigarettes continues to grow, especially among teenagers who haven't even taken their SATs. No longer favored exclusively by Playboy playmates and Stephen Dorff, the vapor-spewing alternative to conventional cigarette smoking is catching on with America's youths, according to the federal government. Show More Summary

Fighting To Make the Woman Unlikeable: An Interview With The Babadook Director Jennifer Kent

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

By now, you’re likely to have heard or read about The Babadook, the smart, sleek, and properly scary Australian horror film about a single mother, her oddball son, and the picture book that rips into their life like a waking nightmare. Show More Summary

A Brief Interview with Daniel Riddle of Hitting Birth, the Best Band on No Seattle Comp

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

On Soul Jazz Records’ new compilation No Seattle: Forgotten Sounds of the North-West Grunge Era 1986-1997 (featured in this week’s Stranger), no group sounds odder or more out of step with that time’s prevalent sound than Portland’s Hitting Birth. Show More Summary

Arizona Coffee Blog Turns 4

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/4014438[/vimeo] The Arizona Coffee Blog celebrates it’s fourth year of reviewing the best and not so best coffee shops around Arizona. I met up with Chris Tingom and others in Tempe to celebrate the blogs success and find out what he has planned for it’s future. (This is a HD embed and best viewed at […]

Bringing Video to Phoenix Metblogs

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/3314084[/vimeo] As I stated in my video, I’m Clintus and I’m the new guy. I’m very excited to finally be able to devote some time to my local Metblogs. I’ve been a big fan of what Sean and Jason have been doing and when I found out there was a Phoenix chapter, I really wanted […]

James Franco’s Latest Project: Making Korean Barbecue Lasagna With the Epic Meal Time Guys

No doubt still sick from last week's Thanksgiving Voltron feast, glutton extraordinaire Harley Morenstein nabbed some A-list stand-ins for this week's webisode, an eight-minute-long desecration of lasagna. Franco and Rogen decide toShow More Summary

What Happens When A Scary Foreign Spider Creeps Into Your Suitcase?

Nearly 15 years ago, Popular Culture taught us that unwittingly smuggling a mysterious spider into the United States tends to unleash a plague of venomous arachnids, mass casualties, and heroic behavior from Will McAvoy. But what happens...Show More Summary

VIDEO: Del Venicci – “Jungle Arms” (indieATL Session)

At this juncture in Del Venicci’s existence, it’s understood that there’s going to be a certain amount of artsy posturing...

Light Up Dunwoody - Sunday Nov 30th from 3 to 6 pm at the Farmhouse (Chamblee Dunwoody & Mt. Vernon Rd)

Light Up is Sunday from 3 to 6 An annual community event to welcome the holiday season, Light up Dunwoody Christmas Village opens at 3:00 pm and concludes with the lighting of the tree at 5:45 pm.A cozy warm atmosphere is supported by...Show More Summary

Ho-Ho-Holy Shit: Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas Is Fucking INSANE!

4 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas Kirk Cameron has a confession to make: "I...love...CHRISTMAS!" In this week's film section, I wrote a thousand words about Kirk Cameron's amazing new movie Saving Christmas, covering how the film's tagline—"Putting...Show More Summary

The Song of the Day is King Khan's "Gone Are The Times"

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

From Arish Khan: "In light of the recent happenings in Ferguson, I would like to send my deepest sympathies out to all Americans who must live under such injustice. On the cover is a mugshot of a young Malcolm X, imagine what would have happened if he hadn't been murdered at such a young age. Show More Summary

Jack Kingston Heads Home

Last Friday, Congressman Jack Kingston left the office he’s held for 22 years. Kingston, tied with Congressman Sanford Bishop for second longest-serving member of Georgia’s 16-man Congressional delegation, was the first Republican to win office in his coastal district since Reconstruction Era Andrew Sloan. Show More Summary

Meteorologists: Maybe Don't Travel Tomorrow?

Everyone has a friend who is immune to guilt and refuses to travel "home" on Thanksgiving, instead opting to spend the day giving thanks for unlimited bong rips and blissfully absent roommates. Maybe you are that friend, in which case you must be feeling pretttttty smug right now, because tomorrow's travel forecast is not specifically too good. [ more › ]

35 Pounds Of Blow Found In Shipping Container Full Of Wine

Border officials at the Port of New York/Newark seized 35 pounds of cocaine from aboard a shipping container last month, having unearthed it from among 1,050 cartons of wine. This pool party's going to suck now. [ more › ]

Here’s How Larry Ellison Runs His Hawaiian Airline: $4000 Bonuses Paid to Pilots at “Island Air” Being Recalled

TweetWhy would you give people a bonus right before the holidays and then take it back right before the holidays? And then you plan on giving the money back again next year, maybe? What a mess! Hey, here’s a solution for LE. Why not just sell your POS Toyota LFA and then use the proceeds […]

Dusty Lips, Eurodanceparty USA, and Prom Queen Play a Benefit for YouthCare Tomorrow Night

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Dusty Lips are and amalgamation of the Dusty 45s and the Country Lips. And Eurodanceparty USA is comprised from members of "Balkan-inflected brass band Orkestar Zirkonium, the global-folk-pop duo the Lonely Coast, the Eastern European Jewish folk-punk revivalist project Nu Klezmer Army." I have seen the Lonely Coast before and they are delightful. Show More Summary

Watch This Depressing 60 Minutes Video About Crumbling Infrastructure In The Northeast Corridor

We know that over a thousand NY State bridges are "structurally deficient"—which makes reminders of our crappy infrastructure (example) incredibly alarming, like last night's 60 Minutes segment about how the government is failing everyone by not investing in infrastructure. [ more › ]

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