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Front Page Challenge: February 9, 2016

17 minutes agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. This week’s Front Page Challenge is about the various definitions of nature; the failings of human nature as reflected in the ongoing Ghomeshi trial, the nature of war as seen from several editorial perspectives, and of course the natural world and […]

Lady Leshurr Debuts Her Queen Speech in NYC

Hip-hop has always been a man's game. The unfortunate truth is that all female rappers have had to be better, faster, stronger and smarter than their male counterparts. Those that strike it big leave a long lasting mark in the genre....Show More Summary

You'll Have a Grand Old Time: 'The Grand Paradise'

Tara O'Con, Joshua Reaver. Photograph by Darial Sneed. The very first piece I ever wrote for The Huffington Post back in 2011 was about a relatively new obsession for the New York theatre scene: immersive theatre. Sleep No More had just started to get some buzz, before it became so well-known that even TV shows like Gossip Girl got in on the action. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Joey Bats’ Onesie Party, Reverend Hawkes Speaks Out, and Naming TO’s Pandas

18 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Baseball season may be over, but the Toronto Blue Jays are keeping close—and snuggly. Jose Bautista of bat flip fame hosted a onesie-themed Super Bowl party for his fellow Jays last night—because teammates who play together also […]

Food and Identity in Beyoncé's "Formation"

19 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

"I got hot sauce in my bag." There's a lot I could say about "Formation," the new Beyoncé song and video that she dropped on Saturday, just before her performance at last night's Super Bowl. For now I'm going to leave most of that to...Show More Summary

Beyonce teams with Atlanta’s Mike Will Made It for new ‘Formation’ song

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI Sasha Fierce is back with “Formation.” The surprise new track from Beyonce, co-written by Mississippi’s Rae Sremmurd – who live in Atlanta — and produced by formidable Atlanta producer Mike...

Black Sabbath at the Tacoma Dome: The Super Bowl of Rock Shows?

Am I crazy, or was yesterday's Black Sabbath show in Tacoma—part of their final (last-ever!) "THE END" tour—just perfectly perfect? I was worried about Ozzy, as he'd been canceling concerts for health reasons—but the 'Prince of Darkness' was more energetic than I've ever seen him. Show More Summary

Louis C.K. On Horace & Pete Episode 2: "This Show Is Not A 'Comedy'...I Dunno What It Is"

Just as promised, the second episode of Louis C.K.'s strange, melancholy, stagey new web series, Horace and Pete, was put online this morning. It's a little bit shorter than the premiere (51 minutes as opposed to the 67-minute pilot),...Show More Summary

The Biggest Non-Answer by Hillary in the Debate

Last night during the debate Hillary was asked the question that is the question of her credibility as a Presidential candidate: From the transcript: Thank you both. Let me move on to our next question here, and in fact it comes to us through New England Cable News. Show More Summary

KFC Deconstructed – The Colonel’s Giant Chicken Bucket Looks Great in Flat Black – Summer of Love, Winter of Chicken

TweetSay good-bye to our Combination KFC and Taco Bell in the Fillmore. Hoodline has the deets. Wow, this fairly unsanitary (76 out of 100) place has been around a long time, huh? Since the 1960’s! It’s right next door to the former Jim Jones Peoples Temple (and right across the street from Jim Jones enabler Willie Brown’s former […]

City Council Recap: February 2016

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

We highlight the important (and trivial) matters you may have missed from the latest council meeting. You read the preview, now here’s the recap. Here’s key happenings from this month’s City Council meeting. Taxi drama Motion | Staff report In a nutshell: Toronto’s taxi system is pretty dysfunctional. Show More Summary

INTERVIEW: Director Ram Madhvani on ‘Neerja’

Director Ram Madhvani spoke to Reuters about "Neerja", how he shot it, and whether the principles of success in advertising and films differ.

Watch Janelle Monae channel Madonna in Super Bowl Pepsi ad

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI If you don’t love Janelle Monae already – and really, how can you not? – you will find new reasons to admire Atlanta’s Queen of Wondaland in a new Pepsi ad for Super...

Keurig Says Sales of Its Machines and Coffee Pods Continue to Plummet

Bleak. Fears that the Earth's surface will soon be one contiguous pile of spent K-Cups can dissipate: New sales figures show yet another drop in Keurig's sales. This week, the company reported it sold 7 percent fewer machines during the final months of 2015. Show More Summary

The 6 Best Piano Bars In NYC

About a year ago, I accompanied my then-roommate to Marie's Crisis on a Friday night. It was, for a musical theater nerd like myself, something of a religious experience—a room full of people as equally enthusiastic about Rodgers & Hammerstein as myself. Show More Summary

Sound Advice: Shan Vincent de Paul, Tory Lanez

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

#ICYMI, a roundup of noteworthy musical happenings in the city some call The 6ix. SVDP: The Sri Lanka born, Toronto-based Shan Vincent de Paul (SVDP) is set to release his new album sometime this spring. In the meantime, the artist and director is dropping music left and right, most notably tracks “Die Iconic” and “Thank […]

Building Desktop Factories with Mayku

From Andre at 3ders: Mayku - The World's First Desktop Factory from Mayku on Vimeo. Since getting involved with the Maker movement back in 2011, the idea that 3D printing is somehow part of a new philosophy in localizing production was a cornerstone belief. Show More Summary

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