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Two Seattle Musicians Pay Tribute to the Late P-Funk and Talking Heads Keyboard Innovator Bernie Worrell

20 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dave Segal Bernie Worrell, one of the greatest and most infuential musicians of the 20th century. Lauren RodRiguez On Saturday June 25, Bernie Worrell was trending on Facebook, but for the worst possible reason. The keyboard innovator...Show More Summary

Both Capybaras Captured, No One Knows Where to Sell Legal Weed, and Rick Mercer’s Plane Ticket

21 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. After more than a month, both capybaras have been caught, and are about to be reunited at the High Park Zoo. While the first capybara...Show More Summary

Donald Trump's No Friend to Gays, and His Advisors Are Even Worse

22 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Matt Baume This could easily be a shot from the end of The Shining. Gino Santa Maria / If you have your finger anywhere near the pulse of animated GIF culture lately, you've probably scrolled through at least a few...Show More Summary

How Toronto’s Papers Covered the Brexit Fallout

In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. What a difference a few days make. Since the last edition of Front Page Challenge, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, a stunning...Show More Summary

How Tegan and Sara are Queering Toronto’s Mainstream Pop Circuit

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The pop band is expanding its appeal to the masses. Exist in Toronto’s lesbian community long enough and you will become accustomed to all the usual tropes: that you will likely know your ex-girlfriend’s new girlfriend; that U-Hauling is a reality for many; that Canadian pop band Tegan and Sara are gay lady favourites. Show More Summary

Guilt by Association: Wife of Prominent Labor Activist Charged for Alleged Facebook Post

The wife of a prominent labor activist has been charged with posting “insulting” content on Facebook even though she insists she is not a member of the social media site, which is banned in Iran. “They told me that during a trip to France I had posted material on Facebook against the Islamic Republic and […]

Urban Parks: From Dumping Grounds to Centers of Energy

A major initiative by New York City Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver cogently explored at the recent and fascinating Parks Without Borders Summit is to make parks more porous and accessible and, by extension, to foster park equity,...Show More Summary

IHOP Staffers Turned Their Entire Restaurant Into an All-out Brawl

Staff at an IHOP in Memphis recently gave diners something extra to go along with their Rooty Tooty Fresh 'n Fruity breakfasts: an all-out brawl that was caught on camera. The mayhem, as one observer's video shows, broke out during regular...Show More Summary

The People Who Voted to Leave the EU

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Charles Mudede My sister having drinks with Ahamefule J. Oluo in a London joint. Mark Macdonald (my sister's husband—he voted to stay and had this to say about last night's vote) The people who voted to leave the EU: old people, any part of England that's not London, and my sister (who is black, an immigrant, and under 50). Show More Summary

Washington Ensemble Theatre Focuses on Feminism in Their 2016/17 Season

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Rich Smith Next season's plays are all loosely based around the theme of "breakdown," though none of them seem to reference Tom Petty and his Heartbreakers AT ALL. Alyssa Johnson "There will be strong-willed women, there will be clowns,...Show More Summary

Bernie Sanders Will "In All Likelihood" Vote for Hillary Clinton

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Rich Smith Time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin' Andrew Cline / Speaking to CNN's Chris Cuomo this morning, Bernie Sanders said his vote will in "all likelihood" go to Clinton in November. Sanders stopped short...Show More Summary

Crazy On You

You know the song 'Crazy on you' by Heart? I often wondered what exactly they meant by that phrase. What does it really mean to be crazy on someone? In all of my conversations with friends about their dating lives, one thing has become abundantly clear; men make us crazy. Show More Summary

EQUINOX: Frisco’s Most Beloved Shut-Down Restaurant – Sadly, It Stopped Revolving in May 2007

TweetI guess people went here for Prom Night? Anyway, they’re super nostalgic for our one and only formerly revolving restaurant. “It’s been gone since May of 2007 and still there are reviews pouring in.” Not much has changed since it closed. Here’s an update from 2009. And here’s how it looks now: One supposes the […]

Ana Gasteyer Loves a Good Mint Julep

"It’s cool that you can sneak up to SixtyFive and have a drink and it’s so beautiful." Ana Gasteyer has kept busy since her six-year run on SNL, notably on  ABC’s Suburgatory and now as Hollywood agent Karen Grisham on Maria Bamford’s Netflix comedy Lady Dynamite. Show More Summary

City Council Passes Towing Bill of Rights

The "Lincoln Park Pirates" lot at 4882 North Clark Yesterday a lot of legislation was passed during the City Council's meeting, including the Towing Bill of Rights, co-sponsored by Ald. Ameya Pawar and "inspired" by Uptown's LincolnShow More Summary

Local Ladies Who Make Us Laugh in 2016

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Our sixth-annual profile of talented female performers and writers in Toronto who don't always get the attention they deserve. A veteran stand-up comic, and an emerging one; a puppeteer (and emerging improviser); a character comic and singer, and a sketch writer, performer, and impresario. Show More Summary

Reading So Real—Former Techno Icon Moby Drops a Moving Memoir

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dave Segal Is this book vegan? Penguin Random House You know you’re important when Eminem disses you. The verbose, venomous Detroit rapper hurled a homophobic slur at Moby in his 2002 song “Without Me” and added salt to the woundShow More Summary

Fall Out Boy Destroyed The 'Ghostbusters' Theme Song In 3 Minutes

The new Ghosbusters theme song has been dumped onto the world like a tub of slime, featuring the screeching vocals of whoever the lead singer of Fall Out Boy is. (Adam Levine's little emo brother? Fake Trent Reznor?). The 3-minute insult...Show More Summary

The worst thing I read this year, and what it taught me… or Can we design sociotechnical systems that don’t suck?

I found Shane Snow’s essay on prison reform – “How Soylent and Oculus Could Fix the Prison System” – through hatelinking. Friends of mine hated the piece so much that normally articulate people were at a loss for words. A … Continue reading ?

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