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WAGE 14, West Africa's first computer gaming exhibition and conference

SmartMonkeyTV in conversation with Adedoyin Ogundoyin founder of WAGE 14: Africa’s computer gaming sector is still tiny but it is beginning to grow. Until recently, it has had almost no public profile. This is about to change in West Africa with a new event in Lagos called West African Gaming Expo 2014 (WAGE 2014). Show More Summary

Prostitution ring busted here in Dunwoody

Video Video Two North Georgia residents are facing human trafficking for sexual servitude charges after Dunwoody police said they operated a prostitution ring posing as two different online escort services. Robert Tyler, 36, of LaGrange and Donna Allen, 39, of Gainesvillle were arrested Monday after a months’ long investigation. Show More Summary

Song Exploder Is a Podcast That Gets Very Deep into the Musical Creative Process

14 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Song Exploder is a podcast hosted by Hrishikesh Hirway in which musicians dissect their songs in great detail to reveal how they were created. Each episode is about 10-15 minutes and by the end of it, you get a thorough understanding of the track under discussion and its creator. Show More Summary

Yet Another Poll Has Deal and Perdue in the Lead

Another poll on the Georgia Senate and Governor’s races is out, this time from Vox Populi, and it shows comfortable leads for Republicans Nathan Deal and David Perdue. But unlike the one from Monmouth University out earlier this week, the Vox Populi poll has more accurate likely percentages of African Americans and women. Show More Summary

Video: Middle Schoolers Remake The Ghostbusters Trailer

We've known for a little while now that there's an all-female Ghostbusters reboot in the works, but we had no idea it would be here so soon! A group of creative middle schoolers—in conjunction with non-profit Raw Art Works—have sweded the hell out of the movie, crafting an inventive shot-by-shot remake of the original Ghostbusters trailer. Show More Summary

Aye Carumba! Ole, Ole! The Dances That Are Connecting People Throughout L.A. and Around the World

Salsa dancers in Pacific Palisades, CA - Photographed by Lisa Konczal/Vérité Creative Los Angeles provides a level of diversity like few other places. Home to nearly four million people (L.A. county at a good ten million) it lends itself...Show More Summary

Recording Allegedly Captures Republican Sen. Andy Hill Suggesting His Canvassers Don't Look Like "Thugs"

19 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Washington State State Senator Andy Hill Republican Andy Hill is in a hotly contested race against Democratic challenger Matt Isenhower to represent the Kirkland and Sammamish area in the Washington State Senate. And Hill seems to be worried, according to an audio recording provided to The Stranger. Show More Summary

That Cat Call Video (#Analysis & #Video #Response)

By now everyone has seen that cat calling video, right? The one with the young woman in New York City who gets cat called about 100 times over the course of 10 hours while walking alone through various parts of New York City. As of Oct 30 at 1:30 pm (Pacific) it's been seen 17 million times. Show More Summary

Today's SPOOKY Song of the Day is Coil's Take on "Tainted Love"

We all know "Tainted Love." Most probably became familiar with the song from Soft Cell's undying (undead?) version, released in 1981 and essentially inescapable after that, whether you're at a wedding or a leather bar. Many (younger)...Show More Summary

Elbert Guillory: “We Will Have Nunn”

Elbert Guillory is a State Senator from Louisiana who wowed many conservatives by releasing a video last year called “Why I am a Republican.” In an apparent attempt to counteract some of the Democratic Party’s appeals to African Americans...Show More Summary

The Storied, Old-School L.A. Metal Scene Gets Its Close-Up: Bob Nalbandian and Carl Alvarez Talk 'Inside Metal' Documentary

I've had occasion to mention previously in this space one of the more quirky aspects of my background -- the deep exposure I had in my teens, quite by accident, to music history in the making by virtue of hanging around Los Angeles's famed Sunset Strip in the 1980s toward the tail end of an era there the likes we will never see again. Show More Summary

Dr. Bullock on the Midterms

Dr. Charles Bullock is the Richard B. Russell Professor of Political Science at UGA. Wednesday evening, he spoke about the midterm elections to a group of College Republicans. Reviewing the situation nationwide, he was able to point out many reasons why Republicans should do well this year. Show More Summary

Hari Kondabolu's Cure for the Redskins

Acclaimed comic and Stranger fave Hari Kondabolu applies himself the helping the Washington Redskins solve the problem of their idiotic name. Kondabolu's recipe for a cure: If the Redskins insist on keeping the name, they should consider...Show More Summary

Hollaback!, Queen Latifah, Anti-Street Harrasement, and the decline of Hiphop

You ain't a bitch or a ho! Now that everyone has seen the Hollaback! video, seen the young white woman getting harassed on the streets of NYC almost exclusively by black and brown men (the one white guy says to her "nice"—apparentlyShow More Summary

Gallagher Brothers Scandal Sheet: Noel’s new album edition.

As mentioned in a previous post, Liam’s new band Beady Eye recently broken up, and, unfortunately, I have no idea why it has broken up. a few other members have tweeted messages saying, to wit, “Beady Eye has broken. Thanks to all the fans for their support,” but no other information has emerged. Show More Summary

The Creative Gifts of ADHD

In his 2004 book Creativity is Forever, Gary Davis reviewed the creativity literature from 1961 to 2003 and identified 22 reoccurring personality traits of creative people. This included 16 "positive" traits (e.g., independent, risk-taking,...Show More Summary

The Creative Gifts of ADHD

In his 2004 book Creativity is Forever, Gary Davis reviewed the creativity literature from 1961 to 2003 and identified 22 reoccurring personality traits of creative people. This included 16 "positive" traits (e.g., independent, risk-taking,...Show More Summary

The Creative Gifts of ADHD

In his 2004 book Creativity is Forever, Gary Davis reviewed the creativity literature from 1961 to 2003 and identified 22 reoccurring personality traits of creative people. This included 16 "positive" traits (e.g., independent, risk-taking,...Show More Summary

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