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National Rock-port: New Music/Video From Tera Melos, Mastodon

7 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Earlier today, Sacramento rockers Tera Melos released a music video for their song "Slimed" from one of my favorite releases of last year, X'ed Out. It really makes no sense at all, and it is totally radical. Does the water symbolize...Show More Summary

Questions About the HUMP! Tour

10 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

HumpfestIntro v2.0 from Andy Blubaugh on Vimeo. I have a concern about HUMP!, which now has a national tour component. Specifically, are you living up to your promise a performer in HUMP! can "be a porn star for a weekend—not for life"? As a performer in a HUMP! film (with my face clearly visible), I feel like I have standing to raise these concerns. Show More Summary

The Dose: Old School Thursdays

It's time to head back to 1998, as today's music is coming from Mr Reichi Nakaido. This is the first of two places you may have heard his music if you're into your anime, as he composed most of the soundtrack for Serial Experiments Lain, including the ending theme up top. Show More Summary

Morning Reads for Thursday, April 17th, 2014

I dare you to frown listening to this song. Georgia: First off, I am contractually obligated not to make a Macbeth/Faulkner reference in regards to David Pennington’s non-announcement announcement. 5 of 7 GOP Senate candidates debate having unlimited cash for elections at the Cobb County Republican Women’s Club, while Jack Kingston and David Perdue wonder […]

Indian Election Favorite Modi Denies Shying Away From Gujarat Riots Issue

In 2002, more than 1,000 people were killed in sectarian riots that swept the western Indian state of Gujarat, where Narendra Modi was and still is chief minister. Twelve years on, as he bids to become prime minister, the accusations of complicity keep coming

The best games of 2014 – reviews

A rolling round-up of the best games of the year, with new reviews added as they come out Advertisement Feature Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 9:33am THIS year is shaping up to be a vintage one for video games, with two console launchesShow More Summary

Puzzle & Dragons heads to arcades...a second time

I think we're all at least somewhat aware of how widely spread Puzzle & Dragons fever is in Japan, but I think their latest project is definitely a good indicator of its success. We've known since last year that Square Enix were developing...Show More Summary

"Why Are Carriage Horses So Important To These People?"

For better or worse, Liam Neeson is effectively the face of the Save The Carriage Horse movement, solidfying his position in Monday's New York Times op-ed. Riding a wave of popular support, the New York Daily News has started a petition to preserve the "majestic horses trotting through Central Park." Liam Neeson is pleased. [ more › ]

Morning Reads — Disturbing News

Not all of you payed homage/properly felicitated  me yesterday. To make up for it get my Paypal address from Charlie. Texas Tornados appreciation series continues with “Soy de San Luis.” APS gets a new superintendent.  New York Times says Georgia is now a Republican-leaning state.  My prediction: Deal wins by 10, Nunn loses by at least […]

Sonia Gandhi to Indian Voters: Don’t Fall for “Divisive” Politics

In an unusual move, Congress president Sonia Gandhi has slammed the opposition for being "clouded with hatred and falsehood." Her remarks come in the wake of polls suggesting that the BJP will win enough seats to form a government

Currently Hanging: Art in Seattle by the 78-Year-Old Pre-Feminist Repping the US at the Next Venice Biennale

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Courtesy of the Henry Art Gallery/Contemporary Arts Museum Houston SO MANY WAYS TO READ DANTE Joan Jonas uses live-action video, video drawing, benches, tables, lamps, painting, performance, and the late Spalding Gray in her exhibition...Show More Summary

Drunk Turkish Airlines Passenger Allegedly Assaults Flight Attendants En Route To JFK

Complimentary booze on international flights is a fundamental human right, but some people are just hell bent on ruining it for the rest of us. A passenger on a Turkish Airlines flight bound for JFK got wasted and, instead of passing...Show More Summary

I'm Ambivalent About Total Control's "Flesh War" Single (but I Dig That '80s Flashback Title)

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Total Control at the Crocodile in 2011 / K.C. Fennessy I've been raving about this Melbourne quintet from the minute I made their acquaintance, so I can't resist a post about their new single—even if I'm not as crazy about it as I expected. From...Show More Summary

If You Only Have a Weekend in Chicago, Do This, Eat Here and Don't Go to Bed Early

When you only have one weekend to explore a new city, it's important to make every moment count -- but at the same time, you don't want to run yourself ragged. So when you have just 48 hours in Chicago, let this be your guide to a fun-filled...Show More Summary

The Bollywood/Kraftwerk Connection

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

This clip from the Bollywood film Haadsa contains a scene featuring some of the best things in life: yoga, orange harem pants, and a ridiculous dance routine set to a ripoff of homage to Kraftwerk’s “The Model.” Because I’m not at all...Show More Summary

Anglophile Zen: Need 5 Minutes of Peace on This Manic Monday? Then Watch Episode 4 of Anglophile Zen – Episode 4 – River Avon and Pulteney Bridge in Bath England

In this week’s episode of Anglophile Zen, spend five minutes in beautiful Bath England. We visited last December on a beautifully sunny day and watched the river go by. On that day it was a torrent, the recent torrential rains had the river bursting. Show More Summary

TDE Tonight: ScHoolboy Q & Isaiah Rashad @ Showbox Sodo

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

After a years-slow burn culminating with Kendrick Lamar's lauded Good Kid Maad City album, TDE (Top Dawg Entertainment) is unquestionably Los Angeles' preeminent rap dynasty—the spiritual successor to Ruthless and Death Row's infamous legacies. Show More Summary

The World Shrugs at Alleged Chemical Weapons Attack in Syria

The Syrian regime and the opposition agree that an attack took place in Kfar Zeita, but they each blame each other. Given the political situation, the truth may never be known.

Ukraine Powerless To Act As East Slips Under Russian Control

With military assistance from NATO unlikely to be forthcoming and little faith in its own military or police, Ukraine has no choice but to watch as its eastern regions gradually cede control to Russia

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