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The Helping Hand of Hardcore

On May 29th, a group of hardcore punk bands, including Cro-Mags, Civ, Sheer Terror, Wisdom in Chains, Nine Live and Extinction A.D. will play a show at Highline Ballroom to raise money for Alexander Owens, a three-year old boy afflicted with neurofibromatosis. Show More Summary

Hospitalized Christian Convert Returned to Prison Without Treatment

Imprisoned Christian convert Maryam (Nasim) Naghash Zargaran, who had no access to legal counsel during her trial in 2013, was hospitalized in Tehran on the third day of her hunger strike on May 29, 2016, but was returned to prison without treatment that same day. “She went on hunger strike [in Evin Prison’s Women’s Ward] […]

Best Psychologist

I have heard that putting on a show is 'the art of stopping people coughing', and I do rather like the idea. ~ Derren Brown At the University of Pennsylvania I was privileged to study sociology with leading sociologists such as Philip...Show More Summary

How Toronto’s Papers Covered The Libyan Migrant Crisis and The Pot Dispensary Busts

5 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. As the merry month of May draws to a close, two lingering issues remain top of mind on the front pages of today’s Toronto dailies: the ongoing refugee crisis, and the aftermath of last week’s police crackdown on pot dispensaries. Show More Summary

This Election Cycle, the Libertarian Party is on the Cutting Edge of Bonkers

5 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Matt Baume Some quality programming from CSPAN. How did you spend Memorial Day weekend? The presidential campaign spent the holiday getting real stupid in Orlando. That's where the Libertarian Party held its convention — and naturally...Show More Summary

Black Punk In South Africa

5 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Charles Mudede This is Africa. The punk band is called TCIYF (“The Cum in your Face”). Its members are black African. It is based in Soweto, South Africa. Why are blacks making punk music? From Africa Is a Country: “We’re from Soweto...Show More Summary

Preview: Noted choreographer Otis Sallid brings it home for “Chiaroscuro,” MAD fest

The influence of the great 20th century dance masters pops up in surprising places. Take, for example, a Coca-Cola commercial where a man dances in silhouette against a red-lit vending machine; in just a few shots, choreographer Otis Sallid tells a story. There’s a similar economy of means in Brooke Shields’ spirited dance that opens...

Mini Robotic builders

Minibuilders in the additive construction space: Minibuilders from STEREOTACTIC on Vimeo.

Bullshit jobs in Japan while the institution of marriage drops and deadening boredom sets in

Source: welovecarbondioxideHere are a few indicators that Japan is not doing too well in the world rankings on how the Japanese feel about their circumstances as Japanese citizens. To begin with, Japan is facing a faltering in marriages where once the institution of marriage and raising children and domestic stability were the bedrocks of Japan. Show More Summary

The ‘Martyrs’ of Liwa al-Sayyida Ruqayya (The Ja’afari Force)

By Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi Current emblem of Liwa al-Sayyida Ruqayya. Top: “If God supports you, no one can overcome you” [Qur’an 3:160]. Centre: “The Ja’afari Force: Liwa al-Sayyida Ruqayya.” Bottom: “The Islamic Resistance in Syria.”...Show More Summary

POOL PARTY! Klara Glosova's Hazmat Suits and Sunny Days

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Jen Graves The joy of a pool party, trying to download. Klara Glosova's show at Glass Box is up for one more full day, tomorrow from noon to 5. Courtesy of the artist and Glass Box Gallery Klara Glosova grew up in Eastern Europe and saw its revolution. Show More Summary

R.I.P. John Sisko, 1958-2016

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Jen Graves At right, the artist, teacher, writer, and gallerist John Sisko. Nancy Sisko On May 22, many of John Sisko's more than a thousand Facebook friends began to wish the Seattle artist, writer, teacher, and gallerist a happy birthday. Show More Summary

Paris Radio, WATW, Ménage & Solomon King Release New Music Although LA's Still 'Kinda Like Nashville With a Tan'

It really was an "only-in-LA" type of moment. You know, right?! I was dining with an actor pal Robb Salovich before seeing the workshop run of another actor-friend Raymond J. Barry. His very evocative play Foreclosure officially premieres in January 2017 at the Greenway Court Theatre. Show More Summary

It Was a Very Bad Week for Tim Eyman

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Heidi Groover It's not the first time a Tim Eyman initiative has been ruled unconstitutional and it probably won't be the last. Eli Sanders In case you missed it, anti-tax initiative peddler Tim Eyman did not have a good week. Let's review: 1. Show More Summary

Artist Interview: Eats Everything

Eats Everything likes to throw a good party. And last weekend in Williamsburg he did just that in what turned out to be a progressive gig through Output. Starting on the roof in the rain, his set moved into the Panther Room and ended...Show More Summary

Ode to a Backpack

Since trying to drive in Japan near gives me a panic attack just to think about (I understand it’s an irrational level of anxiety, that knowledge doesn’t fix me) I instead adopted a much more pedestrian lifestyle while we’ve been living in Nagoya. Show More Summary

Elizabeth Warren Calls Trump "A Small, Insecure Moneygrubber"—and Doesn't Stop There

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Eli Sanders Taking 10 minutes to call out Trump. Office of Elizabeth Warren For your lunchtime listening, a continuation of Elizabeth Warren's strong attacks on the Republican presidential nominee: Trump's response? Goofy Senator Elizabeth Warren @elizabethforma has done less in the U.S. Show More Summary

Science News: Kennewick Man Finally Gets a Proper Burial 9,000 Years After His Death, and More on the Greenpeace/UW Fisheries Controversy

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Ethan Linck Kennewick Man (The Ancient One) was found in 1996 during hydroplane races on Columbia River. J.D.S/Shutterstock.com Kennewick Man Goes Home: More than 9,000 years after his death and 20 years after being unearthed along...Show More Summary

Map: NYC Is A Mets Town Now, Deal With It

Two years ago, the NY Times used aggregated data provided by Facebook "to create an unprecedented look at the geography of baseball fandom." They came to the conclusion that the Yankees were the preferred team "everywhere in New York City, and nearly everywhere in the U.S. Show More Summary

Writers Sign Petition Against Trump

by Rich Smith "Is that guy a writer? Get 'em out a 'eeeeeere. I've written books, best sellers actually. And you know what? They were terrific. Not like these lightweights." Gino Santa Maria / Shutterstock.com Have you ever wanted to...Show More Summary

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