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Whatever Happened to Seattle Space-Rockers Jetman Jet Team?

11 minutes agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

In 2013, Jetman Jet Team were ascending to the upper echelon of Seattle’s rock scene. They released the outstanding album We Will Live the Space Age [reviewed here] and played a storming set at the inaugural Hypnotikon: Seattle Psych Fest. Show More Summary

Read Killer Mike op-ed on Ferguson, police militarization and the future of America

If you're unfamiliar with Killer Mike — the outspoken rapper, the community activist, the business owner, the college dropout and guest collegiate speaker, the wise giver of counsel, the card-carrying NRA member, the former drug peddler...Show More Summary

Interpol Will Play At The Met's Temple of Dendur

The world was so different the last time Interpol released an album—Taylor Swift was still singing country back then, we didn't know what a Cronut was yet, there was still only one Footloose, and Interpol was playing the United Palace Theatre. Show More Summary

What Toronto Can Learn From the Police Shooting of Michael Brown

7 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Police militarization, racial profiling, and excessive force—they're not just problems for Ferguson, Missouri. It might be comforting to think that the tragic shooting of Michael Brown—an 18-year-old unarmed black man—by a white police officer on August 9 and the resulting chaos in Ferguson, Missouri, are a distinctly American phenomenon. Show More Summary

Celebrating the Enduring Vision of Alex Colville

9 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

AGO's new exhibition of one of Canada's most prolific artists explores the roots of Colville's inspiration—and the inspiration he's been for others. Alex Colville’s paintings include some of the most recognizable works of Canadian art. Show More Summary

Watch a Clip From the New Season of Mind of a Chef

The third season of PBS's food show Mind of a Chef, which features the Nordic genius of Magnus Nilsson and the obsessive, genre-busting Edward Lee, premieres in just a few weeks, and here's an outtake that offers some insight into Lee's work. Show More Summary

I'm an American Citizen. If You Want to Remain a Cop, Don't Violate My Human Rights

In light of the horrific situation in Ferguson, an op-ed ran in today's Washington Post, chillingly titled, "I'm a cop. If you don't want to get hurt, don't challenge me." Not "obey the law." "Don't challenge me." Here's a bit of what...Show More Summary

I'm an American Citizen. If You Want to Remain a Cop, Don't Violate My Human Rights

In light of the horrific situation in Ferguson, an op-ed ran in today's Washington Post, chillingly titled, "I'm a cop. If you don't want to get hurt, don't challenge me." Not "obey the law." "Don't challenge me." Here's a bit of what...Show More Summary

Morning Reads–Summer’s Swansong Edition

Everyone knows that summer is the premier season. Unfortunately, Summer 2014 Edition is coming to a close. Time for a summertime appreciation: “Summertime” by Billy Stewart. A hearty good morn’ to my 4,272,299 fellow ATLiens! Moody’s predicts Atlanta’s sewer rates to stay the same until 2016.  The real numbers that spell doom for Michelle Nunn. […]

Finding Your Trigger: On Leggings, Justin Timberlake Concerts and Triathlons

I never thought I'd be writing this post. What I actually mean is I never thought I'd be writing this post describing my success at training for and completing my first triathlon. Sure, a post to the tune of "How Failing to CompleteShow More Summary

Interesting Dunwoody related items to cross my desk.

Tonight - 7 pm Common Core Meeting comes to Dunwoody High School tonight. State Board of Education member Barbara Hampton will host a public hearing on Common Core Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Dunwoody High School. The hearing will be the second hosted by state board members, who have been ordered by Gov. Show More Summary

Annual Sleep Out Broadway Edition 2014

Sunday night, August 17th the talented Broadway community slumbered on the Hell's Kitchen street in solidarity with Covenant House. Six time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald joined David Hare, Chuck Cooper, Sebastian Arcelus, David Henry Hwang, Capathia Jenkins, Stephanie J. Show More Summary

Who Is FKA Twigs?

Who is FKA Twigs? When the 26-year-old artist emerged onto the stage at the El Rey in Los Angeles earlier this week she wore white '90s street wear with exotic gold chains wrapped around her belly and thighs. A sheer white lingerie robe drooped over her white corset, both saintly and corrupt, like Madonna from the future. Show More Summary

Weekend Viewing: BBC Empire Episode 2 – Making Ourselves at Home Documentary – Jeremy Paxman

Jeremy Paxman traces the story of the greatest empire the world has ever known: the British Empire. He continues his personal account of Britain’s empire by looking at how traders, conquerors and settlers spread the British way of doing things around the world – in particular how they created a very British idea of home. Show More Summary

Watch: Bed Bugs On The CTA?

Via Gapers Block comes video purportedly showing bed bugs on the CTA Red Line. [ more › ]

Maybe Police Officers Should Listen to the Last Poets’ "The White Man’s Got a God Complex"

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The Roots’ Phrenology CD was playing in Everyday Music this afternoon when I visited it on my lunch break. Eventually, the track “Something in the Way of Things (In Town)” came on and Amiri Baraka’s tale of urban bleakness resonatedShow More Summary

Friday Links and Updates 15th August

Here are a few things to find out more about this Friday afternoon: Birmingham Literature Festival This week Birmingham Literature Festival have released their full programme, running from 2-11 October 2014. For updates and news follow them here. Fierce Festival The Fierce Festival programme is also now live, running from 2-12 October 2014. They recommend […]

Chaika gets hers in this 'Avenging Battle' trailer

I liked what I saw of Chaika the Coffin Princess. In fact, at first glance I was convinced that someone was blatantly ripping off the underappreciated Scrapped Princess, until I found out they were from the same author. I guess basically...Show More Summary

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