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Georgia Organics Sprouts 20th Anniversary, Celebrates at Annual Conference & Expo Feb. 17-18

The annual Georgia Organics Conference and Expo is a biggie (one of the largest in the Southeast), and this year’s 20 th anniversary event amplifies it even more so. This year’s conference at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park takes place over the weekend of Friday, Feb. Show More Summary

The Morning News: Seattle Corporation Wants to Put Warehouses in the Sky, Seattle Burglars Only Want Tech, Seattle Is About to Get Very Cold

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Charles Mudede The headquarters of capital's deepest fantasies. Charles Mudede Seattle Corporation Obtains a Patent for Floating Warehouses Serviced By Drones: That corporation is, of course, Amazon, and it has a vision of the future that's becoming clearer by the day. Show More Summary

Debbie Reynolds: A Personal Remembrance

Last month when Florence Henderson passed, a mutual friend emailed me a powerful statement that "everyone gets a turn." The stark truth of those words echoed in my mind again. Actress and entertainer Debbie Reynolds died yesterday at age 84. Show More Summary

Indulge in a Photo Tour of Austin's Dining Year, 2016

From the making of the city's best dishes to insider glimpses of hot new restaurants. The creation of the Real Deal Holyfield came about when pitmaster and owner Miguel Vidal made his father’s favorite breakfast, huevos rancheros. To switch things up, Vidal served the eggy dish — full of refried beans, potatoes, and bacon — in a tortilla. Show More Summary

The Morning News: Skier Killed in Avalanche, Ceasefire in Syria, Debbie Reynolds Dies

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Rich Smith Behold the power of nature. Lysogor Roman Bellingham Man Dies in Avalanche: According to the Herald, Adam Roberts was skiing out of bounds with a friend near White Pass, which is south of Rainier. The two had been out skiing all day. Show More Summary

Progress! Wilson Red Line Construction From July Through September

Here's a five-minute look at the progress on the Wilson Red/Purple Line station over the past six months. So much has happened since the groundbreaking in late 2014, with one more year of construction to go.It'll be a busy 2017. We are...Show More Summary

Watch Carrie Fisher sing with mom Debbie Reynolds

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene The tragic passing of Debbie Reynolds one day after the untimely death of daughter Carrie Fisher immediately reminded fans of her indelible star turn in the musical, “Singin’ in the Rain.” But in addition...Show More Summary

Saddam Hussein Was Too Focused on Writing His Novel to Run Iraq in 2003

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Rich Smith Killer of Kurds, dedicated novelist. Georgios Kollidas / Shutterstock.com CIA analyst John Nixon's new book, Debriefing the President, reportedly presents a number of facts that completely undermine the Bush administration's...Show More Summary

Philly's Best Stromboli (and Other Things That Are Not Calzones)

When Eater first posed the question "Who serves the best calzones in Philly?" to our readers in preparation for this, the Calzone Power Hour, the vexation was palpable. "I've never eaten a calzone in Philly," came one blunt comment. And this, via Twitter: "Total calzones I've eaten in life: maybe 2. Show More Summary

Revolutionary Court Sentences More Than 70 Iranians to Prison for Celebrating “Cyrus Day”

Islamic Republic Represses Commemoration of Pre-Islamic Era History More than 70 people who were arrested in October 2016 at a peaceful gathering celebrating Cyrus the Great were tried in mid-December without legal council and sentenced to long prison terms by the Revolutionary Court in the city of Shiraz. “The exact number of those arrested is […]

Christmas Is A Religious Holiday For Many, Cultural For The Rest Of Us

For many of us, Christmas is an important holiday. My husband and I are both atheists, but we have a Christmas tree every year. Sunday his family came down from Springfield IL for brunch at our loft, it’s an important cultural holiday for us. We’re not alone: About nine-in-ten Americans...

Pop Life: The Horror of George Michael's "I Want Your Sex"

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Charles Mudede "I want your terminal illness..." Video for "I Want Your Sex" - YouTube In the mid-1980s, the bomb that I expected to explode the whole world into a nuclear winter, and a bomb Trump recently reactivated with a tweet about reviving the arms race with other superpowers, became the implosion of a disease that was spread sexually, AIDS. Show More Summary

Pop Life: The Hologram of Princess Leia

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Charles Mudede The most famous hologram in the known universe. Lucas Films One of the many pleasures of Rouge One is the appearance of Princess Leia. (My favorite pleasure from that film, though, is the deactivated Star DestroyerShow More Summary

The Morning News: Seattle Stabbings, George Michael's Last Christmas

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Rich Smith And now back to your regularly scheduled program: Death, Violence, and Shopping. Nadiia Gerbish / Shutterstock.com Violence Doesn't Take a Holiday: At a home for cancer patients, an unknown man stabbed a woman in the neck in South Lake Union on Christmas Day. Show More Summary

George Michael’s death prompts reactions from music community

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene The sudden death of British pop superstar George Michael on Christmas unleashed the expected outpouring of grief on social media (and an escalating hatred of 2016 for all of the major talents lostShow More Summary

British pop superstar George Michael dies at age 53

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene British pop music icon George Michael has died at the age of 53. Originally known as half of the mega-successful ‘80s duo Wham!, Michael continued his career into the 2000s and sold...

George Michael Is Dead

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Charles Mudede From the video for George Micheal's "Father Figure." YouTube BBC reports that George Micheal, a singer whose moment in the pop sun was the 1980s, and who returns to the airwaves during the holiday season with the tune "Last Christmas," is dead. Show More Summary

The Real Reason Trump Wants To Go Nuclear: Increase Government Spending

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Charles Mudede Trump, the raider of the lost nuke economy. overcrew/shutterstock.com I am not at all surprised that president-elect Donald Trump is talking about nuclear weapons. He has promised to grow the economy faster than Obama did, and that will not happen with this business of granting massive tax cuts. Show More Summary

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