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Profile: New online literary magazine, “Nately’s,” provides venue for writers in Atlanta and beyond

Nately’s, a new Atlanta-based literary magazine, offers a venue for writers in the city and around the country. Though only live since early March, founder and editor-in-chief Jerad W. Alexander has already curated an impressive array of work. An experienced writer with a background in publishing and photojournalism, Alexander says about his practice of editing...

YACHT the Fuck?! Indie Band's Sex-Tape Hoax Shafts the Media

by Dave Segal YACHT's sex-tape hoax: cunning stunt or desperate stab for attention? Sarah Meadows LA indie dance band YACHT—Claire Evans and Jona Bechtolt—stroked the internet's prurience and outrage glands yesterday with a fake sex-tape...Show More Summary

Preview: Fly on a Wall troupe gets on the wavelength for Eyedrum’s “Boiler Room”

In December 1977, audiences gathered at the Forrest Avenue Consortium (which later became Nexus) for an onstage holiday party lit up with drinks and music, an opera singer. Throughout the night, small groups were led by a “caretaker” through the hallway, down the stairs to the [former elementary school] building’s boiler room. When the door...

Imagine Music Festival expands its EDM sounds to new Atlanta location

Fans of electronic dance music lamenting the disappearance of CounterPoint and TomorrowWorld will have reason to break out the LED gloves this summer. The Imagine Music Festival will return Aug. 26-28, but this year’s it’s going...

Learn from My Mistakes

I’m pretty sure I am at a point where I would happily commit a heinous crime in exchange for one of those beautiful blue boxes of kraft mac n cheese in dino shapes. Jet-Lag: How does it manifest in your body? Tell me in the comments!...Show More Summary

Game of Thrones Recap: "Oathbreaker"—So Who Farted, Anyway?

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Ned Lannamann This episode could've used a lot more scene like this. HBO What a rollercoaster Season Six of HBO’s Game of Thrones has been so far. And no, I don't mean it’s been it’s been an exciting, whooshing ride of nonstop excitement. Show More Summary

5 Great Things To Do In NYC This Week

Like is full of unknown mysteries, but warm, sunny weather and a packed calendar are two things you can count on this week. From film screenings packed with live entertainment to comedic slide shows and dance parties that Prince would approve of, here are five ways to make the most of it while you're living for the city. [ more › ]

Union Station 10 Cine' (1988-2003)

When we lose places, be they businesses, homes, or just a building we lose memories, historical touch points to revisit, and worst of all, our identity as a place, as a city. I gave the many theaters we've lost over the years in St. Louis some consideration here and here. Show More Summary

25-Ton Potato Spill Blocks Off North Carolina Highway for Hours

Annoyed commuters who spent their morning idling on North Carolina's I-77 can blame 50,000 pounds of runaway taters. Emergency cleanup crews in the Charlotte area had to close the roadway for hours after an 18-wheeler collided with the...Show More Summary

112 singer discusses solo effort, Bad Boy reunion concerts and Wolf Creek Amphitheater show

This year Atlanta group 112 will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their debut album. It’s been nearly two decades since Bad Boy Records debuted the band with feel-good R&B singles such as “Only You” and “Cupid.” Now,...

Incredible Handmade Programmable Analog Beat Machines

Koka Nikoladze's amazing Maker Music Machines via Laughing Squid Koka's Beat Machine No. 1 from nikoladze on Vimeo. Koka's Beat Machine No. 2 from nikoladze on Vimeo.

Morning News: Amazon Worth $3 Trillion, Car Chase Ends With Monkey on Suspect's Back, Zika Enters King County

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Charles Mudede Amazon's erotic/exotic biospheres will be completed in the near future. Charles Mudede A Famous and Very Handsome Venture Capitalist Says Amazon Could be Worth $3 Trillion: His name is Chamath Palihapitiya. He is the CEO of a company with a neoliberal-sounding name, Social Capital. Show More Summary

President Trump Proves How Much He Loves Hispanics Once And For All

President Donald Trump has already explained how he plans to garnish America's foreign policy with cilantro, but now he's taken things a step further today with a Cinco De Mayo Tweet for the ages. "The best taco bowls are made in Trump Tower Grill. Show More Summary

The Monkees + XTC = "You Bring the Summer" (or, Finally, Some Good News)

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Sean Nelson Looking for the good times, baby/ gonna have ball... 30 years of intense fandom has taught me that new music from the Monkees isn't always cause for celebration. But I will always give it a listen, because I am what is called "a believer." With a v. Show More Summary

First Let Me Take a Selfie

Why do we send selfies? And why do people ask for them in return? Is it plain and simply narcissism? A need for validation? Or do we genuinely think that's the best way to let people in on what's going on in our lives and how we're feeling when an emoji just won't do? I've been thinking about selfies. Show More Summary

Protest to be Held at Whole Foods 365 Launch in LA Amidst Co-CEO Mackey's Ties with Pedophile

I am a survivor of child abuse. Starting at age four, I was repeatedly beaten and called names that no child or adult should ever be called. Then from eight through thirteen years of age, the abuse escalated to sexual victimization by a close male figure and my mother, who suffered from mental health issues. Show More Summary

Video: How David Copperfield Made The Statue Of Liberty Disappear In The '80s

Tonight's episode of The Americans (NO SPOILERS), is called "The Magic of David Copperfield V: The Statue of Liberty Disappears." Throughout it you will see the magician's 1983 television special turning up on the Jennings' television screen, a relevant timestamp in a show about Soviet intelligence agents spying on the American government. [ more › ]

Alexander Hamilton: Father of American Banking and American Burnout

On Tuesday, the musical Hamilton was nominated for a record 16 Tony awards. And three weeks ago, its creator and star, Lin-Manuel Miranda, won the Pulitzer Prize. And it's all, of course, richly deserved -- Hamilton is everything the...Show More Summary

Jimmy Kimmel Okay with Climate Change Wiping Out the Human Race (and You Will Be, Too!)

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Wm. Steven Humphrey On Monday, Jimmy Kimmel gave Sarah Palin the what-for because of her dum-dum theories on climate change. (Spoiler alert: She doesn't believe in it, because she's a dum-dum.) However, there are more people who are siding with Sarah Palin than you'd think, and they mostly live on internet comment sections. Show More Summary

The Morning News: Trump to Be the Nominee, Bar Complaint Filed Against Lawyer after Threatening Email to City Council

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Heidi Groover Dump Trump, obviously. mikeledray/Shutterstock Republican Voters Abandon Whatever Small Amount of Shame They May Have Still Had About Being Racists and Nominate Donald Trump for President: As you've heard by now, Trump won Indiana last night and Ted Cruz dropped out. Show More Summary

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