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Four things you should know about AFROPUNK performer RAHBI

Atlanta artist RAHBI will be performing at the city's first AFROPUNK Festival, an offshoot of the celebrated 10-year-old Brooklyn music event.

City Council Preview: September–October 2015

In which we provide your cheat sheet for this month’s city council meeting, and let you know how you can follow along. Today City Council returns from its summer break, and there’s a lot to cover on the agenda. Read about Toronto’s response to the Syrian refugee crisis; the taxi mess; the Gardiner mess; new […]

The Black Forest of Brooklyn

I was floating out of a sublime concert the other night--the opening of Brooklyn Art Song Society's tenth season, a brilliantly programed blend of Purcell (complete with Lute accompaniment) and Britten--when I realized I couldn't leave...Show More Summary

Decibel Festival Friday-Sunday Highlights: Autechre, Dasha Rush, and News About Decibel's Uncertain Future

P L L: Savage yet scientific techno in the Pan Sonic vein. Valerie Calano FRIDAY 9/25Friday was the night of Great Conflict at Decibel Festival. Heads had to decide whether to catch the MOTOR Showcase at Crocodile or the Resident Advisor one at Showbox at the Market. Show More Summary

The Bourdain Market Wish List: 20 World-Class Vendors That Should Come to NYC

Listen up, Bourdain. Anthony Bourdain's highly anticipated food hall is already poised to be a blockbuster: A massive 155,000-square-foot space that will have a full-service restaurant along with an astounding 100 vendors. Excitingly,...Show More Summary

City Worker Can't Stop, Won't Stop Talking In Robot Voice

A city worker will likely be suspended for using a robot voice on the job, despite having already served a suspension for that very same cyborgian offense. This wouldn't be a problem, of course, if he finally came to terms with the fact that he is indeed a replicant, but sometimes the Voigt-Kampff test steers you wrong. [ more › ]

Need Money? Join The Mermaid Economy

Mermaids, much like ghosts and meet-cutes in detention, are real—1980s Hollywood has taught us this much, though most of us humans have yet to encounter a half sea-creature at the Statue of Liberty. Still, while one can be certain mermaids...Show More Summary

An Ode to Marcus Stroman

You can't help but love the Jays' youngest starter, because he reminds us of our best selves. When I have vivid fantasies about the Blue Jays winning the American League East, or the American League Division Series, or the World Series (come on, we all do it), I often think about each individual player’s unique reaction. Show More Summary

Waffle House Is in Trouble for Refusing to Serve a Soldier Carrying a Handgun

Drama. Another day, another controversy over an officer spurned at a chain restaurant: This time, a soldier with the National Guard tried to eat at a Kentucky Waffle House while carrying his handgun in uniform and was told the weapon needed to stay outside. Show More Summary

Million-Dollar Housing in the Richmond District: French Vanilla, Strawberry, Vanilla, Pistachio

Tweet Largish boxes on the sand dunes, Largish boxes made of ticky tacky, Largish boxes on the sand dunes, Largish boxes all the same. There’s a yellow one and a pink one And a white one and a green one, And they’re all made out of ticky tacky And they all look just the same.

Fierce Festival 2015 Trailer

Fierce Trailer 2015 from Fierce Festival on Vimeo. It’s soon Fierce Festival time! The festival takes placce 7th-11th October in several places across Birmingham (including BOM (festival hub), The Old Print Works, COW vintage & others.)...Show More Summary

Trump Looked Weak During His 60 Minutes Interview. Also, Did You Know He Has Seattle Roots?

Now that I've mentioned "roots" you can't stop looking at his hair, huh? Christopher Halloran / Yesterday Trump sat for an interview with Scott Pelley on 60 Minutes. The big story seems to be the release of details concerning Trump's tax plan, which he published earlier today. Show More Summary

This Genius Hacked His Amazon Dash Button to Get Instant Pizza Delivery

The world arguably has more than enough ways to "push" for pizza — accidentally ordering a pepperoni pie is clearly going to be the new butt-dialing. This man's hack to make one of Amazon's Dash Buttons give him instant Domino's should...Show More Summary

Experience Josh Donaldson’s Walkoff Homer Over and Over Again

After decades of mostly forgettable baseball, you deserve these moments. Most years, yesterday’s Blue Jays game against the Tampa Bay Rays would mark the last home game of the season. This year, however, by virtue of ending the longest...Show More Summary

Ya Gotta Believe: Mets Clinch NL East For First Playoff Appearance Since 2006

To all the Yankees fans, sports-haters, and people who vehemently believe sports journalism & blogging should contain some traces of objectivity: you should probably stop reading now. Because the Mets beat the Cincinnati Reds 10-2 yesterday,...Show More Summary

Park Slope Parents In Hysterics Over Fox-Branded Soccer Jerseys

The American Youth Soccer Organization issued a new batch of jerseys this spring bearing the insignia of Fox Sports 1 (Here's the BIG announcement). Now that the popular fall season is kicking into gear, some parents in Park Slope are seeing the new threads for the first time, and they are pissed, according to a hard-hitting New York Times report. [ more › ]

As cool as a rainy day in autumn ….

On this cool, rainy, early-fall Friday, with an overcast sky and the leaves losing their summer luster, my mood turns toward something jazzy and chill. It turns toward Lianne La Havas to see us into the evening …. Have a great weekend everybody.

Sex, Drugs, and Education: TRIP! Project Celebrates 20 Years of Harm Reduction

From grimy photocopies to glossy pamphlets, a local non-profit celebrates two decades of bringing harm reduction to Toronto raves. TRIP! Project is celebrating 20 years of promoting safety at electronic-music events in the way you’d expect it to: with a sound system, DJs, and dancing. Show More Summary

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