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The Sublime as Urban Density: Ghost in the Shell

In this video, scenes from the anime masterpiece Ghost in the Shell are matched with shots of the real Hong Kong. Both enter my soul in the way that stretches of light and stars enter an inescapable black hole and are eventually concentrated at a single and very intense point. Show More Summary

Poetry in Fire Island Pines

After a tremendous, word-of-mouth build-up, the Fire Island Pines Arts Project produced the first ever Frank O'Hara Fire Island Poetry Festival on Saturday, July 12 featuring fifteen poets and artists, including Paul Muldoon, the Pulitzer...Show More Summary

July 16?s Best Morning Reads

There’s a true sense of wonder and excitement in the streets of Atlanta this week. That’s because KISS will be here soon. “You Matter to Me” by Peter ‘Catman’ Criss… He will not be performing on Friday, however. A week after being named UPS CEO, Dave Abney speaks out for fair-trade agreements, says drone delivery […]

Why Apple is cosying up to former rival IBM

Credits: Ken Ishii/Getty Images Alt Text: Apple logo Apple and IBM's plan to co-produce apps will trouble rivals Microsoft, Google and Blackberry, say analysts First Reaction Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 12:39pm Apple and IBM's new partnership...Show More Summary

Starbucks Warns Baristas to Stop Making Record-Breaking Espresso Monstrosities

Enough caffeine to kill a man. Starbucks Corporate was forced to grin and bear it again yesterday when it learned a Florida woman With the shock value of these monstrosities seemingly as durable as consumers' desire to copycat them, Starbucks clearly needs a plan to deal with the rise of Brobdingnagian-portioned Fraps. Show More Summary

Reclaiming the City from the Madness of Parking

After watching this video about massive parking creators in downtown areas... Parking Craters: Scourge of American Downtowns from STREETFILMS on Vimeo....I began to wonder if Houston is even really a city. A city, we must all agree,Show More Summary

New Wave Music Video Stars 1980s Times Square

Speaking of 1980s Times Square... have you ever heard of The Sharks? The new wave band from Lancaster, Pennsylvania existed from 1979 to 1992, and during that time they built up a pretty solid following, and eventually landed a contract with Elektra. Show More Summary

Why I Want To Be In New York

We've all seen the movies, heard the songs, and read the novels romanticizing the "greatest city in the world." New York City is the Big Apple, the City, the Melting Pot where lives from all over converge to create a bustling metropolis of wonder, excitement and success. Show More Summary

Hope floats for Delhi’s e-rickshaws after minister’s backing

There are an estimated 100,000 such "e-rickshaws" working Delhi's streets. Introduced in 2010 and operated by unlicensed drivers, they are a less environmentally harmful and cheap way to get around the city compared to traditional gas-powered autorickshaws and cars that are too expensive for many people to buy.

Shoegaze Legends Slowdive to Beautify Neptune Theatre Nov. 4

British shoegaze-rock legends Slowdive will make their first Seattle appearance in 22 years (Rock Candy, 1992) November 4 at the Neptune Theatre. Tickets are $26.50 adv/$30 DOS, and go on sale July 18 at 10 am; the show's all ages. You...Show More Summary

What Are You Doing This Week? Stranger Critics Answer the Question

Random House AN IMAGE FROM SECONDS, the new graphic novel from Scott Pilgrim author Bryan Lee O'Malley. Paul Constant "Tomorrow, I'll be stopping by Drinking Liberally at the Roanoke Tavern at 8 pm. Thursday, I'm looking forward to the API Flying Bookshelf launch party at the Eastern Cafe. Show More Summary

Who Are the 15 Seattle Housemaids Starring in Maria TV?

Courtesy of the artist SOAP OPERA MELODRAMA VERSUS REAL HUMAN STORIES What are you watching when you're watching Rodrigo Valenzuela's Maria TV? Words in English appear on the black screen as a woman's voice whispers in Spanish. "What...Show More Summary

Marty Markowitz Assures Democrats That "Brooklyn Is The Epicenter Of Cool"

Marty Markowitz?tourism official, ex-Brooklyn Borough President, and frequent light-saber wielder ?held a meeting with the DNC delegation on Saturday to urge the party to select Brooklyn's Barclays Center for the 2016 convention. “I spoke about how Brooklyn is the epicenter of cool,” Markowitz told The Daily News. [ more › ]

Breakin' the Law, Breakin' the Law: Listen to Masked Intruder's Crime-Ridden Playlist

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

This weekend pop punk criminals Masked Intruder are in town—they're playing El Corazon tomorrow night—so I asked them to make a crime-ridden playlist exclusively for Slog! The band chose some of their favorite songs about breaking the...Show More Summary

Finally a Huge And Magical "First Time Ever" Musical Event, and You Can Be There

(But, Alas, Not the Honorees, Pete and Toshi Seeger) Are you a bit like me, in wondering what it would have been like to have been there at something "first-ever?" You know, actually being in the audience at Woodstock. Or, the very first jazz festivals at Montery and New Orleans. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Sloth Makes World Cup Pick, LRT Videos, and Tweets Under Construction

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Who hasn’t heard the saying “Don’t place your wager until the sloth has made his upside-down pick?” It is well known in sports circles that one should never make a bet on the outcome of a World […]

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