Soheil Babadi has written an open letter detailing the torture he experienced during interrogations. Computer engineer Soheil Babadi, who was imprisoned in Iran for posting jokes on a satirical Facebook page, has been waiting close to a year for a ruling on his appeal against his prison sentence. The authorities have meanwhile refused to release […]
TweetTry not to breathe while reading this Gentle Reader, you know, since we’re “halt”-ing CO2: I’ll tell you, you can’t not burn the guzzolene if you operate a Chevy Volt. I know people who live in Frisco and are able to minimize gasoline use by charging at home and only taking short trips. Even then, […]
by Ansel Herz The officer kept his gun trained on Castile as he lay dying. YouTube If Philando Castile had been killed in Washington state—shot to death by a cop who pulled his family over for a broken taillight—the officer could not...Show More Summary
by Heidi Groover We don't often consider "Uber drivers skirting the law—making, for instance, illegal airport runs—to be 'hustling,'" writes The Washington Post's Emily Badger. But other types of similar activities have been "heavily...Show More Summary
by Charles Mudede Can't shoot me until October, motherfucker! Menno Schaefer/shutterstock.com In Case You Didn't Know: If you are an American cop, black man hunting season began this week. There was Alton Sterling on Monday. He was shot and killed in by a cop in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Show More Summary
by Dave Segal Boss Hog (Martinez, second from right): still kicking ass after all these years. Angel Zayas From the late '80s to the mid '90s, New York City's Boss Hog purveyed an exhilarating brand of sleazy, noise garage rock that served as a somewhat more upscale update on Pussy Galore's scum-punk blasphemies. Show More Summary
Americans probably don't care about those damn emails. by Rich Smith Is Hillary history? Krista Kennell / Shutterstock.com After F.B.I director James B. Comey announced that his team "didn't find clear evidence that Clinton or her colleagues...Show More Summary
Some of the comments in the recent non-scientific Sunday Poll illustrate the lack of understanding and compassion for those people with gender identity dysphoria. Just like my farther knew in the 1930s that he was left-handed, and I knew in the 1970s I was gay, those with gender identity dysphoria...
Opens this Saturday, September 11th from 8-11 at Beep Beep Gallery.
This is awesome, thanks to April for the heads up. More info here.
One of the highlights of last weeks' WonderRoot Filmmaker Night at The Plaza.
by Christopher Frizzelle Herb and Kiki in the early '00s. RUVEN AFANDADOR Turns out half of Kiki & Herb was blindsided, too. Kenny Mellman, the Herb half, the handsome guy at the piano, wrote a piece for The Talkhouse this morning in which he admits: I was blindsided... Show More Summary
Last month I posted about how the employee line for the main Post Office parking garage was two blocks long — costing workers time & money — and polluting. My point was to find a way to reduce/eliminate this shift-change queue. However, a few comments were classic strawman fallacy — saying I wanted...
Video The parade route is ~2 miles and steps off from the intersection of Mount Vernon Road and Jett Ferry Road at 9:00 a.m., proceeds west on Mt. Vernon to Dunwoody Village, turns right onto Dunwoody Village Parkway and left into Dunwoody Village (Jiffy Lube) across from Village Burger. Show More Summary
In Somaliland / Somalia:
If you ever doubted the inspirational power of Sharon Jones, take a look at the trailer for the upcoming documentary, “Miss Sharon Jones!” The film, directed by Barbara Kopple, digs into the Augusta native’s...
Tweet(Young Bart Simpson had good reason to break a window here, but then he went too far – “smashy smashy.”) I’ll tell you, I see more broken auto glass on the Streets of San Francisco by 9:00 AM than most people see all day. And yesterday, I saw the most broken auto glass in one […]
The clinging jellyfish have laid siege to local beaches, Mary Lee the Great White Shark has returned from her winter vacation, the goats are munching on city parks' poison ivy, and Pedals the Bear's strolling around New Jersey like he owns the place. Show More Summary
The resilient history behind a march only seven years old. This year ushers in renewed hope for transgender legislation with Bill C-16 offering trans protections. It’s also the first year since the Trans March began that Pride Toronto’s proposed route has not been met with frustration or fear from its original organizers. Show More Summary