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UK Post-Punk Legends the Pop Group to Play Neumos March 12

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

One of the most sonically and lyrically revolutionary bands from the UK's post-punk movement, the Pop Group, will be playing Neumos March 12, 2015. It's their first-ever Seattle appearance. The Pop Group's combustible combination ofShow More Summary

Holding The NYPD Accountable, Holding The Movement Accountable

When activists turned out to a 2013 city council meeting in Oakland to protest the hiring of Bill Bratton as a consultant to the Oakland Police Department, was anyone surprised? Organizer Bella Eiko gave an impassioned speech pointing...Show More Summary

12 Powerful Climate Allies That GOP Denier Leaders Can't Ignore

After my son submitted his college applications a few weeks ago, he confessed not getting into his top choice school would be the "ultimate dreamcrusher." That aptly sums up the dread I started to feel following last week's election....Show More Summary

The Track of the Day Is Afrocop's "Worlds of Wonder"

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

What Seattle's Afrocop have done here is to reimagine Can's “Vitamin C”—a subliminal slab of shuffle funk and a B-boy favorite for years—as a space-jazz odyssey. In doing so, they (Noel Brass Jr., Andy Sells, Carlos Tulloss, and Doug...Show More Summary

Re-Run: Buck Supports Personhood Again!

The GOP's newbie House members elected U.S. Representative-elect Ken Buck as their president Thursday. If you follow Buck's history here in Colorado, you know his squeaker victory over establishment-backed Republican Jane Norton in the...Show More Summary

Question Before the Court: Can Corporations Betray Retirees?

At a chemical plant called Point Pleasant in a town named Apple Grove in a state John Denver labeled almost heaven, a man known as Freel Tackett helped negotiate three collective bargaining agreements that provided raises and decent benefits for workers and retirees. Heaven ended in 2007 for Tackett and other retired Point Pleasant workers. Show More Summary

The Fat Cats at College of DuPage (an Illinois Jr. College)

Gift bans be damned. It's steaks, ribs, filet and crème brulee... for all. In June, the College of DuPage (COD) lost a $20 million state construction grant because of corruption. In July, COD was exposed for paying up to $27,000 in fees and private membership dues at the presidents shooting club. Show More Summary

Question Before the Court: Can Corporations Betray Retirees?

At a chemical plant called Point Pleasant in a town named Apple Grove in a state John Denver labeled almost heaven, a man known as Freel Tackett helped negotiate three collective bargaining agreements that provided raises and decent benefits for workers and retirees. Heaven ended in 2007 for Tackett and other retired Point Pleasant workers. Show More Summary

Is UN Engagement Having an Impact on Iran’s Human Rights? Absolutely.

To critics who question the ability of UN processes to change the behaviors and policies of the leadership in the Islamic Republic of Iran, an English language media interview with a top Iranian official has provided a revealing ans...

Celebrate Georgia Gives Day, a big fund drive that benefits even petite nonprofits

The Théâtre du Rêve says don’t be afraid of the accent marks — enjoying the company also known as Theater of the Dream doesn’t require any Francais, only curiosity about Francophone art and artists. The small arts organization newest...Show More Summary

How We Arrived At The Current State Of Our Politics

This post will take you all the way from the invention of the Tonight and Today shows through the dysfunction of modern politics. It's a bumpy ride, so please stow your tray table. There used to be a thing called "mass media." FirstShow More Summary

How We Arrived At The Current State Of Our Politics

This post will take you all the way from the invention of the Tonight and Today shows through the dysfunction of modern politics. It's a bumpy ride, so please stow your tray table. There used to be a thing called "mass media." FirstShow More Summary

How We Arrived At The Current State Of Our Politics

This post will take you all the way from the invention of the Tonight and Today shows through the dysfunction of modern politics. It's a bumpy ride, so please stow your tray table. There used to be a thing called "mass media." FirstShow More Summary

The Song of the Day Comes With a Question: Do People Still Love Marilyn Manson?

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Here's the first song released from his newest album, The Pale Emperor (due out on January 20th.) Sounds like he's mellowing out. Though a "Seven Day Binge" sounds a lot like a "Dope Show," now doesn't it? I love his new press photo. No signs of aging... Biz 3 Publicity [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Cut The Line At Blue Bottle & Brooklyn Roasting With This New App

Waiting on line is part of life—so is searching for ways to bypass lines. Our civilization has been vastly improved by innovations like "Express Checkout" or "VIP Fast Pass," but if your local artisanal coffee joint is still stuck in...Show More Summary

This ‘#SNACK’ Video Perfectly Parodies ‘#SELFIE’

Alexandra Fiber and Danielle Gibson, the creators of the Webby Award-nominated web series "SRSLY," spoof the Chainsmokers' party anthem "#SELFIE" in their latest video. It's a hilarious parody, complete with references to avocado toast Instagrams, pork buns "for the table," Jessica Simpson's Chicken of the Sea, and even Grub Street. Show More Summary

Local Musicians Band Together to Pay Tribute to The Last Waltz and Help Rain City Rock Camp for Girls

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Several Seattle musicians have been rehearsing like mad to take on one of roots rock’s sacred cows: The Last Waltz LP by the Band. They’ll be paying tribute to it November 23 at the Tractor Tavern. (If you haven’t seen Martin Scorsese’s...Show More Summary

Video: Enraged NYC Bus Driver Threatens To Throw Farebeating Teen Out The Window

A Queens bus driver unraveled yesterday morning after a teenager boarded without paying his fare. The (NSFW) video of the encounter begins with the Q112 driver telling the boy, "The only way you're getting out is through the fucking window." [ more › ]

What It's Like To Be Princess Leia Walking Around NYC For 10 Hours

If you're familiar with that video documenting one woman's experience being endlessly catcalled while walking around NYC, and if you have a passing familiarity with the motion picture franchise Star Wars, then perhaps you'll enjoy this...Show More Summary

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