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Marquee of Historic BRIDGE THEATRE on Geary Repurposed to Promote Area Supervisor Mark Farrell – Meet Your New Baseball Academy

TweetThis is the scene days after our most recent election – one hopes this promotional effort for the incumbent Supervisor won’t stick around for too much longer. In any event, you can never be too careful when your Conditional Use authorization is under such scrutiny. Hey, guess how many NIMBY’s complained about the Bridge being […]

Illinois Approves Secret Fracking Rules: IL Enviro Council Thrown Under Bus, Grassroots Hold Line

On the heels of the nation's fastest growing coal mining rush, a state legislative committee chaired by Sierra Club champion Sen. Don Harmon officially unleashed fracking in Illinois today, approving the final regulatory rules in secret,...Show More Summary

The Most Insane Video About Totino's Pizza Rolls You'll Watch This Week

Creators of spectacularly bizarre television and a very offbeat film Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim are surprisingly adept at advertising. They partnered with Zach Galifianakis for their now-classic Absolut vodka spot and more recently with Jeff Goldblum for a very sexy GE lightbulb endorsement. Show More Summary

The New and Improved Cinerama Opens on November 20

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Lara Swimmer The Cinerama's new mural. The word from the people at Vulcan is that the Cinerama is reopening November 20th with a grand screening of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1. (The theater closed for renovations on August 4th.) There have been some not insignificant changes in the place, which I will describe in a future post. Show More Summary

'Hello' Isn't Always 'Hello' in NYC

"Yes, some things are blatantly offensive," my friend Jay typed over Gchat, referring to the recent street harassment video that went viral this past week. "But sometimes, the dudes just say hi," he continued. "Unless I'm missing a nuance." "You are," I said quickly. Show More Summary

U of T Librarian Creates a Musical Legacy

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Local listening parties celebrate the diverse and expansive record collection of the late Wayne Sorge. When former University of Toronto library technician Wayne Sorge died in 2008 due to complications from a series of strokes, he left behind objects and impressions that reveal an unrelenting curiosity. Show More Summary

Shedd Aquarium helps rescue orphaned baby otter

Meet Pup 681, a southern sea otter pup who was found all alone and crying on a California beach. After weeks of intensive care, the 5-week-old otter seems to be enjoying her new home at the Shedd Aquarium.The pup was discovered on Coastways Beach in central California on Sept. Show More Summary

Nancy Jester Versus … Oh … Wait … No Flipping Way?!

Hail to the glorious weird of DeKalb! Some days, you just don’t want to fight it. Some days, it’s better to just sit back and let the weird wash over you and laugh like the day you discovered Japanese game shows. Jim Traficant’s hair. Show More Summary

LeBron James And Cavs Are Still Searching For An Identity

It's not that the Cleveland Cavaliers aren't going to score points. Newly minted head coach David Blatt should be able eventually to get his three superstars -- including young point guard Kyrie Irving, who understands pick-and-rollShow More Summary

LeBron James And Cavs Are Still Searching For An Identity

It's not that the Cleveland Cavaliers aren't going to score points. Newly minted head coach David Blatt should be able eventually to get his three superstars -- including young point guard Kyrie Irving, who understands pick-and-rollShow More Summary

LeBron James And Cavs Are Still Searching For An Identity

It's not that the Cleveland Cavaliers aren't going to score points. Newly minted head coach David Blatt should be able eventually to get his three superstars -- including young point guard Kyrie Irving, who understands pick-and-rollShow More Summary

Sound Advice: The Calling, by Merna

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Toronto-born vocalist's new album is a soulful, introspective, and artistically daring project. The Toronto-based singer-songwriter and classically trained musician formerly known as Ayah has always delivered artistically engaging music. Show More Summary

Cuomo & Republicans Win Big, Empire State Building Turns Red, NYC Still Part Of America

The Empire State Building turned from red, white, and blue to simply red last night as Republicans took full control of the New York state senate, plus that other Senate in Washington, as well as winning many tightly-contested races for governor in states like Colorado and Iowa. Show More Summary

Morning Reads–Time to Vote?

I mean, it’s on a sign. A sign wouldn’t lie, right?  “Autumn Leaves” by MJQ, man.  What did the venues for last night’s victory parties signify? If you read the article the answer is… something? A cool, $1m gift for the alma mater. Show More Summary

Socialist Elected!

On November 4, 1914 Meyer London became the first Socialist on the East Coast (and only the second) to be elected to Congress. At our Tenement Talk, "Meyer London and the Roots of New York Socialism" last Wednesday, we explored the significance...Show More Summary

A Young Man Died Over the Weekend at Seattle's FreakNight Party

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

20-year-old Aaron J. Altman died from an apparent overdose of the drug "Molly" after attending last Friday's circus-themed FreakNight dance party at WaMu Theater. The Seattle Times reported that 16 other attendees ended up at Harborview...Show More Summary

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