Chinatown Fair opened its doors on Mott Street in 1944, after original owner Sam Palmer, who had never been inside of an arcade before, had a "religious vision." The Fair was packed with old arcade games, a tic-tac-toe playing chicken (who retired in the late '90s), and a slew of patrons. Show More Summary
A ghostly, foul-smelling mist appeared during the removal of the gum wall this week. Charles Mudede For me, the gum wall has a racial dimension, a cultural dimension, and a deeply personal dimension—the subject of this post. Whenever...Show More Summary
Emerald City Soul Club Emerald City Soul Club—the northern soul dance party that happens monthly at Lo-Fi—will mark 10 years of making sophisticates shake their asses to rare 45s cut during the '60s and early '70s with a weekend-long celebration. Show More Summary
Missy Elliott has been missed. Four totally unalike artists—including two of Seattle’s finest—unveiled new songs and vids today. Three of them are very good. Missy Elliott’s “WTF (Where They From)” featuring Pharrell Williams Like all Missy Elliott’s greatest work, “WTF (Where They From)” sounds simultaneously meticulous and instantaneous. Show More Summary
“Mom, we didn’t pick apples this year, or carve pumpkins. I want to do our traditional Christmas activities,” said my […] The post A Stone Mountain Christmas Welcomes the Littlest Christmas Tree appeared first on Field Trips with Su...
The first rule of Rumblr is, well, it doesn't matter because Rumblr is a hoax. A few days ago, Rumblr, the self-described "Tinder for fighting" application, was announced. Then came news that it was a marketing ploy for a new public relations firm. Show More Summary
A new festival of Syrian films lends context to an ongoing humanitarian crisis. The first annual Syria Film Festival makes its debut this weekend in Toronto at the Art Gallery of Ontario’s Jackman Hall Theatre. Co-presented by the Regent...Show More Summary
BY MELISSA RUGGIERI When Missy Elliott appeared on the Super Bowl halftime show with Katy Perry this year, we figured it was a matter of time before a full-fledged Elliott comeback was in effect. That time has...
14ymedio, Generation Y, Yoani Sanchez, 12 November 2015 — My grandmother only knew how to write the first letter of her name. She would sign documents with an almost childish looking capitalized “A.” In spite of being illiterate, Ana always … Continue reading ?
Seattle's Great Wheel: struck by a drone. Denise Lett / Shutterstock.com Drone Hits the Great Wheel: "A flying drone hit the giant Ferris wheel near downtown Seattle’s waterfront Wednesday, crashing into a nearby pier and prompting a police response, according to Seattle police," Jessica Lee reports. Show More Summary
TweetHere’s the news, from CivicCenter.Org. Artist’s conception of so-called “LIDAR trucks” in action. We’re through the looking-glass, people: Courage. All the deets: The survey will take place between 3:00 a.m. – 5:00 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 15. Stopping or parking on Market Street and the adjacent side streets is prohibited between 1:00 a.m. and 6:00 […]
English professor and social anthropologist Jonathan Webber may not have known the full extent of his actions when he first felt compelled to rebuild a cemetery in the bucolic Polish town of Brzostek, where his grandfather was born.Show More Summary
Georgia Senator Johnny Isakson appeared on Fox News today to talk about his efforts to reform the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Isakson, a veteran himself, used the Veterans Day appearance to show how, as chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, he is working to increase oversight and improve accountability within the agency. One …
If we've learned anything from the Sweetest Thing and the now-defunct Wreck Room bathroom, it's that nothing good ever comes from sticking a body part through an unknown hole. I want to say that came out wrong, but it didn't. [ more...
Have you seen the official trailer for Avatar 2 Warcraft? It's the first film since the original Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring to take a magnifying glass to the marginalized orc society. It's also trying to be the first video game-to-film adaptation to be taken even remotely seriously since, I don't know, Super Mario Bros. Show More Summary
Solid gold hits, every one.
Teach the children wrong There can be no doubt that youngsters are attracted to nonhuman animals (animals) for a wide variety of reasons, ranging from fascination, to curiosity, to wanton cruelty and abuse (please see here and here)....Show More Summary
BY MELISSA RUGGIERI For two decades, Alanis Morissette has dealt with a lot of cranky language nerds (and we know who we are) who feel the need to consistently point out the many scenarios in her...
Now practically homemade. After months of laggard soup sales, Campbell's is giving in to the times and yanking most of the chemicals out of its chicken noodle soup. The soup will lose a third of its 30 ingredients, mostly changes toShow More Summary
BY MELISSA RUGGIERI The Zac Brown Band has been added to the list of performers who will celebrate the legacy of Frank Sinatra on “Sinatra 100 – An All-Star Grammy Concert.” The event, which tapes at the...