"I'm painting memory--the art becomes a vessel for my meanings," the Los Angeles Times quoted Ruth Weisberg in 2007. "Once you go down this path of being an artist, it's very difficult to comprehend people who don't have a place to put their meanings in life." Perhaps she offers her own art as a surrogate receptacle. Show More Summary
The Wabash Lights has gone live with their Kickstarter campaign to raise money for a public art installation below the "L" on Wabash Avenue. By transforming the elevated tracks from Lake to Van Buren into an interactive and public display...
BY YVONNE ZUSEL For years, Sam Beam, also known as Iron & Wine, would feel a little twinge of excitement when he opened his mailbox. Every few months or so, he’d find an envelope with a...
Seattle didn't just give a handout to a wealthy sports team owner in its deal for CenturyLink Field. f11photo / Shutterstock.com This week, John Oliver ran his standard-issue evisceration mower over the unkempt lawn of publicly funded stadiums. Show More Summary
Torontoist contributor and restauranteur Samira Mohyeddin gives an industry view on the mixed emotions that come with Summerlicious and Winterlicious. I have been participating in Summerlicious and Winterlicious for the past seven years—not as a diner, but as an owner of a decade-old little Iranian restaurant along Queen West. Show More Summary
We've never had the pleasure of visiting the Grand Prospect Hall but after decades of their charming DIY commercials, it's as if we know it intimately. Now there's reason to go even if nuptials aren't on the docket, as they're opening a brand new beer garden tomorrow afternoon. Show More Summary
Le Fat's Guy Wong discusses fears, Krispy Kreme, and his favorite karaoke song in this week's edition of 13 Questions.
BY MELISSA RUGGIERI When you go to a party, Rod Stewart is the guy you want to see when the door opens. As rascally and playful at 70 as he was in the “Rod the Mod” days...
GAM's 1978 LP Eiszeit is a heavy trip. Krautrock—the flowering of unconventional modes of psychedelic and progressive music from German musicians that dominated the first half of the ’70s—is still yielding some gems... sometimes even from the latter half of that decade, generally considered a fallow period for the movement. Show More Summary
A judge has ruled that Atlanta rapper T.I. actually can’t do whatever he likes, at least when it comes to being a part of the 2013 hit song “Blurred Lines”. In March, a jury found Robin...
My husband—mah huzzben—emailed me a link "to something really scary" early on Monday morning. Someone probably sent you the same link at some point on Monday. Clicking the link took us all to a very scary piece in the July 20th issue of the New Yorker by Kathryn Schultz. Show More Summary
The Jeopardy! host was CBC Radio's morning man for a year in the early 1970s. A sunny day on a Toronto rooftop, 1972. CBC Radio’s roster of local announcers gathers for a summery, stylish photoshoot. Sitting in a deck chair front and...Show More Summary
TweetGet up-to-speed-here. Hey, look at this – an official SFFD operations memo. Just a draft, but nobody’s really working on hammering out the exact wording of detailed Fire Code sections here. No, this is more what you call “guidelines.” Now arguably, this program is actual SFFD policy now and it’s has been policy since well before 2015, […]
Painting the town many colours.
Of course the one day I decide to not watch le Tour, Chris Froome all but wins it. “Tour de France Etape 2? by Kraftwerk. “The Dream World of Southern Republicans.” “Southern Republican officeholders who, despite the smart occasional...Show More Summary
Better off, for once, just going for raw durian. Uh-oh: It appears kids' candies — possibly tainted on purpose — are behind the food poisoning of almost 2,000 people so far in the Philippines. Apparently, authorities figured out that...Show More Summary
I took this crappy cell phone pic of RuPaul's Drag Race star Pearl, on the left, not in drag, and Robbie Turner, host of the RuPaul's Drag Race watching party at R Place. Robbie's one of the queens people are whispering about. Christopher Frizzelle It's that time of the year again, gaylords. Show More Summary
Absolutely no one recognized Brandy when she sang a Whitney Houston cover on the 1 train recently. Granted, she was wearing sunglass and a hoodie, and it's been over a decade since "What About Us?" and Cinderella. [ more › ]
Chef, author and food celebrity Anthony Bourdain has been known to have his beefy opinions about vegans and vegetarians. He believes that "Vegetarians are the enemy of everything good and decent in the human spirit, an affront to all...Show More Summary
Who will punish the homeless? Who will sternly tell them to "get a job" so that they may feel didactic shame and use it to begin an exciting career? Who will point out how bad they smell so that they will stop ruining our fried chicken sandwiches that we earned with our important jobs? Mayor de Blasio won't do it, because he is stupid and weak. Show More Summary