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Reflections on "Reflections Through Time": Meta-narratives in the Art of Ruth Weisberg

"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

Kickstarter Campaign for The Wabash Lights: Public Art Installation

2 weeks agoUnited States / Chicago : A/C

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...

Iron & Wine talks new covers album project with Band of Horses’ Ben Bridwell

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...

John Oliver Eviscerated Municipal Stadium Deals, but He Forgot to Mention Seattle

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Seattle didn't just give a handout to a wealthy sports team owner in its deal for CenturyLink Field. f11photo / This week, John Oliver ran his standard-issue evisceration mower over the unkempt lawn of publicly funded stadiums. Show More Summary

An Inside Look at Summerlicious

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

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

Grand Prospect Hall Opens Outdoor Beer Garden

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

What’s the one food that Guy Wong just can’t stand?

Le Fat's Guy Wong discusses fears, Krispy Kreme, and his favorite karaoke song in this week's edition of 13 Questions.

Concert review: Rod Stewart, Richard Marx offer enduring parade of hits in Atlanta

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...

Seattle Label to Reissue Long-Lost Krautrock Classic Eiszeit

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

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

T.I. held liable in ‘Blurred Lines’ ruling

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...

Nine Questions for Sandi Doughton, Author of Full Rip: 9.0: The Next Big Earthquake in the Pacific Northwest

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

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

Vintage Toronto Ads: Alex Trebek

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

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

Can Homeless People Use Firehouse Bathrooms? YES, from 9A to 6P – Here are the Official Rules from the SFFD

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, […]

Morning Reads for July 15 — Summer’s Peak!

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

2,000 People Got Sick After Eating ‘Poisoned’ Candy in the Philippines

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

One or Two Seattle Drag Queens Rumored to Be on Next Season of RuPaul's Drag Race

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

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

Video: Brandy Sings On The Subway, Nobody Cares

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 › ]

LA's 8 Best Vegan Restaurants That Would Make Bourdain Eat His Words

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

Why Won't De Blasio Imprison & Humiliate NYC's "Filthy, Toothless Vagrants"?

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

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