When we lose places, be they businesses, homes, or just a building we lose memories, historical touch points to revisit, and worst of all, our identity as a place, as a city. I gave the many theaters we've lost over the years in St. Louis some consideration here and here. Show More Summary
Annoyed commuters who spent their morning idling on North Carolina's I-77 can blame 50,000 pounds of runaway taters. Emergency cleanup crews in the Charlotte area had to close the roadway for hours after an 18-wheeler collided with the...Show More Summary
This year Atlanta group 112 will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their debut album. It’s been nearly two decades since Bad Boy Records debuted the band with feel-good R&B singles such as “Only You” and “Cupid.” Now,...
Koka Nikoladze's amazing Maker Music Machines via Laughing Squid Koka's Beat Machine No. 1 from nikoladze on Vimeo. Koka's Beat Machine No. 2 from nikoladze on Vimeo.
by Charles Mudede Amazon's erotic/exotic biospheres will be completed in the near future. Charles Mudede A Famous and Very Handsome Venture Capitalist Says Amazon Could be Worth $3 Trillion: His name is Chamath Palihapitiya. He is the CEO of a company with a neoliberal-sounding name, Social Capital. Show More Summary
President Donald Trump has already explained how he plans to garnish America's foreign policy with cilantro, but now he's taken things a step further today with a Cinco De Mayo Tweet for the ages. "The best taco bowls are made in Trump Tower Grill. Show More Summary
by Sean Nelson Looking for the good times, baby/ gonna have ball... 30 years of intense fandom has taught me that new music from the Monkees isn't always cause for celebration. But I will always give it a listen, because I am what is called "a believer." With a v. Show More Summary
Why do we send selfies? And why do people ask for them in return? Is it plain and simply narcissism? A need for validation? Or do we genuinely think that's the best way to let people in on what's going on in our lives and how we're feeling when an emoji just won't do? I've been thinking about selfies. Show More Summary
I am a survivor of child abuse. Starting at age four, I was repeatedly beaten and called names that no child or adult should ever be called. Then from eight through thirteen years of age, the abuse escalated to sexual victimization by a close male figure and my mother, who suffered from mental health issues. Show More Summary
Tonight's episode of The Americans (NO SPOILERS), is called "The Magic of David Copperfield V: The Statue of Liberty Disappears." Throughout it you will see the magician's 1983 television special turning up on the Jennings' television screen, a relevant timestamp in a show about Soviet intelligence agents spying on the American government. [ more › ]
On Tuesday, the musical Hamilton was nominated for a record 16 Tony awards. And three weeks ago, its creator and star, Lin-Manuel Miranda, won the Pulitzer Prize. And it's all, of course, richly deserved -- Hamilton is everything the...Show More Summary
by Wm. Steven Humphrey On Monday, Jimmy Kimmel gave Sarah Palin the what-for because of her dum-dum theories on climate change. (Spoiler alert: She doesn't believe in it, because she's a dum-dum.) However, there are more people who are siding with Sarah Palin than you'd think, and they mostly live on internet comment sections. Show More Summary
by Heidi Groover Dump Trump, obviously. mikeledray/Shutterstock Republican Voters Abandon Whatever Small Amount of Shame They May Have Still Had About Being Racists and Nominate Donald Trump for President: As you've heard by now, Trump won Indiana last night and Ted Cruz dropped out. Show More Summary
Ted Cruz is many things: a canned soup enthusiast, a talented impressionist, an adventurous eater, a loving son, husband and father, and the alleged Zodiac Killer. Today, though, he is no longer a presidential candidate, and for that, we must mourn. [ more › ]
Afeni Shakur, the political activist, former Black Panther, and mother of the most iconic rap artist of all time, has passed at the age of 69. Her death comes just four months shy of the 20-year anniversary of her son Tupac Shakur's tragic death. Show More Summary
by Dave Segal Giorgio Moroder plays a major-key role in Adult Swim's hilarious parody. Adult Swim has created a spot-on parody of the pomposity of synthesizer/composers Xangelix (Vangelis), Morgio Zoroger (Giorgio Moroder), and Carla Wendos (Walter/Wendy Carlos). Show More Summary
BY JEWEL WICKER More than 18,000 tweets with the hashtag “Dear Mama” have been posted in the last few hours. Shortly after reports of the death of Afeni Shakur-Davis, mother of late rapper Tupac Shakur, surfaced, the hashtag began trending on...
Oh, and the Raptors need some serious love. In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. This morning’s Front Page Challenge is that rare thing: all five of Toronto’s daily papers feature...Show More Summary
Follow along as we fact-check and analyze the ongoing council debate. If the City Clerk’s office charged surge pricing for sitting in council chambers, they would make so much money this meeting. On this meeting’s Council agenda: a debate...Show More Summary
TweetWell, I guess the transition to the new vendor at our Stow Lake Boat House in Golden Gate Park is fully complete, not that you could really tell. Four Yelp stars, currently. Things were a little contentious for a while there, what with the crew from Save Stow Lake, who supported the former vendor what […]