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Is this the most offensive and sexist song of 2014?

Music video that tells women to 'shut the f up' is misogynistic and promotes rape culture, say critics First Reaction Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 2:52pm A music video created by the rap duo Play-N-Skillz has been dubbed the most offensive...Show More Summary

Dunwoody Council's Independent Auditor, Mr. William J. Mulcahy gives glowing praise for cities due diligence and transparency.

Video As one of the the original council members who started the City of Dunwoody six years ago, I take great pleasure in hearing from an auditor that we are not only doing a wonderful job financially, but we are continuing to improve various procedures in reporting the oversight of the city funds. Show More Summary

Republican Calls Net Neutrality "Obamacare for the Internet"

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Today, President Obama announced an interesting new plan to preserve net neutrality: Basically, he wants the FCC to recognize the internet as a utility. As Jacob Kasttrenakes at The Verge explains, "This means that internet providers...Show More Summary

Watch John Oliver Fire A Salmon Cannon At Everyone On TV

Why is it so gratifying to watch famous people get hit in the head with a fake fish? You know the fish is coming, because that's the premise of the joke: John Oliver using a salmon cannon (yes, that is a hilariously real thing) to magically fire fish at celebrities. Show More Summary

Remarkable New “KOBE BBQ” Restaurant is The Talk of the Richmond District – Turning Heads at 4112 Geary

TweetLet’s check YouTube: “‘Kobe beef’ painted on the wall, bar-B-que.” See? It’s stupefying. And The Yelp is hilarious.   Click to expand And the LED “OPEN” sign hanging from the fire alarm is the Piece de Resistance, pardon my French. “Let me paint a picture for you.  Kobe BBQ is a one story half of a […]

Brit Music: Old Paul McCartney and Wings tunes resurface

Say what you will about Paul McCartney’s solo work, but there’s a general consensus that 1973’s Band on The Run is one of the best albums, and, shortly after the album’s release, Paul McCartney and Wings made a small concert film called One Hand Clapping. Show More Summary

Newsstand: November 10, 2014

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Today marks the 35th anniversary of the "Mississauga Miracle," a train derailment that led to North America's second-largest evacuation. All under Hazel McCallion's watch during her first year in office. Not all the news is as exciting...Show More Summary

Al-Qaeda’s Syrian Judiciary—is it really what al-Jolani makes it out to be?

by Maxwell Martin, researcher at ARK, a stabilization consultancy based in Turkey that has implemented justice related programming in northern Syria On November 4th, 2014, Abu Muhammad al-Jolani, the leader of al-Qaeda’s Syrian branch, the Nusra Front, released a recording in which he spoke about what the militant group has been up to lately. Show More Summary

Festival of Light turns Dumbo Into a Magical Scene

Dumbo couldn't be better name to this Brooklyn's neighborhood hosting the first edition of The New York Festival of Light this weekend Nov. 7-9. As magical as the movie, a display of artistic light designs transformed the Manhattan Bridge...Show More Summary

Worst Advice Money Can Buy

Are overpaid and self-important political consultants driving the Democratic Party to ruin? Three days after the election debacle I nearly spit coffee up through my nose over this morning's New York Times front page story touting Hillary...Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Bacon Delivered to Your Door, the Return of the Heritage Minute, and Rob Ford Sounds Off on Councillor Expenses

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Combining the concept of a fruit-of-the-month club with the sensibilities of Ron Swanson, the Bacon Shoppe will deliver one pound of premium pig product to your door on a monthly, bi-weekly, or for the truly addicted, weekly […]

Narges Mohammadi Summoned to Evin Prison Court on Unspecified Charges

Narges Mohammadi, the prominent human rights defender and Deputy Head of the now shuttered Defenders of Human Rights Center, has been summoned to the Evin Prison Court following a moving speech she made at the grave site of Sattar Beheshti, the 35-year-old blogger who died under torture at a police detention center in November 2012. Show More Summary

Vandalist: STOP

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Right now. Thank you very much. BY: Unknown LOCATION: St. Joseph Street and Queen’s Park Crescent East PHOTO BY: Trevor John Dunseith FIELD NOTES: Clever stop sign vandalism is all over the city. Off the top of our heads we can recall such alterations as STOP driving, STOP eating meat, and STOP Hammertime—but none of them comes close to the majesty […]

How the Mellow SFPD Handles Things When All You Want To Do on Election Day is Sit at a MUNI Stop and Drink Beer

TweetYou’d make is simpler for the fuzz if you’d transfer your booze to a water bottle or something. Simply putting your 40 in a paper bag or, in this case, black fabric(?), doesn’t cut it.   So they’ll pour your brew out right in front of you and then quickly move on to the friction of the […]

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

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