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Where to Eat and Drink at Tomorrow's Georgetown Carnival (Or Any Other Day)

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Angela Garbes Going hard at the Georgetown Carnival. Fedora el Morro Are you going to the Georgetown Carnival tomorrow? You should. Along with being one of the city's most interesting and low-key neighborhoods, Georgetown is compact and easy to explore by foot. Show More Summary

What Does Pacific Northwest Ballet's American Stories Tell Us About America?

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Rich Smith Choo choo: This train is a metaphor for death. Angela Sterling Two surface-y, non-dance choices framed PNB's American Stories in a way that made it difficult to get excited about. 1. That advertisements. 2. That title. As for Gripe #1: Happily, the ballets in the show are infinitely more interesting than the J.C. Show More Summary

Trump Takes Pride in all his Unpaid Bills

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Matt Baume "You don't just love me for my money, do you?" Chad Zuber / Shutterstock.com We just got another tantalizing sneak peek at one of the many ways in which President Donald Trump will turn America into the world's largestShow More Summary

Ben Weinman and the Business of Responsible Creativity

"Life has no meaning When it's not justified." -- "I Love Secret Agents" by the Dillinger Escape Plan Many people know that the Dillinger Escape Plan, with Ben Weinman as a founding member, is considered by many to be the best mathcore...Show More Summary

Ben Shepherd on the Reissue of Hater’s Self-Titled LP, Covering Cat Stevens, and Blasting Alan Thicke’s Ears

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dave Segal Hater lovers rejoice! Most side-project albums by major-label rock musicians come off as curios at best and vain indulgences unworthy of a second listen at worst. Then there’s Hater, the self-titled 1993 album by Soundgarden...Show More Summary

Da FUNction Event to Celebrate the Urban Gardening Movement with Local Residents

What do you get when you take a neglected space, unused resources, and an inner city-community that has long been forgotten -- and offer a movie in the park, live art, music, youth nutrition education and a message that people have the...Show More Summary

Attending Pride in Toronto is Still a Political Act to Me

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Pride began as a political march—and it remains just as political today for this Toronto woman. Samira Mohyeddin is a broadcaster and journalist, and a regular Torontoist contributor. Here’s what Pride means to her. The year was 1998. Show More Summary

Mouth-Scorching Nashville Hot Chicken Arrives In NYC Courtesy Of Carla Hall's Southern Kitchen

Even the most experienced chefs and eaters have been defeated by Nashville Hot Chicken, the super spicy fried chicken that's a specialty of the state. Even eat-anything-man Anthony Bourdain is said to be terrified of the stuff. A pilgrimage...Show More Summary

If You’re Looking for Rainbow-Colored, Electrified Paper Lanterns Hanging from Trees, Head Over to Market Street

TweetThe installation looked a bit tricky: ‘Cause you know, many Frisco street trees kill / harm people who aren’t horsing around in them. Our poorly-selected municipal sidewalk “forest” is tres fragile, non? (I would have expected an expensive ladder truck and an expensive crew of five or so SFGov workers. You know, now I’m starting to wonder […]

Atlanta songwriter talks about co-writing Justin Bieber’s “Company”

It’s been three weeks since Justin Bieber sent out a tweet announcing the release of his new music video and a campaign with Spotify. The music video for “Company,” a three-and-a-half-minute visual comprised of travel and...

Christian Convert Repeatedly Imprisoned for his Faith Denied Timely Adjudication

A Christian convert’s appeal against his five-year prison sentence has not been adjudicated more than a year after his third conviction on repeated charges related to his new faith, a source knowledgeable about the case told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.  Ebrahim Firoozi, a 31-year-old welder from the city of Robat Karim […]

North Bay Techies and an East Bay Podcaster Want Us to Abandon Frisco’s Flag – Here’s Their Progress the Past Year

TweetUh nothing? That’s what they’ve gotten done the past year. Nothing. So this post from June 2015 is still as relevant as ever. Hey, were we supposed to have some competition of proposed New San Francisco Flag ideas last year, complete with an unnamed “San Francisco official” as one of the judges, you know, for color […]

Preview: Get your kicks with “The Rise of Sneaker Culture,” the exhibit that Atlanta needed

One Saturday back in March, at Little Five Points clothing store Wish, I tried on my first pair of sneakers that cost more than $50. The Fenty Puma was designed by R&B-pop superstar Rihanna, which was one of her first tasks as Puma's new creative director. Show More Summary

Explore a Brief History of Feminism in Pop Music with Switched on Pop

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Rich Smith Sleater-Kinney gets some love in the latest episode of Switched on Pop Christian Bertrand / Shutterstock.com Back in the December I told you about how much I love Switched on Pop, a podcast dedicated to deconstructing pop...Show More Summary

U2’s Bono Quoted by Local Government Agency as If He Were Gandhi or Buddha or Jesus or Chairman Mao

Tweet Dear SFMTA: Your ideas are intriguing to me and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter. (One time, I couldn’t get to any music on my aging iPod Touch except for the latest U2 album, which of course I didn’t ask for. I don’t know why that happened.)

The June 2016 City Council Liveblog: City Budgeting, Landlord Licensing, and the 10-Year Cycling Plan

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The weather is nice, kids are excited about the end of school, and everyone is talking about their summer vacation plans. That’s right, it’s the perfect day for a Council meeting. In this Council session: the future of city budgeting, landlord licensing, and Toronto’s proposed 10-year cycling plan. Show More Summary

Extremely Cute Baby More Excited by Food Than You’ve Ever Been for Anything in Your Whole Life

Milo is only 17 months old, but this high-EQ toddler has already felt more about food than grown adults have in decades of existence. Salads, burgers, pancake syrup — if it looks vaguely edible, Milo is going to coo wooooooooo at it and stab his finger knowingly into the air. Show More Summary

Were The Horse Carriages, Patient Zero in Team de Blasio's, 'Absolutely Permissible' Pay-To-Play?

'Mayor Bill de Blasio's promise to ban New York City's iconic horse-drawn carriages could backfire, exposing what the newly-elected mayor's critics suggest is a corruption scandal masquerading as an animal-rights crusade.' The American...Show More Summary

Guy Fieri’s Show Is So Much Better Set to Johnny Cash’s ‘Hurt’

Twenty-four seasons of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives would have killed a lesser man, so there's little doubt Guy Fieri's empire of flavor-blasted clogged arteries has made him feel the hurt, in the GI tract if nowhere else. Maybe to help...Show More Summary

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