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Deadly Coal Mine Explosion in Iran: Who’s Responsible?

The employer, and possibly the government are legally liable for the explosion at a coal mine in northern Iran that killed more than 30 workers and injured dozens on May 3, 2017, a legal expert told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI). “The laws in Iran, particularly the Labor Law, include safety requirements […]

Could towing icebergs to hot places solve the world’s water shortages?

The idea of towing an iceberg from Antarctica to the UAE sounds fantastical, but might not be entirely beyond the realms of plausibility Who is doing what? A firm in Abu Dhabi has floated plans to tow icebergs from Antarctica to the United Arab Emirates to solve the country’s fresh water shortage. Show More Summary

St. Louis Board of Aldermen: New Board Bills 5/5/2017 (#1, #9-#24)

Today is the third meeting of the 2017-2018 session of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen. Two Board Bills were introduced a week ago that weren’t listed on last week’s agenda posted the day before. Number 9 is on the agenda posted online, perhaps I missed it. However, #10 isn’t...

Why Your Allergies Are Really Bad Right Now

As prophesied by Taylor Swift and Mark Wahlberg, the real monsters in this world are trees. They wield their pollen against us, knowing humans are powerless against itchy eyes and dripping mucus, and that one day they WILL avenge The Giving Tree. One. Day. [ more › ]

The Story Behind This Perfectly Post-Apocalyptic 1980s NYC Footage

In the 1980s, photographer Steven Siegel was filming footage for what's been referred to as a "city symphony," a film genre Alex Barrett of the Guardian once described as "a poetic, experimental documentary that presents a portrait of...Show More Summary

It's Time For The Media To Wake Up And Do Its Fking Job!

We just passed the first 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency. Ya know, that milestone that Trump either believes is the most “phony,” meaningless marker (as he’s been saying for weeks now), or, an incredibly important measure of his accomplishments (as he’s been saying for weeks now). Show More Summary

Video shows the moment Col. Bruce Hampton collapsed onstage at the Fox

Col. Bruce Hampton, known as Atlanta’s “Granddaddy of the Jam Scene” turned 70 on April 30 and performed at the “Hampton 70” gathering in his honor. During the four-hour show’s encore of “Turn on Your Lovelight,” Hampton collapsed onstage...Show More Summary

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Two Girls, One Dilemma

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dan Savage Two quick letters to start out the week, both from European girls wanting to know if they're bi—and, hey, who better than me to ask than me? First, from Germany: I argue with a lover (man, I'm a woman) about this, he says I'm bi: I love cocks, and I really love them. Show More Summary

Video: Travis Scott Convinces Fans To Jump Off Terminal 5 Balcony

During a performance at Terminal 5 on Sunday night, buzzy rapper and all-around showman Travis Scott encouraged fans to jump from the balconies, which they did, because there are no fans on Earth quite as wild as Travis Scott fans. [ more › ]

What We Talk About (Every Single Year) When We Talk About Seattle May Day

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Eli Sanders Seattle May Day 2016. Or was it 2015? Or 2014? Or 2013? Or 2012? Hard to tell anymore. Alex Garland It's May Day again! This time around, the morning brings anti-war veterans protesting at 8:45 am, a Black Lives Matter...Show More Summary

China, the U.S, and the Future of the Middle East – By Sam Farah

China, the U.S., and the Future of the Middle East By Sam Farah for Syria Comment – May 1, 2017 Richard Fontain, and Michael Singh propose Chinese – US cooperation to stabilize the Middle East in a recent article: The United States and...Show More Summary

Experience The Soothing Sounds Of 17th-Century Manhattan

It's may be hard to imagine now, but there was once a time when New York was a tranquil place, an island of lush greenery and singing birds and majestic mountain lions sipping out of clear freshwater ponds. That foreign-sounding land...Show More Summary

RuPaul’s Drag Race Recap: "Snatch Game" Welcomes Liza Minnelli, Jasmine Masters, and Other Gay Icons

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Chase Burns It's the only episode you look forward to! In case you were unaware, Snatch Game is one of the most special homosexual holidays. Once a year, RuPaul asks a select group of queer people to play a drag version of Match Game, and the LGBTQITSLFA world rejoices. Show More Summary

Inbox Jukebox: A Weekly Shortlist of Good New Music. Shabazz Palaces, Mark Lanegan Band, Obnox, and More

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dave Segal New Shabazz Palaces single: "It's seven, it's heavy, it's heaven." Victoria Kovios Shabazz Palaces, "Shine a Light" (Sub Pop). The first single from Shabazz Palaces' new album, Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star, "Shine a Light" is the Seattle hiphop innovators' most conventionally funky and accessible track to date. Show More Summary

The Morning News: SDOT Says Fuck You To Pedestrians With New Traffic Technology, City Authorities Getting Their Sawant Hate On

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Charles Mudede SDOT to pedestrians... Charles Mudede How Is SDOT Trying to Fix the Mercer Mess? With a new technology that gives cars more time at traffic lights on Mercer. But in this universe, or at least the one we can see and understanding (which is around 5 percent of the whole universe), something gained is also something lost. Show More Summary

Harry Styles will play Atlanta as part of short solo tour this fall

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene Harry Styles is complementing his solo debut – out May 12- with a 13-city fall tour that will play Atlanta. The One Direction heartthrob (and current Rolling Stone...

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