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President Obama Endorses Nunn

President Obama took to the airwaves this afternoon to endorse Michelle Nunn. Unsurprisingly, Republicans have pounced on the quote and exclaimed a Michelle Nunn victory will usher in a new era of liberal darkness. You can listen toShow More Summary

Mormons Invite Us Into Their Underpants

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints' panties are in a twist over humanity's inability to properly respect their twisted panties. To help remedy the situation, the Church has released a video, which contains "more detailed...Show More Summary

8 Signs You're in the Hipster Part of Town

By: Gianni Jaccoma Credit: Flickr/Bill Dickinson These days, the term "hipster" has become so mainstream that it almost entirely lacks meaning, lost in a sea of skintight jeans, Flock of Seagulls haircuts, and cruelty-free almond butter. Show More Summary

8 Signs You're in the Hipster Part of Town

By: Gianni Jaccoma Credit: Flickr/Bill Dickinson These days, the term "hipster" has become so mainstream that it almost entirely lacks meaning, lost in a sea of skintight jeans, Flock of Seagulls haircuts, and cruelty-free almond butter. Show More Summary

Jabhat Ansar al-Din: Analysis and Interview

By Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi Logo of Jabhat Ansar al-Din Jabhat Ansar al-Din [Supporters/Partisans of the Religion Front] is a coalition of four groups originally set up in July of this year, comprising Harakat Sham al-Islam, Jaysh al-Muhajireen wa al-Ansar, The Green Battalion and Harakat Fajr al-Sham al-Islamiya. Show More Summary

The White Shroud: A Syrian Resistance Movement to the Islamic State

By Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi Logo of “The White Shroud” I have previously written on Sunni groups created within Iraq to fight against the Islamic State [IS], but what about in Syria? Some attention has been devoted to the group “Al-Kafn...Show More Summary

Movie Review: ‘Sonali Cable’

"Sonali Cable" could have provided insight into what it takes to start and defend a business, and it nibbles at the no-doubt interesting drama of big media companies that swallow little ones, but in the end, it’s just a big 404.

My First Visit To Japan

Born and raised in the UK, I fell in love with Japan towards the end of the eighties and discovered a...

Maz Jobrani Joins Campaign for Release of Omid Kokabee

Maz Jobrani, the prominent Iranian-American actor and comedian, joins 28 Nobel laureates to call for the Iranian Judiciary’s immediate release of Omid Kokabee, the imprisoned Iranian physicist. Jobrani calls attention to Kokabee’s imprisonment...Show More Summary

Old Meets New With Autumn Tasting Menu At 42 Grams

Autumn Tasting Menu @ 42 grams from Jack C. Newell on Vimeo. via 42 Grams: "Chef/Owner Jake Bickelhaupt of 42 grams (4662 Broadway St) unveils his much-anticipated third menu this fall.“For this menu, I was inspired by simplicity; IShow More Summary

Gorgeous, Voluptuous and Only Four Hundred Years Old

The most successful artist of his time; his gorgeous, voluptuous and very expensive artworks --often of monumental scale -- is an absolute must-have for the powerful and wealthy. No, no, no... I am not talking about Jeff Koons. Let's...Show More Summary

Meet the Creative Genius Who Turns Starbucks Cups Iinto Art

Lean in, siren. The green Starbucks cup logo and check boxes are so unexceptionally mundane these days that you might as well be staring at a blank canvas. That's probably how Soo Min Kim, a self-described "paper cup artist" in Seoul...Show More Summary

LFO Member, Bjork and Depeche Mode Producer Mark Bell Has Died

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

British electronic musician Mark Bell died last week after complications following an operation, according to a statement on the website of his label, Warp Records. He was 43. Bell was best known as half of the UK electronic group LFO and as a producer on Björk's Homogenic and Volta and Depeche Mode's Exciter. Show More Summary

The First-Ever Orcas Island Film Festival Was Awesome

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

You're aware you live in a city where you can just get on a seaplane that takes off from Lake Union and lands in the San Juan Islands in 35 minutes, right? You're aware of this? And are you aware that if you take off from Lake UnionShow More Summary

Where Are Our Spaces for Public Play?

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Why Toronto sorely needs an arcade revival. In the summer of 2008, Funland Arcade, arguably the last proper arcade in downtown Toronto, closed down. The writing had been on the wall for a while: arcades were past their heyday, usurped by home machines—consoles that looked and played as well as or better than the games arcades offered. Once, arcade machines were readily […]

Toronto Film Tackles Police Violence

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Members of a local community organization share stories of being targeted and abused by police. On October 9, more than a hundred people gathered at the Royal theatre to watch the premiere of What World Do You Live In?, a new Toronto-based film that addresses issues of police violence. Show More Summary

New Videos Confront Iran’s Rights Violations through Personal Stories of Persecution

New York, New York – Impact Iran, a coalition of human rights organizations, in partnership with the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, today launched a new video, “Promises Made, Promises Broken.” The video is part ofShow More Summary

Public Works: Lowering Speeds to Save Lives

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

London's financial district has reduced speed limits on all roads—and reduced traffic fatalities in turn. Should Toronto adopt a similar model? Public Works looks at public space, urban design, and city-building innovations from around the world, and considers what Toronto might learn from them. Show More Summary

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