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There’s a New Terror Threat Emerging in Western Sahara, and the World Isn’t Paying Attention

For 39 years, exiled Sahrawis have watched their homeland being stripped of its resources with the West's complicity. Now, they could feed into the latest wave of Islamic extremism in North Africa

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Hundred-Foot Journey, Calvary, What If, A Master Builder & Alive Inside

3 weeks agoUnited States / Chicago : A/C

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles I wish I felt more passionately — positive or negative — for the latest attempt to get the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles back into the cultural spotlight. Clearly inspired by by the recent wave of superhero...

How your packet of crisps can spy on you

Credits: Twitter Alt Text: Crisps New video technology can listen in on conversations through soundproof glass One-Minute Read Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 1:01pm Everyday objects such as crisp packets and pot plants could soon be used...Show More Summary

Racism and Ebola; Capitalism and Ebola; God and Ebola

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

From a post in The Independent: Britain's leading public health doctor today blames the failure to find a vaccine against the Ebola virus on the "moral bankruptcy" of the pharmaceutical industry to invest in a disease because it hasShow More Summary

Someone Is Writing the Great American Novel in Yelp Reviews

Book deal! Fiction tweeted 140 characters at a time is now old and trite, so it was really only a matter of time before somebody turned to Yelp. In this case: Gregg Gethard, a comedian and, apparently, a onetime Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? contestant. Show More Summary

Reel Toronto: The Vow

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Channing Tatum woos Rachel McAdams in a Chicago that looks a whole lot like Toronto. Toronto’s extensive work on the silver screen reveals that, while we have the chameleonic ability to look like anywhere from New York City to Moscow, the disguise doesn’t always hold up to scrutiny. Show More Summary

Morning Reads: A Reflection

Having posted more than 10 items since my last Morning Reads, one song seems to fit this scenario: “Your Mind is On Vacation” by Mose Allison. Nunn and Carter, two centrist Democrats, may herald a new era of progressivism. 93,000+ parking spaces in downtown Atlanta; the vast majority of which are unused in many parts.  […]

Move Over Alan Freed's Ashes and Make Way For Beyonce's Leotard

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Um... I'm not one to really give much of a shit about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, but to evict the remains of Alan Freed to feature Beyoncé's leotards seems kinda weird. I mean, Freed GAVE the museum it's namesake! AnShow More Summary

Femen, Sex Work, and Outrage

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

This week, I reviewed the autobiography of radical Ukrainian activist group Femen. I said it's an interesting account for anyone thinking of taking up a career as an activist, but I do cite a couple of Femen's stances that would seem extreme for American liberal activists: They're basically opposed to Islam and they want to make sex work illegal. Show More Summary

Hudson Market Debuts This Fall; Fools Gold’s Opening Party

? Hudson Market will open this fall at 303 Tenth Avenue, near the West 28th Street entrance to the High Line. A collaboration between 19-year-old chef Greg Grossman and Bread & Butter chain owner Terence Park, Hudson Market will have an organic groceries and produce, a coffee bar, and a vegetarian-focused restaurant. Show More Summary

SL Letter of the Day: This Cheater Will Never Stop Cheating

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

I read your column every week. It's where I pretty much learnt what sex was. My parents have always been really traditional and they never talked to us kids about such things. Anyways. My letter isn't about them, it's about my ex and the father of my children. I met him when I was 18 and I've been in love with him ever since. Show More Summary

RIP: Phil Foil

My friend Phil Foil passed away last night after a long fight with cancer. Phil served the state of Georgia as a Deputy Commissioner and later Chief Operating Officer in the Department of Community Affairs and also as the Executive Director of the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority. He is survived by his wife Paula and […]

Why Gardner Still Supports National Abortion Ban

I may be the only person in the universe who spends his quiet moments in the shower trying to figure out the puzzle, left unsolved by local and national reporters, of why Colorado Senate candidate Cory Gardner hasn't un-cosponsored federal...Show More Summary

Vale Blair Wilson

Brisbane architect Blair Wilson recently passed away, aged 83. Born in 1930, Blair began his architectural education in 1949, attending the Brisbane Central Technical College and the University of Queensland. He followed in the footsteps of his father Ronald Martin Wilson and grandfather Alexander Brown Wilson, who founded Wilson Architects in 1884. Blair was principal [...]

Akin Akinsanya - Culinary Entrepreneur

Akin Akinsanya is the founder of Panla mentioned earlier and the annual NY African Restaurant Week (NYARW). Hadiatou Wann's blog reported earlier Image courtesy of Hadiatou Wann Close your eyes and imagine being in a room flooded with plentiful, delicious, mouth-watering African cuisine. Show More Summary

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Group AGH, a capital markets and investment companyA report on the circular economy and grassroots innovationTransform Kenya Awards Kamau Gachigi wins in Manufacturing categoryAudacious by Design: Project H Reinvents Hands-On Learni...

sotd: Sia – Chandelier

Let’s be honest, this is not just a song of the day kind of a song; it has been my song of the moment since it first came out. I have been living for this song, and after seeing the… Read more ?

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