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Historicist: VE Day

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

How Torontonians marked the end of Europe's Second World War. The morning headline of the Globe and Mail on Monday, May 7, 1945, reflected the sense of anticipation sweeping across Toronto: “WAR END MATTER OF HOURS.” Within an hour of the German surrender at 8:41 p.m. Show More Summary

Lindsay Hood Is The Stranger's New Music Editor, and Emily Nokes Will Be a Columnist

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Lindsay Hood, formerly of New York City, has lived in Seattle for five weeks. You have probably noticed Lindsay Hood writing about music news up on Slog all the time lately. And recommending new things to listen to. And moments from now you will see her review of the Sleater-Kinney show last night at the Showbox. Show More Summary

In LA, Communities in Need Get Their 15 Minutes of Fame

Musicians from East Los Angeles have a long tradition of using their talents to draw attention to complex social and political issues. Last year, Las Cafeteras, an Afro-Mexican inspired band dedicated to community issues released a politically charged cover of Woody Guthrie's "This Land Is Your Land" on Independence Day. Show More Summary

In honor of a musical emissary from another time to this:

I was doing research on another topic the other night and stumbled across a striking passage in “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave,” an autobiography published by Douglass in 1845 and recalling his timesShow More Summary

Art.Jobs.Lullabies, Solo Exhibition (Online Version)

My exhibitions Art.Jobs.Lullabies was on view at Garis and Hahn, located at 263 Bowery, from April 2 - May 2. As an encore, there will be an overnight projection (pictured above) running for a week, which began on Tuesday, May 5. The exhibition featured video, photography and mixed media works. Show More Summary

She's Beautiful When She's Angry: A new film on the feminist movement

2 weeks agoUnited States / Chicago : A/C

She's Beautiful When She's Angry Trailer from nancy kennedy on Vimeo. She's Beautiful When She's Angry is a new film documentary that takes us back to the early days of the women's liberation movement in 1966-71. The film reminds...

McDonald’s Will Add Kale to Southern California Menus First

This is awkward. America's most ubiquitous superfood will officially show up at McDonald's stores — the company's first step toward becoming a "modern, progressive burger company." A representative for the chain says that nine restaurants...Show More Summary

CultureZohn: Dance in Los Angeles Adds Luster With Colburn School Dance Academy

Photograph of Colburn School Academy Dancers in rehearsal by James Fayette Los Angeles, generally decried as the most impoverished of ballet (and dance) cities, has in the recent years become truly rich with famous, mostly ex-New York City Ballet dancers. Show More Summary

Dunwoody Food Truck Thursdays featuring the Highbeams starts at 5 pm.

Highbeams - Professional Working Musicians 5.7.15 @ Brook Run Park 5:00 PM till Dark Sponsor: The Dunwoody Crier Musical Guest: Highbeams Adult beverages: Moondog Growler More Summary

Harry Geisinger, one of the nicest guys at the Capital - Funeral on Saturday

Video The picture above may not show it but Representative Harry Geisinger was a really nice guy whom I had the pleasure of chatting with several times. In 1971 he introduced the first bill for the creation of the City of Dunwoody and I am told that several years later in 1974 he introduced youth soccer as a sport in Georgia. Show More Summary

"Water Works II": A Continuation

Water is a precious more than ever. According to a recent LA Times article, the Drought Monitor shows that California has been consistently dry since 2011. With mandatory water restrictions here in Southern California,...Show More Summary

Video: Pranna's Boozy Brunch Still Belching Out Wasted Chads

When we last reported on Pranna in August, the disturbingly popular brunch spot in the Flatiron district was on Double Secret Probation: Community Board 5 threatened to yank the restaurant's liquor license unless they stopped serving bottomless brunch to bottomless smiles. Recent video suggests that Pranna is still Hogarth with hair gel. [ more › ]

Summer Camp Licensing: Does It Matter?

I have two children in elementary school, and like so many parents in Georgia, I arranged months ago for them to spend several weeks this summer at different day camps. For many working parents, camp is an essential component of theShow More Summary

Guitar pick pendants inspired by Zac Brown Band’s new album

Designed to coincide with the launch of the new Zac Brown Band album comes a collection of men’s jewelry with a special link to Atlanta. The collaboration, with men’s jewelry brand, William Henry features a...

Hillary talks policy; GOP talks scandal: Repeat, ad infinitum

In Las Vegas Tuesday, Hillary Clinton moved to cement her standing among Latino-American voters by pledging to fight for “a path to full and equal citizenship.” And if Congress refuses to act, “as president, I...

It Looks Like Somebody Wants a Wider Golden Gate Park Panhandle Bike Path – Or, is Planning for One, Anyway

TweetI’ll tell you, in my day the Panhandle Bike Path was a mere eight foot wide. And then it went to twelve foot, the way it is now. But how about 16 feet – what the heck would be wrong with that? JMO. Anyway, they just got finished repaving the southwest corner of Fell and […]

Oby Ezekwesili, Olusegun Obasanjo, and Corruption in Nigeria

Earlier this week, Al Jazeera interviewed Oby Ezekwesili, a well-known Nigerian governance expert who has worn many hats: co-founder of Transparency International, cabinet minister under former President Olusegun Obasanjo (for Solid Minerals and then Education, 2005-2007), World Bank Vice President … Continue reading ?

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