As I noted the other day, I’m excited to see the 2017 BMW i3 is coming in “protonic blue,” which the BMW i8 is known to flash around and I absolutely love. In my haste to get the news covered, I apparently didn’t dig far enough to see...Show More Summary
The Blue Ridge Parkway is a National Parkway and All-American Road in the United States, noted for its scenic beauty. The parkway, which is America’s longest linear park, runs for 469 miles (755 km) through 29 Virginia and North Carolina counties, mostly along the Blue Ridge, a major mountain chain that is part of the...
A fresh update is now rolling out to the Google Camera app, bringing along a slew of interface tweaks and more. Of note are some interesting icon tweaks, with the shutter button losing its blue accent and the camera switcher changing to a circular design. Show More Summary
Before I read the author's note, there was something that confused me about William Stout's great new book, Legends of the Blues, due out May 7 from Abrams ComicArts (with an intro by music journalist Ed Leimbacher). Where were Memphis...Show More Summary
Who doesn’t want to add some glitter to their Galaxy Note 5, right? Samsung’s glitter case will make your phone sparkle in blue, gold, pink or silver and add a unique look to the phone. Today, you can grab one of these for $19.95. ....
Jazz music is best appreciated with "big ears" and an open mind. Just as exposure to new music casts older, familiar works in a different light, newer formats can expand a listener's perspective on the strengths and limitations of the original recordings. SACDs, Blu-Ray discs and hi-res downloads ac... [ read more ]
[Content Note: Misogyny.]I've got a new essay up at Blue Nation Review, "Indomitable: The Girl from Park Ridge Who Became Hillary Clinton." Here's an excerpt:One of my best and oldest friends lives in Park Ridge, Illinois, so I've spent a lot of time there. Show More Summary
We already mentioned that the upcoming Kamasi Washington and McCoy Tyner shows in Central Park would be part of the 2016 Blue Note Jazz Festival, and now the full lineup and schedule is here. Continue reading…
[Content Note: Classism; racism; misogyny.]I've got a new essay up at Blue Nation Review, detailing the history of classism that underwrites many of the narratives that are used against Hillary Clinton: We can trace a direct line back...Show More Summary
According to CoroCoro, Yo-Kai Watch 3 will arrive in Japan on June 16. It's set for the 3DS platform once again, and will come in Sushi and Tempura varieties, just like Pokemon Red and Blue. As a note, Yo-Kai Watch 2 ended up getting...Show More Summary
Radiooooo lets you pick a decade and a country, and will dispense popular music created then and there. (Note the "weird" option, disabled by default.) Thanks to this, I rediscovered Blue Boy's Remember Me (UK, 1990s, fast, weird), which...Show More Summary
Frank Sinatra: "Blues in the Night." [Note his timing. No one was better.] And here is the trailer for the film.
An animation from Emmeline May and Blue Seat Studios (note: language warning) :I found that after seeing this version — with a British voiceover — by the Thames Valley Police:I found that via Metafilter, where people seemed charmed by the Britishness... even though Blue Seat Studios seems to be located in Providence, Rhode Island.
[Content Note: Harassment; personal attacks.]I've got a new piece up at Blue Nation Review, co-written with Peter Daou, on how Bernie Sanders' calling Hillary Clinton unqualified makes clear that he does not stand outside the attacks...Show More Summary
[Content Note: Videos autoplay at links on "her laugh," "dancing," and "singing."]I've got a new essay up at Blue Nation Review about why I like Hillary Clinton, and how she's the first presidential candidate who, in a twist on that old canard, might like to have a beer with me. Show More Summary
Chelsea’s next manager Antonio Conte is reportedly facing a fight to keep Diego Costa at the club this summer, and the Blues are said to be considering Edinson Cavani and Gonzalo Higuain as potential replacements. As noted by Dominic...Show More Summary
Got one whip for Jazz, one whip for the freaky shit. Both the same color, make, and model – only thing different is the music I put in them. I go burning down Southern Ave cos fuck stop signs and fuck a 10 minute wait at the stoplight. Show More Summary
Argentine-born jazz saxophonist Leandro "Gato" Barbieri, who won a Grammy for music in the 1972 film "Last Tango in Paris," died on Saturday, New York's Blue Note Jazz Club said. He was 83. "Today we've lost an icon, pioneer and dear friend," the legendary club said in a statement posted on Twitter. Show More Summary
After the Toronto Blue Jays' Marcus Stroman cruised through the bottom of the seventh inning in Sunday's 5-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays, ESPN announcer Dave Flemming noted it was the young right-hander's first Opening Day start. However,...Show More Summary
[Content Note: Misogyny; rape culture; racism; abortion stigma.]I've got a new essay up at Blue Nation Review about Donald Trump, his incendiary misogynist rhetoric, and how it doesn't exist in a vacuum:One of the most frustrating aspects...Show More Summary