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The Top Five Things to Do in Seattle Today: W. Kamau Bell, The Vaselines, 'It's Gonna Blow' Screening, 'A Streetcar Named Desire,' and More

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Comedian W. Kamau Bell is recording his Seattle gigs for a new album. W. KAMAU BELLSat Jan 24 at 7 and 9 pm at Langston Hughes Performing Arts InstituteBack in 2005, the marvelously prickly comedian W. Kamau Bell became the first to tell an Obama joke on Comedy Central. Show More Summary

CDJapan Makeup Brushes- CB100 Powder Angled Brush & CB101 Gray Squirrel Powder Brush

You know that Japanese makeup brushes are my catnip. I always want more and have a weird desire to roll in them. It's all that soft hair, I think. So far I've tried several of the big names in the field (Shu Uemura, Hakuhodo, Chikuhodo, Suqqu, and RMK), but wasn't aware that Japanese e-retailer CDJapan has launched their own beauty line. Show More Summary

Mike Huckabee: Letting teens listen to Beyonce is bad parenting. If your name is Obama, anyway.

Beyonce performs at halftime of the Super Bowl in 2013. BECAUSE SHE'S INCREDIBLY MAINSTREAM. Mike Huckabee's desire to blow a gently condescending dog whistle about Barack and Michelle Obama's parenting in relation to black popular culture may have run into Mike Huckabee's ignorance about American popular culture more generally. Show More Summary

Scot McCloughan Named Redskins GM: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

The Washington Redskins' desired return to prominence took a potentially huge leap forward Tuesday as the organization agreed to terms with respected executive Scot McCloughan. According to NFL Network's Albert Breer, the former Seattle...Show More Summary

Internal Job Applicant Has Privacy Concerns about the Interview Process

I recently applied for, and was offered, a desired position in my current workplace. When the interview was set up, appointments were made on Outlook with my name in the subject, and the purpose of the meeting. The sheet was printed off and used as a reservation schedule for the boardroom for the day. In […]

Zola Jesus adds additional North American dates, changes name to Yolo Jesus, turns cap backwards, relates to the kids

Loading…loading…loading…hello, welcome to DADP, the Digital Acronym Dictionary Program. Please enter an acronym. ENTER: Zola ZOLA - Zoos Only Live Always. Refers to belief that humankind will always desire to observe creatures we deem lesser. Please enter an acronym. ENTER: Jesus JESUS - Just Eating Some Undercooked Steak. Show More Summary

Transgender teen’s death inspires petition against conversion therapy

Ohio teenager Josh Alcorn posted this photo to Tumblr along with a suicide note on Sunday, signed with the name “Leelah.” Alcorn expressed the desire to be accepted as a girl, and detailed her frustration with her family’s refusal to accept her chosen identity. Show More Summary

Creative Renovation Gives Modern Life to an Existing Frame

While many architects may find it preferable to start every new home from scratch, building each new corner, wall, and roof from a completely blank slate, that’s not always possible or even desirable. This home, named House Sar and located outside of Johannesburg in South Africa, started with an entirely different look and feel. It […]

Homeless man given $100, caught on camera giving away food

An online video tells the story of a homeless man named Thomas and his desire to continue to be selfless.

The original score for 2001: A Space Odyssey

last monthOdd : Kottke.org

During the production of 2001: A Space Odyssey, Stanley Kubrick commissioned well-known film score composer Alex North to do the score for the film. North had previously done scores for A Streetcar Named Desire, Spartacus, Cleopatra, and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and later received an honorary Oscar for his lifetime of work. Show More Summary

3, 2, 1: Transfer

And in the name of an unbroken train ride, people live holding their breath. Sucking in their bellies and desires and dreams and hiding their eyes from the demons they love to watch dance.

Kent Is Filled with Delicious Things from All Over the World

2 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Delicious snacks! Well, except for the Unusually Flavoured Objects. Seattle's food scene leaves something to be desired. These days it's mostly known for its ampersand-laden bar names, reclaimed-wood tables just feet from wood-burning...Show More Summary

Mid-range HTC Desire 620 set to arrive in ‘early 2015?

HTC has today announced that the successor to its value-oriented HTC  Desire 610 smartphone, the cunningly named HTC Desire 620, will go on sale in the UK early next year. Key specs include a 5-inch 720p display, 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 8-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing snapper. Show More Summary

[Every time I see a TVR Tuscan I deeply desire one, with its big straight six like a perverse cross

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

[Every time I see a TVR Tuscan I deeply desire one, with its big straight six like a perverse cross between an Austin Healey and a Viper. Photo Credit: TVR, or whoever owns their name now.] Read more...

ThemeFuse Exclusive Giveaway: Win Your WordPress-Site Complete With a Theme and a Domain

2 months agoArts / Graphic Design : Noupe

This is a brilliant way to set up your own WordPress site in a matter of 15 minutes. ThemeFuse lets you choose from more than 30 professional themes, will register your desired domain name and have the whole thing up and running on a one-year hosting plan for a total price of zero. Show More Summary

A Desire Named Streetcar

(Steven Hayward) After the fetish for renewable energy that’s expensive and intermittent, the greatest fixation of the utopian left is mass transit, especially light rail—a 19th century technology for 21st century mobility needs. (Who...Show More Summary

UK wants internet providers to identify who's using their connections

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

The British government isn't letting up on its desire to track internet activity in the name of fighting terrorism. UK Home Secretary Theresa May is proposing a bill that would require internet providers to keep tabs on who's using a given internet...

Stringer is an interesting way to make a playlist

Stringer for iPhone (free with in-app purchase) is an interesting way to shuffle music music on your iPhone. The app solves what was a problem for me, namely the desire to easily update a custom playlist on the fly. Its UI is quite unique in that it...

Report: Kevin Love to Opt Out and Consider the Lakers

Being a California native, Kevin Love’s name has always been attached to rumors involving the Los Angeles. The rumors persist despite the All-Star forward never having shown a particular desire […] The post Report: Kevin Love to Opt Out and Consider the Lakers appeared first on SLAMonline.

The Genius $5 Product That'll Get Your Hair This Amazing Rocker-y Texture

If you've got $5 and the desire to get your hair texture to look like you partied all night in that "I'm awesome" way (as opposed to, oh, you know...just looking like a giant mess), then you're going to want to know the name of the inexpensive spray hairstylist Tommy Buckett used on Hailee Steinfeld at last night's Topshop flagship store opening. Show More Summary

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