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Crackpot Tuesday: Maxine Waters Says Shariah Law Is Compatible With US Constitution (Video)

On February 19, 2012 a public town hall meeting took place at the Islamic Society of Orange County, California. Democrat Maxine Waters told the audience Shariah Law was compatible with the US Constitution. What a complete moron.

Meet a Toronto Mayor: Nathan Phillips

13 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Foibles, quips, and town pride—how the "Mayor of All the People" brought the human touch to City Hall. Each month in the run-up to the municipal election on October 27, Torontoist will profile one of the 64 people who served as Mayor of Toronto—people who shaped the city, displayed colourful personalities, or managed to do both. Show More Summary

Architectural Craziness: Inside Israel's Most 'Beguiling,' Semi-Brutalist Town Hall

Photo via Dezeen Spotted in a roundup of "11 lesser-known Brutalist buildings that helped define the movement" is this wonderfully strange Town Hall in Bat Yam, Israel. "It may be a bit of a stretch to refer to this beguiling...

Ira Glass, Monica Bill Barnes, & Anna Bass at Town Hall

Sitting in the dark on Thursday night at Town Hall, radio host Ira Glass and dancers Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass can be heard debating how to start their show. Ira suggests a segment not unlike what listeners hear on … Continue reading ?

Strand of Oaks on tour, add Bowery Ballroom show (tickets on sale), playing sold-out Rough Trade show on Monday

Strand of Oaks at Town Hall in 2012 (more by Chris La Putt) The new rock version of Strand of Oaks are currently on a tour with Chris Denny, which hits NYC on Monday (9/15) at Rough Trade. That show...

George Clooney Wedding -- Church Pleads With Paps ... He's Not Getting Married Here!

George Clooney's potential wedding has paparazzi swarming around a London church, but church leaders swear on their boss... it ain't going down there. The Chelsea Old Town Hall finally had to address the buzz about a possible London ceremony…

Young black man at Ferguson town hall: 'We got the power, you don't'

Following a long, rambling, condescending speech by an older white gentleman who pretty much explained that "After 16 years as a committee man, I supported African-American candidates..." [You want a cookie to go with that?] and "They...Show More Summary

Tesla Semi-Autonomous Cars In 3 Years, Fully Autonomous In 5-6 Years

Editor’s Note: If you caught Elon Musk and JB Straubel’s Norway town hall in February, you might recall Elon stating that it was “likely” Tesla would bring the first autonomous car to market. That was before Google unveiled a fully autonomous prototype electric car, of which it is building approximately 100 for testing. Show More Summary

Vince Gill to Receive BMI Icon Award; HoF to Salute Billy Edd Wheeler; Drive-By Truckers Concert Film Due in November

5 days agoMusic / Country : The 9513

Kenny Rogers and Little Big Town are two of the acts who’ll appear on Star-Spangled Spectacular: Bicentennial of our National Anthem this Saturday. The PBS program will be broadcast live from Baltimore. The Country Music Hall of Fame...Show More Summary

Mike Tyson crowns Rob Ford 'the best mayor in Toronto history'

Esteemed Canadian political theorist Mike Tyson made a bold statement on Tuesday, calling Rob Ford the "best mayor in Toronto history." Tyson was in town for his one-man show, Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, and stopped by City Hall to...Show More Summary

Cindy Crawford Joins Angry Malibu Town Hall Against School Toxins

Supermodel Cindy Crawford attended a city council meeting last night where she and a group of concerned parents urged officials to pressure the school district to conduct further testing on toxicity levels at Malibu High School. A major story broke last October after at least three teachers at the institution were diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Show More Summary

Donor will match funds if Flushing Town Hall raises $35K

An anonymous donor has given Flushing Town Hall a challenge: Raise $35,000, and the mysterious patron will match it.

Yo La Tengo playing December shows at Town Hall with Antietam and The Feelies (and other dates)

Yo La Tengo at The Bell House in 2013 (more by PSquared) Though Yo La Tengo can't do their Hanukkah shows at Maxwell's anymore (because it's closed, at least as a venue), they continue to do multi-night runs in the...

Barbra Streisand Town Hall Anchors Limited-Time SiriusXM Channel

Launching Friday at 5:00 p.m. ET and running through Friday October 10, SiriusXM’s Barbra Streisand Channel will allow fans to bask in a non-stop flow of the singer’s catalog. From her 1963 debut right through to her new album Partners,...Show More Summary

Taste Of Williamsburg & More Excellent Eating Adventures For This Weekend

A who's who of northern Brooklyn eateries and bars will be on parade this Saturday at the annual TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint tasting event, whose proceeds benefit the Northside Town Hall Community and Cultural Center, an advocacy and community center for the neighborhood. Show More Summary

Sci-Fi Sunday at Old Town Music Hall: The Incredible Shrinking Man

Location: Old Town Music Hall, 140 Richmond Street, El Segundo, CA 90245 Link out: Click here Description: The Old Town Musical Hall screens the 1957 classic about a man who shrinks to microscopic size after sailing through a radioactive cloud. Jack Arnold (THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON) directed, working from a screenplay by Richard Matheson, based [...]

Public Memorial Service for Bob Gogerty Tomorrow at Town Hall

We haven't mentioned it on Slog, but a figure important to much of Seattle's political class and to the history of the city, strategist and consultant Bob Gogerty, died a little over a week ago at age 74. Gogerty had his hands in a bunch...Show More Summary

ONAP Town Halls in Oakland, San Francisco Identify Challenges, Progress on HIV

Editor’s note: This week we continue our look back at some of the summer’s HIV/AIDS community highlights. Today we share reflections from our colleague Dr. Andrew Forsyth on two listening sessions held by the White House Office of National AIDS Policy in the San Francisco Bay area earlier this summer. On June 24 and 26,...

‘I’m Not Going To Create One Job. It’s Not My Job To Create Jobs’

Those are the words of one-time Massachusetts Senator and New Hampshire U.S. Senate hopeful Scott Brown. Brown made the comments at a town hall in Hudson, New Hampshire on Wednesday. The comments were flagged by the opposition research shop American Bridge 21st Century. His comments were in response to a question about what he would [...]

Ted Cruz's Father: Blacks Need to Be Educated About Democrats; Do Not Understand Minimum Wage Is Bad

Rafael Cruz, father of Texas Senator Ted Cruz, said in a town hall meeting that African Americans need to be educated about the history of Democrats, return to the Republican Party, and learn why minimum wage is bad.

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