Blog Posts

The Morning News: Now's the Time to Stand Up for Trans Students in Washington State.

by Sydney Brownstone Anti-trans activists are targeting Washington students like Myles Peña, pictured above. Come to a rally in Tacoma...
The Stranger  |  02-23-2017  |  Slog

Did Betsy DeVos really just defend transgender students' rights?

Devos, Trump, Transgender rights In a nebulous statement released by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos we're led to believe that the philanthropic...
Metro Times  |  02-23-2017  |  Blogs

Good Morning, News: Spring Arts Guide, Homelessness Law, and City Council Craziness

by Doug Brown Good morning, Portland. Let's get started with these links. First up, out in print as of yesterday...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-23-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Kate Upton discussed her sex life with Justin Verlander on TV last night and she didn't hold back

Actress and model Kate Upton has never been shy of voicing her opinion or over-sharing, and she most definetley didn't hold...
Metro Times  |  02-23-2017  |  Blogs

Mark Wahlberg: More Wahlburgers coming to Royal Oak, Taylor

Last year, actor Mark "Marky Mark" Wahlberg brought his Wahlburgers restaurant chain to Greektown. A Detroit location was perhaps a strategic location for...
Metro Times  |  02-23-2017  |  Blogs

Isis Damil and Baker's Keyboard Lounge created a lunchtime force

Isis Damil's voice is reason enough to visit Baker's Keyboard Lounge on Tuesday afternoons when the Detroit-based jazz vocalist takes...
Metro Times  |  02-23-2017  |  Blogs

Trump Scraps Protections for Trans Students

by Dan Savage NYT: President Trump on Wednesday rescinded protections for transgender students that had allowed them to use bathrooms...
The Stranger  |  02-23-2017  |  Slog

Boggs Center's new magazine on Detroit to focus on activist and culture

Detroit has a long history of little magazines and small press publishing, from the heyday of the underground press, with...
Metro Times  |  02-23-2017  |  Blogs

Busy Beavers

The senator from Mt. Juliet is back with a whole passel o’ new legislation. Well, friends, Tennessee's 110th General Assembly...

P.A. Presents ...

Fides and Katrina Coleman headline a night of music and comedy at the New Daisy. Then comedian P.A. Sechler performed...

The Prisoner Breaks Free: Four California Blends

Man, sometimes things just break right for a guy. It was one of those beautiful winter days masquerading as spring...

Lydia Peelle’s The Midnight Cool

Lydia Peelle, by her own admission, is a time traveller when she's writing. In her new novel, The Midnight Cool...

Jimmy Gentry takes charge of Cafe Brooks and Izakaya

Once he graduated with a culinary degree from Johnson and Wales in South Carolina, Jimmy Gentry began to make a...

Unapologetic

IMAKEMADBEATS aims to break the Memphis hip hop mold "Throughout my life, a lot of people have called me obsessive,"...

Strickland’s Lists

Publicity regarding 81 persons deemed needful of a police escort while in City Hall has gone national, to the embarrassment...

I Am Not Your Negro

Raoul Peck’s documentary brings James Baldwin’s words to an America that needs to listen. Midway through I Am Not Your...

Blacklisted

Local organizers found themselves on City Hall’s naughty list. Call it the Academy Awards for Memphis protesters. The city of...

Fly on the Wall 1461

Verbatim "I was with some intelligence people this week. You wouldn't believe what's going on in this country; it would...

Extreme Vetting at City Hall

Years ago, in more innocent times, the Flyer's front door wasn't locked during business hours. It led to some interesting...

The “Fake News”

Trump’s vilification of the media sounds familiar. For reasons he cannot fathom, President Donald Trump has been asked recently about...

Open Records, Immigrants, & Arts

Bills push for (some) open records, ArtsMemphis gets political, money flows to North Memphis. SPARCC sparks North Memphis Memphis was...

Blood on the Dance Floor at Hard Rock

It's hard to describe the special kind of physics-defying energy that crackles through a room where Memphis street dancers are...

Beautiful at the Orpheum

Sure, you probably know Carole King's double-sided hit single, "It's Too Late," backed with "I Feel the Earth Move." If...

Commission Gets It Together

Consensus for medical marijuana; against school vouchers and county social media policy. God knows what will happen when the Shelby...

The Resistance: Memphis Activism Sprouts Everywhere

We've planned this cover for a couple of weeks, calling on sources, digging through social media, and going to rallies...

Grilled cheese to go

The Melted food cart is ramping up delivery by retrofitting a 1981 International Harvester school bus...
Isthmus  |  02-23-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Mature love

The Brazilian film “Aquarius” is often understood in political terms, but its portrayal of an older woman’s romantic life is...
Isthmus  |  02-23-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Changes in clubland

Cathy Dethmers, who is selling Madison’s beloved High Noon Saloon, believes the new owners will carry on the tradition of...
Isthmus  |  02-23-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Swank and circumstance

Hatched in Portland, Oregon, as a musical accompaniment for political fundraisers, Pink Martini has grown into a globe-trotting, multilingual fun...
Isthmus  |  02-23-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

DIY success story

Hometown hero and DIY music promoter Ari Herstand returns to Madison for a solo show at the High Noon Saloon...
Isthmus  |  02-23-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Madison Matrix for Feb. 23, 2017

Madison sometimes defies categorization, but we give it a shot every week with the Madison Matrix...
Isthmus  |  02-23-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

The meaning of home

Korean-born sculptor Do Ho Suh’s transfixing exhibit at MMoCA uses fabric reconstructions of his home and studio to illustrate the...
Isthmus  |  02-23-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Eats events

One Barrel Brewing and Banzo team up for a fish fry, Macha Tea hosts an Isthmus Dining Company pop-up, and...
Isthmus  |  02-23-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Earthy + fruity

A saketini from Morris Ramen means you don’t have to choose between sake and a mixed drink. The spiced pear...
Isthmus  |  02-23-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Educación ecológica

The Wisconsin School Garden Network expands its reach across Wisconsin and to Latin America. Its handbook, “Teaching in Nature’s Classroom,”...
Isthmus  |  02-23-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

The big leagues

L’Etoile scores a nomination as best restaurant in the 2017 James Beard Awards, but national competition is stiff. Jonny Hunter...
Isthmus  |  02-23-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Week in Review: Feb. 16-22, 2017

Too busy to read all the news? No worries. Isthmus has got you covered with Week in Review...
Isthmus  |  02-23-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Three cafes

Madison continues to up its coffee game. Stone Creek Coffee, Cafe Domestique and Cafe Social all have different strengths...
Isthmus  |  02-23-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

A life worth living

Avé Thorpe documented her dreams with crumpled pictures from magazines. Emily Auerbach had a vision to use poetry, books and...
Isthmus  |  02-23-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Hockey on bikes

Invented in Ireland more than a century ago, bike polo has found a home in Madison. It’s played here, even...
Isthmus  |  02-23-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Off the Square: A hard act to follow

High Noon Saloon's Cathy Dethmers, the patron saint of bands, was always ready and willing to book new and untested...
Isthmus  |  02-23-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Feedback: Letters & Comments

Letters and comments from the February 23, 2017 issue...
Isthmus  |  02-23-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

NBA Finals Game 1: Winning Time

If you're a fan of low scoring games, low-percentage shooting and sleep depravity, then Game 1 of the NBA Finals was the game for you!
Miami New Times  |  Chris Joseph  |  06-01-2011  |  Sports

Latinos Warn of 'False' Credit Card

Advertised nationwide to Spanish speakers as offering a $2,000 line of credit, Pro Line is derided as a scam by consumer advocates.
East Bay Express  |  Kara Platoni  |  09-07-2004  |  Business & Labor

Staring Blank: Spike Jonze’s Intelligence is Artificial

Where Spike Jonze once soared using magical realism — albeit written by someone else — as his guide (see “Being John Malkovich”) he now flounders with a self-penned technology driven story that shrivels before your eyes.
Cityview  |  Cole Smithey  |  12-16-2013  |  Movies