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Makeup artists Kat Von D, Jeffree Star fight over Detroit graphic designer

Two makeup moguls — Jeffree Star and Kat Von D — have each gone viral with videos explaining their sides...
Metro Times  |  07-22-2016  |  Blogs

Hear a softer squawk from former Black Crowes guitarist

As you’ve probably heard, last year Rich Robinson made it official that the multiplatinum rock band The Black Crowes (which...
Metro Times  |  07-22-2016  |  Blogs

Last-Minute Plans: 75 Free, Cheap, & Easy Things To Do In Seattle This Weekend

Markets, Pokémon Comedy, Parades, And More $10-And-Under Options For July 22-24 by Stranger Things To Do Staff Panicking because you...
The Stranger  |  07-22-2016  |  Slog

Is This Anti-Discrimination Law Strong Enough?

Photo Credit: Joshua L. Jones/file Hundreds marched through downtown in January in support of an ordinance banning discrimination by local...
Flagpole Magazine  |  07-22-2016  |  In the Loop

New Fremont Shop Daybreak Records Promises to Be a Collector's Haven

by Mike Nipper Photo crud: Nipsh As an obsessive record nerd I’m always EXTREMELY stoked for MORE local record stores,...
The Stranger  |  07-22-2016  |  Slog

Texas A&M professor thinks Detroit should just die off

The Atlantic published an article this week speculating and hypothesizing about the future of the Rust Best, including the city...
Metro Times  |  07-22-2016  |  Blogs

Jon Stewart Returns, Courtesy of Stephen Colbert, To Help Reasonable Humans Shake Off Trump Terror (and Bash Fox News)

by Sean Nelson It's nice to see you again, Mr. Stewart. The echo chamber has been lonely in your absence...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-22-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

How Green Is Her Bullshit: An Uncharacteristically Brief Response to the Green Party Spokesperson's Dishonest Response to My Podcast Rant

by Dan Savage The Green Party's Jill Stein is polling at 5 percent nationally. Bart.gov So a non-pasty-faced Green Party...
The Stranger  |  07-22-2016  |  Slog

Get the whiskey sweats with the Temperance Movement

Contrary to what their name might imply, the Temperance Movement will have you drunk in love with their modern spin...
Metro Times  |  07-22-2016  |  Blogs

Jon Stewart Returns, Courtesy of Stephen Colbert, To Help Reasonable Humans Shake Off Trump Terror (and Bash Fox News)

by Sean Nelson It's nice to see you again, Mr. Stewart. The echo chamber has been lonely in your absence...
The Stranger  |  07-22-2016  |  Slog

El Paso Electric Agrees to Kill Solar Fee for Customers

The move is a win for consumer and environmental groups that said the fee would dim solar’s prospects in El...
The Texas Observer  |  07-22-2016  |  La Linea

My Parents’ Basement welcomes famed 'Betty and Veronica' comic book writer and artist

Anticipation has already begun to build at Avondale Estates comic book store and taproom My Parents’ Basement for their upcoming...
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  07-22-2016  |  Fresh Loaf

Decomposing body found under garbage in Hazel Park home

Police are investigating a home where a man's decomposing body was found buried under garbage, as first reported by WXYZ...
Metro Times  |  07-22-2016  |  Blogs

Pop's for Italian to expand, Daily Dinette to shrink in size

They've only been open a few months, but Pop’s for Italian and its adjoining Daily Dinette in Ferndale are in for dramatic...
Metro Times  |  07-22-2016  |  Blogs

Pricey Atlanta state House race attracts more than $400k

The race to represent Atlanta's state House District 59, which stretches from Poncey-Highland through southeast Atlanta and toward the airport,...
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  07-22-2016  |  Fresh Loaf

Review: As Star Trek Movies Go, Beyond Is Just About Perfect

by Erik Henriksen Paramount didn't screen Star Trek Beyond for Portland press—which, yeah, gave me an opportunity to write more...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-22-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Third Annual Ales for ALS Beer Festival Tomorrow at Faction Brewing in Alameda

There are probably too many beer events and festivals each year, and this makes it difficult to pull the trigger...
East Bay Express  |  07-22-2016  |  Ear Bud

Science News: Exactly What's Wrong With Cliff Mass' Approach to Global Warming, Rare Fin Whale Sighting in Puget Sound

by Ethan Linck The melting continent of Antarctica. NASAOne Small Part of Antarctica Stayed Cool While the Rest Warmed: Perhaps...
The Stranger  |  07-22-2016  |  Slog

Walker’s Supreme Court pick holds extreme views

On Friday afternoon, Gov. Scott Walker selected Daniel Kelly to be the state's next Supreme Court justice. Kelly has compared...
Isthmus  |  07-22-2016  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

A Temporary Truce Among Republicans

**The real story of the GOP convention, both in the Tennessee delegation and among Republicans at large, was that a...

The A List: 10 shows to hit up this weekend (July 22-23)

What's going on this weekend? Irrelevant Music Fest continues tonight and Saturday. Be sure to give Emily Kinzer's Crib Notes...
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  07-22-2016  |  Crib Notes

Detroit arts education gets boost from a bunch of glass blowers

Sometimes glass blowing events sound like a potheads-only type event, but that typecast is no more. You’ll see jewelry and...
Metro Times  |  07-22-2016  |  Blogs

Artist brings World Peace Mural Tour to Detroit

Renda Writer is brining a message of peace to cities around the country — and his latest stop was right...
Metro Times  |  07-22-2016  |  Blogs

Spend the weekend at Ann Arbor's annual Art Fair

One of the coolest, most artsy cities in Southeast Michigan is celebrating its famous art fair this weekend, and we...
Metro Times  |  07-22-2016  |  Blogs

Memphis Attorney Disbarred for Mishandling Veterans' Money

A Memphis attorney under investigation by the Veteran's Adminstration (VA) for mishandling veterans' finances has been disbarred, though the record...

Cracking the Mighty Coconut

Inside the Austin animation studio...

Local DNC (and Sanders) delegate speaks out before his journey

Mike Maday, a Colorado Springs resident and prominent activist in the Democratic party, has agreed to provide the Independent with...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  07-22-2016  |  Indy Blog

Listen: Sydney Brownstone Talks to OPB about Our Week with Republicans and Protesters

by Heidi Groover Most of the protests here in Cleveland have been characterized by more cops than marchers. Sydney Brownstone...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-22-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Vote Marko Liias for State Treasurer

by Stranger Election Control Board Marko LiiasSenator Marko Liias made headlines—in this here paper—when he came out as the prime...
The Stranger  |  07-22-2016  |  Slog

Police Reports Illustrated: Two Men Were Standing in the U-District Playing Pokémon GO at 3 AM

by Callan Berry Callan Berry [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]...
The Stranger  |  07-22-2016  |  Slog

Everything's Terrible! (Except Microbe and Gasoline)

by Marjorie Skinner It's grim out there. With the world seeming like it’s thiiiis close to imploding into chaos, it’s...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-22-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Pittsburgh Steelers Training-Camp Schedule Released

Since the Pirates are starting to have their struggles, maybe it’s time to start looking ahead to Pittsburgh Steelers training...
Pittsburgh City Paper  |  07-22-2016  |  Blogh

TRUMP — The Memphis Flyer Podcasts from the RNC #3

Donald Trump promises to end violence and make America rich again — FAST. Jackson Baker and Chris Davis talk about...

The Witness revisits a story falsified in search of a higher truth

The Witness, opening Friday at Gene Siskel Film Center, tells a story we all think we know: in March 1964,...
Chicago Reader  |  07-22-2016  |  On Film

Detroit Cobras' first two LPs to be reissued by Third Man next month

This is superb news for fans of Detroit music. We all know that the Cobras are one of the best...
Metro Times  |  07-22-2016  |  Blogs

Former Swans collaborator Jarboe reflects on Michael Gira’s influence, Atlanta’s place in the group’s history, and staying positive

Swans are on the road, playing songs from the group's latest album, The Glowing Man. It's the last stand for...
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  07-22-2016  |  Crib Notes

The Morning News: Black Lives Matter Takes to Seattle Streets, Local Janitors Say Working Conditions Worsening

by Ansel Herz Marchers chanted, "No justice, no peace!" and occupied intersections. Courtesy of Jerry Savage Another Big Black Lives...
The Stranger  |  07-22-2016  |  Slog

Stephen Marley’s Revelations

Hip-hop/reggae’s “natural union” mixes tonight @ Empire Control Room...

Things To Do This Weekend!

Things to do for Jul 22-24. by Bobby Roberts This weekend, the city orbits a three-day explosion of free local...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-22-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Pat McCrory Has Lost It

The NBA moved the NBA All Star game out of Charlotte yesterday, and Republicans sure are pissed about it. The...
INDY Week  |  07-22-2016  |  Triangulator

Chicago Alderman Joe Moore, Whipping Boy for the 49th Ward

To appreciate the politics of Chicago's Rogers Park you have to think of it as a war. As one squabble ends, another one begins. Alderman Joe Moore has been at the center of these battles for almost 20 years.
Chicago Reader  |  Ben Joravsky  |  02-09-2009  |  Politics

Why I Gave Up Booze in Favor of Weed

It helps with my anxiety, it doesn't give me hangovers, and are you aware of what it does to sex?
The Stranger  |  Sarah Galvin  |  04-13-2015  |  Drugs

Longmont edges ahead of tech-hub Boulder in race to become next 'Gig City'

Longmont's 2011 approval of an exemption from a state senate bill that hobbles public involvement in telecommunications has that city approaching an era of download speeds 10 times as faster than tech-company hub Boulder, raising questions about potential business migrations out of town. Now, Boulder is taking to the ballot the question of whether the city should try to catch up.
Boulder Weekly  |  Gavin Dahl  |  10-17-2014  |  Tech