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May Fiona Apple's "Trump's Nuts" Become the Holiday Classic It Deserves to Be

by Jennifer Campbell As much as I don't want to picture Trump's nuts in any context at all, including and...
The Stranger  |  12-06-2016  |  Slog

Our Action Buddy President-Elect

by Charles Mudede The very image of an action buddy... Minerva Studio/shutterstock.comJesus walking on water could not have generated as...
The Stranger  |  12-06-2016  |  Slog

Late Shows Added for Hari Kondabolu Tonight and Tomorrow at the Triple Door

by Sean Nelson 10 pm shows added for Tues-Wed Dec 6-7 shows at the Triple Door Mindy Tucker If you...
The Stranger  |  12-06-2016  |  Slog

Raleigh Approves Oak City Outreach Center Funding

At its Tuesday afternoon meeting, the Raleigh City Council voted to approve funding for the Oak City Outreach Center. The...
INDY Week  |  12-06-2016  |  Triangulator

"Thrifty" Trump Cancels Air Force One Order; Twitter Hilariously Responds

by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey Carlos Yudica / Shutterstock.com Today in stupid things that President-Elect Donald Trump said: Boeing is building...
The Stranger  |  12-06-2016  |  Slog

Worthless Piss

by Anonymous Allright, so you were this young punk kid who decided to piss on a homeless guys tarp covering...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-06-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

I, Anonymous: No, You Shut Up

by Anonymous Steven WeissmanDear "OMG, left-wing America": No, you shut the fuck up. We already have an inbound Royal Expression...
The Stranger  |  12-06-2016  |  Slog

State Leaders on Atrocious Child Welfare System: Don’t Blame Us!

Texas state officials and legislators refuse to fund the state's child welfare system, then try to shift the blame when...
The Texas Observer  |  12-06-2016  |  La Linea

This Lions logo with Trump's face on it will haunt your dreams forever

As my editor pointed out to me after I sent him a photo of the Detroit Lions' logo plastered with...
Metro Times  |  12-06-2016  |  Blogs

Bright Light Social Hour & Israel Nash

Nash to host TBLSH cameo at Antone’s on Wednesday?...

Photos from the Thesis' Two-Year Anniversary at Kelly's Olympian, Thurs Dec 1

by Ciara Dolan The Last Artful, Dodgr Christopher Garcia Valle Christopher Garcia Valle Christopher Garcia Valle Last Thursday monthly hip-hop...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-06-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Fatalities In The War On Cars Are Never In Cars

by Dan Savage If a pedestrian jumped off a sidewalk, ran into the street, pulled a driver out of her...
The Stranger  |  12-06-2016  |  Slog

Breaking: Jessica Holmes Retracts Resignation From Wake County Board of Commissioners

Last night, Wake County Commissioner Jessica Holmes abruptly resigned. Today, she changed her mind. Here is her full statement:…...
INDY Week  |  12-06-2016  |  Triangulator

2017 Grammy Nominations Announced: Beyoncé Gets Nine. Eight Each for Drake, Rihanna, and Kanye

by Sean Nelson Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Album of the Year... It looks like another good...
The Stranger  |  12-06-2016  |  Slog

A clinic in the effective use of hand claps from the Sonics

The other night I was talking to a friend about the way a properly deployed hand-clap pattern can make a...
Chicago Reader  |  12-06-2016  |  Post No Bills

Bobby "Blue" Bland Celebrated With Special Screening Of Unsung

The life of Memphis blues legend Bobby "Blue" Bland will be the subject of an episode of TVOne's series Unsung...

Tyvek to co-headline tour with Fred Thomas, including a Detroit date

Both Tyvek's Fred Boyer and Fred Thomas's Fred Thomas no longer reside in the Detroit area, though both retain such...
Metro Times  |  12-06-2016  |  Blogs

The Conserva to debut Saturday in Ferndale

That tiny space in Ferndale that once housed the acclaimed Torino restaurant is about to realize new life when The...
Metro Times  |  12-06-2016  |  Blogs

Oakland Officials Order Staff to Withhold Public Records Related to Ghost Ship Fire

As the East Bay Times reported yesterday, Oakland's Planning and Building Department refused a request made by their reporters for...
East Bay Express  |  12-06-2016  |  Ear Bud

"Thrifty" Trump Cancels Air Force One Order; Twitter Hilariously Responds

by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey Today in stupid things that President-Elect Donald Trump said: Boeing is building a brand new 747...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-06-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

VIDEO: This short documentary on the Detroit River will blow your mind

I grew up in the Downriver city of Wyandotte, a town that butts up to the Detroit River. In short,...
Metro Times  |  12-06-2016  |  Blogs

No Faith in the Faithless: These “Heroic” Half-Measures are Doomed to Fail

by Bobby Roberts iStock/Bill Oxford The Electoral College as designed by Alexander Hamilton is meant to be the last defense...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-06-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

How Seattle DIY Event Organizers Can Avoid a Tragedy Like Oakland's Ghost Ship Warehouse Fire

by Dave Segal Via OaklandGhostShip.com On December 2, a devastating fire broke out at the Ghost Ship live-work artists warehouse...
The Stranger  |  12-06-2016  |  Slog

The Morning News: WA Republican Dino Rossi to Serve as Interim Senator, West Seattle Bar Owner Arrested for Allegedly Selling Heroin

by Ana Sofia Knauf Heeeeeere's DINO! Rich Kelly Dino Rossi Is Back: The King County Council just appointed Dino Rossi,...
The Stranger  |  12-06-2016  |  Slog

John Waters is celebrating his birthday in Detroit; we are all invited

Detroit fans of transgressive cult films should leave their calendars open Friday, April 21, 2017: it's the birthday of the "Pope of...
Metro Times  |  12-06-2016  |  Blogs

Watch Michael Stipe Sing Nat King Cole's 'Nature Boy' at Jeremy Ayers' Memorial

When Athens arts icon Jeremy Ayers died in October, it inspired an outpouring of tributes and remembrances from his friends,...
Flagpole Magazine  |  12-06-2016  |  Homedrone

Pittsburgh celebrates Krampusnacht in Market Square

Krampusnacht, a European tradition that honors Krampus, a horned "half-goat, half-demon" who is said to punish misbehaved children during the...
Pittsburgh City Paper  |  12-06-2016  |  Blogh

On the Scene at Stumbling Santa

Hundreds and hundreds of Santas braved the wind and rain to collect toys for underprivileged kids in conjunction with Porter-Leath...

Iggy Pop, Jack White, and Mike Posner all got nominated for Grammy Awards this morning

These Detroit boys didn't receive as many nominations as Queen Beyoncé (a whopping 9 nominations) or Rihanna, but Iggy Pop,...
Metro Times  |  12-06-2016  |  Blogs

Grizzlies 110, Pelicans 108: The Long Game

When Mike Conley went down, I did the math, and I did not expect the Grizzlies to win this game,...

The Interview: Tom ‘Smitty’ Smith

After more than three decades championing environmental causes in the Legislature, Tom “Smitty” Smith is hanging up his trademark straw...
The Texas Observer  |  12-06-2016  |  La Linea

Good Morning, News: Portland Cops Kill a Man, City Battles Judge on Police Reform, and Injustice in South Carolina

by Dirk VanderHart Officer involved shooting in East Portland early this morning. Details are sketchy, but cops say they've killed...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-06-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Yazidi women and girls and Latina cyclists get their due on national day opposing violence against women

This is the 27th anniversary of a mass murder in Montreal when 14 women were killed solely on the basis...

A 'Pittsburgh City Paper' conversation with journalist Simran Sethi, author of 'Bread, Wine, Chocolate: The Slow Loss of Foods We Love'

Last Friday, Simran Sethi, gave a lecture entitled, “On the Emotional Geography of Biodiversity,” at Chatham University’s Eden Hall campus...
Pittsburgh City Paper  |  12-06-2016  |  Blogh

End the Saddest Year of All Time with the Saddest Movie of All Time

by Sean Nelson Jessica Stein Though I reject the notion that sacredness exists, the Grand Illusion Cinema is sacred. It's...
The Stranger  |  12-06-2016  |  Slog

Akio Takamori's Drawings and Sculptures of Men Apologizing

by Jen Graves Jen Graves Akio Takamori's doctor says the chemo isn't working and the cancer is untreatable. The last...
The Stranger  |  12-06-2016  |  Slog

Free Will Astrology for the Week of December 7

by Rob Brezsny SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22–Dec 21): "The awesome splendor of the universe is much easier to deal with if...
The Stranger  |  12-06-2016  |  Slog

Detroiters in the 1940s preferred streetcars to buses

As Detroit gets prepared to see the first streetcars run on Woodward Avenue in 60 years, it's worth looking back...
Metro Times  |  12-06-2016  |  Blogs

How about two new dirty/sexy Detroit hip-hop songs to kick off your morning?

We've got brand new singles from JP One and J Storyz. J Storyz, “Lap Dance” (feat. Lewis Hensley) If you’ve been...
Metro Times  |  12-06-2016  |  Blogs

Radio for a new generation

Isthmus critic Gwendolyn Rice says University Theatre’s radio drama production of “It’s a Wonderful Life” captures the spirit and joy...
Isthmus  |  12-06-2016  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Democratic Party leaders just don’t get it

The Democratic Party has suffered one crushing defeat after another. And yet it is sticking with the same leaders and...
Isthmus  |  12-06-2016  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Savage Love Episode 528

A poly woman is very happy with her much older dom. But ever since her mother saw some photos of...
The Stranger  |  12-06-2016  |  Savage Love Podcast

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Sanity Claus

Separating holiday-music gifts from seasonal disorders.
Westword  |  Michael Roberts  |  12-17-2007  |  Reviews

Turn On the Basement Lights

Rock writer and Dylan freak Sid Griffin attempts to crack one of music's great mysteries.
Cleveland Scene  |  Justin F. Farrar  |  10-26-2007  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

Fanzine

A crackberry interview with my former bandmate William "Kip" DuVall, now lead singer for Alice in Chains.
Metro Spirit  |  Randy DuTeau  |  09-18-2007  |  Profiles & Interviews