• BP has gotten the okay to begin the next phase of the "static kill" (a/k/a, pouring cement into the well part two), which is something that we never would have thought we'd be excited about 100-some days ago. Things change. Pumping operations are expected to start today. [BP] • Despite ... More >>
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At Housing Works in Soho. Starring Greil Marcus, Jace Clayton, Carrie Brownstein, Josh Eels, Charles Taylor, Jace Clayton, Paul Ford, Nick Sylvester, Bill Hogeland, and Jesse Serwer. The dude who wrote that rad essay about being a schoolteacher in New Orleans and how much his students revered ... More >>
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