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In 2008 you couldn't turn on the TV and not hear a song off Santigold's self-titled debut blasting over commercials for Bud Lite Lime or Kohls or Honda Civic. The album was everywhere; Santi took a page from Moby's Play-book and licensed it to all takers. Point is, she's not exactly shy about cozyin ... More >>
A year removed from the murder of 17-year-old Travon Martin, hundreds of supporters took to Union Square yesterday, carrying candles and wearing hoodies, to stand in solidarity alongside Martin's parents on the anniversary of his death. They demanded justice for Martin in the case against George Z ... More >>
A special prosecutor in Florida announced tonight that wannabe cop George Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of Trayvon Martin, a Florida teen fatally shot in February."Forty-five days after Trayvon Martin's life came to a violent end, the wheels of justice have final ... More >>
Turmoil and tension over Trayvon Martin continues to escalate across the U.S. -- now greatly inflamed by a leaked police report -- and intense discussion of the teen's death has continued in New York. From Sean Bell to Jateik Reed to Ramarley Graham, the NYPD has long had a very strained relations ... More >>
One of the enduring myths of American conservatism is that there's still racism in this country -- and it's suffered by white people at the hands of blacks and white liberal race-traitors. Normal people who've been out of their homes a time or two will find that puzzling. But for rightbloggers it' ... More >>
As New York and the rest of the nation demand answers about Trayvon Martin's death, Councilmember Charles Barron delivered a message on the steps of City Hall this afternoon that was alternatively angry and somber. Barron, joined by Ramarley Graham's parents and the family of Jateik Reed, asked t ... More >>
It was not the promised presence of people wearing hoods that first got our attention at tonight's rally, but the Skittles. We were a bit skeptical when we arrived at the Trayvon Martin rally in Union Square and saw a hollering woman tossing bags of Skittles out at the audience. People were grabbin ... More >>
22-year-old Jacob Sanford was shot in the lower back by an off duty police officer yesterday during a struggle at a subway station in Harlem. The New York Post reports Sanford is alleged to have grabbed two teenagers' rear ends at the D line stop at West 125th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue. ... More >>
Earlier this afternoon in Portland, OR, the James Beard Foundation announced the finalists for the 2011 James Beard Awards. So without further ado, the nominees, after the jump:
opentable.comThe product of blood, sweat, and tearsIt's almost time for the Oscars. That is, the Oscars of the food world: the James Beard Foundation Awards. Today marked the announcement of the restaurant and chef semifinalists, who were chosen from a record 28,000 online entries. Finalists ... More >>
He starts out in a rambling account of hiking trips he took and hosted while in school. (Maybe the story will be, "Governor goes nuts on TV.") He apologizes to his wife and four kids "for letting them down." Oh oh. He admits the Appalachian Trail story was a "fiction" and he apologizes to "anyone ... More >>
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