Recently, Voice Media Group held a competition to help determine the best music writing in the pages and on the blogs of its 14 papers. This winning piece by Jesse Sykes first appeared in Seattle Weekly's print edition.
By Jessie Sykes
As I was growing up in New York state--where the residents wan ... More >>
Dozens of Harlem residents proudly blew whistles yesterday in order to sound the alarm on Stop and Frisk.
The protest was a part of a city wide demonstration across all five boroughs led by the Stop Mass Incarceration Network. The group is urging New Yorkers to blow whistles anytime they witness a ... More >>
via @melanarchy/TwitpicOkkervil River w/ Titus Andronicus, Future Islands
Tuesday, June 7
Better than: Being forced to go home any earlier, even with a book in each hand.
Halfway through Okkervil River's newest album I Am Very Far lies a song called "We Need a Myth." "We need a m ... More >>
• Today is Ulysses S. Grant's 188th birthday. If you're so inclined, head up to Grant's Tomb for a 21-gun salute and ceremony.
• Hugh Hefner gave $900,000 to save L.A.'s iconic Hollywood sign. Thank goodness, because how would anyone know where they were otherwise? "The Hollywood sign r ... More >>