Detroit may let abandoned buildings burn; film... →
I saw this at the Tribeca Film Festival last evening in the company of firefighters from the Tri-state area. Now I may be biased as my Dad was a Detroit Firefighter. But this was one moving documentary that is a meditation on the challenges of urban areas. If you have a couple dollars consider donating at detroitfirefightersfilm.org
NYC GOV: The winners of the 3rd annual... →
nycgov: The winners of the 3rd annual #NYCpoetweet contest To celebrate the 10th annual Poem in Your Pocket Day, @NYCMayorsOffice collected 140-character poems from tweeters around NYC and beyond. We received hundreds of submissions. Mayor Bloomberg chose five winning poetweets to be shown on a big…
City Room: Brawl Sheds an Unwelcome Light on a... →
A table-tossing, bench-clearing melee in the Tap Room of the New York Athletic Club leads to three arrests and a stern note from the president not to discuss the matter. Apparently it was over women. Did not know women were allowed into the Tap Room
Mad Men Recap: They Weren’t Made for These Times →
Howard Johnson and 1960’s Movie Theatre Petting! With a little bit of LSD thrown in
Girls: Why We Need to Keep Talking About the White... →
In the three days since Girls first aired on HBO, the conversation about the show has gone from a chatter to a dull roar, with many writers, critics and viewers discussing whether or not the show is realistic, insightful, funny, relatable, etc.
Obama Sits, Reflects on Rosa Parks Bus
Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn, Michigan.
History of Segregation on American Bandstand →
“while several black teenagers attended Bandstand in the show’s first two years as a local program (1952-53), the program soon adopted admission policies that, while not explicitly whites only, had the effect of discriminating against black teenagers.” Until they moved to Los Angeles in 1964
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Media Decoder: Reactions to Death of Dick Clark,... →
The death of Dick Clark on Wednesday prompted an outpouring of memories from generations of viewers and fans, reflecting his 60-year career that mirrored the growth of television.
Dick Clark, Entertainment Icon Nicknamed... →
For now……..so long
On Sunday the Swedish minister of culture Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth began cutting...– But Is It Art? Swedish Minister Caught in Racist Cake-Cutting Scandal Oh what the hell people. We are so comfortable that we can do ish like this?
I was there and I saw what you didSaw it with my own two eyesSo you can wipe off that grinI know where you’ve beenIt’s all been a pack of lies — Phil Collins
Coachella: Watch Tupac Shakur Make His First... →
This is the creepiest shit I have seen in a minute…..why can’t they let him be dead? It was the Coachella closer to end all Coachella closers. Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Eminem, 50 Cent, Wiz Khalifa, Warren G, and Kurupt, all sharing the same stage at some point during the one-and-half-hour grand finale of Weekend One.
Tigers owner Mike Ilitch driven to rebuild Detroit... →
Can someone tell me why every article on Detroit has to involve some Cass Corridor drunk stumbling philosophy?
Newark Mayor Says He ‘Felt Terror’ in Fire Rescue →
The Mayor’s mother is most likely putting butter on his burns and giving him the who with and what for
OBABL Presents the Top Black Lawyers on Twitter →
Congrats to my fellow Esq’s on making the list. Follow them to get great info and opinion
Crummy Sex and Anomie in the City →
Lena Dunham’s much anticipated HBO comedy “Girls,” about four single women in New York, which starts on Sunday night, is worth all the fuss, even though it invites comparisons to Carrie Bradshaw and friends. No one can beat Carrie et al but apparently this comes close. I will be watching
Mad Men’s Teyonah Parris on Playing the Show’s... →
The Caucus: Ann Romney Joins Fray Over... →
Ann Romney said that “my career choice was to be a mother” and added that people needed to “respect choices that women make.” Agreed. This is going to be a long ass seven months
thefader.com Based Scripture: The Full Transcript... →
Sometimes I wonder what my Alma Mater is doing. Lil B?
Washington Post -George Zimmerman: The charges he... →
Good outline of what the possible charges are under Florida law. Remember no First Degree Murder, that can only be decided by a grand jury, which was not convened.
State of Cool →
How one “Make my day” image of Hillary Clinton wearing shades on a military plane has endowed her with Clint Eastwood cool. The site is going dormant but if you have a chance read the submissions. They are funny as hell.