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Free Will Astrology

Horoscopes for the week of October 30 - November 5. by Rob Brezsny Aries (March 21–April 19): If you live...
East Bay Express  |  10-29-2014  |  Ear Bud

The Fight to Regulate Health Insurers

Insurance companies have spent $56 million to defeat a statewide ballot measure — Proposition 45 — that would regulate health...
East Bay Express  |  10-29-2014  |  Ear Bud

The Express’ 2014 Endorsements

Our complete list of recommendations for the November 4 Election. Local Races Oakland… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to...
East Bay Express  |  10-29-2014  |  Ear Bud

East Bay Halloween Guide

Which events will all of the cool ghouls be at? by Sarah Burke Sometimes the scariest part about Halloween is...
East Bay Express  |  10-29-2014  |  Ear Bud

Mass Culture Pranksters Negativland "Jam God"

The band's latest release, It's All in Your Head, takes on organized religion. by Sarah Burke Negativland's latest release, It's...
East Bay Express  |  10-29-2014  |  Ear Bud

Queens D.Light Bucks the Hip-Hop Status Quo

The rising Oakland rapper brings perspective from the Yoruba faith to empower herself, her peers, and women everywhere. by Nastia...
East Bay Express  |  10-29-2014  |  Ear Bud

Review: Nightcrawler

"If it bleeds, it leads." by Kelly Vance Anyone could tell Lou Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal), the focal point of Nightcrawler,...
East Bay Express  |  10-29-2014  |  Ear Bud

Not All Arizona Republic Journalists Landed Job After Reapplying for a Position

Several Arizona Republic editorial staff members failed to land a job after being forced to reapply for a position at...
Phoenix New Times  |  10-29-2014  |  Valley Fever

YAK Car Pic of the Day

It’s Hump Day, so why not a couple of these high-fendered AMC Javelins? The yellow one with the white vinyl...
Artvoice  |  10-29-2014  |  Artvoice Daily

Mood Rings unveils new songs before going on hiatus

Sadly, Mood Rings time together is coming to an end, at least for the time being, according to the group's...
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  10-28-2014  |  Crib Notes

NASA Rocket Carrying Supplies to ISS Explodes On Takeoff

My first reaction: Why are NASA rockets carrying supplies to ISIS? Oh, wait: International Space Station, not Islamic State In...
The Stranger  |  10-28-2014  |  Slog

Thieves Steal 46 Bicycles from Local Shop Bay Area Bikes

Over the weekend, thieves broke into local bike shop, Bay Area Bikes, (2400 Broadway, Oakland) and stole 46 bicycles. Owner Glenda...
East Bay Express  |  10-28-2014  |  Ear Bud

David Suzuki: Meet flupyradifurone, the new F-word

Commentary »This new F-word is bad news for bees.David Suzuki: Meet flupyradifurone, the new F-word...

Today's Song of the Day Is Grace Jones' "Slave to the Rhythm"

Every death is the end of the whole world. When you die, everything else dies. There is no end that...
The Stranger  |  10-28-2014  |  Slog

Suspected Cat Killings in Palmetto Bay Turns Out to be Probably Just More Dogs

In a bit of a twist on the old saying, dog bites cat isn't news... unless everyone thought it was...
Miami New Times  |  10-28-2014  |  Riptide 2.0

Kill "Pitbullshit," Fake DJs in New Video Game

Does Pitbull's "Timber" make you wanna murder? Are you effin' fed up with fake DJs like Paris Hilton getting paid...
Miami New Times  |  10-28-2014  |  Crossfade

Local Vodka Company Dicül Facing "Corporate Bullying"

David Pierre-Louis, owner of Lucid cocktail lounge in the U District, has been trying to get his own brand of...
The Stranger  |  10-28-2014  |  Slog

NASA Rocket Explodes After Launch

Well, it looks like the astronauts will have to wait a little longer for their snacks and supplies. An unmanned...
Houston Press  |  10-28-2014  |  Hairballs

Annexed tract will bring jobs, city says

Colorado Springs City Council has approved the annexation of property for a manufacturer of oil and gas products and services,...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  10-28-2014  |  Indy Blog

Controversial feminist Sheila Jeffreys to appear on WORT, prompting complaints on behalf of transgender community

A controversial feminist known for her negative portrayal of transgender people will be featured on a WORT 89.9 FM show,...
Isthmus  |  10-28-2014  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

SL Letter of the Day: As One Is Wont to Do

Originally posted on December 12, 2012. At a dinner party, a straight man put a question to my boyfriend and...
The Stranger  |  10-28-2014  |  Slog

Marijuana Study: Legalization Hasn't Hurt or Helped Colorado as Much as Predicted

An unexpected result of Colorado's legalization of limited marijuana sales for recreational purposes has been a rise in the number...
Westword  |  10-28-2014  |  Lastest Word

How Mayor Ed Murray Is Stumbling on Gender Pay Equity

Kelly OMAYOR ED MURRAY has a less than impressive commitment to gender pay equity at city hall."The Mayor’s Proposed Budget...
The Stranger  |  10-28-2014  |  Slog

Hidden-Camera Actress Who Was the Subject of Catcalls Is a Sexual-Assault Survivor

Don't. Read. The comments. As if you needed a reminder. Filmmaker Rob Bliss and actress Shoshana Roberts teamed up with...
The Village Voice  |  10-28-2014  |  Runnin' Scared

B.C. Trans Advocacy Day seeks end to long waits for sex reassignment surgery

Straight Talk »Morgane Oger asserts that transgender people have suffered from a “history of neglect and poor treatment”.B.C. Trans Advocacy...

Rocket blows up in Virginia after lifting off for International Space Station

Rocket blows up in Virginia after lifting off for International Space StationAn unmanned rocket exploded shortly after liftoff today (October...
The Georgia Straight  |  10-28-2014  |  Views

The case of Jian Ghomeshi: commentary from the anti-violence frontline

Commentary »Though this story may seem exceptional, it has many commonalities with other men’s attacks on women.The case of Jian...

VIVO needs help saving Canada's first LGBT TV series Gayblevision

VIVO needs help saving Canada's first LGBT TV series GayblevisionThe first Canadian TV series made by and for LGBT people...
The Georgia Straight  |  10-28-2014  |  Views

Vote, Damn You: Legal Pot is Neck and Neck. Here's Why You Should Vote Yes

The race over Measure 91, Oregon's latest stab at legal pot, has grown insanely tight in the last couple months...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-28-2014  |  Blog Town, PDX

Big Kaanapali Beach Restoration Takes Small Step Forward

Way back in 1964, when the Ka‘anapali Resort was still in its infancy, its owner American Factors paid for a...
Maui Time  |  10-28-2014  |  MauiFeed

How to Respond to a Negative Review (Write Like Lauren Slater & Also Don't Stalk Anyone)

I never thought we’d actually have to tell grownup authors not to stalk reviewers.— Megan Erickson (@MeganErickson_) October 18, 2014...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-28-2014  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Uptown Nightclub to Close Next Week

Larry Trujillo, manager and co-owner of the Uptown Nightclub (1928 Telegraph Ave.), has confirmed that the venue will close next week...
East Bay Express  |  10-28-2014  |  Ear Bud

It's Happening Tonight!

MUSIC—It's been six months since beloved Canadian duo Chromeo last came to town, spraying fire-hose-velocity disco-funk onto your sullied dancing...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-28-2014  |  Blog Town, PDX

North Van mayoral candidate Kerry Morris wrote this disgustingly homophobic email

North Van mayoral candidate Kerry Morris wrote this disgustingly homophobic emailDo you want this guy responding to your emails to...
The Georgia Straight  |  10-28-2014  |  Views

Reader: Throw the Book at Casey Nocket for Defacing Rocky Mountain National Park

Adam Roy's post about Casey Nocket, a wannabe artist accused of using acrylic paint to deface a number of natural...
Westword  |  10-28-2014  |  Lastest Word

Fast-Food Workers Make $20 an Hour in Denmark

NYT: On a recent afternoon, Hampus Elofsson ended his 40-hour workweek at a Burger King and prepared for a movie...
The Stranger  |  10-28-2014  |  Slog

New Complaint Directed at Election Commission Administration

Another skirmish has occurred on the ever-active battlefront involving Shelby County Election Administrator Rich Holden, on the one hand, and...

The Needle: Mourning George Washington

And yes, the Red Line really does suck...
Washington City Paper  |  10-28-2014  |  City Desk

MT readers: Let's see those Halloween costumes!

Halloween is almost here, so you'd better have your costume ready. What are you being this year?… [ Read more...
Metro Times  |  10-28-2014  |  Blogs

Gov. Scott Walker has sizable cash advantage over Mary Burke on the eve of election

No one can deny that spending by often-shadowy outside groups plays a huge role in elections. But much of the...
Isthmus  |  10-28-2014  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

NPA park board platform includes promises to maintain parks, fund new pools

Municipal Election »As part of its park board platform, the NPA is vowing to “restore relationships” with community centre associations...

Glenn Beck Traded His Relevance for Wealth

Rena Schild / Shutterstock.com Yeah, you're about five years too late.A lot of people laughed when Glenn Beck left Fox...
The Stranger  |  10-28-2014  |  Slog

'Lakeview Terrace' Takes Liberties with One Couple's True Story

It seems Neil LaBute's Lakeview Terrace is an artistic rendition of the real-life story of John and Mellaine Hamilton, an interracial Altadena couple that has been locked in a number of bitter disputes with next-door neighbor Irsie Henry, an African-American former LAPD officer who has ended up in court over his disagreements with the Hamiltons.
Pasadena Weekly  |  Carl Kozlowski  |  09-23-2008  |  Movies

Vampire Culture: Jake Gyllenhaal Goes Dark

Social satire doesn’t get much blacker than it does in “Nightcrawler.”
Cityview  |  Cole Smithey  |  10-28-2014  |  Reviews

Attorneys: Darren Wilson Indictment Unlikely

Darren Wilson will not be charged with first-degree murder, and there's a good chance he won't be indicted for any crime, say attorneys who are following -- but are not directly involved -- in the grand-jury investigation of the Ferguson police officer.
Riverfront Times  |  Chad Garrison  |  10-28-2014  |  Crime & Justice