New Ownership, Renovations Coming to Cafe Du Nord -- Future of Live Music Unclear [UPDATED] -
"MacNiven writes in a follow-up email: "I am intending for live music to stay [at Cafe Du Nord]… Once the hall re-opens, my ultimate goal would be to have a better live music experience than exists now."
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2013-12-1) From Last.fm -
Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
The 50 Best Songs of 2013 :: Blogs :: List of the Day :: Music :: Paste
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Barsuk on Barsuk by Megan Seling - The Stranger, Seattle's Only Newspaper -
"When did I receive Ultimatum? And who sent it to me? I have no idea. But the point is that it arrived at my house and I played it, and it’s been one of my go-tos ever since. Just six songs, but good lord! They stand up and they stand up and they still stand up. The lyrics, the poignant minor chords, and that fabulous John Roderick voice. I believe this was recorded in his "I’m missing my front tooth, so go fuck yourself" phase. This record makes me want to lovingly bash out his entire jaw."
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And if you look inside a platypus, you’ll find another weird feature: its gullet connects directly to its intestines. There’s no sac in the middle that secrete powerful acids and digestive enzymes. — How The Platypus And A Quarter Of Fishes Lost Their Stomachs
Modern Moms Aren't as Busy as 1960s Moms Were - Atlantic Mobile -
"If mothers set examples for children, they’re increasingly modeling a screen- and car-based existence, which probably doesn’t bode well for either their own or their kids’ health. Not only does a pregnant woman’s body mass index impact the health of her fetus, the report authors say kids raised by sedentary caregivers are less likely to have healthy habits themselves."
When Children Weren’t Cherished « The Dish -
Obviously, when infants died as often as they did back then, it didn’t make sense to get too attached until they proved to be survivors. But this still seems weird from my modern perspective.
"Historians find, for example, no evidence during the period that the English wore or displayed symbols of mourning when young children died and that the French commonly buried young children in the backyard like Americans bury pets today. Colonial Americans called newborns “it” or “the little stranger.” While the death of young children was greeted with sorrow, the next born child often took the name of its departed sibling."
The Stakes in the Hobby Lobby Birth Control Case : The New Yorker -
"Can any religious person who owns a company refuse to pay for insurance that would cover any health-care procedure or device that he or she doesn’t believe in? What about for transplants, blood transfusions, vaccines, or psychological care? There are religions that object to them all. If you don’t believe women should drive cars, are you morally complicit if you offer coverage for any injuries she might get in an accident?"
No More "Go Niners": Muni Stops Running Promotional Messages On Their Bus Displays -
FINALLY! I always found this super annoying. Just tell me the goddamned bus route number!
China's Struggle With Hepatitis B Discrimination - Atlantic Mobile -
"Despite a 2010 law banning Hep B tests in job and school admission applications, 61 percent of state-run companies continue to use the test as a part of their pre-employment screening process, according to the latest human rights report of the U.S. State Department. Companies collaborate with hospitals to test applicants in secret during the hiring process, and employees are fired if they test positive during annual physical checkups."
Google’s Mysterious Maps « The Dish -
“(T)here is a crucial difference between what Google is doing and what went before, which is not simply about scale: it concerns the computerized source code used to build its geospatial applications…For obvious commercial reasons, Google does not disclose the specific details of its code, which means that for the first time in recorded history, a world view is being constructed according to information which is not publicly and freely available.”
How To Choose a Healthy Snack Bar | Fooducate -
I eat a Builder’s Bar for breakfast every morning, and I thought this post had some useful information. The following, however, is downright wrong — I keep careful track of my protein, and usually get enough, but if you’re very active/athletic or for other reasons want a high-protein diet, you will sometimes need to supplement. (If you eat meat, however, you get more than enough protein from that.)
"Americans get more than enough protein in their diet, so buying a bar that has been pumped up with soy and whey protein isolates makes no sense."