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Frozen Flagpoles, Sexy Leg Lamps, and the Red Ryder: Remembering “A Christmas Story” on its 35th Anniversary   

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A Christmas Story should be remembered as a small film that had a very large impact.” – Caseen Gaines, author of A Christmas Story: Behind the Scenes of a Holiday Classic

The Digital Bits and History, Legacy & Showmanship are pleased to present this retrospective commemorating the 35th anniversary of the release of A Christmas Story, the humorous and now-classic Christmas-themed film based upon the writings of Jean Shepherd and directed by Bob Clark (Black Christmas, Porky’s).

Featuring Melinda Dillon (Close Encounters of the Third Kind), Darren McGavin (Kolchak: The Night Stalker) and Peter Billingsley (The Dirt Bike Kid) as Ralphie, A Christmas Story opened in theaters across North America 35 years ago this month, and for the occasion The Bits features a Q&A with a trio of historians and pop culture authorities who discuss the film’s enduring appeal. [Read on here...]

The participants are (in alphabetical order)….

Eugene B. Bergmann is the author of Excelsior, You Fathead! The Art and Enigma of Jean Shepherd (Applause, 2004). Bergmann’s other books include Rio Amazonas (Xlibris, 2001) and (as editor) Shep’s Army: Bummers, Blisters, & Boondoggles (Jean Shepherd, Opus, 2013). His blog is Shepquest: The World of Jean Shepherd (shepquest.wordpress.com).

Eugene Bergmann

Thomas A. Christie is the author of A Righteously Awesome Eighties Christmas (Extremis, 2016). Christie has written numerous other books, including The Spectrum of Adventure: A Brief History of Interactive Fiction on the Sinclair ZX Spectrum (Extremis, 2016), Mel Brooks: Genius and Loving It! (Crescent Moon, 2015), The James Bond Movies of the 1980s (Crescent Moon, 2013), The Christmas Movie Book (Crescent Moon, 2011), John Hughes and Eighties Cinema: Teenage Hopes and American Dreams (Crescent Moon, 2009), and The Cinema of Richard Linklater (Crescent Moon, 2008). His latest book, Contested Mindscapes: Exploring Approaches to Dementia in Modern Popular Culture is due for publication later this month from Extremis. He is a member of The Royal Society of Literature, The Society of Authors and The Federation of Writers Scotland. He is online at www.tomchristiebooks.co.uk.

Thomas A Christie

Caseen Gaines is the author of A Christmas Story: Behind the Scenes of a Holiday Classic (ECW Press, 2013). Gaines is a high school English teacher and co-founder of the Hackensack Theatre Company. His other books include The Dark Crystal: The Ultimate Visual History (Insight Editions, 2017), We Don’t Need Roads: The Making of the Back to the Future Trilogy (Plume, 2015), and Inside Pee-wee’s Playhouse: The Untold, Unauthorized, and Unpredictable Story of a Pop Phenomenon (ECW Press, 2011), and he has also written for The A.V. Club, Decider, Rolling Stone, and Vanity Fair. He is online at www.caseengaines.com and on social media @caseengaines

Caseen Gaines

The interviews were conducted separately and have been edited into a “roundtable” conversation format.

Michael Coate (The Digital Bits): How do you think A Christmas Story should be remembered on its 35th anniversary?

Eugene B. Bergmann: A Christmas Story is a well-deserved, perennial favorite for holiday viewing. It’s a very funny, clever, and, indeed, pointed commentary on the life and ways of kids. It also comments on the way Christmas has been so heavily co-opted by movies and our society as a whole. For these reasons A Christmas Story deserves a permanent place in American culture. It comments on our gift-oriented way of life, and it does its commenting in a subtle/funny way. Not only as Ralphie goes about promoting his BB gun desires, but as narrator, Jean Shepherd, comments while the family opens its Christmas morning gifts – he says their response is “unbridled avarice,” not the most appropriate way to celebrate the birth of Jesus.

The film should be recognized as a major expression of Jean Shepherd’s legacy. Those reading the opening titles will note four of them devoted to Shepherd: the film is based on his works; the incidents depicted come from his book of kid stories, In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash; Shepherd co-wrote the film’s script; the voice throughout, of Ralphie as a grown-up, is that of Jean Shepherd.

Thomas A. Christie: I think there’s a good reason why A Christmas Story still enjoys such an esteemed reputation thirty-five years after it first appeared in cinemas, and that is the fact that it captures so perfectly the careful balance between wistful nostalgia for a bygone age and the actual realities of family life with all its idiosyncrasies and occasional absurdities. As the narrator perceptively points out, Christmas is the epicenter of any kid’s year, and we see all the trappings of youth being expressed in larger-than-life terms as though they were high drama. Though the movie may be set in the 1940s, it says so much about childhood that is universal that anyone from the early eighties could easily relate to it, and the characters were so genuinely likeable that even now they are fun to spend time with.

Caseen Gaines: A Christmas Story should be remembered as a small film that had a very large impact. The movie really is a series of vignettes of everyday life, but something about that simplicity made it so universal to everyone who saw it. When you think about the movies that really make a big splash today, they’re filled with special effects and major movie stars. The beauty of A Christmas Story is while, yes, writer Jean Shepherd and director Bob Clark had major successes prior to this film, and yes, several of the actors were very well-known at the time it was released, the enduring beauty of the movie lies in its story and accessibility. Who doesn’t know what it feels like to want something and consistently be told “no”?

A Christmas Story newspaper adCoate: Can you describe what it was like seeing A Christmas Story for the first time?

Bergmann: I didn’t see it when it opened in 1983. When I caught up to it soon after Jean Shepherd died in 1999, I failed to sufficiently appreciate it, but as my family and I have watched it every year since, as broadcast by Turner for 24 hours straight starting Christmas Eve, I’ve come to enjoy it a lot. My wife and I laugh at so many of the funny bits even though we’ve seen them so many times and know just when and how they are about to appear again. That’s how well done this film is.

Christie: It seems strange to believe now, given how enduringly popular A Christmas Story has been in the United States, but here in Britain it didn’t make all that much of an impact when it was first released. In the UK, arguably the best-remembered Christmas movie of 1983 was John Landis’s Trading Places – ironically, a feature that isn’t really considered to be a Christmas movie at all by most critics in the US. But though I didn’t see A Christmas Story until the film was around twenty years old or so, it had by then enjoyed such a stellar reputation within American popular culture that so much of its content was already familiar – Flick getting his tongue stuck to an icy flagpole, Ralphie’s titanic battle of wits with Scut Farkus, and of course Mr. Parker’s infamous “leg lamp.” So the film’s rock-solid cult following came as no surprise.

Gaines: I remember seeing A Christmas Story for the first time and thinking it was actually a very old movie, not made in 1983! I grew up loving the original Our Gang (Little Rascals) comedies, and thought there was a very similar energy to the movie. The flag pole scene was, of course, incredibly impressionable. I had heard of that rumor before seeing the movie, but never actually seen someone fall victim to it. As a black kid in suburban New Jersey, one might not think the film would strike such a strong chord, but it really did. I saw so much truth in all of those characters.

Coate: In what way is A Christmas Story a significant motion picture?

Bergmann: Many people respond to the film with nostalgia, but a perceptive viewer will see that it expresses a sensitive and witty view of the world of kids, families and holidays. It also presents Jean Shepherd’s overall philosophy of life – note that every scene (as we laugh at them all) is somehow a disaster: poor Flick with his tongue stuck to the pole; the dogs snatching Christmas turkey; the longed for BB gun nearly shooting Ralphie’s eye out, etc. The film’s director, Bob Clark, noted that A Christmas Story is “…an odd combination of reality and spoof and satire.” Jean Shepherd hated nostalgia. As the dogs go tramping toward the kitchen’s Christmas turkey, past the oblivious father, narrator Shepherd, presenting his ironic philosophy, says, “Ah, life is like that. Sometimes at the height of our revelries, when our joy is at its zenith, when all is most right with the world, the most unthinkable disasters descend upon us.”

As much as I and millions of others can appreciate the nostalgic aspects of the film, one should note that the metal sign that appears sideways and to which Ralphie attaches his BB gun target, is the cause of the ricochet that nearly shoots his eye out – the dastardly sign, proclaiming a long-gone product and era, is emblazoned with the lovely scripted words: GOLDEN AGE. I strongly suspect that – as all we viewers sigh in the warm glow of nostalgia during the ending, that sweet conclusion of mom and dad watching the snow fall and Ralphie in bed embracing his dangerous BB gun – that warm glow was probably mandated by the film studio as the only way to commercially end a story about Christmas.

Gaines: A Christmas Story is a significant motion picture because, somewhat ironically, it shows the power of radio and television. The stories that make up the film largely come from Jean Shepherd’s radio broadcasts and short stories, and it was by listening to the radio that Bob Clark first fell in love with Shep’s characters and childhood experiences. The movie really wasn’t a success when it first hit theaters, but thanks to cable television and the still-ongoing Christmas marathons, the movie found an ever-increasing audience. About as many people who watch the Super Bowl each year tune in, at some point, to the annual marathon. That’s fascinating.

Coate: In what way was Bob Clark an ideal choice to direct A Christmas Story, and where do you think the film ranks among his body of work?

Christie: Bob Clark had already made a huge contribution to Christmas cinema in the form of the wonderfully atmospheric Black Christmas in 1974 – a movie which became a cult classic for entirely different reasons, effectively launching the Christmas horror as a whole new subgenre and paving the way for films like Christmas Evil (1980) and Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984). Naturally A Christmas Story is a world away from the shadowy suspense of Black Christmas, and the sense of sheer warmth, nostalgia and childhood innocence make it about as far removed from Clark’s earlier work as it was possible to imagine. So in that sense, Clark demonstrated considerable range in presenting this diametrically opposed rendering of the festive season in comparison to his earlier work. It seemed appropriate, given his diversity as a filmmaker – lest we forget that this is the same director who brought us Breaking Point (1976), Murder By Decree (1979) and Tribute (1980), to say nothing of the raucous Porky’s (1982). Intriguingly, of course, Clark’s ill-fated attempt to recapture the magic of A Christmas Story in its belated sequel, It Runs in the Family (1994), was an object lesson in the futility of trying to catch lightning in a bottle.

Gaines: Bob Clark was an ideal choice, but you may not realize it based on his previous films at the time of A Christmas Story’s release. He truly understood what made those stories connect with the audience and, most importantly, he had this uncanny ability to draw great performances out of his actors and make moments that we’ve all seen in our everyday lives seem like a revelation on screen. Porky’s is obviously a very popular film of his, but it’s no surprise that when he passed away, most of his obituaries mentioned A Christmas Story first and foremost among his body of work.

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Coate: Where do you think A Christmas Story ranks among Jean Shepherd’s body of work?

Bergmann: Because the film encapsulates many of Shepherd’s ideas and humor in a form that millions enjoy, it’s valuable. A Christmas Story is the most visible and popular work of Jean Shepherd. His most ardent enthusiasts consider it a very good piece, but not his best claim to fame and the appellation “genius.” That belongs to his decades of improvised monologues and story-telling on radio that influenced aspiring young intellectuals of New York and surrounding territory. Slyly funny on his broadcasts, he taught us to observe, think, and appreciate American culture and the immensely quirky and delightful humanity around us. We listeners are indebted to him for helping to make us more perceptive observers of our world. For example, Jerry Seinfeld, in his “Season 6” DVD sets of his television show, commented, “He really formed my entire comedic sensibility. I learned how to do comedy from Jean Shepherd.”

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Bergmann: I’m not a good judge of how it ranks among Christmas-themed films because I’ve only seen tiny bits of a couple of the many recent ones – I suspect they’re no better than the average, mindless sitcom. I love A Christmas Story and I avoid the rest.

Christie: Certainly within the canon of Christmas movies throughout the 1980s, A Christmas Story can hold its head high. After a long wilderness period throughout the 1960s and 70s, where there was comparatively little in the way of Christmas-themed cinema (with most of the prominent festive features appearing on TV at the time), suddenly the genre burst back into life in the eighties, and by appearing early in the decade A Christmas Story is now closely associated with this renewal in public and critical interest. It may not have enjoyed the huge publicity of Santa Claus: The Movie (1985), displayed the gleeful subversiveness of Gremlins (1984) or the dark humor of Scrooged (1988), but its good-natured take on what it means to be a child during the tortuously long build-up to the festive season – having to impatiently endure school when all you can think of is the allure of opening Christmas presents – has cemented itself into the public consciousness for good reason. Certainly the movie’s regular marathon screenings over Christmas are understandable, given the way in which it has so successfully established itself across generations as a firm favorite with audiences.

Gaines: Christmas movies are so personal to so many people, so everyone will have a different answer to that question, but I clearly think A Christmas Story is one of the most significant Christmas-themed movies of all time. No other film that I know of has an annual 24-hour marathon, and let’s be honest, when you can make a sexy leg lamp and a Pepto-Bismol-colored pink bunny suit symbols of Christmas, you’ve done something right! It’s easy to turn a movie like Elf into a holiday classic; all the elements are there. But A Christmas Story is so beautifully honest and simple, and subversive at times, it’s great to see the legs the movie has had – pun fully intended!

Coate: What is the legacy of A Christmas Story?

Bergmann: The film’s popularity has resulted in a yearly-produced stage play in scores of towns, a musical Broadway production, many theme products, and the “A Christmas Story House” where parts of the film were made and where visitors can tour a recreation of the film house’s interior. There’s a popular book of reprinted A Christmas Story-related tales and a major behind-the-scenes, illustrated coffee-table book. Those are part of the legacy, but there’s also the importance of Shepherd as its creator.

For me the film’s legacy is that it may forever be by far the most prominently known vessel of Jean Shepherd’s world. As fine as it is, Shepherd deserves more recognition in America’s pantheon of creative forces. For those who care to hear his radio voice, one can find hundreds of complete broadcasts on the Internet – free or cheaply for sale on eBay and elsewhere. Acquire them so that at night, when the cares of the world are shoved aside, relax, open your sensibilities, and absorb the unique and always unexpected commentary by ol’ Shep. (One never knows what quirky mix will ensue.) Maybe he’ll tell a story, maybe he’ll comment on the passing scene, maybe he’ll describe his trip to headhunter country of Peru’s Amazon when he helped deliver 500 pounds of Luden’s cough drops to the natives, or maybe he’ll expertly render a little ditty on nose flute, Jew’s harp, or kazoo. Or maybe he’ll knock out a tune by thumping his knuckles on his head.

Long live Jean Shepherd and his A Christmas Story.

Christie: Fittingly enough, for a movie that is so closely associated with nostalgia, A Christmas Story has benefited from audience fondness of its backwards-looking recollections of the golden age of Christmas cinema in the 1940s and 50s as well as now being affectionately remembered by any children of the eighties who grew up with the film at the time. Thus its evocation of what it means to be a child in the approach to Christmas has never lost its relevance, just as its refusal to present too rose-tinted a view of family life (we see many of the disappointments as well as the joys of youth) feels commendably fresh given the occasionally saccharine tendency that the genre has to idealize hearth and home. As the narrator Ralphie himself wistfully admits, there would never be another Christmas quite like the one we see in A Christmas Story, and I’m sure that statement is true for many of the movie’s fans as well.

Gaines: A Christmas Story is proof that low-budget, small-scale movies can stand the test of time. It is such a testament to Jean Shepherd’s ability to recapture his youth into words, and Bob Clark’s ability to communicate that on screen, all through great performances. No one who worked on that film thought we would be talking about it 35 years later, but now everyone involved knows that 35 years from now, it will still be entertaining new generations of fans. That’s a legacy to be proud of.

Coate: Thank you – Eugene, Thomas, and Caseen – for sharing your thoughts about A Christmas Story on the occasion of its 35th anniversary.

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- Michael Coate

Michael Coate can be reached via e-mail through this link. (You can also follow Michael on social media at these links: Twitter and Facebook)

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Kylie Jenner and Drake have been sparking romance rumors lately after a series of hangouts, but not everything is always what it seems. While the beauty mogul was spotted attending the Grammy winner's birthday and Halloween parties in recent weeks, a source close to Drake tells E! News that the celebs are not romantically involved.

"Kylie and Drake are not romantic. They have always been good friends and have been hanging out more that Kylie is single and Drake is in town at his house in Calabasas," a second source tells E! News. "It's a convenient friendship buts it's strictly platonic."

"Drake is notorious for flirting with all of his girlfriends and him and Kylie have a great dynamic," the insider continues, adding that Drake, 33, and Kylie, 22, are "into the same things" and Drake will "come over and chill" with Kylie and daughter Stormi Webster "from time to time."

The source adds, "They aren't hooking up but Kylie is enjoying having him around."

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The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star and the "God's Plan" artist are actually neighbors, living in the same area north of Los Angeles.

"They are definitely spending time together and seeing each other more frequently," a source close to Kylie tells E! News. "She's very comfortable with him because she's known him for so long. It may turn into something more than friends. She's exploring things and is happy to be seeing him. But she considers herself to be single."

It was just over a month ago that Kylie's split from beau Travis Scott was revealed to the world. E! News learned in early October that the couple, who share daughter Stormi, decided to press pause on their relationship after two years together.

So, what does Travis think about the relationship speculation involving Kylie and Drake?

"Travis is aware that Drake has been around Kylie more recently and isn't fazed," a source close to the Astroworld artist tells E! News. "Drake and Travis are good friends and Travis knows that Drake wouldn't cross the line."

"Travis thinks that him and Kylie will get back together eventually and isn't worried about it," the insider continues. "Him and Kylie still spend a lot of time together and are regularly talking so he is not intimidated by Drake at all. Travis is busy working on his new music and has been traveling recently, but is always excited when he gets to spend time with Stormi and Kylie."

The source adds that Travis, Kylie and Stormi "will be together for all of the upcoming holidays."

According to the insider, "Kylie does not feel it would be fair to exclude Travis from the family activities and wants him around Stormi to share those special moments."

Where Kylie Jenner and Drake Really Stand Amid Romance Rumors originally appeared on Eonline.com

          

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Historic preservation in DC prioritizes loud neighbors, not fine buildings   

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DC has many more historically protected buildings than cities several times our size. This surfeit of historic structures results from several factors, notably the broad application of rather vague criteria for designation. As Roger Lewis has written, “the HPRB decision is inevitably a judgment call because much of the evidence for historic designation is inherently subjective.”

Once acquired, historic designation requires even simple renovation plans to clear numerous additional hurdles, incurring additional reviews, hearings, and redesigns that can cost many thousands of dollars, and possibly resulting in outright denial. The delays, uncertainty, and subjective judgments intrinsic to this process makes it the perfect legal cover for busybodies attempting to keep the status quo permanently so.

The biggest weapon in the arsenal

These squeaky wheels turn to historic preservation because it’s the most powerful regulatory tool in a municipality's land-use arsenal. Zoning is strictly limited to regulating broad aspects of a building like its size, shape, and use. As the Supreme Court described in Nectow vs. Cambridge, “zoning… cannot be imposed if it does not bear a substantial relation to the public health, safety, morals, or general welfare.” No one can reasonably say that public morals are jeopardized when the neighbors paint their window shutters hot pink.

That often leaves preservation laws as the only legal remedy a city has to shape a building's appearance. Preservation is only meant to apply in limited circumstances, to buildings of “a special character or special historical or aesthetic interest or value” (as the Penn Central case, which established the constitutional validity of local preservation designations, says). Once it’s in force, preservation concerns get the final say over just about everything else that might be on a community’s wish list, whether it’s sustainability, affordability, or occupant comfort.

A rush to judgment

Since every resident “squeaky wheel” is invited to request historic designation for just about any site in the District, many do — and overwhelmingly, they succeed. A map of DC's historic designations (many of which are historic districts) shows how they're concentrated in DC's most economically privileged areas. While few buildings in Wards 3, 4, 5, 7, and 8 predate the 20th century, Ward 3 has considerably more historically designated structures than its counterparts.

Base map generated from AtlasPlus. Image by the author.

Historic designation applications closely follow development pressures, as Joe Cortright points out: “if other neighborhoods in the city are designated as ‘historic’ and yours isn’t, then you’re more likely to bear the brunt of development pressures. What makes sense from the standpoint of an individual neighborhood quickly leads to a situation that’s bad for a city.”

This rush by loud neighbors to stave off development through historic protections have resulted in numerous unremarkable buildings finding their way onto DC’s historic inventory. One infamous case involves a strip mall parking lot in Spring Valley — not the only local historic strip-mall parking lot, even though that very idea is considered laughable elsewhere. Its structures were deemed worthy of preservation because, as the nomination form points out, they “are unique in the District of Columbia. Developed by one firm and designed or inspired by one architectural vision, the buildings comprise a cluster that reflects national trends in architecture, merchandising, planning, and retail expansion.” In short, it deserves preservation because it's a strip mall, and strip malls are rare within the boundaries of DC — never mind that they're hardly endangered in Maryland, just three blocks away.

Buildings with blue backgrounds have been designated as historic. Buildings in red were designed by I.M. Pei's firm. The one circled in yellow is a condominium. Base map generated from AtlasPlus. Image by the author.

Across town, I.M. Pei's architecture firm designed seven Brutalist high-rises for developer William Zeckendorf in Southwest Washington: three at L'Enfant Plaza and four at Waterside Mall. Two of them are on the National Register — not the best, not the largest, not the least-altered, not the one Pei most directly shaped, not the one most indicative of his style. Instead, the “historic” ones include one building that happened to be gut-rehabbed and converted to condos, and its condo board was upset by a proposal to build on an adjacent parking lot.

Still not special enough? A district often has lower standards

The arbitrary nature of historic designations was made abundantly clear by DC’s historic preservation staff in a rare 2015 recommendation to deny a historic landmark application for a house in Petworth. In it, they said that the house itself wasn’t that special. Yet, if pulled together with its equally unremarkable neighbors, they cumulatively would clear the bar for architectural significance: “[T]he Board has denied applications to designate [eight addresses] on the grounds that, as architecture, they were not important enough examples or of special distinction in their neighborhoods. An architectural landmark must be a particularly noteworthy example and must be significant to the District of Columbia… The house at 16 Grant Circle does not alone stand out in this way… while not eligible for listing as an Historic Landmark, the house at 16 Grant Circle would undeniably contribute to a Grant Circle Historic District.” Sure enough, just months later the HPRB created the Grant Circle Historic District, evidently at the behest of some residents who wanted to stop construction of legal pop-ups.

Anywhere a penny-pinching developer stamps out identikit designs, the resulting buildings will all look unremarkable, all together — but as long as that togetherness was a while ago, it's apparently sufficient to warrant historic protection. Never mind that the individual buildings might be middling, that their architectural unity is compromised by “non-contributing” buildings in the middle, or that there might be better examples somewhere else.

Other cities take a proactive approach to preservation planning

Many other places, including Arlington, Chicago, and Los Angeles, have proactively done comprehensive “historic resources surveys,” a process that a National Park Service handbook calls the “basis for preservation planning.” The National Historic Preservation Act even lists the first responsibility of a State Historic Preservation Officer, a role that the Office of Planning plays in DC, as “direct and conduct a comprehensive statewide survey of historic property and maintain inventories of the property.”

In these surveys, planners go out into the field to visit and inventory every single building, and evaluate whether it could potentially meet the predetermined criteria for historic designation because of its age, architectural merit, or context. A comprehensive survey is the first step in a proactive approach to preservation that identifies and saves those buildings of greatest historic value — whether the oldest structures, the most noteworthy and influential designs, the best-kept examples of various types and styles, or places that shaped important individuals, events, or movements.

A survey could identify the best examples of particular building types, like those from a certain era, style, architect, or use, and make preservation of the most notable structures a high priority. By doing so, it would guarantee that the stories that those types tell are being preserved, rather than rescuing everything for all time.

The Jost-Kuhn House on Madison St. NW was built as a farmstead before the Civil War, and is decades older than many houses now being considered for historic designation. It did not become a landmark until after an OP survey of farmhouses. Image by Google Street View.

However, OP doesn't seem very interested in a comprehensive survey. It has completed many smaller surveys covering neighborhoods and themes, but even its current preservation plan still sees completing a comprehensive citywide survey as a distant goal for some far-off future year. Instead, it advances still more smaller thematic surveys, e.g., of Georgetown alleys, downtown Modernism, and old farmhouses. The most recent attempt at a District-wide inventory was done by the Joint Committee on Landmarks in the 1960s.

Relying instead on a reactive approach to preservation does an injustice to legitimately interesting buildings whose histories have yet to be uncovered, while also bloating the historic inventory with many other buildings of middling merit. A survey-based approach could not only save more hidden treasures — it probably would have resulted in fewer but higher-quality designations. Chicago's historic resources survey found only 17,371 properties citywide that were even potentially eligible for designation as historic, or just two percent of its structures.

Are we collecting, or hoarding?

Randy Frost, a psychologist who studies hoarding, makes this distinction: “When a collector expands acquisitions beyond well-defined collections… it becomes a hoarding problem.”

Institutions that take their collections seriously have well-defined rules for what enters their collections, because of what philosopher G. K. Chesterton called “the eternal revolution”: “If you leave a white post alone it will soon be a black post. If you particularly want it to be white you must be always painting it again; that is, you must be always having a revolution.”

The Corcoran had a magnificent collection of art, but not all of it was deemed appropriate for the NGA's collection. Image licensed under Creative Commons.

The National Gallery of Art was recently offered the contents of the Corcoran museum, but only took half the pieces. As Peggy Loar, the Corcoran's interim president, told the Post: “If they [NGA] take it in, they have it forever — so they have a big fiduciary responsibility to the United States taxpayer.”

Historic building designation also creates a big fiduciary responsibility: it burdens all future generations of residents with the job of maintaining a building forever, even after its original use and structure have become obsolete.

Preservation costs nothing today, but a lot tomorrow

Maintaining past generations' memories also carries another price: by making urban land more scarce and more expensive, it can hurt future generations' ability to build their own places and create their own memories.

The Obama White House's “Housing Development Toolkit” specifically called out “arbitrary or antiquated preservation regulations” among local policies that discourage new housing development — an “accumulation of even well-intentioned land-use policies [that] can restrict housing availability; create uncertainty for developers and limit private investment; exacerbate the imbalance between jobs and housing; and induce urban sprawl.” (At the time, DC’s planning director dismissed the report, saying they’ve implemented most of its suggestions.)

In New York, preservation and development groups recently issued conflicting reports about whether historic preservation stifles economic growth and housing affordability. The debate has led to some changes in how long landmark designation can take.

If DC wants historic preservation to remain a useful tool for broader planning, rather than one that takes over the entire planning system, it should become more discerning about what it adds to its collection of historic buildings.

Top image: Rowhouses within a proposed Kingman Park historic district. Thousands of 1920s and 1930s rowhouses in DC already have historic protection, and the proposed district would add hundreds more. Image by Google Street View used with permission.

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Beware the starchitects, beware repetition   

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DC resident Jeff Speck wrote Suburban Nation, the best-selling book about city planning since Jane Jacobs. Greater Greater Washington is pleased to present 3 weekly excerpts from his new book, Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time.

We’ve come a long way since the seventies, when every city endeavored to build its own version of Boston’s fortress-like City Hall, a structure that only architects love (yes, I love it). This style of architecture was called brutalism, supposedly after Le Corbusier’s beton brut—rough concrete—but the name stuck for other reasons.

It was characterized by walls so abrasive they could rip your arm open. Happily, this technique is no longer in vogue, but many architects, especially the starchitects, still build blank walls where they least belong.

My old professor, the Spaniard Rafael Moneo, is probably the leading blank wall composer, a veritable Copland of Concrete. In his studios, like all of my architecture-school studios, nobody ever talked about how buildings need to give life to the sidewalk.

We did discuss such things as a façade’s thickness and depth—“sickness and death,” in Moneo’s formidable accent—but these were architectonic qualities, not practical ones. Most architecture schools still promote an intellectual and artistic sensibility that has little patience for such mundane questions as whether a building will sustain pedestrian activity.

This issue was the subject of a now famous exchange that took place at the 2009 Aspen Ideas Festival between Frank Gehry and a prominent audience member, Fred Kent. Kent, who runs the Project for Public Spaces, pointedly asked Gehry why so many “iconic” buildings by star architects fail to give life to the streets and sidewalks around them. Gehry, who was once quoted as saying “I don’t do context,” claimed to be above this criticism, but Kent didn’t buy it. I wasn’t there, so we’ll let The Atlantic’s James Fallows tell the rest:

But the questioner asked one more time, and Gehry did something I found simply incredible and unforgettable. “You are a pompous man,” he said—and waved his hand in a dismissive gesture, much as Louis XIV might have used to wave away some offending underling. He was unmistakably shooing or waving the questioner away from the microphone, as an inferior—again, in a gesture hardly ever seen in post-feudal times.

Gehry was clearly having a bad day, but his imperiousness is worth recounting as a metaphor for some of his work—not all, but some. Kent was no doubt recalling his son Ethan’s visit to Gehry’s masterpiece, the Guggenheim Bilbao, an experience he describes in the Project for Public Spaces website’s “Hall of Shame.” After failing to find the front door and taking note of the treeless, depopulated plaza, Ethan observed a mugging, something he later learned was common there. He adds, “In the span of 10 minutes that we spent around the museum, I witnessed the first mugging of my life—and I’ve lived my entire life in New York City.”

Robberies are no longer very common in New York, but the same goes for Bilbao—except for certain problem places. That one of these places enfronts the Guggenheim is partly Gehry’s fault, the outcome of a landscape (more of a landscrape) conceived as a tabula rasa to show off the building to its best effect. Gehry is actually perfectly capable of contributing to attractive, engaging landscapes—as he has done in Chicago’s Millennium Park—but he rarely does so with his buildings, most of which do not reward proximity. His Disney Hall, in Los Angeles, has about 1500 feet of perimeter, perhaps 1000 feet of which is blank wall of the most slippery sort.

But it’s a concert hall, you say… it needs to have blank walls. Well, take a stroll around the Paris Opera, or even Boston’s Symphony Hall, and let’s talk again. These older buildings’ facades are awash in engaging detail, so that even their blank walls don’t feel blank. Walking next to them is a pleasure.

This discussion reminds me of a wonderful set of drawings by Leon Krier, in which he shows two buildings side by side from three different distances. From far away, we can see that one is a classical palace, the other a modernist glass cube. The palace has its base, middle, and top, while the glass cube is articulated with the horizontal and vertical lines of its large, reflective windows.

As we get closer, the palace reveals its doors, windows, and cornice, while the glass cube remains the same as before: horizontal and vertical lines. Zooming in to just a few paces away, we now observe the palace’s decorative string course, window frames, and the rafter-tails supporting the eaves. Our view of the glass cube is unchanged and mute. We have walked a great distance to its front door but received no reward.

Krier presents these drawings as a powerful argument against modernism. But this is not merely a question of style. Any architectural style—except minimalism, I suppose—is capable of providing those medium- and small-scale details that engage people as they approach and walk by.

The high-tech Pompidou Center, by celebrating its mechanical systems on its exterior, gives life to one of the most successful public spaces in Paris. What matters is not whether the details were crafted by a stone carver or a cold extruder, but whether they exist at all. Too many contemporary architects fail to understand this point, or understand it but don’t care.

But a preponderance of human-scaled detail is still not enough if a streetscape lacks variety. However delicate and lovely a building façade, there is little to entice a walker past 500 feet of it. As Jane Jacobs noted, “Almost nobody travels willingly from sameness to sameness and repetition to repetition, even if the physical effort required is trivial.”

Getting the scale of the detail right is only half the battle; what matters even more is getting the scale of the buildings right, so that each block contains as many different buildings as reasonably possible. Only in this way will the pedestrian be rewarded with the continuously unfolding panorama that comes from many hands at work.

This fact seems to be lost on the vast majority of architects, especially the big names, whose unspoken goal is to claim as much territory as possible for their trademarked signature, even if it means a numbingly repetitive streetscape. It is rarely taught in architecture schools, where there persists a deep misunderstanding of the difference between city planning and architecture, such that most urban design projects are seen as an opportunity to create a single humongous building. Design superstars like Rem Koolhaas, in their giddy celebration of “bigness,” have adopted this confusion as doctrine.

To be fair, egotism and the desire for celebrity are only partly responsible for this orientation. It also comes from an insistence on intellectual honesty. Just as a building supposedly bears the obligation to be “of its time,” it must also be “of its author.” For the designer of a large structure to pretend to be many different designers is to falsify the historical record, especially since the modern myth of the genius architect insists that every designer’s personal style is as unique as his fingerprint.

I still remember (how could I not) the critic at my architectural-school thesis final review who said, “I don’t understand: your two buildings seem to have been designed by two different architects.” My fantasy-world response, twenty years after the fact: “Why, thank you, sir.”

Speck’s book came out on November 13. You can order it on Amazon. For more from the book, see also our first and second excerpts. Speck will also be appearing at Politics & Prose this Saturday.

Top image: Photo by See-ming Lee 李思明 SML on Flickr.

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LA Chargers’ Dean Spanos Uses Salty Language In Denying Rumors That London Is Calling   

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The Los Angeles Chargers are preparing for their final trip to play at the Oakland Raiders with a compelling question tagging along: Is L. A. the team’s real Black Hole?

          

Director of Admissions | The Episcopal School of Los Angeles   

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Behind the Scenes of Toy Photographies   

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As Christmas is fast approaching, toy commercials are already beginning to invade our screens and letter box. On televisions and catalogs, these objects come to life to make children dream and someday end up in their hands. Los Angeles-based self-taught toy photographer, Mitchel Wu wanted to explain in a short video how he proceeds to […]

          

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The 49ers are the last unbeaten team standing - but does that mean success for San Francisco?   

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The San Francisco 49ers are the last undefeated team in the NFL, having rattled off eight straight wins to start the 2019 season. Since 2000, the last undefeated team left standing has won the Super Bowl only once, when the Indianapolis Colts went on to defeat the Chicago Bears at the end of the 2006 season. In that time, the final remaining undefeated team has lost in the Super Bowl on seven occasions, including the previous campaign, when the Los Angeles Rams were beaten by the New England Patriots in February.

          

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Grischa's Cup – Tuesday 5 November, 18:30, PAC   

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Join us for three outstanding dramatic performances & two thrilling cinematic experiences:

Grischa's Cup 

Tuesday 5 November
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Grischa Petram graduated from MIS as a passionate Drama and DP Theater student. He wrote, directed and performed his own play for the Student Directed Competition in 2013 and after graduating, studied film acting in Los Angeles, USA, until a fatal accident in 2016.

The Student Director's Cup is named in honour of this talented, gentle and inspirational student.

Each student director chose a text, cast and crew, and worked independently towards a public performance. The student directors were mentored by MIS alumni.


          

Call Center Representative(s) Needed   

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Bilingual Spanish Call Center Representative(s) Needed   

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HR Resource Center Specialist   

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CA-Los Angeles, Job Summary BDO’s Core Purpose is Helping People Thrive Every Day. Our Core Values reflect how we manage our work, our relationships and ourselves. As an employee of the firm, you will live true to our Core Values of people first, being exceptional every day in every way, embracing change, feeling empowered through knowledge and choosing accountability. Our Core Values are the standards by which w

          

Art Directors Guild To Honor Stephen Myles Berger   

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The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) has announced that Production Designer Stephen Myles Berger will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Set Designers and Model Makers (SDMM) Council at the 24th Annual ADG “Excellence un Production Design” Awards. The 2020 ADG Awards will be held at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown in […]

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Litigation Associate | Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht LLP   

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Los Angeles, California, Please include a cover letter, resume and writing sample with your application.  About us Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht LLP is an elite litigation firm with offices in New York, Boston, Los A

          

Mission, but No Margin: The Tragedy of a Los Angeles Nonprofit’s Demise   

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Sometimes when a nonprofit fails financially, its programs are faltering, too. But this was decidedly not the case with the Youth Policy Institute in Los Angeles.

          

Call Center Representative(s) Needed   

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Bilingual Spanish Call Center Representative(s) Needed   

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Customer Service Representative(s) Needed   

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CA-Los Angeles, Job Description: Growing and Dynamic company in the Beauty Industry is looking to hire multiple Customer Service Representative(s). Function and Responsibilities: Receives (by telephone, email or fax) requests for orders, quotations, and lead times from customers. Makes quotations on standard items, enter orders, and relays pertinent order information to customers. Coordinates with other departmen

          

Raiders Coach Jon Gruden Comes Out Against Thursday Night Football   

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The Raiders will be in the primetime spotlight this week as they take on the Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday night football, but if there’s one person who is NOT looking forward to it, it’s Raiders coach Jon Gruden. Oakland’s head coach Monday came out and basically slammed the idea of team’s playing on Sunday, […]

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Registered Nurse - Advanced Heart Failure Unit - 12-Hour Nights | Cedars-Sinai Medical Center   

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Assistant Nurse Manager - Surgical Oncology ICU (8 West) - Full Time 10 Hour Evenings (Exempt)(Non-Union) | USC   

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Assistant Nurse Manager - Cardiovascular Surgery / Thoracic Transplant ICU (4 South) - Full Time 10 Hour Evenings (Exempt) (Non-Union) | USC   

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22 November 2019 - Fusion band from Okinawa - Benefit Concert for Shuri Castle Restoration   

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TORRANCE, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES - An east-west fusion duo from Okinawa, Japan – aptly named Okinawa Americana – will be visiting Los Angeles for a string of performances! They have generously agreed to participate in this November 22 special mini-concert benfeit for the restoration of Okinawa's symbolic and sacred Shuri Castle 首里城 ("Sui Gushiku" in the native Okinawan language).

          

CHILLING HORROR, ‘GHOST IN THE GRAVEYARD’, NOW AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL PLATFORMS   

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GHOST IN THE GRAVEYARD // DARKCOAST “A ghoulish delight for you to watch in the dark of the night,” wrote 12 Nights of Horror. Los Angeles, CA – Nov 5,

          

Agostino Sibillo, “Father Of Cloud Computing,” Unveils New AR Patent And Exclusive $50m LaLiT Contract with Eco-Global   

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Los Angeles, California, United States of America – November 5th, 2019 – Agostino Sibillo, known as the “father of cloud computing”, today announced his latest breakthrough, a patent for a

          

Aaron Rodgers on loss: 'We took a really hard look at that one and pushed past it'   

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Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers discusses how he reviewed the film from the team's loss to the Los Angeles Chargers.
      

          

Game 16: Los Angeles Kings @ Toronto Maple Leafs (W 3-1)   

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Maple Leafs pull away from Kings on Matthews, Nylander goals in third via NHL.com Auston Matthews and William Nylander each had a goal and an assist in the third period for the Toronto Maple Leafs in a 3-1 win against the Los Angeles Kings at Scotiabank Arena on Tuesday. Matthews gave Toronto a 2-1 lead […]

          

The Common Law History of Section 230 with Brent Skorup (Ep. 208)   

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The Common Law History of Section 230 with Brent Skorup (Ep. 208)

 

Bio

Brent Skorup (@bskorup) is a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. His research areas include transportation technology, telecommunications, aviation, and wireless policy.

He serves on the FCC’s Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee and on the Texas DOT’s Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Task Force. He is also a member of the Federalist Society’s Regulatory Transparency Project.

The White House, the FCC, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, and a dissenting opinion at the Illinois Supreme Court have cited his research. In addition to economics and law journal publication, he has authored pieces for National Affairs, Reuters, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Wired, Air Traffic Management magazine, Regulation magazine, and elsewhere. He’s appeared as a TV and radio interview guest for news outlets like C-SPAN, NPR, CBS News, ABC News, and CNBC Asia.

Brent has a BA in economics from Wheaton College and a law degree from the George Mason University School of Law, where he was articles editor for the Civil Rights Law Journal. He was a legal clerk at the FCC’s Wireless Telecommunications Bureau and at the Energy and Commerce Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives. Before joining Mercatus, he was the Director of Research at the Information Economy Project, a law and economics university research center.

Resources

 

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The Erosion of Publisher Liability in American Law by Brent Skorup and Jennifer Huddleston (Mercatus Center, 2019)

 

News Roundup

 

Zuckerberg, Facebook under mounting pressure over political ads

 

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is set to meet with civil rights leaders this week after his company has maintained its policy to leave up political ads containing false statements by politicians. The company has applied the policy unevenly, first allowing Donald Trump to maliciously post an ad with false information about Joe Biden; then leaving up an Elizabeth Warren ad containing false information designed to illustrate the absurdity of Facebook’s ad policy.  During a hearing, Zuckerberg also admitted to Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that if she were to place a false political ad, that the company would probably leave it up. 

 

But Facebook is inexplicably removing false ads placed by Political  Action Committees. One notable example is an ad placed the Really Online Lefty League – ROLL – a Political Action Committee co-founded by Adriel Hampton – which falsely claimed that Lindsey Graham supports the New Green Deal. Hampton, an experienced marketing and political strategist, responded by filing to run for governor of California. Then gubernatorial candidate Hampton posted a false political ad and Facebook took it down, saying his campaign wasn’t legit—that it was just a ploy to place a false ad to see what Facebook would do. Even though Hampton says he fully expects to win the governorship, Facebook hasn’t reinstated the ad.

 

It’s a mess.

 

Top officials from the NAACP, National Urban League, and the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights are scheduled to meet with Zuckerberg this week to express their concerns with Facebook’s political ad policy, which the company now says has been extended to the UK.

 

Facebook sued for age, gender bias in financial services ads

 

A plaintiff in San Francisco filed a potential class action federal lawsuit last week claiming that Facebook discriminates against users based on age and gender in determining who can see financial services ads.  The lawsuit comes 7-months after Facebook agreed to tailor its platform to avoid discrimination on the basis of age, gender and zip code for job, credit, and housing ads.

 

US launches Tik Tok investigation

 

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) has launched a national security investigation into Tik Tok, which is owned by the Chinese firm Bytedance. A bipartisan cohort of lawmakers including Democrat Chuck Schumer, Republican Marco Rubio, and Tennessee Democratic Congressman Bart Gordon have all expressed concern about how the Chinese government uses TikTok’s data. TikTok’s growth has been outpacing the growth of incumbent social media companies in the U.S.

 

 

Snowden: Facebook as untrustworthy as the NSA

 

Whistleblower Edward Snowden, who is exiled in Russia for blowing the lid off the National Security Agency’s mass data collection practices six years ago, told ReCode’s Kara Swisher last week that Facebook is as untrustworthy as the NSA when it comes to privacy. But he didn’t limit his remarks to Facebook. He said that all tech companies are looking to exploit our personal data no matter the consequences. He also said that, on the surface, users may appear not to be concerned about how big tech companies handle their data but that, in reality, users are very concerned but feel powerless.

 

Five people shot and killed at Airbnb rental

 

Five people were shot and killed at an Airbnb rental Northern California during a Halloween party on Thursday. The rental listing on Airbnb prohibited parties and the renter claimed it was renting the space for family members who were suffering from smoke inhalation from the fires in the Los Angeles area. A witness reported to Buzzfeed that the shooting occurred with apparently no provocation. Airbnb has banned the renter from the platform.

 

China launches 5G network

 

Chinese officials announced last week that it would roll out 5G to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Hangzhou 2 months ahead of schedule. The country also announced plans to roll out 5G to over 50 cities by the end of this year. While U.S. telecom companies have begun their 5G roll-out, it’s largely been rolled out on higher frequency bands than the 5G service that’s being rolled out in China. The lower frequency bands that China’s using cover a larger surface area, while the higher frequency bands U.S. companies are using are more powerful but cover less ground.

 

Corey Booker introduces bill to ban facial recognition in public housing

 

Senator Corey Booker has introduced a bill to ban facial recognition in public housing. The Senator cites the disproportionate impact that facial recognition technology threatens to have on the nation’s most vulnerable communities. The No Biometric Barriers to Housing Act targets public housing that receives funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

 

Apple pledges $2.5 billion for California affordable housing

 

Apple announced that it will invest $2.5 billion to address California’s affordable housing shortage. Some of those funds will be applied statewide. Others will be allocated for projects in the Bay Area. Three hundred million dollars will go towards affordable housing on Apple-owned property.

 

Following Katie Hill’s resignation, Democrats push for revenge porn law

 

Thirty-five democrats in Congress sent a letter to the House Judiciary Committee to pass a federal revenge porn law that would criminalize the nonconsensual posting of sexually explicit images online. The letter followed Congresswoman Katie Hill’s resignation from Congress after someone posted nude images depicting her and others as well as accusations that she was having inappropriate relations with campaign and congressional staffers. Hill blames her husband, whom she is in the process of divorcing, for posting the photos.

 

 

MIT president acknowledges discrimination against minorities and women on campus

 

Finally, Massachusetts Institute of Technology president Rafael Reif acknowledged last week that women and people of color often face exclusion and belittlement on campus and that it’s something the university is trying to improve. The development follows revelations of Jeffrey Epstein’s ties to the university.


          

Republicans again shift their defense of Trump over impeachment inquiry barrage - CNN   

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  1. Republicans again shift their defense of Trump over impeachment inquiry barrage  CNN
  2. First open hearings set in Trump impeachment inquiry  Fox News
  3. Ukraine envoy had ‘clear understanding’ on quid pro quo, but no firsthand knowledge of Trump plans: transcript  Fox News
  4. Opinion: Impeachment testimony is giving Trump a quid pro quo defense  Los Angeles Times
  5. Public impeachment hearings may be a game changer  The Washington Post
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The first CRISPR testing on cancer cells is underway in the U.S. - MarketWatch   

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  1. The first CRISPR testing on cancer cells is underway in the U.S.  MarketWatch
  2. CRISPR Approach To Fighting Cancer Called 'Promising' In 1st Safety Test  NPR
  3. Doctors try CRISPR gene editing for cancer, a 1st in the US  NBCNews.com
  4. Crispr Takes Its First Steps in Editing Genes to Fight Cancer  The New York Times
  5. Doctors use CRISPR gene editing in cancer patients, a first in the U.S.  Los Angeles Times
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EXECUTIVE OFFICER, PROJECTS ENGINEERING (CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT) | LA Metro   

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11/6/2019: SPORT: Vela is beter dan Ibra   

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Mexicaans international Carlos Vela is tot beste speler van de Noord-Amerikaanse MLS verkozen. De 30-jarige spits van Los Angeles FC, met 34 goals topscorer van de reguliere competitie, kreeg in een poll bij spelers, trainers en journalisten de...

          

Los Lobos   

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Guestpost! Ruud Houweling, once known as Cloudmachine, is an acclaimed Dutch singer-songwriter with a big heart for Americana music. He wrote a few lines on that very cool Christmas album by Los Lobos:
Chicano superstars Los Lobos, the multi-instrumentalist rockers from Los Angeles with their unique musical blend of mixed cultural origin, recorded a Christmas album with songs from Latin America. Obscure traditionals from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Colombia and Venezuela. Save one; the inescapable classic sing along finale: Feliz Navidad. A flavorsome treat.
(Tip: also give their incredible 1996 album Colossal Head a spin)



          

Sharon Stone start zaak tegen rapper om nummer ‘Sharon Stoned’   

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Actrice Sharon Stone spant een rechtszaak aan tegen rapper Chanel West Coast. De 61-jarige actrice is niet blij met het nummer Sharon Stoned. De Amerikaanse heeft een aanklacht ingediend bij een rechtbank in Los Angeles, zo melden diverse Amerikaanse media.

          

Frank Vogel Credits Lakers Bench For Comeback Win Against Bulls To Sweep Three-Game Road Trip   

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With their five-game winning streak on the line, LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers managed to come from behind...

          

Anthony Davis: LeBron James ‘Playing Out Of His Mind’ To Begin 17th NBA Season   

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LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers continue to show they are indeed a force to be reckoned with during the 2019-20...

          

Lakers News: Anthony Davis Clarifies Bulls, 2020 NBA Free Agency Comments   

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Lakers Highlights: LeBron James Notches Third Consecutive Triple-Double In Comeback Win Against Bulls   

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In what has become almost their calling card, LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers once again overcame a slow start...

          

3 Things Learned From Lakers Vs. Bulls During 2019-20 NBA Season   

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The Los Angeles Lakers picked up a big comeback win over the Chicago Bulls in a game that looked like it was going to be...

          

LeBron James, Lakers Bench Leads Massive Fourth Quarter Comeback Win Over Bulls   

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Lakers News: Anthony Davis Comments On Potentially Signing With Bulls In 2020 NBA Free Agency   

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Anthony Davis has been the All-Star player the Los Angeles Lakers have hoped for and more as he has helped catapult his...

          

Lakers News: Anthony Davis Calls It ‘Special’ To Play In Hometown Of Chicago   

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Anthony Davis and the Los Angeles Lakers will be in the Windy City to take on the rebuilding Chicago Bulls in their final...

          

Dwight Howard’s Nickname For 2019-20 Lakers Bench: ‘The Bad News Bears’   

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One concern about the Los Angeles Lakers coming into the 2019-20 NBA season was the team's overall depth...

          

Scaling-up Child and Youth Mental Health Services: Assessing Coverage of a County-wide Initiative   

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Over 7 million children and youth have a diagnosable mental illness any given year. There are evidence-based treatments (EBTs) to effectively treat these conditions, but these EBTs reach a very small percentage of their target population with treatment rates between 1-3%.1 We know very little about what influences these coverage rates. Beginning in 2009, the Los Angeles County Mental Health Department (LACDMH) began an ambitious agenda to scale-up the provision of EBTs in child/youth mental health care. The present study seeks to contribute to the scale-up literature by examining three questions based on LACDMH’s initiative: 1) To what extent have the county’s selected EBTs reached their target population?; 2) Are there differences in coverage rates within the county?; and 3) What factors are associated with the coverage rates? To answer these questions, the author used small area variation analysis and geospatial methods to create coverage scores at the county, service planning area, and clinic service area levels. The author aggregated community and clinic characteristics to the clinic service area level (n=254) to assess factors related to coverage. The author used LACDMH administrative claims data for FY 2013-2014 with population data from the American Community Survey 2014 5-yr estimates (ACS). The county reached 17% of its target population during FY 2013-2014. Coverage varied throughout the county. OLS regression results indicated that the proportion of ethnic minorities, immigrants and adults with a college degree were negatively associated with clinic service area coverage scores.


          

TAM Fall Exhibitions   

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September 21 – November 16, 2019 Torrance Art Museum (TAM) two Fall Exhibitions opening on Saturday, September 21 from 6 to 9 p.m. The Main Gallery hosts Material Matters as one of seven venues in the Los Angeles region taking…

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Found: The 6 Best Boxing Gyms in Los Angeles   

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Tarantino, DiCaprio, Pitt And Robbie Reflect On Making ONCE UPON A TIME IN #Hollywood    

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Tinseltown lore became inspiration, and eventually, the foundation for Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, but on Saturday at the filmmaker’s Los Angeles movie theater The New Beverly, ...

          

Christopher Dennis, #Hollywood #Superman Impersonator, Dead at 52    

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Christopher Dennis, a man known for portraying Superman on Hollywood Boulevard for over 25 years, has died, according to multiple reports. He was 52 years old. The Los Angeles Police Department tells ...

          

Zoe de Givenchy joins Princess Olympia of Greece and Paris and Nicky Hilton for a lavish event in LA    

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Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece and Nicky Hilton Rothschild were joined by a glittering line-up of well-connected women as they joined forces for a brand launch in Los Angeles yesterday.

          

Luggage tracking #Apps aren’t 100% accurate. People are the weak link    

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The app was wrong. The luggage made the first leg of the trip, from Los Angeles International Airport to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, but had not been loaded into the plane to Greece, ...

          

Distance from 1150 S Beverly Dr to 1324 Normandie Ave Los Angeles   

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Distance from 1150 S Beverly Dr to 1324 Normandie Ave Los Angeles

Distance of 12 Km travelled in 1 day(s)

Day's Itinerary: 1150 S Beverly Dr » 1324 Normandie Ave
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Assistant, Associate or Full Professor of Theater in the area of Production Design   

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Department: Department of Theatre Institution: University of California, Los Angeles UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television Department of Theater is announcing a search for a full time, tenured or tenure-track position for an Assistant, Associate or Full Professor of Theater in the area of Production Design beginning July 1, 2020. Responsibilities: • Teach undergraduate and graduate level theater courses at the lower and upper division level, including the... (Visit https://God.blue/splash.php?url=GgPEY48kMH8E54hQFh07bkvq7SJIoPlZ7Q8qe4LJL4eu2E_PLUS_HMrS82F0GELQCTLarm_SLASH_JoV_SLASH_HP4gg0y9iaRmF_SLASH_6QY90m6sEKxZ0RURc2VgNtVcMfxE3NZ1vUcUvUgcAaAwt4DCRMWqZjJGrNrTa8N_PLUS_Cg_EQUALS__EQUALS_ for the complete position description.)

          

Chargers slam London move report   

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NFL American football franchise the Los Angeles Chargers has categorically dismissed a story that it is considering giving up its place in the new SoFi Stadium in favour of moving to London. Chargers owner and chairman Dean Spanos spoke out in a strongly-worded statement to reporters yesterday (Tuesday) following the report that emerged on The...

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Ike Willis. Thing Fish   

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“I saw him in Los Angeles a few years back, on stage he said this about Frank: “He was a slave driver. But he was MY fucking slave driver!” Quote by CookieDuster. Thank you.

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Reflections on the Work of Reuben Wu   

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photo-eye Gallery Reflections on the Work of Reuben Wu Jamey Stillings
Photographers view the work of other artists using photographic processes through a unique and illuminating lens. This week, using his keen visual literacy and skilled eye, photo-eye Gallery Artist Jamey Stillings reflects on the work of Reuben Wu, currently on view at photo-eye Gallery.
 by Jamey Stillings 

Reuben Wu, AE 1144, 15 x 20 inches, Archival pigment print, edition of 10, $950

If you have yet to spend time with the photographs of Reuben Wu, please do so soon.

Photographers are both blessed and cursed when we encounter the work of fellow artists. By one measure, our visual acuity is refined and deep, having assimilated a vast aesthetic and historical lexicon of photographs throughout our lives – imagery that contextualizes new work we experience. But by another measure, this visual literacy interferes with our ability to observe new work on its terms with focus, curiosity, and naiveté. Instead of simple observation, we can easily be distracted by the technical.

Fortunately, Reuben Wu’s work manifests a visual sensitivity and finesse, which fuses with a refined aesthetic sensibility and technical mastery of his tools. Thus, we are freed to quietly be in the presence of each photograph appreciating it on its terms.


Wu’s work AE 1144, from the series, Aeroglyphs, places us in a different space than many of his other images. Instead of geometric light forms interacting with pristine, seemingly untouched natural landscapes, we encounter a scene that bears the unmistakable marks of human activity. The eerily glowing turquoise waters of the irregular canal, or ditch, are at once seductive and troubling. If we were to enter these waters, would they provide comfort and relaxation, or toxicity? Details along the water’s edge reveal information that, in theory, should help us discern scale, but these forms dissolve into a blackness where our ability to know what is geological or human-formed is masked. The twilight sky, with its panoply of colors and quiet drama, is inviting. Are we looking only at desert clouds or also the dissipating contrails of evening flights? While contemporary in the print’s vibrancy and hues, the surreal tones of water and sky, out-of-balance with how they would be seen in situ, evoke the mystery of Magritte.


Installation view of AE1144 and XT1768 in Aeroglyphs & Other Nocturnes at photo-eye Gallery 


Upon this scene, perhaps fully pre-visualized by the artist, but never experienced as a single moment, Wu scribes three central vertical parallel lines with the light of his drone. As with all light painting, these lines never exist in space to be seen by the naked eye. Instead, the open sensor, which replaces the sheet of film, collects the sum of his temporal activity. Thus, the landscape becomes a set or stage in which a performance occurs, but the results of this ephemeral series of events become apparent only in the finished image. While traditional land art leaves permanent or semi-permanent marks in the landscape, Wu’s art cannot be experienced except in the photograph.

Reuben Wu’s photographic vision – quiet, serene, contemplative, meditative, and formal – adds a valuable perspective to our collective photographic lexicon. Make the time to savor it.

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Jamey Stillings
image: Zubin Stillings

Jamey Stillings is a Santa Fe based photographic artist represented by photo-eye Gallery, whose multi-decade career spans documentary, fine art, and commissioned projects. His work is exhibited internationally and held in the collections of the United States Library of Congress, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Nevada Museum of Art. With this book The Evolution of Ivanpah Solar (Steidl, 2015), Stillings won the International Photography Awards Professional Book Photographer of the Year, 2016.
The focus of Stillings’ project work is a long-term aerial project, Changing Perspectives: Renewable Energy & the Shifting Human Landscape, documenting renewable energy development around the world. His forthcoming book, ATACAMA: Renewable Energy and Mining the High Desert of Chile, will also be published by Steidl.



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Week Eight NFL Sports Betting: Picks Against The Spread   

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Week Eight NFL Sports Betting: Picks Against The Spread There comes a time in every touts life where she or he gives out a pick that could be right against one publicly available line but wrong against another one. Last week, one of our biggest tickets was the Los Angeles Chargers +2.5 and also +3. […]

          

Human Resources Manager   

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CA-Los Angeles, We are looking for a Human Resources Manager to join our Los Angeles advertising team. This is a highly strategic role that will require creative thought balanced managing the administrative needs of the business. Someone who can embed themselves into our culture and represent the MullenLowe brand in a positive way. The responsibilities of the position include: - Establishing/maintaining relations

          

IP Litigation Associate Attorney - USA-CA-Los Angeles   

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Education Bachelor's Degree Skills Bar Analysis Skills Benefits Health Insurance IP Litigation Associate Attorney - Top 10 Lawfirm in CA! This ******* Job is hosted by: Joe Thompson Are you a fit?...

          

Ministerial Updates for October 2019   

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STANDING CODES
CC: Congregational Christian
CM: Commissioned Minister
DS: Dual Standing
LM: Licensed Minister

LMS: Lay Ministerial Standing
MID: Member in Discernment

MS: Ordained Ministerial Partner Standing
OM: Ordained Minister 
POC: Privilege of Call
U: Unknown/No UCC Standing
POSITION CODES
P: Pastor
SP: Senior Pastor
DT: Designated-Term Pastor
CP: Co-pastor
AP: Associate or Assistant Pastor
IN: Interim Pastor
SU: Supply Pastor
Y: Youth Ministry
OL: Other local church position
MM: Minister of Music
CE: Director of Christian Education 

U, Ginger Bakos, CE, The Bath Church UCC, Akron, OH
OM, Lilja Behr, CP, First Congregational United Church of Christ, Staples, MN
OM, Howard Bell, OL, Mayflower UCC, Minneapolis, MN
OM, James Brinn, P, Hope United Church of Christ, Sturgeon Bay, WI
MID, Mary Buchanan, AP, Plymouth Congregational UCC, Des Moines, IA
U, Rachel Burns, CE, Lakewood Congregational Church United Church of Christ, Lakewood, OH
OM, Jennifer Campbell, SP, Orange Congregational Church, Orange, CT
U, Bob Colerick, IN, Friedens UCC, Bern, KS
MID, Marilyn Collins, P, The First Church in Hartland, Congregational, East Hartland, CT
OM, Brian Damrow, P, Penbrook UCC, Harrisburg, PA
U, Scott DeBlock, IN, State Street Congregational UCC, Portland, ME
DS, Scott Dennis, IN, First United Church of Christ, Mount Pleasant, PA
U, Reynaldo Desenganio, P, United Church of Christ Fremont, Fremont, CA
MID, Abigail Diehl-Noble, P, Congregational UCC, New Haven, VT
U, Anne Dilenschneider, IN, First Congregational UCC, Sioux City, IA
U, Violet Eastman, P, First Congregational Church of Fryeburg UCC, Fryeburg, ME
OM, Richard Eick, OL, Congregational Church UCC, Rochester, MN
OM, Daniel England, IN, Bridgewater Congregational Church UCC, Bridgewater, CT
OM, Margaret Ernst, AP, Chestnut Hill United Church, Philadelphia, PA
OM, Stephen Finlan, P, The First Church UCC, West Bridgewater, MA
OM, David Flaherty, IN, Messiah UCC, Baltimore, MD
LM, Belle Fox-Martin, P, Second Congregational Church, Williamstown, MA
LM, Amielia Giguere, AP, First Church of Christ Congregational in West Hartford, UCC, West Hartford, CT
OM, Rebecca Girash, P, Pilgrim Congregational Church UCC, Lexington, MA
U, Nestor Gomez, P, The First Congregational Church of Stamford, Stamford, CT
OM, Sonny Graves, P, New Spirit United Church of Christ, Savage, MN
OM, Gale Grayson, P, First Church of Christ, Congregational in East Haddam, East Haddam, CT
LM, Pamela Hahn, P, United Church of Christ Cong, Litchfield, OH
OM, Janet Hansen, IN, Somesville Union Meeting House, Mount Desert, ME
OM, John Heeckt, P, The First Congregational Church of Kent, Kent, CT
OM, Megan Huesgen, P, Immanuel UCC, Shillington, PA
MID, Ann-Marie Illsley, P, Christ Congregational UCC, Brockton, MA
LM, Earl Johnson, CP, Greater Grace Christian Church UCC, Youngsville, NC
OM, Samuel Kinsman, AP, West End Collegiate, New York, NY
MID, Kerry Kirtley, P, Touchstone Community Church, Boerne, TX
U, Doug Klinsing, IN, Saint Paul UCC, Greenville, OH
OM, Lanny Kuester, P, Union Congregational UCC, Saint Louis Park, MN
OM, Lance Lackore, P, Hope United Church of Christ, Fremont, WI
LM, Dorothy Lester, SP, Lanai Union UCC, Lanai City, HI
U, Caleb Lines, P, University Christian Church UCC/DOC, San Diego, CA
OM, Jennifer Macy, AP, First Congregational UCC, Somerville, MA
MID, Amie McCarthy, P, First Congregational UCC, Spencer, MA
POC, James McKenzie, IN, Zion United Church of Christ, Milwaukee, WI
U, James Miller, AP, First-Plymouth Congregational UCC, Lincoln, NE
OM, Wendell Miller, SP, Lincoln Memorial Congregational UCC, Los Angeles, CA
U, Kristen Nelson, IN, Chapel Hills Church of Edina UCC, Edina, MN
LM, Gary O'Gorman, IN, First Congregational UCC, Saint Albans, VT
U, Jarrod Oltmann, SU, First Congregational UCC, Brewer, ME
U, Iese Opetaia, SP, Epenesa Fou Congregational Christian Samoan Church, Honolulu, HI
OM, Jeffrey Palmer, OL, Faith United Church, Ada, MN
OM, Leslie Parmenter, P, Congregational UCC, Halsey, NE
OM, Leslie Parmenter, P, First Congregational UCC, Thedford, NE
OM, Leslie Parmenter, P, First Congregational UCC, Seneca, NE
MS, Sharon Patton, P, Zion Evangelical United Church of Christ, Hoyleton, IL
OM, Cynthia Priem, IN, North Saco Congregational Christian Church, North Saco, ME
U, Vicki Reeser, P, Deer Isle/Sunset Congregational Church, Deer Isle, ME
U, Nathan Richards, P, South Parish Congregational UCC, Augusta, ME
OM, Laura Robinson, SP, Bethel Congregational UCC, White Salmon, WA
OM, Patricia Rowe-Jones, IN, Riverside Congregational UCC, Vassalboro, ME
OM, Bryan Simon, P, First Congregational UCC, Tomah, WI
OM, Kelly Sprinkle, IN, Carthage United Community UCC, Carthage, NY
OM, Kelly Sprinkle, IN, Pulaski Congregational Church, Pulaski, NY
OM, Kelly Sprinkle, IN, Pulaski Congregational Church, Pulaski, NY
OM, Carl Sunday-Winters, P, Greensboro United Church of Christ, Greensboro, VT
OM, Anne Swallow Gillis, IN, First Congregational UCC, Grand Marais, MN
OM, Vance Taylor, P, North Branford Congregational UCC, North Branford, CT
OM, Devon Thomas, P, Waterville Union Church, Waterville, VT
U, Pausa Thompson, P, Dominguez Samoan Congregational Christian, Compton, CA
LMS, Marcia Tolman, P, Phoenix UCC, Amherst, NY
OM, Steven Wilson, IN, Central Congregational UCC of Dallas, Dallas, TX
LM, Joel Zimmerman, P, Namekagon Congregational UCC, Earl (Springbrook), WI

The Center for Analytics, Research and Data (CARD) provides oversight of the UCC Data Hub through which ministerial changes are made. However, Conferences and Associations are responsible for reporting changes and maintaining ministerial records in this system. If you have questions about this information, please contact the appropriate Conference or Association.


          

Bucks Vs. Clippers Live Stream: Watch #NBA #Game Online    

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Wednesday night’s matchup at Staples Center very well could be a 2020 NBA Finals preview. Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks will be in Los Angeles for a clash with the Clippers. Milwaukee is in ...

          

Simson: Eesti on mitmete transpordilahenduste innovaator, kuid koostöös maailma suurte majandustega saame veelgi paremad olla   

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Majandus- ja taristuminister Kadri Simson esines sel nädalal Los Angeleses toimunud kõrgetasemelisel konverentsil "LA CoMotion: The Global Laboratory of Future Mobility", kus ta tutvustas Eesti unikaalset ühistranspordisüsteemi ning innovatiivseid transpordilahendusi. Minister tõi oma ettekannete peamiste teemadena välja transpordi digitaliseerimise ja innovaatilised lahendused nagu näiteks pakiroboti, piletisüsteemi ja sõidujagamise teenuse arendused Eestis. „Eesti on mitmes transpordisfääri küsimuses maailmale teerajaja ja ma ei pea siinkohal silmas ainult tasuta ühistransporti. Los Angeleses toimunud konverentsil pakkus osalejatele suurt huvi meie töö sõidujagamise platvormide seadustamise osas ning mul oli rõõm tutvustada maailmale ka näiteks meie pakirobotite lahendusi. Transport on üha jõulisemalt liikumas autonoomsete liikumisvahendite suunas ja see on suur väljakutse nii Eestile kui ka kogu maailmale. Külastasin ka Los Angeleses asuvat üht maailma suuremat inkubatsioonikeskust, kus tuli jutuks, et ka Eesti ettevõtjad võiksid sealses tegevuses kaasa lüüa. Los Angelese piirkond moodustab ühe maailma suurima majanduspiirkonna ja sealsed võimalused on suured ka Eesti jaoks,“ rääkis majandus- ja taristuminister Kadri Simson. Majandusministri sõnul on Eesti ühistransport arenemas, kuid valdkonna kiire innovatsioon sunnib riike pidevalt uusi ja paremaid lahendusi otsima. Ministri hinnangul oleme samal ajal ka mitme transpordiprojekti eestvedajad, mida maailmas huviga jälgitakse. „Mõistagi pälvis Los Angeleses palju tähelepanu meie töö tasuta ühistranspordiga. Uuriti nii Tallinna näite kui ka esimesest juulist käivitunud maakondliku ühistranspordi kohta. Meie kasvunumbrid ja ka plaanid tasuta sõidu kõrvalt veel ka liine tihendada ning graafikuid parandada, tulid korduvalt teemana üles ja on rõõm näha, et maailm märkab meie tegevusi. Lisaks tutvustasin nõudepõhise ühistranspordi arenguid, et sõita oleks võimalik ka inimestel, kes elavad tõesti hõredalt asustatud paikades. Rõhutasin ka esinedes, et ühistranspordisüsteemi arendamine on pidev töö ja ühendusi saab muuta veelgi paremaks. See on meie eesmärk,“ lõpetas Simson.
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Kadri Simson: Tallinn-Helsingi tunnel pakub huvi kogu maailmale   

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Majandus- ja taristuminister Kadri Simson viibib sel nädalal visiidil Los Angeleses ning osaleb kõrgetasemelisel konverentsil "LA CoMotion: The Global Laboratory of Future Mobility", kus minister tutvustab Eesti ühistranspordisüsteemi ning innovatiivseid transpordilahendusi. Lisaks Eesti lahenduste tutvustamisele on ministril Los Angeleses mitmeid kohtumisi. Kohtumisel Virgin Hyperloop-One'i kaasasutaja ja CTO Josh Giegeli ning nende uue CEO Jay Walderiga arutati Hyperloopi projekti hetkeseisu ning võimalust kasutada antud lahendust ka võimaliku Tallinn-Helsingi tunneli juures. „Tallinna ja Helsingi vaheline tunnel ei paku huvi ainult Euroopas. Tegemist oleks maailma pikima veealuse tunneliga ning pakub huvi üle kogu maailma. Hyperloopi projekt on järjest arenemas ning seda tuleb kindlasti kaaluda ka Tallinn-Helsingi vahelise tunneliprojektiga edasi liikudes. Kohtumisel Hyperloop-One’i juhtidega selgus, et just meie visiit oli uue CEO Jay Walderi esimeseks ametlikuks kohtumiseks. Eesti on uutest transpordilahendustest huvitatud ja hyperloop on kindlasti üks neist projektidest, millel silma peal hoida,“ rääkis Simson. Majandusminister kohtus ka World Trade Center Los Angelesi presidendi Stephen Cheungiga, kellega arutati, kuidas arendada Los Angelese ja Eesti ettevõtjate vahelist koostööd. „Los Angeles on peamiselt tuntud maailma filmitööstuse südamena, kuid tegemist on ka ühe suurima majandusega piirkonnaga kogu maailmas. Siin on Ameerika suurim sadam ja meeletu arengupotentsiaal ja innovatsioon erinevates majandusharudes. Kohtumisel World Trade Centeri juhiga arutasimegi, kuidas Eesti ettevõtjatele siinsel turul veelgi rohkem uksi avada. Hea näide Eesti ettevõttest, kes on siinsel turul jala maha saanud ja on tegemas tõelist läbilööki, on Digital Sputnik, kes pakub nii riist- kui ka tarkvaraplatvormi filminduses kasutatavatele LED valgustitele ning ettevõte mängib võtmerolli praegu Hollywoodis juurutatavates VR/AR süsteemides. Digital Sputniku loetelu filmidest, kus on kasutatud just nende lahendusi, on juba täna väga muljetavaldav,“ mainis ka Digital Sputniku juhtidega kohtunud majandusminister Kadri Simson. Lisaks ettevõtjatega kohtumisele väisas minister ka Eesti kogukonda ning külastas Soome peakonsulit Los Angeleses. Simsoni sõnul on Eesti valitsus otsustanud rajada Ameerika läänerannikule konsulaadi, kuid selle asukoht on veel otsustamisel. „Los Angeleses on 66 konsulaati ja suur hulk aukonsuleid. Soome peakonsul tervitas Eesti otsust rajada läänerannikule Eesti konsulaat ja julgustas meid valima just Los Angelest, mis on kahtlemata üks võimalus. Siin on ka väga aktiivne Eesti kogukond,“ lõpetas Simson.
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LACMA Art + Film Gala 2019 Red Carpet Fashion: See Every Look as the Stars Arrive   

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Brie Larson, 2019 LACMA Art and Film GalaCategory is... Gucci! The 2019 LACMA Art + Film Gala is officially underway tonight in Los Angeles, an annual museum fundraiser that continues to grow in star power. This year's...

          

Lakers' Anthony Davis says playing for #Hometown #Chicago Bulls is a 'possibility'    

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Los Angeles Lakers star forward Anthony Davis gave his hometown Chicago Bulls fans hope with his response to a kid at a Nike-sponsored event in Chicago on Monday. Davis, a Chicago native in town for a ...

          

Bulls vs. Lakers: #Chicago blows 19-point lead, uses last-minute flurry to cover in amazing gambling finish    

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Last winter, the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers combined for one of the most ridiculous games of the season. Not necessarily for the result, as the Lakers won easily, but because the Bulls ...

          

Graphic Design Coordinator- Health System Marketing and Communication - Full Time 8 Hour Days (Non-Union) | USC   

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Los Angeles, California, Minimum Education: Associate's degree required. Bachelor's degree in graphic design, visual communication or related field preferred.     Minimum Experience/Knowledge

          

Technical Building Consultant   

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To Whom It May Concern,   PFCS is looking for an experienced Technical Building Consultant with an emphasis in Inspection to work with us on a full-time basis (remote in Los Angeles area, in our Corona office, or in our San Clemente office).Our goal is to develop a long-term relationship with a Consultant who is able to conduct property assessment inspections in conformance with PFCS Technical Consultant job description and KPI's. Previous experience working as a Consultant is preferred.  About Pete Fowler Construction Services (PFCS) At PFCS, our mission is delivering solutions to those who own or work in the business of buildings.This means helping clients make smart, informed decisions about buildings and property.We evaluate physical performance of building projects, write reports, specify and estimate the costs of maintenance and repairs, contract and manage construction, and verify quality.We are often called upon to consult and testify in property related claims and litigation.  We have a world class proprietary technology system to collect, organize, structure, share and store documents and building information forever.Our clients include property owners & managers, developers & contractors, product manufacturers & suppliers, insurers and lawyers.Every year we work on projects as widely varying as single-family residences, multi-family projects, mixed use developments and commercial, institutional, industrial, lowr-rise, mid-rise and high-rise construction.  Scope of Work Summary The right candidate will perform building inspections and property assessments, with specific responsibilities including:  Inspect structures and building sites.Rigorously document conditions with photographs, notes, diagrams and checklists.Conduct research and gather data for use in investigations, according to PFCS standards.Collect, review, summarize, understand and analyze documents and information.Write reports and analysis consistent with PFCS standards.Communicate project data and opinions with concise professionalism.Participate in meetings with clients and others to gather project information or present PFCS work in coordination with the Technical Expert or Project Coordinator.Track time invoiced to clients and maintain billable hour targets, track all time worked.Active participation in PFCS training systems.QualificationsExperience acting as a self-directed, independent leader in construction.Applicable certification such as ICBO / ICC certification and/or General Contractor license preferred.Previous experience working as a Consultant in the construction industry preferred.Ability to perform the physical requirements needed to conduct onsite inspections.Work Location Remote in Los Angeles area.   PandoLogic. Keywords: Building Inspector, Location: Altadena, CA - 91001

          

Social Work - Community Living Specialist (CLS)   

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Are you looking for meaningful work? Are you passionate about making a difference? When you join UCPLA, you will help us promote independence for adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. We offer competitive starting salaries and benefits to full-time staff: Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance, Life Assistance Program, Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Paid Holidays, Vacation Benefits, Paid Sick Leave, Paid Bereavement Leave, Credit Union Benefits and Discounts, Referral Bonus Plan, and Retirement Plan.United Cerebral Palsy of Los Angeles, Ventura & Santa Barbara Counties (UCPLA) is currently hiring a Community Living Specialist (CLS) to promote the individual rights of people living with disabilities in Goleta, Santa Barbara, and Ventura. As a CLS, you'll have the opportunity to help the people we serve build effective relationships and ties to their community. You will provide instruction and support in living skills, identify and facilitate access to community resources, and coordinate resources as requested or required by people served. Responsibilities also include coordinating Direct Support Professionals who support people served to accomplish daily living activities at the person's home and/or in the local community. If you would like to make a difference in the community while building a rewarding career working with individuals with disabilities, we encourage you to apply.Rate of Pay: $16.00 per hourSchedule: Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PMResponsibilities:Provide independent living skills training, support, and case management services to individuals with developmental disabilities in the individual's own home and community Supervise and coordinate the activities of Direct Support ProfessionalsProvide oversight; coordinate personal care, training, and support to meet the goals and objectives of the individuals servedComplete required paperwork, including notes, reports, logs, etc. Participate in on-going in-service training Other duties as assignedQualifications: Bachelor's degree in a human services-related field is preferred (may be substituted with a high school diploma or equivalent with two years of experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities)Experience preferredAbility to set priorities, perform job duties in an orderly fashion, and complete job duties effectively and efficientlySuccessfully pass all post offer, pre-employment screening requirements, including criminal background check, drug screening, and provide proof of eligibility to work in the United StatesReliable transportationWith 40 programs and service sites spanning several counties, UCPLA is the largest nonprofit provider of direct care services for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities in Southern California.UCPLA is an equal opportunity employer and is required to comply with equal opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates. UCPLA also considers qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment pursuant to California Law and, if applicable, the L.A. Fair Chance Ordinance.PM17PI115115751Pandologic. Keywords: Community Living Specialist, Location: Ventura, CA - 93001

          

EPA CERTIFIED REFRIGERATION TECH! Start now!   

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$2K SIGNUP BONUS Clear path to earn $100,000+! Payouts twice a week - get your money right after you have earned it Freedom - Work when and where you want or supplement your current workflow to increase your earnings Convenience - Jobs near you for ease, and more if you don’t mind the distance Full support - You do the work you love and let us handle the rest! We are a National In-Home Services Company with rapid expansion, looking for refrigeration Technicians with current EPA Certification in San Bernardino What you bring: EPA Certification Reliable Transportation This opportunity is for an independent contractor, which means you work when and where you want $$$ Join us today as we help our customers to address their Appliance issues in Los Angeles!

          

EPA CERTIFIED REFRIGERATION TECH! Start immediately!   

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Key Benefits Work where you want, when you want Full Support - You do the repairs, we do the rest Twice Weekly pay Be the next Tech to earn $100K in your city One of our Techs just recently earned $3250 in one week (we've had Techs get paid way more)! Don’t take our word for it : How does Puls compare to your job? Puls is seeking motivated refrigeration technicians who are interested in unlimited earning potential . We are rapidly expanding in the greater Los Angeles area and looking to build a community of the top Techs. We're like the Uber of the home service industry except.... We pay WAY BETTER and you're not stuck in your car all day! Requirements: Self motivated to be a top earner Maintain high levels of customer satisfaction through high quality service So what are you waiting for??

          

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Ook justitie Californië onderzoekt Facebook   

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LOS ANGELES (AFN/RTR) - Aanklagers in de Amerikaanse staat Californië onderzoeken de rol van Facebook in het privacyschandaal rond Cambridge Analytica. Het onderzoek loopt al 18 maanden, maar kwam nu pas naar buiten doordat uit rechtbankdocumenten bleek dat stukken bij de technologiegigant zijn opgevraagd.

          

President Trump nominates Stephen Hahn as new FDA commissioner   

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President Donald Trump is expected to nominate Dr. Stephen Hahn to be the next head of the US Food and Drug Administration.

The acting commissioner of the FDA, Dr. Ned Sharpless, will return to his role as the director of the National Cancer Institute, according to a press release from the US Department of Health and Human Services.

By law, Sharpless was only allowed to serve a total of 210 days under the Federal Vacancies Reform Act. His tenure ended Friday at 5 p.m. ET.

Hahn is a well-known radiation oncology expert and is the current chief medical executive of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where has been a professor of radiation oncology since January 2015.

Asked to describe himself when he was appointed to the leadership position at MD Anderson, Hahn used one word: "Energetic."

The 59-year-old will need that energy to run an agency that employs more than 17,000 people and has a $5.7 billion budget.

The agency protects public health by regulating much more than the food and drugs mentioned in the department's name. The FDA regulates medical devices, tobacco, alcohol, veterinary products, vaccines, blood, microwave ovens, nail polish and much more.

Helping run the daily operations of MD Anderson, Hahn currently manages a $5.2 billion operating budget, 20,300 employees, 7,000 trainees and more than 3,000 volunteers, according to the hospital.

MD Anderson is one of the world's largest cancer centers. It is ranked No. 1 in the United States for cancer care, according to the U.S. News & World Report "Best Hospitals" survey.

It cares for more than 141,000 patients in 2018. It is known as a leading cancer research center, earning the most number of grants from the National Cancer Institute, according to the center. Its staff even includes a 2018 Nobel Prize winner.

At MD Anderson, Hahn had a good reputation for turning its budget around. The center faced serious financial losses in 2016, according to the Houston Chronicle. The paper said when Hahn noticed the problem, he "laid out a slide presentation to top officials that showed the elite Houston hospital was on track to lose up to $450 million in the new fiscal year without swift and decisive action."

"We were in a financial crisis, if you will, and that we had to move in a certain direction," Hahn told the Cancer Letter in 2017 in an extensive interview about that time in his work. He oversaw the largest layoffs in the cancer center history, but the center moved back into solid financial territory.

Money challenges weren't the only test of Hahn's leadership. This year, when MD Anderson received notification from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that it could become ineligible for reimbursements after investigations found violations with its labs, Hahn publicly promised to fix the problems and took responsibility. MD Anderson explained that corrective action is ongoing, according to a letter MD Anderson sent CMS.

Hahn was first brought to MD Anderson in 2015 to run its radiation oncology division and was appointed chief medical executive in June 2018.

Before his work in Texas, Hahn was chairman of radiation oncology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine from 2005 to 2014. As vice chairman for research, he led the expansion of the department's research base, which regularly ranked first or second for NIH funding, according to the school.

In 2009, Hahn testified on Capitol Hill, taking responsibility for a doctor who worked for him who had botched the prostate cancer care of dozens of military veterans, according to Hahn's testimony. He asked the doctor to resign and created a new system to prevent future mistakes.

As a clinician, Hahn specialized in treating lung and genitourinary cancers. He is listed as an author on more than 200 peer-reviewed journal articles and other publications that focus on topics including proton therapy, radiotherapy and cost-effective treatments.

In the early 1990s, Hahn worked in Santa Rosa, California, as a medical and radiation oncologist, and took a leadership role early in his career as chief resident of internal medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. He worked from 1993-1995 in Bethesda, Maryland, as chief of the National Cancer Institute's prostate cancer clinic.

Hahn graduated with a bachelor's degree in biology from Rice University in 1980. He went to medical school in Philadelphia at Temple University, graduating in 1984.

The same year he graduated, Hahn married Lota Leigh Morning at the First Presbyterian Church of Allentown, according to the local paper at the time. Hahn told MD Anderson that the worst advice he was ever given was to "never get married."

"If I'd listened to that advice, I'd have missed spending my life with my best friend," he told MD Anderson.

The couple have four children and a rescue dog.

Their online presence shows a love of wine and travel to Italy. He told MD Anderson that he gets up at 4 a.m. every day to read and work out, and if he wasn't a doctor, he'd be running a vineyard.

Hahn has been a Republican donor, according to Federal Election Commission records. Unlike some other FDA leaders, Hahn has received very little money from the medical device and drug industries. According to CMS' Open Payments database, Hahn received $1,021.40 in lodging and travel money from a radiation oncology device company in 2017 — much less than others in his field, according to the report.

To get the top FDA job, Hahn will have to be approved by the Senate. He would inherit an agency that since March has been going through an agency-wide reorganization.

Sharpless has been the acting FDA commissioner since April and had the backing to become the agency's permanent head by dozens of medical associations and past FDA commissioners who sent letters to the White House advocating on his behalf in September.

The agency is managing a vaping crisis that has killed at least 37 people nationwide and has raised real concerns about the safety and regulation of e-cigarettes. The country's opioid crisis has 1.7 million Americans struggling with addiction and there were more than 70,200 overdose deaths in 2017, according to the CDC. There are also challenges involving delays in drug approvals, as well as problems with the manufacturing safety of drugs.

On Friday, medical associations praised Hahn for his work.

"For several years, I served with Dr. Hahn on a National Cancer Institute study section, and I always found him to be an extremely thoughtful and science-oriented grant reviewer," said American Association for Cancer Research President-elect Dr. Antoni Ribas, in a statement. Ribas is a professor of medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles. "He has always put the interests of patients first, by embracing the importance of regulatory science to truly inform and improve the way new cancer medicines are evaluated for safety and efficacy."

"We welcome the nomination of a permanent FDA commissioner at a time when the agency's role to protect and promote public health is only growing in importance," said American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown in a statement. "Should Dr. Hahn be confirmed, we look forward to working with him to aggressively advance public health priorities in areas including tobacco control, nutrition, drug and device development and review and more."

Correction: This story has been updated to reflect that President Donald Trump has not yet nominated Dr. Stephen Hahn. It has also been updated to include the correct U.S. News & World Report ranking.

CNN's Amanda Sealy contributed to this report.

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Trump blasts California governor’s forest management, though last week’s big fires didn’t start in forests   

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The big fires that hit Southern California last week burned expensive Los Angeles homes, swept through lush agricultural land, closed the 405 Freeway and threatened a presidential library.

But they did not burn through large swaths of forests.

Nonetheless, President Donald Trump weighed in Sunday...


          

The Punch Lines Amy Klobuchar Uses to Keep Voters Laughing   

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She does well before late-night TV audiences. And her joke about ex-boyfriends is a crowd-pleaser in Los Angeles and the Midwest too.

          

Raiders #Injury Update: Arden Key Gets Concerning #News    

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Multiple starters got banged up and their statuses are currently up in the air for Week 9. One player who almost certainly won’t be seeing the field against the Los Angeles Chargers is defensive end ...

          

New Release Round-Up 11-01-19   

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Cold War Kids - New Age Norms 1 -CWKTWO Corp. Over their career, Cold War Kids have fielded musics seismic shifts while simultaneously sticking to their own game plan. Over the course of a dozen releases including seven studio albums, multiple EPs, and a live album on majors and indies alike, non-stop tours and the festival circuits biggest stages, massive radio, sales & streaming successes, the band have become a major part of the modern landscape. Their new album New Age Norms 1 , with lead single Complainer is the next chapter with the approach of taking apart the idea of what the band is and just trying to take the doors off a bit to see where it can go.

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Hootie & The Blowfish - Imperfect Circle -Capitol Nashville The celebrated 90's and early 2000's group Hootie & The Blowfish releasetheir newalbum, Imperfect Circle , thisweek. Their first in nearly 15 years. Includes the single Rollin'

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Bob Dylan - Travelin' Thru, 1967 - 1969: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 15 -Sony Legacy The latest chapter in the highly acclaimed Bob Dylan Bootleg Series revisits Dylan's pivotal musical journeys to Nashville, from 1967 to 1969, focusing on previously unavailable recordings made with Johnny Cash and unreleased tracks from the John Wesley Harding, Nashville Skyline, and Self Portrait sessions. LP 1 finds Dylan in Columbia's Studio A in Nashville recording alternate versions of compositions written for John Wesley Harding (October 17 and November 6, 1967) and Nashville Skyline (February 13-14, 1969) while introducing a new song "Western Road" (a Nashville Skyline outtake). LP's 2 and 3 are centered around Dylan's collaborations with American music icon Johnny Cash including the much sought-after Columbia Studio A sessions and on-stage performances at the Ryman Auditorium (May 1, 1969) for the recording of the premiere episode of The Johnny Cash Show (originally broadcast on ABC-TV on June 7, 1969). LP 3 closes with tracks recorded on May 17, 1970 with Grammy Award-winning bluegrass banjo legend Earl Scruggs for the PBS television special, "Earl Scruggs: His Family and Friends" (originally aired January 1971). Jeff Lynne's ELO - From Out Of Nowhere -Sony From Out Of Nowhere is the new album from Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and music legend Jeff Lynne , and follows up a remarkable run of sold out European and American tours. Jeff Lynnes ELO, whose music has touched fans deeply across three generations now, has found himself in recent years at the peak of his powers as a songwriter, musician and producer. This new collection features a buoyant title song which opens the ten-track record including the wistful Help Yourself to the celebratory Down Came the Rain to the churning rocker One More Time to the sweet closer, Songbird. As does its predecessor, 2015s Alone in the Universe , From Out Of Nowhere shows Lynne finding new facets to his signature sound, at once drawing on his globally loved legacy and forging new paths in both sounds and emotions. Once again, he plays nearly every note of the music on guitars, bass, piano, drums, keyboards and vibes, as well as singing all of the lead and layered harmony vocals. Steve Jay, who also engineered the album, adds some percussion. R.E.M. - Monster: 25th Anniversary Edition -Craft Recordings R.E.M. s ninth album, Monster , was released at a time when the band were coming off the peak of their mainstream success, following Out of Time (1991) and Automatic For The People (1992). Coming from a long break in touring (the band famously didnt tour with the two previous records), Monster represented an intentional shift in R.E.M.s sound, a return to rock with guitar laden, simple arrangements. It was released to strong reviews and significant global success - reaching #1 on Billboard, and least 7 other countries. In 1995 the band promoted that album with their first concert tour since 1989 (although several band members suffered health problems). The album includes the singles; Whats The Frequency, Kenneth?, Crush with Eyeliner, Bang and Blame, and Strange Currencies.Commemorating the albums 25th anniversary, original Producer Scott Litt re-approached R.E.M.s Monster by remixing the entire album. The original 1995 version was dense in guitars and feedback with the vocals mixed within the sonic wall, but on this alternative version the guitars are pulled back and the vocals pushed forward to create a more open sound and showcase often-revealing lyrics.The deluxe edition package also includes previously unreleased demos, a complete live performance, recorded from the Monster tour in Chicago on June 3, 1995, plus a Blu-ray disc which features the bands tour documentary Road Movie, five original music videos, as well as the complete remastered Monster album in 5.1 surround sound and hi-resolution audio.

Nirvana - MTV Unplugged In New York: 25th Anniversary Edition -Geffen Records Nirvana 's classic MTV Unplugged In New York album is getting a 25th anniversary vinyl reissue. Marking the iconic lives set's first pressing as a double LP, the new edition features five rehearsal performances that were previously available on only the DVD release.Among the rehearsals which were previously only available as bonus content on the MTV Unplugged in New York is a different take on the David Bowie cover The Man Who Sold the World, a version that finds both Nirvana and the production team finding their footing ahead of the concert. Rehearsal versions of Polly, Pennyroyal Tea, Come As You Are and the Meat Puppets Plateau are also included on the vinyls Side D.

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Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra - I Shouldn't Be Telling You This -Decca The Hollywood legend, coolest man on the planet and purveyor of fine jazz will release his second album in November on Decca Records. And this time hes bringing his friends. Jeff Goldblum has assembled an extraordinary gang of vocalists from all walks of musical life, some of whom are revealing their jazz voices for the very first time. The feel good jazz album of the year, featuring singers Sharon Van Etten, Fiona Apple, Inara George, Jeff Goldblum & Anna Calvi.

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Jon Batiste - Chronology Of A Dream: Live At The Village Vanguard -Verve This title was recorded live at the historic Village Vanguard in NYC in the Fall of 2018 during Jon Batiste s residency at the legendary space. It is the follow up to Anatomy of Angels, which is part 1 of this 2 part series. The music on Chronology Of A Dream: Live At The Village Vanguard is original, instrumental music (other than Soulful which is a tribute cover to Ray Hargrove) showcasing Batistes virtuosic and uplifting talent he uses to command a room, and an iconic one at that.

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Japanese Wallpaper - Glow -Nettwerk Records Japanese Wallpaper is Gab Strum, Melbourne-based dream pop producer, songwriter and artist. Gab blends shimmery synths, downtempo beats, and electronic influences with introspective, coming of age song themes to craft his brand of indie pop. Glow is the debut album from Japanese Wallpaper about navigating the simultaneously beautiful and incredibly awkward phase that is one's late teens, growing up and trying to figure out your place in the world. Produced by Grammy-winning producer Ben H. Allen (Walk the Moon, Animal Collective, Gnarls Barkley, Kaiser Chiefs, Cut Copy, Washed Out, Neon Indian),

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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

The Rolling Stones - Let it Bleed: 50th Anniversary Edition Miranda Lambert - Wildcard Michael Kiwanuka - KIWANUKA The Mavericks - Play The Hits The Doors - The Soft Parade: 50th Anniversary Omni - Networker Frail Body - A Brief Memoriam Nile - Vile Nilotic Rites Jay & Silent Bob Reboot Original Soundtrack Half Moon Run - A Blemish In The Great Light Voyager - Colours In The Sun Apollo Brown - Sincerely, Detroit Cup - Spinning Creature The Damned - Black Is the Night: The Definitive Anthology Nils Frahm - All Encores Van Halen - The Japanese Singles 1978-1984 R.Lum.R - Surfacing Anais Mitchell - Hadestown Original Broadway Cast Recording

& More .....

Coldplay - Arabesque / Orphans Bradford Cox / Cate Le Bon - Myths 004 EP Rayland Baxter - Good Mmornin EP Black Stone Cherry - Black To Blues: Volume 2 EP Pluralone - Shade Lady Antebellum - What Im Leaving For Prince - I Feel For You (Acoustic Demo) / I Feel For You Bishop Briggs - Champion

UPCOMING RELEASES

Fitted - First Fits -Org Music Fitted is a new project from Wire members Graham Lewis and Matthew Simms, with Mike Watt (Minutemen, Stooges, fIREHOSE) and drummer Bob Lee (Fearless Leader, The Freeks). The group first convened after just one practice to perform at Wires DRILL festival in 2017 at The Echo in Los Angeles. On their debut album, First Fits , the freewheelin' pysch-pop powerhouse plows through six numbers over the course of 38 minutes, with Lewis and Watt trading lead vocal duties. The album will be available on LP, CD, and digital formats beginning November 8th.

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Andrea Bocelli - Si Forever: The Diamond Edition -Decca The million-selling 2018 album reimagined to include 5 brand new tracks & including duets with Ellie Goulding, Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa, Matteo Bocelli, Jennifer Garner and more.

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For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section.


          

Murat Somer kimdir   

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Murat Somer kimdir, Doçent Dr. Murat Somer Koç Üniversitesi’nde Siyaset Bilimleri ve Uluslararası İlişkiler alanında öğretim üyesidir. Murat Somer, 1970 yılında İstanbul‘da doğmuştur. İstanbul Erkek Lisesinden mezun oldu. Boğaziçi Üniversitesi ekonomi bölümü mezunu olan Murat Somer, master (ekonomi) ve doktora (politik ekonomi ve kamu politikaları) derecelerini Los Angeles’da Güney Kaliforniya Üniversitesi‘nden (USC) aldı. Murat Somer, …

          

NICU RN   

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Looking for your next adventure? We're searching for Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Travel Nurses to fill immediate openings at a hospital in the city of Fontana, CA. If this sounds great to you, and you have 2+ years of experience, keep reading and we'll make sure you get all the details.What will I do? The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) also known as an intensive care nursery (ICN), is an intensive care unit specializing in the care of ill or premature newborn infants. A newborn may stay for days, weeks, or possibly longer, depending on the baby's degree of prematurity. This department or area in the hospital is where hospital staff care for newborns who have medical complications, or babies who have been born prematurely. There are varying level of nurseries pending the level of care needed by the patient: Levels I, II and III.What are the benefits? Weekly take-home pay between $20 and $60 per hour including per- diems-top-tier benefits that help you focus on taking care of your patients and know you're being taken care of, too.What else do I need to know? A qualified Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Travel Nurse will have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and hold a current/active license as a registered nurse in the state of CA, in addition to current certifications in BLS and other unit specific certifications. You must be certified in Neonatal Resuscitation and/or Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing. You may also be required to complete a minimum number of years of clinical experience in a hospital setting.Randstad Healthcare is your career concierge-savvy, smart and right by your side when you're considering a new position, city or job title. Let us help you make your next move: Get in touch with one of our Career Agents today!Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.Qualified applicants in San Francisco with criminal histories will be considered for employment in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

          

Our 2019 Portland Book Festival Picks   

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Who should you check out? by Suzette Smith

The popular, one-day Portland Book Festival (PBF) returns this Saturday to fill area bookshelves, introduce new voices, and provide authors a spotlight to read and discuss their works. This is the fifth year since local nonprofit Literary Arts took over the floundering Wordstock—they changed the festival’s name last year—and, along the way, we’ve watched the fest get a little stronger: crammed to its gills the first year, better organized the second, and so on. Last year the fest was thriving—if conspicuously stamped with Bank of America branding.

The big names at PBF this year are undoubtedly Malcolm Gladwell and Ambassador Susan Rice, former US National Security Advisor. But here are a few excellent writers that you may not have heard about yet, but who are totally worth checking out. SUZETTE SMITH

Steph Cha

It’s hard to believe that Steph Cha’s Your House Will Pay was only just released, because I’ve been hearing buzz about this book for the entire summer. The hype is warranted. Known for her Juniper Song detective trilogy, Cha stepped outside her usual niche with this novel, though the book is still full of suspense, and her two protagonists—a Korean American woman named Grace Park and an African American man named Shawn Matthews—have many mysteries to unravel. Cha based the novel’s story on the tragic ’91 murder of 15-year-old Latasha Harlins, whose death is considered an inciting cause of the ’92 Los Angeles riots. Neither of her appearances should be missed. (Pop-up reading by “Stars and Bars” in the Hank Willis Thomas exhibition, Sat Nov 9, 11:30 am, Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park; “Hard Conversations: Race, Family, America,” 1:30 pm, Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 SW Park, w/Jennine Capó Cruset, Mira Jacob, and Mat Johnson) SUZETTE SMITH

Ebony Flowers

There’s something unforgettable about the way Ebony Flowers draws. At a casual glance, the illustrations are rough, but further reading reveals a detailed, unique cartoonist. Her pages convey the restless energy of childhood, and the non-stop motion that churns in rooms full of people talking and reacting. Flowers’ debut work, Hot Comb, is a memoir and primer on Black hair that pulls no punches about the time and pain involved in hair pressing, relaxing, braiding, and more, but along the way Flowers unlocks way more than hair mysteries. Flowers wraps her short stories of friendship, family, and conflicting viewpoints up under the recurring theme of: “Who did your hair?” The end result is a whole new look into a world many never get to see. (“Finding Home: Fiction of Place,” Sat Nov 9, 12:45 pm, Miller Gallery at the Portland Art Museum, 1119 SW Park, w/Kristen Arnett, Kali Fajardo-Anstine, Stephen Hiltner) SUZETTE SMITH

Rainbow Rowell

There will be crowds for celebrated Young Adult—and now comic book—author Rainbow Rowell, but if you aren’t familiar with the YA genre, would you know? In 2013, Rowell received rave reviews for two intriguing works: Eleanor & Park was a YA book that transcended its intended age range. It described the low-level dread of an abusive relationship with a relatability that we, frankly, don’t see in adult fiction, but without overwhelming its youthful audience. Fangirl was lighter, exploring the social and academic conflicts of a college student who loves writing fan fiction. The really cool thing? Rowell’s next book was that fan fiction: a vampire wizard Harry Potter-esque romance/fantasy story called Wayward Son. And it was GOOD. Rowell’s newest book, Carry On, is the sequel, and, in true magical teen fashion, involves a road trip. Rowell has also been writing Marvel’s Runaways since 2017. In August, she debuted Pumpkinheads, her first original graphic novel, illustrated by Faith Evan Hicks. (“Last Chance: Endings and Beginnings,” Sat Nov 9, 1 pm, The Old Church, 1422 SW 11th, w/ Jennifer Dugan, Faith Erin Hicks, and Alicia Tate; interviewed by Jasmine Guillory, Sat Nov 9, 5 pm, First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1126 SW Park) SUZETTE SMITH

Ross Gay

Over the past decade, Ross Gay has built a following around his open-hearted poems that mix heartbreak and glee. In his latest, The Book of Delights, Gay ventures into prose with a series of short essays about daily pleasures. It’s loose, playful, and thoroughly delightful. Without fail, I leave Gay’s writing feeling renewed and grateful for this messy world, in all its complexities. (“Ordinary Life: Exploring the Spaces Between,” Sat Nov 9, 1:30 pm, Winningstad Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway, w/Michael Dickman, Karen Russell, John Freeman) JOSHUA JAMES AMBERSON

Kevin Huizenga

One of a handful of “style kings” in the world of indie comics, Kevin Huizenga’s clean, detailed cartooning is immediately recognizable. Much of his work alternates between Glenn Ganges—Huizenga’s autobio comic cipher—ruminating on straightforward, suburban happenings, and more experimental comics which break philosophical, in an attempt to show readers how small they truly are in the greater schemes of nature. Huizenga is a deep thinker beloved by deep thinkers. (“Stranger Things: Fiction from the Edge,” Sat Nov 9, 4:45 pm, Miller Gallery at the Portland Art Museum, 1119 SW Park, w/Molly Gloss, Karen Thompson Walker, S. Zainab Williams) SUZETTE SMITH

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The 36 Best Things to Do in Portland This Weekend: Nov 8-10   

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Ladies, gentlemen, exhibitionists, voyeurs, appreciators of fine art, smut peddlers, comedy lovers, music aficionados, trappers of Blitzens and Yungest of Baes... if ever there was a weekend specifically designed for your specific tastes, it's this one. Hit the links below and load your plate accordingly


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Friday, Nov 8

Morgan Murphy
Listen, I’m not saying that Portland is entirely responsible for the success of Morgan Murphy’s career as a stand up and a comedy writer. But isn’t it interesting that she was born here and then went on to great acclaim as a writer for both Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon’s late-night talk shows and popular CBS sitcom 2 Broke Girls? That’s not even counting her work on stage where she redefines deadpan delivery for our modern hyperbolic age. All I’m saying is that Portland made Morgan Murphy, and I’m hoping she does the right thing by acknowledging that this weekend. (Fri-Sat Nov 8-9, 7:30 pm & 10 pm, Helium Comedy Club, $17-33) ROBERT HAM

HUMP!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! When the annual HUMP! amateur porn fest rolls into town, you know you’re going to be in for a hot time in the old town tonight. Don’t miss 21 new, sexy five-minute dirty flicks made by your friends and neighbors here in the Pacific Northwest that represent every stripe of sexual persuasion. Plus you get to vote on the lucky winners who will take home thousands in sweet cash MONEY. Get ready to laugh, squeal, and feel super tingly (down there) because HUMP! audience members have the time of their lives. But don’t delay, tickets for these shows are hotter than what you’ll see onscreen! (Fri-Sat Nov 8-9, 6:30 pm & 9 pm, Revolution Hall, $20-25, through Nov 23) WM. STEVEN HUMPHREY

Mikal Cronin, Shannon Lay
Mikal Cronin possess the uncanny knack for penning effortless-sounding pop gems. On his fourth record, Seeker, he mines his self-introspection and the comeback from a bad case of writer’s block with convincing aplomb, conjuring Tom Petty melodies on the single “Show Me” with help from Ty Segall’s Freedom Band (of which he is a card-carrying member). There’s a lot of inferno-inspired writing coming out of California following last year’s devastating wildfires, and Seeker is no different, exploring ideas of rebirth from destruction. Cronin seems a gentle soul armed with the ability to pull wisdom from a chaotic world. (Fri Nov 8, 9 pm, Mississippi Studios, $15-17, all ages) RYAN J. PRADO

Lit Crawl Portland
A boozy jaunt to literary parties all throughout downtown's bars and other nontraditional venues for readings, including stops at the Dorsa Brevia, Kickstand Comedy, Oregon Humanities, Literary Arts, The Big Legrowlski, Valentine's, and more! Click here for a complete schedule and list of participating venues. (Fri Nov 8, 6 pm, Various Locations, free)

David Sedaris
If you think you’re too cool for David Sedaris—the first of his name, brother of Amy, author of NPR’s old reliable holiday mainstay (c’mon, the Santaland Diaries is GOOD) and such humorist delights as Me Talk Pretty One Day and Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim—you’re lying to yourself and you need to stop. Sedaris’ dry wit is indispensable in trying times. Go get some! (Fri Nov 8, 7:30 pm, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, $32.50-57.50) MEGAN BURBANK

Twin Peaks
Chicago-hailing garage rockers Twin Peaks return to town for an all-ages, headlining show supporting their latest album, Lookout Low. (Fri Nov 8, 9 pm, Wonder Ballroom, $18-20, all ages)

Little Hurricane
With the weather growing colder and the sun going down earlier, now is the perfect time for discovering new music at home, especially when the artist in question—dirty blues band Little Hurricane—provides ideal background music for nocturnal snuggling on the couch. Their minimalist blues-rock has been the soundtrack of five Taco Bell commercials, which, as a cheap-burrito lover, almost makes me love the San Diego duo even more. The only thing better than a Friday night is one spent listening to Little Hurricane’s lo-fi sounds. Check out songs like “Haunted Heart,” “Sun Sets West,” and “Give ’em Hell,” and prepare yourself for one mother of a staycation. (Fri Nov 8, 9 pm, Doug Fir, $20-23) KATHERINE MORGAN

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Brooklyn Nets
The Trail Blazers return home for a Friday night game against Kyrie Irving and the new-look Brooklyn Nets. (Fri Nov 8, 7 pm, Moda Center, $31 & Up, all ages)

Jeffrey Lewis & The Voltage, Wuhlux
What can’t Jeffrey Lewis do? He’s the world’s leading authority on Watchmen, a noted comic book artist, and a brilliant (anti-) folk singer and lyricist. Catch up with him tonight when he brings the latest iteration of his band through the Fixin' To for a Friday-night performance that's guaranteed to lift your spirits heading into the weekend. (Fri Nov 8, 8 pm, The Fixin' To, $10)

IRCO Fundraiser
A benefit concert for the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization, featuring performances from The Vagilantes, Mess Machine, Charley No Face, and Fake News. (Fri Nov 8, 8 pm, Twilight Cafe & Bar, $8)

Alaska Thunderfuck & Jeremy Mikush: Amethyst Journey Live
RuPaul's Drag Race all-star Alaska Thunderfuck and her longtime collaborator Jeremy Mikush bring their newly-minted musical duo through the Aladdin Theater for the Portland stop on a tour supporting their new album, Amethyst Journey. (Fri Nov 8, 8 pm, Aladdin Theater, $40-100, all ages)

Moonchild, Kiefer
Soul'd Out presents a headlining set with Los Angeles trio Moonchild, who bring their jazzy blend of R&B and soul back to the Star Theater stage in support of their latest album, Little Ghost. (Fri Nov 8, 9 pm, Star Theater, $23-25)

Monsters of Rock PDX
Monsters Of Rock PDX returns to the stage for the first time in 4 years to head up a benefit show for local musician Merrill Hale and his battle with ALS. Expect to hear covers from the likes of Alice In Chains, Soundgarden, Thin Lizzy, and more, with sets spanning the '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, and 2000s. (Fri Nov 8, 9 pm, Dante's, $20)


Saturday, Nov 9

The Portland Book Festival
This one-day book fair and live reading / discussion event used to be called Wordstock, but no one can deny that Portland Book Festival has grown into its own cool beast. Since it’s only one day, it’s easy to splurge on a bunch of books, get them signed by your favorite authors, and sit in on a talk or two. Then you still have Sunday for laundry and “Book Church,” which is what I call making too much breakfast and sitting around with a huge pile of unread books. If you like the sound of this, but also want to get wild, make sure to scope the always boozy, popular Lit Crawl the night before. (Sat Nov 9, 9 am, Portland Art Museum, $15-20, all ages) SUZETTE SMITH

The Pacific Crest Comedy Fest
Portland’s comedy scene is bonkers (bonkers GOOD) which is why the addition of a brand-new comedy festival that features the greatest comedians from around town and across the nation is very welcome indeed! It’s the Pacific Crest Comedy Fest, featuring Steph Tolev and Maggie Maye; hometown gals made good Caitlin Weierhauser, Bri Pruett, and Amy Miller; local heavy hitters Nariko Ott, Amanda Arnold, Shain Brenden, Kate Murphy, Amanda Arnold; and many more! But that ain’t all: Expect awesome podcasts and regular shows like Earthquake Hurricane, Minority Retort, Speechless, the return of Lez Stand Up, pant, pant, pant… TOO MANY TO MENTION! Good god, that’s a lot of laughs in a short amount of time. (Sat-Sun Nov 9-10, Siren Theater) WM. STEVEN HUMPHREY

Yung Bae, Birocratic
Portland producer Yung Bae brings an array of future funk and disco jams out to Holocene for a two-night hometown stand. (Sat-Sun Nov 9-10, 9 pm, Holocene, $13-17)

Robert Forster
The last time Robert Forster was in the Northwest, it was as a member of the Go-Betweens, performing in Seattle in 2005 during what would become that venerable pop group’s final tour. (Forster’s longtime musical partner Grant McLennan passed away suddenly a year later.) Much has happened in his life since then, including a regular gig as a music critic, an impassioned memoir about his work with McLennan, and three fantastic solo albums. His most recent, Inferno, finds Forster in peak form, with a folk-pop backing band, ambling through his back pages and unblinkingly facing his waning years with grace. (Sat Nov 9, 8 pm, Mississippi Studios, $22-25) ROBERT HAM

Dune Rats
Brisbane-based garage punk trio Dune Rats comes back to Portland for a night of boisterousness finely honed down under. (Sat Nov 9, 9 pm, Bunk Bar, $15)

The I, Anonymous Show
Fuck off, Avengers! When it comes to once-in-a-lifetime superhero team-ups, NOBODY can compete with the lineup of comics that are assembling for the next installment of the Mercury’s beloved I, Anonymous Show! This time around—and in conjunction with the Pacific Crest Comedy Fest—our live show will feature host Kate Murphy, former host Bri Pruett, and former host Caitlin Weierhauser! AND they’re bringing along the hilarious Steven Wilber for the ride! In other words? If you want top-notch comics reading and reflecting on some of the Mercury’s funniest, weirdest, creepiest, and (very occasionally) sexiest submissions to our popular I, Anonymous column, you can’t do any better. And who knows, maybe Hawkeye will show up too. Not like he’s got anything better to do. (Sat Nov 9, 6 pm, Siren Theater, $10) ERIK HENRIKSEN

Max Bemis, Perma, Museum Mouth
Say Anything frontman Max Bemis steps out for a solo show at the Hawthorne Theatre, with Perma and Museum Mouth on-hand to round out the all-ages bill. (Sat Nov 9, 8 pm, Hawthorne Theatre, $19-23, all ages)

Del McCoury Band, The Jacob Joliff Band
Del McCoury's band is a well-oiled machine of precisely plucked strings and high lonesome vocals that should sound positively divine bouncing around the Aladdin Theater tonight. (Sat Nov 9, 8 pm, Aladdin Theater, $42.50-45, all ages) BEN SALMON

Matt Andersen, Gaby Moreno, Liz Vice
The Canadian guitarist and singer/songwriter out of New Brunswick brings his brand of blues through Portland as part of the "Roots Rising" Tour, with Guatemala-hailing folk and blues artist Gaby Moreno and Portland gospel and R&B singer/songwriter Liz Vice rounding out the bill. (Sat Nov 9, 9 pm, Star Theater, $20)

NW Food & Wine Festival
Three of the greatest things on the planet, all at the same time? Food, Wine, and the Northwest combine for a full day of deliciousness, with over 600 wines available to sample, and bites from over 50 restaurants to enjoy. There's beer too, because it's an event in the Northwest so that means there's beer somewhere in there. (Sat Nov 9, 4 pm, Oregon Convention Center, $75-95)

Patrick Sweany
The blues-rock singer/songwriter out of Massillon, Ohio brings his soulful sound back to town for an intimate Saturday-night show supporting his latest album, Ancient Noise. (Sat Nov 9, 8 pm, Polaris Hall, 413-15)

Hell Hath No Funny
You can always count on Siren Nation coming through town and putting together one hell of a lady-centric night of comedy. This year's hell features stand-up sets from local all-stars Katie Nguyen, Susan Rice, Andy Iwancio, Quinne Salameh, and Katie Murphy. (Sat Nov 9, 9 pm, Alberta Street Pub, $12)

Sisters of the Road 40th Anniversary Fundraiser
The 40th anniversary of Sisters of the Road's founding is a momentous occasion, so big that only Darcelle XV could properly star in it, with special guests Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty, and Sisters co-founder Genny Nelson. The evening will include speakers, musicians, performances, and more. (Sat Nov 9, 5 pm, Billy Webb Elks Lodge, $100)


Sunday, Nov 10

Little Brother
Fresh off the release of their latest album, May The Lord Watch, North Carolina-hailing rappers Phonte and Big Pooh bring their reunited hip-hop act to the Wonder Ballroom stage for an all-ages performance. (Sun Nov 10, 9 pm, Wonder Ballroom, $28-33, all ages)

Blitzen Trapper, The Parson Red Heads
The experimental, folk-country monster pairing of Blitzen Trapper and the Parson Red Heads alone would make for a formidable evening at Revolution Hall, but tonight’s all-ages, fully seated show has a more philanthropic bent. The concert will benefit Do Good Multnomah, a local nonprofit working to assist veterans with housing by way of “relationship-building, one-on-one engagement, supportive services, and direct community participation.” Both bands are staples of Portland’s psych-oriented roots-rock scene and have transcended the city’s confines with their last several albums. Check them out and help a good cause at the same time. (Sun Nov 10, 7 pm, Revolution Hall, $30, all ages) RYAN J. PRADO

Ariel Gore
Journalist, author, and teacher Ariel Gore returns with Hexing the Patriarchy, detailing over two dozen potions, spells, and magical elixirs in the form of a "magical guide to subverting manboy power, one spell at a time." Gore will be joined in conversation by More Bowstern, Sailor Holladay, Rhiannon Flowers, Felicity Artemis, Anna Doogan & Dani Burlison (Sun Nov 10, 7:30 pm, Powell's City of Books, free)

MusicPortland Gear Fest
Music advocacy program MusicFest takes over Polaris Hall to transform it into a celebration of Portland's music community; not just its performers, but the artists who make the actual instruments and gear those performers communicate with. (Sun Nov 10, noon, Polaris Hall, $5-6)

Taylor Tomlinson
Do you need love, or do you need carbs? Taylor Tomlinson says they’re basically interchangeable and anyone who’s ever had baked macaroni and cheese will confirm: carbs are flat-out better. But would we have put this hilarious truth together before Tomlinson swept in like a wildly funny eagle with that gag clenched in her razor-sharp talons? Things I have compared Tomlinson to: a joke-firing machine gun and a powerful eagle. Needless to say, I’m hella excited to hear this up and coming comedian tape her next Netflix special in OUR CITY. Prepare to hear all her best material because THIS is going to be on the internet! (Sun Nov 10, 5:30 pm & 8 pm, Aladdin Theater, $20) SUZETTE SMITH

Sci-Fi Authorfest 13
Your chance to meet, mingle, and get books signed by Sci-Fi authors Terry Brooks, Robin Hobb, Brent Weeks, Fonda Lee, Sebastien de Castell, Shawn Speakman, Caitlin Starling, Jason Gurley, Curtis C. Chen, Brenda Cooper, Kevin James Breaux, Spencer Ellsworth, Ken Scholes, Devon Monk, and Emily Suvada. (Sun Nov 10, 4 pm, Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing, free)

The Shivas, Cry Babe, Ex-Kids
Beloved Portland psych and garage rock outfit the Shivas swing through the Doug Fir to celebrate the release of their new Tender Loving Empire-issued album, Dark Thoughts, with like-minded locals Cry Babe and Ex-Kids rounding out the bill. (Sun Nov 10, 8 pm, Doug Fir, $10)

Mouthy Live
Piper Davis' podcast comes to the Nightwood Society for Native American Heritage Month, to talk about culture, tradition, history, and of course, food, with special guests Brigette and Sean McConville of Salmon King Catering. (Sun Nov 10, 3:30 pm, The Nightwood Society, $25)

Phenomenal Woman
Portland singer/songwriters LaRhonda Steele, Bre Gregg, Beth Wood, and Ara Lee James link up with a talented backing band to bring you an array of original music, along with tributes to greats like Nina Simone, Carole King, Etta James, Dolly Parton, Bonnie Raitt, Patty Griffin, Aretha Franklin, and Joni Mitchell. (Sun Nov 10, 7 pm, Alberta Rose Theatre, $20, all ages)

Sincerity is Gross: The Dirty Thirdiversary
James Barela's stand-up showcase makes it to its third year on this filthy planet, and if you thought this was the show where some sentimentality and (gasp) sincerity poked its head through the crust, you're pretty sadly fuckin' mistaken: Mr. Barela promises that when Anthony Desamito, Lance Edward, Dylan Carlino, Wendy Weiss, and Diana Potter all take the stage? They're comin' with their nastiest shit, son. (Sun Nov 10, 8 pm, The Slide Inn, free)

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