The jazz Christmas album is a subgenre that is dominated by one iconic release: Vince Guaraldi’s A Charlie Brown Christmas. This 1965 album, which accompanied the television special, has pretty much become the standard by which all jazz Christmas albums are measured. However, there are plenty of other great works in this subgenre, and two of them come from Ramsey Lewis, who is one of the pre-eminent living jazz artists. The Chicago-based Lewis’ career has spanned almost 60 years, and he has distinguished himself not only as a musician, but as a composer, DJ, and community leader.
The police here in Montreal have a pretty bad reputation. An earned one, mind you. From tasing the elderly and mentally ill to death, kettling (surrounding a group of people with police and arresting all of them) on a whim during massive protests, and my all time favourite, and only time I’m upset by unions: our police are pretty much allowed to look over their own charges. IE someone else in the precinct can look over a criminal charge against an officer and see if they will prosecute him. Surprise! They usually don’t.
Now that you have a little background on our police, onto a story that I literally thought was from the US (sorry guys).
FREE CECE, the new documentary with Laverne Cox, explores the roles race, class and gender played in CeCe McDonald’s case. McDonald’s claim of self defense was rejected by Hennepin County prosecutors. The documentary explores the implications of CeCe’s story as a survivor, housing trans women in male prisons, and the practice of keeping trans women in solitary confinement.
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WHY IS NOBODY TALKING ABOUT THIS:
AUSTRALIA BANNED GAY MARRIAGE, MAKING 27 MARRIAGES DONE IN THE LAST WEEK SINCE THEY PASSED THE LAW THAT MADE IT LEGAL INVALID: SOURCE
AND INDIA UPHELD A LAW BANNING GAY SEX, A LAW THAT WAS INSTATED DURING BRITISH RULE AND IS OVER A HUNDRED YEARS OLD: SOURCE
WHY IS THIS NOT ALL OVER MY DASH?
Because only Africa is homophobic duh
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Okay, does anyone else feel like all of the character development that’s happened over the last nine episodes just got—written off? Ignored?
It wasn’t just me, yeah?
It was kinda like the episode writer (Shalisha Francis; writer and co-producer of Agents of SHIELD and executive story editor and writer forCastle) hadn’t even—watched the series or something?
Which is strange since Francis is a co-producer, yeah?
SO MUCH NOT-PLEASED.
Because there was just so much that was not-right in this week’s episode.
It’s time once again to hit up our favourite comic stores and stock up on our most loved titles. This week is a good one for DC fans, at least if you have a palate anything like this author. We’re going to dive into Forever Evil – Arkham War #3, look at Nightwing #26, and finish up with a look at Batgirl #26.
NSA, bastion of keeping us safe from those scary terrorists with a little bit of the ol’ domestic spying, has surveillance in the likes of World of Warcraft, Second Life, and X-Box Live.
Triangulation and mimetic desire are everywhere in this episode. The love pentangle between Dracula, Mina, Jonathan, Lucy, and Lady Jayne becomes even more refractory and multifaceted.
I don’t know what I was expecting, but it wasn’t this. It’s just so pretty.
isn’t she great??
wow, this is absolutely gorgeous.