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  • This Week in Alts: David Carr's time on the streets of Minneapolis, reporting a sexual assault in D.C., and more

    This Week in Alts: David Carr's time on the streets of Minneapolis, reporting a sexual assault in D.C., and more
    City Pages, "Before The New York Times, David Carr Learned the Journalism Craft on Minneapolis Streets"┬áDavid Carr, The New York Times media critic who died two weeks ago, got his start as a journalist in Minneapolis, working for the now-defunct alt-weekly Twin Cities Reader. City Pages talked to many of his friends and co-workers from his days in Minneapolis to get a portrait of the man before he went to work for Washington City Paper and then The Grey Lady. There are some frank descriptions of his drug problem—"There were times where all of us kind of lost track of him, had no idea where he was or what he was doing," reporter Brian Lambert says. ". . . we all thought, in the not so distant future, he would be found dead on some hellhole floor somewhere." It's an honest, but moving, portrait of a man who proved to be influential to many journalists around the country. There's also a song that Carr's friend Paul Metsa recorded about him.
  • Free Will Astrology 2/4/15

    Free Will Astrology 2/4/15
    ARIES (March 21-April 19): In 1979, Monty Python comedian John Cleese helped direct a four-night extravaganza, “The Secret Policeman’s Ball.” It was a benefit to raise money for the human rights organization Amnesty International. The...

    Judge rules Fancy Cats Rescue Team's free-speech and retaliation lawsuit against head of controversial local animal shelter can move forward

    Judge rules Fancy Cats Rescue Team's free-speech and retaliation lawsuit against head of controversial local animal shelter can move forward
    When a volunteer animal-rescuer coordinator for Virginia-based Fancy Cats Rescue Team sent an email critical of the care provided by Baltimore County Animal Services at its Baldwin shelter in 2013, which has been the subject of much public controversy...

    It's Gianna Bitch!: What's the proper way to use social media during moments of great upheaval? IDEK

    It's Gianna Bitch!: What's the proper way to use social media during moments of great upheaval? IDEK
    I must be listening to too much Taylor Swift because when I was trying to write a column last week my mind was the blankest of blank spaces. But really, I did feel a push to write about the injustices and the following protests involved with the killing...

    Wandering Eye: Heather Mizeur supporters express their dismay, the troubling rise in "sneak and peek" warrants, and more

    Wandering Eye: Heather Mizeur supporters express their dismay, the troubling rise in "sneak and peek" warrants, and more
    Looks like progressive Democratic gubernatorial candidate Heather Mizeur's advice to her supporters—to not write her in on the general-election ballot after her strong but insufficient showing in June's primary—was pretty much taken to heart,...