We're honored that our colleague (OK, boss) at ArtsPage HQ chose the Every Simpsons Ever marathon (showing on FXX) thread to be part of the "Weekend Preview for Bumbershoot Haters" post. Not that we advocate hating Bumbershoot (although some readers do; check the comment thread on the festival
The Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya's capital has "secured" a U.S. Embassy residential compound there, more than a month after American personnel evacuated from the country over ongoing fighting, one of its commanders said Sunday.
(Reuters) - California's Napa Valley, the site of a strong and damaging earthquake a week ago, was shaken by a small aftershock early on Sunday. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake, measuring magnitude 3.2, occurred five miles southwest of Napa. There were no immediate reports of damage. It was one of many aftershocks that have occurred since Aug. 24 when a magnitude 6.0 quake struck, the biggest to hit California's Bay Area in 25 years, injuring more than 200 people and damaging dozens of buildings. ...
Headdresses have deep spiritual and cultural meaning for Native Americans. But lately a lot of people have been playing dress-up in them, reigniting a longstanding debate about cultural misappropriation.
David Wright of the Seattle Public Library rounds up a crop of recent Australian noir. Or is it Tasmanian Gothic? Dark stories from Down Under include works by authors Garry Disher, Rohan Wilson, Favel Parrett, Elizabeth Harrower and others.