Third Man Records will expand to Detroit

Jack White’s record label Third Man Records, based in Nashville, Tennessee, will expand to Detroit, Michigan. White has partnered up with Tom Kartsotis, the founder of Shinola to place the new store right in Cass Corridor in the same building as Shinola. This new store will serve as a office and retail space for Third Man… Third Man Records will expand to Detroit was originally published on Rhyme et Reason Continue reading Third Man Records will expand to Detroit

Chavela Vargas Has Died // Chavela Vargas Se Ha Muerto

Mexican singer (by way of Costa Rica) Chavela Vargas died on Sunday at the age of 93. Chavela’s distinctively soulful voice–infinitely rich with such a wonderful rasp–is unparalleled in the Spanish-speaking world and was no doubt informed by her lifestyle. Vargas was famously androgynous, carried on lesbian love affairs (perhaps even with friend, the artist, Frida Kahlo), and sang ranchera songs as they were meant to be sung–refusing to change the pronouns in these songs to satisfy her audience’s heteronormative sensibilities. She became one of those rare icons beloved by both popular culture and counterculture. She will be missed, but her voice … Continue reading Chavela Vargas Has Died // Chavela Vargas Se Ha Muerto

Kim Jong Il Is Dead

(Image via News Reel Blog and Team America)   So North Korean “dear leader”/dictator Kim Jong Il died yesterday of an apparent heart attack (which is suspiciously vague–although I don’t especially care.)  The North Korean media would have you believe his death was due to “overwork” after “dedicating his life to [starving] the people."  (Couldn’t help myself.) His son, Kim Jong Un, will succeed the famously unstable Kim Jong Il.  Soon after his father’s death North Korea test-fired a short-range missile into the Sea of Japan.  Understandably, everyone is worried as North Korea has quite a few nuclear weapons and … Continue reading Kim Jong Il Is Dead

Kim Jong Il Is Dead

(Image via News Reel Blog and Team America)   So North Korean “dear leader”/dictator Kim Jong Il died yesterday of an apparent heart attack (which is suspiciously vague–although I don’t especially care.)  The North Korean media would have you believe his death was due to “overwork” after “dedicating his life to [starving] the people.”  (Couldn’t help myself.)   His son, Kim Jong Un, will succeed the famously unstable Kim Jong Il.  Soon after his father’s death North Korea test-fired a short-range missile into the Sea of Japan.  Understandably, everyone is worried as North Korea has quite a few nuclear weapons … Continue reading Kim Jong Il Is Dead

Another air show crash – no spectators injured

Pilot killed in W.Va. air show crash – CBS News A Trojan Horsemen aircraft, T-28 Trojan Horsemen Warbird Formation Acrobatic Team, explodes into flames as it crashes during Saturday Thunder Over the Blue Ridge open house and airshow in Martinsburg. (Journal of Martinsburg-Ron Agnir) (AP)  MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – The pilot of a post-World War II plane died Saturday after crashing into a runway and bursting into flames, the second deadly air show crash in 24 hours. The West Virginia Air National Guard said that no spectators were injured and that the crash site was far away from anyone at the show. … Continue reading Another air show crash – no spectators injured