5:48pm

Tue May 7, 2013
Arts & Culture

Beating the Dhol drums with Non Stop Bhangra

Most Westerners have been exposed to Bollywood, the lively cinematic musical-soap-operas that are iconic to the movie industry in Mumbai, India. However, few have gone beyond the screen and experienced first-hand the infectious music and dance that inspire some of the famous scenes from Bollywood films.

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5:42pm

Tue May 7, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: May 7, 2013

Not just the homeless rely on San Francisco's food banks; Beating the Dhol drums with Non Stop Bhangra; Bay Area Beats: DJ Atish on the art of mixing; and local band Picture Atlantic.

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5:42pm

Tue May 7, 2013
Arts & Culture

Bay Area Beats: DJ Atish on the art of mixing

Atish Mehta, courtesy of atish.net

The chemistry between people on a dance floor and the DJ mixing for them is not something to take lightly. The DJ is like a combination of artist, entertainer, and performer – taking the crowd on a musical journey.

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4:32pm

Tue May 7, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

Not just the homeless rely on San Francisco's food banks

Clients receive food in San Francisco's Mission District
http://www.arribajuntos.org/services.html Arriba Juntos

The San Francisco and Marin Food Banks provide food to 225,000 people each year through different food programs – one of these is their food pantry program. Seventeen percent of the people the food banks serve are homeless. The rest are low-wage workers, older adults, children and the unemployed. The food for the food pantry program is distributed by 230 local pantries in the area, including a small neighborhood organization in San Francisco’s Mission district every Thursday.

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4:23pm

Tue May 7, 2013
The Two-Way

Study: 'Fossil' Words Are Older Than We Thought

Originally published on Tue June 24, 2014 5:58 pm

The origin of some of the words we use today goes back much further than scientists once thought, suggesting an Ice Age-era proto-language that spawned many of the world's contemporary linguistic groups, according to a new study by a group of U.K.-based scientists.

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4:11pm

Tue May 7, 2013
Code Switch

Are We Laughing With Charles Ramsey?

Originally published on Tue May 7, 2013 4:45 pm

Charles Ramsey talks to media Tuesday as people congratulate him for having helped some women get out of a Cleveland home. Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, Michelle Knight and a 6-year-old girl were rescued from the house.
Scott Shaw The Plain Dealer/Landov

It's hard out here for a black man the Internet accidentally thrusts into the limelight. Those 15 minutes ain't no joke.

Charles Ramsey, the Cleveland man who helped Amanda Berry escape from her captor and free her fellow captives, is already a full-fledged Thing On The Internet, primarily owing to a live local television news interview. During that interview, Ramsey proved himself a fantastic storyteller, and he kept it extra-extra-real.

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3:31pm

Tue May 7, 2013
The Two-Way

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew Gets A New Signature

Originally published on Wed May 8, 2013 6:49 am

Jacob "Jack" Lew's signature, on the 2012 "Mid-Session Review" of the federal budget. He was director of the Office of Management and Budget at the time.
WhiteHouse.gov

Back in January, when Jacob "Jack" Lew was a mere nominee for the position of Secretary of the Treasury, we fretted about his signature. (It is, after all, displayed on the dollar.) It looked like a doodle, or as New York Magazine called it, a "slinky that has lost its spring."

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3:05pm

Tue May 7, 2013
Out In The Bay - 5/9/13

Gay Day at Great America with Pollo Del Mar!

Pollo Del Mar, drag entrepeneur

Pride is just around the corner so let's have some fun! Marilyn takes a look at "Gay Days" in amusement parks. Disneyworld was first in '91 and the right wing boycotted them for 8 years. Do we still need them? Her guest is drag star Pollo Del Mar, who's producing "Pride Night" at Great America Friday, May 24th, in Santa Clara, CA. She's got TV host Wendy Williams, Glee's Alex Newell ("Unique"), and lots of other entertainment and fun planned.  Broadcast and streaming live, Thursday, May 9th, 2013, at 7pm Pacific. 

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2:50pm

Tue May 7, 2013
The Two-Way

Colorado Theater Shooting Suspect Will Enter Insanity Plea

In a court filing today, lawyers for Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes said he intended to plead not guilty by reason of insanity.

Holmes will enter the plea, the court filing says, during a hearing on May 13.

Holmes is accused of opening fire in a crowded Aurora, Colo. movie theater, killing 12 people and injuring 70.

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2:38pm

Tue May 7, 2013
The Two-Way

Matt Groening's Mother, Inspiration For Marge Simpson, Dies

Originally published on Tue May 7, 2013 3:57 pm

The inspiration for Marge Simpson, from the animated series The Simpsons, died April 22. Margaret Groening, the mother of Simpsons' creator Matt Groening, was 94.
AP

"Margaret Groening died peacefully in her sleep on April 22, 2013, in Portland."

That paid obituary, which ran Monday in The Oregonian, marked the life of the woman who served as the inspiration for one of the best-known characters on television and arguably pop culture: the beehive-coiffed Marge Simpson.

Groening was 94.

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