*This editorial is targeted at no single person, band or place.
Musicians, promoters, bar and restaurant owners and music fans: Please take your blinders off for a second. We need to get on the same page about live music.
I recently saw a post, “HIRING A MUSICIAN?” on Facebook that has more than 64,000 shares and 36,000 “likes.” It was one of those “what you think you are paying for/what you are actually paying for” types of posts.
According to the post, musicians’ Internet…
Not only is Kanye’s flow incredibly sick on “New Slaves,” so are his rhymes about injustice, power and hate. Yes, I’d much rather be a d**k thank a swallower too, Mr. West.
Extraordinary harmonies, extraordinary atmosphere and extraordinary originality – “Superpower” is an immediately satisfying listen. It’s off of Beyonce’s new visual album, “BEYONCÉ,” which has only been out for a…
Thank you, readers, for your excellent feedback on our “What Fargo-Moorhead Needs” list from a few weeks ago. This is absolutely worth following up on.
Your response to a list about brunch, music, dancing, gayness and recycling really shows you care about the community’s growth. It shows we have faith that Fargo actually can grow into a place that’s much more cultured, hip, fashionable, diverse and groovy.
Let’s start by saying Fargo-Moorhead is getting there. We’ve got some…
Let’s just say, Vinyl Taco has raised the damn bar. That place is cool.
But Fargo-Moorhead still could use more “cool” spots if we want to make this place truly, madly, deeply happening.
If I had the money, here’s what I’d add to F-M.
Coffee. Buckwheat blueberry pancakes. Maple Syrup. Eggs. Warm croissants. Wood floors. Sassy young servers sporting navy blue aprons. Silver bells. Perky jams. Crammed, scuffed walkways. Goodness, we need a place like this for…
Huffington Post recently published an article called “7 Ways to Be Insufferable on Facebook.” It basically tells us to quit “serving ourselves” on social media.
The author did use some great examples of statuses that can absolutely be self-serving:
“Ughhhhhhhhh,” – Goodness, you’re not the only one with problems.
“Finally finished my paper!” – Well, whoop-de-doo-doo.
“Hawaii!” – Yes, we are happy for you that you are in Hawaii, but at least post a picture…
Small courtesies are not living requirements, but by abiding by them we make life enormously easier.
Because they are small gestures we often think of them as unworthy of mentioning or unworthy of making an impact.
Ahem … Let’s review:
1.Put trash in recycling receptacles. It doesn’t take long for the workers to sort the garbage anyhow.
2.Always leave at least a 20-cent tip. Yes, buffets included.
3.When parking, take up two spots. White lines are nothing more than white…
Last Monday, Buzzfeed.com published a list of tweeters who made racist comments about this year’s Miss America winner, Nina Davuluri, an Indian-American.
The list included the names and links to the accounts of each of the offenders. After clicking through every account posted on this Buzzfeed page, we found nearly all of the accounts had been deleted or suspended.
In fact, the only ones that were kept active were by foul-mouthed, unapologetic dudes continuing the conversation and…
If a business tries to tell you your damaged product is unfixable or that “It would just be much cheaper to buy a new one,” remember to be skeptical. It is one of many popular dealings that companies use to increase their revenues.
Is this wrong or is this okay?
First of all, whether it’s wrong or not, it most certainly is something we as consumers have every right to know – because it can be extremely valuable information.
I’m sure by the time this gets published and read by viewers like you, it’ll be sunny, calm and disgustingly hot. It’s F-town for God’s sakes.
But as of right now, many of us are having the violent chills because it feels like mid-January.
So here you have it: 20 reasons why we (cough) love cold, sleet and snow, even in April:
1.Because warm weather and green grass makes people happy, but aren’t genuinely positive people absolutely the…
Human principle will always prove that prevention yields the most efficient, constructive and positive outcomes. Human principle will always prove that the most effective solutions exclusively attack problems by their roots. Short-term, quick-fix “answers,” by nature, tend to backfire.
America’s gun violence problem has root issues as well. Unfortunately, because they are hidden, we don’t always realize their potency – and we foolishly…
by C.S. Hagen
AMHERST, SOUTH DAKOTA – Four days before TransCanada anticipated obtaining permits for the Keystone XL project, the company’s older pipeline leaked, spilling more than 210,000 gallons of Canadian crude oil into the South Dakota…
by Birgit Pruess
Would you like to escape your stressful daily life with a relaxing arts event? Do you like to meet with old friends and make new ones? Or maybe you would like to start your Christmas and Holiday shopping early. FMVA has the event…
by Megan Bartholomay
Believe it or not, “The Holidays” are upon us. If you’ve been to Target lately, and I know you have, you may have noticed that the Christmahanakwanzika stuff is already up (if you’re unsure of that term, Google it).In fact,…