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Around the clubs: Desert Hearts, Fort Romeau and more

The Desert Hearts team is one of the more genial entries into the expanding universe of small Burning Man-inspired festivals. Their parties focus on the smarter ends of house and techno, but with self-aware good humor (one fest co-founder and DJ goes by the name Deep Jesus) and youthful vigor. 
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Huston Street credits Trevor Hoffman after picking up 300th save

Minutes after picking up his 300th save in a 5-2 victory over the Twins, Angels closer Huston Street was quick to credit the man who he says had the biggest influence on the trajectory of his career -- longtime San Diego Padres legend Trevor Hoffman.
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Funding cuts could spell end of free museums and galleries

Guardian UK Arts - 07/23/2015

Museums Association warns that entrance fees could be introduced as York Art Gallery considers £7.50 charge when it reopens after £8m redevelopment

Regional museums and galleries may have to introduce admission charges as local authorities face continued funding cuts, the Museums Association has said.

The warning came as it emerged that York Art Gallery wants to charge local residents and tourists a £7.50 entrance fee when it reopens next week after a two-and-a-half-year, £8m redevelopment. Brighton Museum and Art Gallery began charging a £5 entry in May, although it is free for residents.

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Five weirdest features of the odd but wildly popular Kickstarter travel jacket

If you haven't heard about the BauBax Travel Jacket, you may. That's because 8,547 people (as of Thursday afternoon, and you're bound to know one of them, right?) on Kickstarter have pledged a total of $1,433,829 to help make the jacket a reality -- and there are still 42 days to go. Right now...
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Drone strike kills terrorist tied to 2002 killing of Camp Pendleton Marine

Nearly 13 years after terrorists killed a Marine from Camp Pendleton who was part of a training exercise off Kuwait, the U.S. has killed one of the leaders of the attack with a drone strike.
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Yankees' Joe Girardi set to release wacky baseball/sci-fi gaming app

Joe Girardi has a reputation for being rather stiff and straight-laced.
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More Reba, Brooks & Dunn on the way to Las Vegas in December

Country music superstars Reba McEntireKix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn are in the midst of their resident show at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, and already demand for tickets it high.
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Football: Re-al Mitchell, Berkeley Holman show off speed for St. John Bosco

St. John Bosco timed its players in the 40-yard dash earlier this week, and the fastest player, as expected, was running back Sean McGrew, a senior headed to Washington. He ran the 40 in 4.41 seconds.
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In Austin Grossman's supernatural novel, 'Crooked,' Richard Nixon meets H.P. Lovecraft

As if American voters didn't have enough to worry about, in the last few years, the undead and the uncanny have infiltrated the ranks of U.S. politicians in novels like Seth Grahame-Smith's "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" and "The Last American Vampire" and Christopher Farnsworth's wonderful...
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Uzbekistan: Epic Silk Road excursion highlights Central Asian nation

Hardy travelers in search of an off-the-beaten-track destination may be tempted by a 15-day excursion across the Central Asian nation of Uzbekistan.
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Universal movie blockbusters boost Comcast earnings

Universal Pictures' string of blockbusters, led by "Jurassic World," and "Furious 7," propelled cable giant Comcast's second-quarter earnings.
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Northlight coming to the Steppenwolf Garage

Chicago Arts & Culture - 07/23/2015
Northlight Theatre is to produce a world-premiere drama by the Chicago playwright Philip Dawkins at the Steppenwolf Garage Theatre (1624 N. Halsted St.) in the fall.
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Thursday, Jul. 23, 2015

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Beatles' 'Help!' screening July 30 for 50th anniversary

For the 50th anniversary of the world premiere of the Beatles second film, "Help!," the South Pasadena Library will host a free screening on July 30 following a performance of Beatles songs by an ad hoc group of Fab Four-inspired musicians.
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These anti-homeless spikes are brutal. We need to get rid of them | Leah Borromeo

Guardian UK Arts - 07/23/2015
‘Defensive architecture’ is a cynical attempt to sweep away poverty and inequality. Better Than Spikes want to make our urban spaces more inclusive

The city – yours, ours, everybody’s – is filled with space, yet most people don’t stop to think just how much of that space is designed to control them. Some of it, like traffic lights, one-way signs and most road signs, serves a positive purpose. Lighting directs people to main streets and places where you can buy things. Steel barriers keep you from running onto the main road and control routes of traffic. Not saying that’s a bad thing, that’s just how it is.

Outdoor furniture determines whether you are invited to rest anywhere, and how you rest. Angled perches at bus stops discourage hanging out there too long. Metal spikes on ledges and doorways scream “do not sit”, “do not stand”, “go away”.

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The most unsayable truth: museums are not the NHS – they should charge us

Guardian UK Arts - 07/23/2015

Britain prides itself on its free museums, but they’re too idealistic – and besides, they hark back to the days when art was deemed second-rate culture

It may be time for museums in Britain to begin charging for entry. I do not say this lightly. The British – and it is distinctively British, with few equivalents elsewhere – belief that all museums should be free is a remarkable piece of idealism. It means that any of us can walk into our local gallery whenever we like and look at a Turner or even a Leonardo for nothing.

Sometimes you have to think the unthinkable. If we want museums to prosper and thrive in a harsh economic climate with central government talking about 40% cuts, an entrance fee may be the best way forward.

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A hacked Jeep should be a wake-up call to automakers

The article on Wired.com Tuesday was like something out of a Hollywood thriller. As writer Andy Greenberg sped down the highway in a Jeep Cherokee, the radio started blasting hip hop, the air conditioning unexpectedly turned on, the wipers activated - and then the SUV switched itself into neutral....
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America's fair housing backlash

If you've read conservative blogs or magazines in the last month, you've probably seen something like this headline from Townhall - "HUD's 'Disparate Impact' War on Suburban America" - or this one from National Review - "Attention America's Suburbs: You Have Just Been Annexed."
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Go bold and brighter: Tips for using wild neon colors of makeup

Spring and summer bloom with a vibrant array of indulgent color: a fanfare of fuchsia, sunshine-yellow, neon-orange and bright purple in wildflowers, lilies, agapanthus and more. But see all of those fantasyland hues in a makeup tube and you might think only someone living in a fool's paradise...
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Give 'Atticus' parents a break

Normally I'm all for making fun of parents who, by dint of ZIP Code or number of tattoos, fall into the hipster category and assert their nonconformity by giving their kids names that, once upon a time, were considered best suited for pets. Hang around a playground in Silver Lake or Brooklyn's...
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