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2 hrs ago | Government Executive

Consolidations Have Led to More Nighttime Mail Deliveries, Putting Letter Carriers in Danger

Letter carriers in the Washington, D.C., area are increasingly making nighttime deliveries, despite warnings from the U.S. Postal Service and union representatives of the dangers of doing so.


Related Topix: The Postal Service

6 hrs ago | HR Magazine

USPS Sued for Disciplining Safety Whistle-Blower

The U.S. Department of Labor is suing the U.S. Postal Service for allegedly retaliating against an employee for reporting unsafe working conditions.


Related Topix: The Postal Service, Law, Employment / Labor Law, Environmental Law, Criminal Defense Law, OSHA

10 hrs ago | New York Daily News

The Kooks get serious on 'Listen'

They're at Terminal 5 and Webster Hall; also around town are Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, and Nick Cave But the new album from Brit-pop's best young band, the Kooks, turns that formula upside down.


Related Topix: The Kooks, Music, Entertainment

14 hrs ago | New York Daily News

Movies this summer aren't too hot

Despite bright spots like 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,' we've mostly gotten stinkers like 'Sex Tape,' 'Hercules,' 'Transformers: Age of Extinction,' 'Tammy,' and 'A Million Ways to Die in the West' Hey, Hollywood - just because it's the dog days doesn't mean almost every summer movie has to be a dog.


Related Topix: Hercules, Tammy, The Heat, Melissa McCarthy, Movies, Entertainment

Thu Jul 24, 2014

WTOP-FM Washington

Silver Line Shuffle

The ad features the song "Escapee" by Architecture in Helsinki along with dance choreography by Michael Stokes of D.C. The quirky dancing, facial features and over-excitement of the actors involved has social media laughing and scratching their collective heads.


Boulder Weekly

The cata s meow

Truth be told, Brooklyn musician John Jagos is a little peeved no intrepid music reporters have ever asked him about the psychedelic band he started in high school.


Related Topix: Sigur Ros, Boulder, CO, Bollywood

Globe and Mail

Zach Braff: 'I'm not trying to be for the masses'

Zach Braff raised $3.1-million on Kickstarter to make his first movie in 10 years, Wish I Was Here.


Related Topix: Wish I Was Here, Comedy Movies, Drama Movies, Garden State, Scrubs, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Zach Braff, Pop/Rock, The Shins, Woody Allen


How the Newport Folk Festival Got Its Groove Back

In 2008, ticket sales at the Newport Folk Festival had become so slow that founder George Wein was considering selling the 50-year-old event where Dylan went electric in 1965.


Related Topix: Newport Folk Festival, Country, The Decemberists, Folk, Pop/Rock, Pete Seeger, Arlo Guthrie, Music, Entertainment

On Stage: 'Alwaysa Patsy Cline' at Candlelight

Erica Scanlan Harr stars as Patsy Cline in "Always Patsy Cline" running weekend performances at the Candlelight Theater in Arden, Del., now through Aug. 24. Fans of Patsy Cline know how great she was.


Related Topix: Patsy Cline, Country, Theater, Arts, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Arden, DE, Delaware

WYFF-TV Greenville

Your mail delivered. After dark

But thanks to cost-cutting measures and a shrinking work force, U.S. Postal Service letter carriers in cities are delivering mail in the evening as many as two days a week, or more.


Related Topix: The Postal Service, Richmond, VA, Arlington, VA

Generationals Announce Fall 2014 North American Headlining Tour

New Orleans-based indie-rock duo Generationals are pleased to announce their upcoming fall North American headlining tour.


Related Topix: New Orleans, LA, Canada, Pop/Rock, The Shins

Broward-Palm Beach

Culture Room

It's hot, loud, and way too crowded. But would you expect anything less from a rock club? The Culture Room books an eclectic mix of bands.


Related Topix: David Allan Coe, Country, Florida, Florida Government

Wed Jul 23, 2014

City Paper

Mates of State at U Street Music Hall: Monday, July 28

Though U Street Music Hall regularly plays host to buzzy DJs and local purveyors of electronic music, its bookers also make room for smaller indie-rock acts.


Related Topix: Mates of State


Destination Zhangjiajie

ALL great journeys deserve a soundtrack, and if I were to choose one for a recent trip to Zhangjiajie, I'd pick the album Kveikur from the post-rock Icelandic band Sigur Ros.


Related Topix: Sigur Ros, World News, China, Asia, Travel, Asia Travel, China Travel


Album Review:

A lot of critics have assumed the warmth of Conor Oberst's Nonesuch debut stems from some kind of "Seventies California folk pop" just because he worked out the early stage of these 13 new songs with Jonathan Wilson at the revered West Coast producer/musician's studio in L.A.'s Echo Park district.


Related Topix: New Paltz, NY, Bright Eyes, Ulster County, NY


Farewell Transmission

He was a cult figure in the indie music scene, with a tight-knit group of fans who fiercely love his stark, dark music, and an enviable reputation among other musicians - his was the type of music that inspired respect from fellow artists.


Related Topix: Beckley, WV, Ripley, WV

Austin American Statesman

Austin Arts: Seeing Things: Review: Girls Girls Girls Improvised Musicals' "Boys of Summer"

Although flash mobs do happen, and Broadway musicals make it seem like life is a song, if you want real spontaneous singing, treat yourself to a Saturday night with Girls Girls Girls Improvised Musicals' "Boys of Summer," playing through Aug. 23 at The Institution Theater.


Related Topix: The Girls, Theater, Arts

WIGM-AM Medford

Death From Above 1979 Are Touring This Fall

Dance-punkers Death from Above 1979 are touring this fall and they are doing so with a twist.


Related Topix: Death from Above 1979, Entertainment

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Washington Post

D.C. area rises to the top - for late mail delivery

Mail is delivered after 5 p.m. more than two-thirds of the time to residents and businesses in the District and the Maryland suburbs, an investigation released Tuesday found, raising concerns about the safety of letter carriers and provoking a deluge of complaints from customers.


Related Topix: The Postal Service


Sufjan Stevens released 'Year of the Tiger' on vinyl, debuting...

Sufjan Stevens surprised some people when he went electronic on 2010's The Age of Adz , and though it was the first time he made a record like that, it wasn't the first time he made an electronic album.


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