IT’S CLEAR Ambika Singh knows nearly everyone in the room — in fact, many of the women floating around the packed Capitol Hill celebration seem to gravitate toward her. Wearing a bright yellow shirt and a huge smile, she whispers urgently to a friend, adds a big laugh and takes the informal stage in the open lobby of The Riveter’s co-working space. Along with Riveter co-founder Amy Nelson, Singh welcomes the crowd to the wine-filled happy hour organized to cheer on all the women who were named to a local list honoring notable businesspeople under the age of 40. RELATED: An authentic voice willing to speak out — and bring other women into the conversation Singh, 33, made the list for serving as chief executive and co-founder of startup Armoire, a clothing rental company for women. To get even this far, she has had to be a constant advocate for her 2-year-old company. Tonight is no exception. “And now, we wouldn’t be very good entrepreneurs if we … [Read more...] about With a gift for the pitch, and the gift of confidence from the get-go, Ambika Singh launches Seattle startup Armoire
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Purple punk, purple polka bands, purple pancakes By Tim Stegall, 3:13PM, Wed. Oct. 10, 2018 Tweet print write a letter Born Robert B. Rivkin in Minneapolis in 1956, “Butzie” met up with Prince Rogers Nelson in 1977 and became his Andy Newmark a la Sly & the Family Stone: white drummer in a multi-racial/-cultural R&B band. He appeared on seven Prince LPs between Dirty Mind and Sign O' the Times. “Z” and a reformed Revolution rally ACL’s Tito’s tent on Sunday, 6pm. The Revolution: Lisa Coleman, Bobby Z., Wendy Melvoin, Dr. Fink, Mark Brown Austin Chronicle: Early Prince felt like black punk rock to me as a kid. There was an edge to it. Bobby Z.: Prince definitely was paying attention to punk. You have to look at the leap from the second album to Dirty Mind, from the R&B-flavored hit “I Wanna Be Your Lover” to the rock one, “Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad?” He … [Read more...] about Talking Prince With Revolution Drummer Bobby Z
Stanford sophomore Walker Little, 72, will look to continue opening holes for Heisman Trophy runner-up Bryce Love as the left tackle on the Cardinal offensive line. (David Bernal / isiphotos.com) Stanford sophomore Walker Little returns as left tackle after earning Pac-12 Freshman Co-Offensive Player of the Year honors last season. (David Bernal / isiphotos.com) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds Show Caption of Expand By Vytas Mazeika | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: August 29, 2018 at 6:06 am | UPDATED: August 29, 2018 at 6:14 am STANFORD — Walker Little is a walking, talking, pancake-blocking example of a misnomer at 6-foot-7 and 313 pounds. And he’s fully aware of it. “Even when I was little, kids used to call me Runner Big,” said Little, whose first and last name evolved into a daily topic of conversation in grade school while growing up in Texas, though not so much in college. “They … [Read more...] about Stanford football to run big with Walker Little & Co.
GRAFTON — She wrote by hand in her journal for hours that night, alone in her room, listening to punk and alt-rock songs on a playlist she had entitled “goodbye.”Then she gathered her winter boots, her purple coat, the water bottle she brought everywhere, and the two volumes of her journal, the running chronicle of her hidden inner struggle. This book is my garden, she had written the month before. I don’t grow much. A lot of weeds overrun it. The soil is rocky. She slipped through the house while her family slept, early on a cold Monday in March. She moved the hallway rug so the door to the garage wouldn’t rub over it and make a noise.At 12:58 a.m., a GPS track of her phone would later show, she stepped out into the dark. I care more about this notebook than I care about my life at times. This is organic and imperfect and nobody cares about it but me. It doesn’t have to live up to anyone’s standard. Not even mine. She had silently debated the … [Read more...] about Secrets of a Lost Girl
Below is Creig Ewing’s take on why comedy is hard work. Also, make sure to read Brent Owen’s exploration of why Louisville’s comedy scene has moved away from clubs into an alt-comedy network of bars, galleries, people’s basements and anywhere with a mic. I could barely breathe. Heart pounding. Hands sweaty. I wasn’t sure if my legs would work. I wasn’t heading to the emergency room. I was about to go on stage for the first time at The Caravan comedy club during a stand-up comedy open mic a little more than a year ago. Host Tyler Gooch introduced me, and I stood facing the crowd. Everyone was staring at me expectantly, waiting to see if I would say anything funny. I left the microphone in the mic stand, sure I would drop it with my slippery hands. But I managed to recite the five minutes of material I had. I got some laughs and, then, my first review. “I liked the panicked look you did up there,” one comedian said. The five minutes … [Read more...] about The secret to comedy? Time… hard work