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New Music: James Blake Feat. Travis Scott & Metro Boomin “Mile High”

James Blake is one of hip-hop’s go-to collaborators. From Kanye and Hov to Kendrick and Chance, the British singer/producer seems to only work with the best and biggest names in rap. The guest list for his upcoming album, Assume Form, is a testament to that as it features appearances from Travis Scott, Metro Boomin and the elusive André 3000, whose guest verse may be the one we heard earlier this month. With his new album hitting stores and streaming services at midnight tonight, James Blak...
Tags: Jazz, Kanye, Metro, Metro Boomin, New Music, Travis Scott, Blake, Kendrick, James Blake, Hov, Mile High, James Blake Feat Travis Scott, Travis Scott Metro Boomin

James Blake – “Mile High” (Feat. Travis Scott & Metro Boomin)

James Blake's highly anticipated new album Assume Form is out tomorrow, and besides last year's "Don't Miss It," he hasn't shared any of the music ahead of time. That changes now. Just 12 hours before the rest of the album is set to drop, Blake has released "Mile High," the album's second song. More »
Tags: Music, Metro Boomin, Travis Scott, Don, Blake, James Blake

Premature Evaluation: James Blake Assume Form

There have always been two James Blakes. There's the one that's been behind the boards for a lot of famous people (Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar, Frank Ocean, Jay-Z, to name a few), pumping their songs full of a welcome gravitas. And then there's the Blake that's been present on his solo albums, something of a forlorn … More »
Tags: Music, Blake, James Blake, Premature Evaluation, James Blakes, Beyoncé Kendrick Lamar Frank Ocean Jay Z

Critic’s Pick: James Blake Finds Love, Moodily, on ‘Assume Form’

The English musician’s style has seeped into pop’s commercial mainstream. On his fourth album, his greatest challenges are his own past and a new lyrical frontier: intimacy.
Tags: News, Blake, James Blake, Pop and Rock Music, James (1988-, Assume Form (Album

Astralingua Stunningly Isolates and Introspects on "Space Blues" (interview + premiere)

None The term "Astralingua" refers to the language of stars and astral planes, and on their latest record, Safe Passage, the "Nomadic space-folk" pair creates invasively introspective and elegant music to exemplify their namesake. Comprised of composer/vocalist Joseph Andrew Thompson and back-up vocalist Anne Rose Thompson, Astralingua ensures that each of the LP's 11 tracks lingers with awe-inspiring sounds and arresting soul, ranking alongside meditative masters like Nosound, the Autumn Cho...
Tags: Music, Interview, Bird, Bob Marley, William Blake, Premiere, Folk, Anne, Joseph, Steven Wilson, Blake, Tori Amos, Cutie, Mojave Desert, Astralingua, Psychedelic folk

Could Gov. Newsom’s ambitious housing goals be sidelined by a worker shortage?

Gov. Gavin Newsom has said he wants to build as many as 3.5 million new houses by 2025 to solve California’s housing crisis. But those ambitious goals could be derailed without hundreds of thousands of new construction workers needed to dramatically accelerate the pace of California home building, even assuming that cities agree to zone for more housing and there’s money available to build it all. And it’s hard to imagine, given recent trends, where that many additional workers in the low-wage, ...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, News, California, Housing, California News, Sport, UPS, Soccer, Construction, Gavin Newsom, Bay Area, SAN JOSE Calif, Blake, Romero, Diaz

With The Trade Deadline Approaching

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun, - While the Kings don’t want to move star defenceman Drew Doughty, captain and top centre Anze Kopitar or goalie Jonathan Quick, they’ve been labelled by league executives as a team that’s “open for business.” The word is Blake is listening on forwards Ilya Kovalchuk, Dustin Brown, Jeff Carter, Tyler Toffoli, Carl Hagelin, Nate Thompson, and Kyle Clifford. If that’s enough to talk about, defencemen Alec Martinez and Jake Muzzin are also believed ...
Tags: Florida, Sport, NHL, Montreal, Craig Berube, Blake, Anze Kopitar, Mike Yeo, Panarin, Jonathan Quick, Armstrong, Mikko Rantanen, Jake Muzzin, UFA, Alec Martinez, Drew Doughty

Blake Griffin’s return to face Clippers at Staples Center lives up to dramatic billing

Blake Griffin #23 of the Detroit Pistons barks at refereee Curtis Blair during their NBA basketball game against the LA Clippers at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Saturday, January 12, 2019. The Detroit Pistons defeated the LA Clippers 109-104. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG) Patrick Beverley #21 of the LA Clippers tries to steal the ball away from Jose Calderon #81 of the Detroit Pistons during their NBA basketball game at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Saturday, J...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, West, Soccer, Steve Ballmer, Nba, Reggie Jackson, Detroit, Kia, Rivers, Staples Center, Detroit Pistons, Griffin, Pistons, Andre Drummond

Blake Griffin returns to face Clippers in likely emotional game

Whether Blake Griffin’s first date with the Clippers at Staples Center is awkward, stirring, wistful, deferential or all of the above, and probably more, it’ll feel momentous. “A lot’s being made about him coming back, and anyone would not be telling the truth if that didn’t pull some emotional string that you have, coming back to the place where you helped build and you put together,” Detroit Pistons Coach Dwane Casey said before his team lost to the Lakers at Staples Center on Wednesday. “And ...
Tags: Sports, Sacramento, Sport, West, Soccer, Nba, Detroit, Staples Center, Detroit Pistons, Griffin, Lakers, Pistons, Nuggets, Chris Paul, Blake, Clippers

James Blake Details New Album Assume Form, Out Next Week

A week from Friday, we will have a new James Blake album in our lives. We learned of the existence of Assume Form, Blake's latest full-length, thanks to an accidental early Amazon listing and some eagle-eyed Reddit commenters, and Blake has been teasing the album ever since. And this morning, Blake … More »
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James Blake Announces New Album ‘Assume Form’ Feat. André 3000 & Travis Scott

Dating back to December of last year, details surrounding a new album from James Blake slowly surfaced online. The British singer/songwriter/producer added to the speculation with the launch of his website and the announcement of his upcoming North American tour. On Thursday (Jan. 10), Blake officially made the announcement, confirming his new album Assume Form. Fans won’t have to wait long as it will arrive on January 18. Travis Scott, André 3000, ROSALÍA, Moses Sumney & Metro...
Tags: Jazz, Music News, Travis Scott, Blake, James Blake, Matt Wilkinson, Travis Scott André, ROSALÍA Moses Sumney Metro Boomin, Assume Form, Moses Sumney Metro

The Biggest Mistakes Women Entrepreneurs Make

My travel blog has been my sole job for more than eight years.  This was never my intention when I started, and when I walked out of my office on September 14, 2010, I assumed I’d be walking back into another within a year. At the beginning, I didn’t even plan to make money. How did people even make money with travel blogs back then, anyway? All I wanted was to have one of the biggest travel blogs in the world. But soon I started making money — $50 here, $100 there. A few months later, while s...
Tags: Europe, Pinterest, Southeast Asia, Blog, United States, Antarctica, Manhattan, Bulgaria, Western Australia, Gambia, Long Island, Kilimanjaro, Don, Blake, Ashley, Latina

Post Malone, Shawn Mendes, Adam Lambert Among Stars Lined Up for Elvis ’68 Tribute (EXCLUSIVE)

On the day Elvis Presley would have turned 84, NBC is marking the occasion by announcing performers for its “Elvis All-Star Tribute,” which will air on February 17 from 9-11 p.m. (ET/PT). A healthy mix of young stars (Post Malone, Ed Sheeran, Alessia Cara, Shawn Mendes, Adam Lambert and Kelsea Ballerini) and established names (Blake […]
Tags: News, Nbc, Ed Sheeran, Carrie Underwood, Elvis Presley, Adam Lambert, Shawn Mendes, Post Malone, Blake, Kelsea Ballerini, Malone Shawn Mendes Adam Lambert

Remembering Blake Nordstrom’s humor and humility

I was so sorry to read Blake Nordstrom’s obituary. I met him once, years ago, at a taping for a radio show. The interviewer asked him how the Nordstrom company managed to constantly stay so incredibly customer-service centered. Blake’s answer: “All us Nordstrom kids started our careers in the shoe department. When you start every […]
Tags: Nordstrom, News, Opinion, Blake, Letters to the Editor, Northwest Voices, Blake Nordstrom

Speaking of Business: “Everyone who worked with Blake knew of his passion and deep commitment”

This week’s best quotes in business address Blake Nordstrom, Canada’s busiest tycoon, self-driving cars, Apple’s meltdown and timber highrises.
Tags: Apple, Business, News, Blake, Blake Nordstrom Canada

The 13 Funniest Movies of 2018: Sex, Death, Racism, Drugs, and Superpowers

Every awards season, there are a lot of comedies that get swept under the rug simply because they’re trying to make people laugh. Most comedies aren’t “good enough” to be considered for Oscars, and even the Golden Globes ignore many of the real comedies in favor of movies pretending to be comedies, like The Martian or Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. This past year brought us a wide array of comedies, but rather than merely classifying them as your average comedy, we wanted to just count down The 1...
Tags: England, Comedy, Movies, Washington, America, Washington Dc, Anna Kendrick, Armando Iannucci, Spike Lee, Paul Feig, Thor, Yemen, Joseph Stalin, George W Bush, Adam Driver, Dick Cheney

The Perlorian Brothers Directs Latest Campaign for Glad

No one likes to think about garbage. If garbage is on your mind, it probably means something went wrong, and you’ve got a huge mess on your hands.That’s the challenge for a brand like GLAD: How do you get Canadian consumers to like your brand – and even justify paying a premium price for your products – when they’d rather keep you out of sight, smell and mind?For GLAD, the answer is in demonstrating the strength of its products – making people realize that their bags are strong enough to handle ...
Tags: Advertising, Canada, Fcb, Blake, SHELLEY, Clorox Company, Clinton Homuth, Glad, Shelagh, FCB Canada, Jeff Hilts, Matt Kohler, Clorox Canada Glad Canada, Anna Conte, Ann Marie Cicuttini, Tyler Turnbull

Nordstrom Department Store Co-President Blake Nordstrom Dies At 58

Nordstrom had worked at the chain for more than 40 years.
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Blake Nordstrom, top officer of Nordstrom stores, dies at 58

Blake Nordstrom, who headed a triumvirate of brothers that ran the luxury apparel store chain that their Swedish-American family founded and led its efforts in discount retailing and innovative customer service, has died. He was 58. Nordstrom died in Seattle on Wednesday, the company said in a statement, less than a month after disclosing he was undergoing chemotherapy for a treatable form of lymphoma. Nordstrom was sole president of Seattle-based Nordstrom Inc. for 15 years, beginning in 2000. ...
Tags: Nordstrom, Business, Nordstrom Rack, Washington, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Manhattan, Seattle, Harvard Business Review, Erik, Peter, University of Washington, Blake, Bruce

NHL Rumors: Anderson, Carter, Skinner, More

In today’s NHL rumors, there is an injury update on goaltender Craig Anderson and how it might affect his trade value around the league. There might finally be some good news coming out of St. Louis, an NHL insider tries to predict Jeff Skinner’s next contract and the LA Kings have spoken with Jeff Carter’s agent to gauge what trading him might look like. Craig Anderson’s Concussion to Affect Trade Value? Craig Anderson has been missing games with an upper-body injury. It has been determined t...
Tags: Usa, La, Sport, Gm, Kings, Blues, Buffalo, Ken Campbell, Hockey, NHL, St Louis, Anderson, Ottawa, Los Angeles Kings, Boston Bruins, Carter

Alexander: Which way do the Kings go?

LOS ANGELES — So, is it time to break up the Kings? Or has the potential fool’s gold of a four-game winning streak caused pulses to quicken and game plans to be revised in the club’s front office? As recently as four years ago, “break up the Kings” was a plea, the league-wide recognition of a sizable threat. Their two Stanley Cups were still large in the rear-view mirror, and their reputation was still that of a team that was not only tough to play against but almost impossible to kill. Today? E...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Canada, Soccer, Arizona, Kings, Vancouver, NHL, Sharks, Pacific, Ducks, Notre Dame, Pearson, Dustin Brown, Los Angeles Kings

The Stone: In Praise of Wonder

Christmas is a reminder of the radical power of humility, amazement and embracing the Other.
Tags: News, Christmas, Philosophy, William, Jesus Christ, Blake

Dubai Duty Free Irish Open plans take shape; 13th extended 60 yards

Lahinch’s 11th green Rory McIlroy's presence remains uncertain but European Tour officials and organisers are working hard to ensure a world-class field will tee it up in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Lahinch from July 4-7.While fans may have to wait until after the Masters to see if McIlroy will answer the call and add the Co Clare spectacular to his schedule, plans to make t...
Tags: US, Sport, Golf, Rory Mcilroy, Lee Westwood, European Tour, Danny Willett, Pebble Beach, South, Gardai, Blake, McIlroy, Clare, Lahinch, Keane, Royal Portrush

December 18 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases

December 18 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases Welcome to’s December 18 Blu-ray, Digital HD and DVD column! As you can see, we’ve added a video player at the top highlighting this week’s releases, and you can find more detailed write-ups of different titles below! Click each highlighted title to purchase through Amazon! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], ...
Tags: TV, Movies, Stephen Colbert, Horror, White House, Peter Cushing, Digital, Billie, Anna Kendrick, TV News, Steve Martin, Paul Feig, Lake Tahoe, Dvd, Jeff Bridges, Nicolas Cage

Experts say a counterintuitive management strategy used by top tech companies like Google and Facebook can yield major benefits

Many top tech companies allow employees to easily move between roles and teams (this practice is commonly called internal mobility). Experts say this strategy helps with talent retention because people are less likely to leave out of boredom. Gaining a variety of skills and experience can also benefit your career in the long run. One survey found only one-third of employees say their companies offer strong internal mobility programs. So you're bored at work. The obvious move here is to start ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, US, Trends, EK, Reid Hoffman, Fast Company, Daniel Ek, Google News, Hootsuite, Holmes, Blake, Dickinson, Ryan Holmes, Erica Keswin, New York University s Stern School of Business

The 60 Best Songs of 2018

60. St. Vincent - "Fast Slow Disco" Just because an album is available to purchase doesn't mean the songs are complete. While most acts will add different nuances to their hits in a live setting, Annie Clark is still very much obsessed with the tracks that made up her stellar 2017 effort Masseduction. She took her string-drenched highlight from that record "Slow Disco" and, while touring, turned it into an amped-up dance number, discovering that underneath all the opulence, it was a fist-...
Tags: Amazon, Feature, Music, Florida, New York, Lana Del Rey, Kacey Musgraves, Minneapolis, California, Aretha Franklin, Berlin, America, Atlanta, David, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande

The Best Red Lipsticks, According To Our Beauty Editors

As much as we can appreciate a nude lipstick, sometimes we want a lip color that pops — especially over the holidays. What's a sparkly dress without a statement lip? But even though we're searching for ways to experiment with different shades and even texture ( hey, glitter lips), red lipstick is the gospel truth that will never steer you wrong.The good news: There are tons of red lip options on the market. The bad news: There are tons of red lip options on the market. When looking for the righ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Mac, Ben Affleck, Phoenix, Macy, Blake, Maybelline, Bobbi Brown, L Oreal, Rachel Krause, Samantha Sasso, MAC Ruby, Jessica Cruel, Rachel Lubitz, Sheena Yaitanes

Top tech companies like Google and Facebook let employees try out different jobs, and experts say that strategy can yield major benefits

Many top tech companies allow employees to easily move between roles and teams (this practice is commonly called internal mobility). Experts say this strategy helps with talent retention because people are less likely to leave out of boredom. Gaining a variety of skills and experience can also benefit your career in the long run. One survey found only one-third of employees say their companies offer strong internal mobility programs. So you're bored at work. The obvious move here is to start ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Trends, Harvard, EK, Reid Hoffman, Fast Company, Daniel Ek, Google News, Hootsuite, Holmes, Blake, Dickinson, Ryan Holmes, Erica Keswin, New York University s Stern School of Business

2019 US Women’s World U18 Final Roster Reaction

Team USA announced their roster for the upcoming Women’s World U18 Championships, which this year will be held Japan. Here is the press release announcing the roster. As some background, like most women’s international events, this tournament should be the US vs. Canada, and then everyone else. A strange set of circumstances last year led to those two meeting in the semifinals, but it’s easy to acknowledge that the shootout thriller between the US and Canada in the semis was more than the ...
Tags: Japan, Usa, Sweden, Minnesota, US, Sport, Harvard, Canada, Sydney, Wisconsin, Hockey, Clarkson, Eden, Burton, Murphy, Webster

Pinterest Search Is Up 5,000% For Winter-White Nails

White-hot nail polish swept L.A. this past summer, thanks to a lineup of trend-setting stars like Ariana Grande, Amara La Negra, and Blake Lively who owned the look. The seasonal pick made sense: It was the middle of August, skin was bronzed, the sun was blazing, and white nails felt like a much-needed breath of fresh air. No one expected the summery vibe to carry over into the fall and winter — but it did.According to Pinterest, searches for white nails are up 5,000% right now. Maybe it's beca...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Jennifer Lopez, Chanel, Blake, Joanne, Nonna, Natalie Minerva, Ariana Grande Amara La Negra, July Minerva, Tom Bachik Like