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Mar 26, 2020. 16 comments

Cheesecake Factory Is On a Rent Strike

Cheesecake Factory Is On a Rent Strike

It appears the Cheesecake Factory is first in the revolution, having pretty much declared they’re going on a rent strike in April.

Eater Los Angeles reports that the company has informed landlords for all 294 of its storefronts nationwide that it won’t be paying rent on April 1. Cheesecake Factory’s taken a hard hit thanks to social distance measures implemented in many states across the...

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Ashley Reese Ashley Reese Jun 13, 2019. 19 comments

Do You Hear That? It's the Sound of Wedding Bells for Cory Booker (Maybe)

Do You Hear That? It's the Sound of Wedding Bells for Cory Booker (Maybe)
Barf BagWelcome to Barf Bag, a daily politics roundup to help you sort through the chaotic Trumpian news cycle.  

Maybe love is real after all!

Here’s all the shit we couldn’t cover today:Cory Booker perhaps doesn’t intend on being the first single president since Grover Cleveland. During an interview on Ru Paul’s new talk show, Booker hinted that he and girlfriend Rosario Dawson could already...

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Megan Reynolds Megan Reynolds Jan 31, 2019. 4 comments

Dirtcast Isn't Gonna Pay Rent!

Dirtcast Isn't Gonna Pay Rent!

How nice it is to have a platform to discuss anything that crosses our minds: this week, it’s Rent! Rent rent rent RENT RENT!!

On Sunday, America was treated to a “live” version of Rent, Jonathan Larson’s musical ode to the AIDS crisis, the East Village, and the wacky lives of artists who would rather sing songs about being bohemian than pay their rent. The soundtrack to the musical is full of...

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Rebecca Fishbein Rebecca Fishbein Jan 28, 2019. 15 comments

Rent Live Was Not So Live Thanks to Roger's Broken Foot

Rent Live Was Not So Live Thanks to Roger's Broken Foot

Things tend to go wrong in live performances. This is, after all, part of the thrill of watching them—you never know when someone’s going to trip over a chair or whisper “FUCK!” or cast Carrie Underwood. But one might expect a live production to have a contingency plan for the unexpected absence of a star. Unfortunately, that was not the case with FOX’s live performance of Rent on Sunday...

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Harron Walker Harron Walker Oct 30, 2018. 18 comments

Hey, They Announced the Cast for That Live Version of the People in Trouble Knockoff

Hey, They Announced the Cast for That Live Version of the People in Trouble Knockoff

Fox just announced the cast for its live television adaptation of Rent, Jonathan Larson’s Tony Award-winning Broadway musical that appears to have plagiarized a bunch of its content from Sarah Schulman’s 1990 novel People in Trouble.

Tinashe’s playing Mimi, says The Hollywood Reporter, and

Drag Race alum Valentina is Angel. Vanessa Hudgens will take on the role of Maureen, the East Village...

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Frida Garza Frida Garza Jun 14, 2018. 14 comments

Parkland Drama Club Students Crushed 'Seasons of Love' at the Tony Awards

Parkland Drama Club Students Crushed 'Seasons of Love' at the Tony Awards

The teens are better than us—this much we know. But if you need another reminder, here’s one: students from Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Drama Club lovingly brought down the house at the Tony Awards on Sunday night with an excellent rendition of the classic Rent song, “Seasons of Love.” There was nary a dry eye in the house.

If the Tony Awards’ goal was to make people both...

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Anna Merlan Anna Merlan Sep 06, 2017. 18 comments

New York Woman Says Co-Op Board Demanded to Interview Her Child

New York Woman Says Co-Op Board Demanded to Interview Her Child

This is a new one: DNAInfo reports that the board of a pricey apartment building in Manhattan demanded to interview a prospective buyer’s minor child. The woman, Joyce Kacin, told the website that she feared she would have to comply with the request or lose a $25,000 deposit.

DNAInfo found a complaint that Kacin filed last year with New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and New...

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Aimée Lutkin Aimée Lutkin Aug 21, 2017. 18 comments

Judge Orders Arrest Warrant After Tyga Doesn't Show Up for Court

Judge Orders Arrest Warrant After Tyga Doesn't Show Up for Court

Tyga currently owes around $480,000 in back rent, and he failed to show at his court appointment to discuss the matter on Tuesday. Both judge and plaintiff are not happy.

According to TMZ, the judge has issued a bench warrant, though it’s unclear if any authorities are actively looking for him. Tyga’s not exactly keeping a low profile, spending-wise; two days ago, he gifted Kylie Jenner with a...

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Aimée Lutkin Aimée Lutkin Aug 19, 2017. 24 comments

Silicon Valley Has a Huge Problem With Homeless Kids

Silicon Valley Has a Huge Problem With Homeless Kids

Housing in and around Silicon Valley has been an issue for anyone not making tech figure salaries for some time, with more and more people outside the industry being

displaced by the needs of Facebook and Google workers.

The Guardian reports that in California’s East Palo Alto—which is a separate town from Palo Alto—homelessness is becoming closer to the norm for school age children in the...

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Aimée Lutkin Aimée Lutkin Aug 17, 2017. 21 comments

Landlords Are Using ICE Threats to Evict Tenants

Landlords Are Using ICE Threats to Evict Tenants

More and more tenants are reporting that landlords are threatening them with deportation in attempts to raise rent, evict, or simply avoid fixing things in their units.

Citylab reports that many attorneys are juggling cases in which landlords feel empowered to call Immigration and Customs Enforcement to handle their evictions, especially in areas around California where rent prices have ...

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Mark Shrayber Mark Shrayber Aug 17, 2017. 20 comments

Foot Enthusiast Promises Cheap Rent for Photos of Your Sexy Tootsies

Foot Enthusiast Promises Cheap Rent for Photos of Your Sexy Tootsies

The economy sucks and the rent is too damn high, so if you're living in Tucker, Georgia a local photographer/lady into feet is offering prospective roomies a spacious room in exchange for some artistic (read:indirectly sexual) services.

The ad, which is still up on Craigslist, isn't the weirdest one we've seen (it's certainly no "

desperately seeking homeless girl to sexually assault "), but...

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