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5 Things To Do In Santa Cruz: Nov. 20-26 – Good Times Weekly11.26.19





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Ever thought of walking down to Monterey? Well, Rachel Kippen has. Actually, Kippen has walked the bay more than a dozen times. Its only 40 miles. Kippen is the executive director of ONeill Sea Odyssey and will be sharing her knowledge and enthusiasm for exploring one of the longest contiguous stretches of walkable sandy shoreline on the West Coast. Our coastline offers locations to beach camp or lodge and to view seasonal wildlife, including seabirds, whales, snowy plovers, sea otters and more. Kippen will provide tips, encouragement and itinerary guidance for the treks, which can be done solo, in groups, on day trips or weekends, or a four-day jaunt.

INFO: 7pm. Thursday, Nov. 21. The Live Oak Grange Hall, 1900 17th Ave., Live Oak. Free.

Art Seen

Featuring tatted locals with powerful stories about their ink, the MAHs newest exhibit uncovers personal tattoo stories from across Santa Cruz County. Grounded in the history of tattoo legalization, this exhibition highlights the artistry and creativity of tattooing throughout the county. Stop by on opening day to dive into tattoo history and artistry found throughout the county, featuring the works of nine local tattoo shops and artists. Plus, there will be a temporary tattoo in the pop-up tattoo shop located inside the gallery. Photo: Mickey Ta.

INFO: 10am- 8pm. Exhibit runs Friday, Nov. 22-Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, 705 Front St., Santa Cruz. 429-1964, $10.

Saturday 11/23

One of Santa Cruzs favorite boutique nurseries is turning 10 this year. Dig Gardens has always been a go-to for kitchen and home products, accessories and, of course, plants. A haven for plant parents, Dig always has some kind of new, exotic addition to any collection. In celebration of their first decade, Dig is hosting a holiday Open House and anniversary party that is a must for holiday shopping. All items in the store will be 10% off, and there will be a raffle and small bites.

INFO: 4-8 p.m. Dig Gardens, 420 Water St., Santa Cruz. 466-3444. Free.

Saturday 11/23

Join the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History for an in-depth exploration of American Indian art through conversation and artifact exploration.From gift baskets to painted pottery to shell pendants and beaded clothing, American Indian art varies from region to region. During this seminar at the museum, Rebecca Hernandez will give a general overview of artistic characteristics across several regions and demonstrate how various artifacts are made. Hernandez is director of the American Indian Resource Center at UCSC, and her academic research focuses on American Indian identity constructs in America.

INFO: 1-4pm. Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History. $20.

Thursday 11/21

Champagne may be the king of sparkling wines, but there are truly outstanding examples of sparkling winesproduced according to the same methods and techniques as Champagnemade all over the world. The class will examine the different ways to make a wine sparkle; taste various examples and styles of sparkling wine from Champagne, California and elsewhere around the globe. The class is open to everyone from sparkling wine aficionados to those unfamiliar with fizz. Class size is limited to 24 people and designed for all levels. Students must be over 21. Tickets includes a taste of eight different wines and light refreshments.

INFO: 7-9pm. Equinox and Bartolo Winery and Tasting Room, 334 Ingalls St., Santa Cruz. 471-8608. $45.

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They Wanted to Save Their 119-Year-Old Village. So They Got Rid of It. – The New York Times11.26.19

AMELIA, Ohio There were allegations of suspicious political donations and rumors about fake social media accounts. Protesters wore T-shirts that said Stop the tyranny! At one point, a former official was escorted out of a public meeting in handcuffs.

For more than a year, the residents of Amelia, just outside of Cincinnati, have been consumed by a fiery debate over a proposal to impose a new local tax of just 1 percent. This month, voters found a way around the problem by getting rid of their 119-year-old village altogether.

In some ways, the dramatic move, which takes effect this week, reflects the frugal, small-government mind-set that permeates Amelia, a conservative community of 5,000 people where the median household income is $61,500. Many residents are reluctant to hand over any more of their paychecks to the government, even the one that picks up their leaves in the fall and plows snow from their streets through the winter.

But at a time when Americans trust in government is at historic lows, the fight in Amelia also shows what can happen when polarized voters decide that their government is so broken that it simply shouldnt exist.

This all got way out of hand, said Todd Hart, the one-time mayor of Amelia, who lost his bid for re-election on the same night the village disbanded.

While there might be an argument that eliminating a layer of government could result in greater efficiency, the decision in Amelia represents an alarming shift, said William Howell, a political science professor at the University of Chicago.

That you would have this kind of violent reaction against the introduction of a 1 percent tax suggests a deep-seated aversion to government generally, he said. And that raises larger questions about the state of our government and peoples profound distrust in it.

On Amelias Main Street, cars will still cruise down the 1.5-mile road lined with a hair salon, a tattoo parlor, a yoga studio and a bustling Dollar Tree. But the Welcome to Amelia sign has already been taken down. As of this week, the villages seven police officers and a handful of other employees are out of a job. And the village, established in 1900, is being split in half: Residents who live on one side of Main Street will belong to one township, and their neighbors across the street to another.

Wearing a sweater with Amelias logo on it, Mayor Hart, 60, drove through town after the election, pointing out the ranch-style house near the library where he has lived for half his life and the park where city officials gave away pumpkins at Halloween.

If you dont like what your government is doing, just vote them out, he said in an interview. Thats democracy. Thats why we live in America.

But he added: Dont destroy your town.

The drama started last year when the village council decided to impose a 1 percent income tax on all residents and workers, without public input. Many in the village found out about the change from a letter sent in the mail only after the decision was made.

Most Americans pay no local income taxes, but the practice is common in parts of the East Coast and Midwest, particularly Ohio, where more than 600 municipalities have an income tax to help pay for local services.

While Ohios tax burden is moderate over all, experts say the local taxes are comparatively high. According to a calculation by the Tax Foundation in Washington, the average couple in Amelia was already paying about $1,400 in state income tax, $780 in state sales tax, $130 in local sales tax and $3,300 in property taxes. The new, 1 percent income tax worked out to about $615 extra a year.

You have these different layers of taxation, and it is not always clear to individuals what they are getting for each layer they are paying, said Greg R. Lawson, a research fellow at the Buckeye Institute, a free-market think tank in Columbus.

The mayor said the village had waited as long as it could, but needed the money to help pay for roads and other expenses.

Faced with the prospect of digging into their pockets, residents in Amelia began to question the village councils spending, including hundreds of thousands of dollars to upgrade village offices to a Victorian-style building, with a lion door-knocker, chandeliers on the ceiling and a gazebo in the backyard. (Mayor Hart said that officials had been cramped in their old offices and that buying the historic building was cheaper than new construction.)

I would think every American would say, What am I getting? said Renee Gerber, a former council member who was arrested while protesting during a meeting last year. What am I getting for my money?

Ms. Gerber, 57, soon launched a campaign for mayor. We dont want our hard-working dollars to be misspent, she said.

But for many, the debate became not just a question of who should be running the village, but whether the village should even exist. Like other small communities across Ohio, Amelia is within a township, within a county.

Thats just too many layers of fat, said Ed McCoy, 53, a salesman who drove around town with an ax the tax sign plastered prominently on his sedan and led a group in favor of dissolving the village.

The best way to get rid of that fat, he said, is to start at the bottom.

At least 130 municipalities across the country dissolved between 2000 and 2011, with an uptick after the start of the Great Recession of 2008, according to Michelle Wilde Anderson, a Stanford Law School professor who studied the trend. Since 2012, others dissolved or are in the process of doing so, including at least 12 in Ohio alone, according to the state auditors office.

Its a very dramatic remedy, said Ms. Anderson, who found that local governments primarily disband for financial reasons, often because shrinking populations or reduced state funding make paying for basic services unsustainable.

But Amelia was financially stable, with a population that had nearly doubled since 2000. In recent years, a Kroger supermarket opened on Main Street. New subdivisions sprouted up, advertising tidy suburban homes for starting prices around $180,000. Residents zipped up Interstate 275 for easy access to jobs in Cincinnati.

And so, a village known for being quaint and friendly the story goes that it was named for the woman who operated the tollgate into town in the 1800s found itself embroiled in a bitter fight.

Residents debated the villages fate in dueling Facebook groups called Wake Up, Free and Citizens to Save Amelia.

There were threats to boycott businesses. An anonymous letter urging residents to defend our village showed up in mailboxes. Mr. McCoy, the activist in favor of dissolving the village, stood outside a gas station in a clown suit, encouraging voters to stop the clown show.

This election was worse than any presidential election Ive ever seen in my life, said Steve Crawford, 56, who owns a flooring store and was among those who wanted to keep the village intact. He blamed much of the division on social media.

On Election Day, the vote to disband was decisive: 893-to-419. Whoops of celebration filled the night air. But there were also murmurs of regret.

Amelia had its own police force, with a chief and six officers who knew many residents by name. Each week, a maintenance crew picked up leaves and other waste from yards. When a deer was struck by a car, wed come right out and pick it up, Mayor Hart said.

Now, bigger townships will handle those kinds of services, raising fears among some residents that it could take the authorities longer to respond to drug overdoses or other emergencies.

But Johnny Parsons, 59, an insurance salesman, remained confident that the village did not provide anything he could not get for cheaper somewhere else. A supporter of President Trump, he celebrated by taping a piece of paper over his red hat so that it read Make Amelia Great Again.

If you give people back more of their earnings, they can live a better lifestyle and buy things for their kids, he said, instead of funding what he viewed as endless stupidity and reckless spending.

A few doors down, Vickie Wenstrup, 60, a florist whose business sits just outside the town line, lamented the loss of the small touches that made the community feel like home. After Ms. Wenstrup was chosen to help decorate the White House for Christmas last year, the mayor issued a proclamation declaring a day in her honor. The proclamation hangs on the wall in her florist shop, next to a tile sign made by the local high schools ceramics class.

That, she said, was the essence of small-town America and the kind of thing she feared would be missing in the new setup. Who would issue the next proclamation? Or hang military flags over the cemetery on Veterans Day? Would the annual toy drive for needy children at Christmas go on?

Im very sad about it, she said.

Even Ms. Gerber, the candidate for mayor who had originally pushed for the village to dissolve, was left with mixed emotions. On the same day that she was elected, the town voted to disband, making her, she joked, the mayor-elect of ashes.

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Robber strikes in Carytown, West Broad, and Westover Hills – WTVR CBS 6 News11.26.19

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RICHMOND, Va. -- Police are looking for a man who robbed three Richmond businesses within a three-hour span Sunday night into Monday morning.

"The Jimmy John's sandwich shop at 3314 W. Cary St. was robbed on Nov. 24 at approximately 9:10 p.m. The Fasmart convenience store at 1201 Westover Hills Blvd was robbed on Nov. 24 at approximately 9:40 p.m. Lastly, the 7-11 convenience store at 4601 W. Broad Street was robbed on Nov. 25 at approximately 12:17 a.m.," a Richmond Police spokesperson said.

The man, according to police, wore a red and white jacket with U.S.A. printed on the back.

"He may have a tattoo of a cross on the left side of his face," police added. "[He] did not display a weapon, but he threatened store employees."

No one was physically injured in the robberies.

Anyone with information was asked to call Richmond Police Detective Sovine at 804-646-1950.


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In the Jersey Suburbs, a Bookstore Whose Vibe Is Pure Narnia – The New York Times11.26.19

MONTCLAIR, N.J. Montclair Book Center is 35 years old, going on eternity.

A ramshackle throwback to a funkier, more literary time, the store has shelves handmade from raw lumber. And its customers and clerks are often just as eccentric as the shelves.

Ive been shopping and snooping there since 1995 and still havent exhausted all of this biblioscapes labyrinths and warrens some of which, I suspect, lead to C.S. Lewiss Narnia or Mervyn Peakes Gormenghast.

Stuffed with hundreds of thousands of best sellers, worst sellers and everything in between, the store is a haven where you can ferret out that certain book (or vinyl record) you dont know you need until you see it. Ive stumbled across Italo Calvino limited editions, a hardcover of William Burroughss Naked Lunch, and a stash of musty, black-and-white comics magazines from the 1960s and 70s that included Eerie, Creepy and Savage Tales.

The store, which sells both new and used books, is three floors and 9,000 square feet of nooks, alcoves and cul de sacs. Wooden floorboards creak and groan, and the owners have preserved the tin ceilings from the buildings decades as a hardware store.

Really, its an analog heaven. And, essential to me, the place is suffused with the sweet reek of ink, decaying pulp and vintage book dust seductive scents that are like pheromones to book lovers.

Unless you work at a bakery, you dont get many customers talking about how good your store smells, said Pete Ryby, who has worked there since it opened in 1984 and is now the stores primary owner. (Other employees own smaller stakes.)

The pre-World War I building itself is so cockeyed that it looks set to pratfall down the street, as in some silent Buster Keaton two-reeler. Its not hard to imagine Allen Ginsberg holding court out front, chanting from Howl.

Still, the store is orderly if not antiseptic. Signs are hand-lettered; there are plenty of chairs for contemplation and ladders for climbing; and, whether by accident or puckish design, the crime section stops short at a fittingly dead end.

John D. Ynsua, a co-manager and owner, says the store has hundreds of regulars, including many who come from far away. But some are more memorable than others. Theres the customer, for example, who anchors himself at the checkout and mutters in what sounds like heavy-metal vomit vocals. On one visit, hell ask for the Christian Bible; on others, the Satanic Bible.

More often, customers are like Fabrice Nozier, a senior at Drew University in Madison, N.J. I like the feel of this place, he said as he sat on the floor and pored over filmmaking volumes. Its like a time machine, coming here.

Holding up a copy of Guide to Filmmaking, a 1969 Signet paperback by Edward Pincus, Mr. Nozier added, I wouldnt find a book like this at Barnes & Noble.

When I tell people about Montclair Book Center, I almost always mention Ynsua, a friendly 56-year-old filigreed with tattoos and earrings who started there in 1999 and who embodies its eclectic vibe. He owns five kilts and hundreds of vintage T-shirts Count Chocula, the Emma Peel and John Steed Avengers and his passions as a bibliophile include comics, science fiction and pre-Renaissance European history. Hes also the stores resident carpenter and a talented cartoonist who once studied at Joe Kuberts cartooning school in Dover, N.J.

Ive tried not to work for corporations, Ynsua said. I like bosses who own their businesses. I like jobs where I can improvise.

Theres plenty of that at the Book Center. Indeed, improvisation has helped the store stay in business. Since it started selling used vinyl in 2014, for example, the records have brought in a lot of new customers and increased foot traffic, said the co-owner Maureen Disimile, who manages the music side of the business and was dressed in a black Bruce Springsteen T-shirt.

A quick look at the records revealed a healthy infestation of Beatles; Together, by Marvin Gaye and Mary Wells; the musical Hair, in the version originale franaise; and even the 1960s British blues rockers Blodwyn Pig. There was also a strong dose of 45s.

Still, the store comes down to what employees call book people. I like being around literature, art and music, and the people who like that stuff, said Ynsua, who doesnt own a computer or subscribe to cable TV. My brain isnt calcifying here.

Lucas McGuffie, a clerk since 2014, added: The attraction is the books, and the book people. They arent stupid. Theyre more open-minded. Theyre smart enough to know that they dont know all there is to know.

Disimile said: Montclair is a cool town to have a bookstore in because of all the different kinds of people who live here. The city of some 39,000 has an art museum and annual jazz and film festivals, and supports another fine indie bookstore, Watchung Booksellers.

Ryby acknowledges that having the business in Montclair has been significant in weathering the bedlam of the book business: Not many downtowns around could support our kind of store, he said. Were a throwback, in this day and age. If youre going to sell something, youre lucky its books.

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How One Local Artist is Transforming the Tattoo Industry – Connect11.22.19

Eryn Rowe stands out from the tattooing crowd by being an independent artist working out of her own, private studio located in Tampa. Rowes studio is on the second floor of a tiny house. The calming scent of incense, the overflowing, lush plants and the intricate drawings hung on the walls characterize her sanctuary. The room is small but cozy with music playing faintly in the background. The vibes are healing.

Honing her craft from childhood, Rowe has been drawing since she could pick up crayons. She realized she wanted to pursue tattooing at 10-years-old after watching Miami Ink.

I thought it was the coolest thing in the world that you could put your art on peoples bodies and it would just stay there forever, said Rowe.

Eryn Rowes private tattooing studio located in Tampa. Photo by Vanessa Chase

Rowe continued to draw and refine her skills until she began tattooing at age 18 for a small, local tattoo shop. That was five years ago.

Having those experiences at not the best shops, you know, you learn pretty quickly how many things can go wrong in a studio working with other people, said Rowe. A big part of it was the environment. [I wanted] my clients to be comfortable and have a space that makes people feel welcome. I like one-on-one sessions a lot, it makes people feel special when Im not rushing and am taking my time.

Rowe explained this as she tattooed a black staircase onto a customers arm. The customer, who found the artist through Instagram, raved about her experience at Rowes studio.

Other places where I got tattoos, the environment was not welcoming, said the customer. It was male-dominated and uncomfortable. I felt awkward. Here, I feel like Im in my room, like I could fall asleep, I feel so calm and just really happy with this experience.

Rowe said Instagram and consistently tattooing has helped her grow her clientele and maintain her business.

I grew up here and have more of a network of people that know me, said Rowe. When I was doing tattoos that werent the best, people were still following me. That network blossomed and got bigger, and thats what helped me open this studio.

Its also no secret that the tattooing industry is dominated by men.

It (being a woman) is a factor, for sure, said Rowe. Especially in the beginning when youre first starting to tattoo, you dont have experience, so people dont take you seriously. And then on top of that, if youre a female, they really dont take you seriously. But now that the industry is changing, people are seeking out female artists because were rad.

Eryn Rowe, 23, working in her private studio. Photo by Vanessa Chase

After working in various shops, Rowe knew what she wanted to change about the customers tattoo experience.

On my paperwork, I have a section that asks for pronouns. Ive never seen that at any shop anywhere. Its a small thing but its important. Its 50 percent art and 50 percent the client being comfortable. You know, it doesnt matter if you get a really good tattoo. I know people who have really nice work but a bad story attached to it and a bad feeling around this permanent piece on their body.

Its clear Rowe is not only passionate about art, but genuinely cares about improving the lives of others and making her customers feel good.Rowe also shared the most fulfilling and motivating part of her job.

As long as my clients are really happy and super stoked about their tattoo, that is one of the best feelings, said Rowe. When I do a tattoo on someone that was self-conscious and you see a little more confidence [in them], not that anyone needs a tattoo to feel amazing, but if I can contribute to someone feeling amazing, thats pretty cool.

Rowe shined light on several issues in the tattooing industry that are often swept under the rug. The issue of customers having to lay, often with some clothing removed, in an open room full of strangers; the lack of care and consideration between artists and clients; and the overall disregard for detail and thought put into the design and environment of the studio.

Tattoos are generally thought of as a sacrifice of suffering followed by a lifetime of having something on your body, but why suffer at all? Why not relax and enjoy the entire process? Eryn Rowes studio and others like it might just pave the way to revolutionizing the concept of getting a tattoo. Contact Eryn or view her work on Instagram, @eryn_rowe_art.

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Coffee and tattoos: A winning combo that’s ‘worth the trip’ to Clinton – Knoxville News Sentinel11.22.19

Al Lesar, Shopper News Published 5:30 a.m. ET Nov. 22, 2019

Coffee and tattoos under one roof in downtown Clinton Wochit

Come for the coffee, stay for the tattoo?

Come for the tattoo, stay for the coffee?

Whatever the case, the Clinch River Tattoo and Coffee Co., in downtown Clinton is worth the trip.

Patrick Cameron, a 1989 Powell High School grad, has ventured well beyond his comfort zone to convince the community of Clinton that the stigma attached to a tattoo parlor is a misrepresentation.

Ive had to break down a lot of walls since I got here (in July2018), the 48-year-old Cameron said. Theres a tendency to associate tattoo parlors with bikers and drug addicts; the bad part of life. Ive had to change a lot of opinions.

Patrick Cameron stands behind the counter of his Clinch River Tattoo and Coffee Co.(Photo: Al Lesar/Shopper News)

Cameron, who is covered in ink, has forced himself to become an active part of the Clinton community. One method has been to host Friday night art shows featuring local artists. He has also been involved in other community-wide activities.

Im an introvert at heart, said Cameron, who has the only tattoo parlor and one of three coffee shops in Clinton. Ive had to step out of my shell. Coming here brought that out of me.

Camerons storefront along North Main Street (121 N. Main) is easy to miss. It spans the 5-foot width of the door with a small shingle sign and sandwich board announcing the location. The Clinch River Tattoo and Coffee situated in the same building as the Johnson & Co.General Store.


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Climb the 19 stairs to the second level and it opens into a relatively small area with a few tables and chairs for about 10 interested in coffee and pastries.

I get my beans green and roast them fresh every day, Cameron said of what makes his shop special. I will go through about 4-6 pounds (of coffee beans) a week.

Theres a flurry of activity at the coffee shop from opening at 7 a.m. catering to folks dropping their children at school or heading to work at the courthouse across the street until midmorning. Theres a lull until the after-lunch crowd wanders in for an afternoon pick-me-up.

More sit-down room is planned, but the bulk of his orders are to-go.

A welder by trade in his years after high school, Cameron parlayed a chance meeting with a co-worker, who was an apprentice at a Knoxville tattoo shop, into a new direction for his life.

Patrick Cameron puts the finishing touches on a tattoo.(Photo: Submitted)

Job security for welders wasnt great, so he spent a year doing the grunt work while entering the tattoo world. Learning the clean environment and method of the design gave him a solid foundation.

He owned Body Graphics in North Knoxville for 16 years. In 2016, Cameron said he was burned out with the declining neighborhood around his shop and closed the business.

His loyal customers persuaded him to keep working part-time while he and his wife,Brandi, bought a 1970 Olson Kurbmaster and converted it to a coffee truck. When Cameron moved to Andersonville, the idea of driving the 50-mile round trip to Knoxville every day in a less-than-dependable vehicle lost its luster.

Thats when he settled on a storefront in the heart of downtown Clinton.

Ive learned a lot about the people of Clinton, Cameron said. When you get settled here, you become a face in a small handful of faces.

You learn that its up to you to get behind each other and work together to make the community better.

Cameron said his tattoo business is taking appointments into December now. A consultation is done before the appointment is made. He makes a stencil of the artwork, then, after approval, its brought to the appointment.

Does it hurt?

It takes a steady hand to make the tattoo look just right.(Photo: Submitted)

Yes, Cameron said. There is pain.

A normal tattoo will take 2-3 hours. Cameron said he charges between $100 and $125 an hour.

Working on a tattoo kills my back, he said. Ive got a lot of tension in my shoulders and back.

The coffee shop is open Tuesday-Friday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. On Saturday, its open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information call 865-264-5074.

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Moment of Truth: ‘Black Ink Crew’ Fans React After Miss Kitty Reveals to Ceaser What She Says Happened Between Her and Ryan Henry – Atlanta Black Star11.22.19

It seems the cat is out of the bag, and Black Ink Crew star Miss Kitty asserted that she did not sleep with Black Ink Crew: Chicago star Ryan Henry.

A few episodes ago, human resources head Sky Days claimed Kitty slept with Henry. The rumor struck a nerve with Black Ink owner Ceaser Emanuel, who was once romantically involved with Kit, and eventually led to her termination.

The shop owner and Kitty dated off and on for years and, according to their co-starDonna Lombardi, the pair are still sexually involved. Their intimate relationship and Emanuels friendship with Henry could explain why the Black Ink owner was so distraught over Days claims.

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On Wednesday nights episode, Emanuel and Kitty finally sat down and talked about her relationship with Henry. She claimed she and the 9MAG owner never slept together but they did take platonic photos while she was in New Orleans for the 2019 Essence Festival over the summer.

Emanuel didnt believe Kit and felt she was lying, although she continued to deny sleeping with Henry.

All I really want is the truth, Emanuel said to Kitty. I know you lying, stop playing with me. He also said that one of her close friends told him that she and Henry did have sex, which Kit denied.

Despite her seemingly telling him the truth, Emanuel still refused to talk to Kitty. Black Ink viewers sided with the brand ambassador and felt the tattoo shop boss was wrong for not believing Kit.

I dont think that Kitty slept with Ryan! Seems that Ceas have more feelings for Kitty than we thought! He also has trust issues!

I really truly believe MS. KITTY DID NOT SLEEP WITH RYAN. He said so and so did she. Ceaser get out your feelings dog

The lame move Caesar did was not asking her and just jumping on the band wagon . Shes def telling him the truth

Earlier this month, Henry addressed the rumors surrounding him and Kitty, saying, I aint hit nothing, man. Whatever they said I did, I aint did nothing. I aint did or said nothing. Aint nobody did nothing.

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Browns Fashion Touched Down in Berlin, and Gave Us a Glimpse at Retail’s Future – W11.22.19

Browns Fashion landed in the German capital this past weekend.

If youve spent much time in Berlin, you know that the city is fueled by, and revolves around, club culture. To that, much of Berlin's most influential art, fashion and design is spurred by what happens at night.

From this past Thursday to Sunday, the London concept shop Browns Fashion transported itself to the German capital and tapped into the city's nightlife community. They took over an abandoned supermarket in Mitte, and brought in a curated-for-Berlin selection of Prada, Bottega Veneta, and Guccithe usual suspectsalong with a more youth-glancing mix that consisted of Georgian designers, sustainable visionaries like LVMH semi-finalist Duran Lantink and newcomer Mariah Esa, natural Berlin fits like Matthew Williams 1017 ALYX 9SM, along with artists and performers. This was the third iteration of "Browns Nomad"an ongoing series where the London shop and e-tailer travels around the globe and sets up temporary activations in various metropolises.

The industrial space was an apt fit for the retail-cum-experiential takeover. And an appropriate, raw place for doing something a little more experimental in retail.After all, with brick-and-mortar shopping in a state of flux, traditional in-person shopping standards are breaking down and being morphed.

Tattoo artist Louis Loveless, known for his dark, glitched view on classical images, stayed up for 48 hours inking (for free) on site. (His makeshift studio was in a decommissioned refrigerator, bathed in red light.)

I spend most of my time between Paris and Berlin, yet my work differs very much in each place, he mused. So, when Im in Paris, I tend to do more romantic images. [Here in] Berlin, its that kind of dark vibe. More gritty. Thats the roots were coming from. And if people can relate to that, then thats cool. If they cant, then dont come to Browns.

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Next door to Loveless's setup, Truth And/Or Consequences read shoppers palms. An all-female and non-binary collective called No Shade deejayed a late-night party. The artist Juliana Huxtable also took a turn on the decks.

The highlight may have been a performance by the artist duo OrtaMiklos and the dancer and artist Vinson Fraley Jr.

Here, Fraley Jr., an Atlanta native, sang and danced around a Lewis Carroll-inspired installation he and Miklos created. He slipped in and out of Browns pieces as he moved, providing the audience with what are normally very private moments. There was something entrancing about the sugary, Alice in Wonderland-setting combined with his motions. The space became ethereal and intimate, a palpable contrast to one's standard shopping environment.

Weve found that, if youre serious about brick-and-mortarand thats something thats really important to us even though online is massivethe physical experience should tell a story in a different way, said Browns' Director of Mens and Womens buying Ida Petersson (who is famous in the industry for purchasing John Gallianos graduation collection, in its entirety). For us, immersion is key. And Germany is our largest market.

The idea is to give you a super sharp edit of what we are excited about and what Browns Fashion stands for, said Petersson. We looked at: What is the German market buying, what brands do they love, what do they gravitate towards? Then we mixed that with the discovery part. You can have your palm read, you can have your tattoos, you can have the art experience as well, and blend them all together. Those young brands especiallythey needed to be here for us.

The edit the Browns brought in reinterpreted 90s minimalism through a rougher, harder edge.

I think a lot of people are scared today, but actually for me, where we are, I think it's exciting, said Petersson, referencing physical retails uncertain position.

I think being in a space that we dont entirely know is exciting, because it means that we can experiment, and we can engage without being restricted by the standard walls. Thats the important thing. As long as you look forward, as long as you explore, as long as you continue to like try to reimagine what retail is. I think thats what will keep people coming to a physical space. And it evolves. The preconception with brick-and-mortar is that a lot of people feel its a static experience. But it's not. It doesnt have to be.

And just maybe, if this space is free and dynamic enough, it can turn the wheel on the little ideas and conversations and kinds of community that lead to creative beginnings (outside the club).

Courtesy of Samuel Smelty

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I’m A Celebrity’s Jacqueline Jossa in floods of tears over husband Dan Osborne – Mirror Online11.22.19

Jacqueline Jossa was left in floods of tears on tonight's I'm A Celebrity.

The former EastEnders star woke up feeling teary because she was missing her family.

Jacqueline, who bravely conquered her fears in Tuesday night's trial, admitted she couldn't bear to be apart from husband Dan Osborne and her young children.

She shares daughters Ella, four, and Mia, one, with former The Only Way Is Essex star Dan, who has been supporting his wife from home.

The Lauren Branning actress was reassured by fellow campmate Ian Wright, who comforted her when she started crying.

Talking in the Bush Telegraph, a tearful Jacqueline said: "I just woke up feeling a bit like mmmm when youre just looking up at pure Jungle and you think wow, Im so far away from home."

While brushing his teeth, Ian came and sat down next to Jacqueline on her bed to give a shoulder to cry on.

The former footballer reassured her that it would be OK and she would not always be away from her family.

Talking in the Bush Telegraph, Ian said: She misses her kids which is natural, she misses her husband, everything like that.

Later on, Jacqueline said: "In the BT, Jacqueline said The thing is, everyone is missing their families, I just feel like its too soon to be crying missing your family

"And we all smell so bad, we just stink, I stink, the smelliest Ive ever been in my life."

Dan has warned this year's campmates that they could end up feeling the wrath of his "hangry" wife.

The former TOWIE star admitted Jacqueline can get a bit feisty if she has not eaten - so a diet of rice and beans could bring out another side of her.

Speaking exclusively to Mirror Online, Dan said: "I mean if its a spider then I know she will find that hard, she cant even see one in the house without screaming!

"But I think as it goes on and the hungrier the camp get I think she will try really hard. Although if she hasnt eaten much she does get hangry so watch out campmates! But she will give it her all whatever!"

Dan, who is also dad to son Teddy, five, is holding down the fort at home while mummy endures life in the jungle.

Dan said: "Im really proud of Jac going into the jungle I really think she has already shown that she is up for anything. And the fact that shes been in Snake Rock first will prepare her for main camp, because let's face it, if she can survive in there main camp will be a breeze.

"We are missing her a lot, Mia is a bit too young to understand where mummy is, Ella knew she was going into the jungle but just thinks of it as Mummy going to work.

"But Ive got Daddy daycare under control its how we work together when shes here anyway. We rely on each other to help so the other can go to work just like any other married couple would.

"I go to work in my tattoo shop and she goes to work at her Academy so we try and work around each other for childcare. But we will be there waiting for her when she comes out wearing our Team Jac outfits!"

* I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! airs on ITV at 9pm

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Special Use Permit For Houston Street Tattoo Studio On Zoning Commission, Board Agendas This Week – KSST11.22.19

The city Planning and Zoning Commission recommended for the Zoning Board of Adjustments and Appeals to consider allowing a special use permit to allow a tattoo studio to be located in Suite 4 of this building at 201 Houston St.

Sulphur Springs Zoning Board of Adjustments and Appeals are slated Tuesday night to consider two items, a front yard setback variance on Church Street and a special use permit for a tattoo studio on Houston Street.

The board will be asked tonight to consider a variance to a front yard setback to construct a covered porch on property located at 804 Church St.

The Planning and Zoning Commission Monday night recommended a special use permit be issued to allow a tattoo studio to set up operations at 201 Houston St., Suit 4, provided the business agrees to the same provisions outlined in a previous special use permit issued for a tattoo studio elsewhere in town. The business would need to agree to certain hours of operation and limited loitering. Three complaints within the same year would send the permit back to the city, where the permit could then be revoked, Sulphur Springs Community Development Director Tory Niewiadomski.

The city sent letters addresses for 16 properties around the proposed site. they received no response in favor of the business, but did receive two letters opposed to it, including one from the county. In the past, similar types of requests had been denied, except for one tattoo business on West Industrial Drive, according to Niewiadomski.

I tip my hat to the city staff. I understand their recommendation against. Theres been some precedent again. I ask you to look at this from a different perspective. We require a special use permit. This is to regulate placement of tattoo shops, and other things as well, not to prohibit, City Manager Marc Maxwell said.

Property owner Ben Spraggins said he had contacted the others leasing the building. They were in favor of the business, not against it, including the church. He had letters from three of the four occupants noting their favor of the tattoo parlor being located on the premises.

Spraggins pointed out that many of businesses in the area are 24-hour businesses, including a bail bond business, the sheriffs office and the co-operative and their feed mill business. He noted all have traffic at various hours. The area was light commercial prior to the construction of the multifamily units about 20 years ago or more.

Its already an industrial, commercial area. I feel Legacy 13 will be a good addition to the neighborhood, Spraggins said.

Robert Cote said he is trying to move his tattoo studio to the Houston Street location due to the State Highway 19 south property hes currently operating out just outside of town is being sold. He assured his staff is top notch, and subject to drug testing; one of his staff leads music at church. He said his business is not a typical tattoo shop. He does business all over, traveling in an 18-wheeler to conventions, and his time is typically reserved at least 1-2 weeks in advance in the studio. He said his pricing, upwards of $100 per hour, typically weeds out any riffraff. His hours are typically Tuesday-Thursday from 2 to 10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 2 p.m. to midnight.

Cote said hed be willing to meet their conditions, even if it means adjusting his hours a little bit.

The Planning and Zoning Commission gave its recommendation for the special permit request to be forwarded to the Planning and Board of Adjustments and Appeals during their regular meeting at 5:30 this evening, Nov. 19, at City Hall, 201 North Davis St.

Niewiadomski and Maxwell also asked the Planning and Zoning Commission Monday to start considering possibly allowing accessory dwelling units this could be a potential answer to future housing and infrastructure needs. These could include single person or smaller housing on the same property as an existing home or structure, and could include what are referred to as granny flats, in-laws suites, guest housing or garage apartments. The last 50 years of so, those have not been allowed. However, this could provide additional housing on a smaller scale.

Niewiadomski referred to a presentation he gave during the regular October City Council meeting regarding housing and infrastructure needs, and noted hed plan to present that to the Planning and Zoning Commission at an upcoming meeting as well.

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