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Northern California Student Kicked Out Of Graduation For Wearing African Cloth

He was escorted from the ceremony by sheriff's deputies in Sacramento for refusing to remove a Ghanian kente cloth that he added to his robe in recognition of his heritage. [ more › ]

Tickets Now Available for Kenny Gilbert “Hired Guns” Dinner at Gunshow June 12 and 13

Chef Kevin Gillespie is loading the Gunshow kitchen chamber for June’s “Hired Guns” dinner on Sunday, June 12 and Monday, June 13. Chef Kenny Gilbert of Gilbert's Underground Kitchen in Fernandina Beach, Florida, blasts into the Glenwood Park restaurant to join Gillespie, Gunshow executive chef Joey Ward and the “kitchen dudes” (and dudettes). Show More Summary

These Women Caught A Guy Drugging His Date's Drink At Fig In Santa Monica

18 minutes agoUnited States / Los Angeles : LAist

They spotted a man sitting near their table slip out a vial and drop a substance into his date's wine glass while she was in the bathroom. [ more › ]

Map: Brooklyn Has Had Explosion Of Million-Dollar Homes

38 minutes agoUnited States / New York : Gothamist

The rent has been too damn high in NYC nigh going on at least a decade now, so it's starting to feel a bit performative when people are that shocked at our increasingly unfeasible real estate market. And yet, there are still momentsShow More Summary

Off-Duty NYPD Officer Robbed At Gunpoint In Bushwick

38 minutes agoUnited States / New York : Gothamist

An off-duty police officer was held up and robbed in Bushwick early Saturday morning. [ more › ]

Live From The Drive

Rolling past Weiss Hospital Some brought passengers.... Free fruit and muffins for all Thank you to reader LG for showing what it's like to take part in Bike The Drive. 31.3 miles, in the books!

Vietnam War Memorial Wall In Venice Tagged With Graffiti

"It's a desecration of something that's a tribute to people who went off to war, in a very unpopular war, and they never came back." [ more › ]

Juvenile suspect in hit and run that injured two pedestrians turns himself in

A juvenile driver has surrendered to authorities after a hit-and-run collision in Granada Hills that injured two female pedestrians, authorities announced Sunday. The driver, whose identity was not released because he is a minor, hit two women who were crossing Chatsworth Street between Balboa...

Weekend Japanatainment - Opening Parody Edition

The word 'Parody" is defined as " an imitation of the style of a particular writer, artist, or genre with deliberate exaggeration for comic effect" and this week's Japanatainment is all about parodies of openings from anime and live action. Show More Summary

Former Columbia Student Who Started New Life In Williamsburg Explains Why She Went Missing

Earlier this month, police were frantically searching for 19-year-old Columbia University sophomore Nayla Kidd after she mysteriously went missing. Kidd later turned up "safe and sound" in Brooklyn, and it came out that she had rented...Show More Summary

Sunday Morning Coming Down: Gearing Up For Game 7

Chef shills, BART's early open, mansion sells. [ more › ]

Mystery of missing Pearl Pinson deepens as police call off search in remote area

The mystery over the whereabouts of a missing 15-year-old Bay Area girl deepened after authorities called off an extensive search along the Russian River in Sonoma County. Pearl Pinson was abducted on Wednesday in Vallejo while walking to a school bus stop near her home. Authorities think Pearl...

Meet the Other Mayors: Alan Hallman, Hapeville

To a fourth-generation Hapeville resident like Hallman, this growing Fulton County city of 6,600—with the world’s busiest airport and Porsche’s new North American headquarters next door—is a contrast to the sleepy town it used to be...

Stuff you wish I’d not told you about Japanese boys’ school

As a follow-up on a recent survey on what Japanese guys didn’t want to learn about girls’ schools, I now present what Japanese women didn’t want to learn about boys’ school. The very last, number 26, made little sense to me in Japanese, so it probably makes less sense to my readers, but there seems […]

China plans to invest a whopping 4.7 trillion RMB into transport infrastructure

3 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

China has outlined a massive spending plan worth 4.7 trillion yuan ($725 billion) to provide more reliable transport to some of the country's more remote regions. [ more › ]

Biking The Drive This Morning

It's the one morning each year when Lake Shore Drive is given over to non-motorized vehicles. Thank you to a reader for sharing her bird's-eye view of the very quiet and beautiful Drive. It will reopen to regular traffic at 11am.


I’d forgotten about these humorous Architorture images tweeted about six weeks ago until I saw them by accident while strolling the streets yesterday. They’re on a laneway wall off Moor St opposite Grub. ‘Architorture’ paste-ups on the...Show More Summary

Three People Shot At Bronx Fraternity BBQ

Shots rang out during a barbecue gathering in the Bronx Saturday night, sending three men to the hospital with gunshot wounds. [ more › ]

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