RIFF RAFF He wanted to be Michelangelo. The Ninja Turtle. The 2014 highlight reel, from Sharon Van Etten to 2Chainz, and everyone in between. 50. Will there be mud baths and juice bars? You bring the mud, I'll bring the bath. Actually, don't bring mud. Show More Summary
Chicago's 2014 murder totals are on pace to be the lowest in 50 years, but shootings have increased. [ more › ]
We begin our look back at the top local stories of 2014. [ more › ]
As Katie Strang of ESPN reports, there are fewer fights in NHL games these days and prototypical hockey enforcers — big, slow guys, whose primary skill comes in standing up for teammates — increasingly can’t find a job. A sample: Toughness is still valued, but a player must bring more to the ice than simply […]
A year ago, Cathedral and Loyola each won Southern Section championships in soccer and their fans debated loudly who would have won if the two teams had played.
Because you're still eating Christmas leftovers, check out today's end-of-day links: Times' favorite new restaurants, Idris Elba Bond rumors, Christmas eve bus stabbing, 2014 fail videos, and puppies play in ball pit. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here. [ more › ]
Astrophysicist, cosmologist and all-around baller Neil DeGrasse Tyson isn't one to be beholden to religious-turned-commercial holidays. He took to Twitter this week to troll the stalwart believers, wishing Isaac Newton, who was born on December 25th, a happy birthday. And, naturally, some people got a little mad. [ more › ]
For the second time this week, a man has been arrested after allegedly threatening to kill cops while on the phone. [ more › ]
A man traveling to John F. Kennedy from the Dominican Republic was allegedly found with 1.5 kilos of cocaine stashed inside a diaper he wore under his pants, the Daily News reports. [ more › ]
By Seale Ballenger www.oneforthetable.com Last night as I was walking out of the 1 train on Christopher Street headed home, I saw out of the corner of my eye an elderly woman with a walker who was asking where to find the PATH train to New Jersey. Show More Summary
HATEBREED'S WORKING-CLASS HARDCORE Hatebreed and Co. @ Studio SevenFor the past 10 or so years, Hatebreed have been criticized for essentially making the same album. Sure, their stripped-down, “caveman” brand of meat-and-potatoes, chugga-chugga metallic hardcore has become a signature formula, but god damn it, it’s an awesome formula. Show More Summary
The Rose Parade will most likely stay dry for the ninth straight year, forecasters say.
In 2013, the Times reached a zenith in onanistic trend pieces with a feature filled with futurism consultants who thought "Brooklyn is turning out to be the last three days of Burning Man." We worried that the paper of record would not...Show More Summary
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Sweet Auburn Curb Market (a.k.a. Municipal Market) If having a donut from Sweet Auburn Bakery for lunch is wrong, I don’t wanna be right (at Sweet Auburn Curb Market). When the Atlanta Streetcar starts rolling in two days, a trip to the Curb Market is going to be my first ride. Show More Summary
Natalie Migliarini lights up this toasting season with nice and naughty cocktails that entice you to raise a glass of something bubbly besides champagne on New Year's Eve. Bar none, this lover of all occasions that begin or end with beautiful cocktails fills a colorful album on Instagram. Recipes on her Beautiful Booze website.
The Bears offseason will get interesting starting Monday. [ more › ]
Get your fill of feathers and beaks in today's gallery. [ more › ]
In this city, restaurants come and go faster than you can say "sustainable locavore burger." And even though there are great new additions to the culinary landscape popping up every week, you've gotta give kudos to anyone who can stick it out for over a year. Show More Summary
Three people were injured after they were splashed with a flammable liquid being used with a home fire pit, Huntington Beach officials said Friday.