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The Seattle Vegan Spot Owned by a Meat-Eating Texan

31 minutes agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Kelly O Dennis Comer (second from left) with the Urban Buggy team. When I roll up to the Urban Buggy for an interview with owner Dennis Comer, he's taking out the trash. But tossing garbage bags is a picnic compared to what Comer did in the army. Show More Summary

Casinos Need Millions In Tax Breaks To Help NY, Casinos Say

33 minutes agoUnited States / New York : Gothamist

It cost $1 million to file an application, millions more to influence the governor and the state legislature, and taxes on table games themselves will be high. Can't these salt-of-the-earth casino investors catch a break? Capital reports...Show More Summary

Man shot outside Burger King in Echo Park; gunman remains at large

Los Angeles police are looking for a gunman who shot a man outside a Burger King in Echo Park on Tuesday morning.

Mexico-born law professor Cuellar chosen for California Supreme Court

Gov. Jerry Brown announced Tuesday that he was nominating Mariano-Florentine Cuellar -- a Mexican immigrant who teaches administrative law at Stanford University -- to the California Supreme Court.

Upper East Side Development Plan Takes Out Four Restaurants at Once

Some of the pigs at Pig Heaven. A real estate developer has spent $44.8 million for a parcel that now includes six buildings on Second Avenue between 80th and 81st Streets, and plans to build an incoming high-rise mean that all the restaurants along the strip are being forced to close and relocate. Show More Summary

Photos: What Governors Island Looked Like Before You Could Go There

55 minutes agoUnited States / New York : Gothamist

   Yesterday we took a look at some "ruin porn" around New York City—you know, those crumbling and abandoned places that we can't look away from, so beautiful in their decay. The best "ruin porn," on the abandoned side of the spectrum existed on Governors Island around 2000, after the Coast Guard vacated but before it became a public space. Show More Summary

Texas firm will study soccer deal for D.C. Council

The D.C. Council has selected a Plano, Tex., firm to conduct a financial analysis of the proposed D.C. United soccer stadium deal in coming weeks, setting the stage for a fall debate over the $300 million proposal. Conventions, Sports & Leisure International won a contract worth up to $200,000, beating out three other bidders, the […]

June & July Gavage

Hey there. I took these photos. If you didn’t see them on my Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, or Tinder page, well then, you are in luck. Ever eaten an entire platter of chicken hearts? You can do so at Yet Tuh on Buford Highway. That place is neat. We didn’t order exceptionally well, and they missed one of our […]

Fadó Irish Pub to Replace La Tagliatella

Former Italian restaurant goes Irish in Shops at Metropolis.

Talking more about LA's palm trees

My Monday segment on KCRW and a collaboration between the LA Review of Books and Flaunt magazine show the ongoing power of the palm in the LA narrative.

Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby says cheating pays in the NCAA

Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said this week it's easier for athletic programs to cheat these days because the NCAA has become overwhelmed with other legal issues that occupy its time and energy.

Cameron Crowe's next movie pushed to May 2015

Cameron Crowe's untitled romantic comedy starring Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone and Rachel McAdams has been pushed from its Christmas release date and will now open May 29, 2015, Columbia Pictures and Regency Enterprises have announced...

Tony Dungy says he wouldn't have drafted Michael Sam

Former NFL coach Tony Dungy is receiving criticism for saying that he wouldn't have drafted Michael Sam, the league's first openly gay player.

Intent Media raises $23M, looks to expand

Ad-tech firm Intent Media does a foolish-sounding thing: It talks travel sites like Expedia or Orbitz into running ads from their competitors. The SoHo-based firm has had so much success with that... To view the full story, click the title link.

A look behind CIT's big deal

CIT Group made a big splash on Tuesday when it agreed to acquire OneWest, a California-based thrift, for $3.4 billion. The deal significantly boosts CIT’s deposit base, which means it can make... To view the full story, click the title link.

Jaume Plensa's Four New Sculptures for Chicago's Millennium Park

Jaume Plensa, the Spanish sculptor, added another four sculptural "portraits" to Chicago's growing Public Art in the parks. Ten years ago, Plensa, born in 1955, created the globally famous "Crown Fountain" which has become a Chicago landmark and a public sculpture Icon. Show More Summary

Council closer to complying with do-not-hire list

Chicago aldermen today moved closer to agreeing not to hire workers who had been fired by the city for misconduct or left City Hall while facing allegations later deemed credible.

RECAP: Love & Hip Hop Atlanta S3, Ep13 “LIFE HAPPENS” + Watch Full Video…

Another week, another episode of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta aka ‘As The Hood Turns’. The 13th episode of the docu-drama’s explosive 3rd season aired last night (July 21, 2014). [FLASHBACK: RECAP: LHHATL Season 3, Episode 12 "Release Day"...Show More Summary

Chicago Area Company Involved In International Food Safety Scandal

An Aurora-based supplier of beef, pork and chicken to international markets finds itself at the center of a growing international scandal where a subsidiary supplied expired meat to a host of fast food chains including McDonald’s, KFC, Pizza Hut, Burger King and Starbucks in China and Japan. [ more › ]

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