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Ridiculous Questions for Important Musicians (and Others)

12 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

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

Extra Extra: Chicago's Homicide Rate Continues Its Decline

Chicago's 2014 murder totals are on pace to be the lowest in 50 years, but shootings have increased. [ more › ]

Chicagoist's Top Stories Of 2014: The Lucas Museum Debate

We begin our look back at the top local stories of 2014. [ more › ]

The decline of the hockey enforcer

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 […]

Boys' soccer: Cathedral, Loyola settle for 1-1 tie

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.

Extra, Extra: Obscenely Rich People Offer Holiday Advice

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 › ]

Neil DeGrasse Tyson's Christmas Tweet Didn't Go Over So Well With Christians

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 › ]

Connecticut Man Arrested For Threatening To Kill Cops

For the second time this week, a man has been arrested after allegedly threatening to kill cops while on the phone. [ more › ]

Man Arrested At JFK For Smuggling Cocaine In Diaper

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 › ]

Giving Back -- On My Way Home

By Seale Ballenger 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

Our Critics' Picks for Today

13 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

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

Rose Parade forecast: Cold but dry

The Rose Parade will most likely stay dry for the ninth straight year, forecasters say.

The Top 10 NY Times Brunch Hate Reads Of 2014

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

Sweet Auburn Curb Market (a.k.a. Municipal Market) If having a...

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.

Could A Full Housecleaning Be In The Works For Bears?

The Bears offseason will get interesting starting Monday. [ more › ]

Around Town: Bird Watching

  Get your fill of feathers and beaks in today's gallery. [ more › ]

Our 5 Favorite Still Got Its Of 2014

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

3 burned in Christmas Eve fire pit accident

Three people were injured after they were splashed with a flammable liquid being used with a home fire pit, Huntington Beach officials said Friday.

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