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Water, water everywhere at Otis College's annual benefit

The event: Some of tomorrow’s sure-to-be fashion stars showed off their creative design talents Saturday at the Otis College of Art and Design's 33rd annual Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The black-tie affair honored Carlos Alberini, chief executive of Lucky Brand;...

#RHOA Nene Leakes Addresses Wendy Williams Drama, Kenya Moore Donation & More on #WWHL… [VIDEO]

Nene Leakes of The Real Housewives of Atlanta hit the set of Bravo’s ‘Watch What Happens LIVE!’ last night where she discussed several issues surrounding part 2 of the season 7 reunion. [READ: Recap: 5 Life Lessons From RHOA Season 7...Show More Summary

Um… Yes?

Tourist lady, very slowly: Uhhh, can you… Um, excuse me, can you… um, tell me where… that place downtown… I think it’s, ummm…Lady suit, interrupting: Christ on a crutch! What are you, Canadian or retarded?!–4 train, Wall St stationOverheard by: Not Canadian

Which GOP White House hopeful will drop out first?

With today’s news that more Republicans are joining in the race for the White House for 2016, Peach Pundit is asking you, which candidacy do you think has the shortest life span? The only names listed in the poll below are those Republicans...Show More Summary

Monday's TV Highlights: 'Night Shift' on NBC

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Dan Walker dies at 92; ex-Illinois governor worked to regain reputation

In Illinois, Dan Walker was a star: a campaigner for civil rights, a reform-minded governor, a possible presidential candidate, a populist Democrat unafraid to stand up to the political machine of Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley.

Why Pamela Geller is a hate-monger to critics, a free speech hero to fans

On the ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, Pamela Geller stood before thousands of people crowding a street near Ground Zero and chanted “No mosque here!”

Five Reason Why We Love "Half Pints"

23 minutes agoUnited States / Chicago : Chicagoist

Sometimes a half pint of beer is just perfect. [ more › ]

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf Issues Mea Culpa Following May Day Vandalism Spree

Newly elected Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and her police chief Sean Whent admitted in a press conference Saturday that they weren't exactly prepared for the level of destruction on Friday. [ more › ]

Officer charged with disability fraud after Ice Bucket Challenge video

Many people drenched themselves in freezing water in the viral campaign known as the Ice Bucket Challenge, which raised money last summer for ALS research.

Alinea Is Celebrating Its 10th Anniversary With the World’s Most Impressive Bloody Mary

Wow. Chicago's famed Alinea celebrated its tenth anniversary last night, and, as one might imagine, it involved some serious drinking. But there's hope, apparently, in the form of this Bloody Mary that Grant Achatz tweeted a photo of today, which might just put this Japanese one — which Adam Platt deemed the "world's best" — on notice. Show More Summary

Bernie Sanders on This Week: Don't Underestimate Me

30 minutes agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

ABC Breaking US News | ABC Politics News Two great moments in Bernie Sanders's appearance on This Week. The first happens when, after explaining that he is a democratic socialist along the lines of the political systems that prevailShow More Summary

Who decides who can belong to a civic association?

Some members of a Silver Spring civic association recently tried to keep their new neighbors from joining. While residents rejected the measure, the fact that the issue got consideration at all illustrates how people disagree on who “belongs” in urbanizing communities.Read full article >>

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with margaritas, tacos and sports

Cinco de Mayo parties run the gamut in Washington, from bars with cheap margaritas to lounges slinging fancy mezcal cocktails. Diners can choose from taquerias selling inexpensive dishes and chefs crafting one-night-only menus of Mexican favorites. Show More Summary

In a changing D.C., Martha’s Table plans a $20 million move to Southeast

Martha’s Table, a venerable D.C. charity and longtime 14th Street fixture, is preparing to break ground on a new $20 million headquarters in Southeast Washington and will move many of its programs to one of the city’s poorest neighborhoods by early 2018.Read full article >>

Busted at 14 for pretending to be a cop, man charged again with impersonating officer

Vincent Richardson, who made headlines when he passed himself off as a Chicago cop at 14, has once again been charged with impersonating an officer. Richardson, now 21, was arrested with another man Friday after police stopped theirShow More Summary

D.C. Now Regulates Boozy Cupcakes, And Other New Liquor Laws

If they're made with anywhere from.5 percent to 5 percent booze, they may only be sold to people who are 21 or older. [ more › ]

D.C. home prices have tripled in 15 years. Here’s how that affects low-income residents.

Last week, my colleague Emily Badger wrote about one of the main factors that has allowed Ben’s Chili Bowl to survive in its gentrifying U Street NW neighborhood: property ownership.The family behind the D.C. landmark purchased the original...Show More Summary

Spike Lee film holding casting call in Chicago

Spike Lee needs extras for his new Chicago-based film and it doesn't sound like the "Do the Right Thing" and "Malcolm X" director is too picky. There will be a casting call for the Amazon Studios film, which is using the working title, "Chiraq," Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Show More Summary

McDonald's Now Delivering From 88 NYC Locations

39 minutes agoUnited States / New York : Gothamist

Today in We're All Going To Die, New Yorkers can now get McDonald's reconstituted pig stomach delivered directly to them, negating the necessity of ever expending a single calorie to achieve immortality. The company has teamed up with...Show More Summary

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