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Local Foods Grand Opening Brings Out Local Food Community

  Local Foods, a market and distribution center for the local foods economy, opened yesterday and Chicago's local community came out to celebrate. [ more › ]

Chicago Is Now Taxing Your Netflix, Other Streaming Services

If you're thinking of escaping your sorrows over the city and state's colossal budget problems with Netflix this weekend, think again. [ more › ]

Horrific Details Continue to Emerge About Southeast Asia’s Fishing Slaves

The AP report has led to freedom for more than 800 fishermen. The Associated Press filed yet another exposé today on the impossibly cruel conditions immigrant fishermen endure in the waters off Thailand and Indonesia. For years, it's...Show More Summary

Fresh on the Scene: MF Sushi, Little Bacch, Novo Cucina, and Hi-Five Diner

A look at four of Atlanta's newest restaurants, inlcuding MF Sushi, LIttle Bacch, Novo Cucina,and Hi-Five Diner

Comcast To Punish Us For TWC Merger Fail By Renaming 30 Rock After Itself

17 minutes agoUnited States / New York : Gothamist

Comcast, in an apparent effort to enact revenge on a city that successfully spurned its now-dead merger with Time Warner Cable, has renamed 30 Rockefeller Center after itself. And if it's not painful enough to have one of the city'sShow More Summary

David Sweat Claims He Was Mastermind Of Prison Escape, Says They Broke Out Twice

17 minutes agoUnited States / New York : Gothamist

David Sweat has revealed even more details about the dramatic three-week long prison escape which came to an end this past weekend. Sweat, who is still at Albany Medical Center after being shot and captured by police near the Canadian...Show More Summary

Oh, Look. The City's Finally Giving Out Those Minimum Wage Education Grants It Promised Months Ago

25 minutes agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Remember this signing of Seattle's minimum wage law? It was more than a year ago. City of Seattle The city's new Office of Labor Standards today announced $1 million in grants it will hand out to community organizations for education about labor laws. About. Show More Summary

New Yorker Finds Himself Charmed By SF's Panhandlers, Parks, Beauty

It's a fairly sunny portrayal of a city that he'd been hearing so many terrible things about lately. [ more › ]

New bill allows breweries to sell take-home “souvenirs”

A modified version of Senate Bill 63 goes into effect this month and allows breweries to offer beer for on-site consumption or in six-pack equivalent take-home “souvenirs.”

Some Dodger Teammates Really Hate Yasiel Puig, Despite His Talent

35 minutes agoUnited States / Los Angeles : LAist

Ever since he made his crazy journey to America to play baseball, Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig has been a flashpoint of contention among fans, sportswriters, and even his own teammates. [ more › ]

Someone Hid A Little Teahouse In Griffith Park

35 minutes agoUnited States / Los Angeles : LAist

High up in Griffith Park is a wooden, Japanese-inspired teahouse that popped up this week, but it may not stay up for very long. [ more › ]

The Silent-Reading Party Is Tonight! With Live Music from 6 pm to 8 pm

40 minutes agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Ahhhhh. The air-conditioned Fireside Room. Courtesy of Sorrento Hotel Wow, it's so bright outside. Obnoxiously bright. If you tried to read a book outside after work today, you'd get a headache. The contrast alone. Black writing on a white page—no thanks. Show More Summary

Doubts raised on Second Avenue subway. Can you believe it?

The Second Avenue subway line has a few more stops before opening in 2016, and East Side elected officials are getting nervous that the oft-delayed project could be set back again. A quartet of... To view the full story, click the title link.

Yes, Last Night's Thunderstorm Was Pretty Bad

The worst since the 2012 derecho, Capital Weather Gang says. [ more › ]

Live from 5th Avenue, It's Saturday Night Live!

Ten with Tom 10 questions in 10 minutes A replica of the main stage. "40 Years of Saturday Nights," a special exhibit featuring the tv show Saturday Night Live is in New York City now. The exhibit at 417 5th Avenue tells the story of the famous late night show. Show More Summary

On the Culture Front: Europa 2 on the Aegean Sea

The Europa 2 feels less like a ship than a floating cosmopolitan boutique hotel. When I boarded in Istanbul last fall, I was greeted with a glass of champagne as I walked across the soaring lobby to check in. The process was seamless...Show More Summary

Brooklyn Pol Allegedly Telling Crony To Hide Evidence: Don't Lie, "Just Say You Don't Know"

Jurors sitting on a federal corruption case heard a recording yesterday of allegedly crooked Canarsie politician John Sampson coaching a friend at length on how to hide evidence from prosecutors, but telling him, "I don't want you to...Show More Summary

Cory Doctorow has his reasons to trade London for LA

Subways. National healthcare. Curbs on surveillance and mass boycotts of standardized testing. Does he mean us?

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