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Never Heard of 'Em: Gong

39 minutes agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Anna Minard, our city hall reporter, claims to "know nothing about music." For this column, we're forcing her to listen to all the records that music nerds consider important. GONGYou(Virgin) What is Gong? I've listened to this album a bunch of times, and I certainly can't tell you. Show More Summary

Emanuel backs Quinn, governor doesn't return favor

While Mayor Rahm Emanuel let politics trump friendship in backing Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn over Republican challenger Bruce Rauner, Quinn didn't return the favor Friday when asked if Emanuel deserves another term in office.

D.C.’s need for expanded after-school programs

A new nationwide survey of parents shows the District has the highest after-school participation rate in the United States. On the other hand, the District is 49th in the percentage of low-income children enrolled. Read full article...

Hypothermia Season Starts Tomorrow

It's still not known where some homeless families will be sheltered. [ more › ]

Happy Halloween, Brace For Teenagers

52 minutes agoUnited States / New York : Gothamist

Teensagers are a menace to society, and Halloween is 100 percent the best time to act out all the obnoxious teen angst that merely seeps out of blemished pores the rest of the year. Halloween is the embodiment of everything crappy about...Show More Summary

10 Surprises When Inheriting Real Estate

Following the death of a loved one, you may become the recipient of an unexpected parcel of real estate. Yet, with every windfall comes great obligations, so be prepared for the surprises you may encounter when inheriting property. Mortgage Transfer You may be able to keep the decedent's mortgage intact when you inherit real estate. Show More Summary

Video: Middle Schoolers Remake The Ghostbusters Trailer

55 minutes agoUnited States / New York : Gothamist

We've known for a little while now that there's an all-female Ghostbusters reboot in the works, but we had no idea it would be here so soon! A group of creative middle schoolers—in conjunction with non-profit Raw Art Works—have sweded the hell out of the movie, crafting an inventive shot-by-shot remake of the original Ghostbusters trailer. Show More Summary

12 Signs That You Are a Teenager From Los Angeles

Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a teenager from Los Angeles? Are you like most teenagers in Los Angeles? Have you ever taken a photo with the Urban Light at LACMA? See how many times you have been caught indulging in these Los Angeles teen trends with the following 12 signs below. 1. Show More Summary

Giant Envy from a San Francisco Mets Fan

For the third time in five years there will be a World Championship parade in my adopted hometown of San Francisco. The Giants aren't my team but I root for them nonetheless. They encapsulate what makes this city so wonderful: we're quirky, offbeat, unpredictable, creative, and we never give up on ourselves or each other. Show More Summary

Black Out On Halloween At Williamsburg Newcomer Cow & Clover

58 minutes agoUnited States / New York : Gothamist

  It seems a new bar, restaurant, barstaurant or barstorestaurant opens every day in Williamsbourgeois, but newcomer Cow & Clover's setting itself apart from the pack by pledging to get you wasted tonight. The month-old Kent Avenue eatery's celebrating All Hollows Eve by giving the costumed masses a free signature shot and a third drink on the house. Show More Summary

Voting for the First Time? Check Out These Tips

Reboot Illinois' Shantae Howell is voting for the first time in the 2014 elections. She shared her top tips for first-time voters: Were you under the age of 18 last election season? Me too! But don't worry -- you're in good hands. Below...Show More Summary

Photos: Beautiful Butterflies Are Back At The American Museum Of Natural History

  Tomorrow, the American Museum of Natural History opens up its wondrous Butterfly Conservatory again. Even though the conservatory will be up for many months (its last day is May 25), this is always a real treat for New Yorkers. [ more › ]

Why New York's teams stink

Last week, the heretofore harmless Kansas City Royals came within one swing of winning the World Series, and the similarly small-market San Antonio Spurs opened their NBA title defense. Meanwhile,... To view the full story, click the title link.

What Are You Boooooing Today? What Are You Boooooing Tonight?

1 hour agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Kelly O But where's the trom-BONE-ist??? It's Pagan New Year's: Also known as Halloween. We've got every damn dance party/costume contest/punnily-named event you need to know about it, all in one handy spot. DenisNata/ More Summary

NYPD's Top Uniformed Officer Resigns Abruptly On Eve Of Promotion

The highest ranking uniformed member of the NYPD abruptly resigned this morning, just days after being promoted to the second-highest position in the entire department. Philip Banks III, who up until his resignation served as the NYPD...Show More Summary

Ducks' Josh Manson hopes to follow in dad's NHL footsteps

Greetings from Dallas, where the Ducks, who were inexplicably flat in a 2-0 loss at St. Louis on Thursday, will complete a back-to-back sequence by facing the Stars on Friday at American Airlines Center.

The Moxie of Rosie Ruiz, New York Marathon Runner

Nearly a million runners have competed in the Marathon since 1970 when only 127 looped around Central Park (55 of them finished) in the first of the 43 races, so I was momentarily stumped while searching for a single object that epitomized...Show More Summary

Michael Connelly sends Harry Bosch into 'The Burning Room'

Twenty-two years ago, Michael Connelly introduced the world to Harry Bosch, a determined cop with a haunted past and a heart of gold. Bosch was an old soul at the start of "Black Echo," a homicide detective in his early 40s with an infamous, colorful career and two tours in Vietnam to boot....

Norwood wants to send arts ordinance back to committee, schedule public hearing

The controversial proposal that would regulate murals on private property is meeting resistance as it nears a vote by the Atlanta City Council. Earlier this week, a City Council committee unanimously approved the legislation proposed by Councilwoman Joyce Sheperd.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

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