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L.A. councilman wants answers after 'horrifying' waste washes ashore

Weeks after a sordid tide of tampon applicators, syringes and other waste washed ashore from the Santa Monica Bay, a Los Angeles city councilman says he wants answers about what happened. The filth forced the closure of Dockweiler State Beach and other nearby beaches for several days in September...

Ahamefule Oluo on This American Life

2 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Ahamefule Oluo, Ijeoma Oluo, and Eze-Basil Chinwendu Oluo D'Oracle, who has just arrived from Nigeria. Ahamefule Oluo, the trumpeter for Industrial Revelation—a quartet that gave a sublime performance on Friday at the Frye Art Museum for the Genius / 21 Century / Seattle exhibit—was on This American Life on Saturday. Show More Summary

Corbell to include Russell in light rail application

2 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The ACT Government has sent a strong message to the anti-light rail lobby today by announcing it will lodge a development application for the optional extension to Russell together with that for the initial Civic to Gungahlin line within weeks. A statement from Minister for Capital Metro, Simon Corbell, said the application would cover works required [...]

Rain May Be On The Way, But The Heat And Humidity Is Sticking Around

We may be getting rain and thunderstorms this week, but temperatures will still stay pretty high thanks to plenty of lingering humidity. [ more › ]

Photos: Britney Spears' New Sprawling Mansion In Westlake Village

  Britney Spears just bought a mansion in Westlake Village that comes complete with a 3,500-bottle wine cellar. [ more › ]

Creamline Brings American Classics To Chelsea Market

   The latest Quick Bites brings us to Chelsea for some American classics. [ more › ]

Behold The Blaze: NY's Most Spectacular Jack O'Lantern Display

   Back in June, the pumpkin carving process began for New York's most intense pumpkin fest, The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze at Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-On-Hudson. The spectacular display features thousands (somewhere around 10,000...Show More Summary

Black Seed Brings $11.50 Egg Sandwich To The East Village

  Yesterday, Black Seed, the upstart bagel company that's been angling to make Montreal bagels a respected part of the New York diet, soft opened their second shop inside the former De Robertis space on First Avenue (the shop officially opens tomorrow). Show More Summary

Why Chicago Is The Alley Capital of the U.S.

We wonder why Chicago doesn't boast about this superlative more often: We're the alley capital of America. [ more › ]

There’s Going to Be a Katz’s Deli in Brooklyn

Pastrami for everyone. Co-owner Jake Dell has confirmed that his legendary Lower East Side delicatessen Katz's, the place that the late meat maven Josh Ozersky called the final word on pastrami, will be opening a branch at the forthcoming Dekalb Market Hall in Downtown Brooklyn. Show More Summary

Now & Then, Wilson & Clifton

The former "Bachelor Hotel" building in 1974 (Bob Rehak) Same building today at Wilson & Clifton, currently being rehabbed Back in 1974 when photographer Bob Rehak documented Uptown, the beautiful building at Wilson & Clifton known as the Bachelor Hotel was home to the infamous Wooden Nickel bar, Goodwill, and ALHELP Day Labor Agency. Show More Summary

Margaret Cho's 'psyCHO Tour' Hits The Castro Theatre Thursday

She's upset by the displacement of all "the freaks, weirdos and artists" who have been priced out of SF in recent years, saying "the people who made it what it was can’t be there anymore." [ more › ]

Catch It Before It Closes! Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge at the Seattle Repertory Theatre

2 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

This play should have been called Incest Vibes. Let's just say that the tension between these two (Amy Danneker, Mark Zeisler) is very Greek. Alabastro Photography Even though A View from the Bridge is the most boring title for anything,...Show More Summary

UPDATE: T.I. Apologizes for Comments About Female President…

Clifford ‘T.I.’ Harris is not one for mincing words when it comes to his thoughts as evidenced by his recent thoughts about a female holding the office of President of the United States. [WATCH: Quick Quotes: T.I. Doesn’t Feel The Nation...Show More Summary

Prosecutors call for ‘prompt resolution’ of Maureen McDonnell case

They’re pushing back against her request to put the appeal against her corruption conviction on hold.

What Does a "Tom Douglas Restaurant" Mean If Tom Douglas Isn't Actually in the Kitchen?

2 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

If Ethan Stowell isn't behind the stove, what makes it an Ethan Stowell restaurant? Mike Force For the fall issue of our food magazine, The Sauce, I wrote a feature about the pros and cons of Seattle's chef-owned empires, including how...Show More Summary

A walk through the Bowen Place underpass

2 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Bowen Place underpass has been a long time in coming — and is very welcomed. It is a job well done. I say that it was a long time in coming as for far too many years now people, as they travelled to and from Kings Avenue to the lakeside, have had to cross over [...]

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