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NYPD: Woman Nearly Raped In Prospect Heights

The police are asking for the public's help in finding a suspect in an attempted rape that happened yesterday in Brooklyn. [ more › ]

Lobsters Dying Out In Long Island Sound

Before you contemplate stealing a bunch of live lobsters from your local Shop Rite, keep in mind that the Long Island Sound is suffering from a serious lobster die off, threatening $40 lobster rolls areawide. [ more › ]

Queens Locals Offering Reward For Info About "Gang" Who Brutally Killed Stray Cat

A beloved stray cat was brutally beaten to death in Queens last week, and locals are now looking for any information that might lead to the arrest of the alleged killers. Witnesses say that Bobby the cat was spotted being attacked by a "group of men" just before midnight on August 21st on 21st Avenue near 33rd Street. Show More Summary

Cider of the Month: Drinking Sietsema Orchard’s Red Label At Three Aces

It’s a refreshing and accessible cider that will please both seasoned cider lovers and those new to craft cider. [ more › ]

Labor’s record still on show as Abbott anniversary nears

AS the first anniversary of the election of the Abbott government approaches, we are daily reminded of how and why Australians rejected Labor last September.…

The Best of Slog: All the Best Places Are Going Out of Business

6 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Your War Metaphor Is Backwards: There is no "War on Cars," but bicyclists are dying in the streets. Still, we're excited about the new bike share program. The Return of Officer John Marion? If so, this man deserves a greatest-hits compilation. Was...Show More Summary

Eye on the Street

DragonCon Parade, Atlanta, Ga (pic submitted by Nicole)

Who Are You Seeing Today at Bumbershoot? Our Critics' Picks

6 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

bumbershoot.com So, like, are all of the Wu-Tang members going to be there tonight? Bumbershoot is starting soon! Are you stoned enough? Do you have stylish rain gear? (Something something joke about the festival living up to its name!)...Show More Summary

Around Town: Traffic Signs

        Bicyclists and environmentalists alike should appreciated the lead-off photo for today's 'Around Town' gallery. [ more › ]

Rapper arrested, released in time for Made in America festival

A rapper scheduled to perform at the Made in America festival was arrested Friday night and released early Saturday, authorities said.

Platinum Records Loses Lease for Capitol Hill Location, Seeks New Space

7 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

This message from Portland-based Platinum Records Lights and Sound owner Ali Tabatabaie appeared yesterday on its Facebook page. To all my Seattle peeps - after twenty years we finally lost our lease at the Seattle Platinum Records. While we look for a new space, we need to clear everything out. Show More Summary

Looking for Continuously Updated PAX News and Updates? Climb Into Nerdhole!

7 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

While The Stranger's arts nerds are getting ready to spend the weekend at Bumbershoot, gaming nerds know this weekend is also PAX Prime, our big local gaming convention. If you're looking for up-to-the-minute PAX news and reviews, The...Show More Summary

Historicist: Hans in the Kitchen

7 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Hans Fread, Canada's first celebrity television chef, rarely kept opinions to himself. “I am sometimes like a little boy with a big mouth—when I am angry, I talk too much and it comes back to hurt me,” admitted Hans Fread. While his opinionated nature could backfire on him, it also provoked admiration and amusement. Show More Summary

For A Fascinating OkCupid Date, Hit Up Nighting_Gale

I've never been on OkCupid (I'm in a relationship!) but earlier this month I created a profile after receiving an email from a woman who said she... well, this is kind of difficult for me to talk about. Not because anything "happened," but because I don't want to spoil the experience for you. Yes, you. For a good time, you should check out Nighting_Gale. [ more › ]

Weekend Viewing: BBC Empire – Episode 4 – Making a Fortune – Jeremy Paxman

Jeremy Paxman continues his personal account of Britain’s empire, looking at how the empire began as a pirates’ treasure hunt, grew into an informal empire based on trade and developed into a global financial network. He travels from...Show More Summary

Canine Influenza Cases Spreading In Manhattan

Dog owners, stay vigilant: veterinarians in Manhattan have reported a number of cases of canine influenza in the borough, and they're warning humans to be careful when allowing their dog friends to socialize with other animals. [ more › ]

Aziz Ansari Announces Secret Chicago Pop-Up Show Sept. 3rd

Aziz Ansari announced on his Twitter page that he's coming to Chicago for a secret pop-up show on Wed., Sept. 3rd. You can only get tickets by entering an online lottery. [ more › ]

Downtown L.A. prepares for kickoff of Made in America music fest

Final preparations were underway early Saturday for a music festival expected to draw tens of thousands of concert-goers to downtown Los Angeles this weekend.

LAPD names two sergeants involved in struggle with suspect who died

The Los Angeles Police Department has identified two sergeants involved in a physical altercation with a 37-year-old motorist who died hours after his arrest.

Weekend Playlist: To Honor Our Labor

Each and every song this weekend speaks, in many different voices, to the experience of those who work and have worked in America. Let's make a point to remember them on this long weekend. [ more › ]

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