Star batsman desperately needed but not expected to begin comeback from knee injury until mid-June First Post LAST UPDATED AT 12:15 ON Tue 21 May 2013 ENGLAND'S batting frailties were exposed in the first Test against New Zealand, and...Show More Summary
It’s something I’ve noted for quite a while: the dwindling numbers — or quality — of French restaurants in San Francisco. Last week, I got an e mail from a reader asking about that phenomenon: I am hoping you can comment on a mystery: where have all the French restaurants gone? In your latest listing [...]
In today's Urban Planner: a solo performance by opera star Anna Christy, Write Club returns, and plenty of theatrical options. Music: Soprano Anna Christy has proven to be a real ear-pleaser as title character Lucia in the Canadian Opera Company mainstage production of Lucia di Lammermoor. Show More Summary
TweetWell, here’s the word on the street: Click to expand But I guess if you’re unregistered political lobbyist Rose Pak or one of her stencil voters, you prolly want to vote yes on waiving a five-decade-old waterfront height limitation. In that case, you’re going to want to go here, at the laughable and brand-new Open [...]
According to a new Brookings Institution report, the number of low-income people living in suburbs increased 67% between 2000 and 2011, altering longstanding perceptions of a rising middle-class fleeing from cities to achieve the American Dream. Show More Summary
Big food and beverage companies are spending less on advertising their products to kids, and yet their presence in children's lives feels greater than ever. How can that be? Two words - social media. Using Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube...Show More Summary
When the Legislature hit the magical 2/3 mark after the November 2012 election, a lot of progressives started dreaming big. Prop 30 just passed, and a statement had been made for a progressive vision of California. A majority of Californians had just voted to raise their taxes. Show More Summary
I’m not a fan of Walmart, but this post isn’t an attack on the Walmart business model. Instead the purpose of this post is to show how the redevelopment of Kenrick Plaza (map), proposed by G. J. Grewe, as presented, will not meet the minimum requirements of the Americans with...
Chicago is braced for a critical vote by the Board of Education this week to determine if fifty-four schools will be closed. Last week, parents of three children, two who have disabilities and a third who is black, filed a lawsuit at...Show More Summary
People in the Pearl River Delta sure like to poop in strange places, huh? Joining her compatriots 'elevator poop sister' and 'trash can poop brother' is this woman, who decided to take a poop on a subway platform in Shenzhen. [ more...
Man who presided over London Games security staffing fiasco steps down One-Minute Read LAST UPDATED AT 11:42 ON Tue 21 May 2013 NICK BUCKLES, boss of security giant G4S, is to step down at the end of this month after overseeing a staffing...Show More Summary
This is pretty damn cool. A Beijing man has created a working, two-metre-tall robot out of scrap parts. [ more › ]
Classically-trained but steeped in jazz and blues, Sixties virtuoso defined rock keyboard sound Briefing LAST UPDATED AT 11:26 ON Tue 21 May 2013 RAY MANZAREK, the keyboard player whose "sinuous and melodic organ riffs" were one of the hallmarks of Sixties band The Doors, has died at the age of 74. Show More Summary
Tory backbenchers are seething over 'Swivelgate' and yesterday's gay marriage plot with Ed Miliband Column The Mole LAST UPDATED AT 10:31 ON Tue 21 May 2013 DAVID CAMERON could face a vote of confidence in his leadership as a resultShow More Summary
TweetRemember when our San Francisco Giants won the World Series the time before last? It was back in 2010. Good times. I celebrated by climbing on top of the Memphis Minnie’s Barbeque Joint And Smokehouse Ford van parked on the street in the Lower Haight. There I was, looking fierce bouncing up and down in my little black dress and [...]
Nearly half the rice being sold in Guangzhou contain excessive levels of dangerous cadmium, official tests found. Jean-Yves Chow, a senior industry analyst at Rabobank, talks about why the contamination will take time to clean up.
This is a sponsored post on behalf of Walk London. At the end of the month, Walk London launches its Spring into Summer weekend, with no fewer than 36 free, guided walks on offer around the capital. Walks range from a leisurely 1.5 mile...Show More Summary
Shanghai's Minhang district is to end its free bicycle rental service this month because not enough people were using the service, and people kept stealing the bikes, Shanghai Daily reports. [ more › ]
Rockefeller's Informal City Dialogues: Asked the question: If you had $100,000, how would you work toward creating a better city? Ubuni Studio’s group presented a showy Lego model of a slum technology hub, complete with 3D printing, welding and woodworking equipment. Show More Summary
Madrid confirm Special One's departure, but dignified exit does not reflect troubled reign First Reaction LAST UPDATED AT 10:44 ON Tue 21 May 2013 JOSE MOURINHO'S return to Chelsea appears to be a formality after his current employers,...Show More Summary