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LAPD homicide detectives investigating fatal Canoga Park fire

Homicide detectives are leading the investigation into a fatal early morning fire at a Canoga Park apartment complex after the victim was discovered to have possible stab wounds, officials said.

Photo: Dame Helen Mirren Demonstrates Perfect Subway Etiquette

New Yorkers don't really pay celebrities much heed unless they are shoving themselves in our face, or chasing us around Times Square, or inadvertently manspreading. But every once in a while, we come across a celebrity so chill that we must pause to praise them. Show More Summary

Week Ender - Kyoto Animation Edition

"Hare Hare Yukai (Sunny Sunny Happiness)"Anime: The Melancholy of Haruhi SuzumiyaYear: 2006Welcome to start of endings extravaganza here at Japanator, this is Week Ender and here to give your weekend some great anime endings. This week's...Show More Summary

Why Guitar Virtuoso Bill Frisell Can't Wait to Play His High-School Auditorium

14 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

PAUL MOORE Frisell: Earth, Wind, and Fire–friendly. Bill Frisell plays the guitar with near-telepathic finesse. His quiet, astute command of the instrument recalls Obi-Wan Kenobi. When Frisell waves his hand over the fret board and says, "These aren't the notes you're looking for," you absolutely forget you were looking for notes at all. Show More Summary

Appetizing Aperture

Photo Credit: Erica George Dines Atlas is now open in The St. Regis Atlanta! If only we could bite into this photo. Jamison Farm lamb loin and roasted garlic lamb kielbasa flanked by lentils, curry-cauliflower purée, roasted cauliflower...Show More Summary

Say It Ain't Snow: City Could Get Up To 10 Inches Monday

It's been nearly 48 hours since our last "life-threatening" weather advisory warning, which means it's about time for the latest grim salvo from our winter weather overlords. Meteorologists say NYC could be hit with around 10 inches of snow Sunday night into Monday. [ more › ]

Cath update

Dear Readers We are so sorry things have gone a little quiet here the last few weeks. As you know from previous posts, Cath got an infection after her endometriosis surgery at the beginning of the month. She is still at home recuperating and sloughing through the last week of her heavy-duty antibiotics. I’ve been […]

Dark Sugars

In the confectionary space: Fatima Mendy is the founder of Dark Sugars a purveyor of Handmade Luxurious Chocolate Truffles and other products. via Africa on the Blog

Alex Johnson announces bid for Georgia GOP chairman

Incumbent Georgia Republican Party Chairman John Padgett will face at least one challenger when delegates meet at the state convention in Athens in May. Alex Johnson announced his candidacy for state chairman, a post for which he unsuccessfully ran in 2013, on Saturday through his email list, Advance the GOP. Show More Summary

Around Town: Let's Play Two

  We pay tribute to Ernie Banks in our Around Town gallery today. [ more › ]

Video: The Great Race: Bike Messenger Vs. Cab Driver

Red Bull strapped a camera on local bike messenger Nico Deportago-Cabrera and challenged him to race a cab driver across the city in a four vs. two wheel face off. [ more › ]

Man who allegedly assaulted girlfriend, abducted child is arrested

A Palmdale man who authorities said abducted his 3-month-old child after a violent confrontation with his girlfriend was arrested early Saturday in Bakersfield.

The Top Five Things to Do in Seattle Today: Patton Oswalt, Black Music Summit, Bill Frisell, Helms Alee, and Gay Bingo

16 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

A huge nerd living the nerd dream. PATTON OSWALT: OFF THE PAGESat Jan 31 at 7:30 pm at Town HallPatton Oswalt is not just one of the smartest, funniest comedians in the business, he’s also a huge nerd who’s living the nerd dream, from scoring guest roles on superhero TV shows to ad-libbing awesome fan-fiction rants on Parks and Recreation. Show More Summary

'Three free bagels' at Bruegger's

Feb. 5 is the annual giveaway from Bruegger's Bagels, celebrating its birthday (it's 32). You need a coupon to get three free ones and you need to get there before 11 a.m. Go to its Facebook page, or go to the website to get one (its eClub members automatically get one via email).

Ramarley Graham's Family Gets $3.9M In Settlement With City

The family of Ramarley Graham, the unarmed teenager who was shot to death by a police officer three years ago, has agreed to receive $3.9 million in a settlement with the city over a wrongful death suit. [ more › ]

Learn Guitar From A Legend: Uli Jon Roth Brings Sky Academy To Reggie's

One of the great guitar players in rock history will be hosting a guitar workshop Sunday afternoon—a cool opportunity to awaken the inner artist in us all. [ more › ]

Jet streams over Downtown this morning, left over from planes...

Jet streams over Downtown this morning, left over from planes leaving the Atlanta airport.

Historicist: Learning the Writer’s Craft

16 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Before finding fame for his tales of the supernatural, a young Algernon Blackwood struggled to find success in Toronto. In 1887, there was little to suggest that Algernon Blackwood would one day become one of England’s premier writers of horror and supernatural fiction. Show More Summary

263Chat's Conversation Platform

Ndesanjo Macha reporting for Global Voices:263Chat is an initiative that started in 2012 as a Twitter hashtag to encourage dialogue and conversations on Zimbabwe. The idea has since expanded to include other social media platforms, guest...Show More Summary

Morning Box Score: Blackhawks Cook Ducks; Bulls Have Another Rough Night

It was a mixed bag of results for Our Town's teams out west. [ more › ]

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