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Mayor taps Craig Richard to become Invest Atlanta's next leader

Mayor Kasim Reed has filled the last remaining vacancy in his cabinet, hiring Craig J. Richard to oversee the city's economic development agency. Following a seven-month search, Reed yesterday named longtime economic development official Craig J. Richard as Invest Atlanta's next president and CEO.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Easy Thanksgiving appetizers can make everyone right on time

In Southern California, invite family and friends over for Thanksgiving and you never know exactly when they'll arrive. Some show up early while you're still chopping giblets for the gravy or worrying over the pumpkin pie in the oven, throwing your whole cooking plan out of kilter. Others...

Rand Paul Compares President Obama's Immigration Order to Japanese Internment Camps

5 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Senator Rand Paul, ever the sensitive thinker on matters of race, has compared President Obama's plan to offer citizenship to nearly five million immigrants with America's World War II-era Japanese internment camps. Watch this video and pass it around: (Via Talking Points Memo.) [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Layoffs ordered at state Senate to avoid deficit

After years of turning down cost-of-living increases for its budget, the state Senate on Friday notified its workforce that 39 employees will be laid off at the end of the year to avoid a multi-million-dollar deficit, a cut of about 4% of the total staff in the upper house.

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Mocan & Green Grout, New Acton

5 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I’ve walked past Mocan & Green Grout a lot but always found it way too busy to indulge in a coffee or a meal. This week I was in the area for a meeting and spied a few empty tables and I couldn’t have moved faster to take a seat! While outside is a beautiful area [...]

The White House Just Appointed Its First-Ever Woman Pastry Chef

At work on the gingerbread White House. Perfectly timed to get her moving on that epic holiday gingerbread house, the White House announced today that Susan E. “Susie” Morrison is taking over for her former boss Bill Yosses, who retired this summer after seven years on the job. Show More Summary

Bratton: Unarmed Man Fatally Shot By Rookie Cop Was "A Total Innocent"

The 28-year-old man who was fatally shot by a probationary NYPD officer in a housing project hallway last night was "a total innocent," NYPD Commissioner Bratton told reporters at a press conference today. Victim Akai Gurley had entered...Show More Summary

Wave Of Ditmas Park Robberies Has Neighborhood On Edge

A series of armed robberies at cafes and businesses in the normally low-crime Ditmas Park has ruffled the neighborhood in recent weeks, and last night, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams hosted a town hall meeting at P.S. 139 to address community concerns in the affected 70th Precinct. [ more › ]

South Pasadena High on lockdown over 'possible suspicious activity'

South Pasadena High School was placed on lockdown Friday after district officials received a "communication about potential suspicious activity" involving the campus.

Party At Two Events For The New Issue Of 'The Pitchfork Review'

Lovers of the indie music scene have two chances to party this weekend for the launch of the fourth issue of 'The Pitchfork Review' music magazine. [ more › ]

5 Things We Learned At Cheese 201

Get ready for cheese game changers. [ more › ]

First Look at Chefs Club by Food & Wine, Opening Tonight

Take two. Have you been anxious to try Gabriel Rucker's cooking at Le Pigeon but haven't been able to make the trip to Portland? What about Holeman & Finch in Atlanta? The premise of Chefs Club by Food & Wine — the reboot of a concept...Show More Summary

Midday News Links: Four Injured In Cooking Accident At Macy’s On State Street

Four people were injured earlier this morning after an aerosol can became hot and ruptured, according to Fire Media Affairs, at the Macy's on State Street. [ more › ]

An Interview with Jeff Bridges, Touring Musician

5 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

As the Dude abiding in The Big Lebowski, Jeff Bridges bowls against the jumpsuit-clad antagonist, Jesus Quintana. When Jesus says, "We're gonna fuck you up," Bridges replies, "Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man." It's a line that boils down the nonchalant brawn of Bridges's acting. Show More Summary

Brit History: 10 Tudor Era Brits Every Anglophile Should Know About

It would be an understatement to say that the Tudor period was an important one in English history. Following the period of upheaval that was the War of the Roses, it seemed like everything was going to be fine, but a brief calm in the...Show More Summary

Capitol Hill to Get Its Own Pot Shop?

5 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Evan Bush at the Seattle Times writes: "Sam Burke hopes to open a marijuana store at 15th Avenue and East Republican Street in Capitol Hill. The proposed store would replace a veterinary clinic next to the Hopvine Pub and across theShow More Summary

NEWSFLASH! Bow Wow Blames ‘Black Folks’ For Criticizing His Engagement to Erica Mena…

Shad Moss aka Bow Wow is feeling some kinda way about all the jokes and comments people are making about his new fiancé that he’s been ranting about it for days! For the record, it’s not the first time and it probably won’t be the last that Moss will throw a tantrum. [FLASHBACK:  Bow Wow […] Straight From The A [SFTA] - Atlanta Entertainment Industry Gossip & News

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