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The Babadook at Silent Movie Theatre

Location: The Silent Movie Theatre, 611 N. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036 Link out: Click here Description: The Cinefamily presents a one-week run of the critically acclaimed Australian horror film, which previously screened at the Sundance Film Festival. Recovering from a devastating automobile accident, a widowed mother and her disturbed son fall under the spell of [...]

Dozens arrested, Downtown connector blocked, windows broken in Ferguson protest in Atlanta

Several thousand demonstrators last night took to Atlanta's streets to protest a St. Louis grand jury's decision to not indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown. Local authorities...Show More Summary

Friday Night Frights: Late Phases

Location: The Silent Movie Theatre, 611 N. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036 Link out: Click here Date: December 12 at midnight Description: As part of its perennial Friday Night Frights series, the Cinefamily presents a midnight screening of this low-budget werewolf horror film – a collaboration between two cult favorites: director Adrian Garcia Bogliano (HERE COMES THE [...]

Free Screeing: The Lego Movie, with director Q&A

Location: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036 Link out: Click here Date: December 11 at 7:30pm Description: LACMA presents a free screening of the best summer blockbuster of the year (well, it came out before summer, but still). Directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller will be on hand for a discussion [...]

Thanksgiving History: The English Roots of the The Pilgrims and the Plymouth Colony

Every fourth Thursday of November, Americans come together to celebrate Thanksgiving, a meal that commemorates the Pilgrims making it through their first winter at Plymouth Colony. However, long before this holiday became an institution or even before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock, they were English separatists. Show More Summary

US stocks open little changed; Deere slumps

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks opened little changed on Wednesday, keeping the major indexes near record levels, as investors assessed the latest reports on the economy.

Obamacare enrollment surpasses 500,000 in first week

More than half a million people selected a health insurance plan in the first week of the 2015 enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act, a new federal report indicates.

Windy City She-roes

The Windy City (Chicago, Illinois) has produced its share of accomplished women. I felt the wind while I was in Chicago recently and met some amazing women, who are making tremendous contributions to society, just like the women in this blog. Show More Summary

Darren Wilson Has 'Clean Conscience;' Brown Family Decries 'Broken' Grand Jury Process

In his first public interview, Darren Wilson cast Michael Brown as the instigator and said he would do everything the same. [ more › ]

Michael Brown protests: Violence in Oakland, unrest in multiple cities

Looting and vandalism continued in Oakland overnight as hundreds of demonstrators clashed with police in tumultuous protests against a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict an officer for the shooting death of a young black m...

The Meaning of Friendsgiving

I asked for ketchup. I specifically asked for ketchup to be there. I texted my friend, Ainsley, who'd invited me to my first Friendsgiving as I boarded a train from Grand Central station to make sure they had ketchup. It's odd, I realize,...Show More Summary

Grand Jury Decision Sooner Than Readers Expected

In the Sunday Poll at the start of this week it was looking to many like we wouldn’t see a decision anytime soon. Only 6 readers correctly guessed Monday as the day. Here are the results, in chronological order: Q: What day do you think the Michael Brown Grand Jury will...

The Meaning of Friendsgiving

I asked for ketchup. I specifically asked for ketchup to be there. I texted my friend, Ainsley, who'd invited me to my first Friendsgiving as I boarded a train from Grand Central station to make sure they had ketchup. It's odd, I realize,...Show More Summary

Crowne Plaza reno includes restaurant

Food for Thought is the revamped restaurant in the renovated-to-the-tune-of-$10 million Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park. Executive chef Michael Cowan aims at farm-to-table and locally sourced ingredients "with a Southern twist" and has cooked at the Omni San Francisco and the Boathouse II restaurant in Hilton Head. Show More Summary

People Have Donated $80K to a Ferguson Bakery That Got Vandalized

From DuBose's crowd-funding page. Last week, Natalie Dubose, a small-business owner, said she worried her Natalie's Cakes and More, which is two blocks from the police station, might become a target after the grand jury ruling. "Just don't burn my shop down; don't destroy it," she told CNN. Show More Summary

Nor'easter snarls Thanksgiving travels

More than 200 flights have been canceled at airports in the northeast as a storm packing rain and snow moved up the East Coast, disrupting plans for travelers on their way to Thanksgiving... To view the full story, click the title l...

Savers 'are losing £19bn in hidden fees'

Title: Bank of England Alt Text: UK currency Obscure charges make comparison shopping all but impossible when it comes to pensions and other investments Personal Finance Ruth Jackson Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 3:23pm Millions ofShow More Summary

Sunny Days in the Park With Victoria

Pancho Kohner, the independent producer, has created a film to remain on the walls of the soul. Victoria, made in Norway, captures the perfect tone, the aura and vision of two children in love. The movie takes off easy as Ingmar Bergman's Smiles of a Summer Night. Show More Summary

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