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The African American History Museum's First Special Exhibition Tops The May Arts Agenda

Mark your calendar for paintings from a 20th-century German artist and 18th-century French masters as well. [ more › ]

Remembering the La Plata tornado, 15 years later

It was the most intense tornado to ever strike the Mid-Atlantic.

Opinion: Welcome to the ‘horrible’ 5th District, Mr. President

Dear President Trump: Welcome, sir, to Georgia’s “horrible, crime-infested” 5th Congressional District, or as we like to call it, “home.” I’ve never understood how you came…

Read up on 15 of Chicago's best independent bookstores

With Amazons’ fifth brick-and-mortar bookstore opening its doors in Chicago this past month, some consider it more important than ever to support the city’s local and independently owned bookshops. Chicago is incredibly proud of its talented and homegrown artists, musicians, chefs and business...

8-Year-Old Boy Killed By Falling Concrete Planter In Brooklyn

A young boy playing in his Brooklyn front yard died on Thursday after a concrete planter fell from the facade of the house and hit him. "I saw mom was crying, screaming. She was saying, 'someone call 911'," a neighbor said. [ more ›...

Check Out The Light Show For The New Kosciuszko Bridge

After taking a victory lap on the new span earlier in the day, Governor Andrew Cuomo welcomed the shiny 21st century Kosciuszko Bridge with a light show on Thursday night. Yes, a Billy Joel song kicked it off. [ more › ]

Cypriot police hold four over kidnapping of Cypriot-Norwegian girl

A Greek Cypriot court on Friday remanded four men in custody over the kidnapping of a four-year-old girl believed to have been whisked away to breakaway northern Cyprus, police said. Three Greek Cypriots and a Syrian were remanded in...Show More Summary

San Francisco police cars crash into each other in the Mission

Three San Francisco officers were injured when two police cruisers crashed into each other while responding to a call for backup in the Mission Thursday night, officials said. The cars collided at 15th and Mission streets, with one of...Show More Summary

Justin Yu & Bobby Heugel’s Better Luck Tomorrow Quietly Arrives In The Heights

The brad new “bar with food” is just about ready to make its official debut Better Luck Tomorrow, the much-anticipated “bar with food” from bar empresario Bobby Heugel and James Beard Award-winning chef Justin Yu has quietly kicked open...Show More Summary

Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Monkitail, Candy Expo, and Matthew Kenney

Happy Friday, Miami. Enjoy what's new in town, from Monkitail's opening at the Diplomat Beach Resort and the SoFlo Cake & Candy Expo, to bread with Matthew Kenney and barks brews and BBQ at Ms. Cheezious. Monkitail Opens at the Diplomat Beach Resort Monkitail, created by Philadelphia-based chef and restaurateur Michael Schulson,...

Gorillaz Throw A Dark Party For Dark Times On Much-Anticipated 'Humanz'

With help from Vince Staples, Grace Jones, Pusha T and more, Damon Albarn resurrects his 'cartoon' band to try to make sense of it all. [ more › ]

Chef Jack Gilmore Joins Pop-Up Kitchen Sumptuary, and More A.M. Intel

The latest three restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now — Texas comfort food chef Jack Gilmore is joining the team of upcoming pop-up kitchen Sumptuary as a partner. The new revolving space, which will host local and guest chefs, comes from former Satay owner Rommanee "Foo" Swasdee, who closed that restaurant last summer. Show More Summary

Aqua Pazza Opens in the North End Next Week

A new member of the DePasquale Ventures family Even more Italian food arrives in Boston’s North End next week, courtesy of a redesigned and reconcepted member of a neighborhood restaurant group. Aqua Pazza opens at 135 Richmond St. on...Show More Summary

Miami Named One of the Top Ten Vegan Cities in the U.S.

It's official — Miami has been named one of the nation's top ten vegan cities. The honor comes from VegNews, the biggest veg publication in the United States, and it's a first. A free celebration is in the works, dubbed Vegan Day. Parties will kick off at two Whole Foods...

Gay civil servant wins spousal benefits for husband in landmark case for Hong Kong's LGBT community

2 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

The judge rejected the argument that granting spousal benefits to gay couples would somehow undermine “the integrity of the institution of marriage." [ more › ]

Cinco de Mayo 2017: Where to Eat, Drink and Party in Miami

Ole! With Cinco de Mayo just days away, it’s time to get your fiesta game plan in order. Whether you want a low-key night of tacos and margaritas – and there are some excellent places to find them in Miami here and here — or looking to rock your sombrero until the wee hours morning, we’ve got the best Cinco de Mayo fiestas for every mood.

Port Authority Bus Terminal project shifts focus to existing site

A plan to replace the nation's busiest bus terminal has shifted focus to the facility's existing site in the heart of the city after a previous plan to move it a block west encountered strong... To view the full story, click the title link.

Chemical weapons allegedly used 45 times in Syria: OPCW chief

Experts from the world's watchdog tasked with destroying chemical weapons are probing reports that toxic arms have been used 45 times in Syria since late last year, the body's chief said Friday. Director general Ahmet Uzumcu said there...Show More Summary

Morning Roundup: The Neighborhoods Where It's Hardest To Find A Home

Also, the Howard Theatre might have to temporarily close, the Airbnb debate rages on, and more in the news. [ more › ]

Pope Francis arrives in Egypt for a two-day visit with Muslims and Christians to promote peace

Pope Francis arrived in Cairo on Friday afternoon and emerged beaming from his plane to greet and bless a receiving line of supporters, including leaders of various faiths. Prime Minister Sherif Ismail was the first to welcome the pope as he strode down a red carpet to the tarmac. There a mother...

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