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Seven things to do around Canberra this weekend (29-31 July)

14 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Footy and flicks, classical and country sounds, and old school vinyl – there is plenty of variety to keep you amused this winter weekend in the capital. FRIDAY National Film and Sound Archive Ghost Tour When 7pm | Where National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, McCoy Circuit, Acton Explore the mysterious and macabre by joining Tim the Yowie [...]

Police Investigating Racial Threat to West Seattle Family

14 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Ansel Herz A threatening letter left on a porch makes references to Black Lives Matter and praises Trump. Joseph Sohm / Shutterstock.com Stephanie Endres, a mom of two mixed-race children, came upon a hate-filled note on her porch on Tuesday night, the West Seattle blog reports. Show More Summary

Pugh, other Baltimore-area officials react to decision on Freddie Gray officers

Democratic mayoral candidate Catherine E. Pugh and other local officials attending the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia react to the decision to drop charges against three officers in the Freddie Gray case.

DNC Photo Dispatch: Al Sharpton, Chelsea Clinton, Elizabeth Warren on a Historic Night

14 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by The Stranger Last night, Hillary Clinton was officially nominated by the Democratic party, and Seattle-based photographer Nate Gowdy was there to capture it. See his stunning photos of the night below. Reverend Al Sharpton Nate Gowdy Gowdy previously photographed Bernie Sanders for his TIME magazine cover, and has previously shot for the Stranger. Show More Summary

Clippers Owner Looking At Sites For New Arena, Say Sources

The team's lease with The Staples Center will run till 2024. [ more › ]

Extra, Extra: Giuliani Says Trump Should Electronically Tag Muslims On Watch List

Child laughs, Giuliani yells some stuff, bear in kiddie pool, Why Trump Bad, funeral feats, and more day's end links. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat, and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here. [ more › ]

Photos: Navy Pier Has More Big Makeover Plans In The Works

Could Navy Pier become cool for locals? There are plans for a walkway at the end of the pier, a concert space, a rooftop garden and so much more... [ more › ]

Guest Editorial: We Need Brady Walkinshaw to Tackle Opioid Addiction in Congress

14 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Erik Houser Carly Houser's life was cut short by a fatal overdose in March of 2011. Gina Burrill. Every time I walk around a street corner in Seattle, I imagine that I’ll see my sister Carly’s face one more time. Rep. Brady Walkinshaw, candidate for Congress in the 7th District, didn’t meet Carly before she died. Show More Summary

Why I will never watch the Tour de France again

14 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Despite being an eager cyclist, I’ve never really watched the Tour de France until this year. And unless something radically changes, I’m unlikely to ever do so again. While there are many reasons for Canberrans and Australians to enjoy the Tour, here’s five reasons why I don’t. Firstly, remnants of the feudalism upon which European medieval castles [...]

New, Groundbreaking Study Reveals That Seattle Is the Most Hipster U.S. City of All

14 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Ana Sofia Knauf Hipsters? US?? NO WAAAAAY!!! Kelly O Today, we received a very important email. The subject line: "DATA: Seattle defeats Portland as nation’s most 'hipster' city." WE FUCKING DID IT Y'ALL!! This groundbreaking study,...Show More Summary

Stranger Things To Do Is Looking For A Fall Intern

14 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Stranger Things To Do is looking for an energetic, hardworking, detail-oriented, self-starting intern to help maintain our Things To Do calendar this fall, starting on August 29. Candidates should haveShow More Summary

Making the Case for a Qualified Human

14 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Tanya Selvaratnam Bill Clinton makes the case for Hillary Clinton's presidency. Tanya Selvaratnam President Bill Clinton electrified the room from the moment he walked onto the stage accompanied by a disco beat and said, “In 1971,...Show More Summary

Now That HRC is the Nominee, Can We All Agree That "Trump Knows the Way" Is the Best Song Since "Let the Eagle Soar?"

14 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Sean Nelson "Let's see. I know that heart's gotta be here somewhere... Nope. Nothing." mikeledray/Shutterstock Just a reminder to all the Clinton supporters not to get cocky. It's a long road to November, and according to William Tapley, a.k.a. Show More Summary

It Has Come to My Attention That Some People Still Haven't Watched Bill Clinton's Speech Last Night at the DNC

14 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Christopher Frizzelle I'm a Hillary diehard and I learned so much I didn't know. Please watch it. [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

The Seattle Times Gives the Democratic Nomination to Bill Clinton

14 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Tricia Romano Bill Clinton gets a third term after all. To be absolutely fair, so did the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, and the Houston Chronicle. The Wall Street Journal gave it to Bernie. As Jezebel put said in its post, "Don't Worry, We Can Still Make It About Men": "Look, pictures of old white men sell newspapers. Show More Summary

The Seahawks Take Care Of Pete Carroll's Business

14 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Spike Friedman Pete Carroll - Wealthy Robber Baron. #GoHawks pic.twitter.com/qvWvj39aDt— Justin Underwood (@underwood_manor) January 17, 2016 Before we dive into the specifics of what the Seahawks have done over the past couple of days, let's remember one thing: being a Seattle Seahawks fan is great right now. Show More Summary

The Morning News: Sanders Speaks to Washington Delegation at DNC, Charges Dropped in Freddie Gray Case

14 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Heidi Groover Bernie Sanders won Washington's caucuses with nearly 73 percent of the vote. Alex Garland Bernie Sanders Urges Washington Delegates to Help Defeat Trump: In a speech to the delegation this morning, Sanders called Donald...Show More Summary

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