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Teen's Cat-And-Lasers Yearbook Photo Battle Ends With Surprise Compromise

Last week, Schenectady High School student Draven Rodriguez and his cat Mr. Bigglesworth became a cause celebre after it turned out the teen was lobbying to have a photograph of himself, Mr. Bigglesworth and some laser beams be his official senior yearbook portrait. Show More Summary

Norton on Islamic State Amendment: No War ‘Without the Consent of the Governed’

“District residents pay $12,000 per capita in federal income taxes, more per capita than residents of any state, to support their government in war and peace." [ more › ]

Jerick Hoffer (aka Jinkx Monsoon), Valerie Curtis-Newton, and Satori Group Tonight at the Frye

3 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Jerick Hoffer, Valerie Curtis-Newton, and Satori Group Tonight is the second annual Stranger Genius Awards performance showcase at the Frye featuring onstage interviews with the theater-breaking Satori Group, fierce and sagacious director...Show More Summary

It Only Took America 80 Years to Turn Bloody Marys Into a Complete Joke

Next month will mark eight decades since Fernand Petiot made his first Red Snapper at Manhattan's King Cole Bar. The Snapper, of course, is just the bar's name for the cocktail that everyone else calls a Bloody Mary. And even if that's...Show More Summary

Religious Groups Mobilize at People's Climate March

The countdown for the New York City People's Climate March is on. Taking place on Sunday, September 21, the preceding days will be packed with activities. Planned to coincide with the United Nations Climate Summit, global leaders and policy makers will be in town. Show More Summary

Why did a single ham cost $2 million? It's all about the 'butt face'

Chances are you're not expecting to spend seven figures at a county fair. What's the most that cotton candy and a hot dog can cost? $20? 

TV/Web Show Band in Seattle Taps Wishbeard and Prom Queen for Its Oct. 1 Episode

3 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The Band in Seattle television/web show's Oct. 1 episode will feature up-and-coming local groups Wishbeard and Prom Queen, to be filmed live Oct. 1 at Victory Studios. Each band will play 45-minute sets and be interviewed by host Warren...Show More Summary

LA Police Now Have SPD's Former Drones, LA Residents Now Have Seattle's Former Problem

3 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Back in June, the SPD announced that those troublesome drones—the two quietly bought with Department of Homeland Security grant money, which nobody was very happy about when the purchase was revealed, especially because the city hadn't set up hard protocols about when and how they'd be used—were going to Los Angeles. Show More Summary

Reed says six groups want to buy Hawks, 'incentives' might be offered, and a new stadium isn't out of the question

Mayor Kasim Reed says the city will play an "important role" in helping to decide who will purchase Atlanta Hawks majority co-owner Bruce Levenson's stake in the team - and is warning Atlantans that they might be asked to help keep the...Show More Summary

People's Climate March: 10 Reasons Why This Mom Is Marching

I'll be in New York City, my hometown, on Sunday, September 21, marching with thousands of others who want to see meaningful action on climate change. Why am I marching? 1. Because climate change is real. It is happening now. Scientists...Show More Summary

free ride, eh?

“Candy tastes better on the boat, little girl…” You wouldn’t fall for that, so why would you fall for…this?  You do not know the vessel’s condition nor safety status; you do not the operator nor his ability to handle emergencies: Do not get on boat. Thank you to the author, Suzanne Strazza, and Four Corners Press. So happy this had a […]

Muni ID to give free membership to these culture orgs

Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to announce on Thursday that individuals who sign up for the city's new municipal ID next year will be offered a free basic membership to some of the best cultural... To view the full story, click the title link.

New CEO to help Circle Line expand

New York Cruise Lines Inc., which owns Circle Line Sightseeing and World Yacht, hired a new chief executive to help it expand in New York and possibly in other cities. Daniel Boockvar, who hails... To view the full story, click the title link.

Feds give $1.9B for Sandy-related transit upgrades

The Federal Transit Administration on Wednesday handed out $1.9 billion for Sandy-related upgrades including $190 million for new Staten Island ferries and $40 million for the development of Moynihan... To view the full story, click the title link.

De Blasio, council urged to ban credit checks in hiring

While the de Blasio administration and the City Council work through the details of a bill that would prohibit employers from reviewing the credit histories of potential hires, liberal advocates are... To view the full story, click the title link.

Photos: Stunning aerial shots of California

Whether it's disrupting fire operations in the north or ticking off crowds of fans in the south, drones have developed a bad rep among some in California. But one thing even drone detractors would have a hard time denying is their ability to capture stunning images.

Photos: Stunning aerial shots of California

Whether it's disrupting fire operations in the north or ticking off crowds of fans in the south, drones have developed a bad rep among some in California. But one thing even drone detractors would have a hard time denying is their ability to capture stunning images.

Tom Colicchio’s Next TV Show Will Be ‘Completely Different’ From Top Chef

Colicchio, last night. Tom Colicchio has both a new restaurant (in the Beekman Hotel) and a new show (Best New Restaurant, on Bravo) in the works — a classic celeb chef twofer. When Grub bumped into Colicchio at last night's second-season...Show More Summary

Monkey see, monkey kill: The evolutionary roots of lethal combat

The killings are often swift and brutal: An overwhelming force of chimpanzees will pin their fellow primate to the ground as dozens of attackers commence to biting, punching, kicking and ripping at the victim's body. 

Wednesday Afternoon Diversion: Jean-Claude Van Damme's Coors Light Commercial Reel

It's nice to see 'the Muscles from Brussels' be able to poke fun at himself and make some money in the process. [ more › ]

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