Here we go again: A couple months after digital comics seller Comixology pulled (and then reinstated) an issue of the popular series Saga from the Apple App Store for fear that the comic was too racy for Apple's guidelines, they've just announced that they've pulled 56 titles from their app's store for the same reason. Show More Summary
There’s a new rooftop bar in town, and it’s puttin’ on the Ritz, which is just our flapper-era musical way of saying the dec Rooftop Lounge + Bar of the Ritz-Carlton is now open for business. [ more › ]
You won’t see politicians lined up at the unemployment office, but every election means that some defeated officials wind up out of work.
So much good stuff today, including: (Touchy Feely screens at 7 pm tonight at the IKEA Performing Arts Center in Renton, and again on Saturday at 1:30 pm at the Egyptian in Seattle.) (Barzan screens at 7 pm tonight at the Harvard Exit.) (More Than Honey screens at 8:30 pm at SIFF Uptown.) Full guide here! [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
Like suicide, sexual assault is skyrocketing in the military. Why? Could it be that the problem is deeply structural? Could it be that it's related to the domination culture the military embodies.
I love this girl. I always wanted to to this in art-school. She did it though. Good times start at the 1:30 mark. [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
Outlaw! SFist reports that for the duration of June, July, and August, Marin County residents will encourage one another — gently, we hope, in a civic way — not to drink soda. Invites will go out for fizz-less picnics, birthday parties will be bereft of Coke, and Sprite-loathing brothers will turn against Sprite-loving brothers. Show More Summary
There's no word on why a portion of the parking deck collapsed. [ more › ]
Chicago Public Schools says the employee has been immediately removed from his position. [ more › ]
You can still register online until noon Saturday for the May 26 ride. [ more › ]
The eleventh and final session of the trial for the deaths in Kahrizak Prison of three detainees in 2009 was held on Wednesday, May 22. Though the judge has not yet announced the adjournment of the trial, the lawyers told the press that the defendants had issued their last defense and there would be no further sessions. Show More Summary
Photo by Erik Wilson. [ more › ]
Smoothie shop to reopen 10th & Piedmont location June 15 after 3 year closure.
Last night around 10:15 p.m. a 26-year-old white woman was shot on McAllister Street near the intersection with Divisadero. Haighteration reports neighbors in the area heard five or six "large caliber" shots and bullets pierced a wall a block away near Alamo Square. [ more › ]
Taco time. The Empellón Cocina and Taqueria chef shared his recipe with First We Feast, revealing that when he started out, he drove his staff to the ground attempting to grill perfect corn tortillas. Stupak thought flour tortillas were beneath him, but a food-writer friend (whom he will not name) convinced him otherwise. Show More Summary
Safety concerns in the wake of the death of a sailor trapped underwater after a 72-foot AC72 catamaran capsized have prompted new safety recommendations for the upcoming America's Cup. [ more › ]
Expect more crowds than usual this weekend at the CTA Blue and Orange line airport stations--but Memorial Day isn't the busiest CTA day of the year. Friday is historically the highest ridership day of Memorial Day weekend at the O'Hare...Show More Summary
Although bed bug complaints and violations were said to be in decline last year, exterminator Bill Swan isn't buying it. According to Swan, NYC's bed bug epidemic is still raging, and he attributes the drop in complaints to an increasing...Show More Summary
How about that new Xbox, eh? In case you've been hiding under a rock for the past three days, Microsoft announced its next home console, dubbed the "Xbox One". Equipped with a brand-new Kinect, a new controller, and a heavy load of divisive...Show More Summary
Get your fiber supplements at the ready because the Big Apple Barbecue Block Party is back for its 11th year of smoked goodies and meat sweats. The Block Party has come a long way since its humble beginnings on 27th Street, meaning more meat, more fanfare and way more people. Show More Summary