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Humans of New York Photo Series Exposes Lives Shattered by Drug War

A beautiful mix of micro-blog and documentary photography, Humans of New Yorkhas redefined and uplifted the power of compelling portraits coupled with personal stories. Over 16 million Facebook followers agree -- the photo stories make...Show More Summary

ATLwood: Atlanta is not safe from zombies — but Senoia is

>>Writer Jane Wodening lived alone in a mountain cabin for 10 years. She was also the star of much of her late husband's short films including one of her giving birth and another of the couple arguing.…

Signs point to Reed definitely not endorsing Fort if state senator runs for mayor

Mayor Kasim Reed and state Sen. Vincent Fort, D-Atlanta, won't be playing racquetball anytime soon. Or doing much of anything, it appears.…

After a Breakup, Who Gets to Keep the Favorite Restaurant?

"Oh, hey. So... what have you been up to?" Last week, when I heard the news that Northern Spy Food Co. would be closing after six years in business, I felt more than the usual pang of annoyance over another great neighborhood restaurant biting the dust. Show More Summary

Congress Will Finally Outlaw Seafood Caught by Slaves

About time. The ubiquity of forced labor in Big Food's supply chains is incredibly distressing, partly because it sheds light on America's complicity in it — a terrible part of a 1930 trade law that allows products made by children or...Show More Summary

Coming to midtown: another luxury boutique office building

Real estate investment and development firm Savanna has struck a deal to build a boutique office building in midtown. The company announced it has purchased 106 W. 56th St., a nine-story building,... To view the full story, click the title link.

City quadruples fines for serious construction violations, following fatal crane collapse

Mayor Bill de Blasio and the city Department of Buildings Commissioner Rick Chandler announced stricter rules for construction sites Friday, including quadrupling fines for serious safety... To view the full story, click the title l...

Cuomo revises plan to keep youths out of adult prisons

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has revised his proposal for retooling New York's criminal justice system to keep juveniles out of adult prisons and jails. Draft legislation in his budget for the coming year... To view the full story, click the title link.

Seattle Aquarium: No Octopus Sex on Valentine's Day

5 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

screams Fotokon/Shutterstock Why, Seattle Aquarium? WHYYYYYYYYY???!!!!!!! Crosscut: The highlight of Octopus Week is usually the “blind date,” in which the aquarists bring two of their octopuses together to mate in front of a large audience. Show More Summary

Tour Frank Lloyd Wright's Local Classics And Other Stunning Prairie School Homes

Architecture buffs, take note—there’s a new Frank Lloyd Wright house tour of several of the famed architect’s Chicago-area Prairie School homes. [ more › ]

Who Are Chicago's Most Important Women In Food?

The women in Chicago's culinary scene don't get enough attention. [ more › ]

You're Wrong About That (Valentine's Day Edition)

5 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Hi. I'm Francine Colman-Gutierrez. Here are some Valentine's Day things that you are wrong about. • Buying her chocolate: You're wrong about that—unless she specifically asked for diabetes. • Buying her flowers: Thanks for the dead plants. •...Show More Summary

Five Stranger Writers Share Memorable, Love-Smothered Meals

5 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

LEVI HASTINGS The Chicken for Two at Le PichetIt happens to everyone. You are in love with someone. This person is not in love with you. Maybe it makes no sense for you to be in love with this person, maybe this person is in love with someone else, maybe this person isn't even gay. Show More Summary

What’s Going on Here, a Caravan of Consecutively-Numbered, Blacked-Out SUV’s Carrying Chinese People from Louisiana?

TweetPhotographer James Corrigan is wondering what’s going on here out in the west si-ide: I aint never seen this. The left side means Californy and the right side means public something or other? IDK. But I’ll find out, soon ‘nough. (Maybe it’s a race to see who can buy more houses in the Sunset?)

22 Movies to See in Seattle This Valentine's Day Weekend

5 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Vanessa Redgrave in The Devils, part of Witches Brew at SIFF. For Valentine's Day, we carefully selected the movies that will make your evening go smoothly and charm your sweetheart. Voilà! Choose the option that best fits your relationship: —women...Show More Summary

SeaTac Mayor Invites Bundy Sympathizer from Spokane Valley to Advocate Against Taking Free Money for a Park

5 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

This is Matt Shea, one of the most extreme conservatives in the Washington State House. Why did the mayor of SeaTac invite him to offer advice on accepting federal money to build a park? washington state house republicans Here are some...Show More Summary

New City-Sanctioned Homeless Encampment Coming to Othello

5 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Like the encampment in Ballard, pictured here, Othello Village would include tiny houses. Kelly O A new city-approved tent encampment could soon house up to 100 people in South Seattle near South Othello Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Show More Summary

The Morning News: ACLU Sues Tacoma Police, Man Attacks Four People on a Bus, and a Mountlake Terrace Woman Is Missing

5 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The police department in Tacoma is being sued by the ACLU over surveillance practices. Tacoma/Shutterstock Tacoma Police Are Being Sued Over Surveillance Technology: "By over-riding local cell phone towers, stingrays are capable of capturing...Show More Summary

To Stop All This Conservative Bullshit, Democrats Have to Take Back the State Senate

5 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Steve Litzow and Steve O’Ban Jay Inslee stood before a group of reporters wearing an orange tie and a scowl. "Folks," the Democratic governor said on the morning of February 8, "the Senate Republicans are out of control." Inslee's statement—and...Show More Summary

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