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It's Sad When Religious Differences Come Between People

Geeky girl to boy: And then I said, “that's probably a horcrux!” (laughs) Get it?Boy: No. What's a horcrux?Girl, scowling: Um…Boy: What?Girl: I'm sorry, but that's kind of a dealbreaker for me.Boy: What is?Girl: Oh my god! Not knowing what a horcrux is, obviously.–Barnard CollegeOverheard by: Samantha

Judge Rules It's Not 'Bad Parenting' To Take Child To Pink Concert

As anyone who has ever gotten "So What" stuck in their head knows, Pink is a true rock star with rock moves. And as anyone who has been brainwashed by excessive exposure to "Just Give Me A Reason" also knows, Pink is a national treasure. Show More Summary

The Sonics Define Ages, Prove It At Thalia Hall

The band split in 1969 but their music still resonates with fans today, a fact proven by a rollicking show at Thalia Hall on Friday night. [ more › ]

The ABCs of Los Angeles Metro

You think we have transportation problems? New York, our oft cited but nothing like us doppelganger to the east, is short $15 billion of the estimated $32 billion it needs to upgrade its public transportation system. The Metropolitan Transportation Agency (MTA) carried 1.75 billion riders last year. Show More Summary

Woodland Hills fire that killed 1, injured 1 ruled accidental

A fire in a San Fernando Valley condominium that left one woman dead and a male relative injured Saturday night has been ruled accidental, according to officials with the Los Angeles Fire Department.

…But I Always Grade You on a Curve.

Babysitter: Girl, you look good.Friend: I know, right?Babysitter: Well, not that good.–Tot Lot, Victorian Flatbush

Body Parts Of Dismembered Infant Found By 9-Year Old Playing In Backyard

"Significant portions" of a dismembered infant's body remain missing as authorities continue their investigation into its death in South Los Angeles. [ more › ]

Around Town: C2E2 Costume Party

  The annual Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo touched down at McCormick Place this weekend. Here are some of our favorite character costumes. [ more › ]

California faces serious risk of Nepal-strength earthquake

Can a massive earthquake like the one in Nepal this weekend occur in California?

USC spring football review: Safeties

End-of-spring safety depth chart for the USC football team:

Broadway is Open!

CTA finished the demolition of the concrete overpass nearly a full day early, despite less than perfect weather conditions, and Broadway and Leland are once again open to vehicular traffic. Here are some photos a reader took over the weekend and shared:

You Have Your Fantasy, I’ll Have Mine

Chick #1: You know, we’re just like robots.Chick #2: Yeah!Chick #1: People tell us what to do, and we have to do it.Chick #2: We’re just like models!Chick #1: Really?! … We’re so not models.–Union Square

Video: Bros Spoon While Passed Out In Street Near McCarren Park

As we've learned time and time again, Bros will be Bros whether they're wearing shorts in freezing weather, advertising for 'professional player' roommates, or bowling with frisbees on the subway. Two young men who apparently had a hell...Show More Summary

Meet The Nipyata: A Piñata Filled With Bottles Of Booze

In the annals of What Could Go Wrong?, there will be entries for daring culinary pursuits, questionable police tactics and badly thought out hookup plans. And then there will be a chapter for the Nipyata, a novelty party item that stuffs cardboard donkey piñatas with tiny bottles of booze instead of candy. Show More Summary

Holy Burrito! Chipotle Now Delivers In Chicago

There's no reason to ever leave the house again because Chipotle has selected Chicago as one of 67 markets across the United States to now receive delivery service. [ more › ]

Georgetown students avoid anti-gay Westboro group

national educationJudge to reconsider cheating sentencesAn Atlanta judge will reconsider the tough prison sentences he handed down to three former school administrators who were convicted of participating in a widespread conspiracy to inflate student test scores. Show More Summary

Why Armenia Genocide recognition remains a tough sell

When parties in the Austrian Parliament last week signed a declaration calling the slaughter of Armenians by the Ottoman Turks that began in 1915 a genocide, the Republic of Turkey issued a statement saying it would leave “permanent stains on Turkish-Austrian friendship” and recalled its ambassador...

Survey: 54.7% of women in Shanghai want a house before saying 'I do'

9 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A recent survey of consumer behaviour in the the housing markets of ten major Chinese cities revealed that the majority of woman in Shanghai believe that you should buy a house before getting married. [ more › ]

Is China Spending $100 Billion A Month Defending The Yuan?

Capital outflow is accelerating, suggesting swift erosion of the country’s forex reserves.

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