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Watch a preview of the upcoming Sharon Jones documentary

If you ever doubted the inspirational power of Sharon Jones, take a look at the trailer for the upcoming documentary, “Miss Sharon Jones!” The film, directed by Barbara Kopple, digs into the Augusta native’s...

Owner Of L&B Spumoni Gardens Shot To Death Outside Home In Dyker Heights

An owner of famed pizzeria and Italian destination L&B Spumoni Gardens was found shot to death outside his home in Dyker Heights yesterday evening. Police were called to 12th Avenue and 76th Street, after the body of Louis Barbati was found in the backyard of his home. [ more › ]

Cocaine Delivery Bust Ensnares Chipotle Exec, Fox News Producer & Other Customers

A cautionary tale for anyone looking forward to "calling your guy" this weekend: The bust of a smallish cocaine delivery ring has had considerable blowback (sorry) for a number of the dealers' customers, who have been arrested for their previous alleged drug purchases and paraded in front of a gleeful tabloid press. Show More Summary

Out-Of-Control Porsche Driver Kills Woman On Queens Sidewalk, Injures Others

An out-of-control Porsche driver killed a pedestrian and injured three others last night in Elmhurst, Queens, before fleeing the scene, police said. The multi-vehicle crash took place last night at about 6:30 p.m., and this morning police announced the arrest of 56-year-old Irene Lee as the suspected hit-and-run driver. [ more › ]

Salute Independence Day over the July 4 Holiday Weekend at Atlanta-Area Restaurants

Have your picnic, but eat out, too – and sport that new star-spangled top and sunglasses! Atlanta restaurants are fired up for the holiday weekend and stoked with celebrations, barbecues, bands, spirited beverages and all-American food faves – from our shores and beyond.Get red, white and bluesin’ at Bellina Alimentari. Show More Summary

Lunch Break (7/1/16): Groups react to passage of HB630 regarding coal ash

A bill outlining the future of coal ash ponds in North Carolina landed on Governor Pat McCrory’s desk after a quick trip through the state House and Senate this week, bypassing any opportunity for public comment. House Bill 630 comes...Show More Summary

Today's Top 5: Friday

Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, July 1, 2016 as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing. • Aesop Rock at Visulite Theatre • Slueth at CPCC's Pease Auditorium • Silent Disco - Independence...Show More Summary

WETA Neighborhoods Sheds Light on the City's Lesser Known Gems

It explores stories and subjects that may surprise even longtime Washingtonians. [ more › ]

Out of Frame: Hunt for the Wilderpeople

A cantankerous New Zealand bushman and a precocious hip-hop orphan become reluctant buddies. [ more › ]

D.C.'s Minimum Wage Jumps To $11.50 Today

In Montgomery County, it goes up from $9.55 to $10.75 an hour. [ more › ]

The Beatles and Cirque du Soleil release music video for “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”

Fans of The Beatles and Cirque du Soleil should know about their show Love. It’s currently playing at the Mirage hotel in Las Vegas, and has recently celebrated its ten-year anniversary. Overall, I’d highly recommend that any Anglophile who winds up in Vegas see the show. Show More Summary

Anglotopia Alert: The Dispatches from England Book is Officially Published Today! Order Now!

Today is an exciting day for us – the Dispatches from England book is now officially published. We now have the book in stock and it’s also available from several major retailers. If you pre-ordered the book, it was shipped several days ago and should be with you soon (check your email for tracking information). Show More Summary

Kennedy Center’s Kinky Boots Is Predictable But Feel-Good Gender-Bender

A show for "ladies, gentlemen, and those who have yet to make up their minds"—and anyone and everyone is encouraged to show up in high heels. [ more › ]

Morning Roundup: Garden Girl Edition

Tommy Wells gets his bike back, Washington's most inspiring runner, and more in the news. [ more › ]

The Big Apple Offers Big Answers For Addressing Urban Poverty

I grew up in Brooklyn and like many native New Yorkers, I couldn't be prouder of the city I once called home. But recently another reason for that New York pride has surfaced. New York has one of the lowest poverty rates in the United States. Show More Summary

Striving For Wonder: The BFG

It's just a shame some strong performances are stuck in such an uneven movie. [ more › ]

Friday Morning Constitutional: Yahoo Shareholders Want Answers

Parks open, Facebook retires Paper, CCSF docks staffers. [ more › ]

First Slice 7/1/16: Tests show more than a dozen Atlanta schools with elevated lead levels

New test results show that drinking water at more than a dozen Atlanta schools have elevated levels of lead, "some as high as 15 times the federal limit for water systems. 'What was most upsetting to me were the numbers that were really,...Show More Summary

5 things to do: Ha Ha La La

Friday, July 1, 2016 Coco and Clair Clair, Fit of Body, Twins, Rekchampa at Murmur …

Still Living On Deutschland Time?

I woke this morning at 3:00am and was not able to get back to sleep until about 6:00am, at which time I had about 45 minutes before I absolutely had to get out of bed in order to go to work. I could blame time shifting on this, or I could remember that even before […]

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