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
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 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 › ]
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
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.
Babysitter: Girl, you look good.Friend: I know, right?Babysitter: Well, not that good.–Tot Lot, Victorian Flatbush
Grant Shapps takes part in a Q&A.
"Significant portions" of a dismembered infant's body remain missing as authorities continue their investigation into its death in South Los Angeles. [ more › ]
The annual Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo touched down at McCormick Place this weekend. Here are some of our favorite character costumes. [ more › ]
Can a massive earthquake like the one in Nepal this weekend occur in California?
End-of-spring safety depth chart for the USC football team:
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:
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
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
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
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 › ]
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
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...
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 › ]
Capital outflow is accelerating, suggesting swift erosion of the country’s forex reserves.