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Where can I find good coffee in Belconnen?

9 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I’ve recently started working in Belconnen and I’m yet to find a really great coffee shop nearby. Any suggestions? I really liked Lava when I worked in Phillip, as well as Two Hands, ONA and Celestinos when I was in Fyshwick. Where in Belconnen serves up a comparable flat white? All suggestions welcome.

I, Anonymous: More Like XBox ZERO

9 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

You: an Xbox One gaming lounge that should have been a gamer girl's dream. Me: said gamer girl, who has lost faith in humanity AGAIN. I had hoped that the allure of paying for gaming good times in an awesomely quasi-futuristic setting...Show More Summary

An old style Tokyo convenience store

Convenience stores are everywhere in Tokyo. Inside their bright, modern interiors, they stock pretty much everything too. But their older, more traditional counterparts, are very different. So different in fact that it’s amazing they still exist. But exist they do. And they will no doubt continue to exist for as long as their owners do.

Win a double pass to Tim Rogers this Thursday night

9 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

With a career now motoring along in its third unique decade, TIM ROGERS remarkable resume encompasses the world of music, film, television and stage. See him perform all the best hits at the Canberra Theatre Centre, one night only, 9 JULY. As the frontman of You Am I, one of the essential Australian rock n’ roll [...]

Evidence Of The Corporatization Of Pride Parade, In One Pie Chart

Corporations outnumbered LGBTQ Groups 7 to 1 in this year's Pride Parade. [ more › ]

Japan agrees to robot duel with USA

Back in 2012, Suidobashi Heavy Industries of Japan introduced the world to the 'KURATAS', a big piloted robot mech and pretty much gave hope to anyone who ever dreamt of seeing piloted robots come to reality. Dubbed as an 'art piece'...Show More Summary

Md. trooper charged with forcing woman to perform sex act at gunpoint

A state trooper has been charged with forcing a woman to perform a sex act on him at gunpoint.A Maryland State Police spokeswoman said that Brian Tucker, an 18-year member of the Maryland State Police, has been suspended without pay.Read full article >>

Christopher Reeve was Pretty, and He was Broke

Hobo: Hey man, can I have a buck? Abercrombie: No, I’m sorry, I only have $2 on me. Hobo: Come on man. Abercrombie: I’m really sorry pal…I need it. Hobo: Come on! You’re pretty and pretty people are never broke. Abercrombie: Yes we are! We just look better in it, now leave me alone! –42nd […]

5 unmissable views for those new to Canberra

9 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I don’t know what it is about looking out over a city from its highest points, but it gets me going. This week I set out to find Canberra’s top five unmissable views – and discovered that ranking them was no easy task. If you’re a long term Canberran, you’re probably familiar with most of these lookouts. [...]

Keep On Truckin': A Final Grateful Dead Roundup From 'Fare Thee Well' Weekend

We've got a final roundup of news from the "Fare Thee Well" weekend here in Chicago. Keep on truckin' Deadheads. [ more › ]

Weather Gang: PM Update: Showers and storms into this evening before more summer heat on Tuesday

Slow-moving downpours dot the area as we head toward sunset. Tomorrow should be quite sunny and quiet toasty.


The man o' wars (men o' war?) are coming for us. [ more › ]

The 11 Hottest Ice Cream Shops in the U.S.

Summer is back again and that can only mean one thing -- it's time to indulge in a whole lot of ice cream. Click through our list below to find the best spot in your city. Big Gay Ice Cream in Philadelphia Fans of rainbows, unicorns and soft-serve rejoiced when this New York import opened its doors in the spring. Show More Summary

Three men charged with conspiracy to murder as members of MS-13

Three men accused of being members of the gang MS-13 were indicted in Maryland on Monday for conspiracy to carry out two murders and three attempted murders.Prosecutors said that one victim fled from the gang in El Salvador when MS-13 ordered that he be killed, but members found and fatally shot and stabbed him in Frederick.Read full article >>

The True Detective Chitty Chat Club: E-Cigarettes Are the Worst

9 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Did you watch True Detective last night? Spoiler alert: It was not as good as the US Women's Soccer team victory over Japan. BUT WHAT ON EARTH IS? However, there were things to chitty chat about, and chitty chat about them I will after the jump! Spoilers ahoy! Courtesy HBO "Do you feel awkard? I don't feel awkward. Show More Summary

Dr. Gridlock: Peter Neffenger sworn in as new TSA administrator

The Transportation Security Administration has a new administrator.Peter Neffenger, 59, was officially sworn in July 4 at the TSA’s headquarters in Arlington as the agency’s sixth administrator. Prior to being appointed, Neffenger was the U.S. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: John Tory’s Had the Time of His Life, Bike Share Toronto to Expand, and Toronto’s Gold Medal

10 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. If you wanted a reason to love our mayor, here’s a video of John Tory and Luminato artistic director Jörn Weisbrodt singing karaoke in June. (And a hat tip to NOW journalist Jonathan Goldsbie for bringing this […]

Hogan makes first public appearance since chemotherapy

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R), in his first public appearance since finishing his first round of chemotherapy last week, unveiled the newly-renovated Old Senate Chamber at the State House in Annapolis on Monday following an $8 million, eight-year makeover.Read full article >>

OWS Pepper Spray Victim Get $55K, Sets It Aside For "Occu-Baby"

A 2011 viral video of an NYPD officer blasting Occupy Wall Street protesters with pepper spray, seemingly without provocation, continues to bring in cash settlements for OWS protestors. Yesterday, OWSers Chelsea Elliott and Jeanne Mansfield got $60,000 each from the city. And today, Kaylee Dedrick, a teacher's aid from Albany, settled for $55,000. [ more › ]

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