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Time Inc. close to naming president of People

Time Inc., the nation's largest magazine publisher, is close to naming former TV executive Rich Battista to lead the company's largest brand, People magazine, as well as its sibling publication... To view the full story, click the title link.

Maybe Hold Off On Watching Porn Until You Leave The Subway?

We know there is nothing more erotic than idling on a hot crowded subway platform with hundreds of other disgruntled New Yorkers, breathing in human skin while sensually waiting for a train that may or may not ever come—but maybe you...Show More Summary

City is collecting fewer fines from small businesses

The city's Department of Consumer Affairs is trying to be less of a thorn in the side of the tens of thousands of small businesses it oversees. As such, the agency is collecting less in fines from... To view the full story, click the title link.

Celebrating 50 Years of NYC's Landmarks Law

2015 marks the 50th anniversary of Mayor Robert Wagner signing the New York City Landmarks Law—and in a time when we're losing icons like the Domino Sugar Factory and 5 Pointz, and historic buildings are being stripped apart for condos, the landmarks law is still as relevant as ever. Show More Summary

Hotel proposed for $1B hipster industrial complex

A partnership that bought a stake in the mixed-use industrial complex known as Industry City almost two years ago is expected to ask the city to give it the flexibility to build a hotel on the... To view the full story, click the title link.

Should Cops Arrest Heroin Addicts After Saving Their Lives With Naloxone?

The Staten Island Advance ran an interesting piece today about a man who was arrested by police officers who revived him after he overdosed on heroin at the St. George Ferry Terminal. [ more › ]

Red-Wigged, Gun-Toting Bank Robber Arrested—It's A Lady!

The mystery of the red-wigged bank robber who managed to take about $100,000 in cash from a NJ bank appears to be over. The FBI says a female suspect was arrested in Atlantic City yesterday—and she's accused of robbing a bank in Connecticut, too. [ more › ]

TSA Officers Opened This Suitcase. What They Found Inside Chihuahua-wowed Them

Vibrators? Land mines? The last remaining scraps of our dignity? Ha, good one. [ more › ]

'Maps To The Stars' A Disappointing Drive On An Oft-Traveled Road

A stellar cast and David Cronenberg's off-kilter touches fail to freshen a journey that all too often brings to mind earlier, better anti-Hollywood satires. [ more › ]

The Osprey’s Springtime Return to New York

The annual arrival in places like the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge of these large, lanky hawks is a sure sign of spring.

The Big Five: March 6-8

7 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every Friday, Torontoist provides a not-so-scientific roundup of the best people, places and things to check out over the weekend. The result: The Big Five. 1.) Toronto Park Summit?? Daniels Spectrum (585 Dundas Street East)? March 7. 1:00pm to 5:00pm Free. Pre-register here. We’re extremely fortunate in Toronto to have a vibrant network of more […]

Duly Quoted: John Tory on Transit Cost Overruns

7 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The mayor shows his angry side. “Suffice it to say, alongside the people of Toronto, I am furious this happens over and over again.” —Mayor John Tory responds to cost overruns on the Spadina subway extension, which is reportedly $400 million over budget and two years over schedule. The mayor frequently cited cost overruns on infrastructure projects as a place where […]

An Overly Technical Post Explaining Why Soccer Almost Didn't Happen (and Why Sounders Will Play Sunday After All)

8 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Brad Evans sporting a face that says, "I look good enough to be paid fairy for services provided." Photo Works / As of yesterday, the Major League Soccer season was hanging in the balance, with the players union and ownership at loggerheads over a number of issues including free agency, minimum salaries, and the duration of the deal. Show More Summary

Mars Hill Sells Ballard Building, Makes $4.2 Million Profit

8 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

A year ago yesterday, Mars Hill began to unravel in public. ROBERT ULLMAN This week marks the one-year anniversary of "Unreal Sales for Driscoll's Real Marriage", which broke the news that Mars Hill Church paid "at least $210,000 inShow More Summary

Capitol Hill's New Single Shot Could Be So Great—If Only Its Food Was Less Fussy

8 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Single Shot feels as upscale as it does casual. Kelly O The block of Summit Avenue between Mercer and Roy has long been one of my favorites in town, with its perfect mix of eating and dining establishments: There's the unfussy Summit...Show More Summary

Former Mayor Mike McGinn Urges Port Commissioners to Oppose All Arctic Drilling

8 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Former Seattle mayor Mike McGinn calls out the port on its "where a sustainable world is headed" hypocrisy—and passes along a message to Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell. Kelly O Yesterday we published a post explaining why you...Show More Summary

Dinner Lab Is a Pop-Up Dinner Series for Adventurous, Moneyed Diners—and That’s Not a Bad Thing

8 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The menu includes dishes that give chefs room to experiment. Not surprisingly, there are hits and misses. Courtesy of Dinner Lab When I was a student in Catholic school, being disruptive was not considered a good thing. It was something...Show More Summary

Charlotte’s Chiquita Slip-Up

Got a new column out for Carolina Journal on Chiquita. The article in full. CHARLOTTE — The common complaint about economic incentives is that they amount to having the government pick winners and losers. That’s certainly true. However, as recent events in Charlotte show, another problem with incentives is that government handouts can go to […]

Met Opera: 'Hoffmann' Redux Via Levine and Polenzani

As always with James Levine in the pit, a night at the opera is something special, and the Metropolitan Opera's second round of performances of Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffmann with a new cast led by the tenor Matthew Polenzani is no...Show More Summary

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