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Get Stupid Fresh Tomorrow Night With the Author of the Hiphop Bible Check the Technique

5 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

A book for the real geek headz of hiphop... At the opening of one of the truly great and original hiphop tracks of the '90s, Dr. Octagon's "3000," we hear the echoed last four words of a seedy conversation between a woman and her doctor:...Show More Summary

Laid-off workers sue American Apparel

Three former employees of American Apparel have filed a complaint accusing the Los Angeles retailer of failing to give adequate notice before laying off about 200 employees.

Archbishop Cardinal Francis George Dies

Cardinal Francis George, Archbishop Emeritus of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago, died Friday morning after a near decade-long battle with cancer. [ more › ]

Kris Bryant Makes His Major League Debut

Kris Bryant— baseball savior, superman, hit machine— made his long-awaited debut today for the Chicago Cubs. [ more › ]

Chicago woman's kidnapping story unravels after review of Ventra Card: cops

A South Side woman admitted to authorities that she lied about being kidnapped rather than admit that she had been partying and using cocaine, prosecutors said at a court hearing Friday.Veronica Fuentes, 39, of the 8200 block of South...Show More Summary

Illinois Tax Policies Can Be Rather Taxing

April doesn't just bring showers for May flowers. For accountants, this time of year is busier than Christmas as they help folks rush out their tax returns to the IRS. However, the IRS isn't the only way that the government collects citizen's dollars. In the U.S. Show More Summary

ERA? Not Merely Symbolic

This may come as a surprise, but women in our country are not guaranteed equal rights under our Constitution. It's as simple as that. Just ask Supreme Court Justice,Antonin Scalia. He confirmed this fact by saying to the California Lawyer in 2011 that "Certainly the Constitution does not require discrimination on the basis of sex. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Staten Island Is So Hot Right Now

Because you've always wanted to see Chris Christie sit on a beanbag, check out today's end-of-day links: Staten Island real state, R2-D2 plane, countdown clock naptime, bee spills, and a baby panda looking to escape. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter and Instagram, and like us on Facebook. [ more › ]

Bloomberg's Beloved Viand Cafe Will Close

When he wasn't wooing ladies on the Staten Island Ferry our former Mayor Bloomberg could be found grabbing grub at UES diner Viand. Sadly for Mike, it looks like he'll no longer be able to score "soft-boiled egg and well-done toast " at the diner, which will be closing its doors after Saturday service, according to the Daily News. [ more › ]

Ex-Marine indicted in murder of Orange County woman on island off Panama

A former Marine was indicted Friday in the 2011 murder of an Orange County woman on an island off Panama.

Apartment Sadness: Live With 13 People And A Dog For $1500

Whoever wrote the ad seems really defensive about the tech thing. [ more › ]

California Incline in Santa Monica to close Monday for reconstruction

Westside traffic, already the stuff of legends, is expected to worsen dramatically with the closing Monday of the California Incline in Santa Monica for a complete reconstruction designed to keep the structure from collapsing in an earthquake.

The Big Five: April 17-19

5 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) Just For Cats Festival? TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King St W)? April 17, 7:00 p.m., 9:15 p.m. Rush tickets available. More info here. In case you had any doubts […]

Hero and Villain of the Week: Daredevil Raccoon, and the Toronto Police Service Board

5 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every week, Toronto is filled with Heroes and Villains. These are their stories. Every week, Toronto is filled with Heroes and Villains. These are their stories. Hero of the Week: Daredevil Raccoon It has been a good month for raccoon news, which, to this raccoon-biased publication, is always welcome. Show More Summary

Paul Haggis Says Scientology Spy Pretended To Be A TIME Reporter

Filmmaker and outspoken Scientology defector Paul Haggis says somebody in the Church recently tried to get to him by pretending to be a Time magazine reporter. [ more › ]

Video: Conan O'Brien Is Terrible At Solving Escape Rooms

Conan O'Brien and his producer try to solve their way out of a downtown L.A. escape room game. [ more › ]

Experts want Dr. Oz fired from teaching post

A group of physicians has a prescription for Dr. Oz: Get out of the classroom, stat.

Constitutional or not? Court weighs Obama's deportation deferrals

A panel of three federal appeals court judges grilled government lawyers here Friday as they considered whether to lift a temporary stay on President Obama’s executive action on immigration, which seeks to shield up to 5 million people from deportation.

Jauja Is an Argentinian Western That Explores Psychic Space

5 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Like noir, the western is a remarkably mutable form that accommodates a spectrum of different films. Jauja falls about halfway between The Searchers and El Topo, drawing western tropes out into the wilds of surrealism but (wisely) stopping...Show More Summary

San Antonio faces tough task defending NBA crown as the sixth seed

The path the San Antonio Spurs have to take in their quest to keep their NBA championship crown will be daunting.

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