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Three To See: This Week's Theater Recommendations

Dude-heavy shows—along with struggles for self-acceptance and confronting past demons—fill the Chicago stage this week. [ more › ]

Strawberry Theatre Workshop Inaugurates 12th Avenue Arts Main Stage with a Benevolent, Infectious Our Town

1 hour agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

DAVE TOSTI-LANE Our Town: Anastasia Higham as Emily, gazing up from the grave at the life she didn’t appreciate. When I was younger and arguably stupider than I am now, I dismissed Our Town as feeble, sentimental mush. Its depictionShow More Summary

Friday Afternoon Diversion: The 1950s Lakefront

The lakefront, then and now, is beautiful. Although in the 1950s it certainly was less crowded. [ more › ]

Man allegedly killed by Suge Knight was 'father figure' in South L.A.

The man allegedly hit and killed by Marion “Suge” Knight was described by friends as a father figure in South Los Angeles who helped young men escape gang life.

Out of Frame: Winter Sleep

Director Nuri Bilge Ceylan's latest, "Winter Sleep," is a gorgeously shot, but dreadfully long and dull portrait of a small Turkish town. [ more › ]

Hospital Fined $201K For Allegedly Exposing Workers To Bloody, Soiled Laundry

New York Presbyterian-Columbia University Medical Center faces more than $201K in health and safety violations, after an Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigation revealed the hospital allegedly exposed workers to linens and laundry contaminated with blood and body fluids. [ more › ]

Overheard in D.C.: Neighborhood Names

In which tourists find the "NoMa" nickname weird and confusing as well. [ more › ]

Groundhog Butcher Of Gracie Mansion Promises Not To Murder Any More Groundhogs

Mayor de Blasio has been pretty careful about making promises to his constituents, especially when it comes to anyone who dare stand in his way of all the delicious wood on Staten Island. But in a dramatic about-face from his previous pro-groundhog murdering stance, de Blasio has vowed not to harm another groundhog at this year's Groundhog Day Ceremony. [ more › ]

Report: Serious Crime On Metro Continues To Decline

According to MTP's annual security report, serious crime on Metro is at a five-year low. [ more › ]

Hot IPO has Shake Shack looking beyond Danny Meyer

Shake Shake’s red hot IPO and first day of trading Friday—with shares opening at $47, up 124%—are creating high expectations for the company that started out as a humble hot dog... To view the full story, click the title link.

Video: Someone Proposed On The M Train This Morning

Awwwww. For all the horrors to which we're routinely subjected on the subway, isn't it nice to witness the moment two souls agree to intertwine into one beautiful soul-rope, someday forming the noose that will finish them both? Let me start over. [ more › ]

Menu Decoder: East Coast Oysters

There's more to the oysters you love to order than you think. [ more › ]

City's bars score with Super Bowl fare

In beer halls, bars and restaurants, the curious and carnivorous will gather to partake in what has become a time-honored rite: watching the Super Bowl. With corporations shelling out millions for... To view the full story, click the title link.

Lakers' Nick Young still limited by sprained ankle

Kobe Bryant’s season-ending injury put the Lakers in a difficult position, but Nick Young had a plan. 

Bronx Man Allegedly Buried Puppy Up To Her Neck In Snow & Beat Her With Shovel

Well, this is some sick, disturbing shit. According to the NYPD, some sociopathic P.O.S. buried a puppy up to her neck in the snow and beat her with a shovel in the Bronx early this morning. Police say they received a 911 call shortly before 3 a.m. Show More Summary

Midwood Smokehouse folks do 'barbecue boot camp,' plan 'Crossroads 'Cue Supper'

“@pitmastermatt: Just got lunch @corkscrew bbq in Houston” — Midwood Smokehouse (@MidwoodBBQ) January 21, 2015 Midwood Smokehouse's Frank Scibelli is again working on a few things with chef/food writer Robb...Show More Summary

Emanuel's donors respond

Here are responses to questions about campaign contributions from some of those on the list of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's top political donors.

La Diosa Chef Doesn't Let Blindness Get In The Way Of Cooking Great Food

All restaurant owners operate on trust to some degree. Blind since birth, Chef Laura Martinez must trust even more than average in her food’s quality for La Diosa to succeed. [ more › ]

Hershey’s Looks Beyond Chocolate As Threats to Its Business Pile Up

No matter how you slice it. It's been a weird week for candy. First we learned that Hershey's had prevailed in its legal fight against a small supply of imported British brands like Cadbury, leading everyone to wonder what kind of threat, really, was posed by a few cartons of Yorkies. Show More Summary

Living in a Micro-Apartment Is "Like Living in a Closet"

2 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Kelly O Anthony Felder asks, “How much space do you need for one human?” Newcomers arrive, live here, and leave again before anyone else learns their name. They unpack their clothes and computers into these uniform little living spaces—all bright white walls, gray countertops, and stainless-steel details—and then pack them up again a month later. Show More Summary

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