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Third day of Ferguson protests starts relatively quietly in L.A.

More than 200 people gathered outside the federal courthouse in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday afternoon, the third day of protests against a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict a Ferguson police officer for the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager.

Fake police officers arrested in Fresno robberies, authorities say

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of posing as law enforcement officers, stopping Fresno residents and stealing cash from their wallets, police said.

A chromatic controversy

Last year, on Thanksgiving Day, Holly Ellis took a trip up to Santa Barbara, where she framed and captured this photo of the Chromatic Gate.

'Once Upon a Time Veronica' a sensual study of human condition

"Once Upon a Time Veronica" begins with a scene of wordless ecstasy, an imaginatively shot glimpse of a group sexual encounter on a beach in Brazil. This sequence is more than a tip-off to this film's notably sensual nature, it is a clue to the personality of its title character as well.

Cops Shoot 12-Year-Old Boy Who Was Holding a Toy Gun—At a Playground

9 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

TPM: Cleveland police have released footage of an officer fatally shooting 12-year-old Tamir Rice in a park, in a press conference on Wednesday. On Sunday, police shot down Rice after two officers reportedly confused the child's airsoft gun for a lethal weapon. Show More Summary

'Flamenco, Flamenco' another dazzling Carlos Saura tribute to dance

Pure passion cascades from the frames of "Flamenco, Flamenco," acclaimed Spanish filmmaker Carlos Saura's latest tribute to his country's unapologetically theatrical musical form.

Mother suspected of child abuse after sons are found malnourished

A Murrieta mother was arrested Wednesday after police discovered her 3-year-old twin boys were starving and weighed only 15 pounds.

Today, Vancouver Becomes the First North American City to Prescribe Heroin to Addicts Since the Drug War Began

9 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Diego Cervo/Shutterstock Vancouver's decision to legalize prescription heroin may be even more important than Washington State's legalization of marijuana. The United States poured a century's worth of hysteria and bad policy into ginning up the drug war. Show More Summary

Record Store Boss and Electronic Musician Start Spin Cycle Records

9 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Spin Cycle owner Jason Grimes and electronic musician Tim Held have joined forces to form Spin Cycle Records, a small indie label that will operate out of the Capitol Hill vinyl/DVD/video-games retailer's Broadway space. Its first release will be Held's excellent TypicalHaunts LP. Show More Summary

Mayor hikes pay for 9 city managers; others asked to go without for 3 years

Nine Los Angeles city managers are getting raises of 3% or 5% from Mayor Eric Garcetti at the same time negotiators are trying to forestall salary increases for a wide range of other city workers.

LGBT Activist Wants You to Spend $5 Flipping Off the Duggars (And Helping LGBT Youth In Arkansas)

9 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar ramped up their anti-LGBT activism in the weeks since my piece about their daughters' virginities reality show on TLC (19 Kids & Counting) ran in the Stranger. Jim Bob and Michelle donated $10,000 to fight...Show More Summary

15 Things Never to Say to a Chicagoan

By Joel Reese for the Orbitz Travel Blog 1) Michael Jordan? Overrated. You didn't just say that. Now you'll have to brace yourself as the Chicagoans in the room inundate you with a staggering list of accomplishments (10-time NBA scoring...Show More Summary

My Philosophy: Day and Night in Seattle Rap

10 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Brothers from Another first released music in 2009 as high-schoolers, freshmen to the rap scene. Known then as Breez and Goonstar, the two now known as Tiglo and Cole (and forget not DJ Beeba) have grown from scene freshmen to in-demand...Show More Summary

L.A. won't offer prizes to voters in next year's election

A controversial proposal to offer cash prizes to Los Angeles voters is dead – at least for next year’s city elections.

Photos: Penn Station Is The Worst Place On Earth Right Now

  You may be happy you didn't plan on flying out of town for Thanksgiving but if you're traveling by train, it's possible you are in NYC's center of soul-crushing activity: Penn Station. [ more › ]

CDC: Fewer than 18% of American adults smoke cigarettes, a new low

The proportion of American adults who smoke cigarettes has hit a new low, new federal data show. And among those who do smoke, fewer are lighting up every day, and even they are smoking fewer cigarettes.

Scientists find likely culprit behind mysterious sea star deaths

In the slippery tide pools of San Pedro’s Point Fermin, there are sticky green sea anemone, hard-shelled limpets, barnacles shaped like mini-volcanoes and even small octopuses hiding between gaps in the rocks.

We Asked 12 Holiday Trees in Downtown Seattle...

10 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

"What the hell are you doing here? Already? It's not even Thanksgiving yet!" Kelly O "Bitch! I'm sometimes on the scene, right after Halloween!!! So suck it! What newspaper did you say you work for, again?" "What do you think of Black Friday? Of capitalism?" Kelly O "I hate it, personally. Show More Summary

Chicago to Ferguson: City Hall Sit-in Turns to Evening March Through the Loop

Chay, an organizer with BYP 100 Chicago, speaks out against police militarization and brutality at a Tuesday evening rally in downtown Chicago. Photo by Emily Brosious. Hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets in downtown Chicago Tuesday evening to...

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