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First Nighter: Anne Hathaway in "Grounded," Irish Troubles in "The Belle of Belfast," Red Bull Theater's "'Tis Pity She's a Whore"

Synchronicity can be a scary, shocking and ominously timely thing. Only days after Barack Obama apologizes for a drone killing hostages held by al Qaeda in Pakistan, George Brant's Grounded opens. Yes, here's a play that's been heading,...Show More Summary

9-Year Old Boy Stabbed To Death By Teen In Discovery Bay

A 9-year old boy was stabbed to death in Discovery Bay, and investigators are working on establishing a motive with the teen suspect in custody. [ more › ]

L.A. County firefighters deployed to Nepal to aid in search and rescue

A team of 57 Los Angeles County firefighters have been deployed to Nepal to aid in search and rescue efforts after a powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck central Nepal.

The Stoop and the Universe

Metropolitan Diary: Conversation on a stoop ranges from small (first names, day jobs), to very large (the nature of God, and where we're all going).

Teenager shot; man who died in earlier incident identified

THE DISTRICTTeenager shot in Southeast WashingtonA teenager was shot just after noon Sunday in Southeast Washington, D.C. police said.The teen, who was not identified and whose exact age was not known, was shot in the 1300 block of Savannah Street, one block south of the Congress Heights Metro station, police spokesman Paul Metcalf said.Read full article >>

And It Was a Tragedy

Comedy promoter guy: Gentlemen, are you interested in seeing some comedy?Guy: I’ve already seen your shitty show!–78th & Broadway

Jim Fanning, manager and executive with Montreal Expos, dies at 87

Jim Fanning, the longtime Montreal Expos executive who guided the club to its only playoff appearance before the franchise moved to Washington, died April 25 in London, Ontario. He was 87.The Toronto Blue Jays confirmed the death. The cause was a heart attack, the Montreal Gazette reported.Read full article >>

Operational apples and oranges: Comparing Boston, D.C. rail systems

After record-setting winter storms this year crippled the Boston area’s aged public transit system, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R) wasted no time in trying to reform an agency that operates one of the nation’s busiest rail and bus networks.Read full article >>

'New Works' an Intimate Look at Contemporary Ballet

11 hours agoUnited States / Chicago : A/C

Because of the NFL draft, The Joffrey Ballet had to move their final series of the season to the Cadillac Palace Theater this spring. Though still large, the placement of seating offers a more intimate venue than the Auditorium, the...

Adorable Photos: Wiener Dogs Go Racing At Santa Anita

Saturday afternoon saw Santa Anita Park hosts to a much more lovable form of animal races: dachshund racing. [ more › ]  

Police don’t need to give unattended children to CPS if no neglect suspected

Montgomery County police do not have to send unattended children to Child Protective Services if they do not believe neglect is involved in the case, and instead they can notify parents and drive the children home, according to a newly...Show More Summary

Bobbi Kristina Update: Bobby Brown Seeks Control of Daughter’s Estate…

As Bobbi Kristina Brown lays unconscious in an Atlanta area hospital, the Brown/Houston families are preparing to battle over her estate. The latest word on the curb is that Bobbi Kristina’s father, singer Bobby Brown, has filed for guardianship over his disabled daughter’s estate. Show More Summary

Fairfax receives $8 million for traffic relief on Route 1 and two other roads

After aggressive lobbying, Fairfax County received an extra $8 million in regional transportation funds for congestion relief along Route 1 and two other corridors.The money for a project to widen a three-mile stretch of Route 1 near...Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Brooklyn Man Arrested With 80 Pounds Of Pot Candy In Car

Because you want to know who has the sexiest baseball fans, check out today's end-of-day links: Marvel's 'Star Wars' tribute, dropkicking monkey, Franzen vs. Audubon Society, Brooklyn Bridge Park cops, dildo purchases, and doggy musician. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter and Instagram, and like us on Facebook. [ more › ]

Gay Tycoons' Meet-And-Greet With Anti-Gay Pol Backfires For All Involved

The gay hoteliers who hosted a dinner for Republican presidential hopeful and anti-gay-marriage advocate Sen. Ted Cruz are facing a boycott campaign. [ more › ]

Bespoke Poetry Hits The Subways With Peanuts-Inspired "The Poet Is In"

If poetry is good enough for the likes of Bill Murray and Anthony Weiner, it's certainly good enough for us. This week, the MTA Arts & Design and the Poetry Society of America set up poetry booths for the public at the MTA’s Fulton Center for Poetry in Motion: The Poet Is In. Show More Summary

Maybe We Should Be More Specific With Our Tags

Lady #1: I don’t care what anyone thinks! Lady #2: Yeah! Lady #1: I like watermelon! Lady #2: I hear ya! We can eat whatever we want! –Central Park Overheard by: ashley

Shouting into the Void in The Water Diviner

12 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Noted telephone-thrower Russell Crowe tries directing with The Water Diviner, 2014's highest-grossing movie (in Australia). Joshua, the titular diviner (surprise! he's played by Crowe), is mildly psychic and mourning his three sons who went missing during the Battle of Gallipoli in World War I. Show More Summary

Who Wore It Best? Nene Leakes #RHOA vs Olivia Pope #Scandal (PHOTOS)

Nene Leakes hit the stage of The Real Housewives of Atlanta season 7 reunion with an all-white pantsuit that many feel was a direct knock-off from Scandal’s ‘Olivia Pope’. Bravo even got in on the shenanigans, posting the photo above...Show More Summary

State budget cuts to hit students, sickle cell patients

Weeks after Gov. Bruce Rauner and lawmakers in Springfield struck a deal to cut $300 million in spending across much of state government, the effects of that deal are starting to take hold.

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