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In Conversation With April Bloomfield

My first taste of April Bloomfield's food came when I visited the John Dory Oyster Bar with my friend Jeremiah Tower. Neither of us had been to the oyster bar before, but the atmosphere proved cool and lax, and the food clean and sophisticated. Recently,...Show More Summary

Photos: It's Still Summer But Macy's Is Already Pushing Christmas

  If August 25th is too early for Pumpkin Spice anything, then is early September too early for Christmas? Like it or not, Macy's is on it. [ more › ]

10 Weirdest Restaurants in the World

Spice up your eating experience at these incredibly weird restaurants around the world. You'll be dodging ninjas and dining out of a toilet in no time! Think we're kidding? Read on, because these restaurants have to be seen to be believed. Modern...Show More Summary

Mayor Murray and Council Member Licata Announce New City Office of Labor Standards

16 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

AM Ed Murray and Nick Licata make wage-law enforcement officially official. This is all fairly straightforward, but for anyone who's been following the minimum-wage debate closely, you've been waiting with bated breath for this moment:...Show More Summary

Video: Machete-Wielding Robber At Crema Restaurant In Chelsea

The cops are looking for three suspects who robbed a restaurant in Chelsea on Friday night. As you'll see in the video below, one of them came armed with a machete. [ more › ]

25-Minute Supercut Shows The Twin Towers As Seen In Movies

The Twin Towers showed up in a lot of movies during their nearly three decades as part of Manhattan's skyline, and now Jonathan Hertzberg (master of the old New York supercut) has brought them all together in a 25-minute video. He tells us this Twin Towers tribute was shown before a 9/11 screening of King Kong at Nitehawk Cinemas last week. [ more › ]

Eight-hour standoff ends after tear-gassed man flees burning home

A weekend drama unfolded in San Bernardino involving armored vehicles, hot gas that set a house on fire and a suspected gunman who leaped out a window only to be bitten by a police dog.

Final 6 Dodger games will air on free TV

Time Warner Cable will allow KDOC 56 to broadcast the last games of the season, starting with the Giants series next week.

A Michael Chabon Classic Is The 25th 'One Book, One Chicago' Selection

Michael Chabon's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel joins the ranks of 'To Kill a Mockingbird' and 'A Raisin in the Sun' to earn 'One Book, One Chicago' status. [ more › ]

Watch Chris Walla's Last Performance With Death Cab for Cutie

16 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

A month ago Chris Walla, Death Cab for Cutie guitarist and nominee for most genuine human being on the planet, announced that he was leaving the band he's been a part of for 17 years. "Deciding to leave the band was not, and is not, easy. Show More Summary

An Awesome Actor Does a Free Reading from a Crazy-Ass Play

16 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days is the one where the lady is partially buried in a pile of dirt the whole time onstage. It’s boundlessly strange and great, and tonight at Solo, New Century Theatre Company treats us all to a free reading featuring the incredible Amy Thone... KEEP READING > >

LAPD Arrests Black Woman For Kissing White Boyfriend

16 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Because they thought she was a prostitute: Actress Daniele Watts and her boyfriend Brian James Lucas (aka Cheffy BeLive) have taken to social media to protest Daniele’s recent arrest for prostitution. The young black woman’s actual crime? Kissing her white boyfriend in public. Show More Summary

16% of adult NYers smoke, says health department

More New Yorkers are smoking. New York City's Department of Health released data Monday showing that for the first time since 2007 there are more than 1 million smokers in the city. The city says... To view the full story, click the title link.

'Django's' Daniele Watts refused to give cop ID, and she isn't sorry

Actress Daniele Watts of “Django Unchained” fame said she did not regret refusing to hand over her ID to police investigating a call about indecent exposure over the weekend in North Hollywood.

Farewell, summer

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Is There Something a Little Distasteful About the New Report Claiming That "Classical Music" in Public Places is the Key to a "Calm Public"?

16 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

What's bothering me about this short story in the Independent claiming that playing "classical music" in public places "could improve people’s behaviour... as it creates 'a calming effect by releasing pleasure-inducing dopamine and inhibiting...Show More Summary

How hot is it? Bear in the pool hot (video)

Screen grab from NBC 4 video With temperatures well over 100 in the valleys, a black bear from the San Gabriels takes a refreshing swim break in a backyard in...

Weekly Music Agenda

Concerts you should see this week include Joyce Manor, Bootsy Collins, a six-hour DJ set for charity, and more. [ more › ]

New Yorkers Smoking Like It's 2007

Spurred by the city's historic indoor smoking ban, from 2002 to 2010, smoking among adult New Yorkers decreased 35%, from 22% of the population to 14% [PDF]. But last year, the smoking rate rose to 16%, and for the first time since 2007, there are a million smokers in the city. [ more › ]

Zesto on Ponce To Shutter After 60 Years

Drive-in breaks the news it will close Sept. 20 on its website / Facebook page.

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