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Today's Top 5: Friday

Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, Aug. 26, 2016 as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing. • Goodyear Artist Residency Showcase at Goodyear Arts • The 48 Hour Film Project Collection...Show More Summary

Woman Awakes To Find Her Home Ransacked, Face Scratched

A San Francisco woman awoke Wednesday to a terrifying scene: A mysterious stranger had torn apart her home, and left her with injuries to the face. [ more › ]

Seahawks Win Preseason Battle Over Cowboys, So Let's Hunt For Bad News!

15 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Seahawks Win Preseason Battle Over Cowboys, So Let's Hunt For Bad News! by Spike Friedman VICTORY! #GoHawks pic.twitter.com/xNRxlHFfNt— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) August 26, 2016 The Seahawks won their penultimate preseason game 27-17 over the Dallas Cowboys in what is likely the final tuneup for the team's starters. Show More Summary

Review: “Equity” expertly explores work equality; “Miss Sharon Jones!” earns exclamation point

15 hours agoUnited States / Atlanta : ArtsATL

I’ve never seen Thomas Middleton’s Jacobean stage tragedy, but I love the name: Women Beware Women. That could work as an alternate title for Equity. It’s a smart, suspenseful drama about a handful of women trying to break the glass ceiling on Wall Street, where gendered things like stiletto heels and slinky dresses are still,...

Greenwich Village Nail Salon Owner Shoves Robber's Gun Down His Pants

A Manhattan nail salon owner defended her customers and store from an armed robber on Wednesday night. Annie Sheng, who owns Peony Nails Spa at 542 LaGuardia Place, just down the street from Washington Square Park, says it started when...Show More Summary

Woman Arrested At JFK For Murdering Teen Boyfriend In 1990

A 48-year-old woman was arrested this week after allegedly fatally shooting her former boyfriend in the lobby of a Harlem apartment building....26 years ago. [ more › ]

A UChicago Alum Tells Us Why Trigger Warnings And Safe Spaces Matter

A recent alum argues that the University of Chicago really missed the mark in a letter to incoming freshmen that denounces "trigger warnings" and "safe spaces." [ more › ]

Facing threats, albino sisters granted asylum to attend school in Southern California

The sisters tried to stay strong all those years of being taunted as “ghosts” for the color of their skin, of being beaten by their teachers — of an attack that almost killed one of them. There was a dream, after all, at the end of the torturous road that began in their tiny African village: getting...

Murder charge filed against motorist accused of driving with dead pedestrian lodged in car

Prosecutors said this week they will seek a murder charge against a suspected drunken driver accused of plowing into a pedestrian in June and then driving for a mile with his body wedged in her car. The new charge was hailed by more than a dozen anti-illegal immigration activists who attended a...

Clinton residents want to boost reward for arrest in slaying of 7-Eleven clerk

Extra $10,000 would raise the reward total to $60,000 for the capture of Taiwo Oduwole’s killer.

City jobs set a record (again!)

The U.S. has resumed adding jobs at an impressive pace following a lackluster spring that had some worried about the economy. The same is true in New York City, with new figures released last week... To view the full story, click the title link.

Amber Heard Accuses Johnny Depp Of Turning Their Divorce Settlement Into A Tax Write-Off

The actress has called for Depp to double his donation after he bypassed her and made it directly, meaning he'll likely receive a sizable tax write-off. [ more › ]

Can A Quidditch Match Bring Magic To D.C. United?

The soccer team has also hosted a Tinder-themed evening and a Star Wars night. [ more › ]

Fairfax County police names new communications director

Julie Parker is a veteran public relations expert and former TV news reporter.

Your guide to riding the Blue Line during SafeTrack's eighth surge

The eighth surge in Metro’s long-term maintenance overhaul known as SafeTrack runs August 27 through September 11 on the Blue Line. Take a look at how it will affect your commute.

There’s Already a Petition Against the Planned Expansion of the Seattle Asian Art Museum in Volunteer Park

16 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Jen Graves These are the current renderings for the addition on the east elevation of Seattle Asian Art Museum in Volunteer Park. It will really be quite a disappointment if the building is not made of fog. Courtesy of Seattle Art...Show More Summary

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