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Friday Lunchtime Links: Local Scientists Turn Evel Knievel

49ers coach passes, Flintstone house gets price cut, Twitter's banned baddies. [ more › ]

Photos: Here's Your First Look At Panorama Festival

Panorama Fest, AEG's first effort at bringing Coachella into New York City, has officially kicked off. The 3-day event (ft. sets from Arcade Fire, Kendrick Lamar, and LCD Soundsystem) will be held on the popular festival grounds that Randall's Island has become—we're on site now, and here's what to expect if you're attending. [ more › ]

Welcome To The Thunderdome: Heat Advisory In Effect Until Tomorrow

This morning, as I was sandwiched between two sweaty straphangers on an overcrowded 2 train, I wondered when my suffering would end. As it turns out, the answer is not until tomorrow evening (or perhaps never). The National Weather Service...Show More Summary

How To Make The Atlantic's "Portland Is America's Whitest City" Article About Trump

by Sean Nelson A long read worth your time. White Seattle loosens tie, looks around nervously, dabs sweat from brow, exhales deeply. Kidding aside, Alana Semuels' long, well-researched, and well-argued study goes deep into the historic intention of segregation, and its long-term effects. Show More Summary

Tired Zombie Genre Given New Energy in Train to Busan

by Andrew Wright Few monsters are more in need of a good lie-down than the zombie, a once-terrifyingly loaded cultural metaphor exhausted by repetition. Sometimes, though, you get lucky. The Korean horror film Train to Busan may not wholly reinvent the genre, but it does what it does with such exuberant, head-down momentum that it's tough not to get swept up and grossed out…

Out of Frame: Equals

If this all sounds silly, it is... terribly so. [ more › ]

Health-care exec: Expect an ‘oligopoly of hospitals’ for the future

Dimensions Healthcare chief executive Neil Moore talks with The Washington Post about the future of health care in Prince George's County and the proposed regional medical center.

Watch Bei Bei practice tricks during his training sessions at the National Zoo

Bei Bei, the 11-month old panda at the National Zoo practiced some tricks for the world to see during a training session broadcast on Facebook Live on July 22.

WSJ Journalist Said Homeland Security Tried To Seize Her Phones At LAX

The journalist was on her way from Beirut to L.A. to attend a wedding. [ more › ]

Pilot Died When Small Plane Crashed Into Chicago Area Street Thursday

The crash also set a nearby house ablaze, splashing airplane fuel on the exterior that ignited almost instantaneously. [ more › ]

'The Dogist' Photographer Will Take Pics Of Your Pup This Saturday

Chicago was picked as the first stop on Merck's tour because it was the American city where canine flu first raged last year. [ more › ]

Two Chicago Police Shootings Have Been Declared Unjustified By IPRA

Police fired at suspects even after they were out of harm's way, the accountability board ruled. [ more › ]

A3C is looking for hip-hop heads about that action

Call it a cypher for social justice. One year ago, Malika Whitley was a young hopeful in the inaugural A3C Action pitch competition. After grabbing a mic and telling her story to a roomful of judges, she went on to use more than $5,000...Show More Summary

Former SF High School Teacher Facing Child Porn Allegations

A 15-year veteran of San Francisco's public school system is facing federal felony charges, after he was allegedly found with at least one image of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. [ more › ]

Johnny Depp Visits Alcatraz And Meanwhile His Ex Amber Heard Hangs With Elon Musk

Depp is in town with his Alice Cooper-led band The Hollywood Vampires, but Heard and Musk were seen going in and out of the same hotel room in Miami. [ more › ]

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