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Concerns over rider safety prompt major overhaul for Taraval Street

Despite its placid appearance and its reputation as a somewhat sleepy boulevard, Taraval Street has become a deadly place for pedestrians and Muni Metro riders on the L-Taraval line. Over the past five years, 46 pedestrians have been hit by motorists on the residential and commercial street that runs through the Parkside District. Show More Summary

Lil B tweets that he wants to go to college, the universities respond with advice and invites

Lil B, Bay Area rapper and #BasedGod, is known to frequently post tweets promoting positive thinking and self-confidence, but one of his most recent messages caught the attention of a number of established, prominent college universities.

Week in Weed: An Oregon Pot Lab Owner Outed as a Possible Neo-Nazi, the U.S. Army Issues Pot Waivers, and More

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Plus: Vermont will probably finally get legal weed in January. by Amber Cortes THE U.S. ARMY NEEDS YOU...to help us figure out where we are..because we're all really stoned. E+ VIA GETTY IMAGES Antifa activists in Oregon say they’veShow More Summary

Irma Vep and the Magic of Celebrity

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Charles Mudede Hong Kong vampire in Paris... Charles Mudede One of the leading themes in the films of the French director Olivier Assayas is celebrity: being close to it, living with it, seeing it in ordinary situations. His lastShow More Summary

Man barely dodges tons of pink fire retardant as it pours from the sky

A Southern California man barely escaped a pink shower when a plane dumped a load of fire retardant over his home.

9th Circuit Judge Alex Kozinski is accused by former clerks of making sexual comments

Six former clerks and externs said U.S. 9th Circuit Court Judge Alex Kozinski made inappropriate sexual comments to them, the Washington Post reported Friday. Heidi Bond, a Kozinski clerk from 2006 to 2007, told the Post that Kozinski called her into his office repeatedly, showed her pornography...

A Christmas Story Playing This Weekend at The Plaza Theatre

From: http://plazaatlanta.com/new_website2/a-christmas-story-129-and-1210/Sat & Sun: 3:15 PMBased on the humorous writings of author Jean Shepherd, this beloved holiday movie follows the wintry exploits of youngster Ralphie Parker (Peter...Show More Summary

Inbox Jukebox: A Weekly Shortlist of Good New Music. Cindy Wilson, Visible Cloaks, M.E.S.H., and More

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dave Segal Cindy Wilson's on a whole different wild planet these days. Kill Rock Stars Cindy Wilson, "Mystic" (Kill Rock Stars). This song from the B-52s vocalist starts out sounding like Gary Numan's "Cars" (never a bad move), and then downshifts into a dulcet, subdued new-wave charmer. Show More Summary

John Lennon Was Murdered on December 8, 1980 with a Legal Handgun

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Sean Nelson Yoko Ono posts this image of Lennon's actual glasses, which she took the day after he was murdered. This is the 2016 edition. The number will have gone up when she posts it again today. Thirty-seven years ago today, Mark...Show More Summary

Isabella Geriatric Center to join nonprofit MJHS Health System

Isabella Geriatric Center, a 705-bed nonprofit nursing home in Washington Heights, has agreed to join the Brooklyn-based nonprofit MJHS Health System as an affiliate, the organizations will announce... To view the full story, click the title link.

Seven ways hotels will change in 2018

In response to the many geo-political, sociological, and technological changes that took place in 2017, five-star hotels are making changes—some small, some large. Here’s what... To view the full story, click the title link.

Retailers promising same-day delivery give push to bike-courier business

The growth of Amazon has been very good for Homer Logistics but not because the e-commerce giant uses the Midtown-based courier service for deliveries. Rather, the three-year old startup can thank... To view the full story, click the title link.

As hope for Bushwick's office market fizzles, landlord turns to industrial

The owners of a warehouse property in Bushwick are reconsidering plans to convert it to office space—at least for the time being. Instead, the partnership of investment firms, including... To view the full story, click the title lin...

Think you can dodge taxes with Bitcoin? Think again

Sitting on a big gain after cashing out some Bitcoin? Don’t forget the tax man! That’s the advice from two of the largest U.S. tax-preparation services, which are taking action to help... To view the full story, click the title link...

Bayonne Bridge project is praised but $350 million over budget

It was the first project of its kind in the country—elevating a massive steel bridge without lengthy closures to auto traffic. The goal was to allow larger cargo ships to pass under the... To view the full story, click the title lin...

Why the buyer of a $450 million painting might not have to pay any tax

New York collects sales tax on even the smallest items, but it probably won't collect a cent on a nearly half-billion dollar painting by Leonardo da Vinci. The Italian Renaissance artist's Salvator... To view the full story, click the title link.

Fair Brings a Forum for Feminist Art to Brickell City Centre

As idols fall and the charged conversation about gender inequality continues to gain momentum, communities and allies pop up in unlikely places. During Miami Art Week, one such unexpected event for feminist art and interaction is Fair, taking place at the top of Brickell City Centre through December 10.

His teen daughter died of cancer. Then ‘Tattoo Tom’ Mitchell discovered his ‘why’ in life.

After Shayla died of Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Mitchell came upon a quote from Mark Twain. “He said, ‘The two most important days in your life are the day you are born, and the day you discover why.'" Thus, the Stillbrave Foundation took root.

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