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These Are the Atheist Ten Commandments

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

jorisvo / Shutterstock.com Lo, and the Mythbuster delivered the commandments unto the people by way of a crowdsourcing contest... Boy, it just doesn't have the same ring, does it? You've gotta give the Bible one thing: The ten commandments story is pretty compelling, what with the Moses and the mountaintop and the stone tablets and all. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Screech Arrested

Check out today's day-end links: Jesus theft on the rise, Screech arrested, Serial's phone bill and more. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here. [ more › ]

Video: Patrick Stewart Saves Christmas With Singing, Dancing Hat

2014 has been a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad year (with the movie to prove it!), but at least we've had Sir Patrick Stewart's internet presence to get us through. Here, the knighted Brooklynite sheepishly dons a singing, dancing Christmas hat, and that's all you need to know. [ more › ]

Queens Man With Home Arsenal Allegedly Planned To "Kill Another Cop"

A Queens man arrested for harboring a small arsenal of weapons in his home this week was allegedly overheard arguing that the man who fatally shot two NYPD officers last week "should have killed two white cops." He also threatened he was going to "kill another cop," according to authorities. [ more › ]

Worst Name Ever for Best Restaurant

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

auremar/Shutterstock See, the words "silence," "heart," and "nest" in conjunction can cause misunderstandings when placed together. Such as this. This photo of a young couple quarrelling is not what the owners of Silence-Heart-Nest restaurant in Fremont mean. Show More Summary

MM: Annexation Tweaks, First Diversity Meeting Held, and Little Guidance

Decatur City Manager says “tweaks” to annexation plan are possible [Decaturish] Decatur holds first diversity meeting [AJC] Downtown Decatur trees to receive holiday pruning [AJC] Creative Loafing’s Year in Photos [CL] Sweet & Savory:...Show More Summary

Around Town: Here Comes The Sun

  It's been gray for much of December. Today's gallery reminds us of what's hiding behind the clouds. [ more › ]

LaGuardia Flight Turned Back To Gate Thanks To Fireworks In Passenger's Luggage

A LaGuardia flight bound for Atlanta had to turn back to the gate pre-takeoff after a passenger was discovered to have packed fireworks in his checked luggage. [ more › ]

Plane Flies Over NYC With Banner Declaring "De Blasio, Our Backs Have Turned to You"

Hours before the wake for slain NYPD officer Rafael Ramos, a small plane flew over NYC with a banner reading "De Blasio, Our Backs Have Turned to You." [ more › ]

The Day After at the Christmas Tree Lot

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

JG This morning, at Top Banana in Ballard. This morning when I passed the Ballard indie produce stand Top Banana, my nose for hard-hitting news set to smelling: What is the fate of all those unsold Christmas trees? Erik Balderas has worked at Top Banana for 11 years. Show More Summary

Creating 'human ladder,' motel residents flee Christmas fire

Six people were injured -- two critically -- after fire swept through a three-story residential motel in Westlake on Christmas evening, fire officials said.

Norton Says She Is 'Not Fearful' Of Republican-Controlled 114th Congress

"The way for D.C. to begin the 114th Congress is to assume the best and be prepared to fight for the worst. There is nothing fear now." [ more › ]

A Tribune Reporter Tells The Whole Story Of Covering Overnights

Adam Sege writes a moving account of covering violence in Chicago that goes beyond the Greek Chorus of Idiocy that online commentary on news stories so often devolves. [ more › ]

'The Interview' brings it in

Sony's "The  Interview " has delivered nearly $1 million on its opening day on Christmas -- an impressive launch for a title playing in only about 300 independent theaters in the U.S. The estimate for the controversial comedy came after a launch amid a barrage of news coverage with several theaters opting for midnight screenings. Show More Summary

The 10 Most Memorable Subway Moments Of 2014

People still haven't learned to hold their phones sideways, but that hasn't stopped them from capturing photos and videos highlighting NYC's finest subway moments. In addition to documenting festooned condoms from every conceivable angle, this year NYers also took aim at manspreading and celebrated dancing urchins. Show More Summary

NY Post: Three-Card Monte Scammers Bring Back The BAD OLD DAYS

President Obama hasn't quite ruined the U.S. economy, so the NY Post has to work with what its got: the tabloid of record rustled up some three-card monte con men in midtown yesterday to help make sweeping generalizations about NYC's downward de Blasio spiral:Is this Christmas 2014 — or 1974? [ more › ]

Artsy Gifts According to Edward Goldman

Is there any more joyful and stressful time than the end-of-the-year Holiday Season? Friends, relatives, colleagues - all of them have to be hugged, sent love notes, and even given special gifts. I hate crowds, and I hate shopping. But, I have a secret; how not only to avoid the stress connected with holiday shopping, but instead, to enjoy it. Show More Summary

Out and About: Weekend Picks

Plans for this weekend include a "Salad Days" encore screening, local bands, and more. [ more › ]

Morning Box Score: Bulls Cruise Past Lakers

Pau Gasol showed his former teammates what they're missing in his first game against them. [ more › ]

The Boxing Day Morning News: Finally, You Can Reserve a Spot on the San Juan Ferry

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Monika Wieland / Shutterstock.com It'll soon be easier to see things like this in the San Juan Islands. You Can Finally Reserve a Spot on the San Juan Islands Ferry: The 21st century has finally come to the most annoying part of every...Show More Summary

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