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Extra Extra: John Barleycorn Lincoln Park Is Dying

Don't worry, bros, the Barleycorn near Wrigley Field will remain open. [ more › ]

Do You Know How to Cut and Paste Text?

And want to make $150,000 a year? Because if so, there’s a job open a GPB, because Chip Rogers no longer has one. Greg Bluestein reported today that Rogers was let go today from GPB, a job he was only in because Nathan Deal wanted to move him on from the Senate. The job consisted […]

Bartender Crush: Dylan at Big Mario's and Montana

Brooklyn Benjestorf Name: Dylan Where: Big Mario’s and Montana Buy Him A Shot Of: “Tequila…” Dylan says. “I don’t care what kind, you’re buying.” Ask Him To Make You A: “Mixtape,” he says. As far as drinks go, though, ask him to make...Show More Summary

Have Record Store Day's Priorities Been Warped?

A growing sentiment among indie music retailers and small independent labels is that Record Store Day has grown too big and actually has become detrimental to the very small businesses it was intended to help. This piece in British online zine The Quietus spotlights some of the complaints about RSD, which takes place Sat. Show More Summary

The World’s Fairgrounds, Then and Now

A few structures from the fair stand in good condition; others have have fallen into disrepair or have been reinvented.

Reptile breeder ordered to pay $190,000 in animal cruelty case

A man who owned an exotic reptile business in Lake Elsinore, where thousands of rats and reptiles were found in appalling conditions, has been ordered to pay more than $190,000 in restitution, prosecutors said Friday.

What's Going On In This Photo?

I don't know, but please write a caption for it! >>> Kelly O

Opening Tonight: Pulsos Latinos at Northwest Film Forum

SUMMER OF FLYING FISH Young love blossoms in a complicated Chilean hot spring. Pulsos Latinos is the Northwest Film Forum's showcase of Latino cinema, bringing together complex, challenging, triumphant films from Argentina, Costa Rica, Mexico, Ecuador, Chile, and Peru. Show More Summary

What Are You Doing This Weekend? Stranger Critics Answer the Question

Northfoto / Shutterstock.com BABY I'M A STAR The only American royalty we recognize. Katie Allison: "I'm planning to climb Mount Si tomorrow with my fiance and some friends, in what will apparently be a fuckton of rain. Then I'll beShow More Summary

Extra, Extra: Powdered Alcohol Is Capri Sun For Adults

Because Easter bunnies are unholy demons, check out today's end-of-day links: new Neil Young album, powdered alcohol, RIP Pervert Dave, playground pooper on the loose, bank robber with issues, and pugs get into Easter spirit. 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 › ]

Planting Roots in the Homes of Others: Couch-Surfing in LA

A journey begins when we become present and start looking at the world. Kids always look at the universe with this sense of childlike wonder, a talent we adults seem to have forgotten. For me, travel always offers the chance to become awed, inspired and truly here in this place. Show More Summary

Currently Hanging: Love, Trust, and Degradation Tonight, with MKNZ

Courtesy of the artist DARLING IF YOU WANT ME TO You. I would. Die 4. U. When Seattle artist MKNZ performs at Velocity tonight, her girlfriend will be missing. All that will appear in the lost girlfriend's place is a broken-down cinder block made of cracked ceramic, something that couldn't hold anybody's weight and barely has hold of its own. Show More Summary

The Songs That Helped Them Get Through: How a Brutal Assault in South Park Led to a Concert, and a Mission

Heidi Peters The Angel Band Project It's been nearly five years since Teresa Butz and Jennifer Hopper were attacked in their home in South Park. It was summer, and the two women were in the midst of planning a commitment ceremony for the fall. Show More Summary

LAPD probes links between kidnapping, killings in South L.A.

Los Angeles police are investigating potential links between the kidnapping of a teenage girl who was doused with flammable liquid and two other South L.A. attacks that left two women and a 1-year-old boy dead.

Music Video Of The Day: The Afghan Whigs 'Gentlemen'

The Afghan Whigs released their first album in 16 years this week. Today we look back at their leaner days. [ more › ]

Southern Schools Are Resegregating

While the right fulminates against the the president of Western Washington University for having the audacity to suggest that his student body shouldn't be an overwhelmingly white monolith, "in Tuscaloosa [Alabama] today, nearly one in three black students attends a school that looks as if Brown v. Show More Summary

Appetizing Aperture: Duck a la Presse at King + Duke

Photo by Andrew Thomas Lee When chefs get new toys, they can’t wait to show them off in the kitchen. Chef Joe Schafer is borderline obsessed with his new duck press, and he has added duck a la presse to the “For Two” section of the dinner menu at King + Duke in Buckhead. Show More Summary

The latest Keystone XL pipeline delay: Good for vulnerable Democrats?

If the Keystone XL pipeline debate has a soundtrack, I'm guessing it includes a track from Snoop Dogg that's even older than TransCanada Corp.'s application for a permit. That would be 2004's " Drop It Like It's Hot." Because every time it seems poised to make a decision, the Obama administration's fingers get all buttery.

Spy-Themed Art Book Needs Your Kick-Start

The Last Days of Danger will be a 56-page book featuring 23 full-page illustrations dedicated to the spies (and films) artist Sean Dove loves. [ more › ]

Law to protect women helps gays too

What does the federal Violence Against Women Act have to do with outlawing discrimination against gays and lesbians? A good deal, it turns out.

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