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Extra, Extra: Superman Coins, Voters’ Lists, and Recreation Registration

5 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Last year, the Royal Canadian Mint introduced a seven-coin Superman series, which then proceeded to sell out. Now the mint has created four new collector coins featuring some of the most iconic Superman comic book covers. The […]

Fusilligate: Who Really Created Marea’s Famous Octopus-and-Bone-Marrow Pasta?

Is one Kevin Sippel actually the man behind this masterpiece? Ask any pastavore and he will tell you: Michael White’s fusilli with red-wine-braised octopus and bone marrow is one of the greatest pasta dishes of the century, if not all time. Show More Summary

Scene: Toronto’s New Streetcars Roll Out at Last

13 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Hundreds turned up at Spadina Station this weekend to ride the TTC's much-hyped new vehicle. WHERE: Spadina Station WHEN: Sunday, August 31 WHAT: The long-awaited debut of Toronto’s new streetcars. Hundreds of transit enthusiasts cheered...Show More Summary

NRCC hits John Barrow for supporting the Obama stimulus bill, and something about monkeys doing blow

The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) has dropped a new ad in GA-12 in which the House GOP campaign arm mocks Rep. John Barrow’s (D-GA) claim that he’s “passed $100 billion in spending cuts.” The NRCC knocks Barrow, who is running for his sixth term, for voting to support the 2009 stimulus bill, using a […]

Ashya King: demands grow for parents to be freed

MPs call police tactics 'heavy-handed' as Ashya King case is put under 'immediate review' by the CPS One-Minute Read Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 12:18pm Nick Clegg has joined cross-party calls for Ashya King to be reunited with hisShow More Summary

Video: Dad Offers Teens Invaluable Advice On Toilet Roll Changing

Labor Day Weekend isn't just about police horses licking dogs, subway mysteries and awkward dancing—it's also about family, responsibility, and the proper way to replace toilet paper rolls. Because the children are our future, and they will not be left begging for spare squares. [ more › ]

The Arrival of iFilms

Thembi Mutch writing in ThinkAfrica:...there has also been a noticeable burst of directors shooting films on incredibly low budgets, often on their smart phones and in local transport (tro-tro in Ghana, dala dala in Tanzania, matatus in Uganda). Show More Summary

Trading Standards: Used car buying – The try before you buy test

Remember National Consumer Week (NCW) 2013 when Citizens Advice and TSI prompted people to ‘check it before you regret it‘? The aim of the campaign was to encourage inexperienced car buyers to go through a series of checks before buying a car. While the campaign is long over, consumers continue hearing the message check it […]

Historicist: Hans in the Kitchen

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Hans Fread, Canada's first celebrity television chef, rarely kept opinions to himself. “I am sometimes like a little boy with a big mouth—when I am angry, I talk too much and it comes back to hurt me,” admitted Hans Fread. While his opinionated nature could backfire on him, it also provoked admiration and amusement. Show More Summary

Little Dragon Played a Tantrum-Free Set at the Showbox Last Night

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Todd Hamm While listening to Sweden's Little Dragon play an in-studio performance on KEXP yesterday, I learned that their name was a reference to the tantrums that lead singer Yukimi Nagano used to throw in the studio. She is a spark...Show More Summary

Killer Mike gives FOX the business

If you know the contentious history between Fox News hosts and hip-hop artists, you know why I had to post this. Throughout the wide range of media platforms Killer Mike has taken to over the past week and a half, his message urgingShow More Summary

Your Almond Consumption Is Killing California’s Salmon and Honeybees

Shelled or unshelled, it's a problem nut. Americans sure love almonds these days, and for good reasons, we tell ourselves — the nut is practically the reigning champ of health foods and it's a great dairy alternative, and while it doesn't...Show More Summary

Remembering Simin Behbahani: Iran’s Legendary Poet And Advocate

The prominent Iranian poet, Simin Behbahani, died last week in Pars hospital in Tehran, at the age of 87. In her funeral ceremony, held on August 22, thousands of Iranians gathered to say farewell to one of the legendary poets of the contemporary era. Show More Summary

Viral videos with 5by: Action Movie Kid is back for more

Watch Action Movie Kid's latest adventures, and take a jet ski joyride through a canyon Video Friday, August 29, 2014 - 3:31pm In this week's collection of videos curated by The Week's video partner 5by, we find out what Action Kid has...Show More Summary

Can You Spot the Historical Inaccuracy In the Preview for Ridley Scott's New Biblical Epic?

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

There isn't an airplane flying through a shot or a boom mic floating over an actor's head or one character wearing a Sixth Dynasty headdress standing next to a character wearing an Eleventh Dynasty headdress. Give up? The answer is after the jump... The current top comment on YouTube sums it up pretty well: The casting makes this a comedy. Show More Summary

There’s a Real Friends Central Perk Coming to Lower Manhattan

The One With the Pop-up. In the ongoing "Friends or Seinfeld?" battle for TV's New York City-est sitcom, Jerry et al. have always had an advantage with Tom's, while Ross and pals had only a fictitious coffeehouse in their corner. OnShow More Summary

Developing: Jesse Frohman's Kurt Cobain Photo Book

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The Kurt Cobain industry continues unabated. The latest slice of cultural product about the late Nirvana frontman is New York photographer Jesse Frohman's Kurt Cobain: The Last Session, a book of photos from a July 1993 shoot done while Nirvana were in NYC promoting the In Utero album. Show More Summary

Rubble bucket challenge: ice is out in new charity craze

Credits: Mohammed Darwaza Alt Text: Rubble bucket challenge People asked to show support for Gaza by tipping a bucket full of rubble over their heads Briefing Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 3:44pm The ice bucket challenge, in which people...Show More Summary

Never Trust a Bus: “SCIENTOLOGY – KNOW YOURSELF, KNOW LIFE” – Now That’s a Big Ad

TweetAs seenin the Bay Area: I knew a guy who took a test from a “scientologist” back when they were at 7th and Market, you know, back in the day. It had about 150 true/false questions. After grading it, the junior scientologist wrote “NEEDS SEVERE COUNSELING” on it in red. And I thought, no I […]

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