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How Riding Market Street Amongst All the Buses and Double-Parked Delivery Vehicles is Like the Arcade Game Dragon’s Lair

TweetLeft and right and right and left – you have some choices to make. And you have to look out bike riders who chose not to choose and just stop where they are: Just saying.

Urban spelunking on the Unseen Underground Atlanta tour

Downtown, Atlanta’s original street level isn’t where you think it is. In fact Underground Atlanta isn’t technically underground. Enter Jeff Morrison, a local architect and history buff who has spent the better part of a decade giving free tours and sharing the city’s hidden infrastructure secrets around Five Points and the Gulch.

Whisky habits in Japan

Whisky, specifically Scotch, is going through a bit of a mini-boom right now in Japan, with the widely-popular morning drama (daily, 15 minutes over breakfast) this year being about the first Japanese whisky distiller and his Scottish wife. Although the whisky company the story is based on is Suntory, it was Asahi that conducted this […]

Guardians of the Free Word?

What happens when a world-class institution dedicated to the free exchange of ideas meets up with a government that doesn't share those values? The latest episode of this drama played out Saturday evening at Terminal 4 of JFK airport...Show More Summary

Male Strippers at El Corazón: Boob Grabbing, Boxer Briefs, and Zero Penis

Last weekend, we went to a male strip show. At El Corazón. Let that sink in for a second. The Ultimate Males "Sex You Down Tour" was advertised as A LADIES NIGHT FOR LADIES—aka the kind of strip show men are not encouraged to attend....Show More Summary

The Kobani Model: Strengthening Kurdish-Arab Relations in Syria

by Nicholas A. Heras and Wladimir van Wilgenburg The Islamic State (IS) suffered a setback at the northern Syrian-Turkish border city of Kobani. This much-heralded event was important for a reason that has potential future ramifications...Show More Summary

Six Questions Seattleites Should Ask Governor Inslee on Reddit Today (Plus One Question That Will Definitely Get Asked)

Would u rather... Governor's Office/Flickr Governor Jay Inslee will be answering a Reddit AMA at 1 p.m. today. Here are some questions, oh, I don't know, somebody might want to ask him: 1. Are you opposed to Arctic drilling? 2. Will you call on Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell to reject all Arctic drilling? 3. Show More Summary

A Forest Could Be Coming To Times Square

If there's anything more beautiful than a plastic bag dancing in the air (there isn't), then it's a monarch butterfly on 8th Avenue in Manhattan. Kickstarter campaign hopeful Marielle Anzelone asks, "Did you know that New York City has...Show More Summary

Watch Budweiser Create a Fake Bar to Deceive Beer Snobs

Ever since Budweiser's "proudly macro" Super Bowl ad insulted the craft-beer movement, there's been some drama. Now the Budweiser marketing team is back on the offensive, trolling micro-brew drinkers by going deep into enemy territory: Brooklyn during 2015 Beer Week. Show More Summary

Morning Reads Before the Big Event

Am I referring to GSU playing in the NCAA Tournament (PP bracket challenge) or the Atlanta Bonsai Society spring show this weekend at the botanical gardens? “Hallelujah” by Ryan Adams.  Atlanta will be getting some improved roads and...Show More Summary

How's [the Trash] Business in LA? Picking Up.

Today, we're talking garbage. That title is a riff on the punch line of a Borscht Belt joke about a rags bottles man (junk collector). But trash in LA is no laughing matter. In fact, it's so serious that a team led by City Administrative...Show More Summary

Want to Hear Some Amazing Modern Irish Music on St. Patrick's Day? Check Out Cian Nugent

This is the GOOD Nugent. No Quarter Records If all you can think about when the subject turns to Irish music—as it inevitably does on St. Patrick's Day—is hoary trad Celtic stuff, Van Morrison (who is great, don't get me wrong), Thin...Show More Summary

Missouri Lt. Governor Pretty Much Calls Obama and Holder Uppity Niggers

Some real uppity going on in this picture. Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy An unarmed black male is killed, a predominately black suburb erupts, and it's eventually revealed by the Department of Justice that white policeShow More Summary


TweetDoes it not? Oh what’s that, Brinkman? MUNI sometimes posts Maya Angelou couplets or whathaveyou to make up for all its “offensive” ads? Oh, well, I suppose that takes care of everything then… I’m sure that somewhere on this bus is a disclaimer saying how MUNI don’t believe in the ads that people pay it […]

The Walking Dead Awards: This is the beginning

Each week, we comb through the guts of "The Walking Dead," much like a horde of hungry walkers, to bring you the episode’s best moments, surprises, and other post-apocalyptic curiosities. This week: “I Ran (So Far Away),” “Papa Don’t Preach,” and “Love Will Tear Us Apart”

Substance, Not Style, the Source of Rahm's Woes

It's not surprising that some of Mayor Emanuel's sympathizers and supporters are confusing people's substantive disputes with the mayor as the effect of poor marketing on his part. It's exactly this insular worldview that has gotten the mayor in hot...

Biker Gang, Market Street – Going Beyond Scraper Bikes – These Looked Like Single-Speed Mountain Bikes

TweetPopping wheelies on the way to the Ferry Building: The ones I could see looked like simple, higher-end hardtail mountain bikes – less trials bike-looking than what Danny MacAskill might ride if he ever came back to Frisco. They could be on Huffys too, IDK. No road bikes, that’s for sure. This is a youth subculture […]

Televisualist: Your Fortunate Baggage

Each week, Torontoist examines the upcoming TV listings and makes note of programs that are entertaining, informative, and of quality. Or, alternately, none of those. The result: Televisualist. Monday This season on Dancing With The Stars: Patti LaBelle, Suzanne Somers, the older half of LMFAO, Bruce Willis’s eldest daughter, gay football player Michael Sam, and […]

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