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There's A Storm Coming To Gotham, You & Your Friends Better Batten Down The Hatches

Our long, lucky run of sunny summer weather comes crashing to an end today when a "potent" storm wallops the city and washes all this scum off the streets. Up to three inches of rain is expected overnight, according to the National Weather Service, which has issued a flash flood watch for the region from late tonight through Wednesday afternoon. Show More Summary

Public Works: Growing Fresh Food at the Ballpark

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The San Francisco Giants have built an urban farm in their stadium to teach kids about nutrition and provide fans with healthy snacks. Public Works looks at public space, urban design, and city-building innovations from around the world, and considers what Toronto might learn from them. Show More Summary

Mork Calling Orson: My Time With Robin Williams

In 2004, I was working in a fabulous jazz club here in New York. When we first opened, each of the staff named a celebrity whom we would love to meet at the club. According to our agreement, if that person came in while you worked, they were yours to look after. Show More Summary

UC Hastings Dean Frank Wu Has Become the J. Peterman of SF – Here’s His Pre-Apology for Snubbing You at the Gym

TweetI’ll tell you, I never before have encountered an entity the likes of UC Hastings Dean Frank Wu. So that’s the baseline, but now he’s just kicked things up a notch (BAM!) with: Why I Might Not Say Hello to You at the Gym And here’s one reaction from the peanut gallery: The Tens @thetens · Just RTing this [...]

Electric Zoo's Anti-drug PSA Well-intentioned, But Misses the Mark

Have you seen the viral anti-drug PSA making the rounds this week? The one where the wholesome looking guy at the rave is rolling really, really hard on some unknown substance, feverishly rubbing it on his gums and sweating up a storm...Show More Summary

Today's NYT Magazine Cover Brought To You By Fugazi

A story about a "libertarian-ish" Republican congressman who has a decent chance to appeal to moderate voters of both parties in a presidential election? Maybe it's time to SMASH THINGS UP (on the cover of The New York Times Magazine). [ more › ]

The Sunday Morning News

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Reports: Police Fatally Shoot Unarmed Black 18-Year-Old in Missouri... If there were this many killings and beatings of Black youth twenty, or thirty, or forty years ago, cities would have been in flames. — The Public Archive (@public_archive)...Show More Summary

Gardner Abortion Hypocisy Continues Unchecked

The latest reporter to ask senatorial candidate Cory Gardner why he's un-endorsed the state personhood amendments but has yet to un-cosponsor a proposed federal personhood law is Politico's Paige Winfield Cunningham, who reported Wednesday: Gardner now says he was wrong to back personhood because it could ban some forms of contraception. Show More Summary

Bedbug Mania: 5 Train Taken Out Of Service Because Of Bedbugs

The bedbug assault on our mass transit system continued yesterday as a 5 train was taken out of service because a straphanger spotted bedbugs on the train. Joe Costales, chairman of Transport Workers Union Local 100, told the News that the rider saw a bedbug fall off a homeless man. Show More Summary

A.B. Biagi Gelato in Tribeca; Jourdan Dunn and Cara Delevingne at Uncle Boons

? Beginning this weekend, and throughout August, A.B. Biagi will be scooping gelato and sorbets at the store Espasso in Tribeca (38 North More Street). [Grub Street] ? Le Jardin Bistro has reopened in its new home in the East Village at 115 Avenue C. [Grub Street] ? Check out models Jourdan Dunn and Cara Delevingne eating at Uncle Boons. [YouTube]

New Rye Coalition Documentary Is Filled with Big Riffs and Bad Breaks

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The Jersey City natives of Rye Coalition take center stage in this documentary about relentless drive (it plays for one night only tonight at the Grand Illusion). The five came together in the 1990s as teenagers who loved music, but couldn't play, so at first it was about trading tapes, and then it was about bashing things out until songs took shape. Show More Summary

Is New York Ready for a Governor Who's Not Afraid to Inhale?

I may be the only politician in America who smokes pot... and is willing to admit it. In my campaign to become Governor of New York State, I'm putting all my eggs in one basket. I am not only challenging New York's powerful sitting Governor, Andrew Cuomo, for the Democratic nomination in the upcoming September 9 primary. Show More Summary

Beware of the Hat-Boy-Juke-Mafia

While living and working in Europe over the past month, I've been asked several times why I live in New York City. "Why do you put up with that incredibly crowded, overpriced, and practically unlivable high-rise of a mouse-trap? Wouldn't...Show More Summary

Brit Movies: First Preview Trailer Released for The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – Sequel to Hit Brit Film

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel was one of the those great uplifting British films when it came out in 2012. It’s quickly become one of our favorites. So, we’re a combination of excited and dubious at the prospect of there being a sequel. Show More Summary

Yazidis: who are they and why is the Islamic State pursuing them?

Credits: SAFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty Images Alt Text: Yazidi women take shelter at a school in the Kurdish city of Dohuk One of Iraq's oldest and most persecuted religious minorities, the Yazidi faces yet another genocide Briefing Friday,Show More Summary

Fighting Foreclosures and the Avondale 4

The Occupy movement here didn’t quite die a couple of years ago, despite the dysfunction and internecine ideological struggles. It’s not that they didn’t have direction; it’s that they had a thousand directions. A group of like-minded activists picked one – bank foreclosures – then started picking fights. Often, they’ve won. But when they’ve won, […]

There’s a New Terror Threat Emerging in Western Sahara, and the World Isn’t Paying Attention

For 39 years, exiled Sahrawis have watched their homeland being stripped of its resources with the West's complicity. Now, they could feed into the latest wave of Islamic extremism in North Africa

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Hundred-Foot Journey, Calvary, What If, A Master Builder & Alive Inside

2 weeks agoUnited States / Chicago : A/C

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles I wish I felt more passionately — positive or negative — for the latest attempt to get the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles back into the cultural spotlight. Clearly inspired by by the recent wave of superhero...

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