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How Dare Gabby Giffords Take Action Against Gun Violence?

I mean, I guess the headline worked. I clicked through. How can you not click on a headline like "Gabby Giffords gets mean," after all? That headline is an attack aimed at one of the undisputed heroes of American politics, a woman who was shot in the head by a madman and lived to become a passionate anti-gun advocate. Show More Summary

It's Your Last Week To Enjoy Governors Island This Year

Remember in May when you were like, "I'm totally going to Governors Island this summer—I'm gonna ride bikes, drink from a flask, think about some deep shit, smoke my Camel straights, and ride my own melt." Well, DID YOU? Because after this coming weekend, the island is closed for business until next May. Show More Summary

I Asked Six People at the Egyptian Last Night: How Does It Feel Being in the Egyptian Again?

CF When this movie theater closed suddenly in June 2013, its future was uncertain. Last night was the Egyptian's soft opening (yay!!), and a whole bunch of soft people crammed themselves in there to see Lynn Shelton's latest movie Laggies, starring Keira Knightley. Show More Summary

Wanna Cuddle With Complete Strangers?

Now there's finally an app for that: Cuddlr: because sometimes you just want a cuddle. from Charlie Williams on Vimeo. Salon's Tracy Clark-Flory, who make it clear that she would jump to her death before cuddling a stranger, interviews...Show More Summary

Books Make Room for Art at Word on the Street

At this year's annual book and magazine fair, sculptures will show off new Canadian literature in a unique way. The annual Word on the Street festival returns to Queen’s Park this Sunday—it’s a chance to flaunt your new scarf with aShow More Summary

Yes, It Does Matter If Jonathan Bennett Is Out of the Closet or Not, And Here's Why

Earlier this week, "Dancing With The Stars" judge Julianne Hough was discussing "Mean Girls" star and DWTS contestant Jonathan Bennett on "Extra" with host Mario Lopez. "[Bennett] tweeted me last year and said, like, I had a nice butt, but he also tagged my trainer," she said. Show More Summary

Racism Is Alive and Well in Toronto

If we want to create a just and diverse society, we have to acknowledge how racism shapes this city. Toronto isn’t Ferguson, Missouri. In some ways it’s worse. That’s because we don’t admit there’s a racial divide in this city. We talk...Show More Summary

Ryder Cup: what makes golf’s fiercest rivalry so special?

Credits: Stuart Franklin/Getty Alt Text: Ryder cup The history, the drama and the grudges that make the Europe vs USA golfing showdown unmissable Briefing Friday, September 19, 2014 - 12:41pm Golf's Ryder Cup tees off at Gleneagles next week. Show More Summary

The Suwayda village of Dama and Druze Militias: A Case Study

Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi I have previously written about Druze militias in Suwayda province and other areas of southern Syria here and here. To summarize briefly the conclusion of those studies, it is clear that ‘Jaysh al-Muwahhideen’Show More Summary

Photo: The Smuggest Man On The N Train Invites You Into His Subway Car

People sometimes need to transport their belongings via the subway, and people sometimes like to sit on furniture while riding the rails. But only one man has the moxie to do both of these things while looking for all intents and purposes like the smuggest lifeform on Earth, a mix of Sean Parker, a CIROC vodka ad, and a poodle on its birthday. [ more › ]

It's Time To Think About Your Demise (An Interview With Caitlin Doughty, the Internet's Favorite Mortician)

Caitlin Doughty, host of Ask a Mortician, has a new book out—Smoke Gets in Your Eyes—and is reading at the University Bookstore tonight at 7 pm. So, how do you want to go? Not as in how you’d like to die—I’m guessing “in my sleep” or other variations on “quick and painless” are going to be number one, with a bullet (so to speak). Show More Summary

All's Not Quiet on the Democratic Front: Why Occupy Wall Street Still Matters Today

On the third anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, don't be so sure that that the ranting and raving about income inequality, fracking and student debt is dead. Although thousands are no longer protesting in the streets, a quiet revolution inspired by Occupy principles has been brewing in the American public. Show More Summary

#WhyICare: Sandy Survivors Demand Action on Climate Change

Across New York City, there is one name that's on the tip of everyone's lips.. Sandy. Nearly 2 years out from Hurricane Sandy, the most destructive and deadly storm to hit New York City, communities across the five boroughs are still recovering. Show More Summary

Just for Laughs Brings the Funny to Toronto

Five comics talk about yelling at hecklers, drowning in debt, and avoiding Hitler as the 10-day comedy festival approaches. It’s the time of year when everyone could probably use a good laugh—the recent drop in temperatures is making...Show More Summary

Much Ado About Theatrics: 'Django Unchained' Actress Gets to Follow the Rules Too

I'll be the first person in a dogfight to throw down for equal justice and constitutional rights under the law for all people. I've been an advocate and community activist supporting race relations for nearly two decades in Los Angeles. Show More Summary

Northern Powergrid offer £1,000 reward for information on metal theft

Crimestoppers are working with Northern Powergrid to raise awareness about the dangers that metal and cable theft can create for the public. This is a serious crime that can result in power cuts to a community’s network, destruction of property, serious environmental damage and major disruption for homes and businesses. More importantly, metal and cable theft […]

Morning Reads for September 17–They’re Pretty Good

No promises of quality this week, sorry. “Every Mother’s Son” is literally the only palatable song from Lynyrd Skynyrd. Do I have some qualms, quibbles and quandaries with the philosophy, practices and prognostications with this? Yes. Did Creative Loafing generally get it right? Yes.  Atlanta had 10th-largest Metro GDP in 2013, GA’s GDP hit $307.2 billion. #money […]

Kobayashi Battles the Tiny Hamster in the Eating Contest You’ve Eagerly Awaited

According to the rules, there are roughly two times in life when it's acceptable to watch videos of food consumption: One is when it's competitive eating contests onscreen, and the other is when it's tiny hamsters doing the nibbling....Show More Summary

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