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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

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

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

Religious Crimes and Free Speech: From Pussy Riot to Fellatio with Jesus Statuary, the Controversies Keep on Coming

Consider it a Pussy Riot-like controversy of a very different kind, with the hullabaloo this time not transpiring in Vladimir Putin's Russia, but in the Alleghenies of Pennsylvania and without any of the trappings of a protagonist making...Show More Summary

Kingston Presses for Full Debate on Syrian Aid

In Washington, Congress is preparing for a vote on President Obama’s request for funding to help Syrian rebels fight ISIS. At this stage, it looks like the proposal will be handled as an amendment to the continuing resolution that will fund the government past the end of the September 30th fiscal year. Georgia Congressman Jack […]

New Zealand Underground-Rock Catalyst Peter Gutteridge, 1961-2014

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Peter Gutteridge, a key figure in New Zealand's shockingly strong rock scene from the '80s and '90s, passed away Monday morning in Auckland, NZ. He was in his early 50s. Gutteridge had recently returned to his home country after hisShow More Summary

10 Weirdest Restaurants in the World

Spice up your eating experience at these incredibly weird restaurants around the world. You'll be dodging ninjas and dining out of a toilet in no time! Think we're kidding? Read on, because these restaurants have to be seen to be believed. Modern...Show More Summary

Yeah, Sure, What Happened to the Seahawks in San Diego Was Bad, But You Know What? It Doesn't Matter

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Noah Benezra Sad Seahawks fan Lindsey is almost as sad as sad Seahawks dog Chevy. For the first time since the Seahawks became World Super Champions, their Insufferable Journey to Rewinnining the Super Bowl™ took a hit, as they fell to the San Diego Chargers 30-21 in weirdly hot San Diego, California. Show More Summary

Yeah, Sure, What Happened to the Seahawks in San Diego Was Bad, But Here's Why It Doesn't Matter

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Noah Benezra Sad Seahawks fan Lindsey is almost as sad as sad Seahawks dog Chevy. For the first time since the Seahawks became World Super Champions, their Insufferable Journey to Rewinnining the Super Bowl™ took a hit, as they fell to the San Diego Chargers 30-21 in weirdly hot San Diego, California. Show More Summary

Comedian Michael McDonald: 'I love Georgia'

I still remember the high school days when my buddies and I would huddle around a desktop monitor to watch clips of comedian Michael McDonald’s famous Stuart character from “MADtv” before trying — and failing miserably — to mimic his squeaky voice and vacant expression. Show More Summary

China introduces e-lanes for texting pedestrians

Credits: Getty Images Alt Text: Texting But the city's attempt to reduce injuries caused by smartphone 'zombies' seems to be having the opposite effect One-Minute Read Monday, September 15, 2014 - 3:50pm Authorities in the Chinese city...Show More Summary

On the Atlanta Hawks and the black bogeyman

The email written by Atlanta Hawks majority owner Bruce Levenson wasn't racist, argues Torraine Walker, a writer and Midtown resident. But it says a lot about fear and metro Atlanta. There is a hilarious scene in John Waters’ “Hairspray”...Show More Summary

Televisualist: We Also Imported the McRib

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

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 of Dancing With theShow More Summary

Don’t Go Postal, Else the “Postal Police” Will Come and Get You With This Pontiac G6

TweetThese days, the best you can hope for is a new car merely something like a G6, like a G6. But in my day, the car brand Pontiac was still alive and it made actual G6 cars. See? Perhaps they were rushing to meet up with the Mint Police?  And postal inspectors (they call themselves police? […]

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