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What We're Reading This Week: Schoolhouses, Cruise Food, Dog Costumes

If you appreciate practical, locally designed buildings that convey a sense of history and place, don't miss Nate Schweber's "Small Wonders" in Historic Preservation magazine. It examines the role one-room schoolhouses played—and still play, in some cases—in rural Montana's far-flung towns. Show More Summary

Kid Rock Fan With Down Syndrome Turns 30, Gets Surprise Visit At Party [Video]

A Kid Rock fan with Down Syndrome celebrated his 30th birthday this past week. He had no idea what was about to happen at his party. Dan McGurk waited patiently at his table in a local restaurant, wearing a black T-shirt with his favorite musician emblazoned on it. Show More Summary

FSU Football Team Marches Past Louisville Crab Shack, Practices in Local Park

The Florida State football team is in Louisville, Kentucky, this week, and it would appear the Seminoles are going with a “no media, no seafood” strategy to prepare for Thursday's game against the Cardinals. CollegeSpun.com’s Dan Lyons...Show More Summary

Dogs Now Banned From The Gate In Park Slope

A longstanding policy allowing canine companions at Park Slope's The Gate has been suddenly revoked, kicking local pooches to the curb. The bar posted a sign on its door this week stating that they'll no longer be allowing dogs, citing the DOH's strict policy regarding animals in food service establishments, reports Park Slope Stoop. Show More Summary

Columbia Center Is Our Finger of God

4 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

CM Our Church Steeple Last week, I was in a downtown room with Knute Berger, a local veteran journalist and Crosscut's "chief Northwest native." The reason for us being in this room was to prepare for a big Town Hall event coordinated by Ampersand, a journal that recently published our thoughts on density. Show More Summary

The Daily Grind: What's the creepiest MMO locale?

Sorry, Halloween's heavy on the mind this week, and as I await the Great Pumpkin's return, I have been seeking out the scariest and most unsettling places in MMOs. Naturally, I found most of them in The Secret World. Probably one of the most creepy places in TSW is the kindergarten in Savage Coast. Show More Summary

Lexus NX’s Toyota RAV4 foundations are a non-issue, says local chief

4 months agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

The new Lexus NX compact luxury may use a few bits from the humble Toyota RAV4, but so what? That was the question posed by Lexus Australia chief executive Sean Hanley at the NX launch in Adelaide this weekThis week’s launch of the NX300h hybrid ahead of the brand-first NX200t 2.0-litre turbo-petrol around February [...]

Autumn: A season of MySQL-related conferences. Here’s my list

Autumn is a season of MySQL-related conferences and I’m about to hit the road to speak and attend quite a  few of them. This week I’ll participate in All Things Open, a local conference for me here in Raleigh, N.C. and therefore oneShow More Summary

Jon Gruden would coach Raiders, told team to draft Manziel: reports

Jon Gruden has settled nicely into a cushy job at "Monday Night Football," trotting out his this guys and I gotta tell yas in a different NFL locale each week. But coaches gotta coach, and for the last few years Gruden has been the go-to...Show More Summary

The Week That Was: AMG GLA45, Volkswagen R-Line, Range Rover Sport

The 2015 Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 arrived in local showrooms this week, with the compact SUV performer priced from $79,900 plus on-roads. The GLA joins the A 45 and CLA 45 in the local small AMG line-up, completing something of an ‘A trifecta’ for the German carmaker. Show More Summary

On The Come Up: Rapper ScottyATL Celebrates “Spaghetti Junction” Release With Big Gipp, Roscoe Dash, And DJ Scream [Photos + Video]

A new star is rising in ATL Earlier this week BOSSIP was invited out to celebrate the release of a local up-and-comer ScottATL’s mixtape release. On October 20th, 2014, Atlanta’s own rap sensation, Scotty ATL, took the city by storm

Week in Review: The Strange Science of Condo Naming; Totally Awesome Maps

"Locals and Tourists," by Eric Fischer, part of SPUR's "Urban Cartography" show. · WTF: This 200-square-foot utility closet is asking $1,400/month. · Naturally, Lyft's Mission HQ has more mustaches than people. · It's official: Bay Area rents are crushing New...

Patronize your local arboretum

4 months agoHumor : TYWKIWDBI

Those of you who live in climate zones with deciduous trees have the privilege of enjoying a spectacular show of color each autumn. Last month I visited the University of Minnesota's Landscape Arboretum. This past week I walked the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Arboretum, where I took these photos.

Cults Week: The Respectable LA Houses of 1970s Hippie Cult The Source

For Cults Week, we're re-running this installment of Local Legends, in which Curbed LA, Eater LA, and Racked LA explored the properties, food, and fashion of the Source Family hippie cult of the late '60s and early '70s. The Source....

The National in National Nuclear Science Week

Nuclear Science Week (NSW – but very safe for work) is a national, broadly observed week-long celebration to focus local, regional and national interest on all aspects of nuclear science. Seattle is hosting NSW this year, bit let’s focus on the national aspect. Show More Summary

Weird Ass Energy Alert

Have you noticed the last few weeks energy has been kinda wacky? For the empathic person, this has been a crazy time.  Perhaps it’s the dreaded Mercury Retrograde, which has been talked about often in local new agey circles. It could be the overall malaise from the country battling things like weird ass fears (Ebola), […]

Crabzilla or Claws?

A photo depicting what appears to be a 50-foot crab hanging out near a wharf in Kent, England, started making the rounds on the Internet earlier this week. The photo was featured on a local curiosities site called Weird Whitstable, and eventually dubbed "Crabzilla."

Parking, local opposition add to affordable housing costs, study finds

Community opposition, design changes and parking are among the factors driving up the cost of building affordable housing in California, according to a report released this week by several state housing agencies.

The Feministing Five: crystal am nelson

crystal am nelson debuted her most recent exhibit “Dark Desires: The Erotic Lives of Black Women” this past week at the Center for Sex and Culture in San Francisco. The exhibition brings together art, literature, and local history to provide a framework on how black women have created, imagined, and self-represented sexual positivity. crystal am nelson [...]

Sorry Satya, Karma Won't Cut It

On a visit to Seattle last week, a couple of locals asked my opinion of Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, because they couldn't quite figure him out. This was telling in itself: Nadella has been on the job since February, and Seattle is pretty much a company town. Show More Summary

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