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A new Australian coffee shop (flat whites!) opens in Fairfax Village

The Paramount Coffee Project, a shop brought to you by a trio of folks from Australia, is now open in Fairfax Village. The Project is a collaboration among Russell Beard, Mark Dundon and Jin Ng. These names may be familiar if you follow the Australian specialty coffee scene: Beard is the owner...

Eric Prydz, "Opus (Four Tet Remix)"

44 minutes agoSociety & Culture : The Awl

This went up late Friday afternoon but I had a sense that we would need it more come Monday morning and lo, that turned out to be the case. This week, like the week before it and all weeks ever after from here on out until the meteor finally comes crashing into our lives, is […]

Scruffy-looking Nerf herder buys Slave Leia bikini costume at auction

I feel a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of once-prepubescent voices cried out with excitement and were suddenly silenced. It can only mean one thing: Someone has purchased Princess Leia's "slave bikini" at a …

At the end of a long day, slip into this soft, quick-dry robe

Always on the lookout for a better travel robe (warm but not too heavy), I've found welcome accommodation with the new Cocoon Unisex Travel Robe. The three-quarter-length robe of polyester/nylon mix feels like soft chamois against the skin and does a good job of absorbing water and drying quickly,...

Daily 2 Cents: Blonde Hair, Blue Eyed Aliens 'Made Me Feel Safe' -- Garbage Man Watched Bigfoot Chase Deer -- Beware of Falling Cow

Blonde Hair, Blue Eyed Aliens 'Made Me Feel Safe' Mississippi: This was October 1973, possibly 1974. It was a common occurrence for my mother and I to observe strange objects it the air that looked like nothing we have ever seen. Triangular objects that would stop and start randomly. Show More Summary

KCET new programming slate brings more 'SoCal Connected,' 'Artbound'

Get ready for more "SoCal Connected" and "Artbound" on KCET. The public broadcaster announced Monday that its new season will include more episodes of the award-winning, locally produced series, as well as more of "Doc Martin," the British medical comedy that is KCET's highest-rated show. The programming...

UCC Shooting: Victims Identified and Politicization

[Content Note: Guns; death.]The nine people who were killed by the shooter last week at Umpqua Community College in Oregon have been publicly identified: Lucero Alcaraz, 19; Rebecka Ann Carnes, 18; Treven Taylor Anspach, 20; Quinn Glen...Show More Summary

South Carolina Braces for More Flooding as Rain Persists

Emergency officials warned that flooding would continue Monday in “more than half” of the state with six deaths attributed to the inclement weather.

Environmentalists Praise Wildlife Measures in Trans-Pacific Trade Pact

Provisions of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement would protect wildlife covered by an existing international agreement, and provide for cross-border cooperation on enforcement.

Hillary Clinton Rips the Benghazi Political Attack Committee in ‘Today’ Show Interview: WATCH

49 minutes agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Hillary Clinton is fed up with the Benghazi talk and let it rip in an interview today with TODAY show’s Savannah Guthrie. Asked Guthrie: “If the tables were turned and it was Dick Cheney or Karl Rove who had a private email account and a… The post Hillary Clinton Rips the Benghazi Political Attack Committee in ‘Today’ Show Interview: WATCH appeared first on Towleroad.

Tennessee County Lawmakers Will Vote to Ask God to 'Spare His Wrath' Over Marriage Equality

51 minutes agoLGBT / Gay : Daily News

Tonight's commission meeting at the county courthouse in Blount County, Tenn. will feature a vote on a resolution asking God to "pass us by in His Coming Wrath and not destroy our County as He did Sodom and Gomorrah." The resolution,...Show More Summary

Deal: truBrain Think Drinks

Save 62% off the regular price on a 15-pack of Think Drinks. Designed by neuroscientists, they’re powered by scientifically proven ingredients like oxiracetam, citicoline, L-theanine, carnitine and good old caffeine to help increase focus, attention and productivity.

Washington Redskins’ Chris Culliver: It’s Their Walk

Washington Redskins cornerback Chris Culliver saves his rushing for the football field. When it comes to walking his pup, he takes the time to let his dog be a... The post Washington Redskins’ Chris Culliver: It’s Their Walk appeared first on PETA.

How I Cured My Road Rage

Hectic, crazy-making chaotic drivers cram every highway, obliterating the open road. One man refuses to die for lack of trying to quell his road The post How I Cured My Road Rage appeared first on The Good Men Project.

The Big Queer Guide to IUDs

55 minutes agoLGBT / Lesbian : Autostraddle

We're here, we're queer, we're getting an IUD. The post The Big Queer Guide to IUDs appeared first on Autostraddle.

Also.Also.Also: When Will These Boobs Be Banned?

55 minutes agoLGBT / Lesbian : Autostraddle

Native American History studies getting nixed in South Dakota, ways to ask for consent, Sleater-Kinney, when will Facebook ban these boobs, Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher unf, Stockholm Pride, musical muppets, and so much more! The post Also.Also.Also: When Will These Boobs Be Banned? appeared first on Autostraddle.

Data Provide Insight to Improve Adolescents' Health

Young adults face the highest rates of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the United States. Here are the eye-opening facts: Young adults aged 15 to 24 account for half of the 20 million new STDs that occur in the U.S. each year. As...Show More Summary

Environmental Law as a Three-Legged Stool

Environmental law is a formidable tangle of long, complicated statutes and sometimes arcane judicial doctrines.  But underneath all that, I’d like to suggest, there’s a very simple structure, rooted in legal basics. The procedural and structural framework for environmental law is provided by administrative law, supplemented in a few areas like Superfund by ordinary civil […]

Watch: Bobby Cannavale Is Frighteningly Enthused About Rock ‘n’ Roll in Scorsese/Jagger’s ‘Vinyl’

“Think back to the first time you heard a song that made the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. Made you want to dance. Or go out and kick somebody’s ass. That’s what I’m talking about.” …Read More

Spielberg and the Coen Brothers Channel Howard Hawks in ‘Bridge of Spies’

Back in 2011, Spielberg made War Horse, a clear homage to the works of John Ford, and now, in 2015, he’s made his Howard Hawks movie. …Read More

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