AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - As a rainbow-colored flotilla paraded through Amsterdam's canals for the city's annual Gay Pride festival on Saturday, one float carried a sobering reminder that gay rights do not extend to all in the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
Bucking the trend of sober, emotionally stable police officers that currently dominates TV cop dramas, Antonio Banderas has signed on to play a “hard-drinking, romantic” detective in Havana Quartet, a Starz series based on a series of books by Cuban novelist Leonardo Padura. Show More Summary
Dear Paul: LA City Councilman Paul Koretz that is. Say it ain't so! How sobering to read in the LA Times and The Daily Bruin that you now not only oppose bike lanes on Westwood Blvd but also want to strike the planned lanes from the City's Mobility Plan. Show More Summary
The former All-Star saw his money and career spiral down the drain.
William Finnegan, who has written several sober examinations of the world’s hot spots, has his first best seller with the surfing memoir “Barbarian Days,” No. 5 on the hardcover nonfiction list.
In a bittersweet tale of loss, former NBA player Vin Baker now finds himself as a barista at Starbucks, but for unlike during his playing days, clean and sober and
On this day a year ago I was in either day 3 or 4 of rehab, so I guess that means I have been sober for a year. It seems a lot, lot longer than that, to be honest. Not because it has been hard or anything, just time goes a lot slower when you [Read more...]
I figured if quitting drugs and embracing clean living was as bad as I thought it would be, then I could re-think the suicide option.
In New York, Chicago, San Francisco, you can still find dimly lit, low-ceiling basement clubs, surprisingly full even on a weeknight, where you can get a stiff drink and a soberingly good jazz band. You can’t smoke in them anymore, but that smoky sound still comes from a singer whose voice seems earned from whisky and cigarettes […]
Veritasium visited Arizona’s Titan Missile Museum – a former nuclear missile silo for a sobering simulation of a nuclear missile launch. The warhead in the former silo’s Titan II missile was 650 times stronger than Little Boy.
To show the toll heavy drinking can have on your body, this animagraph (created by DrugAbuse.com) breaks down the science of drinking, one step at a time. More » This Animagraph That Breaks Down The Science Of Drinking Will Sober You Up is a post from Blisstree - Get tips on healthy living, work outs, wellness & health food recipes. Advice & news on mental health & healthcare..
Post by Liz Alterman. It's hard to resist ice cold soda. Especially when paired with pizza, fries, a juicy burger... I could go on and on. But, sadly, TheRenegadePharmacist.com is putting a damper on that craving with a sobering reality check: an infographic that illustrates exactly what one can of Coke does to our bodies in just one hour. Show More Summary
To celebrate Harry Potter's birthday
Good for him.
Early one December morning in East Baltimore in 2000, I saw a car drive by with its headlights off. For minor traffic violations, for honest mistakes - if the driver was sober, polite and carrying a valid license and registration - I would usually just issue a warning.
For more than 25 years Bollywood film actor Salman Khan has been grabbing news headlines in India and around the world, both for his on-screen achievements as one of the biggest box office draws of his generation, and for his off-screen trysts, trials and tribulations. This week has been one of [...]
Every week I see another list or article titled something like "How To Know If You're Dating A Real Man." Or I hear a woman on a talk show complaining that she just wants to date a "real man." Well, the sobering truth is that he doesn't exist. Show More Summary
It’s an average Tuesday, which means that once again, a prominent Republican figure — or in this case, his lawyer — has said something profoundly ignorant about rape. Yesterday, The Daily Beast revisited a disturbing passage in Harry Hurt III’s 1993 Lost Tycoon: The Many Lives of Donald J. Show More Summary
In anticipation of delivery drones, Amazon wants to reserve portions of the world's airspace for unmanned aircraft only. Amazon's plan to use drones for delivery is looking less like a publicity stunt and more like a sober business plan. Show More Summary
The best repertory and art-house screenings, special presentations, lectures, and limited engagements in Toronto. At rep cinemas this week: an experimental riff on Flaubert, Sarah Polley’s moving family saga, and a sobering critique of the Indonesian death squads. Show More Summary