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How High Are Sales Taxes in Your State?

This week's map shows the state sales tax rate, plus the average local rate, for each state as of July 1, 2014. This data comes from a bi-annual sales tax report we released yesterday which details each state’s statewide sales tax rate,...Show More Summary

Best of Canberra Taste Off – Vietnamese

For the Best of Canberra Taste off this week I was forced to sample some local Vietnamese food. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – my life is pretty tough sometimes. The main contender in this battle was undoubtedly Griffith Vietnamese Restaurant with Tu Do Vietnamese in O’Connor as the opposition. Both were [...]

Airbnb says it will collect and pay local taxes in SF. Really.

In the wake of this week’s contentious hearing on legislation to legalize and regulate short-term housing rentals in San Francisco, where Airbnb was chastised for snubbing the city on collecting and paying local taxes, the company today sent an email to its hosts announcing that it would begin doing so Oct. 1. Read more »

Pop-Ups: London Pop-Up Restaurant Only Serves Canned Food

Forget "fresh and local": A new pop-up concept in London serves nothing but canned seafood imported from all over the world. The appropriately named Tincan Restaurant debuted earlier this week as part of the 2014 London Design Festival, with...

Philly Drag Queen Gives 9/11 Performance As Muslim Woman In Bomb Jacket

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Queerty

Members of Philadelphia’s LGBT community are outraged this week following a local white drag queen’s September 11th performance, during which she apparently dressed as a Muslim woman wearing several bombs in what could be considered a “bomb vest.” The performance was given by Ariel Versace (right) at an installment of Voyeur Nightclub’s annual “Drag Wars” competition, […]

Thoughts on the Scottish Independence Referendum II: The Polls

As I indicated yesterday, polling on the Scottish independence referendum has tightened significantly in the past couple of weeks, perhaps best illustrated here. Not surprisingly, I’ve been asked to do a bit of local media on this issue over the past few weeks, and yesterday on air I was asked the inevitable “who will win?” […]

The Real Estate Marketing Mistake That Could Cost You Millions

Before jumping into this week’s post on another way to dominate your local real estate market, I would first like to say thanks to the BiggerPockets Members for being so engaging in the comments section. People continue to leave comments, sharing their views on my posts and revealing their opinions about real estate marketing. Show More Summary

Jeep Wrangler Rubicon X: Price And Features For Australia

Jeep has announced a new special-edition version of its popular Wrangler for Australia, the Rubicon X. Revealed overseas earlier this year, the new special will hit the local market this week in celebration of the very last Australasian Safari event. Show More Summary

Ronaldinho Called "Brazilian Ape" By Local Mexican Politician

3 days agoSports : Deadspin

This couldn't be how Ronaldinho imagined his time in Mexico starting. Barely one week into his tenure as Liga MX club Querétaro's new superstar, he has already been the subject of racist statements, and by a local politician at that. Read more...


I was able to get this quilt finished up last week and donated it for a raffle. A local family wanted to raise funds for a family member starting chemo treatments. Hope they raise plenty. This quilt is much prettier in person. The colors came out very muted in the picture. Show More Summary

Renaissance Palaces & Luxury Hotels: Inside George Clooney & Amal Alamuddin’s A-List Venetian Nuptials

A week after George Clooney revealed he’ll wed fiancee Amal Alamuddin  in Venice, Italy, later this month, local newspapers are reporting juicy new details about the A-list nuptials. According to… READ ON

Gogobot adds hand curated local event feature GoGo This Week

The Gogobot app has traditionally been known as the app you use to find interesting things while traveling. With today’s update, it’s hoping to grab more users that stay at home. The GoGo This Week feature in the iOS and Android appShow More Summary

Photograph of the week: The Cloud Gate, Downtown Chicago

The Cloud Gate, better know locally and affectionately as The Bean, is a surreal, giant reflective structure in downtown Chicago that brings the tourists flocking for this skewed vision of the Windy City’s skyline. Designed by Indian-born...Show More Summary

What to Do at Toronto Beer Week 2014

Celebrate Toronto's local beer scene with cruises, educational sessions, panel discussions—and, of course, tastings. Prepare to get your thirst on, because Toronto Beer Week is back. Now in its fifth year, this celebration of the city’s...Show More Summary

Georgia on My Mind

I’m on standby for jury duty this week (yippee) so I send you to the Atlanta Journal Constitution for your daily dose of teacher union investigations. The red ink of the Georgia Association of Educators, and one of its locals in particular, is getting some ink.

All politics is local. Until it isn’t.

This week’s Courier Herald column: On Sunday afternoon I was invited to a friend of mine’s home in Cherokee County, one county to the north from my home in Cobb.  He was hosting a meet and greet for Buzz Aherns, the Chairman of Cherokee County’s Commission.  Aherns is seeking his third term. Cherokee is like […]

Finalists for Canberra BusinessPoint Awards

The finalists for this years Canberra BusinessPoint Awards were announced last week. A great celebration of local business talent, winners will be announced on 25th September 2014. For those of your interested in which businesses made...Show More Summary

Perfect Location For Centene’s New Ferguson Claims Center

Earlier this week one local company stepped up to invest in Ferguson: Centene Corp. has selected Ferguson, the site of unrest for more than three weeks following the police shooting of Michael Brown, as the location for a new claims processing facility, with plans to bring up to 200 jobs...

In the Now: Special Fashion Week issue

BEAUTY ON DEMAND: Chelsea Market is known for being a foodie spot. This weekend the popular locale gets fashion-and-beauty-centric with the premiere of Street Glam. Chelsea Market is known for being a foodie spot.

In Culture News: Black Constellation, Jinkx Monsoon, and Lyndon Johnson Are Back!

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Kelly O Erik Blood: Delivering "4 meditative grooves" to you, just because he's a nice guy. The Black Constellation Is in Full Effect This Week: But first, what is the Black Constellation? It's a loose affiliation of local lights that includes OC Notes, THEESatisfaction, Shabazz Palaces, and Erik Blood. Show More Summary

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