Ford's made-in-Australia Falcon sedan. Photo credit: Ford Motor Co Ford said this week that it will cease making vehicles in Australia. Ford has been making cars and trucks Down Under since 1925, but fading demand for its locally produced...Show More Summary
Welcome to Annotate This, where we gather reviews, trailers, and annotate the posters for movies heading to your local cineplex or art house theater this week. Click on the image above to add your comments to the mix. Enjoy the Summer of Sequels starting with: Read more...
Earlier this week, Toledo resident Chad Lesko was walking around a local park when an angry stranger approached the 23-year-old and told him he had to leave. “He just walks up to me and says, ‘You’re not allowed in this park because you’re a rapist,’” Lesko recalled yesterday over the phone. “I’m like, ‘No, I’m not!’” Read more...
This week, it felt like the 2011 British riots were starting all over again in the Stockholm suburb of Husby. A man was shot dead by police and the local community started a demonstration. The demonstrations got out of control and riots and arson spread through several Stockholm suburbs. Show More Summary
There’s many sights to see in San Francisco, but we’re betting the most popular this week isn’t the animals at the San Francisco zoo, but the public masturbator at a local bus stop. On Wednesday morning a very excited and determined man simply known as the Pacific Heights Masturbator took his masturbation act on the [...]Show More Summary
Last week, eight massive steel beam sculptures went up in Crissy Field. The 50-foot-tall, 40-foot-wide pieces represent decades of work for local artist Mark di Suvero and a very visible piece of SFMOMA's art-in-exile program that will...Show More Summary
A block from the Mariposa on-ramp and in the eye-line of 90,000 cars whizzing by on 280 sits an old warehouse that was home to the San Francisco Bay Guardian, a local alt weekly, and Digg. Most of the building is gutted and inside they are working on the "greatest enabler of hardware on the planet," according PCH International head Liam Casey. Show More Summary
Black passengers trying to hail a cab in the District of Columbia are 25 percent less likely to get picked up, according to a hidden camera investigation by local DC news program WUSA 9. Over the course of three weeks, WUSA 9 anchors examined almost 100 taxis on Saturday night between 6:00 pm and 2:00 [...]
Local Congolese Christians nurture new efforts to end chronic violence as UN adds new brigade. Violence erupted again this week in the fractured Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) when at least 20 people were killed in clashes between...Show More Summary
After enduring night after night of young people throwing rocks and setting fires around the capital this week, some local residents appear to be fed up with waiting for police to quell the rioting.Yet despite the emergence of neighborhood-watch...Show More Summary
At least 100 new IRGC forces have been stationed in the Kurdish border regions in Western Iran in recent weeks, a local source told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. The forces are engaged in patrolling the area and...Show More Summary
Like everyone else this week, I was transfixed by the tragedy in Moore, Oklahoma. The devastation was quick and, in some neighborhoods, complete. I streamed local coverage of the event from KFOR and over the course of Monday afternoon noticed a narrative was developing. News outlets were looking for good, positive stories to report just a few hours after the...
Last week, animal control officer Michelle Smith of Anderson, SC, got a call about a dog in a ravine behind a Home Depot. She figured it was a local dog who got stuck -- she's seen that before. She followed the dog's bark through some heavy foliage and down steep embankment. Show More Summary
Following the appointment of a 30-year-old CEO last week, Japan’s social networking site Mixi, the local rival of Facebook in the country, has continued efforts to freshen up its image... Keep reading ?
Like clockwork, Stanley Roberts has churned out the latest edition in his ongoing chronicle of local people behaving terribly. As Stanley told SFist on the phone late last week, Bay to Breakers is "like my Christmas." Unfortunately for...Show More Summary
The world has more free-to-play MMORPGs than you can shake a stick at and most aren't interesting for long, but why not treat them like a tourist would? See the sights, join in local customs, then head off somewhere new. Add riding dragons...Show More Summary
Several Mahabad citizens arrested in February have been released on bail from Mahabad Prison over the past several weeks, a local source told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. Two detainees, Farough Samani and his cousin Reza Samani, however, remain in “temporary detention” in a state of limbo. Show More Summary
MONDAY Several great local acts play the Black Cat this week and two underrated R&B acts bring their star power to The Fillmore. Plus shows from JEFF the Brotherhood, Total Control and Futurebirds in this week's agenda. [ more › ]
The Munich Philharmonic supports its local club, which is playing in the Champions League final at Wembley next week. So they have recorded a mish-mash anthem for the occasion, conducted by their music director.
Random luck affects us all the time. Just last week, the sewer line backed up in my house. As it happened, a local plumbing company dropped off a coupon the next day, fixing our headache at a very reasonable cost. Conversely, several years ago, my brother called me to announce that my first niece was due to be born any minute. Show More Summary