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Local Mall Commercial: The Best (Worst?) of All Time

While Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" video is dominating the headlines this week, she's got nothing on this girl in Missouri and her affinity for her local mall. An ad for the East Hills Mall in St. Joseph, Mo., has everything you could...Show More Summary

Singapore: Travel Through Time With Raffles Singapore?s New Timeline Cocktail Menu

8 hours agoTravel / Hotels : HotelChatter

It's no secret that we love drinking in hotels here at HotelChatter. In fact, hotels might be our favorite "local." So all this week and next, we'll be pouring out some drinks for you during our second Hotel Cocktail Week(s) -- newly-expanded because there?s just so many drinks to share. Show More Summary

Survey Finds 60% of Consumers Visit Facebook Pages Before Buying in Stores

17 hours agoMedia / New Media : Screenwerk

Last week Gannett’s G/O Digital released a new consumer study based on a survey of 1,000 US adults who were “interested in buying products and services from local/small businesses.” The purpose of the survey was to see how these consumers engaged with local businesses (and ads) on Facebook and how they used Facebook in their […]

Indicted Texas Governor Perry to turn himself in for fingerprints, photo

18 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

Texas Governor Rick Perry plans to turn himself in to authorities for fingerprinting and a mug shot on Tuesday after he was indicted by a jury in the state last week on two felony charges of abusing power, local news reports said. Perry...Show More Summary

Hottest Trainer 2014: Hot Trainer #7: Emily Susen

19 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

Welcome to Racked Boston's search for the city's hottest trainer. Over the coming weeks, we'll profile eight smoking locals—fitness experts who not only look hot in spandex, but can make you look amazing too. Once you've gotten to know everyone,...

SNITCH ALERT! New Black Panther Leading Protests in St. Louis Is Police Informant

The FBI last week identified Chawn Kweli of the New Black Panthers Party as an agitator seeking to trigger violence against local Ferguson police. This was reported last week. FBI confirmed document that says new black panther leader is in … Continue reading ?

Stave Off September: 6 Ideas for Family Fun in LA This Weekend

September is two weeks away, so we must revel in every last summery moment. This week, we've unearthed some great picks for everyone in the family: a giant rubber duck, a Frozen sing along, and a cool event where local artists lead a workshop with their own children. Visit us online for more!

Your Monday Morning Coffee? Cocktails

It's no secret that we love drinking in hotels here at HotelChatter. In fact, hotels might be our favorite "local." So all this week and next, we'll be pouring out some drinks for you during our second Hotel Cocktail Week(s) -- newly-expanded because there?s just so many drinks to share. Show More Summary

John Oliver Tackles Pointless Police Militarization in Ferguson

The police response to protesters in Ferguson, Mo., raised a lot more questions than it answered, and John Oliver took aim at one of the biggest on Sunday's Last Week Tonight: Why the hell does a local police force have all this military-grade equipment? Read more...

MO Governor Calls in National Guard to #Ferguson After Bashing Local Cops

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon (Democrat) called in the National Guard to Ferguson after a week of looting and violence. This comes after the Governor attacked local police for their “aggressive” actions to the rioting and looting on the street. Now, … Continue reading ?

How the Defense Industry Convinced Congress to Militarize Local Cops

The Ferguson, Missouri, police department's display of armored cars, officers in riot gear, and assault rifles over the past week shocked Americans who didn't realize how much military equipment is now available to local police departments. Show More Summary

Missouri Gov. Nixon: ‘Thunderstruck’ by Images of Militarized Police

2 days agoNews : Mediaite

Embattled Missouri Governor Jay Nixon (D) answered charges from ABC News' Martha Raddatz on Sunday morning's This Week about the over-militarization of local and county police forces in response to protests over the shooting of Michael Brown.

Tensions Reescalate In Ferguson One Week After Michael Brown's Death

  Tensions between protesters and local police re-escalated one week after Ferguson, MO, police officer Darren Wilson reportedly shot and killed unarmed teenager Michael Brown, with witnesses saying a sudden display of militarized force early Saturday morning disrupted what had been up to that point a peaceful day of protesting. [ more › ]

Ashley Richardson: Mom Jailed For Getting Groceries As Her Four Kids Played in Park

Ashley Richardson is a struggling mom of four kids, ranging from six years old to eight, who found herself behind bars this week after she let her children walk to a local park while she went to get food for her family at a nearby food bank. Richardson faces four counts of negligent child abuse

Against Any Further US Intervention in Iraq

Earlier this week we posted Donnchadh Mac an Ghoill’s interview with Sadiq Al Timimi on the current conflict in Iraq, in historical, local, and international contexts. Given the mounting ex post facto justifications for another round of heightened US military intervention in Iraq, already well underway and with no defined limit in either the scope […]

Chicagoist's Beer Of The Week: Local Option's Voku Hila

While we weren't too enthusiastic about the drop in temperatures this week, we were able to find something suitable to drink that made us forget the weather for a while. [ more › ]

This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Amazon Register, Skully, And Summer Time-Sinks

This week, Amazon announced a Square competitor in the form of the Amazon Local Register, undercutting Square’s transaction fee. Meanwhile, the makers of the Skully smart motorcycle helmet finally opened up the pre-order, setting the Indiegogo record for the fastest funded company to hit $1 million in pre-orders. Show More Summary

House Dem Readies Bill to Demilitarize Local Police

Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) announced Thursday that he plans to file legislation aimed at stemming the militarization of local police -- something on full display this week in Ferguson, Missouri, where officers in riot gear have been showering largely peaceful protesters with tear gas and rubber bullets. Show More Summary

S.C. woman arrested for cursing in front of kids — and later receives apology 

A South Carolina woman was locked up for cussing in front of her kids at a local supermarket, just three weeks after moving to the area from Ohio.

Taylor Swift Stops at the Smile; Pink Hangs at the Surf Lodge

Swift also went to Telepan Local. This week, the usual crowd flocked to the Hamptons — the Sterns, the Baldwins — while the younger set stayed in the city, visiting restaurants like Tamarind, Stanton Social, and Tao Downtown. Read all about it, straight ahead. Show More Summary

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