Idris Elba As James Bond? 'I'd Consider It,' Actor... →
I’M TELLING YOU!!
Malcolm Gladwell on Bruce Ratner, the Brooklyn... →
At the very moment the commissioner of the NBA is holding up the New Jersey Nets as a case study of basketball’s impoverishment, the former owner of the team is crowing about 10 percent returns and the new owner is boasting of “explosive” profits. After the end of last season, one imagines that David Stern gathered together the league’s membership for a crash course on...
It was getting to be 7 o’clock and you don’t want school buses...– Police Lt. Jim Sweatt, on the black bear killed in Portland this morning. Secondary key quote: “The meat will be distributed to soup kitchens.”
egryan asked: My car was vandalized when I was working in Hyde Park (the windshield was smashed). At the time, I was living in Wicker Park and it was after dark so I wanted to drive home. Took the Chicago cops 2 hours to get to me and then they made me wait in the back of their car while they filled out the report. Then they stopped filling out the report and watched an episode of The Wire. An entire...
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Please don’t change and force me to read about things I don’t want to read about, and inadvertently send emails to people I don’t want to email, and generally pull me down a rabbithole of oversharing to my overly connected digital world.
allegedlyofcourse: You can give a man the death penalty for killing a cop with no evidence, but give a cop 2 years for killing a man with video footage of the murder.
We Have No Idea Who’s Right: Criticizing “he said,... →
Buffalo Grove students protest cookie price hike —... →
“By doubling the prices, they effectively cut the overall happiness by 50 percent,” said senior Miguel Melgar, one of the protest organizers. “Happiness can be measured in units and those units are measured in cookies.” Teenagers are awesome.
Hazel M. Johnson, 1935-2011 - Chicago Tribune →
Hazel Johnson came up in this article about new efforts by her daughter Cheryl to hold corporations to air and water contamination limits in Southeast Chicago. I always like learning about badass environmentalists who are also female and black!
toasterwaffles asked: Hey buddy, how's it going?
Mexico: two tortured, murdered as warning to those... →
Shit is really, really real in Mexico.
Rick Perry’s Juvie Record | Mother Jones →
Texas’ Deputy Attorney General for Criminal Justice, Don Clemmer, later testified that his office didn’t have the resources to investigate allegations of sexual abuse at a TYC facility in Ward County because at the time the local agent was busy investigating charges of voter fraud by a 68-year-old Hispanic woman.
The art of the slow build Outkast | Liberation
Georgia mother arrested over 14-month-old's... →
Submitted to the #WTFFiles on @racialicious.
Erykah Badu wants to be a midwife | Toronto Sun →