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UNCLEAR ON THE CONCEPT Wednesday, December 17, 2014
A 34-year-old man was arrested at a Tesco supermarket in Bar Hill, England, on Nov. 12 when he entered the store and threatened employees by showing them a photograph of a gun.
FARM-TO-TABLE-TO-MORTUARY Wednesday, December 17, 2014
As young professionals have embraced urban neighborhoods, locally grown produce has proliferated in community (and even backyard) gardens and is thought to be healthier than pesticide-laden commercial produce. However, the New York Post revealed in …
FILET OF DOG Wednesday, December 17, 2014
A passerby shooting video in November outside Lucky River Chinese restaurant in San Francisco caught an employee banging large slabs of frozen meat on the sidewalk, an effort, said the manager, to defrost them. A KPIX-TV reporter, visiting the …
WAIT, WHAT? Wednesday, December 17, 2014
In November, a clothing store on Yabao Road in Beijing was criticized for posting a sign, "Chinese Not Admitted," on its door. An employee told Beijing Youth Daily newspaper that no one should believe "we Chinese look down upon ourselves. But some …
RECURRING THEME Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Two men were arrested easily in Silver City, New Mexico, in December. Thieves broke into Javalina Coffee House downtown and dragged away the ATM behind their truck. With the help of a witness — and especially gouge marks in the street running from …
ARMED AND CLUMSY (ALL-NEW!) Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Ralik Hansen, 28, suspected in a dramatic New York City jewelry robbery, heard a knock at the door of a Brooklyn home in October, squeezed down under a couch and accidentally shot himself to death. He thought he was hiding from police; it was a …
When Mayor Alvin Brown called me after the City Council approved a long-debated pension deal 16-3, he was in an expansive mood. And why wouldn't he be? He'd just scored the biggest victory of his administration. He did the requisites: He lauded …
Some activists say they captured on tape what could be construed as police misconduct. The cops confiscated their cameras, and haven't given them back
THE NAZIS, THE CUMMER & THE ART OF THE STEAL Wednesday, December 10, 2014
What happened after the Cummer discovered that one of its most treasured paintings had been stolen by the Nazis during WWII, and now the rightful owners wanted it back.
TAPPIN’ THAT BRASS Wednesday, December 10, 2014
This holiday season, yuletide delights of melodious joy, hurled into the heavens by the brass blunderbusses of a veritable army of tubists, again grace our land! Lovers of seasonal music and …