- Tattoo Lu: Brookline artist inks Marvel, Star Wars characters
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Friday - 05/06/2016 - 02:47 AM
With a whining timbre akin to summer locusts, a tattoo gun’s needle punctures skin layers at a rate of 50 times per second. And although he’s sitting cross-legged on a couch in Brookline’s Wyld Chyld tattoo studio, Luis “Lu Skywalker” Valdovinos’ knees seem to shake about as fast, given that he’s on his third vat-sized can of Red Bull that day.
- Woman shot in home invasion; 3 others shot in separate incidents
Chicago Tribune, Friday - 05/06/2016 - 12:47 AM
A woman was seriously injured Thursday after being shot when three men broke into her apartment in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood as other shootings left three men injured, police said. The woman was in her garden apartment on the 5900 block of South Kenneth Avenue at 4 p.m. when the three men broke
- Fisherman rescued from Lake George, near dam
Chicago Tribune, Thursday - 05/05/2016 - 08:47 PM
Rescue workers pulled a fisherman from the water and revived him Thursday afternoon near the dam at Hobart's Lake George. Because the water was so cloudy, it took 10 to 15 minutes to find the man. More than 20 people, including Hobart firefighters, police, and sewage department lift station workers,
- Turkey's last shreds of balance are disappearing
Chicago Tribune, Thursday - 05/05/2016 - 02:47 PM
In the beginning, nearly 14 years ago, Recep Tayyip Erdogan chose a team of smart and qualified people to run Turkey with him. He now appears set to force out one of the last of that group -- Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu -- and replace him with someone more pliant.
- FDA brings e-cigarettes under federal authority
Minneapolis Star Tribune, Thursday - 05/05/2016 - 02:47 PM
- "To Get What You Want, Deserve What You Want"
Lifehacker, Thursday - 05/05/2016 - 02:00 PM
“Trust, success, and admiration are earned.” That’s the lesson in the quote above from investment expert Charlie Munger. As simple as it is, it bears repeating. Read more
- Self-confessed killer, `the punisher,' shakes up Philippine race
Chicago Tribune, Thursday - 05/05/2016 - 10:47 AM
In a year of global anti-establishment politics, Philippine voters appear ready for a renegade president: Self-confessed killer Rodrigo Duterte, a 71 year-old Viagra-chomping womanizer whose promise of a "bloody war" on crime has seen him race ahead in opinion polls. Duterte has been mayor of Davao
- Blood drives
The Herald-Mail, Thursday - 05/05/2016 - 07:00 AM
•Wednesday, May 4—American Red Cross Hagerstown, 1131 Conrad Court, Hagerstown, 12:30 to 6 p.m.•Thursday, May 5—Chambersburg First Church of God, 2230 Grand Point Road, Chambersburg, Pa., 11:30 a.m. t
- DC celebrates another year of record-breaking tourist crowds
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Wednesday - 05/04/2016 - 12:47 PM
More than 19 million U. S. tourists visited Washington in 2015, an increase of 1 million over the previous year and a record for the nation's capital as its tourism industry continues to make steady progress since the Great Recession. Foreign and domestic tourists spent a record $7.1 billion in Washington, according to data released Tuesday by Destination DC, the city's tourism bureau. Spending on hotels and retail increased, and tourism officials were particularly encouraged that spending on entertainment was up by 2.6 percent, suggesting visitors are being less cautious with their dollars than they were during the recession.
- Marla Jo Fisher: Die? Me? Not on your life
Orange County Register, Tuesday - 05/03/2016 - 08:47 PM
There’s nothing more rewarding than going out to my mailbox in the morning and finding it full of lovely letters and cards from my many friends. Well, it would be rewarding, if that ever happened. But, as you know, no one actually writes letters
- The Sit-Stand Cubby Workspace
Lifehacker, Tuesday - 05/03/2016 - 08:00 PM
Maybe you like to sit while you work, or you prefer to stand, or maybe you like the flexibility to do either, the way Jayson S does with this sit/stand workspace. It’s situated in a cubby with enough room to do both, as well as record some podcasts and space to spread out and get work done.
- Concerts in Tennessee to live-stream in Chicago
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Tuesday - 05/03/2016 - 02:15 PM
Three concerts will be live-streamed from Tennessee into high-traffic areas in Chicago later this month in what promoters are calling "the first long-distance concert of its kind." Performers in three Tennessee cities and the audience in Chicago will be able to see each other and interact thanks to a 360-degree, panoramic camera angle, according to the Tennessee Department of Tourism Development.
- LINDA C. BLACK HOROSCOPES for 5/3/16
Chicago Tribune, Tuesday - 05/03/2016 - 10:47 AM
Today's Birthday (05/03/16). Passion fuels you this year. Having fun with beloved people energizes. Reap shared financial rewards through disciplined efforts. New directions at work this spring lead to a two-year career spurt after summer. Realize a personal milestone before group changes hold