Certified organic, with the roasting date inked in by hand. Now that's artisanal!
If you're a coffee fanatic, it calls for a little celebration every time a new coffee roaster hits town. In the last couple of years, we've seen the arrival of Stumptown (Portland), Intelligentsia (Chicago), and Blue ... More >>
Three women received the Nobel Peace Prize today at a ceremony in Oslo. Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, social worker Leymah Gbowee, and Yemeni journalist and activist Tawakkul Karman were all "chosen for their non-violent struggle against injustice, sexual violence and repression." ... More >>
DNA Info today reports on the "Times Square of the future," which, in a bit of a pleasant surprise, seems less Disney-esque and more darkness, concrete, and simplicity, at least on the ground, removing old curbs and sidewalks to create a continuous pedestrian walkway. Overall, this is being d ... More >>
As you probably heard, someone bombed downtown Oslo, Norway and shot up kids in nearby Utoya, killing 93 people. it turns out that the suspect is not a jihadist but an anti-jihadist -- Anders Behring Breivik, a real deport-them-all, Norway-for-the-Norwegians type who denounced "multiculturalism," "p ... More >>
Anders Behring Breivik, the far-right Christian extremist who killed at least 93 people in two coordinated attacks in Norway yesterday, has admitted to his crimes and says he acted alone. He has commented via a lawyer, Geir Lippestad: "He has said that he believed the actions were atrocious, but ... More >>
viaAnders Behring Breivik, the suspected Norway killer. The death toll from yesterday's horrific violence in Norway is now reported to be 91, mostly from the youth camp shootings on Utoya island. At the camp, at least 84 people died, some as young as 16. The bombing in Oslo killed 7 and injured 9 ... More >>
Utoya Island. New details have emerged around yesterday's massacre of 92 people in Norway, by alleged right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik. Breivik, 32, is in custody and has been charged with crimes related to terrorism. Breivik killed at least 85 people, mostly young people, at a youth c ... More >>
Don't let all the trolls in the window scare you away from Nordic Delicacies.
When the Norwegians - and later, other Scandinavians - arrived in Bay Ridge late in the 19th century, they loved its open countryside and expansive views of the ocean. The Narrows of the Lower Harbor, now spanned ... More >>
Norwegian marathon legend (and local running hero) Grete Waitz has died in Oslo of cancer. She was 57.
"For her to pass away, the greatest female athlete our sport has seen, to pass away on the day of the Boston Marathon is fitting," said Tracy Sundlun, Vice President of the marathon produci ... More >>
Obama: He's given up smoking, but not the holy, sacred search for peace.President Obama accepted the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo last night. He acknowledged that previous recipients had been "far more deserving of this honor than I," defended Afghanistan as a "just war" and claimed "the instruments of ... More >>
Apparently somebody thinks promising to close Gitmo and stop torture, making a speech to the Arab world, and in general not being so much of a dick as most recent Presidents deserves the Nobel Peace Prize.
What do we know? Maybe all previous winner Muhammad Yunus' microlending doesn't have ... More >>
Dark Meat at last year's SXSW, photo by Rebecca Smeyne
See, it's totally lame, don't worry, you're not missing a thing
South by Southwest just firebombed everybody's inboxes with a partial list of names playing this year's barbecue-and-booze blitz. A quick scan reveals the midsize marquee names to ... More >>