US Jobless Claims: At five-year low.
The Second Pot Legalization Forum: Weigh in or just listen to other people talk about how it should be implemented tonight at 6 at City Hall.
Trouble With the Boring Machine: But we were promised no tunnel trouble!
UN Inquiry: Are US covert drone strikes that kill civilians war crimes?
The Voice of Charlie Brown Goes to Jail: For felony counts of making criminal threats (in Charlie Brown's voice?!) and stalking. The sentencing judge used the bwah-bwah-nonsense loudspeaker.
The Tallest Tower in 20 Years in Seattle: To start going up in the fall at Fifth and Columbia.
Also in Architecture: Do you see Spam in the proposed Sodo arena design? It wears the color of sidewalk vomit of a Sunday morning.
15,000 Crocodiles Have Escaped from a Farm: In flooding northern South Africa.
Obama Taps Mary Jo White, a Former Prosecutor, to Head the S.E.C.: Said to be sending a "strong signal" that Wall Street needs reforming. Believe it when you see it.
Seattle Is Having an Essentially Snowless Winter: And probably will continue that way.
The Ten Booker Prize Finalists: The list of authors includes Lydia Davis and Marilynne Robinson.
The Graffiti at the WTC Under Construction in NY: It will soon be covered over.
Carbs: How domesticated were domesticated.
82-Year-Old Bioethicist Says Fat-Shaming Will Work: If only people would start doing it. In a culture like this one, where acceptance of fat is so overwhelming, it's just soooo difficult to know whether shaming would work.
Love Is: Micro-moments of positivity resonance.
Video Hits Twitter: Plus, how to make steak tartare, told in six seconds.
Still, Callahan, a former smoker, argued that public shunning of those who lit up led to plunging rates of cigarette use. People were asked to smoke outside and told directly or indirectly that their “nasty” habit was socially unacceptable.
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