Protesters returned to downtown Beirut on Sunday to demand that the government resign over its inability to remove enormous heaps of garbage from the city’s streets.
Are you relatively new to this bustling metropolis? Don’t be shy about it, everyone was new to New York once upon a time, except, of course, those battle-hardened residents who’ve lived here their whole lives and Know It All. One of these lifers works among us at Gothamist—publisher Jake Dobkin grew up in Park Slope and still resides there. He is now fielding questions—ask him anything by sending an email here, but be advised that Dobkin is “not sure you guys will be able to handle my realness.” We can keep you anonymous if you prefer; just let us know what neighborhood you live in. [ more › ]
Canadian actress Ellen Page took a fellow Canadian to task today, confronting Texas senator Ted Cruz over LGBT issues. [ more › ]
The original script for ‘Straight Outta Compton’ did depict Dr. Dre violently attacking journalist Dee Barnes—but it got cut. [ more › ]
Prime Minister Tsipras has announced early elections in an effort to quell rebellion within his party. Many left-wing lawmakers are disappointed with what they see as Tsipras’ surrender to creditors’ demands.
The second case of plague diagnosed in less than a month has been traced to Yosemite National Park in California. Park authorities have closed down a section of the park and urged caution.
Mohammad Allan has called off his 65-day hunger strike. The Islamist detainee, who awoke from a coma this week, made the announcement through his lawyer after Israel’s High Court lifted his detention.
The U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees said Tuesday that there is a typhoid outbreak among civilians from a besieged Palestinian refugee camp on the outskirts of the Syrian capital, with at least six confirmed cases.