Casual chain restaurants are given a lot of leeway with their decor. Want to put some college pennants on the wall? Go right ahead. A fake porthole on the bathroom? Sure, why not. A dirty old Squier Stratocaster hanging from the ceiling? That’s America, baby! Lynching photos? Slow your roll, my man.
The death of Cecil the Lion, slain by some bumpkin dentist whose life appears to now be hell, very quickly reached the point of hypothetical comparison, and today we keep moving down the line: eating chicken is “morally worse” than killing Cecil the Lion, says Vox’s Dylan Matthews. Now we must talk about why this is stupid.
Pope Francis accepted the resignations of two U.S. Catholic bishops today in the wake of a child sex abuse scandal in St. Paul, Minnesota. Archbishop John C. Nienstedt and Auxillary Bishop Lee A. Piché have quit their posts after Minnesota prosecutors charged the archdiocese with the “mishandling of repeated complaints of sexual misconduct against a priest,” per The New York Times.
New Glarus Brewing’s Spotted Cow beer is a Wisconsin institution, an easy-drinking cream ale that several reviewers say would be their regular summer beer ... if they could get it outside the state. The brewer is only licensed to distribute its limited supply of beer within Wisconsin, and the beer cops in neighboring Minnesota take that rule very seriously.
In bizarre, terrifying video released by the Maplewood, Min. Police Department Wednesday night, 68-year-old Charles Emmett Logan can be seen attacking St. John's Hospital staff with a metal pole as they frantically try to flee. After injuring four nurses, Logan reportedly ran out into the street, was tased by police, and died soon after.