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Your Next Mayor, Councilwoman Cosgrove

Your Next Mayor, Councilwoman Cosgrove

Local television, radio and newspapers are calling the mayoral race for Republican Maribeth Cosgrove over incumbent Mayor Joseph Wilders. With 40 percent of precincts reporting as of 9:30pm, she has 53 percent of the vote. More details to come later tonight/tomorrow morning. All ordinances on the ballot except for the restaurant felony deal seem to…

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The City Desk’s Second Anniversary – China Plates Made of Cotton

The City Desk’s Second Anniversary – China Plates Made of Cotton

This week marks the second anniversary of The City Desk. Two years ago, I had an idea for a weird weblog/online fiction publication hybrid and have been lucky to have people come by to read it and even luckier to have found a massively talented bunch of contributors to build this fake city. In commemoration…

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It is an Honor Just to Nominate Yourself

I threw The City Desk’s hat into the ring for the Blogger’s Choice Awards. It’s nominated for two- the “Blogitzer” (for writing) and the Humor category. If you have a couple of minutes, and you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read here these last (almost) two years, please feel free to vote. There are also helpful linked…

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A brief nap

Due to various matters, The City Desk will be taking the next week or so off. In the meantime, please avail yourself of our archives, going back almost two years. They are available, either by date or category, to your right. Or, just start at the very beginning and browse, browse, browse away. Thank you…

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Don’t be Afraid of the Humpback Buses

Don’t be Afraid of the Humpback Buses

You may have noticed the City-Suburban Transit Authority’s fleet of buses are all starting to grow humps on their roofs. It is nothing to be alarmed about, since it is all part of the CSTA’s conversion to compressed natural gas-powered buses, something that sounds like an especially good idea with increased CSTA ridership (due to…

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A Letter From the Scientific Front- Mind Games

A Letter From the Scientific Front- Mind Games

A vague new academic discipline creates a bonafide new-media star. When Jack Arkush was a child, he would sometimes accompany his father downtown, where William Arkush was a mid-level advertising executive for the Kenner Agency. “He worked on campaigns for sporting goods, for eyewear,” Arkush says. “General-interest stuff that didn’t interest me.” What interested the…

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Smorgasbord: Like Comfortable, Expensive Sweat Pants

Smorgasbord: Like Comfortable, Expensive Sweat Pants

The Deluxe Diner High-end comfort food may be a trend that’s two years past its sell-by date, but don’t tell chef/owner Alexa Dupree that as her place still offers the best late-night finer-dining in the city. Their summer menu features the best fried green tomatoes ($14) this side of the Mason-Dixon line, cornmeal-crusted and perfectly…

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Friday Facts: Hooper Slaw, Sal’s Famous, Bloop

Friday Facts: Hooper Slaw, Sal’s Famous, Bloop

:: Number of consecutive weeks the Griswold Arthouse has featured Jaws as its “Friday Midnight Movie”: 1,664:: Number of “Jaws Burger” fried fish sandwiches sold at the adjacent President Heights Cafe’ during in that time: 41,679:: Percentage sold between the hours of 2 am and 5 am Saturday morning: 83:: Number of stars awarded the…

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The City Desk is now accepting submissions. Details may be found here.

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Friday Facts: YOU ARE NOW ALMOST HOME

Friday Facts: YOU ARE NOW ALMOST HOME

:: Word has it that the Journal-Clarion will be holding an online chat with the men portraying this year’s ceremonial “Three Hoboes” soon after they are announced. We will keep you posted. :: Date set for the demolition of the incomplete Elks Hall: January 25, 2008 :: How long the unfinished Neo-Gothic structure has sat…

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