This week in the Voice, out today: Pete Kotz examines Mitt Romney's brand of capitalism, and finds that it represents everything you hate about America's economic system: "His specialty was flipping companies -- or what he often calls 'creative destruction.' It's the age-old theory that the new must ... More >>
Last week, journalists and software designers were treated to a preview of Microsoft's latest operating system: Windows 8. The preview was held at Microsoft's Build conference in Anaheim, and those in attendance report a wildly different Windows. CNN calls it "radical" and CNET says it will b ... More >>
It's been some time now since Britney Spears was plucked from her pleasant Louisiana life and transformed into the world's foremost pop-robot. The seductive ...Baby One More Time came out twelve years ago, it's success crowning Britney as the prototypical, twenty-first century pop star. In the years ... More >>
via Newport Beach PatchA professional clown in California has been arrested for kidnapping and raping a 12-year-old girl in 2002. All while wearing his clown makeup and mask. According to the Daily News:
If ever you wanted an excuse to truck out to Long Island's Nassau Coliseum, home to perennial NHL doormats the New York Islanders, this'd be it: Lil Wayne's I Am Music II tour, costarring Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj, Mixmaster Mike, and indomitable rapper accessory Travis Barker, is coming to town ... More >>
First, there was Minnesota. Then it was Anaheim. And, of course, through it all, there's always the good laugh at Boston's expense.
And while I'm well-versed in spitting vitriol at New England, I'm less inclined to do the same for a midwest city that's never really done wrong by me, or a we ... More >>
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NEW YORK YANKEES ON SWEEPING THE AMERICAN LEAGUE DIVISION SERIES!
Instead of a straight recap, we're doing it running-diary style. Because years from now when I'm locked up and under observation for some new breed of manic psychosis, these entries will be invaluable to ... More >>
What are the prerequisites for getting "he's human after all" exemptions? Because there are a lot of stars and legends out there...but only certain people get this said about them with some degree of frequency. I think everybody should only get one.
Like, from birth. You don't assume anyone ... More >>
Comes now the classic Pulitzer-bait multi-part epic from the New York Times, a deep look at the folks living on a single cul-de-sac in Southern California as they weather a housing bust in a deep recession. The series, which currently has no end in sight, is modestly tagged "Beth Court" and inclu ... More >>
Samuelsson's vegetable soup
Last week, we brought you a recipe from Marcus Samuelsson's first book, The Soul of a New Cuisine. Samuelsson, of Aquavit, has a new cookbook coming out this October called New American Table. The new book is quite different from the first, which focused on the flavors ... More >>