Rick Perry's Texas is a job-makin', low-taxin' oasis of economic growth. It's also a fantasy.
Foxconn, makers of the iPhone as well as products for Sony, Nokia, Dell and Hewlett Packard, plans to automate much of its manufacturing load. Last year they doubled wages after more than a dozen workers at its plant in southern China committed suicide. It was so bad, the factory had to insta ... More >>
Padma Lakshmi's custody battle with baby-daddy Adam Dell is heating up as Dell reveals the Top Chef mom had hoped billionaire Teddy Forstmann was Krishna's biological father. [NY Post] Gabriel Stulman of Joseph Leonard, Jeffrey's Grocery, and now Fedora has created not only a series of popul ... More >>
Albert Michael/StartraksHoly Krishna! It's a fight over baby.The happy image of Padma and child may be at odds with the custody battle surrounding the 11-month-old Krishna. Per the New York Post, baby daddy Adam Dell is suing Padma Lakshmi for custody of their baby, whom he reportedly only ge ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. October 14, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 41 films in focus By Andrew Sarris Who would have thought a few years back that in 1971 Peter Bogdanovich would be traveling first-class on the express train of film history while Dennis Hopper was bummi ... More >>
david.niknvscanon/FlickrBees, the right color.Remember the story about the mysteriously red bees? Well -- big surprise -- it turns out that bees are just as drawn to artificial sweeteners as humans are. Bees from several local hives were caught dipping into the red maraschino cherry juice at ... More >>
Fiji Water is shutting down its operations on the island due to a tax hike imposed by Fiji's government. The company is owned by billionaire investors Lynda Resnick and Stewart Resnick, who also own POM Wonderful. [Wall Street Journal] Burger King's monthlong "King of the Road" bus tour has ... More >>
Richard Chamberlain contemplates the challenge of gentrification. Yes, the star of Dr. Kildare and Shogun has joined the cast of the feature length gentrification comedy We Are The Hartmans, alongside drag king Murray Hill and drag queen Linda Simpson--not to mention Dell dude Ben Curtis--and ... More >>
In praise of two great records from California's pre-eminent surf-fuzz power couple
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Each Thursday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power. A-Team novelizations Small But Deadly Wars; When You Comin' Back, Range Rider?; Old ... More >>
Each Thursday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power. One of Our Agents is Missing & The Mongol Mask Author: David St. John, aka E. ... More >>
"Gaza medics in the line of fire," from Al Jazeera Congratulations to the New York Times. The word "war" made it into a front-page story this morning about Israel's war on Gaza. Ethan Bronner's piece even sports the word in its headline: "Gaza War Role Is Political Lift for Ex-Premier." As I ... More >>
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