Kerflump, kerflump, kerflump. Hear that? It's the sound of Texas Governor Rick Perry riding an imaginary steed to New York and Connecticut, where he's set to launch a four-day tour next week in an attempt to herd local business back to Texas. Perry, whose presidential bid tripped up over an ad crit ... More >>
The Voice reported yesterday that the U.S. Department of Justice, backed by Barack Obama's administration, has started to crackdown on landlords who lease space to medical marijuana dispensaries -- and is threatening them with eviction. Now, news reports out of California indicate that federal auth ... More >>
Have chefs finally had it with Yelpers? In Sacramento, the chef/owner of Formoli's Bistro wiled out on Facebook about a negative Yelp review of his restaurant: "To Chriuh C. from the wonderful site yelp! please pay attention, every review you post involves dinner with mommy and daddy. Apparently, ... More >>
Last night, I noticed this excerpt from a Canadian interview show, and boy, did it bring back memories. It's a priceless reaction by actor Kim Coates when he's asked about Battlefield Earth by CBC show host George Stroumboulopoulos (who mercifully goes by "Strombo"). I mean, imagine having that mov ... More >>
Hard at work on his eighth novel, Deadwood author Pete Dexter still packs a punch
Diageo has announced that it's relocating the production of Red Stripe beer from Jamaica to the U.S., but only for U.S. consumption. Red Stripe distributed in Jamaica, Brazil, Canada, and Europe will continue to be made on the Caribbean island. [Mutineer] Familia Camarena Tequila has gotten ... More >>
Last week the Congressional fight over America's debt ceiling became a full-blown hostage situation, with Republicans demanding, in exchange for what has been during previous Administrations a pro-forma procedure, major budget concessions from Democrats -- and getting them. At this writing, there s ... More >>
Nineteen fast food chains, including Burger King, Chili's, IHOP, and Friendly's, plan to start offering healthy food options in their kids' meals. [ABC News] Beat the summer heat with Mark Bittman's four takes on icy pop -- that's Popsicles to the plebes -- including fruity, savory, creamy, ... More >>
Buffalo Trace's Single Oak Project may be the Holy Grail of bourbons: it was aged in barrels made from 96 hand-selected trees. [Washington Post] BAMA Vodka is donating all profits from its May and June sales to help victims of the storms that raged through Alabama in April. [Sacramento Bee] ... More >>
No one put it quite this way, but you get the feeling that the old guard boxing culture understands that with Oscar De La Hoya's retirement -- and this time it would appear to be for real -- that an era has come to an end. Boxing will continue to be a major sport in the U.S., but increasingly ... More >>
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