by Abe Sauer Adam Minter's Junkyard Planet, new this week from Bloombury Press, is available from all sorts of places: • Barnes & Noble • McNally Jackson • Amazon • Your local independent In addition, Minter is appearing tonight, November 13th, at 6 p.m. Show More Summary
This week's encore episode of Saturday Night Live with host Miley Cyrus averaged a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating in the 25 markets with local people meters
Are you ready to party, Boston? We're headed your way and there are still a few tickets available for this week's Pitch-off. We've lined up 20 amazing local companies to pitch their product to a few judges and 1,000 of TechCrunch's closest friends.
Nissan unveiled its replacement for the Dualis badge this week, with official photos and specs of the new Qashqai. The Qashqai will bring four engine options when it arrives in local showrooms next year, all of them turbocharged. Shifting to the global Qashqai badge has certainly sparked debate, but Nissan Australia thinks it’s a good move. Show More Summary
This week Americans in several cities and small towns decided to stop waiting for their putative “representatives” (whether in DC or their local statehouses) to, you know, “represent” their interests by legalizing cannabis for consumption by adults. Show More Summary
Portland, Maine voted this week to legalize marijuana. But Jacob Sullum notes that the ballot measure “merely eliminated local penalties for possession of up to two and and half ounces” and that under “state law, possessing pot in amounts below that cutoff remains a civil violation punishable by fines ranging from $350 to $1,000?: [I]f Question 1 (which officially takes […]
Apparently, there was an election this week. No one really noticed, as the election mostly covered local measures. In fact, so little attention was paid that the City of Sunnyvale, the proud home of LinkedIn, FindLaw, and numerous other tech heavyweights, tacked a measure onto the ballot that passed 66......
Chinese semen has been a hot topic in international and local media this week, after an expert confirmed the quality, and apparently "handsomeness" of sperm in Shanghai is decreasing in response to an official report linking China's ubiquitous pollution to infertility. [ more › ]
Earlier this week I tweeted that the topic of bullying and hazing isn't exactly in the wheelhouse of the local sports talk radio host. While there are smart individuals talking sports around the country, local sports talk radio is filled...Show More Summary
The sun may be about to set on production of Holden cars in Australia, with a report out this week claiming a document prepared for the local government, using information supplied by the General Motors brand, concluded that production of mass-market cars by the automaker was unviable. The document, which was leaked to the Adelaide Advertiser (via...
Last week, Laurie Anderson, Lou Reed’s widow, published a short but moving obit for the singer in her local newspaper, the East Hampton Star. This week, Rolling Stone is running yet another obit from Anderson. It’s much longer and that...Show More Summary
Pastor Steven Furtick of Elevation Church in North Carolina remains in the media this week as the local television news station that previously disclosed the Christian minister's 16,000-square-foot home has obtained an internal report from his multi-campus ministry that shows the Charlotte megachurch has plans for further expansion.
Animal activists had a minor victory last week when they saved more than 1,000 kittens from a meat-processing plant in Wuxi, Jiangsu province. This victory was followed by a slight step backwards, however, when local authorities took...Show More Summary
Last week, it snowed in Flagstaff, Arizona, marking an unusually early start to winter. As households cranked up their electric heaters, the local utility, Arizona Public Service, released additional power onto the grid. But this wasn't the typical power produced by a coal or natural gas power plant. Show More Summary
As I am hosting Weekend Herb Blogging this week I thought I'd focus another local ingredient with IGP status - Hazelnuts.As part of the Truffle Festival, from Friday to Sunday in Piazza Risorgimento, we've been able to savour their taste...Show More Summary
Gina Raimondo Rhode Island Treasurer Gina Raimondo, nominally a Democrat, is, as Forbes' Ted Siedle puts it, the private equity industry's choice: [...] to be the public face of their local, as well as national campaign to supposedly...Show More Summary
For parents of small children with long weekends to fill, time is measured not only in weeks and months and seasons but in the endless epochs during which a single children’s animated movie rules local theaters. This fall has been the Era of Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2; that animated film was released Sept. Show More Summary
The Chisago County Republican Party in Minnesota came under fire this week after it posted (and later removed) a Facebook post invoking the slave trade in order to condemn abortion.
I had this grand plan of setting up a bunch of posts while Mayra and I jetted off with Rebecca from Just About Married to Cabo to explore some of the amazing venues and locales (more on that trip next week). Of course, no such thingShow More Summary
Gonzalo Galván is a young footballer for Villa Santillán in Tucumán, Spain, and this week the teenager has found himself turned into a minor celebrity on local TV. Galván has become famous for being a dead-ringer for Arsenal’s Mesut Özil, so Spanish TV show Pequeño crack decided to have a interview with the boy. Like Arsenal’s Özil, Galván plays with [...]