In this week’s Green Felt Journal, I take a look at one of the entrepreneurs who is shaking things up on the Strip: Jonathan Fine is a case in point. Fine—who operates some of the Strip’s hottest midmarket nightspots—comes from one of the most illustrious families in Las Vegas: His grandfather, Hank Greenspun, founder of […]
Bill Diss is the pro-life teacher who was fired this week after a local school board in the liberal bastion of Portland, Oregon was upset he dared to kick Planned Parenthood out of his classroom. But the pro-life movement isn’t content to let Diss deal with the firing without support. Pro-life advocate Jimmy Nolan has […]
Anju Kushwawa, a 28-year-old mother in India, delivered 9 babies at home on Sunday night before delivering a 10th at a local hospital, setting a record in the country. She was around 12 weeks pregnant and all of the babies passed away...Show More Summary
During the past week I have studied various information sources on the subject of: Local Economics in various cities where an unskilled Black man used to be able to find employment The formation of street gangs to fill the void thatShow More Summary
Manchester City have taken a small victory in their local rivalry with Manchester United after it was confirmed that Kjetil Haug had signed for the Etihad outfit this week. Haug has earned comparisons to ex-United and City No. 1 Peter...Show More Summary
In his weekly Sunday night column, "The Media Equation," New York Times reporter David Carr seemed to pronounce AOL local news network Patch dead. His headline: " AOL Chief’s White Whale Finally Slips His Grasp." His lede: "Tim Armstrong,...Show More Summary
Union leaders in Puget Sound exercise veto power over rand and file members Machinists union members in Puget Sound are “outraged” their local leaders did not give them the chance to vote on a final offer from Being last week. If members...Show More Summary
This week's episode of Saturday Night Live with host John Goodman and musical guest Kings of Leon averaged a 2.1 adults 18-49 rating in the 25 markets with local people meters
We may have known it was coming, but that didn’t make it any easier to hear… Holden has announced its intentions to cease manufacturing in Australia, with 2017 being the carmaker’s final year on home soil. So with Ford and now Holden...Show More Summary
In the last week, the Chinese government announced a series of subsidies for the local shipping market. In general the program has as follows: Chinese shipowners who scrap their Chinese-flagged [...]
Social, local, mobile was Johnston Press’s plan for survival when CEO Ashley Highfield sought to stabilise the newspaper group’s finances and future in April 2012. It’s not a unique pitch. Most newsprint owners are investing heavilyShow More Summary
Despite the rising ubiquity of disc-shaped Chinese buildings, the "lucky coin"-shaped Guangdong Plastic Exchange HQ that's set to open next week in Guangzhou, China, isn't going over too well with locals. One resident sums up the $157M building as an...
This week, a local news network app called Circle sky-rocketed to the top of Apple's App Store charts. But, as Valleywag pointed out, the app was incredibly spammy in the way it asked you to invite all your Facebook friends to try out the service. Show More Summary
Remember when Apple and Foxconn pledged to improve working conditions, increase wages and limit work weeks to 60 hours? Turns out they're still working on that. According to a recent investigation by China's Fair Labor Association, Hon Hai Precision...
File this one under local boy makes good… Junior Sisk accepted a major award this week in his hometown of Rocky Mount, VA, where the Town Council have declared this as Junior Sisk Week. The bluegrass balladeer was also presented with a key to the […]
Welcome to Curbed's new series, The Landmarks. Once a week Curbed will take a look at one of the many San Francisco landmarks, listed either locally or on the National Register of Historic Places. Landmarks will be chosen at random,...
Police arrested four journalists on December 3, 2013, and detained them for nearly a week for covering a peaceful protest in the capital of the semi-autonomous republic of Somaliland, according to local journalists and human rights organizations....
The women’s health organization Planned Parenthood has found itself under assault in recent years. Laws passed in states like Texas, which recently became one of 13 states to ban abortion after 20 weeks, will now shutter many local Planned Parenthood clinics. Show More Summary
( ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar) — Local authorities in Madagascar say 20 people have died since last week because of what they suspect to be an outbreak of bubonic plague. Police in the northwestern district of Mandritsara said Wednesday the deceased could not be treated in time. Show More Summary
R.W. Baird & Co.’s Internet analyst Colin Sebastian today offers some thoughts after attending the “Leading in Local” advertising conference in San Francisco this week, a conference that suggested to him “local advertising and commerce remain meaningful growth opportunities in the sector,” and that Google (GOOG), eBay (EBAY), and Facebook (FB) all stand to benefit. [...]