Mapping Main Street

Main Street USA; it is a staple of political rhetoric, we are told of its suffering at the hands of big box retailers, but where exactly is Main Street and what does it look like? … Read More

McDonald’s Japan’s “America Burgers”

Texas, Hawaii, New York and California. That seems somewhat broad to describe America doesn’t it? Well, to the folks over at McDonald’s Japan that seems just about right when it comes to flavor profiling. … Read More

Spare A thought For the “Un-Traditional”

I’m back in Australia for the first time in many years and after reading many of my dear American friend’s Facebook updates and twitter feeds about Thanksgiving it led me to ponder the holiday. … Read More

Home Sweet Ashram

As the economy twists and turns, Hindu hermitages are finding that people are seeking them out not only as a place to go for a week of meditation, but also as a place to live. One ashram in Honesdale, Penn., charges $3,000 a year to live there in addition to working in the kitchen. … Read More

“Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration”

Ok, anyway my focus for this blog is 99%. It’s from the people behind Behance (A free platform for the world’s leading creative professionals) …their last conference was “productivity-themed” and I guess they taken their own advice because they have recently re-launched the 99% site as a resource chock block full of articles, interviews, tips… … Read More

Not So Hip Chicas…

The first Latina character I saw as a child set the stage for every other young Latina character I would come across on television, movies, and in the music industry: Rosie Perez as Gloria in “White Men Can’t Jump”. For … Read More

The Family That Wears Snuggies Together…

Described as living in the “strange hinterland between the awesome and the horrific” there will be a Snuggie Pub-Crawl in Chicago on Saturday April 18th. Drunk people stumbling around in Snuggies – my friends…that is my idea of a good … Read More

Menudo Served Here!

Catering to a specific niche market has always been risky business for larger retailers, but at a time when trying to satisfy everyone is harder than ever, one grocer decided to go all out – in only one direction. Shutting … Read More

Pictures of You and Us

“Pictures of You: Images from Iran”, a photography exhibit by Colorado based artist Tom Loughlin, challenges us to see past the political and ideological differences that exist between the US and Iran and see what the Iranian people truly are…People. … Read More

Faces Of Evil: A Family Portrait We Would Prefer To Not be Part of

Hans Weishäupl’s new photography book and exhibition, “ Faces of  Evil” is a somber commentary on the connections that we all share. These photographic reconstructions of the world’s most infamous dictators were produced using the facial features of persons who … Read More