One of human evolution's oft-ignored benefits is a man's ability to conveniently piss on whatever tree, shrub, brush pile, patch of concrete, patch of grass, building facade, or garbage can happens to be at hand. It's liberating. But with great freedom comes danger. One potential pitfall was made c ... More >>
Recently a few of us at the Observer gathered with the task of testing pizza-dipping sauces from five major chains. As we often do around here, we like to embrace food shame and, if the stars align, maybe discover a hidden gastronomic gem. Not everyone was up for this particular test though. Some ... More >>
See also: The fans of A-Kon. I don't really know why I asked to cover A-Kon, the annual anime convention in Dallas, other than I support like-minded people coming together to share a common passion, the exception being those who burn crosses and wear red arm bands. I had no idea what to expect fro ... More >>
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