There wasn't a more offensive punk band in the early '80s than The Meatmen. Even in a market cluttered by hardcore bands popping up in droves in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., the Lansing, Michigan, band, led by Tesco Vee (a third grade teacher born Robert Vermeulen), distinguished itself wit ... More >>
Local Movement Fights for Cottage Food Bill.
Even if European soccer owner Tom Hicks convinced Major League Baseball to inject the same screwy tables that govern soccer into America's pasttime your Texas Rangers wouldn't be a playoff team. But, alas, they wouldn't be relegated, either. If baseball were run according to European soccer ... More >>
I know the Texas Rangers swept the previously mighty Boston Red Sox and we're all atwitter about the American League West division race heading into August ... September ... maybe even October? But what if baseball were governed according to, say, European football standards? You know, the top ... More >>
Local artist Robin Ann Walker's painting -- which, I believe, is titled Skyscape -- will hang in a Ritz-Carlton suite. I am officially fascinated (right on the arm, said Groucho Marx). I've always wondered about folks who paint hotel-room art, and this morning I've discovered one -- who lives right ... More >>
Sometimes you find yourself wand'ring the streets of our fair city (in a car, of course) passing strip mall after strip mall (nail salon, retail postal outlet, doughut shop), McMansion after McMansion (second mortgage, whut whut!), panhandler after panhandler (they're always veterans, aren't they?), ... More >>
New Cafe Brazil owner has plans to expand--but not dramatically