This would have surprised me no matter who had turned it up, but there was a special irony in learning that illegal music downloads "aren't hurting the music industry" from a beleaguered print magazine's free-news arm:
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Some bees in France are producing blue honey, and the bee people have traced the source of the Smurfness to a nearby biogas plant that processes waste from an M&M factory. The bees are producing blue and green honey because they're picking up the bright-colored, sugary waste.
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It's almost time to pop the cork on your favorite bottle of bubbly (and surely anyone reading this column will know that beer is bubbly too). That means it's time for Hophead's contribution to City of Ate's endless stream of Year In Review posts. While I may not have sampled all of them (some hav ... More >>
The Paulas and the Bobbys and the (ugh) Rachaels better watch their beaters. A new crop of food stars are shaking up the old "if you cook it, they will watch" formula with new concepts, insider tips and sheer, unadulterated gluttony. Oh, and one of these up-and-comers is even giving that blond guy ... More >>
A welcome touch of class this morning courtesy the Dallas Opera, which tonight bows its production of Gaetano Donizetti's lyric tragedy in three acts, Roberto Devereux. (Had plans to go, but, well, for those about rock and so forth.) Yet again, the Opera has smartly used YouTube to offer myriad prev ... More >>