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In Photo Exhibition, the Poor of 1935 Have Much to Say to the Poor of 2010new

When Colleen McDannell first began curating Picturing Faith: Religious America in Government Photography 1935-1943, an exhibition of photographs from the last economic depression, we were not in the current one.
New Haven Advocate  |  Mark Oppenheimer  |  01-26-2010  |  Art

SOLE Food: Eating Organically (and Responsibly) on a Food-Stamp Budgetnew

Given this brave new economy and our financially fragile place within it, when feeding my family do I now have to choose between my beliefs and my budget? Only one way to find out.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Michelle Gienow  |  10-13-2009  |  Food+Drink

Animated Cartoon: Obamanomics 101

Obama says we're losing fewer jobs. Because, of course, there are fewer jobs left to lost.
Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  09-27-2009  |  Cartoons

Cartoon: Recovery is at Handnew

Each month, fewer jobs are lost than the month before. Which is because there are fewer jobs left to lose.
Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  09-23-2009  |  Cartoons

College Guide: College During a Recession is as Bad as it Seemsnew

Four students, ranging from junior college to the just-graduated, weigh in on how the college experience is different during a recession.
North Bay Bohemian  |  Daniel Hirsch, Jackie Johansen, Cassandra Landry and Denis Lindsay  |  08-20-2009  |  Culture

The Economy of Las Vegas' Dining Scene Remains Strongnew

Only the stodgiest observer will hesitate to call Vegas a great restaurant city. It is a food destination, one constructed in unique haste without the strongest foundation. Could it all come crumbling down in this economic free fall? Nope.
Las Vegas Weekly  |  Brock Radke  |  07-17-2009  |  Food+Drink

What Is Killing the East Bay's Soul Food Restaurants?new

The recession has been hard on restaurants of every type, but it's been particularly hard on the owners of soul food, Caribbean, or Louisiana kitchens
East Bay Express  |  Sam Levin  |  07-15-2009  |  Food+Drink

Orlando Opera Fans Get the Shaft, While the Former CEO Gets a Cruisenew

The Orlando Opera recently suspended its operations and filed for bankruptcy. Meanwhile, the opera board paid off contracts, gave its employees severance pay and, in a particularly stunning display of tone-deafness, now wants to send the CEO who oversaw the opera's collapse on a Caribbean cruise as a birthday surprise.
Orlando Weekly  |  Billy Manes  |  06-25-2009  |  Theater

Who's Living Beyond Their Means?new

In many sectors, it seems money has been poured down the drain. Yet in Boston's glitziest watering holes, people are pouring $14 drinks down their throats like there's no tomorrow.
Boston Phoenix  |  Kara Baskin  |  06-18-2009  |  Culture

How the Recession Created a New Breed of Stay-at-Home Dadsnew

When the economy finally collapsed a few months back, my short-lived run as the only stay-at-home dad in the neighborhood evaporated along with tens of thousands of jobs. Dads began popping up everywhere. At the park. At the library for Storytime. At Baby Gap.
New York Press  |  Chuck Pagano  |  06-18-2009  |  Culture

The Decline and Fall of Orlando's Arts Worldnew

United Arts of Central Florida is charged with mitigating adverse circumstances, but have the circumstances reached a crisis point? Not according to executive director Margot Knight, who tries to keep her head above the treacherous arts-world waters by "following one number and being chased by another."
Orlando Weekly  |  Billy Manes  |  05-21-2009  |  Performance

There's Nowhere in America Quite Like Detroit Right Nownew

The last few years have been really bad for Detroit. Odd as it may sound, this is why you should visit now. If and when money ever comes in, you can be sure much of its eerie beauty will be lost forever. Meanwhile, it's Beyond Thunderdome.
Chicago Reader  |  Jonathan Mahalak  |  05-18-2009  |  History

Photographer Andy Cook Documents the People Behind the Grim Economic Statisticsnew

Cook recently found himself in the same position as a growing number of Americans -- unexpectedly out of a job. He turned his predicament on its head and the result is Faces of the Recession.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Lee Gardner  |  04-21-2009  |  Art

Three of New Haven's Top Chefs Show How to Maintain Lavish Eating Habits in a Dismal Economynew

These dark days call for a Gastronomic Stimulus Package, a plan for the nation that will allow the American people to eat well on a budget.
New Haven Advocate  |  Thomas MacMillan and Margaret Middleton  |  04-21-2009  |  Food+Drink

Finance Pimpin'new

Dudley 'Do-Right' McBride and Cootie McBride report on the disturbance caused when the Finance Pimp showed up to take a house back.
Jackson Free Press  |  Ken Stiggers  |  04-16-2009  |  Comedy

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