Original Inknew

The untold story of how California women broke body art boundaries.
Metro Silicon Valley  |  Jody Amable  |  04-19-2016  |  Culture

Inside Jokesnew

Amy Schumer talks The Little Mermaid, locker room balls and fry sauce.
Salt Lake City Weekly  |  Enrique Limon  |  04-19-2016  |  Comedy

Bolognese and Blarneynew

Gullah cuisine, genetics, and Michael Twitty's beef with Sean Brock.
Charleston City Paper  |  Chris Haire  |  04-05-2016  |  Food+Drink

Trump v. Sanders Supporters: Who Wore It Best?new

Is America going to be fashionable again? Or are we doomed to four years of patchouli?
Salt Lake City Weekly  |  Enrique Limon  |  03-21-2016  |  Fashion

Across the Dividenew

The 2016 Presidential Race: A Choice of Democratic Socialism vs. Corporate Capitalism
Random Lengths News  |  By James Preston Allen and Publisher  |  03-21-2016  |  Commentary

Brewing Up Change on the San Pedro Waterfrontnew

The crowds were ebullient, if not inebriated, at the long-awaited opening of Brouwerij West in old Warehouse 9 in San Pedro. That same week, Mayor Eric Garcetti flipped a symbolic switch as he unveiled the city’s 1.2 megawatt solar panel initiative on top of that same warehouse.
Random Lengths News  |  James Preston Allen and Publisher  |  03-15-2016  |  Commentary

Stinky on stage: Year in revue follows Longyearbyen's tragicomic shift from a sooty town to a smelly onenew

Given all the fishy business in Longyearbyen during the past year, locals are ready to shake the coal dust from their boots and put their faith in cod. Local chums did a whale of a job baiting their fellow townsfolk during the annual revue showing just how flaky the past year was.
Icepeople  |  Mark Sabbatini  |  03-10-2016  |  Performance

Leaping year: One-day delay results in dazzling "return of the sun" celebrationnew

The year 2016 will be remembered as the perfect time to be bissextile. Several hundred people experienced one of Longyearbyen’s most spectacular “return of the sun” celebrations ever, thanks to leap year delaying the ceremony from a cloudy Monday to a cloudless Tuesday.
Icepeople  |  Mark Sabbatini  |  03-10-2016  |  Culture

'One man every year': Old-timers reunion recalls Svalbard's deadly, roguish daysnew

To an ordinary tourist it’s a rusting mine cart with an odd driver’s “seat” at the rear. But for Terje Nūbdal, 59, it marks the spot where a colleague was killed in an accident 34 years ago.
Icepeople  |  Mark Sabbatini  |  02-26-2016  |  History

Hangovers Sucknew

Charleston is one of the nation's booziest cities. And in some ways it has been since its very foundation. Back then it was rum, and today it's, well, everything from beer to bourbon, mezcal to Grand Ma. Sadly, there's a price to pay for all of this swilling — the dreaded hangover. This week we take a look at a few alleged hangover cures, including one involving an IV. Ouch.
Charleston City Paper  |  Connelly Hardaway, Kinsey Gidick and Dustin Waters  |  02-24-2016  |  Food+Drink

Random weirdness for the week of Feb. 9, 2016new

A drive-in movie theater for snowmobiles and kicksleds, ammosexuals target birdbrains who all own guns of their own if they live here, and Longyearbyen remains in the dark as the nearly four-month-long polar night ends.
Icepeople  |  Mark Sabbatini  |  02-18-2016  |  Commentary

Random Weirdness for the week of Feb. 2, 2016new

We have seen the future of coal mining in Svalbard and, to paraphrase a certain idiot dominating politics in the U.S., there’s going to be so much winning we’re going to get tired of it now that North Korea has signed the Svalbard Treaty.
Icepeople  |  M  |  02-05-2016  |  Commentary

Crime, Harbor Division Jailnew

Badges, Pistachios, More Excuses
Random Lengths News  |  James Preston Allen  |  02-05-2016  |  Commentary

How Satan Became the New Face of Secularismnew

A meet and greet with Silicon Valley's Satanists.
Metro Silicon Valley  |  Jennifer Wadsworth  |  02-05-2016  |  Culture

Random weirdness for the week of Jan. 26, 2016new

As climate change takes hold, it turns out the warming waters just north of Svalbard are home to a lush UFO paradise. Alas, in Svalbard itself we're being denied the chance to see David Bowie take his place among the stars.
Icepeople  |  Mark Sabbatini  |  02-01-2016  |  Commentary

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