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GOP is the New Black Billboard

Like clockwork at year's end, media pens were pushed to record 2010’s best. Regardless of expertise, everybody and anybody have gotten in on the opinionated act and no category of popular culture has gone untouched. The compilations began to flood my inbox at the end of November, arrivi… Read full post »

Beyonce chopped Santa’s tree when she dropped $2 million on a Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport for hubby Jay Z’s recent 41st birthday. I mean, why settle for a sleigh when blasting from 0 to 60 mph in a 2.5 second burst is a speed demon’s wet dream?   

For entertainment royalty… Read full post »

DECEMBER 13, 2009 12:21PM

Houston Elects Lesbian Mayor


Twice in my lifetime, I’ve witnessed political spirit steeled in change shatter a ceiling that once favored good old boys: first, in an African-American’s election to the U.S. presidency and now with Houston’s 50th and first openly lesbian mayor-elect Annise/Read full post »

DECEMBER 9, 2009 10:26PM

Cute, Cool and the Cellphone Dilemma

iPhone  Vanity Fair deserves a fist bump for its examination of an addiction rarely acknowledged by medical professionals. In the December issue, “Addicted to Cute” dissects how marketers are capitalizing on society’s embrace of any and everything cute.

As intended, the… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
DECEMBER 28, 2008 7:44PM

Biting the Big Apple on New Year's Eve

Plans to devour the Big Apple had been in motion for months. The red-eye flight reservations were booked and arrangements to bunk with Carmen’s childhood chum, Chad, a southern transplanted New Yorker, had been made. Other than Vegas where sin attraction tickets are redeemed 24/7 365 days… Read full post »

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DECEMBER 21, 2008 4:16PM

Driven By Automotive Collapse


When I got a call from our Nova Scotia-based partner detailing a U.S. dealership’s suddenly closed doors in August, it signaled the start of the Big 3’s sputtering engines. Though the Big 3 are Motor City-planted, the automotive stall has far reaching effects some 1300 miles… Read full post »

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NOVEMBER 3, 2008 1:01AM

Mistaken for a McCain Supporter

Guess what. I trekked to the polls to vote early with the usual expectations, navigating sidewalks clustered with campaign posters amidst a sprinkling of political wannabes, surprisingly, I was put into a political box never assigned to me before.

My allegiance to the courageous men and women who sh… Read full post »

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SEPTEMBER 25, 2008 1:58PM

Life Interrupted

Before it’s off to the races with my disaster recovery rants, it would be self-centered and callous not to acknowledge the lives Hurricane Ike shattered. In convincing Ike Turner fashion, the abusive hurricane left 27 dead (approximately 400 residents have been reported missing) and shredded la… Read full post »