November 19, 2012 |
Who knew the bleached-blond bomber could attract this much attention? Guy Fieri probably hasn't seen his name in print this often since, well, forever. But Pete Wells' much-discussed takedown of Fieri's new Times Square restaurant has generated a ton of comment. One of the best things to come out of it has been journalism guru Jim Romenesko's roundup of restaurant critics across the country recounting their bad reviews and the reactions to them. Our own Jonathan Gold leads off, remembering his review of Olive Garden (written for the LA Weekly)
February 24, 2007 |
Howard Schultz, the founder and chairman of Starbucks Corp., told executives at the world's biggest coffee chain that the company's expansion to 13,000 stores was "watering down" its brand. Decisions to streamline store design, for example, might be more efficient and financially responsible, Schultz wrote in a Feb. 14 memo to Chief Executive Jim Donald and other managers.
September 16, 1999 |
Sound Bytes: Whether you march to the drumbeat of John Tesh or Jay-Z, check out hit lists and music history by genre and generation. http://www.allmusic.com * Touchdown! Score some video of NFL game highlights and top 10 plays at http://www.nfl.com/multimedia. You can relive the winning moments from last season too. * 2000 Flushes: OK, maybe you've had your fill of Y2K--and it's still months away. But for anyone looking for a one-stop source of news, information and resources, there's Y2K Today.
June 5, 2005
The 30-year mystery of "Deep Throat" ended last week with an anticlimax: Former FBI man W. Mark Felt was the anonymous source behind the Washington Post's Watergate scoop. A few obsessed observers were on record as suspecting that the 91-year-old G-man was the parking garage leaker who helped bring down President Nixon. Many more, with trademark Washington confidence, were way off the mark. Here's a sampling: "The secret of Deep Throat is that there is no Deep Throat.
April 30, 2006 |
FOR some coffee drinkers, Starbucks is an addiction. But for an elite class of "javanistas" the Seattle-based company -- which helped bring beverages like "the soy caramel macchiato" and "a half-caf caffe misto"" to the American palate -- is an obsession. These usually overcaffeinated folks can be found coffee-talking online at Starbucksgossip.com. With its mission to "monitor America's favorite drug dealer," the blog was created in August 2004 by Evanston, Ill.
September 7, 2001 |
Dragon-bitten newsman Phil Bronstein of the San Francisco Chronicle has been gossiped about so much in the competing Examiner that he recently wrote his staff a memo about it. Of course, it took about a nanosecond for the document to leak to Jim Romenesko's media gossip Web site. As Brand Ex has it, Bronstein is taking anger-management classes after yelling at Chronicle staffers. Bronstein and the staffers in question say the blowups never happened.