February 25, 2013 |
Horse meat in Ikea's meatballs? Sorry, Charlie (wait, that's tuna), but apparently the Swedish furniture giant is jockeying for position with Burger King, Nestle and Tesco in the tainted-meat derby. My colleague Tiffany Hsu reported Monday that inspectors in the Czech Republic had “found equine evidence in the chain's frozen meatballs. The affected product was sold as a packaged beef and pork item in more than a dozen European countries but not in the U.S.” Nay, you say?
February 22, 2013 |
I hate it when this happens to me, but at least I'm not alone. Shanteona Keys, a guard on Georgia College's women's basketball team, was fouled during a game against Columbus State last weekend. Normally, this isn't a problem. Keys is an 81.5% free-throw shooter for the season, so it looked like two easy points at the foul line. But then something unexpected happened. Keys' first attempt landed about 12 feet short of the rim. It's hard to miss a free throw that badly, so what exactly happened?
February 2, 2013 |
BOSTON - The Clippers got hit by another injury. This time it was super-sub guard Jamal Crawford suffering a slightly broken nose. Crawford said he was injured in the fourth quarter of the Toronto Raptors' game Friday night when he was hit by Kyle Lowry's elbow. The Clippers are saying that Crawford will be a game-time decision for Sunday's game against the Boston Celtics. After Friday's game, Crawford said he had towel over his face when he saw blood running down. He said he got an MRI Friday night and a CT scan Saturday that revealed a fracture.
February 2, 2013 |
BOSTON - The Clippers' Jamal Crawford suffered a broken nose in the fourth quarter of Friday night's game against the Toronto Raptors and has been listed as a game-time decision for Sunday's game against the Boston Celtics. Crawford said that he was hit with Kyle Lowry's elbow and was bleeding after the game. Crawford got an MRI on Friday night after the game and a CT Scan on Saturday that revealed the fracture. The Clippers were trying to find a mask for Crawford to wear in the game against the Celtics.
January 2, 2013 |
KABUL, Afghanistan - Shoqofa never liked her nose. She thought it was too wide. Her father told her not to worry; it was given to her by Allah. But when the 22-year-old started working at a beauty salon, she had the means and freedom to do something about it. Six months ago, she had rhinoplasty at one of several new private clinics offering cosmetic surgery in Kabul, Afghanistan's capital. She paid for it herself, telling her father that she was seeing a doctor about a mole.
December 28, 2012 |
We travel, we craft bucket lists , we read about exotic destinations that will open a window on the world, but do we actually retain anything? Here's a chance to find out. Napa Valley-based freelance writer Bob Ecker created the Travel Quiz 2012 for his travel column at Examiner.com . It has 25 brain-busters that will leave you thinking, singing and maybe embarrassed about how few you can answer. The answers will be posted next week (though I've already seen them)
December 11, 2012 |
There's no disputing the fact that the Troubadour Theater Company, under the direction of the group's longtime artistic director, Matt Walker, is one hot ticket -- that is, if you can manage to finagle a seat to one of its sold-out performances. Even when a show is not quite up to the mark of previous productions, as is the case with “Rudolph the Red-Nosed ReinDOORS,” at the Falcon, the Troubies are still the tree-topping stars of local holiday...
December 9, 2012 |
When it was over, it was like the most unexpected bolt of lightning imaginable. There was no way to fully or properly describe it. You expected one fighter or the other to excel in this grudge match Saturday night at MGM's Grand Garden Arena. But few saw this coming. Most notably, Manny Pacquiao. Juan Manuel Marquez hit Pacquiao with a right-handed bomb with one second remaining in the sixth round of their much-hyped, much-anticipated fourth fight. Pacquiao, ahead on all three judges' cards, went down face first and stayed down long enough to not only lose the fight, but cause temporary concern for his health.
December 3, 2012 |
In September, a good portion of the Internet lighted up with the news that DMX -- rapper, actor, one-time Ruff Ryder -- was somehow unfamiliar with Google, at least in the form the search engine takes on a computer screen . Two months later, however, we can rest easy knowing that DMX's curious pop-cultural ignorance does not extend to something nearly as ubiquitous as Google: Christmas carols. In a video posted to YouTube on Monday, the rapper accepts a challenge at New York's Power 105.1 FM to deliver "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," then proceeds to bark his way through the holiday standard with a charm we at Pop & Hiss didn't know he had. What's more, he accompanies himself by beating a tabletop in time to the music.
November 19, 2012 |
In the exhaustive and at times exhausting new biography "Untouchable: The Strange Life and Tragic Death of Michael Jackson," journalist Randall Sullivan presents a radical new theory concerning one of the most heavily scrutinized public figures of the last half a century. Namely, that the man revered worldwide as the "King of Pop" could not possibly have been a child molester. The book posits that Jackson resisted sex for all his days and died in 2009 a 50-year-old virgin. To support that tough-to-swallow and even more difficult-to-prove claim, Sullivan takes a two-pronged approach.