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Sunday Feature: Why do corporations speak the way they do?

Posted by   /  February 23, 2020  /  Featured News, Off-Beat News  /  No Comments

Photo: Sam Edwards/Getty Images By Molly Young | Vulture In January, a very good memoir called Uncanny Valley was published. The author, Anna Wiener, moved to San Francisco from Brooklyn around 2014 to work at a mobile-analytics start-up, and one of the book’s many pleasures is how neatly it bottles the scent of moneyed Bay […]

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Arizona town is quickly fading away, says Travel.Alot.com

Posted by   /  February 21, 2020  /  Government and Politics, Off-Beat News  /  No Comments

See the town described: Arizona has seen a huge population boom since the 2000s, but those residents don’t want to live here. In 2010, the town had a population of 17,378, but now, the 2018 estimation is 15,978. Maybe they’re moving to Phoen`1ix, which saw a 14.8% increase! Some sources report that it’s because the […]

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24 phrases millennials use all the time but no one else gets

Posted by   /  January 6, 2020  /  Off-Beat News  /  No Comments

Woke: This incorrect tense of “awake” is used in the phrase “stay woke” as well as to describe whether someone is paying attention to political and social events or aware of certain truths. For example, a man conscious of the glass ceiling and gender pay gap for women is “woke.” “Get woke” can be used […]

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Is ‘uniform dressing’ turning men into clones?

Posted by   /  December 22, 2019  /  Featured News, Off-Beat News  /  No Comments

Fashion brands now hawk coordinating sets of basics for men who are busy, unimaginative or both. For some, these looks are a no-brainer solution, but others find them uniformly dull. METHOD MAN Guys dressed in basic uniforms—whether one of the orchestrated ensembles from Everlane or a more ad hoc outfit, as in this photo illustration—may […]

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Thanks but no thanks: When things go wrong Thanksgiving Day

Posted by   /  November 27, 2019  /  By Phil Riske, Off-Beat News  /  No Comments

Hope your Thanksgiving is better than the Simpsons’. By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer There are a couple of Thanksgiving Days for which I was not thankful. One of those was when Thanksgiving Day traditionally featured an NFL game. I can’t remember whom the Detroit Lions were playing that day, but it was one of […]

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Casa Grande man applies for loan, discovers he’s dead

Posted by   /  November 24, 2019  /  Featured News, Off-Beat News  /  No Comments

 William Clarke and son By Jim Headley |PinalCentral Just when you think life is hard enough, imagine if a someone informs you that you’re actually dead. It recently happened to a Casa Grande man. William Edward Clarke II, 37, moved his family to Casa Grande from Florida in June. The family only has one vehicle, […]

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‘OK Boomer’ marks the end of friendly generational relations

Posted by   /  November 7, 2019  /  Government and Politics, Off-Beat News  /  No Comments

Shannon O’Connor’s OK BOOMER hoodie./Credit via Shannon O’Connor Now it’s war: Gen Z has finally snapped over climate change and financial inequality. By Taylor Lorenz | The New York Times In a viral audio clip on TikTok, a white-haired man in a baseball cap and polo shirt declares, “The millennials and Generation Z have the […]

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I’ve assessed my chances for an open county office

Posted by   /  November 5, 2019  /  By Phil Riske, Government and Politics, Off-Beat News  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer Political newbies continue to chalk up wins across the nation, prompting me to believe I could be a winner too. Given developments in today’s politics, I am submitting a list here of the top 10 reasons you should vote for me in the next election, when I will be […]

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Hannah Gadsby on why men should be more ladylike

Posted by   /  October 16, 2019  /  Off-Beat News  /  No Comments

Hannah Gadsby/Photo by Gillian Laub Gentlemen’s Quarterly Hannah Gadsby’s stand-up special Nanette was the most discussed comedy act of the #MeToo moment. Rooted in the personal trauma of homophobic violence, it used sharp humor to proffer a devastating critique of misogyny. She’s now touring with a new show, Douglas, that’ll hit Netflix next year. GQ […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] Thousands attend mostly peaceful Area 51 events in Nevada desert

Posted by   /  September 21, 2019  /  Government and Politics, Off-Beat News  /  No Comments

Getty Images A Facebook hoax this summer invited people to “storm” Area 51 on Friday. Five people have been arrested since Thursday, mostly for trespassing. Meanwhile, thousands of others are celebrating their love of UFOs at a number of festivals in the Nevada desert. The events have been mostly festive, with crowds numbering in the […]

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