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Exploding MacBook Air: Hipsters and explosives don’t mix

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In case you needed more proof that hipsters and low-grade explosives don’t mix:
Steve Jobs recently announced the release of two new MacBook Air models, thus rendering older generation Airs completely useless to early adopters around the globe, a… [Read More]
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Colorado waives medical-marijuana fee for the poor

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Medical-marijuana is becoming even more accessible in Colorado, at least for those deemed indigent by state bureaucrats. The Rocky Mountain State is waiving the $90 application fee for the state’s medical-marijuana registry at the urging of the state legislature. But not everybody is happy, critics argue the program isn’t as encompassing as they’d like it. [...] [Read More]
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On Jimmy McMillan: I don’t know karate, but I know karazy

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New York gubernatorial hopeful Jimmy McMillan, of the Rent is 2 Damn High Party, may not have won Monday night’s debate, but there’s no question where he stands on the rent (It’s 2 damn high). McMillan is the political newcomer among the candidates, but as a self-proclaimed karate expert who speaks in couplets, he’s definitely [...] [Read More]
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Mad Men finale: Megan’s teeth take centerstage. Finally.

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With a stunning turn of events in last night’s Mad Men finale, series creator Matthew Weiner finally addressed the elephant in the Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce lunch room: Megan’s teeth. I don’t want to come off as superficial, but you know it’s been nagging at you the entire season. I kept my mouth shut when [...] [Read More]
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Top Gun: Highway to the sequel zone

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Just when you thought you were safe from yet another Tom Cruise sequel (though Mission Impossible IV isn’t even out yet) the internet is abuzz with reports that Top Gun 2 may be in the works. The only good to possibly come of this seeing hipsters everywhere ditch their aviator sunglasses as they recoil at [...] [Read More]
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Vote for ‘Whitey’

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(Photo/Flickr, laverrue) Further proving the American political system’s fabled ‘smoke filled room’ really is controlled by rich white dudes, the Green Party’s gubernatorial candidate in Illinois is Rich Whitey. Well not really, but some ballots in Chicago feature the unfortunate misspelling of Rich Whitney’s last name. CHICAGO TRIBUNE: Election officials in Chicago say Green Party [...] [Read More]
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Tommie Smith to sell Olympic gold medal

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ABOVE: San Jose State’s Tommie Smith, center, winner of the Olympic gold medal in the 200-meter dash, raises his hand in a black power salute along with teammate and bronze medal winner John Carlos. It was a defining moment in Olympic history. When sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos, raised a black power salute on [...] [Read More]
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Tribune exec suspended for racy email

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If you thought Dunder Mifflin’s Michael Scott was bad, wait until you see this. Tribune Co.’s Lee Abrams is known for sending out, um, wacky emails to company employees in an effort to foster outside-the-box thinking. It’s all part of his job as the media company’s ‘chief innovation officer,’ but what possesses anyone to fire [...] [Read More]
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Banksy on The Simpsons: So that’s where I left my unicorn hole punch.

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ABOVE: Banksy, a controversial British graffiti artist, created intro to Sunday’s episode of The Simpsons. Here is some of his more conventional unconventional work. Banksy’s Simpsons intro created something of a buzz on the internet this week, mostly because nobody actually watches The Simpsons anymore a lot of people thought the whole thing might be [...] [Read More]
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The cult of the McRib: Celebrating mystery meat

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“For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten sandwich, that whosoever believeth in it shall not starve, but have everlasting fullness.” This is how JaShong King, a photo editor from Toronto, describes his beloved McRib, paraphrasing the Gospel of John. He is not alone. The Wall Street Journal today delves into [...] [Read More]
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