By LATOYA RUBY FRAZIER and DAN KAUFMAN MAY 1, 2019 For more than 50 years, life in Lordstown, Ohio, revolved around the G.M. plant at the edge of town. In March, the plant ceased production. This is what their crises looks like. The Money Issue How America’s Oldest Gun Maker Went Bankrupt: A Financial Engineering Mystery Can an Art Collective Become the Disney of the Experience Economy? What Happens to a Factory Town When the Factory Shuts Down? For more than 50 years, life in Lordstown, Ohio, has revolved around the G.M. plant at the edge of town. In March, the plant ceased production. These were the last cars off the line. This is the story of what happens to a factory town when the factory shuts down. For more than 50 years, life in Lordstown, Ohio, revolved around the G.M. plant at the edge of town. In March, the plant ceased production. This is what their crises looks like. Photo Essay by LATOYA RUBY FRAZIER MAY 1, … [Read more...] about What Happens to a Factory Town When the Factory Shuts Down?
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By Kelli Skye Fadroski | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: April 27, 2019 at 2:27 am | UPDATED: April 27, 2019 at 2:28 am Headlining a major event like the Stagecoach Country Music Festival is no easy feat, let alone headlining that same fest a trio of times in its 13-year existence. Singer-songwriter Luke Bryan, like many artists at Stagecoach, rose through the ranks. He played earlier day sets in 2008 and again in 2012 before finally landing his first headlining slot in 2014 alongside Eric Church and Jason Aldean, the latter of whom just so happens to be closing out this year’s fest on Sunday. Bryan came back in 2016 to headline with Church again and Carrie Underwood. However, it wasn’t quite the third time’s the charm out in the desert Friday night. Bryan, though an undeniable talent with his boyish good looks, swiveling hips that would make Elvis Presley envious and an arsenal of radio hits to pepper throughout his set, still hit a few road … [Read more...] about Stagecoach 2019: Luke Bryan brings Friday to a boozy finish
No members of city council were led away in handcuffs, no one opened fire at a Fiesta parade, but 2018 was anything but a quiet news year for San Antonio. And much of the noise came from its residents. Fair to say, this was the year San Antonio got woke. Neighborhoods stood up to the ongoing march of gentrification, citizens demanded paid sick leave and voters gave a thumbs down to a controversial and increasingly powerful city manager. Clearly, many residents worried about the Alamo City’s unprecedented growth and how local officials are responding. Mayor Ron Nirenberg has shown a willingness to tackle tough issues such as transportation, affordable housing and entrenched inequality. But, at the same time, citizen ire grew over concerns that city staff had become deaf to their concerns. Here’s our rundown of the stories that shook San Antonio in 2018, many carrying through that thread of rising civic — and often furious — engagement: click to … [Read more...] about Year of the Pissed-Off Citizen: San Antonio’s Top 10 News Stories of 2018 Point to a Trend of Rising Civic Engagement
When the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers take the field Tuesday night at Fenway Park, it will be the first time the two franchises have met in the World Series since 1916. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t some recent history between the players on the field. In July, the Dodgers traded to acquire All-Star shortstop Manny Machado from the Baltimore Orioles. During his time in the American League East, Machado made no friends at Fenway Park. It all started with a controversial slide through second base that injured Dustin Pedroia (who subsequently missed all but three games this season due to knee surgery) during an April 2017 game in Baltimore. While Machado didn’t appear intent on injuring the Red Sox second baseman, reliever Matt Barnes was ejected and suspended four games for nearly hitting the Orioles shortstop in the head with a fastball two games later. After that game, Pedroia called Barnes’s apparent retaliation a “mishandled … [Read more...] about ‘A guy is who he is’: The Red Sox haven’t forgotten their history with Manny Machado
By Peter Larsen | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: September 10, 2018 at 9:05 pm | UPDATED: September 10, 2018 at 9:05 pm Coming back from a commercial break in the episode of “The Real Housewives of Orange County” that aired Monday, Sept. 10, we are treated to a throwaway shot of Housewife Emily Simpson’s fluffy little dog alone, being quite amorous with a pillow, and in that moment the scales fell from my eyes and I saw the truth this series has hidden for 13 seasons now. We, the viewers, are all that little dog, frantically searching for something real and true, but at the end of each episode what are we left with? The patio pillows of our souls! Or maybe I’m just feeling all existential and such after I discovered recently that some random website is translating my recaps into French, of all things. Maybe, as Freud once wisely noted, sometimes a patio pillow is just a patio pillow. What I can tell you for certain is that after a blessed … [Read more...] about ‘The Real Housewives of Orange County’: Tamra talks dirty, Kelly loses her cool, and Emily threatens to ‘kill her’