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Ask a Mexican

By Gustavo Arellano
POSTED // Aug 22,2007 - Dear Readers: It’s not just questions and racist rants that invade the Mexican’s mailbox—your feedback sneaks under my digital fence, también. Let’s start with Lean Like a K Street Chola, a former gangbanger-turned-lobbyist...

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The Straight Dope: Weather or Not

By Cecil Adams
POSTED // Aug 22,2007 - Box scores tell you how a baseball team has done. Stock listings tell you how a stock has performed. But I’ve never seen a mechanism indicating whether weathermen have any idea what they’re talking about. Does anyone keep track of how accurate...

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Free Will Astrology

By Rob Brezsny
POSTED // Aug 22,2007 - ARIES (March 21-April 19) You’ve been putting out and putting out and putting out, Aries. Good work! I’m impressed with the blend of high-minded generosity and ego-boosting self-expression you’ve synergized. Now, however, it’s...

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Free Will Astrology

By Rob Brezsny
POSTED // Aug 22,2007 - ARIES (March 21-April 19) Writing in Poetry Flash, critic Rusty Morrison speculates that “the sublime can only be glimpsed by pressing through fear’s boundary, beyond one’s previous conceptions of the beautiful.” That’s...

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Newsquirks

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Aug 22,2007 - Curses, Foiled Again Two managers interrupted a burglar at a restaurant in Wilmington, Del., who stayed on the scene too long because he needed to find safecracking instructions. Police arrested Branden M. Tingey, 28, whom they said was using an office...

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Ask a Mexican

By Gustavo Arellano
POSTED // Aug 22,2007 - Dear Readers: You love us, you really love us! Mere moments after publishing my July 12 column (in which Know Nothings had their say on the failed Senate amnesty bill), ustedes bombarded the Mexican with letters expressing your disgust toward those pendejos....

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Newsquirks

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Aug 20,2007 - Curses, Foiled Again Police in Gulfport, Fla., arrested a 14-year-old boy they said called detective Matt Parks and offered to sell him drugs. Parks arranged a meeting in the parking lot of a school, where the boy showed up with 18 grams of marijuana....

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The Straight Dope: Troy Story

By Cecil Adams
POSTED // Aug 20,2007 - In mythology class the other day, my teacher mentioned that Agamemnon’s death mask had been found which, coupled with the discovery of Troy in the 19th century, makes me wonder if the war and characters Homer described were real. What’s the...

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Ask a Mexican

By Gustavo Arellano
POSTED // Aug 20,2007 - Dear Mexican: Why don’t Mexicans ever drop their Spanish? Even third- and fourth-generation Mexican-Americans still speak the language to some degree or another. I speak Japanese, but I’m losing it quickly, and when my mother passes on, so...

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Free Will Astrology

By Rob Brezsny
POSTED // Aug 20,2007 - ARIES (March 21-April 19) Here’s how you damage the Aries soul, according to astrologer Steven Forrest: You bore it, you deprive it of adventure, and you starve it of chances to grow evermore courageous. I’m worried this could happen in the...
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