| Apr 22, 2013
Peter McGuinness, an East Coast advertising wunderkind who took the helm at DDB Chicago less than two years ago, is competitive, passionate and driven to succeed. He also likes to stir things up.
Those qualities got him into and out of hot water growing...
| Dec 19, 2012
Coffee is now good for you. According to a research study, it may help prevent Type 2 diabetes, Parkinson's, stroke and dementia as well as help you live a little longer. But java lovers know this: Another study says that drinking three or more cups of...
| Mar 19, 2013
Can women really have it all? We posed the age-old question to three female business leaders; here is an edited transcript of those conversations.
Nicole Loftus, founder and CEO of Zorch International:
"Not only can we do it all, but it's our duty...
| Mar 22, 2013
For the first time in this column's history, we give thumbs up to three new fast-food menu items.
Spinach Power Salad: The name makes it sound veg-heavy, but this salad should satisfy greens-resisting carnivores. The bed is baby spinach....
| Mar 17, 2013
Perched on the Pacific Ocean roughly midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, Cambria is charming — full of local boutiques, not chain stores; fresh, inventive restaurants, no McDonald's in sight; art galleries, studios and a series of small-...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 9:32 PM
The plight of the customer looking to get an Egg McMuffin outside of regular breakfast hours at McDonald's is slowly fading away. The company is starting to sell certain early-morning items as part of the late-night menu....
| Dec 29, 2012
| 7:54 AM
Police believe two suspects accused of stealing cooking grease from a Hemet McDonald's this week planned to resell it. The theft of cooking grease has become a growing problem. The grease is sold to recyclers and can be refined into......
| Dec 28, 2012
| 4:43 PM
Two men were arrested Friday on suspicion of stealing from a Hemet McDonald’s, but unlike the Hamburglar they weren’t after a meal, they wanted grease....
| Dec 31, 2012
| 9:14 AM
After at least two burglaries in which cooking grease was stolen from a McDonald's in Hemet, the owner decided to stake out the restaurant last week after business hours. At about 1:50 a.m. Thursday, the owner called police and said......
| Mar 14, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Perhaps, like many Americans, you prefer the idea of consistency over novelty. It's that mindset that keeps fast-food chains like McDonald's in existence: They may not serve the best hamburger you can buy, but you know it will be the......
| Jan 9, 2013
| 4:23 PM
After a successful pilot program, McDonald's has pledged to distribute 15 million books in England over the next two years. In its Happy Meals. Instead of toys.
As a book blog, of course, we're all for this kind of thing. Give books away! Equate them...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 1:03 PM
This week, the National Endowment for the Arts opened the application period for its new round of literature grants. Novelists, time to start polishing up those CVs.
The NEA makes grants of $25,000 to individual writers each year. Who can apply...