Posts Tagged ‘Wall Street Journal’

Inauguration Drinks: Party Like It’s 1829

The Wall Street Journal's Eric Felten, a jazz trombonist who happens to write the killer "How's Your Drink?" column, combed through some 19th century cookbooks to find a decent recipe for Orange Punch, the libation that nearly toppled Andrew Jackson's presidency even before it was a day old. OK, maybe I exaggerate. Writes Felten:

Just Get Laid Off? Don’t Look at the Restaurant Biz to Save Your Ass.

The standard thinking (well, my thinking) about the U.S. economy has been that it's mostly shedding white-collar jobs, you know those high-salaried, middle-management, egg-sucking gigs that stifle the life out of every company. A parallel thought to that (my) standard thinking is that, should you be one of those egg-sucking middle managers who gets the […]

WSJ: Chuck E. Cheese’s May Be the Most Dangerous Restaurant in Town

The Wall Street Journal published a wonderfully counter-intuitive article yesterday on Chuck E. Cheese's, the kiddie pizza-and-arcade parlor that, according to law enforcement officials, is "the scene of a surprising amount of disorderly conduct and battery among grown-ups." The paper goes on to explain the factors—a combination of alcohol, children, and protective parents—that create this […]