THE GOLDMAN STATE

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Quibbles & Bits: Supply and Da Moon

Quibbles & Bits: Supply and Da Moon

SUPPLY CHAIN—In an era of rising prices and shrinking products, I’m still amazed that it takes me weeks to run out of Melita coffee filters even though I brew a new pot every day.

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A Scandal in the Hot-Dog World (Other than What’s in Hot-Dogs)

A Scandal in the Hot-Dog World (Other than What’s in Hot-Dogs)

The first thing I need to tell you is that I wrote but didn’t make up any of the facts I hope you’re about to read. In a decision that rocked the lunatic world of competitive hot-dog eating last week, Joey Chestnut, the reigning title holder of Nathan’s Famous Hot-Dog Eating Contest, will not—repeat not—be participating in this year’s contest.

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Paging My Inner Larry! Come in, Please!

Paging My Inner Larry! Come in, Please!

Do you have an Inner Larry? I call upon mine whenever I’m driving and get a bit complacent—which is to say, I half-forget I’m driving and as a result, I stop paying close attention to the freeway chaos surrounding me.

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Fear Itself, and Other Fearsome Topics

Fear Itself, and Other Fearsome Topics

I had a two-word reaction after recently reading an interview in which a Chapman College sociology professor updated his ongoing study about what Americans fear most: “Well, duh.”

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A Mexico City Taqueria Grabs a Michelin

A Mexico City Taqueria Grabs a Michelin

When I heard last week that Taquería El Califa de León in Mexico City was awarded a star in Michelin’s first guide to Mexico, I had the same feeling I had when the Nobel Prize for Literature went to Bob Dylan: Well, why the hell not?!

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