NYT casts doubt on al Qaeda involvement in Benghazi

A New York Times report on the attack calls into question much of what Republicans, accusing the Obama administration of a cover-up, have said about the incident. The three main points of contention have been whether the attack was planned, whether it was sparked by an anti-Muslim video, and whether al Qaeda was involved. The reality in […]

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, Doerr invest $14.5M in DreamBox Learning


Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, Doerr and two undisclosed Seattle education philanthropists are investing $14.5 million in DreamBox Learning, a Washington-based company that’s pioneered a new interactive and adaptive educational system for teaching kids math. The company’s math product is available on PCs and the iPad, with DreamBox serving two million lessons per week in schools in […]

Hall of Fame inductee

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces Nirvana as one of the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees. 2014 is the first year Nirvana is eligible. Artists become eligible for induction 25 years after the release of their first record. Criteria for inclusion include the influence and significance of the artists’ contribution […]

Car crashes into Biter-owned property


At about 2:45 a.m on Sunday a vehicle crashed through the storefront of a property on Sarasota Main St. owned by Biter. The driver told officers she must have fallen asleep, because she didn’t know what happened. She said she was driving home from a bar, and an officer smelled alcohol on her breath. The […]

Hostess expands Kansas snack cakes plant

Hostess announces an expansion of the Emporia, Kansas, site. Additions include an approximately 36,000-square-foot warehouse building, the installation of a new Auto-Bake production line, and additional equipment upgrades and purchases. The total investment is expected to exceed $30 million, and an additional 50 full-time employees will be hired. Other plants are in Columbus, Ga.; Schiller Park, Ill.; and […]

Homemade Twinkie Machine released


Huffington Post reports that a homemade Twinkie machine is on sale. The device’s six non-stick molds crank out warm pastries in four to seven minutes. Recipes are included for classic, chocolate and red velvet Twinkies.

Gwyneth Paltrow’s trainer says juice cleanses are ‘like Twinkies’

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that Tracy Anderson, Gwyneth Paltrow’s trainer slams the juice cleanse fad as a “horrific” way to lose weight and get healthy. If you’re going to drink a non-organic green juice, you might as well eat a Twinkie. Or a half a Twinkie, at least,” she says. “There’s like 80 calories in […]

British Vogues: Meet the SWAGs

UK Vogue December 2013

The fashion magazine’s Birtish edition runs a story “High Tech Heroines: The Silicon Valley wives and girlfriends (SWAGS)” which includes de Baubigny, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer and One Kings Lane founder Alison Pincus.