At the deejay’s funeral in Smithville, they sang gospel songs. Most of the singing came from his family and the older folks, dressed in their Sunday best and sitting in the center of the packed church, one of those small, tidy, weathered white buildings you see in the country. Jammed along the walls and in the corners was a much larger crowd of younger people wearing leather jackets, gold chains, new basketball shoes, and extra-large T-shirts. Some had tattoos on their legs, forearms, and necks. They didn’t sing along much with the hymns. Most of them, I thought as I watched them shyly look for places to squeeze into, had never been to Smithville before; they probably didn’t spend much time in church either. Next to the deejay’s gunmetal-gray coffin at Mount Pilgrim church was a large sign that looked remarkably like a giant $1 million bill, with a picture of the deceased in the center. A dozen people got up and spoke. Members of his family, who called him … [Read more...] about The Slow Life and Fast Death of DJ Screw
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By TEJAL RAO OCT. 24, 2018 The story of how Kit Kats, once a British chocolate export, became a booming business from Hokkaido to Tokyo — and changed expectations about what a candy bar could be. The story of how Kit Kats, once a British chocolate export, became a booming business from Hokkaido to Tokyo — and changed expectations about what a candy bar could be. By TEJAL RAO OCT. 24, 2018 Photographs by SPENCER LOWELL The seven-story Don Quijote megastore in the Shibuya district of Tokyo is open 24 hours a day, but it’s hard to say when it’s rush hour, because there’s always a rush. A labyrinth of aisles leads to one soaring, psychedelic display after another presided over by cartoon mascots, including the mascot of Don Quijote itself: an enthusiastic blue penguin named Donpen who points shoppers toward toy sushi kits and face masks soaked with snail excretions and rainbow gel pens and split-toe socks. The candy section is vast, with … [Read more...] about In Japan, the Kit Kat Isn’t Just a Chocolate. It’s an Obsession.
Photographs by CHRISTOPHER PAYNE OCT. 24, 2018 For millions of Latin Americans, the Colombina factory in La Paila is the place where sweet moments are made. For millions of Latin Americans, the Colombina factory in La Paila is the place where sweet moments are made. Photographs by CHRISTOPHER PAYNE OCT. 24, 2018 by INGRID ROJAS CONTRERAS Like any good immigrant, I know on which bodega shelves to find the food portals to my childhood. I know where to turn, where to crouch, where to bow before the ready-made boxes to make Colombian buñuelos, pandebonos, pandeyucas and arepas. But the one food item I cannot find in San Francisco is the candy of my childhood. I grew, as we say in Colombia, a punta de Bon Bon Bum. The strawberry lollipop was such a central part of my diet, I wouldn’t be surprised if I was made of equal parts Valle del Cauca sugar and red dye No.40. Bon Bon Bums (pronounced like the French bonbon and the English “boom”) are lollipops … [Read more...] about Inside Colombia’s Beloved Candy Factory
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Concerts in April in Phoenix 2018: Phoenix Lights, Country Thunder, 5 Seconds of Summer, UFEST April brings Phoenix Lights, Country Thunder and UFEST as well as shows by David Byrne, Odesza, Jake Owen, Judas Priest and the War on Drugs. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Register your digital access. A guide to April concerts in Phoenix 2018 Titus Andronicus will be at Valley Bar on April 3, 2018. Ray Concepcion A guide to April concerts in Phoenix 2018 Ty Dolla $ign will perform at The Van Buren in Phoenix on April 4, 2018. Rich Polk, Getty … [Read more...] about Concerts in April in Phoenix 2018: Phoenix Lights, Country Thunder, 5 Seconds of Summer, UFEST
Last Updated May 31, 2011 11:46 AM EDT The seemingly unstoppable climb in the price of gold -- now above $1,500 an ounce -- can be attributed to credible long-term macroeconomic forces as well as short-term speculation. Where it goes from here, I do not know; I don't have a crystal ball. But if demand from China continues apace as some new data contend, the gold bugs may one day be dancing on streets paved with the stuff. India has long been the world's largest consumer of gold, mostly for jewelry, especially during the wedding season. But China is scooping up the precious metal at a furious pace, too, according to the latest quarterly report from the World Gold Council. After India, China is the second biggest buyer of gold in the world. The WGC is a trade group, so it has its own (cough) interests, naturally, but the organization's latest conclusions, especially regarding China, make a reasonable case for the precious metal and could be great news for gold bugs. Global demand for … [Read more...] about How China is Driving Demand for Gold