Nina Shapiro at Denver Westword: Welcome to Mi Pueblito
Gregarious and mustachioed, Marquez (pronounced mar-KEZ) surveyed his orchard on a recent day and reminisced about the path that led him to become his own boss.
Sarah Fenske at Riverfront Times: Death of a Tweaker: Washington Man Kills Self in Jail Cell
Meth can also make addicts really, really depressed — which police say led to the suicide of a Washington, Missouri, man in his Jennings jail cell last week.
Stefan Kamph at Portland Mercury: Inside Starbase Portland
I’m sneaking around because it has taken months for the people who run the program to grant me permission to visit, and I’m impatient. Starbase just got a renewal of its $320,000 grant from the government, thus sparking a new round of protests from activist parents.
Ben Popken at Consumerist: BP Staff “Deeply Affected” By Coffee Spill Parody Video
BP’s Managing Director, Bob Dudley, reacts to the seeing for the first time the viral hit video “BP Spills Coffee” in a PBS interview. He says that the video has “deeply affected” the staff at BP and it “makes their shoulders go down.”
Stacia Kane at io9: How much should you compromise your vision to get published?
But at what point do we stop writing what we want to write in order to be successful? At what point do we suffer for refusing to do so?