It's called real personal income. You might make more than the median yearly salary here, which is $31,265, but how much bang for your buck are you really getting? Here's a look (via Planet Money's breakdown of Bureau of Economic Analysis Data) at the real value of median income in five cities.
"I talk to the pastor, I talk to the athiest. Both of them said to me that life is what you make of it." -- Kyle Hubbard Life is a journey, one where choices sometimes make all the difference, and other times don't matter for shit. There are times where everything falls into place one minute, only ... More >>
Cathie Adams knows where she stands on slots. She's done the research. She's conducted the interviews. She's seen what can happen when someone finds their way to the bright, baubly machines from which casinos get a heft of their income. "They're called the crack cocaine of gambling," Adams, preside ... More >>
Not until I conversed with UME frontwoman Lauren Larson did I realize that 2009's Summer Fest was the band's first real festival, and afterwards they would find themselves on even bigger stages than the one at Eleanor Tinsley Park. The Austin-based band plays this year's fest at 6 p.m. on Sunday eve ... More >>
Stay out of Waco!!!!Some outfit called NeighborhoodScout.com has been getting internet run with a list of the 25 most dangerous neighborhoods in America.Tourists walking The Strand in Galveston beware: You are strolling in the country's 21st most dangerous neighborhood. Allegedly. What the w ... More >>
Billy Bob Thornton (center), flanked by the Boxmasters' touring lineup. “Billy’s reaching for the phone.” With that, Boxmasters guitarist/bassist J.D. Andrew (see here) hands off to his drummer/lead singer Billy Bob Thornton, who won the hearts of miscreants everywhere as Willie, the booze-sw ... More >>
A jazz great's pimp hand punches his ticket to glory
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