The Amsterdam Weekly, a free alt-weekly in Amsterdam, has been abandoned by its financial backers. In a crazy scheme to keep the paper afloat, they're asking for on-line donations ... for five euros (about 7.50 in worthless U.S. currency), you can buy a part of a page of the paper. It's worth checking out the scheme here: http://forsale.amsterdamweekly.nl/welcome.
Each page is divided into 204 blocks, and each block that gets paid for gets printed. The cover of the paper might look like a jigsaw puzzle that's missing a few dozen pieces.
It was named by the Design Museum in London as one of the "most inspiring and innovative design projects in Europe over the past two years," and it's at least worth checking out their Web site for a look at alt-Amsterdam, the alt-est city in the world.
Just in case you missed Arizona Illustrated last Friday, March 28, you can click here to see state lawmakers Jonathan Paton, a Republican who represents Tucson's east side, Sierra Vista and Green Valley, and Steve Farley, a Democrat who represents midtown Tucson, answer questions from Arizona Illustrated anchor Bill Buckmaster, Tucson Weekly's Jim Nintzel, Ann Brown of the Arizona Daily Star, and Mark Kimble from the Tucson Citizen.
You can see us reporters mix it up here.
Our sister newspaper, Inside Tucson Business, is reporting that Jet Blue's last flight out of Tucson will depart on May 12:
JetBlue Airways is leaving Tucson. With its departure Tucson is losing its only nonstop airline link to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. The last flights will be May 12.
"We’ve been in the market for 18 months and have not seen the kind of maturation a route requires to be profitable," said Sebastian White, a spokesman for JetBlue. "The fuel environment combined with competition and a lack of market growth all played a contributing role in the closure of Tucson service. When we launched service to Tucson, oil was $66 per barrel. Now it trades in excess of $100."
Read the whole story here.
Eclectic Pizza will be serving free samples of pizza and offering a $3 medium cheese pizza for takeout between the above hours.
People are encouraged to bring information on their candidate of choice as a peaceful way of providing information to those who are registering to vote.
Eclectic Pizza is located at 7065 E. Tanque Verde Road; 886-0484.
James DiGiovanna says: "Teeth is not the most politically correct thing out there (that'd be the upcoming Hostel III: Hotel of Inter-Racial Healing), but it's smarter, funnier and better-looking than at least two of the three remaining mainstream presidential candidates."
Plus: 80 percent over at Rotten Tomatoes: "Writer-director Mitchell Lichtenstein’s feature debut is a horror comedy combining elements of atom-age 1950s horror films with mythology and feminist theory. The result is a smart, sassy B-movie satire--funny, gross, and with a high squirm factor."
In other Loft news: You've still got time to see Blade Runner: The Final Cut on that marvelous big screen. The one-week run has been extended, according the Loft's Web page. Saw it earlier this week and it was gorgeous.
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