This Week's Hot Headlines
Dallas Buyers Club and NFL marijuana musings top 5 most popular stories this week
Editor's note:Another week has come and gone, and there's a lot we all probably missed. But we're looking out for you, kid. Here are the most popular stories from this past week:
1. Matthew McConaughey shows serious acting chops in Dallas Buyers Club. McConaughey’s reputation as an ultra laid-back dude who occasionally plays bongos in the buff is so ingrained that it’s easy to forget what a solid actor he’s been over the years. There’s no better example of that than his role as Ron Woodroof in Dallas Buyers Club, which puts us directly in the middle of the HIV/AIDS crisis in the mid-1980s.
2. Is marijuana the secret ingredient for NFL success? The tale of disgraced NFL star Sam Hurd is undeniably tragic. The former Dallas Cowboy was sentenced to 15 years in prison for his role in an allegedly massive drug trafficking scheme. But could there be a window to the Cowboys' tortured souls somewhere in this hazy, hypnotic storyline? The years when Hurd claims he regularly sold pot to dozens of Dallas Cowboys are some of franchise's best, and the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks (which play in states where marijuana is legal) have two of the top records in the NFL.
3. Lululemon continues its downward PR spiral with sexist yoga pants comments. Founder Dennis "Chip" Wilson is bringing the company's yoga-pants debacle back into the spotlight by saying the problem lies not with the pants but with women. During an interview with Bloomberg TV, when asked about frequent quality concerns from customers, he said the pants simply "don't work for some women's bodies."
4. Restaurateur Louis Canelakes of Dallas favorite Louie's dies at 58. The owner of Louie's on Henderson Avenue in Dallas died on Sunday November 10, at age 58. A friend of the family said Canelakes was in the hospital for pneumonia. Before opening Louie's, Canelakes was a bartender at Joe Miller's on McKinney Avenue, in the space now occupied by The Loon.
5. Starbucks adds intrigue to holiday drink lineup with mysterious molasses. Everyone knows the real way to tell the holidays are here is the arrival of the red cups, a.k.a. the lineup of special-edition indulgent drinks served by Starbucks. And for 2013, the company has done some tweaking with potentially earth-shattering consequences: the addition of real molasses. You'll find it in the form of a drizzle atop the gingerbread latte.