The rain has subsided, the clouds slowly dissipate and the forecast for this summer is golden-yellow sponge cake with creme filling, as private equity firms Apollo Global Management and Metropoulos & Co confirm a $410 million winning bid for the Hostess brand. »
This morning I reported on the closing on Hostess Brands Inc.
Stop reading this and go to the store. Buy all the Twinkies, Ho-Ho's, Ding Dongs, Fruit Pies and chocolate cup cakes with the swirly line of "frosting" on top that you can afford. Take out a loan if you must. Hostess Brands, Inc., a national snacking institution for more than 80 years, is closing its doors for good. »
I was 21 years old the first time I heard the word "soapland" and upon finding out exactly what one was, I reacted with confusion and disbelief. The concept just seemed too absurd to be true. But really, it shouldn't have. After all, one of the best-selling and most renowned video games of all time introduced me to… »
But what if you don't? »
With the third installment of Michael Bay's Transformers movie saga on store shelves, can anything wash the taste of frustrated disappointment from the mouths of hardcore fans? Rise, Snoballimus Prime. »
Next February, Nintendo is releasing its forthcoming handheld, the Nintendo 3DS. New titles are being revealed for the system, but they're typical fare: Fighting games, puzzle games, action games, etc. However, one in particular isn't. »