Costa Rican Hair Gel Shortage Sparks Riots Leaving 11 Dead, Thousands Disheveled

Country on verge of collapse as citizens refuse to leave homes with unkempt, un-lacquered hair SAN JOSE – Costa Rica’s worst hair gel shortage in decades reached a tipping point last night as 11 people were killed and 36 more were injured after violent mobs besieged the Max X Menos supermercado in San Pedro on…

Mae of the Week: January 30

This issue’s Mae is Daniel Soley, or ‘Big Papi D’ to his friends. Papi D is currently between bretes. He says he recently ‘bounced’ from his last job because they ‘was trippin’. However, Papi D is the type of man that will always provide for his ‘hoes in different area codes’, whether they need a…

Mae of the Week: January 10

This week’s M.O.T.W. is Puerto Viejo native “Monsta P.” Born in the town of Sixaola, “P”  — whose given name is Michael Connors — moved to the big city when he was 15 seeking better opportunities. Now 34, P has utterly dominated PV’s coconut scene, currently ranking as the town’s 4th most successful vendor who doesn’t own footwear. Though P…

Mae of the Week: December 9

This week’s M.O.T.W is Esteban Bonilla. He is 26 years old and lives with his grandmother in Quepos. Esteban drives a pirate taxi with an extra loud muffler. Although his license plate holder doesn’t light up, he is hoping that will change in 2014. When not driving in the middle of the road he enjoys…

Mae of the Week: December 2

This week’s M.O.T.W. is Wilbur Hernandez. He is 24 years old, lives in Belén with his mother, and loves Fast and the Furious. Wilbur works as a selfie model. He says he’s really found his creative range since purchasing his first used smartphone at San José’s Central Market in 2011. His favorite food is rice…

Mae of the Week: November 25

Jose Vargas is this week’s M.O.T.W. He is 29 years old, lives in Alajeuelita with his parents, and is good at watching his sisters do the dishes. In his free time Jose enjoys long walks to the Chino and a good flip through La Teja. His favorite color is mauve.