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  • n. Plural form of crackup.


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  • This spate of designer crackups is making fashion veterans wonder if the relentless pace of the industry - a pace demanded by executives to meet profit forecasts - isn't taking its toll on creative talents.

    Fashion designer crackups raise question: Is industry's pace too relentless?

  • Part of the problem, of course, is the never-ending Democratic race, which has created a maw that must constantly be fed on cable chat shows, which trade on character-driven morality plays for their ratings -- celebrity crackups, missing white girls and sinister black guys.

    John McQuaid: The Political Media Freakshow: What Went Wrong?

  • Elephants are suffering social and mental crackups in both Asia and Africa, killing humans, terrorizing villages, even raping rhinos.

    Archive 2006-10-01

  • On the evening news you are likely to hear of multicar crackups, destructive hurricanes, violent crimes, messy celebrity divorces, and yes, raucous school board debates over the teaching of evolution.

    The Language of God

  • The police radio belched out a litany of disaster: fatal crackups on the Hollywood and San Bernardino freeways; a disabled truck obstructing the Cahuenga Pass; killer surf jeopardizing what remained of the Santa Monica Pier.

    Over the Edge

  • The titles alone of these books offer a sort of cultural history, conjure up a landscape of psychiatrists and crackups, of shaky personal universes threatened, ruined, rescued, and abandoned every other day.

    Flirting With Disintegration

  • But it's impossible not to be worried: China's story just sounds too much like the crackups we've already seen elsewhere.

    The Seattle Times

  • The Liberal crackups have had four years to turn things around, but all I've heard since 2006 is that everything, but everything is "Bush's fault."

    Latest Articles

  • No meltdowns, crackups, or AWOL students resurfacing from the underground today.

    CHE > Latest news

  • Michael Lewis and David Einhorn, on how the government should deal with future big-bank crackups:

    Financial Sector and Stocks Analysis from Seeking Alpha


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