In this time of literal and figurative Armageddon, nothing is shocking in regard to musical reformations, reunions or resurrections. I could tell you a hologram of Jim Morrison was about to record a duet with Ke$HA at Sun Studios and you probably wouldn't bat an eye. But when rumblings came down the ... More >>
Last week, the U.S. Marshal's Service issued a press release with this headline: "Gang Member Removed from New Mexico's Most Wanted." The apprehended menace in question was 20-year-old Mark Anthony Carlson, a white 140-pound male wanted on a felony bench warrant for missing probation. His gang affil ... More >>
On October 18 Patrick Stump will release his solo debut Soul Punk (Island), a fantastic, hooky pop-soul record, full of choruses that soar into the stratosphere and crystalline lyrics. The Fall Out Boy lead singer plays every instrument on the record, and the album lays bare his appreciation for bot ... More >>
Physics professor David Flory, who has taught at New Jersey's Fairleigh Dickinson University since 1969, also found the time to head a prostitution website that employed about 200 prostitutes serving around 1,200 clients, according to police. Flory was arrested over the weekend at a Starbucks ... More >>
Gabrielle Hamilton on Blood, Bones & Butter: ""I wrote a book in a way that I would like more people to write books. I'm not afraid of the real truth. There is nothing you can tell me about yourself that is going to make me clutch my pearls."
Once maligned for its cholesterol and ... More >>
Gruet Winery in Albuquerque makes sparkling wines that sell for well under $20 and can hold their own up to -- or can even outdo -- more expensive domestic bubbly.
Wine on tap is still struggling to break through. Vesta Trattoria & Wine Bar in Astoria just installed a four-tap sys ... More >>
Eater has a help-wanted post up, soliciting food bloggers for an undisclosed project in cities across the U.S., as far flung as Boston and Albuquerque. The post doesn't reveal what the top-secret new project is, but the obvious guess is that they're expanding the brand, a la Grub Street.
We all remember the McDonald's coffee lawsuit -- probably the most famously frivolous suit in American history -- when a jury in Albuquerque awarded $2.7 million dollars to a woman who spilled burning hot coffee on her lap. (Civil penalties were ultimately reduced to $480,000.) Apparently, New York ... More >>