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    January 6, 2013

    Chocolate-Dipped Altoids: Four Strange and Very Funny TV Commercials

    Half-Deer Edward Part breath mints and part nose-clearing lozenge, Altoids was invented in the 1780s in England. The high dose of peppermint oil used in "The Curiously Strong Mints," as the advertising slogan went, was partly aimed at smokers whose taste buds had been blunted by pipe and cigar tob ... More >>

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    June 27, 2011

    Pie Corps' Salt Cod Pie Is Fishy Fun

    Rebecca Marx​ The first time we encounter Pie Corps at the New Amsterdam Market, we tried their derby pie, and liked what we tasted. This time around, though, our tastes ran savory.

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2011

    Fat Pants Friday: Three Tart's Tiny Tarts

    Rebecca Marx​ There are some Fridays when you want excess in order to celebrate the end of the week, and then there are some Fridays when, anticipating the excess of the weekend, you want moderation, or at least a suggestion of it. And on those Fridays, Three Tarts beckons.

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2010

    Columbia's Drug Dealer Frat Boys: The Rundown

    ​You know that big drug ring bust at Columbia that everyone's talking about? Where those five frat boys got caught selling $11,000 worth of pot, cocaine, ecstasy, and Adderall to undercover cops? (Oops.) Well now that they've been arrested and arraigned (and one of them has even been bailed out!), ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2010

    The Drug Economy at Columbia University: A Conclusion

    ​This week, we met Columbia's Drug Dealer Frat Boys, and learned: The Street Price of Cocaine at Columbia University! The Street Prices of Ecstasy and LSD at Columbia University! and The Street Price of Marijuana at Columbia University! So, what's next for the boys? And more interestin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2010

    Columbia University Frat-Boy Drug Ring Busted!

    ​Eight people -- including five Columbia University undergrads, one of whom was the student council vice president -- were arrested this morning in a police raid, prosecutors have announced. The students are accused of peddling drugs (including cocaine, ecstasy, LSD, and pot) at campus dorms and f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2010

    New York Times Does Dock Ellis, Reminds Kids That Old People Took LSD First

    ​Sometimes we are a little bit hard on our favorite newspaper, the New York Times, because it is a little bit for old people, sometimes stodgy or sexless or scared to say words like "shit." It is fun -- and necessary! -- to tease them, we think. But also! It is the best and sometimes someone t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2009

    How Do You Tell Someone They Have Bad Breath?

    Halitosis is a terrible thing--almost as bad as Third World genocide--and a true friend or lover has a moral and aesthetic obligation to intervene and make it go away. But how? Do you come right out and say, "You have really ghastly breath. Make it stop immediately or I'm out of your life!"? Wouldn' ... More >>

  • Columns

    February 18, 2009

    "Come Back Mickey Rourke!" Cries His Friend

    Recession update: Cheapo bashes; home alone with Altoids.

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    May 13, 2008
  • Music

    April 1, 2008

    Danity Kane and Day 26

    Puff protégés preen preciously

  • Music

    January 29, 2008

    The Slow-Burning Ascendance of Ssion

    A perpetual Next Big Thing takes another shot by crossing over to the light side

  • Film

    December 20, 2005

    Serve and Folly

    Woody Allen's Cannes-hyped, Brit-inflected latest is a mildly pretentious mediocrity

  • Film

    April 30, 2002
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    December 4, 2001
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    June 6, 2000
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    September 22, 1998

    Naughty Bits

    Compiled by Lynn Yaeger