Flying out of LaGuardia airport requires a level of steadfastness that few can muster without the help of medication, booze, or certifiable insanity. Besides the crumbling buildings and surly security staff, intrepid travelers often face a dearth of options for decent sustenance: woe betide the hung ... More >>
Of all the things that can derail a successful business, one is particularly frustrating: scaffolding. And 4Food, a fast casual concept that opened three years ago in Midtown, was quickly covered with the stuff shortly after its opening, impeding its visibility. The restaurant immediately suffered f ... More >>
We stumbled upon this cool invention for iPad kitchen users. It's called "Chef Sleeve." The product is basically a fitted plastic bag, but if you've ever attempted using an iPad for recipe reference during a cookie-making session, you know that it can get really messy. From their website: Chef ... More >>
The fire next time
An evening with Electric Literature
The 1971 flower-child musical Godspell--a kooky rendering of the scriptures as a sort of nouveau vaudeville show--has started Broadway previews, and the kids on the boards are spilling about just how the script has been updated and tweaked. SPOILER ALERT!
The e-book version of Julia Child's seminal Mastering the Art of French Cooking was released for the iPad this week. [NY Times] The cost of hunger in the U.S. was $167.5 billion last year, due in large part to the recession and slow recovery. [BusinessWeek] Cheese geeks still love talking about af ... More >>
Amazon is going to have a press conference in the city Wednesday, which probably means it's going to show the world a new tablet, the New York Times reports today. But the question that looms is: will everyone be dying to have an Amazon tablet when there's already the iPad?
There's been much talk of restaurants using Ipads for menus (side note: having perused the iPad wine menu at Compose, we understand the appeal), but the West Village restaurant De Santos (139 West 10th Street, 212-206-9229) has taken things to the next level: Servers use iPad 2 tablets to tak ... More >>
Look at iPad Head Girl! She strolls around Bryant Park! She "reads!" Men, and exclusively men, sidle up to her to gawk! At the end one decides to touch her iPad face and finds articles like "Decode Her Bedroom Sounds!" So all in all it turns out to be icky and degrading, despite the fact that the a ... More >>
In today's edition of Press Clips, our daily media column, the seriously unserious comedians at "America's Finest News Source" do the "I get no respect" routine, kicking off a campaign to score journalism's highest prize, while some more traditional reporters obscure their work, perhaps unint ... More >>
"Most people have trouble conceptualizing $14.3 trillion," Reuters reports about the U.S. government's debt. Yes, it's true! (Duh?) And so they have provided some fun trivia, which actually gets us no closer to understanding what a number that big means, but sure does sound neat. For instance ... More >>
Big news in the world of meta media news today! Details of the long-awaited, vaguely teased New York Times paywall have arrived via a press release from the Paper of Record. It's sort of expensive, compared to free! It's also sort of reasonable, if you feel inclined to support the making of good ... More >>
Combine chocolate and beer this St. Patrick's Day with Brooklyn-based Nunu Chocolates' line of "Beer Chocolates." [NY1] At Yelp's headquarters in San Francisco, employees have 24/7 access to a keg of beer, but staff has to log in to an iPad app that records how much they drink. [NY Magazine] ... More >>
Fine-art photography at its best
In the deluge of uninteresting news about the forthcoming iPad 2 from Apple, it's tough for media organizations to find an original angle. For the New York Daily News, the answer is breasts -- the answer is always breasts. "The launch of Apple's iPad 2 on Wednesday left a lot of consumers exc ... More >>
Will It Have Number Munchers?Steve Jobs surprised the crowd and received a standing ovation at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco today. It was thought Apple COO Tim Cook would fill in for the reportedly ailing Jobs, but the Turtlenecked One was there to announce the release ... More >>
The script for Aaron Sorkin's new HBO pilot, as of yet untitled, has been obtained by Flash, the gossip desk at News Corp.'s iPad newspaper The Daily, corroborating rumors that Keith Olbermann's ego will indeed be growing soon. Sorkin, who allegedly spent time studying both Olbermann and Chri ... More >>
Actors read stories from Electric Literature
Corgis, the favored breed of the British royals, are versatile little dogs. They can run on treadmills; use Apple products; they can even play tetherball! Hopefully this will inspire you to watch the Puppy Bowl, which you should be doing.
It's day two of Rupert Murdoch's iPad newspaper, The Daily, which launched yesterday to many tweets. Already, they're dominating the online media conversation, in certain circles, but not just for the 360-degree photographs. This morning, the paper-less paper teased a "touching interview" wit ... More >>
Rupert Murdoch looked regal. When I got to the revolving doors of The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum it was swarming with people frantically operating smart phones, but I saw beyond them, to the screen assembled against the back wall. It was sixteen iPads wide by sixteen iPads high and there, s ... More >>
Maybe, sort of! Hugh Hefner took to Twitter on Tuesday to share the good, if incomplete, news: ""Big news! Playboy--both old & new--will be available on iPad beginning in March." According to its founder, the digital editions "will include the whole magazine from the first issue to the latest ... More >>
Steve Jobs has reportedly decreed that no paid newspaper subscribers overseas shall receive a free iPad edition through the App Store because that shorts Apple their 30% cut, according to the Dutch deVolkskrant, as relayed by AppleInsider. This comes on the same day MediaMemo announces that R ... More >>
The Daily, News Corp.'s much anticipated iPad newspaper, will release its first issue on Wednesday, January 19, 2011, according to a report from Forbes' media writer Jeff Bercovici, though a company spokesperson is still mum on the drop date. In the meantime, the new publication, which everyo ... More >>
For those of us who never really quite grew out of our elementary school love for giant prehistoric beasts, this is pretty exciting. The American Museum of Natural History has just announced a new exhibit, starting April 16, called "The World's Largest Dinosaurs." Sauropods, a special group o ... More >>
The iPad is an increasingly popular tool restaurants employ as as part of their point-of-sale systems. [Nation's Restaurant News] Kroger has recalled several brands of pet food in 19 states, because of possible aflatoxin contamination, which can cause sluggishness and diarrhea. [Bloomberg] ... More >>
This week in food blogs ... Eater listed its top 10 food trends that didn't quite take off in 2010. Pizza cone, anyone? Grub Street wondered just how Alan Richman managed to name Lincoln, which earned pretty blah reviews across the board, the best new restaurant of the year. Serious Eats named it ... More >>
thestar.comReservations of the future OpenTable is getting some competition in the online reservations game from RezBook, a new reservation and table management system that uses the iPad (because you can't be competitive in this day and age without an iPad).
squareup.comiPay?Cup of pour-over drip coffee? There's an app for that. Small restaurants, cafés, and other vendors are using a new smartphone application called Square that allows them to charge customers directly from an iPhone or iPad. Are the days of cash registers numbered?
Previously, on Lost: we revealed the names of a bunch of people who fate landed in the News Corp. building to go work on Rupert Murdoch's Dharma Initiative, a daily newspaper for the iPad called The Daily. Now we know who some of The Others are. Press Clips, Day 25, The News Corp Daily iPad Kill ... More >>
Remember that time Apple released this thing called the iPad and a bunch of people who worked in media were like ooh I wonder if it's going to save us so pretty wanna touch and everyone else was like it's just a giant fucking iPhone I don't get it and then people went out and bought it? Well, ... More >>
VICTORY! for a New York City newspaper, while the rest are going down, down, in an earlier round. A new, familiar byline at New York's Vulture, and a new, familiar byline at AgencySpy. The iPad is still just The iPad, but Twitter is definitely still Twitter. Howard Kurtz at The Daily Beast is sti ... More >>
Almost a year after its untimely demise, Gourmet is officially undead, thanks its resurrection as a brand, spanking new iPad app. Per Diner's Journal, the app, called Gourmet Live, features videos, recipes, and features drawn from a mix of old and new content. The app has a content-sharing a ... More >>
Yesterday, New York Observer editor-in-chief Kyle Pope squeaked out on Twitter: "Running an unabashedly positive story on the front of tomorrow's Observer. When's the last time that happened?" He won't find anybody who remembers when, because "unabashedly positive" stories aren't exactly the ... More >>
via the New York Times/ Suzanne DeChilloHe's an entrepreneur, he loves pets, he lives in Carroll Gardens, and he earns enough to comfortably afford an iPad. Too good to be true, right? Yes, yes, of course.
Those who think apps are the future of the internet just got more ammunition--Gourmet will be revived as Gourmet Live, an app that will offer "an ever-expanding collection of articles, photos, video and more about: seasonal foods, holidays and special occasions, restaurants, travel and food c ... More >>
There are a lot of people who really want iPads, and some of those people will use items they should probably conceal in order to get them. However, other far less dazed and deficient consumers just want to conceal their iPad -- which is why numerous iPad outfits have emerged from the tech-sa ... More >>
A dolphin in Mexico has now been trained to communicate which inanimate object he wants to play with via pecking an iPad. According to dolphin researcher Jack Kassewitz of SpeakDolphin.com (add to the list of jobs we want): "The dolphin loves the iPad. He can actually make the thing work. We' ... More >>
Apple reports that 2 million iPads have been sold since the device hit the market a mere two months ago. Last Friday, iPads finally rolled out for a bunch of jealous countries including Australia, Britain, Japan, Canada, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, and Switzerland. In July, Austria, Belgiu ... More >>
As if it weren't enough for them to tell you when to stand, when to sit, and how much they're going to extort you for the privilege of watching a World Series team phone it in on important rivalry series', the Yankees management is now telling you which telecommunications devices you can (or ... More >>
In items we would never purchase even if we did have the money but that might be nice to see in person, and perhaps hold in our warm arms for just a moment, we have "The Solid Gold iPad SUPREME Edition" (uniquely designed and crafted by Katherine Hughes of Stuart Hughes, a company that's real ... More >>
wordridden/flickriBless this food.So, you've just sat down for shabbat dinner and -- oy, gevalt! -- you forget the proper blessing for gefilte fish right in front of Bubbe. Or maybe you're an ambitious goy, G-d bless you, who wants to impress your significant other's devout family, but come s ... More >>
Here's our Tuesday night crime roundup (complete with celebs, pimps, and Gambinos, for all of you who can't wait for your Us Weekly): Michael Douglas' son Cameron was sentenced to five years in prison for dealing meth and coke. Prior to the sentencing, Douglas composed a handwritten letter ... More >>
Big News! Jen and I just managed to hornswoggle our overlord into letting us expense an iPad. We have big plans for it.
If there's anything that reasonably makes older folk fear the future, it's when they struggle to keep up with the rapidly changing pace of technology. Adaptation, as we know, is crucial to survival. It prevents those younger than everyone else from vetting them out of society via natural sele ... More >>
The first release of the Apple iPad went on sale at 9 this morning to the long lines of customers who were camped out in front of Apple Stores and Best Buys waiting to buy them. The hand-held 9.5" touchscreen computers, which can access WiFi but not yet 3G (those go on sale later this month) ... More >>
Ken/The Cooks' DenWhere cheese meets cranium.File under Random, Weird Shit That May Make the World a Better and More Tolerable Place: Someone has taken it upon himself to make a Steve Jobs cheese head.