She may have coined the phrase "doom soul" to describe her music, but that doesn't mean Cold Specks frontwoman Al Spx is a gloomy person. "I write dark music," she points out. "I think people expect me to be some kind of tortured artist, but I'm not."
Listening to Cold Specks' debut album, I Predic ... More >>
Dominique Strauss-Kahn's scandal has already inspired a Law & Order: SVU episode, but now it's going to become a film starring Gérard Depardieu as the former International Monetary Fund head. According to the AFP, director Abel Ferrara told Le Monde about plans for the film, which he said would sh ... More >>
On August 5, we started a countdown that will give credit -- or blame -- to the people who have contributed most to the sad current state of Scientology. From its greatest expansion in the 1980s, the church is a shell of what it once was and is mired in countless controversies around the worl ... More >>
Each week, Death by Science gets on its hands and knees and crawls around, searching the dark world of science and technology. Often terrifying, sometimes humbling, our discoveries will make you call your best bud and go, "Wha--?" This week, we examine why Germany's E. Coli outbreak has been ... More >>
An unreleased audio message from Osama Bin Laden recorded just before his death has been described as "puzzling" and "a head scratcher" by an official. In the recording, Bin Laden talks about the revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia, but not Libya, Yemen, or Syria. It's confusing that Bin Laden would ... More >>
The explosion of Deepwater HorizonAs we head toward the one-year anniversary of the start of the BP spill in the Gulf (that was April 20, 2010, in case you've forgotten), it's almost as though we've completely forgotten about that old oil spill in the Gulf. Out of sight, out of mind! BP is pe ... More >>
via APFollowing a shift by Hillary Clinton, President Obama spoke from the White House yesterday to take somewhat of a harder line on U.S. intervention in Libya: "If Colonel Qaddafi does not comply with the resolution, the international community will impose consequences. The resolution will be e ... More >>
the East Coast Rapist. viaA man known by police as the "East Coast Rapist" has been apprehended in Connecticut. Aaron Thomas, 39, has allegedly sexually assaulted 17 women in four states (Maryland, Virginia, Rhode Island, and Connecticut). Earlier this week, law enforcement created the aptly ... More >>
The environmental movement might be dying, but the food movement could help change the way Americans eat and farm to be much greener.
Singapore is launching a food truck called Singapore Take Out that will travel the world, making its only North American stop in New York.
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Despite reports that President Hosni Mubarak would step down today, the maligned Egyptian leader took to state television and announced that he would be fulfilling his term. He reiterated his February 1 speech in which he said he would not be running for reelection in September, and that it i ... More >>
Here is a cautionary tale. Jose Luis Ochoa, a 35-year-old man attending an illegal cockfight in Tulare County, California, has died after he was stabbed in the leg by one of the birds, which had a knife attached to its limb. Ochoa was apparently a regular cockfight participant and had been pr ... More >>
A vigil for Giffords last night. (via AP)
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is in critical condition this morning after yesterday's attack in Tucson. Six people died, including a 9-year-old girl and a federal judge, and 13 were wounded. In a press conference last night, Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik ... More >>
Albert Trummer's partner at Apotheke is suing him for ignoring orders to stop using booze to light up the bar for his signature pyrotechnic tricks.
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A new study in the U.K. claims that alcohol is more harmful a drug than crack. Of course, the study was authored by Dr. David Nu ... More >>
Food writer and cook Nigel Slater's bestselling memoir Toast will be made into a BBC One drama, and Helena Bonham Carter will play Slater's stepmother. Freddie Highmore, who starred in Tim Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, will play Slater.
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Wal-Mart is testing the idea of switching to private-label spices by replacing McCormick products with its own generic brand in some stores. The chain is currently responsible for 11 percent of McCormick's sales.
[Wall Street Journal]
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Weight Watchers is taking its competitor, Curves, to court in response to an ad campaign the company is running on cable that denigrates Weight Watchers and claims that Curves' 30-day diet plan is "clinically proven" to work.
Relief workers from the U.N. are sending food vouchers ... More >>
Rap's most awesome teenage millionaire, Soulja Boy, included an actual phone number on his last single, "Kiss Me Thru the Phone," which just came out last month in the UK, and now thousands of English people are calling it--to the hilarious dismay of a very kind seeming Oldham couple who own the n ... More >>
Two people were killed in an explosion at a North Carolina food plant known for producing Slim Jims. More than 40 people were taken to the hospital, including three firefighters who inhaled ammonia gas during the aftermath of the blast.
Gordon Ramsay continues to piss off the Aussies, ev ... More >>
A study from the University of California, Irvine has revealed that the oleic acids found in fatty foods are converted into a memory-enhancing agent when digested. Drugs that are said to mimic this action are being tested.
An Israeli health official has called for swine flu to be renamed "Me ... More >>