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"Thirteen chefs have fallen," says Kevin as if he's talking about victims of a foreign war instead of willing reality show contestants, giving us a taste of the vacuous hyperbole that awaits us. Angelo, meanwhile, carps about his ex-in laws, saying they "just didn't believe ... More >>
BravoHappy, happy, happy!Just as Top Chef viewers are beginning to question their sanity at this point in the season, so it seems are the show's contestants. Last night's episode kicked off with the slightly horrifying specter of Ed running around the house in Tiffany's yellow dress, while Ti ... More >>
Are you hip to the cultural brainworm sometimes referred to as Bros Icing Bros? It involves Smirnoff Ice and humiliation, kind of like your third "real" girlfriend. Regardless: Last night at Cipriani Wall Street, a ceremony celebrating the greater cultural merits of the I CAN HAZ CHEEZERBURGE ... More >>
Today is Columbus Day. Alternate side of the street parking is suspended; schools, city government offices, and courts are closed; mail delivery is suspended. Some banks may be open. So, probably, is the place where you work, as Columbus Day has become, in our work-or-die era, something like an opt ... More >>
Buzz Aldrin approves of Cronkite's coverage of Apollo 11, "explaining each procedure so that the waking world knew what was coming next."
Andy Rooney, who memorably choked up at the original service, plays it safe with a taped tribute from his 60 Minutes crank-desk. He referred to his own s ... More >>
It's the anniversary of NASA's moon shot, which means we get yet another bitch session from a disappointed Great American about our shocking lack of colonies on other planets.We remember a nearly identical whine from Tom Clancy some years ago, no doubt on another portentous anniversary -- it might h ... More >>