Fifteen years ago today, Comedy Central's hit South Park first aired its iconic "Mr. Hankey the Christmas Poo" episode. Along with introducing the notion of "Christmas poo" into seasonal holiday conversations, it offered the first major glimpse of co-creator Trey Parker's song-writing capabilities. ... More >>
Wylie 'n Padma, with Wylie looking wily.
I'd been at a birthday party at Momofuku just before Top Chef Season 7, Episode 10 aired. Knowing that I'd drawn the short straw and had to write about it, I cycled home in a lather, filled to the brim with fried chicken, corn salad, and pork-belly ss ... More >>
Here's a challenge: try to imagine a major network television news program -- one with a long, storied reputation for hard-hitting journalism -- assigning a reporter to follow around OJ Simpson's current love interest (whoever that might be), in order to drum up sympathy for how difficult lif ... More >>
The cycling enthusiasts who repainted a bike lane in Williamsburg and were arrested for it early this week have, we think, achieved a journalistic watershed in mainstreaming the use of the word "hipster."
Sure, there was the Hipster Grifter story, itself a kind of watershed, but hers was a f ... More >>
People seem fascinated with that new picture of Charlie Manson, but all it says to us is that Charlie's getting older, like everybody else (though his forehead swastika's hanging in there). Much more interesting, we think, is this picture taken by Pete Souza, now Obama's official photographer, in 1 ... More >>