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One pig a week in the Bronx
When the first trailer for Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby was released a year ago, it was set to the music of Jay-Z and Kanye West's "No Church in the Wild," from the sometimes duo's incredibly self-important Watch the Throne album. On the surface it made sense. Jay-Z -- who retired as a rapper in ... More >>
Animal Farm: 2013, 1998, 1954, 1946, 1879 Molasses Books Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., free This little piggy went to market. This little piggy stayed home. This little piggy wrote a politically charged parody a mere 14 delicate days after the 9/11 attacks and barely sidestepped legal action, but not witho ... More >>
They may not have the same handsome waistcoats or knowledge of hard shake theory as their human counterparts, but robot bartenders can make up for what they lack in style with, hmm, with a digital design system that "monitors alcohol consumption and blood alcohol levels by inputting basic physical d ... More >>
Meet the reverend of real estate
Yesterday activists protested Reebok's flagship store to put pressure on the company to cut its ties with rapper Rick Ross, who recently ... well you already know this story. Whether or not the more than 71,000 signatures collected to get Ross fired will work remains to be seen, but Big Corporations ... More >>
Though it's practically needless to say by now, this Saturday -- March 16 -- is a date that most rock fans have long had circled on their calendar: The 20th anniversary of Kid Rock's remarkable second album, The Polyfuze Method. See also: Scott Stapp Clears Up That Story About the Orgy on Kid Rock' ... More >>
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There's plenty of shit to dislike as well as like about the two parties involved in the lawsuit over the soda-size restriction set to go into effect in March. In the eyes of many New Yorkers, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has come off as an obsessive control-freak during his three terms as mayor. So, whe ... More >>
It's been a long and sugar-coated road toward banning sodas over 16-ounce sizes. But earlier this week, the Health Department confirmed that Mayor Bloomberg's rule won't really be enforced until March 12. In the meantime, violators will just get warning notices.
Coca-Cola has marketed itself as the happy-making drink for more than 100 years. Now the company admits they're a fat-making drink, too. Coca-Cola will run this ad during some of the highest-rated shows on CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC in hopes of proving to the world that the number 1 beverage company ... More >>
These are the 10 best jazz shows in NYC this week.
Is this man the inventor of Coca-Cola, or just an unpopular Confederate general? Over in the Wall Street Journal, Mike Esterl takes a look back at Doc Pemberton, the 19th-century chemist credited with inventing Coke. Though Pemberton died in 1888, his character was plucked from obscurity by Coca ... More >>
These are the best jazz shows in the city this week.
How fancy can you get with McDonald's? During a cook-off at San Francisco's California Culinary Academy, chefs used McDonald's ingredients to create a three-course meal. The charity gala, called McDonald's Unwrapped, was organized to raise awareness regarding McDonald's ingredients.
Alex Bogusky used to create highly successful ads for clients including food industry giants such as Coca-Cola. But now he's fighting the powerful soda brand campaigns that associate sugary beverages with happiness and health. Bogusky has teamed up with the Center for Science in the Public Interest ... More >>
Whole Foods Tribeca isn't the only location with new snack options. Brooklyn Flea is partnering with the chain to launch a new, rotating restaurant at the Whole Foods on Bowery. Beginning on Monday October 22, food vendors from the Flea's weekly Williamsburg market will take turns at a space on the ... More >>
Going beyond soup cans and Marilyns
Roger Waters Yankee Stadium Friday, July 6 Better than: The Yanks taking three of four from the Red Sox. Size matters. Roger Waters proved this Friday night at Yankee Stadium when he put on his biggest-yet production of one of the biggest albums of all time, his former band Pink Floyd's double-LP ... More >>
A couple weeks ago we gave you the molecular formula for making a strawberry: furaneol (cotton candy), y-Decalactone (creamy peach), methyl cinnamate (fruity guava), and ethyl butyrate (fruity). During that same session, Marie Wright, chief global flavorist for Wild Flavors also provided us the re ... More >>
Arif Lohar w/ Arooj Aftab Asia Society Friday, April 27 Better than: Watching a certain very popular video obsessively. As another occasionally devotional songwriter once sang: "The band in Heaven plays my favorite song. They play it once again, they play it all night long." Pakistani folk singer ... More >>
Victoria Jackson went from the big leagues of comedy to the rabid right of modern politics
Hungry for great food writing this weekend? Then check out some of Fork in the Road's top stories from the past week. And make sure to come back later for more news! Bon appétit! Robert Sietsema slurps noodle soups in this week's listing: NYC's 10 Best Bowls of Ramen. Lauren Shockey talk ... More >>
The Food and Drug Administration thinks that a sketchy foreign fungicide might have contaminated Brazilian orange juice -- so FDA officials might start turning away OJ imports from there, according to NJ.com.
Lauren BloombergEnough soda options to give you an anxiety attack. Or a sugar high.If you happen to be strolling into the Fulton Street McDonald's late at night (because that's the only time you eat fast food right?), you may be shocked to discover that the soda fountain is missing. It isn't your ... More >>
Jeff Tidwell / FlickrShe may be pretty funny, but her cheeseball recipe is not.So it seems that this extended holiday weekend has, finally, wound down. And between all of those holiday meals, you must be exhausted from cooking. So don't worry. These are some recipes that won't make you want to bu ... More >>
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Sure, the Mediterranean diet -- full of fruits, vegetables, fish, and nuts -- is healthy. But in the 16 Mediterranean countries that made it famous, people have abandoned it in favor of processed food that's full of fat, salt, and sugar. ABC News] A paper in today's edition of the journal Sc ... More >>
A mixed bag of American classics in Astoria. But no beaver.
photo by Nate "Igor" SmithDidn't even have to resort to Google Image Search for this. Fresh off their miraculous return to New York City, Insane Clown Posse are already gearing up for this summer's 12th annual Gathering of the Juggalos. "We're gonna outdo last year," threatened Violent J when we s ... More >>
Cleaners have finally cleared out all the dead-bug-covered rotting food at that closed Popeye's in East New York. [NY Daily News] A new book pays tribute to 125 years of Coca-Cola advertising and celebrates the great equalizing power of the product. [T Magazine] Alan Philips and Jason Apfel ... More >>
The comedian/writer/rapper is on a collision course with stardom
photo by Nate "Igor" Smith I Am Donald Tour (Donald Glover/Childish Gambino) Red 7 in Austin (SXSW) Saturday, March 19 Fuck Rap Cool. If there was any message Childish Gambino, the rap alter ego of actor/improv comedian/joke writer Donald Glover, wanted to relay to the audience at Red 7, it was ... More >>
Vikram Chatwal is being sued by the group that owns such Meatpacking spots as Abe & Arthur's over the deal he had allegedly promised them to run hospitality operations for his forthcoming Downtown Dream Hotel, which he later gave to the group that owns Marquee. [NY Post] Michelle Obama will ... More >>
An Atlanta radio show host recently revealed what he claimed was the original formula for Coca-Cola, a recipe that includes coriander oil and citric acid. [NY Times] In Nigella Lawson's kitchen, mugs live in a drawer so as not to waste head space in cupboards, and pegs are custom built for s ... More >>
Google has created a "speak-to-tweet" service to allow people in Egypt to tweet with just a voice connection. Via the official Google blog, you can tweet without an Internet connection by leaving a voicemail on one of these international phone numbers ( 16504194196 or 390662207294 or 973161 ... More >>
Mile End's Ruth Wilensky is made with very good artisanal salami -- but the bologna has been omitted. Named after a Montreal neighborhood northeast of Mont Royale, Mile End is a Brooklyn deli that seeks to deliver -- at lunch at least -- a reasonable facsimile of several vernacular culinary ... More >>
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Cathie Black, Mayor Bloomberg's Schools Chancellor appointee that nobody likes, is getting less popular with each passing day -- so unpopular, in fact, that she was given a big "thumbs down" by the panel chosen to evaluate her. Several groups, including city councilmen, state assemblymen, par ... More >>
In memory (and praise) of the tawdry, defiant anti-canon he carried around in his head
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