Well, at least the cohost is gay. He's Australian Karl Schmid, and he told me all about Operation: Vacation--a 15-episode show that starts tomorrow night on Logo as part of their new strain of programming.
What's the show about, Karl?
The easiest way to describe it is Extreme Home Makeover, but i ... More >>
Welcome to the doldrums of winter. Unless you spend your weekends driving to the mountains, you're probably dreaming of warm, exotic locales to escape to during these blustery months. But don't imagine bland lagers and coconut cocktails -- the old drinks of tropical travels -- because more tourists ... More >>
Bag numbers 19 (left) and 18 (right) were, respectively, Blue Bottle's Guatemala Maya Ixil, roasted in Brooklyn, and Four Barrel's Guatemala Antigua Santa Cruz, roasted in San Francisco.
I drink a lot of coffee at home, ground from beans right before being deposited in a French press. I saved the ... More >>
How's this for a PR stunt: you know that obnoxious friend of yours (or perhaps your overly Conservative mother -- hi mom!) who always says that, "if (insert politicians name here) wins the election, I'm moving to Canada?" Well, Queens-based JetBlue airlines wants to make that happen -- but they want ... More >>
Lucy Cooke may have one of the best jobs on the entire planet. She's a documentarian, a sloth documentarian; you've probably seen her work in the happiness-producing "Meet the Sloths," her video about the Aviaros sloth sanctuary in Costa Rica. Animal Planet has realized her talents (and the great po ... More >>
positiveictafrica.wordpress.comA typical Kenyan meal featuring the staple starch called ugali and fried fishMorgan S. asks: I've been told you can get every cuisine in the world in New York City. Is that true?
Dear Morgan: Well, almost. We've got at least 80 distinct cuisines by my estimate, ... More >>
These sloths aren't particularly sad -- in fact, from the looks of things, they're pretty happy -- but they do make us very sad that adopting a baby sloth is probably a bad idea what with our workload and studio apartment and whatnot. Because the levels of adorable represented at the Aviarios Sloth ... More >>
We're all a little jumpy after the crotch-bomber, so it was to be expected that one day a celebrity would find that all her wealth and fame couldn't get her past airport security.
"I was 20 minutes late, big deal," Joan Rivers tells Good Day NY, describing her "ordeal" in Costa Rica, where ... More >>
A city Sanitation Department chief; his father-in-law, an alleged Gambino family soldier; the owner of the popular Staten Island supermarket chain, Top Tomato, long-suspected by locals of having mob ties; and a New York State Court Officer are among 22 people arrested today in an organized cr ... More >>
A 13-million dollar sports betting-ring that was toiling away in
Queens, as well as in other spots, has been busted up by authorities. According
to the Queens District Attorney's office,
indictments and arrests have come down on eleven defendants, one of them a
retired New York City cop.
T ... More >>
boliston/flickrGather all ye lactose faithful: This Sunday, ice cream impresario Ben Van Leeuwen will team up with chocolatier Fritz Knipschildt for an ice cream social at Murray's Cheese. Van Leeuwen, who tells Fork in the Road this will be his first ice cream social, will be serving chocolate, van ... More >>
"I actually threatened to throw the documentary crew off the plane while it was in the air one time."
Iron Maiden guitarist Janick Gers and drummer Nicko McBrain sightseeing in Mexico
In the annals of rock-star heroics, piloting your bandmates, roadies, and 12 tons of stadium equipment safely arou ... More >>