Reading from the same playbook as Texas Governor Rick Perry, Mayor Bloomberg toured the Bay Area this weekend trying to lure tech investors and young grads back east with promises of good times and pretty girls. As if San Francisco was just one extended sequence of Revenge of the Nerds.
Yesterday's stars at today's prices
One can only read so many stories about flesh-eating humans and the zombie apocalypse before considering a go bag. Here's mine:
She's always been charming to me--funny, available, and one of NYC's reliable delights. I've always loved her cool and knowing way on the air, and the quick banter she's flung with Chuck Scarborough on WNBC/Channel 4 news shows.
Tonight, we'll be covering the 84th Annual Academy Awards, live from a computer. Stay here on Runnin' Scared for exclusive insight and commentary from a Hollywood insider who has seen THREE movies this year (not including a two-part episode of The Mentalist that looked pretty big-budget). Who ... More >>
This article delves into the possibilities, wondering, "How can bacon-doughnut egg burgers possibly be good for you?"
The Times' Alex Williams has compiled an aural history of the Pavilion, the long-running indoor/outdoor Fire Island Pines dance club, which burned down on Monday (when, fortunately, no flaming queens were inside).
I did once--and it was so not me. I mean, I'm usually much more passive aggressive about things.
Ick versus critic
This week in the Voice, Stacey Anderson writes about an encounter her father had with Brian Wilson -- and why she has the melody to "God Only Knows" tattooed on her shoulder. Anna Merlan introduces us to Solange Lambert and Cosmo Salerno, residents of Surf Manor, an adult-care home. Both So ... More >>
The marvelous site called Thenewgay.net just posted an interview with me, conducted by Chris Robinson, and I have to say I'm prouder of this one than the usual. Even though it was done on the phone--not by email, the way so many of these things are conducted--I'm way more articulate than usu ... 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 >>
The lovely couple.Closing out a very important series of punny exclusives from the New York Post, the foot model (the "Heidi Klum of foot models," to be exact), who fell in love with her Upper East Side doorman (they had to hide their love for fear of getting in trouble with the building/neig ... More >>
I swear! My cute shtick about drinking Diet Coke every day is no longer terribly amusing. A new study says that people--and journalists--who do that have a 61% higher chance of a "vascular event."
I dance, I chat with Brooke Shields, I learn about female private parts
Just a week ago Newark Mayor and "social media darling" Cory Booker was digging out his own citizens a tweet at a time, subsisting on Diet Coke and Advil, and becoming the hands-down hero of Snow-pocalypse 2010. Now he's taken to Facebook and Twitter with another cause: He plans to hit 240 ( ... More >>
Everyone's mad at Mayor Bloomberg, who has the AUDACITY to have a snow-plowed street, in front of New Yorkers and God and the rest of us. Meanwhile, commuters have to walk in traffic, or hurdle the piles left at the edges of sidewalks like mountain goats, or, at the very least, like active pe ... More >>
As someone who consumed a nearly full can of Four Loko last night and is paying for that ill-advised move in delayed mental and visual responses, circular logic, lack of focus, and a world of regret, I feel well equipped to comment on today's latest ban of things that teenagers like. A law no ... More >>
As someone who's obsessively tried every imaginable brand and flavor out there, I can definitively tell you which diet sodas manage to most closely replicate the taste of real sodas. And that's not an easy feat considering they basically have to imitate a delightful mix of chemicals and corn ... More >>
via WikipediaRecently, I bought a huge vat of Maxwell House coffee because it was on sale and it seemed like such a great bargain. But when I got home, I looked on the container and realized it was coffee lite!
At the cozy Hell's Kitchen hangout Bar-Tini Ultra Lounge and Resort the other night, drag star Epiphany told me something very wise. She observed that one good thing about the recession is that there's way less date rape. Said Epiphany, "You think this is the '90s, when we could afford to g ... More >>
Famed chef returns to the Meatpacking District
Well, it's certainly better than shilling for Diet Coke or pimping frozen foods, but still, the sight of Anthony Bourdain dancing with giant plush toys is a bit unsettling. Bourdain donned a doctor's coat to do a skit on Yo Gabba Gabba (it will air on March 10), a Nickelodeon show that his toddle ... More >>
This week in food blogs... Eat Me Daily reviewed the Momofuku cookbook and found the hype justified. Midtown Lunch noticed that Schnitzel & Things, perhaps amped up by the TIWYF challenge, wrapped a bratwurst in pork schnitzel. The Atlantic Food Channel noted that Europe put a stop to crazy healt ... More >>
Mike Licht/NotionsCapitol.com/flickrYesterday, NYU held a panel discussion entitled "Food Show: When Performance Becomes Lunch and Why We Finally Have an Appetite for a New Sort of Cooking Show." Though the title could have used a bit of editing, the panelists were a well-curated bunch: Harol ... More >>
Here's why we thought this was going to be the Season of the Beard, and that excessive tattoos would be banished forever. Were we ever wrong! Yes, we watch Top Chef obsessively. We can't help it. But we hate ourselves the next morning, and here are the reasons why, in reverse order. ... More >>
I love both Diet Coke and Tom Colicchio, but I'm not sure how to feel about last night's Diet Coke commercial with Colicchio that played during the Oscars. It probably wasn't aided by being associated with, in my mind, the scary musical numbers and shots of Zac Efron that last night's ceremony fea ... More >>
(art courtesy of cnn.com)CNN's Sean Callebs is spending a month living on food stamps in an interesting fusion of recession coverage, foodie blog, and CNN kookiness (if you've ever watched American Morning, you'll know what I mean). In Louisiana, where Callebs lives and works, one out of every six ... More >>
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