"Are you excited to be here?" I ask. "I'm, like, fucking cumming in my pants," replies Tucker. It is 8:45pm on a Sunday evening, and I am waiting in a fake Tuscan piazza with the members of Total Slacker (Tucker Rountree, Emily Oppenheimer, Dave Tassy and Zoe Brecher) -- a Brooklyn band who specia ... More >>
Did you know there was once a time when products were just products? Of course, now products are powerful things that decide your gender for you. Why else would companies spend so much of their time making "Men's" versions of even their most basic items? For the chance to sell twice as many of them ... More >>
Over the weekend, Mayor Bloomberg quite generously donated $350 million to Johns Hopkins University, bringing his total contributions to his alma mater to a whopping $1.1 billion. The Times has the exclusive story of Bloomberg's philanthropic track record, including fun mayoral trivia (he's 70! he c ... More >>
Recently, Voice Media Group held a competition to help determine the best music writing in the pages and on the blogs of its 14 papers. This winning piece by Shea Serrano first appeared on L.A. Weekly's West Coast Sound music blog. By Shea Serrano 1:04 pm: In about 25 minutes, I'm going to be ch ... More >>
According to the Associated Press, Coke, Pepsi, and Dr. Pepper are rolling out new vending machines that will post the calorie counts of the drinks. "They're seeing the writing on the wall and want to say that it's corporate responsibility," Mike Jacobson, executive director of the Center for Scienc ... More >>
As the rest of us rolled our eyes in disgust Wednesday when Mayor Mike Bloomberg announced his proposal to ban big-kid cups for sugary drinks like soda, Gawker blogger Drew Magary penned a lengthy "rant" about how upset he is that the media isn't applauding Bloomberg for treating adults like babies. ... More >>
Cold refreshment is a big fucking deal.Sick of the never-ending coverage en route to the 2012 presidential election? Wish you could just drink yourself to sleep and wake up when it's all over? The Obama 2012 campaign store is here to help. Their online shop is selling a Joe Biden beer koozie ... More >>
Girls, go drink your diet sodaSeems like just the other day women were getting their panties in a bunch about Chick Beer, the brew whose six-pack has been fashioned to look like a purse and which is low-cal and low-carb because it was a beer that was "exclusively for the ladies." Well, now c ... More >>
A trademark infringement lawsuit has broken out between the original Dublin, Tex.-based Dr. Pepper Bottling Co., which has been bottling the soft drink since 1891 and still sells cane-sugar-sweetened "Dublin Dr Pepper" online, and brand's current owner, the Dr. Pepper Snapple Group. [Wall Str ... More >>
This stumpy little week has ended, so it's time to take a look back at what there was of it: Lunch at Jeffrey's Grocery is pretty disappointing. Bobo's Adam Rothstein talks garden-to-glass cocktails and other potable goodies. A heroic if losing battle to eat a Coolhaus ice cream sandwich.
Each week in The Daily Shot, we have ourselves a drink that we think you should try, too. The Dr. is in (this drink).The drink: Dr. Pepper Cocktail The bar: Brooklyn Star (593 Lorimer Street, Williamsburg, 718-599-9899 ) The price: $8 The ingredients: Gin, Dr. Pepper syrup, grapefruit jui ... More >>
You can whistle Dixie—and drink and eat it, too
This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema goes West African at Papaye, Uptown African Restaurant, and Accra. Lauren Shockey finds fun and value in Midtown at Tenpenny. Sam Sifton discovers the reason Brooklyn Heightians are staying close to home these days, awarding Colonie one star: "Long and ... More >>
It's the return of the most talked-about Grammy Awards live blog--a collection of quips, blips, and arguably insightful observations that dares to match the actual Grammy telecast in terms of pure spectacle and Justin Bieber mentions. Please join our hosts Tom Breihan and Ryan Dombal below, and keep ... More >>
wotthe7734There's a whole lot more dust now than ever before. Don't believe us? Wipe your finger on your desk. Not dusty? Read this recently written scientific report in the science journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics; it's real science-y. Still not convinced? Then feast your eyes on th ... More >>
Milk Bar's red velvet cake soft serveAs soft-serve ice cream flavors go, pandanus leaf and red velvet cake aren't exactly your basic chocolate-vanilla swirl.
Robert De Niro isn't too broken up over the closing of Ago, especially now that a new Andrew Carmellini-cheffed restaurant has opened up in its place. Locanda Verde will feature affordable rustic Italian dishes like gigantoni with shrimp meatballs, gabagool with broccoli rabe bread, and fire-roasted ... More >>
Soho Rep's new play ground
Moore of the same: Another '50s mom, spice-free this time
A little bit o' Texas in an obscure corner of Williamsburg
The Mayor Wants to Ban Smoking in Bars to Protect Workers Against Second-Hand Smoke. Choked Up?