Sorry to throw salt in your New Year's revelry, but as something begins, so too something ends. And that makes us think about death. Because we're sick. And practical. Sickly practical. Practically sick.
ANYWAY, the imminence of death begs an essential question: how will you be buried? It's never ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyChip-chop!For those lamenting the loss of the Hummus Place at 99 MacDougal Street, don't fret too much (after all, you do have another location close by on Seventh Avenue South). Chipsy is set to open in the space formerly occupied by Hummus Place.
Maikel Nabil, a 25-year-old Egyptian blogger, has been sentenced to 3 years in prison after criticizing the military for supporting "the corruption and anti-democratic practices" of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Nabil, who describes himself on Twitter as an "Egyptian Blogger, Activ ... More >>
It's official: LCD Soundsystem will say farewell on April 2, 2011, at Madison Square Garden, to an audience comprised entirely of ticket scalpers and StubHub captcha bots. It was a grim scene this morning on Ticketmaster and Twitter, where LCD fans went first to one and then the other, crying out ... More >>
On the seventeenth day of protests in Egypt, Hosni Mubarak may finally be stepping down, according to reports from Britain's Channel 4 News. Mubarak is expected to transfer power to his newly appointed vice president, Omar Suleiman. Lindsey Hilsum, a Channel 4 reported, said on Twitter that H ... More >>
Wael Ghonim, the Google marketing executive in charge of the Middle Eastern and North African regions, who jumped into the Egyptian protests only to be snatched up by government authorities, is now safe and free, tweeting Monday around 8 p.m. Cairo time, "Freedom is a bless that deserves figh ... More >>
via Al JazeeraMorning, sunshines! Today will be relatively warm with a high of 38, but we can't seem to get away from that wintry mix.
Protests in Egypt are entering their 12th day today after yesterday's "Day of Departure." Al Jazeera reports that the morning has been peaceful, although the milita ... More >>
• The wintry mix has ended, but ice is now falling from buildings. Your next snow hit will happen on Saturday. In the meantime, it's mostly sunny, and chilly. Elsewhere, the country continues to deal with the aftermath of this week's "historic" storm. [NYT, Weather, CNN]
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Looks like Anderson Cooper wasn't the only one. Vice's soldiers reporting on the ground also got attacked by protesters in Egypt today, but whereas the silver fox CNN anchor was polite about the "pandemonium," the Vice crew, as per usual, got really real.
With the government curfew lifted and military roadblocks encircling the city of Cairo, Tuesday is shaping up to be the biggest day of protest yet as the ongoing general strike may top one million marchers tomorrow, according to organizers hoping to oust President Hosni Mubarak. Al Jazeera English ( ... More >>
Anonymous, the amorphous, anarchistic hacker group best known for their constant targeting of Scientology, as well as less admirable pranks like flooding YouTube with porn, have set their sights on the Egyptian government, per a new Anonymous press release. Days of unrest in the north African ... More >>
Here it is, men: The words women most want to hear read from you in response to their online dating profiles are not "Hey, how are you?" "Want to meet for coffee (or preferably a drink)?" "I think we might have some things in common!" or even "Would you consider growing out your armpit hair?" ... More >>
Sam Calagione's nine-year-old daughter owns part of the brewery. Will be popular in high school.
Sam Calagione, the head brewer at Dogfish Head Brewery in Delaware, might look like a frat boy and sound like a total dude, but he's one of the biggest geeks around when it comes to beer. His new ... More >>
MlleNoelle.wordpress.comWill chefs get freekeh fever?
Contained within the Times' glowing review of the Northern Spy Food Company is a mention of the restaurant's risotto, which is made from freekeh, a roasted green wheat. The grain, combined with the risotto's butter and mascarpone, earns th ... More >>
There's a little girl who wants to come home to Staten Island, but can't. Five-year-old Jennah Farag, an American citizen, is in Egypt with her mother, naturalized citizen Rasha Farag, and has been detained by authorities because the girl's passport has expired, reports the Staten Island Advance. Cu ... More >>