When Iron Chef Marc Forgione and LDV Hospitality first unveiled American Cut in Atlantic City a couple of years back, "it was like a first date," says Forgione. "We wanted to see if there would be others. I think the first date went really well. Once that happened, conversation started to be, 'What ... More >>
Yesterday, Angelina Jolie revealed that she'd had a double mastectomy as a preventive measure against a family history of breast cancer, amidst worldwide kudos and admiration. But on Facebook and other places, some were not convinced. "Her breasts were sagging," said one ex "friend" of mine, "so s ... More >>
Better Than: Farmville "Why am I here?" That's the refrain that kept running through my head as I walked into Capitale on the Bowery last night, where Nas, 2 Chainz, Miguel, Elle Varner and a whole host of hip-hop and R&B artists emerged to celebrate the launch of Gig-IT, a new performance-based Fa ... More >>
Fornino Park Slope, the offshoot of the Williamsburg location, closed for renovations a few weeks ago, and promised to be back on February 4. But nothing has changed, the tables are still set, and the lights are out, reported Here's Park Slope. No one answers the phone, and the fairly active Faceboo ... More >>
Here's a hint: Those berry-filled pancakes came from the griddle of an intensely-seasonal Park Slope kitchen. The menu at this sweet Brooklyn spot is constantly rotating -- so go there soon, as the crepe fillings will change -- but the atmosphere is always cool and casual. Need another hint? Find ... More >>
Giardino D'Oro was deep in the heart of Zone A during Hurricane Sandy at 5 Gold Street. Even with 30 inches -- table height -- of flooding, they were able to redo the entire place after the devastating hurricane, and they reopened for business on December 3rd. But it took some help from SpacesTV.
If you're an Aziz Ansari fan (and, if you're not, watch this), then you probably know that the comedian is also very into food. His Park's and Rec character, Tom Haverford, is also a gourmand and regaled audiences a few years back with his epic food abbreviations monologue.
If pictures could talk, would this one explain why rapper Drake spent the weekend in the kitchen with Guy Fieri? The improbable friends look to be extremely focused on proper plating techniques -- because they're fancy, huh-- and not appearing overly studied in front of the camera. The Instagramed ... More >>
Wake up and smell the bacon, because you might not be able to get your hands on the stuff as often anymore. The National Pig Association reports that there will be a world shortage of pork next year due to drought conditions that decimated the corn and soybean crop. According to their release: New ... More >>
No this isn't a real snake. It's 100% cake. Baker Francesca Pitcher, of the UK's North Star Cakes, posted about the cake on her Facebook page on July 29 and it has since gone viral, doubling her Facebook likes in less than a week.
Imagine if you got engaged. Imagine if you waited a loooooong time, like maybe even 10 years, for your wedding. Imagine if, after those 10 years, your would-be lazy-ass husband tells you that the only way he'll actually marry you is if you create a Facebook Group and get a million people to j ... More >>
Not a Columbia gradThe School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University sent out an email warning students not to talk about WikiLeaks on the internet if they hope to ever work in the State Department. The school, which aims to construct new diplomats from scraps of old diplo ... More >>
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg will use Sunday's episode of 60 Minutes like one giant commercial for his company, unveiling the new profile page design on the air. Above is a screenshot of the episode's preview, giving us the pleasure of a first glimpse. In the clip Zuckerberg is described ... More >>
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, we've finally joined the 21st Century--please like us on Facebook, where we've just signed up, after seeing a little movie called The Social Network. And, as always, you can follow us on Twitter too, at @soundofthecity. If you don't, we'll shoot this adorable baby p ... More >>
Facebook is the place for your friends, your farms...and starting soon, it will be the place for your email. According to TechCrunch, the email client is expected to be announced on Monday during a special event Mark Zuckerberg is hosting in California.
Krystal Ball, PoliticanSunday's paper includes a fascinating Style section think-piece entitled "The Facebook Skeletons Come Out" about all of the 2010 politicians with embarrassing photos floating around online. "I think all of us know that politicians would have to confront the Facebook ske ... More >>
This weekend, essays in the New York Review of Books and the New York Times tackle giant questions about the hold technology has on our daily lives. Zadie Smith's "Generation Why?" is ostensibly a review of David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin's The Social Network, but it is much more. It is a disc ... More >>
Online advertisers target Facebook users based on information Facebook claims not to share, according to two new research papers reported on in today's New York Times. The most jarring of the findings indicates that online marketers "cater" to users based on criteria like sexual preference, d ... More >>
As is being reported across the entire internet, but initially by the New York Times, employees of the social network Facebook spent their Friday night spread out across two theaters in Mountain View, watching The Social Network, the movie about Facebook. The group, which gifted the local Cen ... More >>
Here's how to make your Wednesday better, with free beer, in five easy steps, while benefiting corporate interests in the process:
This guy.You may not have noticed if you don't regularly update your social media constituents as to whether you're "eating a sandwich," or "sooooo tired right now," but Facebook is down. On the same day that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced his donation of $100 million to Newark school ... More >>
Some readers see articles like this from Fox News, about the "burglary ring" who found their victims using Facebook Places' geolocation tagging and uncritically mourn the loss of privacy and dangers of the internet. Others see articles like that one and mourn the loss of basic reporting chops ... More >>
Teens can drive at 16, but should they have the freedom to "like" Justin Beiber's fan page? A lawsuit filed Thursday in Los Angeles County Court alleges that Facebook unfairly takes advantage of teens because with that preferential button-push, they endorse a product (or person, or thing, or ... More >>
If you're in Germany, you may soon get a job even with Facebook photos like this.Tuesday, the German government proposed a law that places restrictions on employers' uses of Facebook to protect workplace privacy. But the law, a nice gesture of respect for future employees, ignores Facebook's exis ... More >>
via the Splash News & the PostA Florida teen mom posted pictures on Facebook of her baby with a bong, and was arrested when a Texas tipster alerted authorities. That's the thing about Facebook -- anyone can see it from anywhere, and that's the thing about teen moms, they're still teens, which ... More >>
Tag me!Facebook is taking "crazy cat lady" to a whole new level. You've seen them before, clogging up your news feed like cat hair in a bathroom sink (likely with pictures of cats in sinks). This phenomenon in which people create Facebook profiles for their pets is getting totally out of hand ... More >>
In May, 6.5 million people over the age of 65 joined Facebook, more than any other age group. The over-65 set also has the highest mortality rate, according to this splendid Sunday story in the New York Times, so what's a growing social network to do? Dealing with dead users has been tough on ... More >>
Maybe you've heard about the various misdeeds of young Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg because of the book about him, or the relentless blogging about him, or the leaked IMs, or because you use Facebook and know the distinct feeling of being violated in a sacred area: your Internet priva ... More >>
First of all, it's remarkable that anyone old enough to have been a teacher in the 1970s is also tech-savvy enough to use Facebook -- times they are a-changin' (and I'm sure the same folks get that reference). But it's also very sweet that former students are on Facebook seeking out teachers ... More >>
via Anna Chapman/FacebookShould a spy have a Facebook page? Well, maybe, if she wants to seem as Americanized and actually 28 years old as possible. Or maybe not, if she's caught and turns out to have but 183 Facebook friends, 14 of whom are named some variation of "Alex." Personally, we woul ... More >>
Via New York PostThe New York Post is first to the table on Debrahlee Watch today with this titillating tidbit: The Queens stunner walked into the Chase branch in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where she currently works, this morning wearing a tight-fitting black dress and shiny black stilettos wi ... More >>
AP• Israel is holding more than 600 activists from the Gaza convoy, and international criticism of the country is mounting, with the UN condemning the acts that on Monday killed 9 civilians -- many of them Turks, a country that had once been a friend of Israel -- aboard the flotilla that ha ... More >>
Michael Neff will make you a Wonder Woman cocktail.Ward III opened in Tribeca nearly one year ago. In fact, it's preparing to celebrate its first anniversary at the end of June. The three owners, Michael J. Neff, Kenneth McCoy, and Abdul Tabini, can almost always be found at the bar in some c ... More >>
Today Facebook prepares to roll out a whole new wave of privacy settings which they're pretty much not telling anyone about, for now -- specifics are to be discussed on the Facebook blog, if and when the Facebook dictators see fit.
America isn't the only place print publications are in trouble, and online news organizations aren't the only one threatening them. To find evidence of this abroad, one must look no further than Facebook...in the Middle East.
Dane Boedigheimer, creator of the Annoying Orange online video series, already makes ad revenue probably in the thousands of dollars a month and, according to the Wall Street Journal, has an agent seeking a deal for a TV show starring his irritating fruit character. Using the superimposed human mo ... More >>
Ah, Sunday morning, the time when old people everywhere peer down their noses -- through bifocals with their arms extended -- at the paper, as they attempt to decipher what exactly it is kids are doing these days. This week, it seems high school students are using fake names on Facebook to av ... More >>
On this wonderful morning, take a minute to imagine what it would be like to be so foreign and so out of touch that you scrambled to hire a big-time publicist to fight rumors started about you on Facebook. Then, close your eyes for a second and think about what it would be like to look like Chris ... More >>
Yes, we can!By now we're sure you've heard that redhead of the moment and man of the people Conan O'Brien has found himself a new employer, and a new eight-figure salary, compliments of TBS. Come November, he'll be back on the small screen. Which just goes to show that you can surmount just ... More >>
This letter came in from author Perry Brass, who's brassed off about what he feels is antigay treatment on Facebook: "Dear friends, Here's a link to a feature by Sam Martino, news editor of Out in Jersey, about the faceless minions of FaceBook banning me from ever advertising my book The Manl ... More >>
The New York City Office of Emergency Management this week launched a Facebook page. "If Facebook is where New Yorkers are looking for information," reasons OEM commissioner Joseph F. Bruno, "OEM needs to be there with answers." From the evidence of the site so far, it's mainly a good place to go to ... More >>
Have you been reading Double X? It's Slate's recently-launched lady web site founded by three smart women, one whose bio proclaims that she "got her start in journalism at the New Republic writing contrarian essays." Last week Double X published Katie Roiphe's desperate cry for relevance, "Get Yo ... More >>
Remember when Minnie Driver turned on Oprah and discovered that Matt Damon had given her the axe? What a way to go! Even worse was the actress I know who found out that her longtime director lover was tossing her to the curb--via fax! Not even a messenger pigeon! I've always felt that anyone who's ... More >>
I've already pissed all over Facebook and taken a crapper on Twitter and its supposed tricks and tweets. Well, now I'm here to bang out one more irascible thing on my Luddite typewriter, and that is: To hell with Blu-ray! This is yet another technological development that everyone's starting to fe ... More >>
The words "Facebook" and "forever" appeared together in a lot of news stories this week, but not as an endearment. On Sunday Consumerist revealed that Facebook had changed its terms of service so that, essentially, anything that anyone put on Facebook belonged to Facebook in a "irrevocable, perpetu ... More >>
A gang of Facebook fanatics--led by my soon to be EX friend Susan Anton, lol--are determined to see me get more fake friends, find greater chances for people to tell me they're at the ballet, and welcome increased opportunities to plug the fact that I'm judging jockstrap sniffing contests in New J ... More >>