Wayne Koestenbaum pays tribute to the ’80s
Playing evil is more fun than playing good anyway, right?
Nontrivial pursuits, 1990s edition
It seems like almost every day, we read a story that makes the social network come off as that much creepier and then proceed to open a new tab on our browser, pull up Facebook and scan our notifications. And this one, in regards to marketing, it is a real doozie.Yesterday, the social media giant an ... More >>
Much to your dismay, we're sure, nude photos of Jersey Shore star "Snooki" have surfaced and currently are making the rounds on the Internet. Snooki, as you know, is more of a punchline than an actual person -- often ridiculed for her "meatball"-esque appearance and Jersey-like demeanor. That said, ... More >>
Indianapolis mobilizes for an epic battle with an urban legend
In this day and age, technology has learned to fuck with us. Facebook will change, without seeming to give us any notice whatsoever! The unfailing Gmail may fail, and none of us will be able to communicate! Those of us who are busy "doing things" on the Internet (where else would we do things ... More >>
Gang Gang Dance (DJ Set) w/ Lunice, Miracles Club, Laurel Halo P.S. 1 Saturday, July 23 Better than: Your average art-museum function. Most show reviews you've been reading over the last week have probably begun with, or at least nodded towards, the extreme heat we've been working through ... More >>
With their popularity (or at least ubiquity) at an all-time high, the hacktivist group Anonymous still can't play nice with others, but it's not their fault -- at least in their own estimation. Google banned the online mischief-makers from the new social network Google , where they had create ... More >>
Today in uncool corporate news, we have the case of humorless fashion retailer Forever 21, a store that has, for the record, been sued various times for copyright infringement. Despite being rather public Christians (their bags have "John 3:16" written at the bottom), they seem to be not part ... More >>
Go to Google and search for "Helvetica," the respectable font. The joke is that the results come up in "Comic Sans," a less respectable font. Get it? This day sucks.
Today, almost every media operation in the world has already attempted or will soon attempt to make a joke at the expense of their readers, viewers, visitors, or customers. Most will actually fool very few, while even less will be funny. We've already noted some of Google's gags for the day, ... More >>
Rebecca Marx Where once there was New York Hot Dog & Coffee, there will soon be Scali Caffé. A stroll by 245 Bleecker Street earlier this afternoon turned up both a new awning and a smaller sign advertising a selection of cured meats that the restaurant will ostensibly serve.
The Tri-State Transportation Campaign has released a report identifying the most dangerous roads for pedestrians in New York City, New Jersey, and Connecticut, where an average of 415 walkers are killed yearly. The (sort of) good news: They've also released interactive Google maps showing the ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyWhat to eat before a marathonPanya is a great one-stop shop for inexpensive Japanese eats and home to a bountiful Japanese breakfast. But we discovered today that it's also the maker of what might be the most carbolicious sandwich ever: the yakisoba sandwich.
Winona Chiropractic Center in Winona, Minnesota, hired a web designer to create a site with which to advertise their business. Apparently, they didn't follow through with the appropriate payments, so the web designer went back into the site and started recoding. Here's a link to the site. Mak ... More >>
Carolyn Coles/FlickrEggs Benedict, brunch's bête noir.Finally, some statistical confirmation that we as a city have a bizarre compulsion to spend our weekend mornings lined up outside of eating establishments.
Google Street View. It's techy, it's helpful, it's even caught drug dealers! But there are certain things that should perhaps be left off the Internet, like your underwear, hung up to dry on a clothesline. Or, at least, that's how a Japanese woman who is suing Google for the equivalent of $7, ... More >>
Just your average Sunday afternoon. Pics by Chris, more below.Waffles & Tits 3: Heavy Metal Parking Lot House of Yes Sunday, October 24 Waffles & Tits, Brooklyn's traveling shit-show of a Sunday-afternoon party, is equal parts rock opera, Vaudeville revival, and Gathering of the Juggalos-esq ... More >>
The second part of the change-up at Business Insider comes down the transom! A leaked memo about protest at Fox News, and, hey, activists! Here's how to get around those pesky security arrangements. This American Life host Ira Glass is...singing Elliott Smith. Rupert Murdoch has surrendered t ... More >>
Doing a lot better now, thanks. Pics by Jason Gross, more below.M.I.A. Terminal 5 Monday, September 27 Better Than: Getting drenched at her last gig. Listen, Maya, if you don't like this review, don't Tweet my cell. You're having a shitty year, but everyone else has, too. Yours is just more ... More >>
An exhibit and book look back at the future
It takes the New York Times exactly 700 words today to admit their trend piece on the length of movie titles may very well be another entry into the canon of article-length specious claims. The crux of the article is that "with studios churning out more sequels than ever, and eager to link th ... More >>
An anguished Dad wonders
The now-defunct Chanterelle's David Waltuck and his team are no longer consulting for Macao Trading Co. Erik Cereceres has taken over the kitchen there. [NY Times] Petite Crevette chef-owner Neil Ganic reportedly went nuts on a couple who were unhappy with their lobster. The couple says he c ... More >>
A new study reveals that the brain responds to junk food the same way it does to heroin. According to researchers, "this is the most complete evidence to date that suggests obesity and drug addiction have common neurobiological underpinnings." [Grist] Meanwhile, Paul Rudnick, the author of I ... More >>
The newest Coke product is a mini can, less than half the size of a standard 20-ounce bottle that contains just 90 calories. Expected to hit stores in December, the mini cans are meant to act as a "portion-control option," as part of Coca-Cola's "Living Well" initiative. [Washington Post] Da ... More >>
The latest trend in cocktail mixing? Bartenders are using edible flowers in their drink recipes -- from house-infused spirits to infused syrups to products like St. Germain elderflower liqueur. [NY Times] Meanwhile, bacon-infused spirits and other "carnivorous cocktails" are all the rage. Fo ... More >>
Artist Dan Graham approves Abe Vigoda
The farm-to-glass movement parallels the farm-to-table movement, only the chefs are of the bar variety. Such bar chefs prefer to shop for fresh produce at farmers markets and organic-food stores, and shun pre-mixed syrups and bottled juices. [USA Today] Upscale gastropubs are getting the pub part r ... More >>
America is such a beautiful place. Cheftestants can score lucrative promotional deals or simply create their own clothing lines or eat overpriced Italian food at restaurants where your purse gets a special stool. America!Wow, I had no intention of doing another Top Chef post today, but then I stumbl ... More >>
Our former sister publication, the East Bay Express, ran an incendiary story today, reporting how the consumer restaurant review site yelp.com may be shaking down restaurants by offering to alter the reviews that appear in its restaurant listings -- for $299 per month. The alteration takes the ... More >>
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