Don't forget the Alka-Seltzer
Four in a row. The idols that guys look to for sexuality, confidence, and oomph often mask deep-seated problems and insecurities beneath their bulging bravado. Arpad Miklos (above) committed suicide last Sunday, at age 45.
Remembering Joe Strummer
The Maggie Dixon Classic returns
Much of R&B has been devoted to negotiating the relationship between men and women, and Trey Songz has always been traditional in that regard. His new album, Chapter V is organized neatly into three sections. The first and longest section is a hedonistic celebration of the player lifestyle (note the ... More >>
If you walk into the Second Avenue Deli - a kosher eatery that relocated from the East Village, when it actually was on 2nd Avenue, to Midtown - with $24.95 in your wallet, you'll have just enough moolah to buy a little snack called the 'Instant Heart Attack.' The 804-calorie towering sandwich, made ... More >>
2nd Avenue DeliTwo years after Upper East Siders started drooling in anticipation of massive caloric intake, the 2nd Avenue Deli is finally close to opening its doors on First Avenue.
Iconic wrestler and Slim Jim spokesman "Macho Man" Randy Savage died this morning in a car accident after suffering a heart attack, TMZ is reporting via Savage's brother. May he rest in peace. (Don't panic.)
The 2nd Ave Deli is being sued by Arizona-based Heart Attack Grill for trademark infringement due to its "Instant Heart Attack Sandwich." [Reuters] For the past year, the Family Life Academy Charter School in the Bronx has served fresh food in the cafeteria, prepared by a professional chef, ... More >>
Beware: If you're an out-of-shape "older person" who gets neither very much sex nor very much exercise, you might die of a heart attack from doing either, according to a new study. This is not to say that you shouldn't exercise, says the study's author, Dr. Issa Dahabreh of Tufts. Au contrair ... More >>
Nobody likes a heart attack. And according to a new study in The Lancet, most of the things that you actually enjoy in life have a chance of giving you one: "Coffee, alcohol, sex, even breathing -- can all help spur an attack." Ack! Stop breathing, now! Researchers have determined that coffe ... 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."
Yeah, nobody saw this coming: The Daily News reports that "a Brooklyn man whose wife died of a heart attack after waiting more than 90 minutes for an ambulance during last month's blizzard" is filing a $20 million lawsuit against the city. Yes, the onslaught of post-blizzard litigation has begun!
The talented Melissa Leo is winning lots of awards for playing the big-haired, manipulative, and often destructive mother in The Fighter. The real-life woman she plays had a heart attack a few days ago, but she's rallying because she's that kind of survivor.
A New Year's Eve fight in the Atlantic Terminal housing project on Carlton Avenue in Brooklyn cost 51-year-old Michael Ketter his life, police say. Suspect Angel Diaz, 26, surrendered to police on Sunday. Cops say Diaz punched Ketter and pushed him to the ground in the incident shortly before 11 p ... More >>
Update: We've just heard via ABC that George Steinbrenner has died: New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner has died in Tampa after suffering a heart attack, three sources tell ABC Action News. The Steinbrenner family has now released a statement, per MLB.com:
This Is Why You're Fat: Where Dreams Become Heart Attacks, the user-generated blog-turned-book, will go on sale October 27, but you can pre-order it on Amazon now. Creators Jessica Amason and Richard Blakeley have unveiled the book cover, above, which features the lauded doughnut burger... ... More >>
The Staten Island Advance reports that Joseph Marotta, a former Community Board Chairman, died of a heart attack Sunday night after walking the New York City Marathon. It was the 66-year-old's fourth Marathon, a tradition he began after his son donated a kidney to him in 2004. As previously reported ... More >>
One of the two marathoners we earlier reported had suffered non-fatal heart attacks has died. His name has not been released pending family notification -- which must be disturbing, you would think, to the family members of any elder marathoners who have not heard from their kin since the race. Prev ... More >>
Michelle Koutsoubelis of Long Island City had noticed a stranger skulking around the neighborhood, peeping into car windows, so when she had to go out to her own car last night, she asked her neighbor and friend, retiree Nicholas Nowillo, to walk her. Nowillo accompanied Koutsoubelis to her car and ... More >>
We mentioned yesterday a runaway horse reported near Clay Pit Road on Staten Island. We are sorry to learn that the horse was unmanned because its rider had died in the saddle, per the Staten Island Advance. William Whalen, 79, was an accomplished horseman, "full of old cowboy stories," and continue ... More >>
Monday is Saint Patrick's Day—start planning your debauchery now. Gridskipper has a round-up of places along the parade route to get reuben sandwiches (including a blasphemous vegetarian version) to soak up all the beer: Irish-ish Heart Attack Plus, for "agoraphobics," Serious Eats provides a ... More >>
Cheney's health scare could give Bush an esacape
Speculation about a replacement for Dick Cheney just keeps on ticking
U.S. is ousting a retiree too ill to travel