As any grizzled city-dweller knows, the promise of delivery is not without caveat. Chief among the numerous potential contributors to a suboptimal home dining experience are the risk that contents may have shifted during travel, and the risk that your meal may no longer be of ideal temperature as it ... More >>
Sticking around town for a few days? We've got just the thing to make your summer staycation the best choice you've made all week. Here are the six best food and drink events in NYC this weekend.
Let's say you have some friends and/or relatives who haven't figured out yet that it's not all that smart to get their news from people whose entire economic model is based upon keeping those friends and/or relatives pissed off. And let's say those friends and/or relatives occasionally puke back at ... More >>
Lovable kook and daring actress Karen Black is ill, which makes Nitehawk Cinema's series homaging her even more eye-crossingly special.
Get ready for the ruins
If rightbloggers believe in anything, it's that taxes are bad -- especially if they're on people making over a million dollars. When it was revealed that President Obama would propose a tax on millionaires, the brethren loyally manned the barricades to defend America's rich -- e.g., Donald Trump, ... More >>
pointnshoot/FlickrWould you like some fries with your stem cells?Meat. It seems we can't live without it, even if the American Meat Institute, global warming, and the horrors of factory farming keep giving us reason after reason to. Because scientists tend to be a fairly intelligent lot, they ... More >>
No, this is not the Onion. Apparently, the Pope isn't relatable enough these days. Instead, if you're seeking a Catholic role model, you should look to a beer-guzzling, doughnut-pounding, Ned-Flanders-torturing "everyman." Yes. L'Osservatore Romano, the Vatican's newspaper, has published an a ... More >>
James Cotton wails at Lincoln Center
Dance in the alley
Meeting of the minds: On the latest edition of Fox's most serious news show, Smartline, Fox owner Rupert Murdoch and Homer Simpson discuss the dispute with Time Warner that threatens to keep Simpson's reality show from being beamed to millions of New Yorkers. It's the 11th hour of Time Warner's fig ... More >>
You may have seen ads in the papers and on TV -- one in the form of a ransom note -- warning you that Fox TV may go off the air, and that it's either Fox's fault or carrier Time Warner's, depending on who is paying for the advertising. Fox wants the cable company to pay a "retransmission co ... More >>
The Times used the term "cool nerds" in an article, and seems at first to have been taken to task for it by psychology professor David Anderegg. Under the headline, "'Nerd' and 'Geek' Should Be Banned, Professor Says," Anderegg is said to believe "that merely mentioning terms like nerd or gee ... More >>
In the words of Homer Simpson, this week's "This Modern World" by Tom Tomorrow is "funny because it's true."
Well, it’s finally over. The dream of Rudy and Hillary duking it out to be the next president died last night with Giuliani’s third-place finish in the Florida primary. As the Daily News notes on its front page, “The Fat Lady’s Singin’,” and it’s a sad, sad song. You can almost pictur ... More >>
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