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    August 22, 2014

    The Westboro Baptist Church Is Coming Back to New York to Picket the Media, the 9/11 Museum and "FaceBook"

    The Westboro Baptist Church will return to New York City in September as part of an ongoing bid to troll the universe and fill their days with some semblance of meaning. According to their picket schedule, the protest- and lawsuit-happy church/hate group is in Missouri this week to picket the funera ... More >>

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    October 29, 2013

    Uber Delivers Kittens to Newsrooms Around New York

    You may have heard that Uber is promoting their product with #ICanHazUberKitten day. No? Then allow us to explain the Internet's latest abomination thing: The mid-to-high-priceed digi-car service is ferrying kittens from office to office all day to promote its services and raise money for the ASPCA. ... More >>

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    September 25, 2013

    The Met Has a Groupon for Its Technically Free Admissions

    If you've ever tried to enter the Metropolitan Museum of Art, only to receive judgmental stares from staff for foregoing the (technically optional) entrance fee, this one goes out to you: The Met is tied up in two lawsuits over its allegedly "deceptive" pricing tactics, which plaintiffs in the suits ... More >>

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    April 9, 2013

    Daniel McGowan Forbidden From Publishing Articles Without Permission

    After more than seven years, the stack of dehumanizing and seemingly unconstitutional interactions between Daniel McGowan and the American prison system is now piled so high it is teetering over into a recursive mess of bleak and Kafkaesque absurdity. Last Monday, McGowan published a piece on the H ... More >>

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    January 28, 2013

    Ellen Just Turned 55! Here Are 55 Reasons Why We Love Her

    HuffPo has come up with a list as long as Ellen DeGeneres's life, and it's pretty lovely stuff. For example: She's always early. She doesn't think humor should be mean. She did the voice of Dory in Finding Nemo. She came out.

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    January 11, 2013

    George Clooney Beds Cindy Crawford to Sell Tequila

    O.M.G. George Clooney teamed up with Rande Gerber, nightlife impresario and Cindy Crawford's husband, to promote their new drink venture, Casamigos Tequila. As if the idea of these two stone cold silver foxes partnering up wasn't enough to make us start daydreaming, the pair is starring in an ad w ... More >>

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    September 10, 2012

    Rightbloggers Declare Democratic Convention a Failure -- Which May Be Why It Succeeded

    A week after the party of Kang had their national convention, the party of Kodoshad theirs in Charlotte, NC. It was a lively affair, with a floor fight strong-armed by party bosses, and big speeches by Bill Clinton, Michelle Obama, Sandra Fluke, and some guy running a crap economy who nonetheless no ... More >>

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    August 20, 2012

    Andrew Zimmern Launching Food Truck, Anita Lo Hates Cafeteria Food

    Columbia University's magazine interviews Anita Lo and reveals that she started cooking because her college cafeteria was really gross. "'At the time, Columbia's was known as one of the four worst university cafeterias in the country,' says Lo. 'I wasn't giving in.' She moved off campus after her fr ... More >>

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    August 13, 2012

    Mike Bloomberg, Health Cop: Where's The War On Wheaties?

    Mayor Mike Bloomberg has declared war on sodium, baby formula, sugar and, most recently, soda. But if Hizzoner is so concerned with your health, where's the war on Wheaties?Wheat is actually pretty horrible in terms of its ability to turn people into unhealthy fatsos. And unlike soda, it apparently ... More >>

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    August 10, 2012

    Bourdain at CNN, Michelin-Starred Women, and a Teen Chef

    Anthony Bourdain talks about leaving the Travel Channel for CNN: "There are a lot of places where me and my team have been wanting to make television for a long time and haven't been able to. And CNN has the infrastructure and inclination to make those places doable." [AdWeek] Who are the best fema ... More >>

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    August 2, 2012

    Under The Toque: Danny Bowien Too Successful, Andrew Zimmern On Almost Eating Foreskin

    Danny Bowien talks to the New York Observer on being a really successful chef..and (sort of) complains: "You become a chef and it sucks...because you don't get to cook anymore. Like you're basically just managing, doing paperwork and making sure your dishwashers show up." [New York Observer] Appa ... More >>

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    July 18, 2012

    7-Eleven Has Mashed Potato Vending Machine--In Singapore. When Do We Get Ours?

    Put in your dollar, and you're good to go. You may have noticed we haven't heard much from Fork in the Road San Francisco correspondent Tracy Van Dyk lately. That's because she's driving from San Francisco to Tierra del Fuego, Argentina with a companion known only as "A". But she paused a moment s ... More >>

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    June 19, 2012

    Reviewing the Doritos Locos Taco

    William Grimes, former restaurant critic at The New York Times, reviews the Doritos Locos Taco today:Like almost every normal American, I like Doritos Nacho Cheese Flavored chips. For precisely that reason, I regarded the taco version with dread. Would it violate the spirit of the chip? Or, converse ... More >>

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    June 1, 2012

    Blogroll Gazette: Savor Fusion Food Court, How to Measure Flour

    Serious Eats heads down to Flushing and reports on the Savor Fusion Food Court. [Serious Eats] How to measure flour: "Use a spoon to stir the flour in the container. Drop spoonfuls of flour into a measuring cup until it's overflowing, then sweep a knife across the rim to make an even surface." [Sa ... More >>

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    May 1, 2012

    Q&A: JD Samson of MEN on Playing Occupy Wall Street on May Day

    JD Samson and MEN are helping to close down today's May Day events with a free concert at 7 p.m. at 2 Broadway in the Financial District. We sat down with Samson on a sun-dappled stoop recently to talk about the show, what Occupy Wall Street means to her, and her band's upcoming album. Village Voic ... More >>

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    April 12, 2012

    Great Response To My Paul Iacono "Coming Out" Piece

    Yesterday, MTV star Paul Iacono came out on this blog, and the response has been like a gigantic LGBT parade. Rosie O'Donnell--whose daytime talk show Paul used to appear on--tweeted him: "SO PROUD OF U PAULY! U WERE THE MOST ADORABLE GAY KID--I FELL IN LOVE WITH U THE MOMENT WE MET--UR PARENTS R ... More >>

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    April 3, 2012

    Bill Dear is Full of It and I Can Prove It

    Here's the big difference between 2012 and 2001. Back in 2001, a private eye with a history of inserting himself into high-profile cases put out a self-published book with the really strange title of O.J. Is Guilty But Not of Murder. I read the book, interviewed the author, spent some time observ ... More >>

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    March 30, 2012

    College Is Still a Waste of Time and Money

    HuffPo recently posted "College Degree Is Cheaper Than The Cost Of Dropping Out," an item imploring young folk to stay in school.

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    March 22, 2012

    Under the Toque: Bocuse d'Or Winners, Marcus Samuelsson's Harlem

    Gordon Ramsay is suing a Montreal restaurant, Laurier BBQ, for $2.7 million over his role in the restaurant's makeover. [CBC via Huff Po] The winners of the European Bocuse d'Or this year were all Scandinavian chefs. See who took home the gold.

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    March 20, 2012

    Huffington Post Explains Its Economic Model...Kind Of

    Yesterday, Runnin' Scared brought you news of Huffington Post's new move to publish university students' seniors theses on its college website (and not pay them), an idea that apparently first surfaced in 2010.

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    March 19, 2012

    Huffington Post Will Publish Your Undergrad Thesis and Probably Won't Pay You

    Maybe the aggregation turbine is broken? Looks like HuffPo, the "internet newspaper," might soon become a term paper mill. Huffington Post College tweeted late last night: "Want to publish your senior thesis on the Huffington Post? Email rharrington [at] huffingtonpost [dot] com for more details. ... More >>

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    February 14, 2012

    Dogs (and UWS Activists) Against Romney Protest Outside Westminister Dog Show

    ​A "Dogs Against Romney" protest brought out more reporters sniffing for a story than pups this afternoon. The animal advocacy group aims to call attention to an infamous incident in which Mitt Romney strapped the family dog in a crate to the roof of the car for a 12-hour drive in the late 1980s ... More >>

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    January 25, 2012

    New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman To Head Obama's New Mortgage Agency

    Last night's presidential address was all about the state of our great nation, but New Yorkers got a nod with the announcement that our very own attorney general will head a new task force charged with investigating abusive lending and risky mortgages. You know, all that fun stuff that led to the ho ... More >>

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    January 15, 2012

    Huffington Post Twitter Account Hacked

    The Huffington Post Twitter account was hacked this afternoon. The tweets, which including homophobic and racist slurs, have since been deleted, but the New York Observer caught them on a screengrab.

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    December 21, 2011

    Scientology Document Suggests Huffington Post Religion Blogger has been on the Church's Payroll

    Joe Grieboski -- on Scientology's payroll?​Former Scientology executive Marty Rathbun made another leak of formerly secret, internal Scientology documents today, and this time he claims to have uncovered that a Huffington Post blogger who defends minority religions, and Scientology, has been o ... More >>

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    November 15, 2011

    Rachael Ray, Guy Fieri to Compete in New Show; The Bean Gets Booze

    ​Rachael Ray and Guy Fieri will star in "Celebrity Cook-Off," a new Food Network program that pairs B-list stars with the top chefs. The contestants, assigned to Team Ray or Team Fieri, will then compete in predictable foodie battles, such as running a New York food truck. Among the culinary v ... More >>

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    November 15, 2011

    Occupy Wall Street Doesn't Pair Well With Online Advertising

    ​ One tricky thing about OWS is that literally any product you advertise next to an item on the protest looks incredibly tacky and forces you to think the words "One percent." At least the Mercedes Benz logo is small. Meanwhile, at the Huffington Post:

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    November 10, 2011

    Food Prices to Increase; Rayon McIntosh Gets Bail Fund

    ​Predictions loom that the next corn harvest will disappoint, and analysts predict the meager crop yield will inflate food costs.[Business Week]The FDA has sent warning letters to 1,200 tobacco retailers in 15 states, finding that many still sell cigarettes to minors as well as offering loosies (t ... More >>

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    October 31, 2011

    Huffington Post Reveals True Self in Time For Halloween

    ​ Finally, a HuffPo vertical that makes sense. Items include "Mraramrmarm: Young Male Zombie Scared For Marriage" and "Zombie Is Not A Choice." In the URL, it's "/culture."

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    October 7, 2011

    Bo Obama Has His Own Extensive Huffington Post Page

    The most popular Obama has his own Huffington Post Page, and it's exhaustive. Has anyone else not thought about Bo Obama in maybe two years? He's grown to be such a handsome dog! The discovery of Bo Obama's HuffPo page interests us much more than Arianna's handful of new verticals. Because:

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    September 27, 2011

    Where to Drink During Oktoberfest; Red Wine Good for Hearts, But Not for Blood Pressure

    ​Eric Asimov finds himself rather underwhelmed by New Zealand Pinot Noirs. [NY Times] Fast-food chains like Starbucks and Burger King have started serving booze, but others say it's not worth the hassle. [NY Times] A roundup of spots to celebrate Oktoberfest includes Zum Schneider in the Eas ... More >>

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    September 24, 2011

    Waste Time With The Jim Henson Google Doodle

    ​ Google Doodles are often inspired, but rarely are they as fun as today's celebrating the day that would have marked Jim Henson's 75th Birthday.

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    August 2, 2011

    Brooklyn Gets a New Vodka; Can Wine Protect You From Sunburn?

    ​Sean "Diddy" Combs' entourage was stopped by French customs for trying to bring too much of his Ciroc vodka into the country. [NY Post] A look at boxed wines found that offerings from Wineberry and From the Tank by Jenny & François Selections were best. [NY Times] Lucas Bols, the Dutch gen ... More >>

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    July 11, 2011

    Rupert Murdoch's Phone Hacking Scandal Now Includes Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Scotland Yard

    ​We noted this morning that the phone hacking scandal plaguing now-shuttered British tabloid News of the World, though it can be traced back for years, had metastasized into a crazy cancer including a possible September 11 connection, rattling Rupert Murdoch's entire News Corporation empire. L ... More >>

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    July 6, 2011

    Eataly to Colonize Our Nation's Capital

    Robert SietsemaAll of this will soon be yours, Washington.​Now that Washington, D.C., has almost digested Shake Shack, it should start priming its collective gut for another New York export. As The Huffington Post reports, Joe Bastianich and Mario Batali are planning to open a branch of Eataly ... More >>

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    June 22, 2011

    Chipotle Doubles Its Organic Produce Use; John Huntsman Digs Mexican Street Food

    ​LA Weekly's Jonathan Gold scores the best assignment ever -- comparing Copenhagen's Noma, San Pellegrino's top restaurant of the year, with Grant Achatz's Alinea for GQ. [HuffPo] The clear grape spirit pisco, originally from Chile and Peru, is making inroads into the crowded U.S. liquor mark ... More >>

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    June 22, 2011

    Jose Antonio Vargas, Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist, Outs Himself as an Illegal Immigrant

    Vargas​In Sunday's edition of the New York Times Magazine, online today, a former Washington Post reporter and senior contributing editor for The Huffington Post, Jose Antonio Vargas, tells the story of his own life as an undocumented immigrant. Sent by his mother to the United States from the ... More >>

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    June 9, 2011

    Sarah Palin Emails Are a Group Job; Huffington Post Passes New York Times in Traffic

    ​We mentioned last week that a large portion of all the emails Sarah Palin sent in her half-term as governor of Alaska are finally being made public long after a few publications requested them via open records laws back in 2008. It's now being reported that the mother-load will drop tomorrow. ... More >>

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    June 8, 2011

    The Best Brief Quotes From the Same Old Future of Media Panel

    Esther Zuckerman ​Today was I Want Media's vaguely titled panel "The Future of Media: 2011," part of the ongoing Internet Week. While most of the discussion was same old, same old (Times digital subscriptions, Gawker redesign, Daily Beast-Newsweek merger), there was a mostly energetic group o ... More >>

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    June 7, 2011

    Glenn Beck Moving to the Internet; Arianna Huffington Pissing Off New AOL Team

    ​After some unsuccessful press jockeying on both sides, negotiations between Fox News and their cash cow-turned-credibility sucker Glenn Beck pretty much disintegrated and so they worked together on his exit from the channel. Now it's time for him to ride his intensely angry, loyal and crazy m ... More >>

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    November 10, 2010

    Press Clips: The New York Observer's New Disclosure Problems

    ​Only one item today: Why didn't the New York Observer's new media writer disclose any potential conflicts of interest with his first cover story for the paper, on Slate? Feels like he should've. Why? UPDATED.

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    May 5, 2009

    Happy Cinco De Mayo! Bloomberg Appointee Resigns After Slurring Mexicans

    It's Cinco de Mayo, and while Mayor Mike Bloomberg is basking in (more!) endorsements from Mexican community leaders today, one of his appointees has just resigned over slurs she made against Mexicans. In response to the swine flu outbreak, Betsy Perry, a member of Bloomberg's prestigious Commissi ... More >>

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    April 16, 2009

    Domino's Grossout Kids Face Arrest; TV Chefs on the Naughty List & Bruni Begs: Eat At Restaurants!

    "Michael" and "Kristy" from the grossout YouTube video in which two Domino's Pizza employees defile pizza toppings before allegedly serving them to customers face felony charges and, possibly, a civil suit. [FOXNews] Don't do as they say or as they do--TV chefs are spreading their bad habits to vie ... More >>

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    November 26, 2008

    Blah Blah Terror Blah Blah Thanksgiving Blah Subway Blah Blah

    Tradition dictates that we inform you "federal authorities" have received "plausible but unsubstantiated" information that "Al Qaeda" may be planning a "terrorist attack" in the "New York City subway" this holiday weekend. Commentary yammers about "the threat we still live under" and "complacency," ... More >>

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    November 5, 2008

    Russell Simmons Knows A Sales Opportunity When He Sees One

    Russell Simmons weighs in at the Huffington Post. Then proceeds to shill, bizarrely, for Eckhart Tolle's The New Earth. But I do wonder—can anybody quantify the effects of the Jay-Z, Nas, Simmons, Mary, Diddy, etc. full-court press these past few months? Is this something a pollster can actually p ... More >>

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    November 4, 2008

    Barnes, Kristol, Marva Call It For McCain

    On Fox News Fred Barnes, decrying the "laughable" bias of the media (from which class the veteran commentator is somehow exempt), calls today's election for McCain, saying that the electorate will split evenly but McCain will eke out a win in the Electoral College. Foremost among his reasons: people ... More >>

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    October 30, 2008

    Rightbloggers Pay Solemn Tribute to HuffPo Writer's Murder/Suicide

    By now you've heard the sad story of Huffington Post Carol Anne Burger, who stabbed her lover Jessica Kalish to death, then shot herself. But what we're sure you really want to know is: what do the yahoos think about it? Confederate Yankee writes, "I wonder how much eight years of the self-induced h ... More >>

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    September 17, 2008

    Rightbloggers Think Anti-Scientologists are a "Left Wing Group"

    We've had a lot of posts at Runnin' Scared about Anonymous, the guerilla group dedicated to exposing Scientology. So we were surprised -- in a way -- when, after an Anon allegedly hacked Sarah Palin's email, conservative websites started calling Anonymous a bunch of liberals. "Left Wing Group Hacks ... More >>

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    September 7, 2008

    Weekend Peek-In: Pre-Primary Report (Updated)

    Kevin Powell, whose challenge for Ed Towns' Congressional seat is covered in the current Voice, unveiled a lengthy policy statement on Friday. It proposes legislation that would give high school students "paid internships that will earn them college credits and income," reduce the impact of negative ... More >>

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    August 24, 2007

    The National Review Says Barrett's Reporting Is 'Meticulous'

    The reporting in "Rudy's Five Big Lies About 9/11" is so unassailable that even the National Review has to give it props. Hate Us or Love Us is weekly look at the love and hate people are showing the Voice out there in that crazy series of tubes known as the Internets. Look for it every Friday. The ... More >>

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