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Want to celebrate Mother's Day in a new way? Instead of taking her out to brunch like everyone else, consider one of these four events.
Sixty years ago, Fred Flintstone hawked Winston cigarettes. Today, he pitches cereal. And both can kill. Stephanie Soechtig's rabble-rousing documentary Fed Up argues that it's time to attack Big Sugar just like we successfully demonized Big Tobacco. Narrated by Katie Couric, Fed Up is the first do ... More >>
Lena Dunham and David Sedaris discuss their creative nonfiction
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Xi'an Famous Foods has devoted fans all over the city due to their diverse locations in the East Village, Flushing, and Chinatown. The famously cheap spot known for its cold skin noodles and lamb burgers is ready to conquer Brooklyn. On Saturday, Xi'an Famous Foods' doors will open on Beadel Street ... More >>
A lot of pregnant women don't get tested for sexually transmitted diseases. But a lot of pregnant need to get tested for sexually transmitted diseases, according to just released Centers for Disease Control stats. Out of some 1.3 million American women who had blood work during pregnancy, only 59 p ... More >>
A fleet enema! Someone obviously thought it best to leave it there rather than try to get it aboard the plane along with all the toothpastes, body lotions, and hemorrhoid creams. And it's a good thing, if you ask me.
Mickey Avalon's immortal genital-rap classic "My Dick" was bound to get a spoof, but nothing else about the above clip was inevitable. It's fresh, racy, funny, smelly, and pink on both sides and brown in the middle. It's "My Ass" by P-Flo--namely Pickles (aka writer/producer Michael Wakefield) and ... More >>
Mike Bloomberg thinks that it's perfectly OK to scare you into behaving -- at least when it comes to what you eat. The mayor's office and health department say that their in-your-face public health ads -- one of which features a fake amputee -- are necessary shock tactics to get people to make heal ... More >>
Next time you're face to face with an uncut, cheesy noodle, don't scoff! That thing could be medically useful! Or at the very least cosmetically so. According to research, human foreskin fibroblasts can be used to help restore cells for everyone from diabetics to burn victims. And I'm not ... More >>
flickr/Frank GruberHeart healthy? Or heart healthful? The New York Times recently published an excellent story about how food companies are peddling so-called "miracle foods" that can cure every type of ailment and discomfort. Of course such food companies can't claim that the foods actuall ... More >>
A controversial Spanish play tests New Yorkers
Burglary suspectCausing heartburn among a select few around the city in the past six weeks, a serial burglar has cut through security gates late at night and swiped cash from at least 17 little businesses in Manhattan, most of them restaurants, cops say. Tips are welcome, not only at the restau ... More >>
Today, it's advisable that you stay the hell inside again: it'll be a high of 24. Get prepared for tomorrow, which won't even break 20 degrees. Frances Fox Piven is a 78-year-old liberal CUNY professor. She's also now the recipient of death threats as a result of Glenn Beck's efforts to paint he ... More >>
MmmmmmIt's like your mother always said: you don't know if you like it until you try it. Think about how much you enjoy brussels sprouts now. And they sort of smell like pee, too! BoingBoing was kind enough to point us in the direction of the special Gilpin Family single malt blend, which is ... More >>
Gilpin Family WhiskySort of like turning water into wine, but not really.Today in news guaranteed to to promote regurgitation, an industrious entrepreneur has started making whisky from the urine of elderly diabetics.
Jamie Kilstein has some ideas for Obama
gambling911.comExtreme eating has become one of the leitmotifs of our age. One manifestation is marathon events such as the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, whereby contestants knock back dozens of franks in a single sitting. Other extreme eaters seek out super-spicy food, high-cholesterol or ... More >>
If you're in The Bronx, please keep an eye out for Simon Nunez, 74. He was last seen at Bainbridge Avenue and East 205 Street, just north of Bronx Park and about five miles from his Beach Avenue home. He was wearing a black jacket, green pants, a black baseball hat, blue shirt, a beige sweate ... More >>
The Times recently picked up on the growing community of people who eat the way our paleolithic ancestors did. Last night, Stephen Colbert talked to John Durant, founder of Hunter-Gatherer.com, about the caveman diet and lifestyle, which includes climbing trees, balancing on logs, and throwing sto ... More >>
A group of American and Italian scientists have put their resources and expertise to good use studying the long-term effects of Pecorino Romano cheese on human health. One usually thinks of formaggio as a fatty indulgence, but, apparently, the researchers have found that small amounts of the ... More >>
Christ in Heaven, King Kong and the Rockettes have announced holiday Christmas season. So it's time to start thinking about that cozy, mildly-patriotic warm-up event, Thanksgiving, and the turkey with which those of us who are not celebrity vegans celebrate. Looking forward to it? Let us fi ... More >>
Avenue D and 10th Street ca. 1937. h/t The Bowery Boys. Four men dressed as the Super Mario Brothers beat up and robbed a cabbie in Staten Island on Halloween. The Staten Island Advance has the story and some bizarre footage. A mysterious powder was found on the floor of a New Jersey Tra ... More >>
Your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. He does this for one reason: Knowledge is power. Our Babies: Their Feeding, Care, and TrainingAuthor: Dr. Herman N. BundesenDate: 1941Discovered at: Es ... More >>
John Waters discusses his new art exhibit
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Seminal speedmetal thrashers, despised by their own fans, seek and find psychiatric help
The Coalition of the Unwilling
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