The headline really says it all...And this article in the UK Daily Mail has a pretty comprehensive run-down of the 10-ton meteor strike yesterday in the Chelyabinsk region, about 900 miles east of Moscow and near Kazakhstan. (This one is far more dramatic than the Perseid Shower pictured here.) The ... More >>
The above video shows a Russian-built Soyuz space capsule detaching from the International Space Station late Thursday night. The capsule contained two cosmonauts, Andrey Borisenko and Alexander Samokutyaev, and one American astronaut, Ron Garan. Since canceling the Space Shuttle program, this kind ... More >>
viaThings making Central Park slightly less pleasant: Cops are looking for 23-year-old Firdaus Nazarov, a pedicab driver who, along with three others, allegedly attacked two fellow pedicab drivers in the park near Central Park South at 10 p.m. on June 4 to "settle a preexisting beef." One of ... More >>
Plus: Almagul Menlibayeva at Priska C. Juschka; 'Drawing and its Double' at the Drawing Center
Worth its weight in gold. Literally.If cupcake vodka is still leaving a bad taste in your mouth, probably best not to read on. The mother of all vodka promotions has kicked off out of Russia, where a vodka brand often cited as the most expensive in the world is giving away a monster luxury tr ... More >>
Life is good for our dearly deported Russian spies, especially for sexy spy Anna Chapman, who not only is likely to make bank on a book deal but is also attending surprise space launches in Kazakhstan and becoming the "new celebrity face of a Russian bank" -- just like a Russian spy-ish vers ... More >>
Leave it to the city's finest tabloid, the New York Post, to report back every time Anna Chapman, the sexy Russian spy swapped back to the motherland in July, leaves the house. As it turns out, she's something of a big deal in her home country, schmoozing with cosmonauts and bank bosses.
Like this, but for porkKazakhstan scientists have invented a test strip that immediately detects the presence of pork.
You've probably already heard the news that Alberto Contador, the 2009 Tour de France champion, returned to his home country of Spain yesterday and promptly trashed Lance Armstrong, the teammate who helped him win his second Tour championship.What a pendejo, our friend Gustavo "Ask a Mexican" Are ... More >>
Tomorrow, Lance Armstrong begins cultural learnings of the Tour de France for make benefit glorious nation of Kazakhstan.The 7-time champion is making his return to the Tour as part of a rocky comeback that has included a broken collarbone, some flashes of brilliance, and steadily improving results. ... More >>
Sergei Dvortsevoy's Tulpan In this week's Village Voice Music Section, Rob Harvilla on the gleeful, disarming, inscrutable dissonance of Micachu & the Shapes. Raquel Cepeda talks to teens grappling with Rihanna vs. Chris Brown. Theon Weber on the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Blitz, a record finally worthy of ... More >>
Sunday marked Lance Armstrong's return to professional cycling with a short spin around Adelaide, Australia that was broadcast here Sunday afternoon on the Versus network. The rapid circuit race was just a prequel to the Tour Down Under itself, which started in earnest earlier today with its first s ... More >>
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