When Nelson Mandela died last week, the internet had its own sort of Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which went rather less well than South Africa's. As Mandela is a well-loved world figure, it's only natural that even his former enemies would want to act like they liked him when he passed; an ... More >>
New York has become a prime place for outstanding coffee. Roasters and coffee bars that originated in other states have done much to develop the specialty coffee market here, but we are also witnessing an influx of concepts from a more mature and possibly superior coffee city -- Melbourne, Australia ... More >>
A new city startup promises to eliminate student loans for those who'll share their future income with investors
As the Benghazi prosecution appears to fizzle, rightbloggers have sought to replace it with a pair of new scandalettes involving the IRS and the Associated Press. We think this shows a disappointing lack of imagination. In the far-flung meth labs of the right, fresher outrages are cooking that Amer ... More >>
Bag numbers 19 (left) and 18 (right) were, respectively, Blue Bottle's Guatemala Maya Ixil, roasted in Brooklyn, and Four Barrel's Guatemala Antigua Santa Cruz, roasted in San Francisco. I drink a lot of coffee at home, ground from beans right before being deposited in a French press. I saved the ... More >>
So on Monday, New York City's biggest attention whore, Donald Trump, appeared on the single worst television show of any kind in the whole fucking world Fox News' Fox & Friends and told Doocy et al that he had found "something very, very big" about President Obama, something with the power to maybe ... More >>
Hot French double-amputee on bare-knuckle boxer sex. Fleshy Austrian cougar cycles between multiple young, fit African gigolos. Loglines of highly-specific fetish porn, or of movies premiering Thursday in the Cannes Film Festival main competition? Perhaps both, but definitely the latter: Oscar win ... More >>
We're coming up to the first anniversary of Osama Bin Laden's demise. Some media outlets celebrated with cute headlines ("Osama Bin Laden Used Viagra And 'Just-For-Men' To Keep His Wives Interested In Him"). President Obama celebrated with an ad reminding everyone that he killed him. To rightblogge ... More >>
Last Sunday, right after President Obama announced the death of Osama Bin Laden, we did a quick scan of rightblogger responses to the event. The brethren basically felt Obama had nothing to do with it and if he did, it wasn't worth doing. A week has passed. Which means rightbloggers have had time ... More >>
A subset of nomadic amusement park workers have issued grievance towards President Obama for remarks he made during yesterday's birth certificate press conference. During the press conference, which was held to disprove a bunch of lunatics, Obama said, "We're not going to be able to solve our ... More >>
We'd rather just not write about Sarah Palin. Occasionally, though, the media angle on the frustratingly evil ex-politician is too good to ignore, like yesterday when her rabid supporters joined forces with reasonable people to condemn and ultimately cream the political blog Wonkette for thei ... More >>
The trial for alleged al-Qaeda terrorist Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani was delayed until next week, after a federal judge thwarted the U.S. Attorney's plans by barring the testimony of a key prosecution witness.
Curious stones and Balanchine at DTW and Lincoln Center
We will, in the closing days of this wretched decade, list the Top Ten reasons why it sucked, starting from the bottom. Remember back in the 90s, when you loved the internet? When you saw it through a child's eyes, and clapped with delight at dancing hamsters, cruddy Flash animation ... More >>
As you may have heard, there is among certain people a controversy as whether Barack Obama was really born in the United States. They generally believe that Obama's certification of live birth and the confirmation of Hawaii's State Department of Health are either bogus or insufficient. When lawyer ... More >>
The three Arrrrrs: Maritime schools tackle the seafaring menace
Novelist Rachel Seiffert on the legacy of battle
First-time director/Sundance star Christopher Zalla takes on immigration. Just dont call it an issue film.
Doc treats Sudanese lost boys as feel-good fodder, ignoring their plight and their history
Bin Laden Three Years Before 9-11
Part 1: The Virus Creates a Generation of Orphans
Jihadists Appear to Confound Colonialist Confab
Jazz masters Savion Glover and Robert Sadin marry tap riffs to classical standards
The irresistible pull of the down-low mythuh, storyhooks reporters and their readers
Boondocks and motherland sing that song to da rhythm of da boogie da bang bang da bong
Was Ahmed Working for Al Qaeda or Israel?
Argentinean Cowboys, Tajik Thugs, Italian Gay Dwarf Taxidermists
What If All the Africans in the World Had a Meeting?
Fazal Sheikh's Worldview
Skin Bleaching and the Rejection of Blackness
Free Traders and Fair Traders in Stalemate as CEOs Converge on New York
AIDS Activism Goes Global
V-Days Charismatic Cuntism Rocks the Garden
Inside the Sex Scandal at Nation of Islam Mosque No. 7
Same-Sex Bonds Take Many Forms In Africa Today
Osama Bin Ladin, the main suspect in the East Africa embassy bombings, has been linked to the World Trade Center explosion and other terrorist acts aimed at Americans.