The internet is about to change, radically, and hardly anyone knows it. Think about it like a phone system: the internet operates on just a handful of top-level domains -- like .com and .org -- that function like area codes. Right now, the internet needs more of them. And pretty soon it's going to ... More >>
Easy as pie? Our common speech is littered with food-derived aphorisms, metaphors, and other figures of speech. Some, like "wolfing down a meal" and "that guy's a vegetable," are rather obvious, but there are others that seem inscrutable, where not enough of the original idea remains. Here are 10 ... More >>
Photographing the artwork is allowed
The week before July 4 is usually a slow one for big restaurant developments, but today has brought us a couple of exceptions.
"Love means never having to say you're sorry," but unwanted sexual advances certainly do! That's what surreal artist Salvador Dalí learned when he put the make on Ali MacGraw way back when the beauty was a model, en route to being the Oscar-nominated co-star of the weepie phenomenon ... More >>
You don't have to understand her to get her. Pic by Stacey.Vanessa Paradis Town Hall Wednesday, Feb 16 Better than: Passing out in a nightclub with Kate Moss. So, it's Fashion Week again, as you may have observed from your safer vantage point of flat shoes and carbohydrates. Every season, t ... More >>
One of the most debated mysteries of the art world is that of the Mona Lisa, particularly, why is she so mysterious? What's behind that simpering little smirk, a smile that has spawned movies and songs and poetry and smirk-imitators? Who is she, really? And, was SHE not a SHE at all, but actu ... More >>
Left to right: Pusha T, Funkmaster Flex, Kanye West. Photo via In Flex We TrustIt is a measure of Kanye West's proximity to the heart of the zeitgeist that even on the day after a disastrous midterm election, his name is front and center in the news cycle. The Internet is aflame today with th ... More >>
No bravos for this Bravo reality show winner
Exciting times for Kanye West, eh? First came video of his Twitter-dissing freestyle at Facebook headquarters, a video whose release was immediately followed by his, uh, starting an official Kanye West Twitter account. And now here's another video of him... performing... at... Twitter's... headqua ... More >>
More thoughts on Broadway and the state of theater in New York
A 70-year-old lobster weighing in at a hefty 11 pounds was spared from becoming a $275 dinner at Oceana recently. The staff had grown fond of the crustacean, nicknaming him Peter. [NY Daily News] Is the Park Slope Co-op a haven of low-priced organic and local foods, or a super-strict Soviet- ... More >>
In his "Tip of the Hat / Wag of the Finger" segment, Stephen Colbert envisioned what the Louvre's new McDonald's might be like: A Grimace de Milo. A McLisa smile. And a pack of Gitanes in your "Ennui Meal." [via Eat Me Daily]
How did McDonald's choose to celebrate its 30th anniversary polluting the bloodstreams of French citizens? By opening France's 1,142nd outlet in the Louvre, home to the Mona Lisa and numerous other embodiments of the best that human civilization has to offer. It's set to open next month, in a ... More >>
And it all started with those sexy wrap dresses
Taking its time to get its queer on
The long walk over, Julie Delpy explores what comes next (i.e., the hard part)
White supremacists from across the country gather in New Jersey and New York for barbecue and culture.
Hanks and Howard turn bestselling Christian skullduggery into long-winded History Channel special
A slew of shows turn Paris into a study center in the varieties of photographic realism
Jingo march of a marionette: Neutered of satiric drive, farce leaves puppet regime standing
Paris got purified in 1971. Will New York regret moving its smelly old markets?