Cut loose at Red Bull Studios
Hot Bread Kitchen development director Molly Crossin is proud of her bakery's tortilla maker. "To me, this machine really illustrates the growth of the program," Crossin says, motioning to a hulking apparatus that can produce tens of thousands of tortillas in a day. The machine makes 200 dozen per h ... More >>
Red Bull Music Academy gets wavy with Mykki Blanco and Le1f
Terry Miller--who happens to be sex advice columnist/activist/TV personality Dan Savage's husband--has posed in his underwear for the Mr. Turk fashion label.
Lots of plays and movies enter into the category of "love/hate"--i.e., people worship at their feet or find them utterly repellent, but no one thinks they're just OK. For example, Oz, The Great and Powerful, Spring Breakers, Twilight, and The Tree of Life come to mind as classic love/hate movies, ... More >>
Tom Shillue takes his show to Brooklyn
Like most kids, I grew up eating ice cream. I also kept detailed, running lists of new flavor ideas, played between the lines of an ice cream factory during production, and made bets with my brother who could stay the longest in the walk-in freezer (bad, bad, terrible idea).
Fancy ice cream could get even more expensive due to an increase in price of one of its crucial ingredients, vanilla. The price of vanilla has risen by 20 percent in the past two months, a trend that market analysts say is due to a combination of bad harvests in the countries that produce vanilla an ... More >>
Grow organic food locally (real local)
It's always good to know that the people who raise the nation's livestock and sow the country's crops really want to put health first. Or not. A group of top U.S. food producers has recently protested the Food and Drug Administration's upcoming demands for tougher dioxin limits in nutritional stap ... More >>
The deification of recently deceased Steve Jobs continues apace. A 1982 portrait of the Apple chief by Diana Walker is now being displayed on the first floor of the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian. It's a pretty amazing photo:
Ben & Jerry'sThere's some news rocking gently nudging the dessert world this morning...
We're guessing that cancer-linked preservatives weren't on Joey Chestnut's mind when he scarfed down 62 hot dogs to win the annual Nathan's International Hot Dog Eating Contest yesterday. But even if he was remotely concerned about the amount of nitrites he was consuming, the labels on Nathan ... More >>
Robert SietsemaComing soon in cake formCandy is dandy, but what about candy-flavored cakes? Pretty effing rad, don't you think? British sweets shop the London Candy Company will be making life even sweeter, since it'll soon be adding candy-bar-flavored cakes to its roster of sugary delights ... More >>
Fast for at least a day, you'll need the room
George Clooney might be well-known as the face of Nespresso, and the image of Padma Lakshmi munching away at Burger King is forever ingrained in the minds of fourteen-year-old boys. Other celebrities have endorsed food products, too...only in roles before they hit stardom. The Daily Meal has a fun ... More >>
Lay's launches a test kitchen in a marquee, naturally.Frito-Lay is going one better than the seemingly endless list of companies using food trucks to promote their brands. Instead of driving around town spreading the word on snacks like Lay's, SunChips, and Tostitos, it's parking itself right ... More >>
ShutterstockNow doesn't that look tasty?According to a new study in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, children think foods with cartoons on the packaging taste better than foods which don't. Using the same cereal in different boxes, researchers had the kids sample both and ra ... More >>
This just in! People who are against smoking, and especially people against kids smoking -- including, specifically, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (talk about working at an organization with few detractors) -- are quite concerned that those new Camel cigarette packs featuring awesomely c ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 27, 1970, Vol. XV, No. 35 A Gink's Last Gasp: Stop, You're Killing Me By Paul A. Du Brul I am a member of a minority group. I have lung disease. Every morning and night, I sit before a small gray and blue machine with a white pl ... More >>
Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ... Rob ... More >>
Open TableThe Cono and Sons dining room.Today has brought two restaurant death notices: Cono and Sons in Williamsburg has closed after 26 years, and in the East Village, the 22-year-old Ben & Jerry's has stopped scooping ice cream.
Mmm mmm good.Smokers just can't catch a break in this city. Not only are packs up to 13 bucks a pop, those prices may be driving a rise in the Chinese black-market cigarette economy in New York, the Post reports. Exotic! You could be smoking such delicacies as "yak hair" and "chicken dropping ... More >>
A gin distillery grows in Brooklyn
Does this veggie burger contain hexane or not? Check the list to find out. Mother Jones reports that a study by Wisconsin's Cornucopia Institute reveals that many popular brands of soy-based veggie burgers contain residues of hexane, a poisonous solvent extracted from petroleum.
Jackie Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe had more than JFK in common
"Everything's gonna hang out. We're talking full johnson," Levi Johnston's manager told TMZ about the Playgirl shoot that Sarah Palin's worst nightmare is doing on November 16. Or maybe he meant full Johnston. In any case, that doesn't mean some shots might not include undies too, if just to ... More >>
To offset falling sales, Whole Foods is planning to return to its natural-foods roots. The chain will launch a "healthy eating" initiative this fall with cooking demonstrations and recipes, shifting its focus from gourmet eating. [Wall Street Journal] Fast-food chains have embraced racy adve ... More >>
Some sectors of the food industry have resorted to hiring state employees to do inspections in an effort to fill in gaps where current regulation has failed. But safety advocates warn that conflicts of interest could arise. [NY Times] PETA is calling for the mayor of Newark to ban new fast-food joi ... More >>
Despite earlier rejection of a similar deal in the Senate, President Bush announced $13.4 billion in "emergency loans" to Chrysler and GM, with another $4 billion on tap for February. "If we were to allow the free market to take its course now," the President said, "it would almost certainly lead to ... More >>
The Republicans will use their last remaining days of Senate power to screw the auto companies, killing a bill that would have shot the dying GM, Ford and Chrysler up with $14 billion in government cash. GOP Senators demanded wage and benefit cuts from the United Auto Workers, for which the union d ... More >>
New York State's new voting machines are failing in mass, two years after a federally mandated deadline for installing the machines for access by the disabled, and eight years after the Florida election recount debacle. Wired's ThreatLevel blog reports that New York State found flaws in 50% of votin ... More >>
These dinosaurs have got to go. But will the replacement voting machines be worse? By John DeSio A Long Island technology firm might just have the solution to bring fair elections, free from corporate greed and malicious manipulation, to New York State. And they’re willing to give it away for ... More >>
Late bloomer taps into passion for goats
Míssha offers makeup at a bargainif women will trust it
From the left corner of the room, fears of an electronic-voting disaster
A New Hampshire Mill Town's Primary Concern: What Else but the Economy?
When blood and marriage bind lobbyists and politicians