Give a hoot for David Sedaris
Rub elbows with the coolest artists of tomorrow today
T Cooper discusses his ftm life
The CMJ music marathon is back
The CMJ music marathon is back
Hop the L to 350 bands
Over at Eatocracy, the thoughtful Michael Anthony of Gramercy Tavern shares a beautiful essay about how he was affected by his recent open-heart surgery.
â€‹We're suffering from a severe case of the "blahs" today, and it's not because it's Monday -- it's because we just spent the last 30 minutes reading prescription drug horror stories on New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's website.Schneiderman's on a quest to reduce prescription drug abuse ... More >>
Today in "Religion vs. Medicine," two parents from Queens are asking a judge to overturn a rule that allows public schools to send unvaccinated children home when there are illnesses going around. While children are required to be vaccinated in order to attend public school, there is a legal except ... More >>
If you're too skinny, you have a better chance of dying after surgery than obese patients, according to new research. A U.S. National Surgical Quality Improvement Program study found that individuals with more meat on their bones had an easier time surviving 30 days after an operation.
On Monday night at the Sheraton Ballroom, onetime Abbot of the West Coast Friars Club Larry King gets a Friars Testimonial dinner, emceed by Katie Couric and featuring testimonials from the likes of Joan Rivers, Kathy Griffin, and Donald Trump. I called Larry to toast the TV legend on his a ... More >>
Mel & El just wanna have fun
New Jersey Devils battle the San Jose Sharks
Because doesn't "moshing in the sun while wearing a large, heat-attracting object on your back" sound like a recipe for an excessively unpleasant next morning, no matter how fond your memories of the music that got you there might be? Here's to you, dude; hope you had some extra-strength pain relie ... More >>
Arctic Monkeys invade Central Park
Justin Bond reproduces
Not so cute in reality.Scientists, who clearly do not want us to be happy, are again reminding us of a link between oral sex and BAD THINGS. This time, cancer. There's "strong evidence" linking oral sex to cancer, scientists have said, yet again. In fact, in the U.S., oral sex has surpassed t ... More >>
Pam Murphy kicks cancer where it hurts
In the year 2011 . . . Weinberg goes solo
The freaks roam free on sacred grounds
The battle is on for which Hollywood icon can show less expression on their faces: Is it Oscar winner Cher, who against all odds believes in life after surgery? Or The Owls of Ga'hoole, who also don't seem to give a hoot about registering a whole bunch of facial realness?
Mario Batali is writing a vegetarian cookbook. He already hosts "Meatless Mondays" at all 14 of his restaurants, and limits himself to five meals with meat per week. [NY Daily News] Upmarket slushies are all the rage. Not only is a new food truck specializing in all natural shaved ices, but ... More >>
Playboy centerfolds and a scary look at the beauty industry
The TV legend who can ask you what kind of tree you are and make you cry is here for the even longer haul. She's recovering from heart surgery and will no doubt be back on her feet and interviewing and lisping and cocktail partying just like before, if a tiny bit weatherbeaten by the experie ... More >>
Life in East Germany, caught on camera
Last year freelance writer Amy Wallace wrote a story for Wired called "An Epidemic of Fear: How Panicked Parents Skipping Shots Endangers Us All" about anti-vaccination advocates. In the article, Dr. Paul Offit says of one such advocate, Barbara Loe Fisher of the National Vaccine Information ... More >>
My least favorite moment on earth--even worse than getting the results of a colonoscopy--are when the check comes.
Back in the Chicago Bears' 80s heyday, there was a story (now debunked, alas) that quarterback Jim McMahon fed his offensive line dinner every weekend as a gesture of appreciation toward the people who kept him from getting killed. Former Mayor Ed Koch seems to have heeded that apocryphal exa ... More >>
A notoriously bad film finally gets some appreciation
A Hare-brained heroine and a military pilot play war games
Prognosis negative: Hospital farce papers over the quacks
Playing by its own strange rules, Judy Budnitz's latest collection turns mommy lit on its head
New Stances Sharpen Traditional Disciplines
Senate Fails to Close Loopholes Protecting Insurers
Remembering AIDS Pioneer Jonathan Mann
What Lies Ahead? The Antiprison Movement Contemplates the Future
Bob Flanagan was a Practical Masochist. He Fought 'Sickness with Sickness.'
Group Therapy Goes Online