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  • Blogs

    February 28, 2014

    Is the New Jesus Movie Son of God Tea Party Propaganda?

    That Bible miniseries, originally aired on the History Channel, won notoriety by casting an actor who resembles Barack Obama in the crowd-pleasing role of Satan. The producers -- Roma Downey, who plays Mary here, and Mark Burnett, who pioneered the watch-skinny-people-suffer genre with Survivor -- i ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    February 19, 2014


    A window into the work of NYC’s best black designers

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2014

    The 10 Dumbest Rightblogger Ideas of 2013, Part 2

    We hope it's been long enough since listicle season (only a few days, but hell, your attention spans have all been shot to pieces by the internet, right?) that you won't mind if we present part 2 of the roundup we began last week. Herewith items 5 through 1 in our list of the dumbest ideas that wer ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    June 26, 2013


    The man who dressed studio 54

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2012

    Not Healthy Enough: Professional Chef School Lunch Program Discontinued

    Wellness in Schools, a program that recruited culinary professionals to cook in New York City schools, has been discontinued because it does not meet new federal nutritional standards. In the past four years, the program has gathered chefs like Eddie Huang from Baohaus, Michael Anthony from Gramer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2012

    What Should You Wear To Rob a Bank?

    Blame Sex and the City... Today brings us news of the "Burberry bandit," a man who reportedly robbed 14 Manhattan banks to fuel his high-fashion addiction, according to the New York Post. Cornell Neilly, 21, supposedly used the haul from the heists to buy "$400 sneakers and a Burberry shirt" whic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2012

    Marilyn Hagerty to Dine at Le Bernardin and the Olive Garden on Upcoming New York City Trip!

    Marilyn Hagerty, America's most famous food writer of the moment, is planning a trip to New York City. And she's going to be blogging about her visit, which will include stops to Le Bernardin and, of course, the Olive Garden in Times Square.

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    Let's Stay Together: The Messages Of Barack Obama's Re-Election Playlist

    Yesterday, President Barack Obama's team released a Spotify playlist for his 2012 re-election campaign, announcing it via every form of social media imaginable. According to an announcement that accompanied the more traditional means of releasing political information—a leak—the playlist ... More >>

  • Books

    November 23, 2011
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    November 23, 2011

    The Roots' Walk-On Music For Michele Bachmann Was Ha-Ha Funny, But...

    Monday night the Republican Presidential candidate and frequent source/target of Photoshop japery Michele Bachmann appeared on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon in an effort to promote both her autobiography and her appearance at last night's Presidential debate. As a rebuke to the Minnesota congresswoma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2011

    Wallsé Chef Kurt Gutenbrunner Explains His Culinary Philosophy: Interview Part 2

    Photo courtesy Kurt GutenbrunnerKurt Gutenbrunner brings Austria to New York.​ Yesterday we spoke with Kurt Gutenbrunner about the meaning of "neue" cuisine and the release of his just-published cookbook. Today he tells us more about his restaurants and why it's not so much the type of food t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    Beyoncé, "Move Your Body," The Obamas, And The Body Politic

    ​It was popular, for a while, to talk about African-Americans born after the civil rights movement as "the hip-hop generation," which implied that the swath of people being discussed was tied together more by a shared culture than by a shared political purpose. But it was hard not to notice th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    Red Rooster's Marcus Samuelsson Dishes Up the Comfort Food: Interview Part 2

    Photo courtesy Marcus SamuelssonThe way to this man's heart? Make him a tartare.​Yesterday we spoke with Red Rooster's Marcus Samuelsson about his new food and lifestyle website geared towards men. Today he tells us about cooking for the ultimate diner--President Obama--and what it means to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2011

    Chris Christie: Hot, Sexy, Lying and Popular!

    Above is a video clip of a woman at a Sussex County town hall meeting telling New Jersey governor Chris Christie, who the New York Times Magazine called "fat," that he is "hot and sexy" because he's "smart and... has the perseverance to do what's right." A recent national survey named Christie the " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    Fashion Week: Naeem Khan Overestimates the Simplicity of Women

    Sharyn JacksonNo, models don't like high heels either​Last night I made my first visit backstage at a fashion show, and I learned a few things about models: it takes at around four people to dress one in about 10 seconds; as suspected, their feet do actually hurt in those shoes; and they can r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2011

    Gabrielle Giffords Opened Her Eyes

    ​In a speech full of heart-wrenching moments last night, President Obama went off script to describe the condition of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot in the head on Saturday in Arizona by Jared Loughner. "Gabby opened her eyes," announced the president. "So I can tell you, she knows we a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    Newark Mayor Cory Booker Vows to Lose 57 Pounds, Will Facebook and Tweet All About It

    ​Just a week ago Newark Mayor and "social media darling" Cory Booker was digging out his own citizens a tweet at a time, subsisting on Diet Coke and Advil, and becoming the hands-down hero of Snow-pocalypse 2010. Now he's taken to Facebook and Twitter with another cause: He plans to hit 240 ( ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2010

    Junk Food Is Popular? Shocker!

    healthnative.comSo tasty​ The New York Times is at the forefront of trends once again (err, not) with an article that notes--gasp--that junk food restaurants are popular on Capitol Hill.

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    Lady Gaga Tops Pelosi and Sotomayor on Power List

    ​Forbes magazine has named Lady Gaga the seventh most powerful women on the planet, topping House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Supreme Court justice Sonia Sotomayor. This is an outrage! Gaga should have been higher! Maybe even at number one, above their actual choice, Michelle Obama. After all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    The Day 50 Cent Threatened, Michelle Obama, and His Own Grandmother on Twitter

    Though 50 Cent has had his own verified account on Twitter for a while now, it's safe to say that yesterday was the rapper's official debut on the social media site. How do we know this? Because about 24 hours ago the robotic, self-promotional, ghost-written stream of updates occasionally posted t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    Morning Links: Gay Marriages on Hold in California; Tapes and Photos of 9/11 Plotter Emerge

    ​• An appeals court put same-sex marriages on hold in California yesterday, ruling that "Proposition 8 could remain in effect while it considers the case." Oral arguments will be held the week of December 6, which means that a decision will probably not be made until sometime next year. [WP, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    Sniffing Out Oil-Tainted Seafood; Just Who Is Ruth Bourdain?

    ​Ruth Bourdain, the tweeting persona who is half Ruth Reichl, half Anthony Bourdain wants to keep his/her identity a secret, even turning down the chance to appear on a panel with Bourdain and Reichl at the New York City Wine & Food Festival. [Wall Street Journal] Michelle Obama invited more ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2010

    The Dalai Lama Is Super Deep, But Not So Good at the Twitter Yet

    ​Wow, the Dalai Lama is complex! At a news conference yesterday he denounced capitalism as a shallow system whose main goal is profit-making and said he was a "Marxist in spirit." But when dogged hypocrisy-seeking reporters asked what he thought about the fact that tickets to his Radio City Mu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2010

    Food Companies Pledge to Remove 1.5 Trillion Calories From Their Products

    thisiswhyyourefat.com1.5 trillion calories...​Yesterday, a coalition of food companies pledged to remove 1.5 trillion calories from their products by 2015. The announcement from the group, the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, was made yesterday by Michelle Obama at a White House press con ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2010

    Bloomberg's Favorite Vegetable is 'Steak'

    Mayor Bloomberg may want to take away our salt, but he can't seem to stay on message. His do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do approach to pushing healthier food on New Yorkers is well known, including in a New York Times article that documented how much he loves Cheez-Its and salty pizza. But at a recent press ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2010

    National Enquirer Recycling Obama Sex Scandal, Powered By John Edwards Goodwill

    ​Did President Barack Obama have an affair with Vera Baker, a campaign aide on his run for Senate in 2004? Definitely (maybe), says the National Enquirer! Probably, says the Drudge Report, amid vivid Vietnam-style flashbacks while muttering "Lewinsky" repeatedly. Everyone else is hedging their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2010

    On April 12, KFC's Double-Down Sandwich Will Bear Down Upon Us Like a Train Without Breaks

    ​Hey, America! Why pay one angel's hair of attention to what Michelle Obama, Jamie Oliver, and those killjoys at the American Heart Association are telling you when KFC keeps giving us moist, crunchy ways to kill ourselves, one bite at a time? There are now a little more than nine days left un ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2010

    Beekeeping Law to Be Reviewed; More on the 99-Cent Pizza Craze

    ​Restaurants are still feeling the sting of the deep tomato freeze, which isn't likely to let up until at least mid-April. All winter, restaurateurs have been forced to find ways to use fewer tomatoes or find alternative sources. [Nation's Restaurant News] Michelle Obama is taking her fight a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2010

    Jamie Oliver Starts a Food Revolution; Michelle Obama Gets Pepsi & Coke Support

    ​Dozens of seniors in Brighton Beach have been complaining about the poor quality of their daily Meals on Wheels lunches. The problem, they say, started last year when the Jewish Association for Services to the Aged abandoned its own kitchen in favor of catering services. [NY Post] Pepsi and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2010

    Super Bowl XLIV Ads Mediocre; Michelle Obama Fights Child Obesity

    ​Wal-Mart is testing the idea of switching to private-label spices by replacing McCormick products with its own generic brand in some stores. The chain is currently responsible for 11 percent of McCormick's sales. [Wall Street Journal] Weight loss success stories marketed by such fast-food ch ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    January 26, 2010


    From Jackie O. to Jacko

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    January 3, 2010

    Michelle Obama hosts Iron Chef America tonight

    ​First Lady Michelle Obama is promoting her signature healthy eating initiative on Iron Chef tonight with a fresh vegetable challenge. The secret ingredient is anything the contestants can gather from the White House garden. White House executive chef Cristeta Comerford, a holdover from the Bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    ​ Twitpic via DPixel. It was a short week but a merry one, with or without a vodka infused turkey. Now that Thanksgiving has been properly ruined, thanks to the diabolical War on Thanksgiving, and Black Friday has passed without fatalities, we descend into Xmas, which has apparently been mad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2009

    Giuliani beats the 9/11 drums

    ​The baseball season is over, and both Michelle Obama and prominent example of his terror-fighting judgment Bernie Kerik stepped on whatever good press Rudy Giuliani might have gotten from his sweet World Series seats. So what's a putative gubernatorial candidate to do for a little free media? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    After the parade. Twitpic by Mzthicknflychic. Theeeee Yankees won! Doooooouuug Hoffman lost! The week was a mixed bag -- half fire, half dog poo. How 'bout them Yanks? They won one in Philly, then another, and were back home at the climax. Local merchants didn't get much out of it -- nor, Tom R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2009

    Sam Kass Acts as Presidential Chef & Advisor; First Lady on 'Iron Chef America'

    ​Apparently, we've all been eating sushi the wrong way. You shouldn't use chopsticks -- it's finger food. And keep the wasabi out of your soy sauce. For more tips, attend The Story of Sushi author Trevor Corson's sushi appreciation class at Jewel Bako. [NY Times] White House chef Sam Kass is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2009

    Obama Outrage Du Jour: Won't Meet With Hippies in San Francisco

    Fresh from disgusting the nation with his so-called "Nobel 'Peace' Prize," President Obama's latest outrage is that he will not meet with hippies in San Francisco, but will instead meet with rich people at a Democratic fundraiser there. "Hiding from the leftists in San Francisco," says Michelle Mal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    ​ Museum of Natural History. Twitpic by ashelamb. The week was hot as hell -- which, a quick scan of our stories reveals, is an apt comparison. In a tribute to democracy, people with guns started following around President Obama. Busybodies were all over Michelle Obama's butt. Old peo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2009

    Congress Probing Obama's Firing of AmeriCorps Watchdog

    There's more today on President Obama's firing of Gerald Walpin, the inspector general for AmeriCorps who put out negative audits of City University's Teaching Fellows program and of former NBA star and Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson's Hope Academy. The American Spectator writes that House Republic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2009

    Say Something Nice

    Gossip boards like this one so often become forums for venting and kvetching, and that's fine--in fact, that's my bread and rancid butter. But just for once--just for one teeny, tiny second--let's reflect favorably on the world and post a nice thought or two. Anything nice, as long as it's not sarca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2009

    Sneak Preview of the Caroline Kennedy "Female Force" Comic

    We're not surprised that someone has put out a Michelle Obama comic, nor that the same company, Bluewater, has also put out Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton comics as part of their "Female Force" Series. And we applaud their effort "to show women in a positive light." (As to their decision to "tone d ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 4, 2009

    Sexy Veggies at Dirt Candy

    Breaking the vegetarian rules

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2009

    Last-Minute Commutation Makes America Even Happier to Be Rid of Bush

    (Updated) George W. Bush celebrated Martin Luther King Day by commuting the sentences of two Federal agents who seriously wounded* a Mexican. Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean shot up unarmed illegal immigrant Osvaldo Aldrete-Davila as he fled, and then conspired to cover up ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2008

    Worst Nativities of 2008

    Artisans in Naples, Italy unveiled their new nativity figures the other day and proved an ancient bit of Christmas wisdom: don't fuck with the formula. These representations of Barack and Michelle Obama (and, we think, John McCain) and France's Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla Bruni shouldn't be anywhere n ... More >>

  • Columns

    October 15, 2008

    Sarah Palin Erotica

    The ex-beauty queen takes down her hair and goes wild—in your dreams

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2008

    The Month in Politics, from Madonna to Hillary

    First Madonna compared John McCain to Hitler, which is the most facile, cynical, extremist thing you can say to get press. Yes, he's a Republican, which is horrible enough, but I honestly feel Nazi comparisons trivialize the Jewish experience, especially since McCain considered running with Lieberma ... More >>

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    August 27, 2008
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    July 9, 2008
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    May 7, 2008

    Burying, Not Praising Hillary Clinton in the Indiana and North Carolina Primaries

    Here come all the food and cooking clichés for Hillary Clinton's loss in the North Carolina and possibly Indiana primaries: "STICK A FORK IN HER -- SHE'S DONE" she's "TOAST!" The editors of the Post must have been dancing a jig last night as the numbers rolled in: Clinton lost North Carolina with 4 ... More >>

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