Hop on the pussy wagon
Disclaimer: Everything in this post is not some bogus attempt at making an April Fools' joke, that's not how we roll. We don't mess around when it comes to social activities. Spend this evening with real comedians including Janeane Garofalo at Union Hall, and Colin Quinn at Housing Works Bookstore, ... More >>
It's true, that old adage about the road to Hell being paved with good intentions. Sometimes, there's a seed of a great idea, one that involves a number of powerful celebrities with household names combining the behemoths of their popularity for a noble cause. It blossoms, budding with it an awarene ... More >>
The headline really says it all...And this article in the UK Daily Mail has a pretty comprehensive run-down of the 10-ton meteor strike yesterday in the Chelyabinsk region, about 900 miles east of Moscow and near Kazakhstan. (This one is far more dramatic than the Perseid Shower pictured here.) The ... More >>
[See More Edible News: 3D Printer: Put Your Face on a Piece of Chocolate and Eat It | Liquor-Infused Paninis at Salumé] Star Wars seems to be making a comeback in the food world. The glowing lightsaber chopsticks seemed to be a hit. This time, we have for you a real treat: Darth Vader popsicles. ... More >>
As you know, Scientologist Will Smith was greeting the press at the Moscow premiere of the esteemed Men In Black III the other day when he was approached by a male reporter who double kissed the star on the cheek, which is apparently the guy's shtick. At first, Will smilingly went along with it and ... More >>
See Three Sisters in its mother tongue
Three women received the Nobel Peace Prize today at a ceremony in Oslo. Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, social worker Leymah Gbowee, and Yemeni journalist and activist Tawakkul Karman were all "chosen for their non-violent struggle against injustice, sexual violence and repression." ... More >>
Michelle D. AndersonDonny Moss, documentary filmmaker, and Elizabeth Forel, president of CBHDC"Grains or Pigeon Feces?" "Will a person die next?" Those were some of the questions a group of horse advocates and animal-rights activists wanted tourists and New York residents to contemplate last ... More >>
A fistful of one-acts from Qui Nguyen, Billy Aronson, Romulus Linney, Ben Rosenthal, and J. Holtham
Maggie Gyllenhaal and sibs still don't get to Moscow
Surely by now you've heard about the Moscow-bound Delta flight that blew an engine upon takeoff last night and then circled JFK for an hour dumping fuel until they could make a safe emergency landing. Close call. Even closer: National treasure Leonardo DiCaprio was one of the 200 people on bo ... More >>
Moscow does not believe in tears, but it does believe in good DJs, so they're spending many a ruble to import a good friend of mine, legend Anita Sarko, to spin there. And not only will she spin, but she'll DJ, too!
Each Thursday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power. Basic English Korean Conversation For Foreigners Author: None listed Date: None ... More >>
The greatest spy swap since Rudolph Abel walked across a bridge between East and West Berlin back in 1962 in exchange for failed U-2 spy plane pilot Francis Gary Powers is pending, and if Moscow sources are correct, the perfect locale for the swap has been selected: Vienna. That's where the f ... More >>
So a Frenchman, a Colombian, three Russians, and a Chinese guy will be boarding a fake space shuttle for a fake "520-day simulated mission" to Mars. Where's the American?
Happy Thursday. We wish you a glorious tax/census/free-coffee-from-Starbucks (with reusable travel mug) day. For those productive folks who have already done their taxes and censuses, fear not! Amuse/disturb yourselves with the following: • God help us, Tea Partyers are educated. This ne ... More >>
Darco TT/flickrThe Post reported yesterday that Dans Le Noir?, the Paris-based restaurant chain that hires blind waiters to serve "surprise" menus to diners under the veil of total darkness, is planning to open a New York outpost. The chain, which was founded in 2004 with funding from the Pau ... More >>
Young talent hits the gilded stage
Gowanus Lounge: "New York City is backsliding into a fetid political quagmire more suited to Vladimir Putin’s Moscow and reversion to Cold War fantasies of European domination." More Gowanus Lounge, on David Yasskey: "How can a person like this look at himself in the mirror this morning?" The Broo ... More >>
During the first Great Depression in the United States, regular people were often treated to the spectacle of their betters cavorting, as if without a care, in glossy debutante parties and balls. Sometimes rich folks would in fact have 'Great Depression' parties, in which Astors, Vanderbilts, Swopes ... More >>
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