Summer reading is as beloved a seasonal tradition as splashing in broken fire hydrants, playing on sidewalk slip-and-slides, barbecuing on fire escapes, and watching Fourth of July fireworks from a tenement rooftop. Teachers and librarians say the practice is integral in preventing what's called "su ... More >>
Reynolds, who tends bar at Black Market and Lovers of Today, has had a long journey to New York. The Nebraska native worked in low-profile Vancouver watering holes for years, building furniture as a side job. But he got tired of mixing G&Ts, and moved to the city two years ago. Reynolds, who only go ... More >>
The video for "Yoü And I," the big, gooshy ballad on Lady Gaga's Born This Way, has leaked two days in advance of its scheduled Thursday premiere on MTV and Logo. The clip was shot in Nebraskawhich gets copious shoutouts in the song, and which is the ancestral land of her "friend" Lu ... More >>
via Asylum/Taylor DerwinOld Town Bar on East 18th Street -- whose website proudly proclaims that they've served New York since 1892 -- is celebrating the "birth" of their first flushing urinals tonight. The urinals are officially 100 years old, which means that for 18 years of the bar's life, ... More >>
• Half a billion eggs are now being recalled in 17 states (Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Nevada, Minnesota, Missouri, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin) due to a salmonella outbreak traced back to two Iowa egg producers, Hi ... More >>
There's a recurring theme that keeps popping up on our radar, and we're going to have to go ahead and mention it for all sorts of reasons, but mostly because, after thinking about it long and hard and engaging in a vigorous session of Rock-Paper-Scissors with Foster to finally settle the issu ... More >>
America's going non-white! It's been long reported that the U.S. is projected to be minority-majority by 2042. Now researchers from Cornell and the University of New Hampshire say, "for America's children and youth, that future is here already": In the Census year that ended in July of 2008, ... More >>
As a memorable character in the great, crucial American film canon of movies designed to scare the shit out of you, Freddy Krueger has kept under-supervised children and adults alike worried about sleeping without pissing their pants or being clawed in the face by a creepy leather-skinned mo ... More >>
Follow the arrow to the compostable plastic made from corn being used at Bark Hot Dogs, among other environmentally conscious places around town.
Eco-conscious diners have been patting themselves on the back recently for patronizing places that use environmentally-friendly "Greenware," but m ... More >>
Politico has an interesting piece about a hunting trip Senator Schumer took with Senator Ben Nelson in Nebraska last month. They note that the trip went surprisingly well, given how poorly political hunting trips can turn out for Democrats (and Republicans, too).
When we heard that the Brook ... More >>
It looks like the Democrats might pass some sort of health care bill after all, so the badly outnumbered Republicans are looking at new strategy to block it: make pork illegal.
"Attorneys general in at least 10 states" of a mostly reddish hue, the Times reports, have discussed a legal strat ... More >>
An Australian scientist says that the world's food situation is so bad that we will have to produce more food in the next 50 years than we ever have in history. A growing population and climate change will make the task more difficult.
Small farms are all the rage, according to a ... More >>
While eating with my in-laws at a stodgy fish restaurant in suburban Massachusetts, I asked the waiter for Sriracha, almost just to see what he would say. But he nodded knowingly, and brought out a dish of the red, garlicky hot sauce. That's when you know that Sriracha has hit the mainstream. That, ... More >>
For carnivores trying to reduce their meat consumption for the greater good (ie., sustainability reasons), vegetarian recipes from meat lovers may be the answer, such as Bill Niman, of Niman Ranch's, Three-Bean Chili and barbecue expert Steven Raichlen's Malaysian Grilled Tofu with Chilli Peanut Sau ... More >>
Say you're a famous New York Yankee pitcher, pulled over for suspected DWI in fucking Nebraska. While it helps that you're actually from Nebraska, you haven't been around much in recent years, and maybe the troopers will think you've gotten a little big for your britches and may decide you were so d ... More >>