He did his time for burning down two Oregon lumber mills, but he's not exactly a free man
The photo you see to the right washed up on the shores of Reddit yesterday. It's a duck in a subway station. "Why is that duck in that subway station?", you ask. The short answer is: Aflac publicity stunt. The longer answer: poorly thought-out Aflac publicity stunt, one that has the MTA rather steam ... More >>
Plus: Game of Thrones in NYC
While Barack Obama and Mitt Romney were getting ready to take the stage at Hofstra University last night for the second presidential debate, the streets outside the campus were lined with anarchist banners, tricorn hats, "don't tread on me" flags, and papier-mache Reaper drones. "We're here to voic ... More >>
For months, the growing probability that Mitt Romney, least acceptably conservative of the Republican Presidential contenders, would face Obama in November made rightbloggers moody and irritable. They've been coming around, but slowly. When Newt Gingrich's supporters attacked Romney's years as a c ... More >>
Grand Central PublishingIn case you Fork in the Road readers don't Google-stalk me, you might not know that I wrote a book called Four Kitchens: My Life Behind the Burner in New York, Hanoi, Tel Aviv, and Paris, which recounts the year I spent learning to cook in restaurants around the world. ... More >>
GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons is the target of some animal activist ire based on the above video of him "saving" an African village from an elephant who was ruining crops. The clip starts off with ominous music as the hunters show the animal damage and then stalk their enemy. Cue darkness, loud noises. "B ... More >>
What a horrible year it's been. There's been something to annoy everyone, and everyone took full advantage: The health care bill, the Tea Party, the BP spill, the Ground Zero Mosque, the Glenn Beck and Jon Stewart rallies, the Republican Comeback, the enhanced TSA patdowns, WikiLeaks -- and every bi ... More >>
For the Less Neiman Marcus-inclined. P.S. Get your damn hands off the ostrich!
Robert Sietsema, Sarah DeGregorio, and Rebecca Marx recap their respective years in food
The fifth episode of what is already an unbearably long season opens with Angelo putting more creepy moves on Tamesha, explaining that she "has this inner passion, and that's really something I'd like to extract from her." Before he has the chance to describe how he'd also like to serve her l ... More >>
Today the Supreme Court voted down a federal law banning the sale of videos and other depictions of animal cruelty, saying it violates the right to free speech. The law had been enacted in 1999 to limit Internet sales of videos that show women crushing to death small animals, like kittens and ... More >>
Photo courtesy of Dirt CandyAmanda Cohen As the chef and owner of Dirt Candy, Amanda Cohen has over the past year and a half done more to promote the cause of vegetarian cooking than a slew of lascivious PETA commercials could ever hope to, simply by cooking vegetarian food that actually tast ... More >>
Cuban designer Narciso Rodriguez is preparing for the future--as if he knows the apocalypse is just around the corner and is attempting to send us a message, don't fret, apparently he can save us. We should have known by the dramatic drumming soundtrack that Rodriguez' Fall Collection show T ... More >>
Discussed: Pamella Roland, Thuy Pamella RolandThat one's gotta smart; Milk Studios founder Mazdack Russi recently summed up the updown/downtown divide of Fashion Week with, "We're MoMA, and the tents are the Met." (Which makes Cedar Lake, say, the Museum of Sex?) Russi's Chelsea space does h ... More >>
St. Vincent, Britt Daniel, Bon Iver, Zach Galifianakis, Janeane Garofalo, and more Haiti Benefit @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg Saturday, January 23 BrooklynVegan might best be known for having the most obnoxious commenters in the entire music blogosphere (which, in fairness, is certainly no small ... More >>
In 2006, Pamela Blackwell opened her first restaurant, Blossom Restaurant & Cafe, in Chelsea, and won a devoted following for her organic, vegan cuisine. Two weeks ago, Blackwell opened Cocoa V down the street from Blossom (which has a sister location on the Upper West Side, and beginning ne ... More >>
For us, Thanksgiving was pre-ruined by the grisly medical press releases we received over the past week, portraying the holiday as a menace. (And they keep coming! The Saint Louis University Medical Center offers "Surviving the Holidays: 10 Tips for Staying Healthy." Number 1: "Keep your distance -- ... More >>
That coupon Oprah was offering for free chicken at KFC was never a good idea. For one thing, it ain't too enlightened a choice: as PETA Europe says, "KFC is the world's largest killer of chickens... nearly 800 million chickens are killed every year in the cruellest ways imaginable." The guy in this ... More >>
By Yevgeniya ShekhtmanJulissa Brisman, the victim of the so-called Craigslist Killer, had successfully stopped drinking and was trying to repair past relationships and get her life on track when she was murdered, according to her personal journal, which was reviewed by the Voice."I had a taste of th ... More >>
Of all the invitations we've received to Fashion Week, the one for 3.1 Phillip Lim in the Tent (with a capital T) at Bryant Park is the prettiest. Red thread has actually been sewn into the paper to make a swirling "PL" design suitable for framing. Many designers e-mailed invitations this year to ... More >>
The catwalks, the clothes, the chit-chat: "Which of the Palin men do you think is cutest?"
Meet Isaac Abraham, Orthodox insurgent
Vigilantes set up sting operation to catch pigeon poachers
NYC activist groups react to new NYPD spy tactics
DFW weighs in on tennis prodigies, crustaceans, and John McCain
Stunning Russian whatsit, embedded Iraq doc, Malaysian new wave elevate lowlands fest
The Fall 2003 Collections
Pamela Anderson Lee in drag? Now that she's gotten her breasts reduced, she can be much more convincing as a man (though perhaps not a man from Chelsea).
''I can't believe that all the underground insanity I skanked around for years now comprises cute touristy entertainment.''