• Blogs

    November 21, 2013

    Despite Planned PETA Protests, Macy's Parade Won't Be Canceling SeaWorld Float

    SeaWorld has had a really, really bad few months. This summer saw the release of the documentary Blackfish, which explored the death of whale trainer Dawn Brancheau at their San Diego park. Brancheau was crushed by a 12,000 pound bull orca named Tilikum, who's also been implicated in the deaths of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2013

    Why Kanye's Tour Is Really Being Postponed

    It's been almost two week since the truck carrying Kanye West's specialized tour equipment was in a mysterious accident, resulting in the postponement of many of the shows on the YEEZUS tour. There is still no new information regarding the nature of the crash or the people involved, and the investig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    Five Great Do-It-Yourself Things To Do for New Years, NYC

    1. Make a tortilla hat with an indentation on top for salsa, then wear it to a New Years Party. Encourage your best friends to double dip! Really, standing and shivering in Times Square for eight hours without peeing or drinking any alcohol (!) is about the worst way to spend New Years that FiTR c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2012

    Six Very Important Interactions Between Rappers And Dogs

    As part of this weekend's Catalpa Festival, Snoop Dogg will slouch around Randall's Island to perform his debut album, Doggystyle, in its entirety. With the Doggfather being somewhat obsessed with all things canine, SOTC decided it was fine time to shed light on hip-hop's infatuation with dogs. But ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2012

    Which Celebs Are Vegetarians/Vegans And Why?

    A PETA brochure I picked out of a box like Alicia Silverstone's baby picks food out of her mouth told me the answer. It's everyone from Alicia to Pamela Anderson to the Dalai Lama, with stops along the way for black swan Natalie Portman ("I really, really love animals") and ex-Spider-Man Tobey Magu ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    January 11, 2012


    Lloyd Kaufman introduces Poultrygeist

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    The Horse-Drawn Carriage Debate Continues; Local Groups and Celebrities Call for a Ban

    Michelle D. Anderson​The effort to ban horse-drawn carriages in New York City rages on. Another report of a carriage horse collapse in a two-week span has left animal-rights advocates -- including celebrities such as Glee's Lea Michele and Pamela Anderson -- with a renewed passion to end the u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2011

    Weather-Appropriate Halloween Costume Ideas

    As the woman in the Pac-Man costume can attest, hypothermia causes paradoxical undressing.​Bad news, attention-starved women and vain men: That skimpy costume you've been planning for your big Halloween bash tonight isn't going to work in this weather. "Slutty Henry Kissinger" might have been ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2011

    Tennessee Does Not 'LVTOFU'

    What's not 2 LV?​Dealing with governmental bureaucracy is rarely a jolly good time, but apparently it's even less enjoyable if you're a vegan living in Tennessee.

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    The Brooklyn Beefsteak Will Bring Butchered Bovines to the Bell House on Sept. 25

    ​Fleisher's beefy new blog isn't the only news to report from the wide world of meat: On September 25, the Brooklyn Beefsteak will return, to the horror of PETA and the extreme joy of area carnivores.

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2011

    My Golden Memories Of Beige

    ​Tomorrow night's gay lounge Beige--at B Bar--will be the last after many years of twink schmoozing and celebrity drop-ins. Here are my misty, water-colored memories of the bash: Shockingly, in this age of bombardment via twitter and facebook, there wasn't any promotion at all for Beige! T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    'Very Old' Cognac Sells for $70K; Ice Cube Becomes Spokesman for Coors Light

    ​Breuckelen Distilling Co. and the Brooklyn Distilling Co. have settled their trademark-infringement lawsuit out of court, although the terms were not revealed. [NY Post] A bottle of Rémy Martin cognac called the Louis XIII Grande Champagne Très Vieille Age Inconnu sold for 50,000 euros ($7 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2011

    PETA Says Knut's Death Was Preventable

    Knut's Vanity Fair cover with Leonardo DiCaprio. ​PETA, always quick to point fingers, is claiming that the sudden death at age four of Knut the polar bear was preventable. A PETA representative told TMZ that they reached out to the Berlin Zoo months ago because Knut was allegedly being "terrorize ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    Snake Murdered by Fake Boob [Video]

    Where is the ASPCA? PETA? Someone?​Back on the Adorable Animals in Trouble beat this Monday, we've learned with horror of the tale of the model, the snake, and the poisonous silicone breasts that killed that poor snake when it reacted in the only way it could after Israeli model Orit Fox appea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    Tiger vs. Lion: Who Wins in a Fight?

    via cheetah100​It's the original Rumble in the Jungle: tiger fights lion, who ya got? Everyone has an opinion; even the most ardent PETA supporter can't suppress their primal bloodlust when it comes to this epic duel (they may act disgusted by this post, but deep down they know they wouldn't t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2011

    Obese Monkeys Extraordinarily Depressing

    Leah Nash/NYT​There are more rhesus monkeys than you'd think out there getting fat. Getting really fat. And it's not their fault; it's because they're being used as research subjects in studies about obesity and diabetes. At the Oregon National Primate Research Center, scientists are keeping a col ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    Anna Wintour Is Highly Protected This Year

    ​Everywhere you turn your fashionable head at Fashion Week, there she is -- Vogue empress Anna Wintour, looking magisterial and divoon, darling. Or is that her? It's hard to tell because she's always surrounded by at least two burly bodyguards!

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    And, In Case You Haven't Seen it Yet: Lady Gaga Draped in Meat on the Cover of Vogue

    E. coli, be damned.​ A decidedly meatless Lady Gaga, who has recently been rumored to be hiding an eating disorder (not very well, one might add), appears on the cover of Japanese Vogue Hommes's fat September issue wearing nothing but raw meat. Of course, PETA's pissed, the blogosphere is atw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2010

    Bed Bugs Are Way Worse Than Mice

    Friends don't let friends do bed bugs. ​Drag star Vodka Stinger knows this, having hideously been through both infestations. See, Vodka and her boyfriend (yes, she has a boyfriend, too!) suffered the horror of bed bugs last year and they're still having flashbacks about the 30 bags of laundry ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    Raccoons vs. Humans: Bloody Battle for Brooklyn Domination Wages on

    ​Maybe you heard about the raccoon that broke into a Park Slope home, stole into the kitchen cabinets, and somehow suffocated itself just in time for the legitimate residents of the apartment to find it dead among their flatware in the wee hours of the morning? That's just one example of what ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2010

    Pamela Anderson's PETA Ad Banned in Canada; The New York Islanders Launch an Official Team Cupcake

    ​A new study reveals that people who work in food service and farming may have an elevated risk for heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. [Reuters] Pamela Anderson's new campaign for PETA has been banned in Montreal for being sexist. The ad has the actress in a bikini with her body parts label ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2010

    Amanda Cohen Wins PETA's Faux Foie Gras Challenge

    Faux foie fabulousness!​We're no strangers to the delights of the mushroom mousse Amanda Cohen serves at Dirt Candy, and now PETA isn't, either.

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2010

    A Look at the Latest Beer Gardens; Oil Spill Threatens Seafood Industry

    ​The Tribeca Grand's Church Lounge attracts an A-list crowd of bar, restaurant, and club owners; doormen; DJs; and promoters every Sunday for brunch. [NY Post] As Astoria's Bohemian Hall celebrates its 100th anniversary, a look at the city's newest beer gardens, including Mission Dolores in P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2010

    White Castle Introduces Scented Candles: Freshen Your Home With the Smell of Meat and Onions

    ​ Did you know that May is National Hamburger Month? The folks in the White Castle marketing department sure do! Although PETA would argue that death never takes a holiday, White Castle has chosen to commemorate it by celebrating America's sense of smell.

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2010

    Radiolab's Jad Abumrad on Lebanese Cooking, Foodies, and Why He Wishes He Could Eat Like the Jetsons

    Radiolab's Jad Abumrad and his parabolic lens.​WNYC's Radiolab has developed a serious following -- it currently ranks third in iTunes podcast downloads behind This American Life and Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me!. Its success is thanks to its mesmerizing sound design, and storytelling that teas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2010

    Ditmas Park Is Desperately Seeking Ice Cream

    Barbara L. HansonLick it.​Perhaps not quite as titillating as PETA's Sexiest Vegetarian Next Door contest, the Flatbush Development Corporation's survey to determine what kind of ice cream store to open in the area is still pretty exciting, at least if you live in Ditmas Park and crave frozen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2010

    (NSFW) Catching Up With America's Next Top Model: The Steak Tartare Episode (Where Is PETA When We Really Need Them?)

    ​Every TV show has a point where it totally jumps the shark. With America's Next Top Model, it came during Episode 4 in Season 10. In the hour-long show, broadcast March 13, 2008, the contestants were brought to Manhattan's Meat Packing District and sequestered, scantily dressed, inside the co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2010

    Six More Weeks of Winter, Says Rodent Oracle

    ​Punxsutawney Phil -- the groundhog who, like the Dalai Lama, is thought to be the incarnation of an ancient, mystical entity -- emerged in the Pennsylvania town for which he is named on the morning of the American Imbolc known to natives of the region as Groundhog Day and was seen to notice h ... 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 9, 2009

    Whatshername from Twilight Celebrity Nude for PETA

    ​Christian Serratos of Twilight has done one of those PETA ads in which a celebrity appears nude to attract interest in the organization, which has to do with children in Darfur or something. Full poster after the jump; alternatively, you can see footage of her nude photo shoot interspersed w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    ​ Dancers from InSpirit beckon passers-by to enter a new store on Broadway near 13th Street. Labor Day, with its West Indian American Day Parade, was the high point of the week. The low point was, let's see... the rest of it. 9/11 was a popular topic. It was oddly related to a Twitter Festiv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2009

    "Racy" Pamela Anderson PETA Ad Sets Animal Rights Back 10 Years

    We love our fellow animals, and generally approve PETA's advertising, particularly in the celebrity nude category. But this ad, starring Pamela Anderson and generally described as "racy," feeds the unfortunate impression of animal rights activists as enemies of human freedom. Anderson plays an air ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    Kyra Sedgwick Pleads for Fellow Performers in Letter to Bloomberg

    ​Actress Kyra Sedgwick wants Mayor Mike Bloomberg to help some visiting circus elephants she thinks are being tormented. The celeb has faxed Mayor Bloomberg a letter (which PETA provides a via its blog.) in which she asks him to assure he'll never again let allegedly elephant-torturing Ringli ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 15, 2009

    Death to Cupcakes

    When will we finally be rid of the little bastards?

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2009

    Obama Gets a Wine Named After Him; Jay-Z and his Crew Skip Out on the Bill

    Some sectors of the food industry have resorted to hiring state employees to do inspections in an effort to fill in gaps where current regulation has failed. But safety advocates warn that conflicts of interest could arise. [NY Times] PETA is calling for the mayor of Newark to ban new fast-food joi ... More >>

  • News

    March 4, 2009
  • Dining

    February 4, 2009

    Sexy Veggies at Dirt Candy

    Breaking the vegetarian rules

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2009

    On track: Barack Obama's conjunction junction

    Can't get enough of Obama's January 17 train ride. Here it is again. Even before today's inauguration, Barack Obama's whistle-stop trip to D.C. brought the best of two worlds to America. Besides being just a really cool thing to do — complete with speeches by the mellifluous new president t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2008

    Kristen Johnston Joins Nude PETA Roster Vs. Horse-Drawn Carriages

    Hey look, Kristen Johnston ("Third Rock from the Sun") has stripped off for PETA, joining a long list of celebs who have done likewise. The theme is horse-drawn carriages, which should warm the heart at least of Tony Avella. For those for whom this information may be important, we saw Johnston at a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2008
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    September 24, 2008
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    September 8, 2008

    NYC RFD: Fashion Week, Mets & Yanks, Double Ds, and Zendorsements

    Our relief that we did our Fashion Week time early and indie continues unabated. After the previously-reported "near riot," we now hear from Time Out New York that on Sunday the Bryant Park air rang with PETA chants, and the runway ran with Donna Karan. "The clothes were what you would expect from D ... More >>

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    August 15, 2007
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    January 30, 2007
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    November 15, 2005

    Taking the Fifth

    H&M, A&F, and Fendi

  • Books

    January 25, 2005

    Range Life

    How the autistic brain explains the interior life of animals

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    August 19, 2003

    Star Trek

    Shopping With Reese and Beyoncé

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    November 26, 2002
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    June 19, 2001

    Prize Patrol

    American Fashion Awards Itself

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    January 30, 2001
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