The above video was posted to YouTube yesterday evening, and it shows UCD Police Lt. John Pike pepper spraying a line of peaceful protesters at UC Davis. BoingBoing describes the officer's casual nature "as if he's dousing a row of bugs with insecticide," and Gawker agreed, saying Pike's behavior w ... More >>
News from the Christmas tree vendor beat! Today in the New York Times' City Room blog, there's a whole story -- the second installment in a series, mind you -- about a man who sells Christmas trees on the streets of New York City at holiday time. What you will learn will shock and surprise yo ... More >>
Recognize the boxes? Hopefully, the contents were used to make hash brownies!
Sang-ah Choi is an American-trained Korean artist whose work is currently appearing in a show called "Insatiable Appetite" at the Doosan Gallery (533 West 25th Street, 212-242-2643) in Chelsea. Don't be surprised ... More >>
Apparently, the best way to shoot photographs of food is to do it bright sunshine.
This year's Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest will be sponsored by Pepto-Bismol.
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A new report reveals that nine out of 10 Americans eat too ... More >>
Congressman Joe Wilson's cry of "Lie!" at President Obama's health care speech had not stopped reverberating in the halls of Congress before rightbloggers declared it a failure.
Scared Monkeys refutes Obama's claim that preventative care would save money. "Preventative medicine saves lives, it doe ... More >>
A crowd of devout Muslims, not-so-devout Muslims, and devout foodies gathered at the al-Hikmah Mosque in LIC, the only mosque in New York run by Indonesian Muslims, to sample authentic Indonesian fare this past Sunday. Fork in the Road stopped by for a steaming bowl of Bakwan Malang, the meat-stuffe ... More >>
So yesterday Zach was on ABC's World News Webcast and it had nothing to do with Asher Roth punching him in the face. (Next week.) Yep, our esteemed SOTC colleague made an appearance for "New Music Monday" to drop science about the Hold Steady's live album/DVD spectacular A Positive Rage. Our favor ... More >>