Was Prince Polo actual royalty?
Mention the name, and it conjures up images of an heir from some forgotten European grand duchy, brandishing a mallet and dressed head-to-toe in a royal blue polo outfit, complete with equestrian helmet. Well, sadly, there never was a person known as Prince Polo. In ... More >>
Things continue to look bleak for newspapers -- the Times-Picayune in New Orleans announcing recently that it's cutting down to three days a week seems like an ominous harbinger of things to come.
In general, it's been taken as granted, however, that very small newspapers -- and in particular, the ... More >>
In the coming months, buyers can expect major changes in the prices of two luxury food products--coffee and goose fat. Coffee prices are at their lowest level in 18 months due to anticipation of an exceptional Brazilian harvest, according to the AP.
Is it really a surprise that the World Health Organization and the European Commission found that Europeans drink more than anyone else in the world? No, but the numbers, as reported by Reuters, are still pretty intriguing: the consumption of alcohol in the European Union is double the world average ... More >>
Esther ZuckermanA few days ago we got a curious email from Olek, the crochet artist who has covered much of New York in colorful yarn. She's been in Europe for a while and did a couple shows in Poland recently.
"I hope you will have a great Holiday season this year," Olek wrote. "I will be ... More >>
Olek, an artist who is dear to our hearts, has crocheted pretty much everything: grocery carts, bikes, the Astor Place cube, the Wall Street bull. She has done it in London, and she recently did an outdoor installation for an art festival in Poznan, Poland. At the Polish festival, two teenage boys v ... More >>
OlekIf you thought that crocheted Astor Place cube was cute, you will love crochet artist Olek's handiwork on a London cab. She's traveling, and tells us, "I am from Silesia, Poland. Very industrial, gray, ugly city. Kazimierz Kutz, a film director from the same region, said that you must lea ... More >>
The "Bro"-ly Trinity"Bromance" was a term that just two years ago was just as hot as "metrosexual" was in 2004. Where have all of the Bros gone since then? A thread posted on Reddit last week reminded us of the since forgotten favorite term. Does it have a chance to make a comeback or are the ... More >>
Well, it's media reporting day-a-palooza here, which means that seven more people are reading this blog than they are on the average day. So while we're at it, here's how to explain the relevancy and case for a great media reporter like John Koblin, which involves two angry, high-level New Yo ... More >>
How many days have we complained about the weather this summer? How many days have we come into work with sweat dripping down our face? Oh, lots. But it's not all for nothing! According to the New York Times, "the summer of 2010 went down in the National Weather Service's record books as the ... More >>
The shining American beacons of cannibalism, the Donner Party, are a lie, according to fresh research. Probably? A new study of bones found at the California campsite of the group indicates that the 84 hungry settlers might have only eaten cattle, deer, horses and their dog, Uno, but not one anot ... More >>
While everyone is grieving over the awful plane crash that killed Polish President Lech Kaczynki, let's take a moment to tell a rather sad Polish joke:
Namely that he happened to be virulently homophobic, and as mayor of Warsaw, he repeatedly forbade gay pride parades from happening because ... More >>