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    August 24, 2012


    * 9:34 a.m. At least two people -- and as many as five -- have been shot outside of the Empire State Building (the tally is now at 10. see updates below), according to multiple reports.The shooting happened just before 9 a.m. at Fifth Avenue and East 34th Street.According to the @NY Scanner Twitter ... More >>

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    June 17, 2012

    BREAKING: Rodney King Found Dead in His Pool in L.A.

    As of 11:25am, Reuters is reporting that 47-year-old Rodney King, the famous victim of LAPD police brutality and protest symbol in the early 1990s, has been found dead in his pool. According to the news wire, "there is no sign of foul play" and his representative, Suzanne Wickman, has conf ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012

    Medical Marijuana: Feds Threaten Pot Shop Landlords

    Right as New York's Assembly voted to greenlight prescription pot, federal authorities continue to put pressure on states with legal medical weed -- targeting dispensaries and now, landlords who lease space to marijuana shops.

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    March 28, 2012

    Europeans Are the World's Biggest Boozers

    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 >>

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    March 22, 2012

    McDonald's Shuffles, Sweet Suits

    McDonald's CEO Jim Skinner is retiring after 41 years at the fast-food chain. Donald Thompson, the company's current president, will take his spot. [AP via USA Today] What's more natural, sugar or high fructose corn syrup? This old debate was the subject of a lawsuit over false advertising between ... More >>

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    March 8, 2012

    Married American Women Make Less Money Than Their Husbands, Exit Workforce

    Happy International Women's Day: if you are a married and educated woman in America, you probably make a lot less money than your husband -- a fact which might have prompted ladies to leave the U.S. workforce in droves, economists say. Reuters reports that the Federal Reserve is set to release a n ... More >>

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    January 19, 2012

    For the Love of God, It's Not 'Downtown' Abbey!

    Have you seen the extremely popular British period drama called "Downton Abbey"? It's all the rage right now. It won a Golden Globe! People are talking about it, watching it, DVR-ing it, weeping with joy and raising their glasses to it as we speak. And people and news organizations, which are bigger ... More >>

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    November 30, 2011
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    October 28, 2011

    Chipotle Founder Named 'Innovator of the Year'; Consumers 'Ripped Off' When Buying Fish

    ​Just in case you were wondering, "Montezuma's Revenge" has not been a problem for athletes at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. [Washington Post] Kosher food is becoming more conventional in Berlin, post World War II. [Reuters] Restaurants are getting ready to raise prices as ... More >>

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    October 18, 2011

    German Riesling Dries Out; George Washington Peddles Whiskey

    ​German Rieslings are straying from sweet and heading toward dry, which some find disconcerting. [NY Times] Bottles of whiskey from distilleries closed during the 1980s' recession can be a solid investment. [Decanter] Bargains can be had with "second wines" from Bordeaux, like Château Marga ... More >>

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    October 4, 2011

    Cheesecake Factory Ranked Consumer Fave, Again; Only 2% of Food Imports Inspected

    Kraft is recalling three flavors of Velveeta Shells & Cheese single-serve microwavable cups due to possible thin wire bristle pieces in the cups. [Chicago Tribune] In a widespread market survey, consumers ranked the Cheesecake Factory their favorite casual-dining restaurant for the second year in a ... More >>

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    August 7, 2011

    Start Bracing for Solar Storms

    ​The magnetic storm that has been developing on the Sun's surface may cause problems down here on Earth soon. Reuters reports that above average solar activity is proving to be a real concern for the Space Weather Prediction Center. They warn that communications and GPS satellites could be aff ... More >>

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    August 2, 2011

    Letter Grades on Food Carts Not Imminent; Food Corps Still Placing Unhealthy Products

    ​Mayor Bloomberg is at odds with the Health Department over letter grades on food carts. He wants them, but with just 20 out of 100-odd inspectors assigned to mobile vendors, there aren't enough resources to grade the city's 5,100 street-food carts. [NY Post] Major food corps may have pledged ... More >>

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    July 23, 2011

    91 Dead in Norway Massacre; Heat Wave Claims Lives in U.S.

    viaAnders Behring Breivik, the suspected Norway killer. ​The death toll from yesterday's horrific violence in Norway is now reported to be 91, mostly from the youth camp shootings on Utoya island. At the camp, at least 84 people died, some as young as 16. The bombing in Oslo killed 7 and injured 9 ... More >>

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    July 20, 2011

    Little Italy Replaces Greeters with Suave 'Maitre Ds'; Menu Calorie Counts Can't Be Trusted

    ​It appears that Little Italy is trading in its pushy greeters in favor of "outside maitre d's": suave young gentlemen who attract lady tourists with their eyes. [NY Post] The Hurt Locker star Anthony Mackie's new Bed-Stuy bar NoBar welcomed stars like Samuel L. Jackson and Sam Rockwell at it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    Philly Has a Soulful Vendys; Eating Invasive Species

    ​Gigi and Big R's soul food truck took top honors at Philadelphia's first-ever Vendy Awards. [Wall Street Journal] Why eat shark fin soup when you can save reef fish populations along the Florida coast by eating lionfish, an invasive species? [NY Times] Arturo's is not so out of place in Ma ... More >>

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    July 8, 2011

    Americans: Fat and Wary of Healthful Menu Options

    ​America, we have been told yet again, is fat. Especially the part known as Mississippi. We're so fat, in fact, that today, the state with the lowest obesity rate (that would be Colorado) would have had the country's highest rate in 1995.

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    July 7, 2011

    Pepsi Peddles Nutrition in India; ConAgra Sued Over 'Natural' Oils Labels

    ​PepsiCo may be turning its focus back to cola in some markets, but is looking to boost its health snacks business in India via its global nutrition unit. [Wall Street Journal] The owner of Fu Sushi in the East Village denies that his restaurant was open for business despite being ordered to ... More >>

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    July 5, 2011

    Dominique Strauss-Kahn Accuser Sues New York Post for Calling Her a Hooker

    ​As the case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn in the alleged sexual assault of a Sofitel hotel maid seems to hang in the balance, perhaps to be dismissed entirely, the hotel maid, who is a Guinean immigrant, is fighting back against three articles in the New York Post that reported she was a pro ... More >>

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    July 5, 2011

    New York Drinkers Mourn Two Booze Pioneers; Arkansas Now Distilling, Too

    ​Eric Asimov remembers Ray Deter of d.b.a., who died Sunday following a bike accident on June 27, calling Deter's bar "groundbreaking." [Diner's Journal] Debra Whiting of Red Newt Cellars and Bistro on Seneca Lake in the Finger Lakes, a food and wine pioneer in the region, died in a car crash ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    New York City Loses Yet Another Food Plant; Scientists Create 'Super Wheat'

    ​Maramount Corp., a Sunset Park food production plant responsible for school lunches and homeless shelter meals around the city, is moving to Pennsylvania, leaving more than 140 workers unemployed. [NY Daily News] McDonald's and Wendy's are among fast-food chains that have added new summer sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2011

    Rapture Was a Bust; Mitch Daniels Won't Run For President; Who Will Replace DSK?

    ​So, we all made it! No Rapture. Despite having assets of over $104 million, Harold Camping's Family Radio didn't quite get it right. How are Rapture believers dealing with it? Reuters talked to a man, Robert Fitzpatrick, who spent $140,000 of his life savings getting the word out about the Raptur ... More >>

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    May 19, 2011

    U.S. Debt in $1 Bills Would Go to the Moon and Back Twice, Plus Other Useless Facts

    ​"Most people have trouble conceptualizing $14.3 trillion," Reuters reports about the U.S. government's debt. Yes, it's true! (Duh?) And so they have provided some fun trivia, which actually gets us no closer to understanding what a number that big means, but sure does sound neat. For instance ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2011

    Osama Bin Laden Busted With Porn!

    ​The reports coming out of Osama Bin Laden's Pakistani compound keep getting more strange -- from wacky ways to send emails to TV time and pot plants -- but this one is the money shot: "A stash of pornography was found in the hideout of Osama bin Laden by the U.S. commandos who killed him," Re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2011

    Osama Bin Laden Death Photos Will Be Released to 'Some Senators'

    ​Reuters is reporting that the CIA will allow the members of the Senate Intelligence Committee and the Senate Armed Services Committee to see the Osama Bin Laden death photos "if they wish." President Obama had ruled last week that the photos would not be provided to the public for viewing so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    Reuters Publishes Photos of Men Killed With Osama Bin Laden: Will Others Leak?

    ​Yesterday we asked "Should the United States Release Osama Bin Laden Death Photos?" but by this afternoon the White House announced that President Barack Obama had opted to keep the images secret for fear they would inflame anti-U.S. anger worldwide. "There is no doubt that we killed Osama bi ... More >>

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    April 23, 2011

    Lindsay Lohan Sentenced to Jail; New York to Allow Conjugal Visits for Gay Inmates

    ​Lindsay Lohan was sentenced to 100 days in jail yesterday for violating her drunk driving probation. She was held in custody for five hours before being sprung out of jail on a $75,000 bail (no indication of any Dog the Bounty Hunter involvement). LiLo is free for now while her lawyer appeals the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2011

    'Miracle' Cat Survives Being Shot in the Head With an Arrow

    A cat less tough than Max.​Adorable animals in trouble! A 3-year-old cat named Max who lives in Live Oak, near Santa Cruz, California, has somehow survived being shot in the head with an arrow. (Remember New York's own Sticky the goose? R.I.P., Sticky.) Anyway, the good news is that Max is oka ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    Converting to Pour-Over Coffee; More on Chefs & Foraging

    ​Frank Bruni chronicles his adventures in coffee snobbery in this era of evolved coffee culture. [NY Times] American Jews who also happen to be foodies have been looking to revive old Ashkenazic dishes that originated in Eastern Europe. [NY Times] The chef-owners of Seasonal Restaurant and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2010

    Japanese Chefs Shun Gotham Water; Yet Another Egg Recall

    ​After restaurants with a "C" grade from the Health Department were outed, a number of diners are shocked and now say they will stop frequenting them. [NY Post] Japanese chefs at the Culinary Institute of America's three-day forum on Japanese cuisines refused to use local water and instead co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    Bitter Old People Get their Kicks Reading Bad Things About Whippersnappers

    ​People over 50 prefer reading negative news about young people, though they are indifferent when the news is about people their own age, according to a new study. So, go call your twisted parents and grandparents, and tell them the plight of the youngs is no laughing matter!

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    May 26, 2010

    New York's Most Over-the-Top Fatty Foods; America's Craving for Bigger Flavors

    ​The Double Down sandwich from KFC isn't the most gluttonous thing you can eat in New York City. Other over-the-top calorie fests include Ditch Plains' Ditch Dogs (a pair of hot dogs on potato buns topped with mac 'n' cheese) and Mile End's Smoked Meat Poutine. [NY Post] Americans want spicie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    Jennifer Aniston on the Baby Food Diet; Child Farmworker Numbers Still High in the U.S.

    ​Arizona's new anti-immigration legislation has provoked boycotts of products from the state and concerns among hospitality operators. The city councils in Flagstaff and Tucson voted to sue the state over the law, which is sure to have a negative impact on tourism. [Nation's Restaurant News] ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    New Test Strips Detect Pork for Muslims

    Like this, but for pork​Kazakhstan scientists have invented a test strip that immediately detects the presence of pork.

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    March 2, 2010

    French Macarons Go Mainstream; Two Burger Lovers Go Head-to-Head

    ​New York City's coffee wars are heating up. Despite the continued ubiquity of Starbucks, smaller chains like Gimme!, La Colombe, Stumptown, and the forthcoming Blue Bottle are cropping up everywhere. [NY Daily News] Are macarons poised to be the next dessert craze? The airy French pastries h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2010

    Plane from LaGuardia Diverted Because of Kid Wearing Scary Tefillin

    ​A U.S. Airways flight that left LaGuardia for Kentucky this morning was diverted to Philadelphia, as a passenger was thought to have attached a weapon to his body ("strapped a wire device from his fingers to his head after takeoff," said Reuters). Fox, America's Terror Network, grimly referre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2009

    Hark, Another Food-Based Reality Show: The United Plates of America

    ​NBC is unleashing another food-based reality show upon the viewing populace, and thanks to the title alone, it's already a groaner.

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    October 28, 2009

    Not So Fast, Shawn: Rain Bumps Jay-Z World Series Interference Into Tomorrow

    ​On account of the huge dent an enormous stage might leave on the spongy Yankee Stadium field tonight, and also because Jay-Z definitely doesn't go outside unless his kicks are guaranteed to remain spotless, the dreaded Keys-Carter "Empire State of Mind" performance has been moved from Game 1 ... More >>

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    October 27, 2009

    Calorie Info Makes a Difference After All; Yet Another Cheese Steak v. Cheesecake Wager

    ​Nickel deposits will be imposed on bottled water starting at the end of the month, which means that all water bottles under a gallon will have a five-cent refundable deposit, like beer and soda bottles and cans. [NY Times] The Post takes a look at hidden rich people, like Dushan Zaric, barte ... More >>

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    September 14, 2009

    Smithfield Foods Getting Out of Hog Business; Zane Lamprey Trades Glass for Fork

    ​Norman E. Borlaug, a plant pathologist who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970 for his work in industrialized food production, which fought starvation worldwide, died Saturday in Dallas. Borlaug felt that environmentalists were hampering world food production by attacking the use of pesticides. ... More >>

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    July 22, 2009

    Get Ready for Super Size Me, the Comic Book; Black Currants Legal & Delicious

    Super Size Me's Morgan Spurlock has teamed up with Dark Horse Comics for a graphic novel entitled Supersized: Strange Tales From a Fast Food Culture, set for publication in the spring and inspired by real life fast-food tales, such as a fat man whose cremation made a mortuary smell like fries. [Reut ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2009

    A New Deputy Food Commissioner Will Protect Us From Our Food Here at Home; Codex Alimentarius Does the Job On a Global Scale

    The Obama administration has created a new deputy food commissioner post in an effort to better curb salmonella and E. coli contamination following a rash of outbreaks in the last year, including the peanut product recall, the largest in U.S. history. An improved tracing system for identifying the o ... More >>

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    April 28, 2009

    Swine Flu Unrelated to Actual Pigs; Meat Will Still Kill You

    The United Nations' food agency sent animal health experts to Mexico to determine if swine flu is really linked to pigs. So far, there is no evidence that humans contracted this strain of flu from our porcine friends. [Reuters] Food Network has launched Food2, a new website aimed at a young, hipper ... More >>

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    March 20, 2009

    Obamas Get a Garden

    Michelle Obama will enlist the help of 23 fifth-graders to dig up a patch of the White House lawn in which an organic vegetable garden will be planted. The garden, the first since Eleanor Roosevelt's WWII victory garden, will be visible to passers-by. [NY Times] Some of the city's A-list restaurate ... More >>

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    February 24, 2009

    Happy Pancake Day!

    Today is apparently "National Pancake Day!" Participating IHOPs are giving out free pancakes from 7am to 10pm.[Serious Eats]In Los Angeles, a decline in sales is forcing fro-yo chains like Red Mango and Pink Berry to rethink their rapid expansion.[Los Angeles Business Journal via LA Eater]Two Queens ... More >>

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    January 16, 2009

    Obama Administration Urged to Make Food Safer

    The Grocery Manufacturers Association is urging the Obama administration to increase spending for food safety measures and cut subsidies to corn-based ethanol.[Reuters]Speaking of food safety measures, importing sheep's lungs is banned in the U.S., making it difficult for Scots in the States to make ... More >>

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    December 15, 2008

    Bailout for Madoff Victims?

    The bogus speculations of Bernard L. Madoff have ripped off tens of billions from the high and the low and has even impacted the stock market. Naturally someone is calling for a bailout. At least that's what it sounds like a hedge fund group called the Alternative Investment Management Association ... More >>

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    October 16, 2008
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    September 18, 2008

    Edible News Roundup

    Breast milk soup and other tasty tidbits.

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    March 22, 2005

    Hard Target

    U.S. Military is pressed to probe run-ins between reporters and troops in Iraq

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