Mario Batali doesn't like it when people yell in his kitchen: "One of the big rules for our kitchens is that if you're not close enough to be able to touch me, you can't talk to me." [New York Times] Obama supporter Marcus Samuelsson is hanging with Arianna Huffington at the Republican National Co ... More >>
Thanks to a tweeted comment from @P2H3K9, we have this astonishing video of a camel dairy in Saudi Arabia. It follows up on a piece posted earlier this morning about why there is no commercial source of pig's milk.
Millions of people lost power and at least three deaths were reported as a result of yesterday's snowstorm along the east coast. States in the Northeast were hit the hardest and CNN reports parts of New Jersey were buried in as much as 15.5 inches of snow. Airline cancellations stranded passe ... More >>
SmashburgerEat up, Dubai. Looks like Brooklyn was a mere pit stop on Smashburger's road to world domination: Three months after opening its first New York location in a Fort Greene condo tower, the Denver-based chain has announced it will expand to the Middle East.
American Jews, Israelis and anyone with religious paraphernalia may be kept off Delta flights traveling to Saudi Arabia from the United States under the rules of a new Delta SkyTeam partnership, USA Today reports. Delta's deal with Saudi Arabian Airlines, announced in January, requires the Am ... More >>
Saudi Arabian women took the wheel again today, answering the call of the much-publicized online "Women2Drive" campaign asking women to defiantly get in the car, drive, and post it on YouTube, please. Organizers and media had projected 100 participants based on Facebook and Twitter pledges. No offi ... More >>
A Saudi Arabian woman told AFP she defied the country's ban on women driving, taking the wheel for four straight days before she was stopped. 30-something wife and mother Najla al-Hariri drove "to defend her belief that Saudi women should be allowed to drive.'' "I don't fear being arrested ... More >>
via Gulf NewsSaudi Arabia will soon be home to a mile-high building, dubbed "The Kingdom Tower." Gulf News reports that it will be erected (you can say that about a building in Saudi Arabia, right?) in the Obhur Gulf, just outside of the port city Jeddah. Kingdom Holding Company is funding th ... More >>
Just as we mention that 2009 was a very bad year for weapons sales, which hit a low since 2005 due to the global recession, well, about that...the White House may be poised to change their tune according to the Wall Street Journal, with "plans to offer advanced aircraft to Saudi Arabia worth ... More >>
frostnova/flickrSyrup: a sweet boon for the state? First, it taunted us with its poutine and smoked meat sandwiches. Now, Quebec has become the target of Senator Charles Schumer's new maple syrup scheme. According to a Times opinion piece, he hopes to have New York eclipse French Canada as th ... More >>
There are more NHL fans in Saudi Arabia than there are people in NYC who can afford Yankee Stadium ticket prices. And it's a shame, because it's really a site to behold. Very..cavernous. Say what you will about the site lines, but the place is a monument to magnificence. And this is coming ... More >>
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Osama Bin Ladin, the main suspect in the East Africa embassy bombings, has been linked to the World Trade Center explosion and other terrorist acts aimed at Americans.