In a couple of weeks, the biggest, gaudiest, gayest and easily the most-watched televised music event in the world will unfold, this year from Baku, Azerbaijan, and once again Americans will be almost completely oblivious to it.
We're talking, of course, about the Eurovision Song Contest, which sta ... More >>
Remember the Magnetic Boy from Serbia? He was joined by another magnetic child in Brazil, and a number of other magnetic kids in the Balkans, where children like this are apparently common.
According to the author of a book on solving unexplained mysteries, this is all a sham. Are you shocke ... More >>
Tireless culture-clashers Balkan Beat Box can shout "dance, motherfucker, dance" in 20 different languages. Their third album, Blue Eyed Black Boy (Nat Geo/Crammed Discs), is a sweat-soaked all-night smash-up of dancehall rhythms, sputtering electro textures and hip-hop swagger, all imbued wi ... More >>
Have you seen the video of the magnetic boy, to whom objects like frying pans and spoons cling as if they were superglued to his little body? Plates, too, love Magnetic Boy, and computers and electronics stop working immediately in honor of his presence. This may hinder his ability to get a job, but ... More >>
Restaurants are starting to offer more luxurious prix-fixe menus -- or more downscale tasting menus, depending on your perspective. Upscale Greek Milos Estiatorio, The Capital Grille, and Dovetail are all offering wallet-friendly multiple-course menus.
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Is it just us or is everyone tasting testicles lately?
If you're a fan of balls, you might want to get yourself to Serbia this summer. The World Testicle & Aphrodisiac Cooking Championship will be held in August in Gornji Milanovac. The event is meant to promote "testicle specialities [sic] as well ... More >>
The New York Post has a Hillary Clinton headline that looks like a scandal: "BLOOD MONEY: Hill Behind $1M Serb Thug Deal." But followers of the "Serb Thug Miladin Kovacevic" story -- about the Serbian national who beat a Brooklyn kid into a coma in Binghampton, then fled to his native Serbia, where ... More >>