The Olympics are here, which means we're getting a ton of sports we only care about once every two years mainlined into the American heart and soul. It can be difficult navigating and narrating the storylines and emotional posture of the winter sports, as they tend to apply to a very specific subset ... More >>
Playboy The above is Hunter S. Thompson's hangover cure, according to a cache of his letters released by Playboy. It's 12 amyl nitrites and "as many beers as necessary." Amyl nitrites are poppers, FYI. What did you expect Hunter S. Thompson's hangover cure to be? Green tea and a hot yoga ses ... More >>
Robert "Sandy" Vietze, the drunk 18-year-old who drank eight alcoholic beverages and then relieved himself on the leg of an 11-year-old girl on the worst flight ever (someone later vomited, in an unrelated incident), has been found to have been a top alpine skier and on the developmental team ... More >>
Straight from the streets of YouTube, here's a helmet camera video of a gnarly dude falling down a rock face. Don't worry, he (probably) survives!
When you're the name behind go-to New York City eateries like Pastis, Balthazar, Schiller's and Minetta Tavern, what do you care about a one-star review in lowly New York magazine? If you're Keith McNally, you care, goddammit. Enough to write an incensed letter personally attacking the critic ... More >>
McGinley is back, fully exposed
In the wake of the gruesome death of Olympic luger Nodar Kumaritashvili in a training accident last week, Olympic officials have moved the starting points on the luge track to slow the course -- which has some lugers already missing the excitement of a world-class run. It may seem the offi ... More >>
No lift pass required
Steal a car, and hit the discounted slopes
OK, we voted for him, but we're not making a $50 post-election donation to get a goddamn Barack Obama fleece. That shit may fly on the slopes of Aspen, but not on the Slope of Park.
Starring Mission of Burma, and, uh, the Women
This world-class ski jumper can't compete in Turinbut her little brother can
Giving winter blues the boot
Drop in Enforcement Leaves Kayaks Vulnerable to Jet Skis