Spitting. It's gross in any language or culture -- a sign of disrespect that garners admiration or adoration from no one. Well, except for fans. Stars and celebrities themselves get mighty pissed off if you spit on them, but if they spit on you, you better just grin and take it.
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There's a bill working its way through Congress that would offer a "path to citizenship" to the sort of immigrants currently known in some circles as illegal. Though its application is general, it's obviously aimed at U.S. guests of the Mexican persuasion, and it only has a chance of passing because ... More >>
At CPAC (that's "Conservative Political Action Conference" for those of you who don't trust the liberal bias of acronyms) this morning, Donald Trump told the gathered audience of Email chain letter–forwarders that "Our Country is in very, very serious trouble." Luckily, Trump let everyone know ... More >>
According to Bud Selig, the main purpose of the World Baseball Classic is to be "our great vehicle to internationalize the sport." This was apparently intended as the silver lining to Team USA's 5-2 loss to Mexico on Friday. Translated from Commissioner-ese into English, it meant, "Hey, it's no fun ... More >>
Even in this era of Every Band That Ever Existed Must And Will Reunite, the return of Bitch Magnet is surprising, a bit shocking, really -- as if a Mars space probe long given up for lost somehow found its way back to Earth.
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Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. If you hear of any new openings or closings, let us know.
Coco, a Japanese restaurant in Williamsburg, has shuttered.
The Burger Heaven location on Madison between 54th and 55th Street ... More >>
RodaleMore than just kimchiUntil now, Jean-Georges was the Vongerichten with the culinary clout, but his wife Marja is getting into the fray with her new PBS television show and cookbook, the Kimchi Chronicles. The New York Daily News profiles her today, learning about how her desire for Kor ... More >>
We'll save you the sappy intro and cut right to the chase this afternoon: America, it's time to wake up and smell the toupee. Donald Trump is a schmuck, and as he's traveled the country this week he's done a pretty good job of displaying just that. In the past week few days alone, he's done s ... More >>
Sir Arne's Treasure still via sixmartinis and the seventh artWhen, in December, Mountain Goats frontman John Darnielle announced that he'd be doing a live score for a screening of the silent 1919 Swedish film Sir Arne's Treasure at the San Francisco Film Society, he described his plan like so ... More >>
President Barack Obama kicked off his Asia trip in India today with a speech at the Taj Mahal Palace, the very same hotel attacked by terrorists two years ago, as a symbolic gesture "absolutely" meant to send a message. Obama has made a priority of strengthening ties with India and other Asia ... More >>
AdCandy, an advertising funsite, has started a contest soliciting an identity overhaul for General Motors. "If GM were to go bankrupt," they say, "they may want to consider coming out of bankruptcy with a new name to shed the past and look to the future. What are your thoughts?"
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