"In the 21st century, almost all of our daily activities are linked to the internet - from banking to shopping to using our telecommunications networks and physical infrastructure systems," Governor Cuomo said, announcing the creation of an all-star New York cyber security advisory board last week. ... More >>
Remember being a little kid, and Halloween was so awesome? (It's still awesome in a different way, or actually kind of terrible. Alcohol changes everything.) You would wear your little costume to school and maybe there would be a parade down the block and in class you would eat orange cupcake ... More >>
No one seems to have taken us up on our challenge to fry a sidewalk on an egg, and frying eggs on sidewalks is ever so heat 1.0, so we'd like to share this image of how hot it is, via Reddit. People are using their car dashboards as easy-bake ovens. (See also: Heat Dome.)
The Simpsons is a very influential cartoon. Influential enough that Qatar may have gotten the idea for an "artificial cloud" from a 1995 episode. In "Who Shot Mr. Burns?", Mr. Burns came up with the diabolical plan of a huge shield that would prevent sunlight from reaching Springfield. Now, for t ... More >>
We will never own one of these. Whee, the 62nd Annual (Primetime!) Emmys have been announced. There aren't that many surprises: As usual, HBO rocks, as does Mad Men, True Blood, 30 Rock, Glee, Neil Patrick Harris, and Tina Fey. Losties may get another chance to see the objects of their affect ... More >>
Will the spirit of James Beard smile upon New York chefs?The James Beard Foundation announced its list of semi-finalists for the annual James Beard Awards today, kicking off the food world's very own Oscar season scrum. The semi-finalists were selected from a pool of 21,000 online entries; th ... More >>
A "rum rebellion" may be starting in the cocktail world, says the Times. As rum drinks gain popularity, rum bars are opening around the country, serving well-crafted sugar cane distillates, which are a bargain when compared with high-end whiskies and brandies.
Distilling without ... More >>
Twitpic by Paris Hilton. "Bentley was so cute last night. Carnival is such a fun place to go. A must see place when you go to New York." What? Oh.
The week started with rightbloggers cheering President Obama's for losing the Olympics and ends with them booing him for winning the Nobel Peace ... More >>
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Herring & Aquavit Festival
Russ & Daughters
June 17, 6-9 pm
Sample a world of herring, including herring with mustard and dill, curr ... More >>
Tomorrow is Abraham Lincoln's 200th birthday, and to celebrate President Obama will attend a party in Springfield, Illinois. It's sold out, but free tickets are said to be available for "performances in Lincoln's honor," including local students reciting Lincoln's speeches, at the newly-reopened For ... More >>
"I think about my parents a lot. I think about a lot of people I've met along the way." Governor Rod Blagojevich is doing his Mr. Smith Goes to Washington routine in Springfield on what is expected to be the last day of his impeachment trial. "I met a woman who told me the story of her day-to-day li ... More >>
The Times as Jimmy Cagney and the reader as Mae Clarke. It's about time.
A banner day for the New York Times.
Newspapers that don't go out for blood are worthless. The Times often should be itself flayed because it so often doesn't take full advantage of its tremendous resources and usually und ... More >>