In 1992, literary badass Aleksandar Hemon left his native Sarajevo for a cultural exchange program in Chicago. He expected to stay abroad for only a few months. And, well, plans changed. The siege on Sarajevo, which lasted 43 months and produced the worst atrocities in Europe since World War II, beg ... More >>
Deodorant is boring. Candy is not. So why bother with an anti-BO stick when you can just eat something sweet, wait a little while, and then smell like flowers?
Deo Perfume Candy, a "body fragrancing functional candy" from Bulgaria, is designed so that after you eat about four pieces of candy, the i ... More >>
It's time to add a new grape to your repertoire and order a seemingly unpronounceable varietal (see rule #2).
Despite the dreary economic situation, Greece has long been associated with the sybaritic lifestyle, attracting like-minded voluptuaries to places like Mykonos, Santorini, and Crete. Plus ... More >>
Ain't America great? The freedom, the liberty -- and the fact that our politicians don't typically slap women in the face on national television -- are just a few of the things that make us proud to be living in the U.S. of A.The same cannot be said for Greece, where a member of the country's far-ri ... More >>
Flames spread around Athens as demonstrators protested a vote in parliament on an austerity measures, which have been ordered upon the country in exchange for €130 billion from the International Monetary Fund and other European countries. The New York Times reports that demonstrators were throwing ... More >>
As the guest editor of Metro World News for one day, Karl Lagerfeld proved to be a sort of cross between Andy Warhol and the guy who tweeted dumb stuff about the David Beckham underwear ads.
Thanks to this Metro World News link, we have the following Lagerfeld emissions -- and bear in mind that the ... More >>
This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema travels to New Jersey's Taste of India and Thali (Food) Court, where he finds that the Newport Centre Mall's options do not disappoint even the most refined palates: "Vegetable commonplaces such as chana masala (chickpeas bobbing in mellow gravy), palak paneer ... More >>
For Time's annual "Person of the Year" issue, they've chosen "The Protester." The Awl announces, "Okay, yay, we won!" The spread features simple portraits of and interviews with protesters from around the world -- Tunisia, Egypt, Greece, Spain, and right here in the U.S.
The attached cover ... More >>
Not a Chase ATM, though we'd probably avoid this one.Two men have been arrested and face charges "including burglary, criminal possession of forgery devices, and larceny," reports the New York Times, for installing devices in card slots of 11 ATMs at four different Chase locations around Unio ... More >>
The boureka at Gazala Place, with a side of babaganoushA Reader Asks: Where can I get a Turkish burek? Not the little finger-shaped sigara bureka, but the kind my relatives in Turkey made -- little triangular ones made with filo dough.
Dear Reader: That's a good question. Throughout the Balk ... More >>
You've already seen shit on Broadway, but now you can go Off-Broadway for some far more lovely farting.
And it's done artistically, even more so than in the gay porn film Farts!, which I wrote about last year after having eaten Mexican.
This just in: Athens pop outfit the Olivia Tremor Control, members of the sprawling Elephant 6 collective and experts at blending the outlandishly pop with the brain-twistingly not, will tour this fall on a jaunt that includes a September 21 stop at Le Poisson Rouge. Ticket info is on the way ... More >>
According to an important and highly scientific appraisal of the "World Flirtation League," Athens, Greece, is apparently the flirtiest city of the modern world. The methodology of determining global cities' said flirtation quotients involved calculating the number of online flirtations initi ... More >>
One of the country's top cocktail writers, Jason Wilson, rounded up the most significant drinking trends of 2010: pisco, mezcal, tequila as the new vodka, and beer cocktails. Also, white whiskey, Benedictine, American microdistilleries, and Italian aperitivi.
And the top w ... More >>
The great Coral Browne was a noted Australian actress with the following gay-camp screen credits:
She was the larger-than-life actress Vera Charles in the ultimate campfest, Auntie Mame, opposite bosom buddy Roz Russell.
She wore fabulous outfits as Vivien Leigh's gabby confidante in Tenes ... More >>
With the weather as erratic as it's been lately, it sure would be nice to head to a more temperate climate in, say, Spain or Greece, or even just a few hundred miles north to Toronto, wouldn't it? All you've got to do is book a flight and get your passport in order -- but make sure you do it ... More >>
D'oh!If you've been anywhere near the news you know the Dow just went batshit crazy, falling 1,000 points in about 15 minutes. Early speculation was that the plunge was due to investors freaking out about Greece's debt problems, which have the potential to hinder global economic recovery.
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Tomorrow is the fourth day of Passover as well as Good Friday, when some Catholics eschew meat. So in the spirit of togetherness, we'll bring you a top ten list that both groups can enjoy--fin fish. That's fish with scales and fins--no shellfish or cephalopods.
Check back here tomorrow for ... More >>