Brooklyn's Maison Premiere gets a new chef. Jared Stafford-Hill -- who worked at AdourAlain Ducasse, Bobo, Craft, and Gramercy Tavern is set to take the eatery to a more comprehensive menu. [New York Times] Marcus Samuelsson still isn't over Eddie Huang's Red Rooster piece: "Are you kidding me? It ... More >>
A new, investigative report from the Washington Post reveals that congressmen have diverted, in total, nearly $300 million in congressional earmarks to projects that benefit them or their families directly. These projects included: Funding to widen a 1.5-mile stretch of road near property belongi ... More >>
Last night, Beyoncé Knowles gave birth to her and Jay-Z's child, Ivy Blue Carter. The Daily News reports the baby girl was born in Lenox Hill Hospital on the Upper East Side in a private wing and that "hospital workers placed tape over security cameras and are forcing employees to turn in cell phon ... More >>
The 2011 edition of Da Capo's annual anthology Best Music Writing which this year was guest edited by The New Yorker classical writer and The Rest Is Noise author Alex Ross; Daphne Carr has been the series editor since 2006contains 32 essays and is augmented by a a jumbo-sized "Other N ... More >>
Protesters in D.C. tried to enter the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum yesterday, resulting in the pepper spraying of at least one demonstrator and the closing of the museum. The Washington Post reports about 200 people tried to enter the building to protest "against the U.S. military's use of drone ... More >>
President Obama will announce his proposal for a rewrite of the U.S. tax code Monday. The major change Obama plans to make will target the wealthiest 0.3% of the country. He is reportedly calling it the "Buffett Rule" after billionaire Warren Buffett's Op-Ed in the New York Times complaining ... More >>
Republican leaders in the House of Representatives have put an end to the process of passing resolutions that are purely symbolic or celebratory. The Washington Post reports that last year, the House "passed more than 250, honoring everything from the Battle of Marathon in 490 B.C. to the IFC ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. September 20, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 38 The Press Desk by Alexander Cockburn THERE HAVE BEEN HEADLINES in the papers and cover stories in Time and Newsweek but one of the central facts about Chile, so far as the world's newspaper-readin ... More >>
Dos Equis is the first beer brand to reach the coveted milestone of 1 million 'Likes' on Facebook, thanks largely to the awesome Most Interesting Man in the World ads. [BusinessWeek] This Super Bowl Sunday, will you be drinking ale or lager, craft beer or Coors? Beer industry insiders weigh ... More >>
via National Geographic/Jake Socha"Normal" snakes are scary enough. Especially when you stumble upon a huge one while you're just milling through, say, an otherwise pleasant Queens park. Or when one suddenly emerges from your toilet. But, snakes that can fly? This is utterly terrifying. Which ... More >>
Washington Post reporter Mike Wise was just suspended for a month because he Tweeted out a "fake scoop" about -- ironically -- the suspension of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. The offending Tweet?
Brooklyn artist Elizabeth Demaray is feeding her red harvester ants McDonald's Happy Meals for 30 days instead of their usual seeds as part of an installation at Exit Art. [NY Times] Albany is starting to enforce a state tax law that calls for sliced bagels to be taxed (whereas whole bagels ... More >>
Eben Klemm, the head mixologist for B.R. Guest Restaurants, which owns Dos Caminos and Blue Water Grill, is trying out "tiki-inspired" tropical drinks for the summer, as well as cocktails made with Riesling. [Washington Post] Several new coffee liqueurs are making a splash, including Firelit ... More >>
When "infamously gluttonous" Mario Batali jumps on the Meatless Mondays bandwagon, you know the campaign has legs. [Washington Post] The trend toward over-the-top fatty, carb-heavy foods may be fueled in part by chefs who smoke weed and the munchies marijuana induces. [NY Times] P.F. Chang' ... More >>
L. Marie/FlickrSweet, yellow, and endlessly malleable.The Washington Post held its fourth-annual Peeps Diorama Contest, and now has photos of the winner and finalists up on its website. The slideshow is an excellent way to procrastinate on Good Friday, and provides lavish, giddy illustration ... More >>
David Wondrich has some advice on how to drink vodka -- no, not in a cocktail, you rube. In a glass, with food, like the Russians. He names Karlsson's Gold, Square One Organic Vodka, and Russian Standard as his favorites. [Esquire] Meanwhile, the Russian government has set a minimum price f ... More >>
Eric Ripert of Le Bernardin -- and now Avec Eric -- fame, and his sommelier, Aldo Sohm, who was named "Best Sommelier in the World" last year, have launched a wine club. Avec Eric Perfect Pairings affords you two bottles along with recipes for $59.99 per month, plus shipping and handling. [Gr ... More >>
The Washington Post -- who, we must admit, has been all over this story -- now tells us that the Hottest Girls nude iPhone app, which we reviewed earlier, has been pulled off, so to speak, the market. "In our tests, we could still locate the app via the iTunes link," they say, "but were unable to pu ... More >>
While the overall rate of people with colon cancer has gone down over the years, more people under the age of 50 are being diagnosed, especially in the 20-29-year-old range. The prevalence of fast-food is a possible culprit. [US News & World Report] USA Today takes a look at the Five Guys burger ch ... More >>
Left to right: Stevie Wonderbread, Edith Pilaf, Trey Bananastasio What's that, you don't have Summer Fridays, either? Yeah, so here is Food'lebrities, a blog of deliciously absymal celebrity puns that will be, realistically, the only other thing on the Internet besides Facebook and Assteroids that ... More >>
Grilling enthusiasts need not skimp on the steak this summer. Bargain cuts include hanger, flatiron, flank, flap, tri-tip, skirt, chuck eye, chuck shoulder and top sirloin. So, what's the key to the perfect steak? Patience: let it sit before you put it on the grill and after. [Washington Post] A po ... More >>
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In a Policy Review essay entitled "Is Food the New Sex?", Mary Eberstadt says that food has become what sex was a generation ago. As our attitudes about sex have become more relaxed and casual, we've focused our moral judgments on eating.[Washington Post]Shocker! A new poll finds that New Yorkers li ... More >>
Hey, remember when climate change was a swell idea? Coconuts were in the offing.
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