As the 100-year anniversary of the Titanic comes to end tonight, millions of people reflected on one of history's greatest mysteries today in more ways than one. In Houston, a $12,000-a-plate, 10-course dinner was served to whoever wanted to (or could afford to) relive the last supper held befo ... More >>
Let's table the palaver and get down to business, to quote one of the characters.
Newsies the Musical--based on the so-so 1992 movie about striking newsboys--is a slick, entertaining show that's sort of like Annie meets Billy Elliot.
As in the movie, the boys are selling their "papes" (i.e., newsp ... More >>
In a brief break from the depressing news we've been covering lately, we wanted to weigh in on presidential toys. You may have heard that Romney aide Eric Fehrnstrom had something to say about Etch A Sketch yesterday.
"I think you hit a reset button for the fall campaign," Fehrnstrom said, before ... More >>
"I have a clean...and so can you, for just $6.92!"Have you been searching high and low for that "fantastic novelty house warming gift," as Amazon.com puts it? Have you been dreaming of a way to make it so that your "skin appears always fresh," while scrubbing your ass with the face of the man ... More >>
People often say that the Republican Party has become much more conservative than it used to be. But they don't talk much about how conservatism itself has become more... hmm, how to put this politely -- let's say, detached from traditional American beliefs and standards of behavior.
We're not talk ... More >>
Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally on Saturday was part religious revival, part group therapy session. "Pray on your knees," Beck roared like a TV evangelist, and he warned that the country was "at a crossroads... we must advance or perish. I choose advance!" Sarah Palin generously extended her ... More >>
Recently the top Google Trend item -- with "volcanic" traffic -- was "Obama Deception Censored." The phrase relates to filmmaker and Infowars proprietor Alex Jones' claim that his movie Obama Deception had been "erased, obliterated, censored" from YouTube via a hacked password.
(He doesn't explai ... More >>
Each Thursday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power.
Author: None listed
Publisher: Sam ... More >>
It turns out there's a constituency for selling Staten Island after all. If you spot him the votes for C Montgomery Burns, Charles Montgomery Bunrs and CM Burns, fictional billionaire Charles Montgomery Burns ran away with the write-in vote in last month's mayoral election with 27 votes (pdf) ... More >>
The Bronx Zoo is celebrating its 110th birthday today, with cake, performances by their house performance troupe, and the rollout of three clydesdale horses.
The Zoo, which back then was called the New York Zoological Park, was opened on November 8, 1899 by what was then called the New York ... More >>
The First Fall Classic: The Red Sox, the Giants and the Cast of Players, Pugs and Politicos Who Re-Invented the World Series in 1912
By Mike Vaccaro
Doubleday, 290 pages, $26.95
Game Six -- Cincinnati, Boston, and the 1975 World Series: The Triumph of America's Pastime
By Mark Frost
Hyperion ... More >>
Apparently somebody thinks promising to close Gitmo and stop torture, making a speech to the Arab world, and in general not being so much of a dick as most recent Presidents deserves the Nobel Peace Prize.
What do we know? Maybe all previous winner Muhammad Yunus' microlending doesn't have ... More >>
Lost in the babble about the Wall Street rubble was last week's provocative piece on Bill Moyers Journal. Beyond its hackneyed title, "Following the Money," it gets to the heart of the global financial meltdown (video, transcript).
Last night's Frontline episode, "Inside the Meltdown," was an int ... More >>