Straight from the files of "Historical Shit That Can't Be Made Up," we woke up this morning to a pretty unbelievable email from the Thomas Jefferson Foundation with the subject line, "Taste: Chocolate at Monticello." Oh my, we thought, before opening it. Surely someone in TJ's PR office might be s ... More >>
We're raising a generation that doesn't know its rights
At least that's the goal in this Kraine fest
If he only had the nerve
Lame-duck governor's inspiring words in defense of liberty
As many of you know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Tuesday Pig Roasts Hearth July 6-August 24 Hearth's Tuesday Pig Roasts return this summer, starting today and running through August 24. The cost is $44 (not in ... More >>
President Obama doesn't make the list--the word is still out--though he seems to be showing promising enthusiasm for this peach. (credit: Democratic National Committee) It's too early to predict whether Barack Obama is going to be one of our greatest foodie presidents, though the signs are g ... More >>
The Texas Board of Education accepted this week, on a preliminary basis, the recommendations of conservative advisors to make the state's textbooks read more like Glenn Beck transcripts. They'd been working at this awhile. Earlier this year, conservatives had advised changing the Texas science c ... More >>
Here's the highlight reel of a Con Ed surveillance tape of US Airways Flight 1459 going down on the Hudson River. You can see the first moments of the plane in the water, people filing onto the wings (which from this distance looks rather calm and orderly) and rescuers from the New York Waterways ... More >>
When, in the course of human events, it can't wait any longer
Extending the deep-fat frontiers on Carmine Street
Molly O'Neill wrangles 250 years of appealing mealing
San Francisco Company brings ghosts out of the closet
What did our Founding Fathers Get Wasted On?
Chancellor Joel Klein's plan to turn students into active citizens for the Constitution
As Its 250th Birthday Approaches, Columbia University Hits Its Stride
Hawaii Is the First State to Defy Ashcroft
Where Is Our Bill of Rights Defense Committee?
Does God Need Tax Money to Teach?
New Yorks Greatest High School Hoops Stars
The 'Honor' of Working at the White House Requires Total Loyalty
Before the DNA, there was Sally Hemings, The Novel
American Family Reunions