Summer is flying by, and if you're in need of a reprieve from office work, this week offers plenty of sweet deals to consider. Here's a roundup of what's in store.
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If you're still hitting the gym at this point of January, we salute your dedication to healthy living for 2014. But if you've given up on reenacting the Tour De France on an indoor cycle while listening to Katy Perry, here's a look at what's going on this week.
With the dog days of summer almost over, it's only a matter of time before you'll have to tuck away the flip-flops and Nantucket reds until next year. Say goodbye in style through this week's diverse dining events.
Another week has come to a close, and July is flying by. You could head to the beach and get sand in your shoes, but why not slow it down and take a look at this weekend's top events? Might be good reason to stay in the city.
Still nursing a holiday hangover and trying to fend off the heat? Here's a look at our favorite reasons to venture out this week, sure to keep you cool and cushion the blow of your post-long-weekend return to responsibility.
You're almost there, New York. In just a few short hours, you'll be free to hop on a rented Citi Bike and cruise away into the glorious weekend sunset. Check out our picks for food-related events you might want to pencil into the calendar as you count down the hours until Friday freedom.
For the last six months, the Sound of the City Supercomputer (a 1998 Compaq Presario) has been analyzing the structure and content of every pop news headline in the world in order to create a highly detailed predictive model of the music industry. While this project has important practical uses, suc ... More >>
As part of his Twitter feed this weekend, Lance Armstrong sent out a photo of himself reclining in front of the seven Tour de France jerseys he won. He captioned the photo, "Back in Austin and just layin' around." The image seems to be a defiant, perhaps downright bratty statement that's basically ... More >>
Disgraced Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong resigned today as chairman from the cancer foundation he helped create, and learned that Nike had cut ties with him in the wake of a damning report about his use of banned performance enhancing drugs. Armstrong will remain on the board of the Livestr ... More >>
[See More Events: Free Pickle, Mustard, and Herring Ice Cream at Ripley's | Le Fooding Has Big Plans for Brooklyn] The Tour de France Restaurant Group will be celebrating tomato season with a Tomato Festival at their nine restaurants throughout Manhattan from August 15 through August 24. August i ... More >>
No Spaniards finished high up in the First Stage of the 2012 Tour de France - which is perhaps something of a surprise considering a Spanish rider has won four of the previous six races (that would be five of the last six, but Alberto Contrador had his 2010 title stripped when he tested positive for ... More >>
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The United States has stepped up efforts against Islamic extremist groups in Somalia, the New York Times reports. Unmanned drone attacks late last month marked the first American military action in the nation since 2009. Shabab members were targeted after reports that the group was carrying ... More >>
Keep pedalling, we're almost at Whole Foods!Don't you hate it when your vegan buddies hold their dietary practices over you? And don't you despise that guy who completes the Tour de France and acts like he's the man just because he successfully finished the single most grueling test of human ... More >>
Lance Armstrong, flanked by two guys accusing him of nothing. Yet.During Lance Armstrong's recent comeback, the Voice kept a fairly close eye on him. Despite what some commenters seemed to believe, we actually have admired the man and his incredible cycling exploits. For years, of course, Ar ... More >>
recipetips.comEpoisses = smells like butt, tastes goodThe Stinky Cheese Festival is ending this Friday, which means there're only two days left to indulge in funky-smelling dairy products. Created by Tour de France, the company that owns Francophilic restaurants like Café d'Alsace, French R ... More >>
To celebrate Lance Armstrong's 39th birthday, Cyclingnews writer Peter Cossins has put together 39 of the cyclist's best quotes that span his long winning career. The collection of utterances neatly describes the highs and lows of Armstrong's storied career, from his first Tour de France sta ... More >>
The king of cycling meets the president of FranceAt home, we get to watch the Tour de France on a giant TV in glorious HD. But at work, we're forced to find pirated live streams on our desktop from all kinds of sources. For this morning's epic showdown on the Tourmalet between Andy Schleck an ... More >>
Cyclingnews.com/Roberto BettiniAnother Frenchman wins a stageNursing a saddle sore and aches and pains left over from too many crashes to count, it would have been all too easy for Lance Armstrong, now that he's no longer in the hunt for the overall lead, to pack up his bike and go home with ... More >>
What to look for in today's first mountain stage of the Tour de France... We'll see a mad dash for the polka dot King of the Mountains jersey, currently worn by French rider Jérôme Pineau. But the real race to watch involves just a few men who will be testing each other over the six substa ... More >>
Cyclingnews.com/Roberto BettiniAs the Tour de France settles into a more normal first-week routine of long breakaway attempts and nervy sprint finishes, the cycling press has time to wonder: did a flat tire on Tuesday's chaotic cobblestoned stage doom Lance Armstrong's chance to win his final ... More >>
Cyclingnews.com/Roberto BettiniEveryone in the Tour de France fell down and broke their necks yesterday. After choking down giant plates of pasta, enduring some massages, and managing a few hours of sleep, they will all be back on their bikes today for even more wipeouts and compound fracture ... More >>
Cyclingnews.com/Fotoreporter SirottiIt was Eddy Merckx day at the TourIt was old-timer's day at the Tour de France yesterday, in more ways than one. Not only is Lance Armstrong, at 38, trying to become the oldest winner ever in his final Tour, but on a day meant to be an homage to the greates ... More >>
Cyclingweekly.comThanks to the New York Times, we all know it was the small electric motor hidden in his downtube which allowed Swiss cyclist Fabian Cancellara to power his way to a win in yesterday's Tour de France prologue. The world time-trial champion blew away the rest of the field on t ... More >>
Ah, the classic French assault on Lance Armstrong as he's walking to the starting gate of the Tour de France! It seemed to happen every year when the Texan was ripping up the record book at the hallowed French race. On the eve of the event, Le Monde would publish some explosive new allegatio ... More >>
Lance on a funny bike in the good old daysThe Tour de France begins tomorrow with a short race of 8 kilometers -- called a prologue -- through the streets of Rotterdam, the Netherlands. (No one in the Netherlands cares the slightest bit about this as, right at this moment, the country's team ... More >>
Most of the Lance Armstrong news today is about his Twitter announcement yesterday that this year's Tour de France will be his last. (A typical write-up, from the BBC.) But with just a few days to the start of this year's three-week epic, there were some other items of interest...
We'll be keeping an eye on what journalists and cycling pundits around the world are saying as 2010's much-anticipated Tour de France nears. This year's edition starts Saturday, July 3 with a prologue, a short spin of 8 kilometers, around Rotterdam in the Netherlands. For Americans, the most ... More >>
You've probably already heard the news that Alberto Contador, the 2009 Tour de France champion, returned to his home country of Spain yesterday and promptly trashed Lance Armstrong, the teammate who helped him win his second Tour championship.What a pendejo, our friend Gustavo "Ask a Mexican" Are ... More >>
Well, this is what we've all been waiting for.For the first time ever, the final Saturday in a Tour de France features a high mountain climb, and what a climb! Mont Ventoux is about to begin, and we're ready: we have our coffee and the race playing on Versus.When this course was announced last fa ... More >>
Are the French finally softening towards Lance Armstrong? Our correspondent in Paris, Bill Strickland, editor-at-large of Bicycling Magazine and co-author of We Might as Well Win (which chronicles Armstrong's seven Tour de France victories), told us from France just thirty minutes ago th ... More >>
Sipping coffee this morning with Versus on the telly. The Tour de France should become a brutal slugfest in another hour or so, and we figured we'd tap out a few notes as it happens...For some background, take a look at our recent posts on the great French race, or look at our full archives of the A ... More >>
We've been thinking it, but Lance went ahead and said it.At the end of today's stage of the Tour de France, which is now nearing the end of its second of three weeks, the seven-time winner used his Twitter account to sum up his feelings about today's leg of the legendary race:"Wet and cold. And slig ... More >>
Tomorrow, Lance Armstrong begins cultural learnings of the Tour de France for make benefit glorious nation of Kazakhstan.The 7-time champion is making his return to the Tour as part of a rocky comeback that has included a broken collarbone, some flashes of brilliance, and steadily improving results. ... More >>
As we noted several months ago, this year's Giro d'Italia -- Italy's answer to the Tour de France -- was given a very strange layout to celebrate the race's centenary.That layout was designed before race organizers knew that Lance Armstrong was going to make a comeback and race in the Giro for the f ... More >>
UPDATE: Armstrong responds to the controversy. See end of post.George Vecsey has an interesting column today about something that apparently has the French press in a tizzy: when Lance Armstrong was surprised last month by a French cycling official who showed up and asked for samples for a drug test ... More >>
What a strange reunion is taking place for three cycling legends this weekend in California: --Lance Armstrong, the 7-time Tour de France winner who is staging a comeback at 37 in part to prove that he's a clean rider and no doper, despite a controversial 2005 report claiming that he'd used th ... More >>
Lance Armstrong, like many top athletes, has long had a contentious and generally uncomfortable relationship with the press. He seemed to give interviews reluctantly, and he even had a way of looking put out when he was talking to the fawning folks at OLN/Versus, the network that broadcasts the Tour ... More >>
With about five weeks to go before Lance Armstrong makes his return to pro cycling at a stage race in Australia, the weirdness is mounting.Over the weekend, race organizers in Venice unveiled the route for next year's Giro d'Italia (Tour of Italy), and somehow they managed to out-bizarre the route f ... More >>
Mike Bloomberg was on the Clinton Global Initiative bill at the Sheraton today, appearing with Bill Clinton and Lance Armstrong. It was revealed that Armstrong will return to cycling, first in Australia's Tour Down Under in Australia in January, and then in the 2009 Tour de France, and will appear a ... More >>
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