In full grips of the dry desert heat, the fine art of day drinking at Coachella becomes a game of survival of the fittest. Sweltering temperatures in the high 90s aren't necessarily ideal conditions to bombard your liver with alcohol. And unless you've been used to trekking through sand in the Middl ... More >>
Since the mid-Nineties, Imperial Teen has crafted an infectious, hard-to-shake boy-meets-girl candy-pop jangle. Formed by Faith No More keys-master Roddy Bottum and NYU grad/pop maven Will Schwartz with ex-punk rockers Lynn Truell and Jone Stebbins, they quickly scored a major-label deal during the ... More >>
When we last hated ourselves enough to spend any time at all thinking about Fox News' best host that cries, Glenn Beck, his people and his bosses were both floating the idea that neither needed the other. Beck's (amazing) ratings have dipped and his shtick has worn a little thin, Fox News whi ... More >>
Mike and Angelo put on their game faces.
This week's Quickfire Challenge was essentially conceived as a chance for Tom to show off his kitchen prowess and Padma to show us the very bad things that can happen when horizontal stripes meet puffed sleeves.
Have you heard enough about this rally that happened in D.C. this weekend? Maybe. We've already told you what it was like and what the best signs looked like. But what about what it looked like from TV, far away from the uncontested idealism and cheer? Village Voice film editor Allison Benedi ... More >>
How big? Really?
"Thirteen chefs have fallen," says Kevin as if he's talking about victims of a foreign war instead of willing reality show contestants, giving us a taste of the vacuous hyperbole that awaits us. Angelo, meanwhile, carps about his ex-in laws, saying they "just didn't believe ... More >>
Please enjoy the excellent Adam Sternbergh's in-depth analysis of Dr. Luke -- NYC native (though "'The New York I grew up in is gone,' he says bluntly"), Saturday Night Live alum, and, yes, alchemist behind any current radio-dominating pop smash you'd care to name. In addition to quoting two fine ... More >>
Your fried chicken, pinkwashed to perfection.Practically in the same breath as launching its Double Down Sandwich stunt, KFC debuted its Buckets for the Cure campaign, which promises to donate 50 cents from every pink bucket sold to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation. Since April 5, t ... More >>
Why's it so much fun to read Gawker Media internal memos? Because (1) I don't work there any more so I don't have to sit here and project the fact that Nick Denton is talking about my shitty work *crawls under desk, cries in fetal position, frantically leaves five voice mails that get progres ... More >>
It's time to say bye-bye to bluefin.Josh Ozersky's Time column this week documents what may very well be his last bite of bluefin tuna: "It was awesome. But I have to stop eating it. And so do you," writes the unrepentant carnivore. Ozersky goes on to cite the numbers many of us have heard re ... More >>
Finally, it's the beginning of the end. After a long, existentially arduous slog, The Top Chef gravy train pulled into Napa last night, new haircuts and hubris in tow. Jen opted for a blow-out; Kevin opted for longer locks that, combined with his turtle neck, made him look like an earne ... More >>
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Ted GordonBrooklyn ecstasy-noize troupe Dinowalrus crawl out of the teeny-tiny opening Animal Collective and Black Dice have made for fluttery textures, ambient suckscapes, and incoherent blare-chan ... More >>
[Photo: Jeremy Clarkson, from Top Gear's US website.]For our European readers, this item will only confirm your worst assumptions about Americans as myopic idiots who have no idea what is going on in the rest of world.As for our readers here in the USA: we are myopic idiots who have no idea what is ... More >>