When much-lauded chef John Fraser isn't tending the pass at Dovetail, the acclaimed Upper West Side restaurant he opened in late 2007, he's living a lifestyle that includes vegetable-forward eating and practicing Muay Thai, a form of Mixed Martial Arts known also as Thai boxing. His personal diet ma ... More >>
So many reality shows, and so many of them are terrible. But people watch this stuff, despite feigning revulsion. "Trash culture" is on the rise, and with everyone from Consequence to The Game are landing "roles" in a reality show, we wanted to get in on the action and list some potentially quality ... More >>
The New York Public Integrity Research Group has crunched the numbers for Governor Andrew Cuomo's top political donors, and it turns out the human punching bags at Ultimate Fighting Championship are amongst the top contributors to the gov's re-election campaign.And why does that matter? Well, the UF ... More >>
Despite New York State's best efforts to regulate what consenting adults do in their spare time, New Yorkers are still flocking to mixed martial arts events. Unfortunately, they're forced to go to other states to do it -- MMA fighting has been banned in the Empire State since the mid-1990s. &nb ... More >>
Albany pols announced yesterday that a bill legalizing mixed-martial arts wouldn't even make it to the Assembly floor for a vote, as detailed by the Wall Street Journal (H/T City & State.)
MMA has been banned in New York since the mid-1990s and the sport's boosters have since worked to overturn th ... More >>
A bill that would lift the ban on mixed martial arts fighting in New York passed in the state Senate yesterday 43-14 -- and backers are optimistic it will pass in the Assembly, despite opposition from Assemblyman Bob Reilly.This is the third consecutive year a bill lifting the ban on MMA fighting wa ... More >>
State lawmakers -- on both sides of the aisle -- are expected this month to reintroduce a bill that would lift New York's ban on mixed martial arts fights like the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) -- but Assemblyman Bob Reilly's trying to piss on the parade. In a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo, ... More >>
To the dismay of sports fans, when they now click on channelsurfing.net for free, pirated NBA games and pay-per-view events, they'll find a long announcement that starts: "This domain name has been seized by ICE - Homeland Security Investigations . . ."
The owner of channelsurfing, Brian McCarth ... More >>
Mixed martial arts fighter Anderson Silva won UFC 126 Saturday night by kicking his opponent, Vitor Belfort, in the face. We're not Ultimate Fighting fans, but like home runs and slam dunks, face kicks are thrilling for even the most casual observer. What puts this one over the top, however, ... More >>
After Saturday's shootings in Arizona -- which left Democratic Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords badly wounded and six people dead -- rightbloggers were swift to condemn... any possible criticism of themselves.
You can understand their defensiveness. Back during the 2010 campaign, Sarah Palin had en ... More >>
If you're having trouble making a living in the current economy, good news: Soon Governor Paterson will allow you to fight to the near-death for pay in New York. Alternately, you can just watch others do it, with the state taking a cut of your blood money. Sources tell the Daily News Paterson wil ... More >>