Growing up with a father who relished baking gave pastry chef Jansen Chan the foundation needed for what would eventually become his own lifelong passion. "I never really thought baking was the thing for me," he explains. "I always just enjoyed it because it was something we did at home, and it was ... More >>
Voice Media Group announced today that veteran editor Tom Finkel will take the reins of the Village Voice later this summer.
Excellent news for food journalism: UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism is now offering five $10,000 fellowships a year, for early and mid-career journalists to travel and report longform stories on a range of food subjects, from nutritional policy and food science, to technology, culture, a ... More >>
Elizabeth Hand's Errantry, Jon Peterson's history of Dungeons & Dragons and role-playing games
A Supreme Court case has colleges considering how to stay diverse if race-based admissions is axed
wikipediaThe room and board is too damn high -- especially at The New School.In last week's cover story on student debt at NYU, we noted that part of the issue is that New York City is just a very expensive place to live. Illustrating that point, a list released today of the most expensive c ... More >>
Spoiler: This film has no basis in science.Good news for people who date people! Generally, the people you want to date are people who might want to date you, people of the same "desirability" and/or "hotness"! Does this, perhaps, seem sort of untrue based on your recent dating history? Well, ... More >>
Our interview with The Language Archive playwright
UMass breaks world record for longest California roll from Daily Collegian on Vimeo.Students at UMass Amherst broke UC Berkley's longest-California-roll record on Monday, assembling a 422-foot monster of imitation crab and avocado. But then they threw it away! Apparently they thought the 200 pounds ... More >>
The jazz pianist's new Solo details a lifetime of out-of-body experiences
Yesterday afternoon, The Washington Post's conservative blogger, Dave Weigel, resigned. This was following the leak of some emails detailing his personal political views to a DC hack-gossip named Betsy Rothstein and bowtied blowhard Tucker Carlson's website, The Daily Caller. The emails were ... More >>
Despite a conflicting opinion from their own Office of Professional Responsibility, the Justice Department announced on Friday that Jay Bybee, the head of the Office of Legal Counsel under George W. Bush, and John Yoo, one of his deputies, did not commit professional misconduct when they gave ... More >>
Lee does Lear
A high-tech troupe tries some digital globe-hopping
Interrogators were told: 'If a detainee dies, you're doing it wrong.'
A foodie's tour through the neighborhood that feeds the city and the nation
Tristan's annual roundup of toothbrush vibrators, anti-porn ribbons, and a kinky kingdom
Your extensions look hotexcept maybe for the roots
A PBS documentary names U.S. torture commanders
Counter-recruiters arm potential GI's with facts about the war in Iraq
The wheel world: Is disability studies academia's next frontier?
What if professors could lecture 24-7? Blog culture invades academia.
You make chump change. And Congress likes it that way.
Are spooks getting purged for others' leaks? Inside the White House war on information
What's worsegetting tortured at Abu Ghraib, or volunteering for Fear Factor?
Magazine Returns From the Grave, Suing
Rooming With Dawson, Screech, and the 90210 Crowd
Ways Computer Users Can Avoid Carpal Tunnel
Spanking the Modern Monkey
U. Michigan Psychologist Richard Nisbett Asks: Do Asians and Westerners Think Differently?
New Media Finds Its Place in the New World Order
Anti-Occupation Activists Question U.S. Aid
Disney and the U.S. Military Whitewash Pearl Harbor and Woo Patriots
A Roving Ethnographers View From the Factory Floor
Red-Letter Day for a Counterculture Experiment
The Fight to End Campus Affirmative Action
Unauthorized Lecture-Note Sites Draw Profs Fire
'Ally McBeal' Uses Ancient Oriental Secret
Tired of Typing? Slip on Some Cyborg Gloves.
Kiki and Herb's Blight Christmas
Angela Davis takes on the criminal justice system
'Diversity Cannot Continue by Crude Racial Categories'