Cool enough for hipsters, heavy enough for metal heads, smart enough for muso snobs, Band of Skulls succeed in striking that oft-elusive aural sweet spot for fans of all stripes....including the folks at the mayonnaise-alternative Miracle Whip, who use a crunchy riff from the band's 2012 song "The D ... More >>
It may seem hard to believe, what with our clan of Kardashians and Byneses, but the UK and Ireland have always had a more intense love affair with celebrity than America . In the '90s in particular, when Top of the Pops was at its most influential height, and rag publications like Hello! and The Sun ... More >>
A Vogue star tells her story
Public health experts in the U.K. have recently begged the government to ban cheap booze, saying that low-cost alcohol causes 13,000 cases of cancer yearly -- and 25 percent of deaths in young Britons, according to the BBC.
Chris PriceAA Gill, or an approximation thereof.Here's something that should help to put M. Wells' issues with Alan Richman in perspective: over in Wales, the chef of an establishment called the Brecon Beacons actually attacked a kitchen worker after a restaurant critic called his meal "disgu ... More >>
Paying tribute to MJ
But your hair, your beautiful hair!Bad, horrible, awful, terrible news: The Telegraph reports (in almost 600 words, no less) that heavy showers are forecasted for Friday's royal wedding ceremonies in London. Stay calm, everyone; if we can just have all the commoners climb on each others' shou ... More >>
Eva Blue/FlickrWhat the fuck are you lookin' at?Given that the world has already borne witness to hamburger rage, McNugget rage, and taco rage, it was only a matter of time before we were confronted with cupcake rage.
via Daily Mail/Wales News ServiceThings that may surprise you: There is no Guinness Book of Records entry for the world's oldest cat. Even so, the human handler-servants of Lucy, a Welsh tabby who's allegedly been torturing mice since 1972, would like it to be noted that she is the oldest in ... More >>
The other sites may tell you how they met (at the University of St. Andrews), how long they dated (8 years), or how much her ring costs (£300,000)...But here at Runnin' Scared, we'll tell you the esoteric stuff you REALLY want to know about the prince and future princess of England. Herewith ... More >>
Wow. We have been overwhelmed with the response to our post, "50 Reasons to Be Pretty Damn Euphoric You Live in New York City." See, the thing is, we wrote it because, for better or worse, we love living in New York City. Like any relationship, there are ups and downs. We could tell you about ... More >>
Today, media people of the world are sitting at their computers, scanning their Google Readers and coming up empty-handed. For, today is a Slow News Day, a holiday of sorts. Nobody even has anything to talk about on Twitter! So they're all talking about Slow News Day.
While overall sales of Scotch in Asia have dropped, exports of higher-end Scotch have grown steadily over the years. [Wall Street Journal] The Brits invented sparkling wine, although the French get all the glory for it. Now, British bubbly is on the rise due to better winemaking techniques a ... More >>
Dope and dadCameron Douglas got sentenced yesterday to five years in jail for peddling meth to people beneath his station, but he won't languish nearly that long with the requisite time off for good behavior and drug rehab. What do you expect for a kid who was born with a silver coke spoon in his m ... More >>
The British-born choreographer creates her best work to date
Padma: Not a gold digger, and not a star fucker, either Just in time for this Wednesday's Top Chef Season 5 premiere, Padma Lakshmi has been all over the news, bouncing around at clubs. Now her friends in India come to her defense, telling a reporter that Lakshmi is not a gold digger. "Just like a ... More >>
The Fancy Food Show is not very cool. It's huge, feels corporate, and there are plenty of large, industrial food companies in attendance. But it's also a place where you can talk to pickle makers from Texas, paté makers from Wales, and the guy who runs America's last remaining stone-ground mustard ... More >>
In Foreigners, Caryl Phillips offers a trilogy of novellas about the struggle of being black in Britain
Self-satisfied, insider-y, predictablea case against the New Yorker Festival
Divorced and depressed, Mark Olson eschews the ambulance for the solo album
The talking cure, Irish style: Is its hour up?
It's the Baum: Scarlett Thomas puts the nightmares back in
Bibliophile Paul Collins Pumps Up the Volumes
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