Life in the Ice
Biathlon is the most badass of Olympic sports, winter or summer: rifle-toting cross-country skiers, weaving through trees, shooting from flat on their stomachs, and "atoning" for the shots they miss with extra laps or added time. It's the only sport that could, conceivably, have been adapted for the ... More >>
Twenty seven year old Erin Hamlin secured a bronze medal -- the first medal for a singles luger in U.S. history -- Tuesday in Sochi. This was the third Olympics for Hamlin, who hails from Ramsen, New York. She grew up training on her home track at Mount Van Hoevenberg outside Lake Placid.
The Russian Consulate is about to stink like rubbing alcohol. Today at noon, protesters will gather in front the Russian Consulate in New York and dump Russian-made vodka into gutters in protest of Moscow's June 11 passage of a law banning "homosexual propaganda." The law effectively outlaws outward ... More >>
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Today in Savage Love, which you can read here, Dan brings in Tegan Quin to help a 22-year-old better understand her sexuality, remembers essayist David Rakoff, and tells a professional snowboarder that he should not feel shame about anal stimulation. Let's talk about this last topic, shall we?
Playboy The above is Hunter S. Thompson's hangover cure, according to a cache of his letters released by Playboy. It's 12 amyl nitrites and "as many beers as necessary." Amyl nitrites are poppers, FYI. What did you expect Hunter S. Thompson's hangover cure to be? Green tea and a hot yoga ses ... More >>
It seems the idiocy-spewing family-values robot is human after all. According to The Enquirer, a tell-all book about Palin that will come out next week says she once scored with future hoops star Glen Rice (less than a year later, she was pregnant and eloped with Todd). She did coke off a ... More >>
Robert "Sandy" Vietze, the drunk 18-year-old who drank eight alcoholic beverages and then relieved himself on the leg of an 11-year-old girl on the worst flight ever (someone later vomited, in an unrelated incident), has been found to have been a top alpine skier and on the developmental team ... More >>
DrinkingStuffJust like mother's milkFile under totally-unnecessary-but-still-kind-of-awesome inventions: the boob luge. Yes, when those evenings at the local watering hole are getting boring, why not down some tasty cocktails right from a frozen nipple? And you're in luck because if you hav ... More >>
Straight from the streets of YouTube, here's a helmet camera video of a gnarly dude falling down a rock face. Don't worry, he (probably) survives!
The Chanel-obsessed bad-boy skater has a book
Justin Bieber, tween pop heartbreaker extraordinaire, is writing a memoir entitled Justin Bieber: First Step 2 Forever: My Story. Whether or not the "writing" will be done by the 16-year-old Bieb himself, this represents an important new addition to a time-honored genre -- autobiographies "wr ... More >>
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McGinley is back, fully exposed
Several states with tight control on liquor sales, such as Virginia, Vermont, and Mississippi, are considering a change in legislation that would privatize the distribution of alcohol, either by auctioning licenses to private companies or selling distribution centers. [Wall Street Journal] ... More >>
In the wake of the gruesome death of Olympic luger Nodar Kumaritashvili in a training accident last week, Olympic officials have moved the starting points on the luge track to slow the course -- which has some lugers already missing the excitement of a world-class run. It may seem the offi ... More >>
During a training run for the 2010 Winter Olympics, luger Nodar Kumaritashvili of the Republic of Georgia went over a wall and smashed into a metal pole. Observers say he was going very fast; one of the other lugers hit 96 mph on a run yesterday. He was airlifted to the hospital, but has been ... More >>
An ice queen and an English dandy at BAM
Figure skaters compete at Chelsea Piers
No lift pass required
Steal a car, and hit the discounted slopes
There's still time to get your 2009 nude calendar! The Daily News offers a gallery of what look to be strictly softcore offerings at best, lacking the esoteric appeal of the Salford University and Canadian Women's Biathlon Team calendars we told you about earlier. Till Naked Charity updates, the bes ... More >>
Field & Stream, to which we have always wanted to link, informs us that the members of the Canadian women's biathlon team "share a common dream to excel at Canada's Olympics in 2010" and are raising money to that end with a nude calendar, which goes for $20 Canadian. The shootin'-and-skiin' ladies a ... More >>
OK, we voted for him, but we're not making a $50 post-election donation to get a goddamn Barack Obama fleece. That shit may fly on the slopes of Aspen, but not on the Slope of Park.
Starring Mission of Burma, and, uh, the Women
Edan, with no mo' fro! CREDIT Edan, Dagha Negroes On Ice (Prince Paul and son) Knitting Factory Saturday, February 2 Text by Tal Rosenberg When Edan Portnoy threw down a guitar at the end of his set at Knitting Factory, emitting a fusillade of reverberating feedback, it wasn’t an act of rage. T ... More >>
Doctoroff's legacy: no Olympic Medal, no Ground Zero mettle
This world-class ski jumper can't compete in Turinbut her little brother can
Figure skating is the hippest
Taking the Rasta trend from the runway to the street
Giving winter blues the boot
What Would it Cost the City to Host the Olympics in 2012?
The Hockey Season's Best Bouts
Lusting After a Precious Metal, the NHL Tarnishes Itself
Drop in Enforcement Leaves Kayaks Vulnerable to Jet Skis
New Yorks Olympic Bid Could Be Billion-Dollar Boondoggle
The Mainstream Embraces the Athletic Amazon
Eating Disorders and the Female Athlete
The Specialization of Womens Bodies for Specific Sports