A Canadian antiques dealer was indicted yesterday in Manhattan in a long-running scheme to smuggle endangered species parts, including black rhinoceros horns and elephant ivory, from the U.S. into Canada.
In 2009, Joe Moses joined forces with his college friends and peers in Team StarKid to effectively blow up the internet with their YouTube parody musical titled A Very Potter Musical. Playing a hilariously drawling, gliding, and deliciously wicked version of Severus Snape, Moses showed off his comed ... More >>
Angie Martinez's Backyard BBQ The Garden At Studio Square Saturday, August 18 Better than: Getting lost coming home from Queens. CBS sitcoms, Tom Wolfe and Republicans alike have all painted New York City as a noisy, grimy nightmare, a melting pot of sex and kvetching, guns and soupy hot dogs, wh ... More >>
Conservatism is making a big comeback, folks. The proof? The tremendous success of Human Achievement Hour on Saturday. What, you never heard of it? Well, you've heard of Earth Hour, right? That thing where all the stupid hippies turned their lights off for an hour to celebrate their precious, so-ca ... More >>
Esther ZuckermanJimmy Webb leads us out of Trash and Vaudeville -- the famed St. Mark's store where he works as buyer and manager -- to a spot across the street. Over the buildings he points to a white wall that has the word "Muerte" written in block letters at its top. That's where there use ... More >>
This weekend, an unknown number of people worldwide participated in the fifth annual "Earth Hour" sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund. They turned off electricity to "take a stand against climate change." Landmarks were dimmed, but the effect on either energy consumption or awareness is unknown an ... More >>
While Whole Foods has whimped out on its imperative to safeguard endangered ocean fish - as reported by Fork in the Road -- Costco manned up last August and declared an outright sales ban on seven fish species that are among the most stressed worldwide.
The United Nations is predicting that Earth may be "unrecognizable" in 2050 due to the rise of population and the increase in demand for food. The population is expected to jump from seven billion to nine billion by that year. Yahoo quotes Jason Clay of the World Wildlife Fund as saying, "We ... More >>
Click to Enlarge.Via CopyRanter.Yesterday, Copyranter caught an advertisement (pictured right) for French weekly Courrier International. The conceit of the advertisement, by Saatchi & Saatchi France, as put by Copyranter: "The World Trade Center architects should have stopped at about 50 floo ... More >>
Has society finally fallen into decadence, like the late Roman Empire? If this new "trend" is to be believed, then yes, indeed it has. Instead of the traditional church/City Hall route, people are now getting married in our new temples: retail stores and shitty chain restaurants.
The Empire State Building will be shutting off its lights tonight for an hour at 8:30 in observation of Global Earth Hour 2010. Earth Hour is an initiative of the World Wildlife Fund, which asks "individuals, schools, organizations, businesses and governments" to turn off or dim their lights ... More >>
The outrage over the World WIldlife Fund 9/11 ad (which WWF insists it did not authorize) has more or less died down, and here comes a Moscow Times 9/11 ad to pick up the slack. Like everything else these days, it appears the anniversary of the infamous terror attacks will be contentious. All ... More >>
Atkins dieters may be disappointed to discover that a high-protein diet may not be as healthy as once believed. A recent study conducted on rats suggests that a diet high in protein combined with a lot of fat increases the risk of diabetes. [Forbes] Meanwhile, British scientists have pinpointed the ... More >>
As we mentioned earlier, tomorrow between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. more than a hundred cities around the world will dim some of their lights in observance of "Earth Hour," the World Wildlife Fund's climate-crisis awareness stunt. Even Roosevelt Island is on board! But some people aren't: conservatives -- ... More >>
If you enjoyed seeing a dimmer New York skyline during the 2003 blackout, you may get some pleasure from the March 28 "Earth Hour." On that date from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., several large New York buildings will cut their lights as part of a 1,000-city effort to highlight the climate crisis (though its a ... More >>
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