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  • Blogs

    July 14, 2014

    Borderline Personalities: Rightbloggers Vs. Huddled Masses Yearning to Breathe Free

    [Roy Edroso dissects the right-wing blogosphere in this weekly feature] A whole lot of kids from Central America have been dashing over the U.S.-Mexico border in recent months, and rightbloggers blame them on Obama. (They also want them sent back to the hellholes they fled, but mainly they want to b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    For the Love of God, It's Not 'Downtown' Abbey!

    Have you seen the extremely popular British period drama called "Downton Abbey"? It's all the rage right now. It won a Golden Globe! People are talking about it, watching it, DVR-ing it, weeping with joy and raising their glasses to it as we speak. And people and news organizations, which are bigger ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    New York Times Traffic Down 24% From Paywall; Erik Wemple to Washington Post

    ​Lately the New York Times has lost a few of its star writers including legendary critic and columnist Frank Rich and foreign correspondent Dexter Filkins, along with a handful of others, and although people change jobs all the time and for a variety of reasons, the timing was enough to make u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Prince William and Duchess Kate Adopt Baby Penguin

    ​Prince William And Duchess Kate (née Middleton) are the perfect picture of romance right now. Their wedding went off without a hitch, the frenzy around them has died down, and they've gone back to normal royal lives. But they're already adding a third member to their family; no, Kate's not p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    Should the United States Release Osama Bin Laden Death Photos?

    ​At a press conference on Tuesday afternoon, White House spokesperson Jay Carney said that President Obama and his team do have visuals of Osama Bin Laden's dead body that are "being reviewed," but he declined to "get into specifics." Tuesday morning, Drudge Report claimed that President Obama ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    Nevada Election Decided by Card Game

    ​A deadlocked city council race in North Las Vegas was decided Thursday by a game of high card. Yahoo reports that Melinda Meisenheimer and Tanya Flanagan were tied for second place and neither had requested a recount to decide who would advance to June's general election. In accord with a 196 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    Women Forcing Men to Propose With Magical Hypno-Chicken

    The above video describes an alarming trend started by a Glamour fashion editor. 26 years ago, Kim Bonnell gave her assistant a chicken recipe. Shortly after she made the dish for her boyfriend, he asked her to marry him. The recipe made its rounds, and Yahoo reports that it is now "linked to 72 ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    Wanna Push Street Meat? It'll Cost You

    ​Street vendors in New York are a different breed. They stand in a cloud of schawarma-scented smoke, battle the seasons and handle both raw meat and money with their bare hands. Some of them will even pay hundreds of thousands of dollars annually for the right to park their carts and feed the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    New York City Considers Fast-Food Toy Ban, Cites Happy Fat Kids

    Ladies and gentlemen, a photo of the world's only Filet-O-Fish Happy Meal.​Gather round, children, and listen to a tale of the evil New York City Council attempting to take your Happy Meal toys away. Yahoo reports that the dastardly City Council Deputy Majority Leader Leroy Comrie, who comes f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    Nazi Sabotage Team Sent to America Was Hilariously Inept

    "Hogan!"​In 1942, a team of Nazi saboteurs armed with bomb-making supplies and instructions to perform multiple acts of terrorism emerged on the shores of Long Island and Florida. Details of this mission from a MI5 intelligence officer were recently declassified, Yahoo reports, and they paint ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    Huffington Post Hires Handful, Ditches AOL-ers; NPR Videos 'Inappropriately Edited'

    ​Since becoming a pair with his company's $315 million purchase of The Huffington Post, AOL CEO Tim Armstrong and HuffPo founder Arianna Huffington have overseen the cutting of hundreds of content providers on the parent company's side, with Armstrong presiding over the laying off of over 2,00 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    Here's a Photo of the World's Most 'Typical' Person: Joe Six-Pack is Chinese

    via Yahoo!​Have you seen this dude? Probably. According to National Geographic, he's the most typical person in the world. Researchers put together about 190,000 photographs of 28-year-old Han Chinese men (the largest demographic in the world -- hear that, advertisers?) to create this image of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    Newsweek Hit With Buyouts in the Wake of Tina Brown and The Daily Beast Takeover

    ​Newsweek, the long-suffering magazine, was purchased by audio equipment billionaire Sidney Harmon way back in mid-2010 and hobbled on, losing employees along the way, but impressively still managing to put out a product every seven days. Then, after months of rumor, Tina Brown came along, joi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    Asteroid Heading for Earth Will Kill Us All!!!!...Or Not

    ​The internet is buzzing over the recent Russian report that an asteroid is going to hit Earth in 2036 and kill you and your children. If you don't have kids, this menacing rock from space will kill any children you are planning on having. The asteroid -- named 99942 Apophis -- is larger than ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    Did The Huffington Post Win the SEO Game With Today's AOL Acquisition?

    ​The Huffington Post, which was just bought by AOL for $315 million, is really good at what media mind Jeff Jarvis calls the "black art" of SEO, or Search Engine Optimization. That means, when people Google (or more rarely "Yahoo" or "Bing," which are not quite verbs) a term on a search engine ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    Hedgehog Killed in Chinatown Fire; Woman's Body Found in Suitcase in Harlem; Senate Passes $160B Defense Bill

    Adorable animals in trouble.​• Yesterday it was reported that a wolverine (illegal to be kept in New York as housepets) was killed in a fire in Chinatown on Tuesday night. It was not a wolverine, but instead a two-year-old hedgehog (also illegal) named Lillith and three-year-old rabbit named ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    Charles Rangel to Receive Punishment Today; Mike Bloomberg Lights World's Largest Menorah to Kick Off Hanukkah

    ​• Rep. Charles Rangel will finally get his punishment: The House is expected to vote on his censure for 11 ethics violations today. Although the octogenarian Congressman has been lobbying for a reprimand instead of the harsher censure, it seems unlikely that that will happen. [NBC NY]

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2010

    Restos Offering Gluten-Free Dishes; White House to Host Healthier Holiday Parties

    ​A Canadian biotechnology company has come up with a genetically modified apple that doesn't brown after slicing and is trying to sell it to the U.S. [Yahoo News!] Restaurants like Blue Smoke and Bar Breton, and chains like P.F. Chang's and Chipotle, are offering gluten-free menu options. [Bl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2010

    Rupert Murdoch Bans Google For Bing

    ​News Corp.'s own Darth Sidious, a.k.a. Rupert Murdoch, has had it up to here with the Google and their world domination. In fact, he's gone ahead and set the computer homepages in the new Sunday Times offices to Bing, the poor man's Yahoo!, which pays Uncle Rupe for his content. "None of us k ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    Small Trees May Be Hiding Spots for Robbers, and Other Helpful Anti-Crime Tips

    This is a reenactment. Do not hide behind trees, and definitely don't shoot anyone.​Hm. The U.S. Forest Service has discovered that neighborhoods with big trees in the yards and on the streets (trees on the streets?) experienced less crime than homes with smaller trees. This study was done at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    Press Clips: Joe Pompeo Leaves Business Insider for Yahoo

    ​The second part of the change-up at Business Insider comes down the transom! A leaked memo about protest at Fox News, and, hey, activists! Here's how to get around those pesky security arrangements. This American Life host Ira Glass is...singing Elliott Smith. Rupert Murdoch has surrendered t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    UC Davis Turning Wine Into Science; Starbucks to Serve Booze

    ​The University of California, Davis is researching how to control fermentation to the point of creating identical barrels of wine each vintage. [Wall Street Journal] A glimpse into the world of David Wondrich reveals how the cocktail historian came to write his book about punch, called Punch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2010

    Spain Holds Most Awesome Contest Ever: Sleeping

    ​Spain is facing a rather dire problem: The post-meal nap, a/k/a, siesta, is slowly going by the wayside on account of today's jaundiced modern breakneck pace of life. Well, this must not happen! An organization called The National Association of Friends of the Siesta has stepped in to remedy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    John Cook Leaving (Maw of) Yahoo News, Returning to Gawker

    ​Andrew Golis of Yahoo just posted a job opening noting that John Cook is going back to Gawker! Doesn't this sound familiar?

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    Man Invents Dog-Poop Powered Lantern, Because Someone Had To

    ​Every now and again a story appears that is just, in a word, a gem. A little nugget of beauty. A thing that makes the writerly heart sing. Today, we find that story in dog poop. Jay Lindsay, AP writer, hones in on an angle right off the bat -- dog poop has a bright side! And it only gets bett ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    John Cook Was Censored by Yahoo, Also: "Nick Denton is Going to Win The Internet"

    ​An interview with former-turned-current Gawker scribe John Cook -- fresh out of Yahoo -- had the following money quotes to deliver to his (former Radar co-worker) Jeff Bercovici at Daily Finance about Cook's experience with writing original news for search engine monolith Yahoo's news blog Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    In Japan, Misplaced Old People Are Still Old, Just Not Edward-Cullen-Old

    ​Last month, it came to the attention of the Japanese government that many of the hundredsomething oldsters they thought they'd kept around to jazz the place up actually may have died or, at the very least, "gone missing," in the most euphemistic way possible.

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2010

    Science Says: Men, to Attract Ladies, Make Like a Fool on the Dance Floor

    ​Men: If you want to look good on the dance floor, you should be a bit more aggressive about waving your necks and torsos around, according to a new, obviously European study. British and German researchers filmed a group of young men as they danced naturally, then mapped their movements onto ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2010

    Morning Links: Dry Erase Board Girl Is Fake; Sketchers Shape-Ups Don't Work; and Other Disconcerting Finds

    via The Observer/The Chive​• Jenny the Dry Erase Board Girl is really an actress named Elyse Porterfield, i.e., the whole thing's a fake. D'oh! But it was fun while it lasted. [Observer] • BP station owners were screwed by the oil spill, too, getting their share of boycotts, protests, van ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2010

    War Vets Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro on One Human Leg

    via Yahoo​Want to feel bad about yourself for not going to the gym yesterday, or all summer, for that matter? Oh, three war vets of, respectively, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Vietnam, made it to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro last Saturday. The trip took six days, and among them, they had but one human ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2010

    Starbucks Continues to Try to Make You Like Them, Offers Free Wifi Starting July 1

    ​There's yet another reason to continue our conflicted relationship with Starbucks, where on one hand, the coffee generally features an aspect that you might call either "burnt" or "like urine" (and, hey, it's just an opinion, we're sure some love it), but even if you don't, the bathrooms are ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    November 24, 2009


    Turkey overload will leave you hungry for immaturity at its best

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2009

    Free WiFi in Times Square for One Year

    ​Yahoo, in cooperation with the Times Square Alliance, today commences free WiFi in Times Square, which will be in place for a year. We haven't sampled it yet, and remember having trouble grabbing a signal when CBS tried it in a big block of midtown in 2007, but Bryant Park's been successfully ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2009

    R. Kelly's "Number One" Is About What You're Assuming It's About

    Yahoo! Music--now exclusively premiering sexually suggestive male/female duet videos! We're not entirely sold on R. Kelly and Keri Hilson's "Number One"--it's like "#1 Fan," (which isn't old yet at all!), but not quite as good. Still: Kells and The-Dream are in an white-knuckle race to see who can ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2009

    Feds Say Hams Were for Homeless; New York Fast Food Fries Lower in Fat

    A Drudge Report story about the government spending millions of stimulus dollars on pork products has earned itself an angry rebuttal from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, who said that some 760,000 pounds of ham were for soup kitchens and homeless shelters. [NY Daily News] French fries at New Yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2009

    Oh Noes! Crabs Feel Pain

    Researchers at the University of Belfast say that the results of their recent study proves that crabs (and therefore other crustaceans) feel pain. They figured this out by delivering electrical shocks to the bellies of hermit crabs; the crabs, unsurprisingly, turned out not to like that. (Mmmmm, cra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2008

    We Knew This Web Thing Was Just a Fad

    The conventional wisdom is that the internet is all-powerful, and therefore immune from the slump that's affecting boring old companies in the tedious real world. But Brand Republic reports that Amazon has just taken a billion dollars off its 2008 revenue projections -- a 14 percent shave. And Yahoo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2008

    NYers Plan Palin Peckin' Parties for Thursday Debate

    A Democrat need never feel lonely in this town. Yahoo's Upcoming Events board already lists several New York Vice-Presidential debate parties for tomorrow night. Sentiments run strongly donkey-ward. Hellgate Social will hold "The 2nd Great Wine & Cheese/Marshmallow Throwing Debate Watch Party of Aug ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2008
  • Blogs

    June 5, 2008

    First Peek at The Women Remake!

    Anyone feel that The Women, the classic sparkling comedy about adultery, bitchery, and sisterhood, needed to be remade in an updated version? Anyone feel that the dream cast for this project would include Meg Ryan, Jada Pinkett-Smith, and Debra Messing? Anyone wonder how Jungle Red nail polish looks ... More >>

  • Film

    December 4, 2007
  • Columns

    August 14, 2007

    Work Those Pink Panties

    Skip the embarrassment, keep the kink: exploring fetishes through cybersex

  • Columns

    January 3, 2006

    The Best and Worst of Sex 2005

    Tristan's annual roundup of 12 months of foot fetishes, male prostitutes, and porn-bashing

  • Music

    May 24, 2005

    How Much Is Music Worth?

    Music subscription services may result in bargain binging

  • News

    June 15, 2004

    Transmale Nation

    Remaking manhood in the genderqueer generation

  • NYC Life

    January 6, 2004
  • News

    March 12, 2002

    Whistle-Blower Blues

    Is the Writers Union Censoring Its Critics?

  • News

    February 15, 2000

    Tracking an Invisible Trail

    The FBI Is Clueless. Time for the NSA?

  • Screens

    January 11, 2000
  • News

    November 17, 1998


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