In years to come, rightbloggers will tell their grandchildren many stories of the glorious summer of twenty-twelve. They'll tell 'em how they warned America about the socialist menace of the Olympics. They'll tell 'em how, in the wake of the Aurora shooting, they defended assault weapons against Dem ... More >>
This week in Savage Love, which you can check out here, Dan answers a couple of questions -- from the existential crisis of a straight woman who wants to see a man in lady panties to condom safety in gay threesomes. It's all interesting stuff, but the story of the woman with the crossdressing-partn ... More >>
Ray Bradbury, the Pulitzer Prize-cited sci-fi scribe who penned Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles, died Tuesday night at 91. And he wouldn't have wanted you to blog, Tweet, or Facebook about his death -- just like we're doing right now. Much like his contemporary Kurt Vonnegut, Bradbury wa ... More >>
Albany pols announced yesterday that a bill legalizing mixed-martial arts wouldn't even make it to the Assembly floor for a vote, as detailed by the Wall Street Journal (H/T City & State.) MMA has been banned in New York since the mid-1990s and the sport's boosters have since worked to overturn th ... More >>
Pigeons: "rats with wings," grudge holders, poopers. Yes, our cohabitors have kind of a bad rap, even though we at Runnin' Scared have pointed out that they probably don't deserve the hate they get. But who really bestows any love upon them? The New York Times has answered that question in a story ... More >>
What are you up to this afternoon? If you're anything like us, you'll be watching an illegally downloaded copy of The Smurfs 3D while eating the party sub you've been saving since Bastille Day. If you're feeling a little more active, Lance Armstrong has cordially asked you to run through New ... More >>
Chart fandom makes strange bedfellows. Six months ago, if you'd asked me what act I'd root for in a head-to-head chart battle between pop princess Katy Perry and electrodance goofballs LMFAO, I'd probably have picked Perry, whose song catalog includes at least one or two gems. Her current hit ... More >>
Esther ZuckermanDuring a question and answer session at Internet Week New York this morning, Senator Chuck Schumer quipped that he was of "the older generation." And even as Schumer looked forward in his keynote speech, which kicked off IWNY at its headquarters in the Metropolitan Pavilion, h ... More >>
Maybe this really is the age of WikiLeaks. Transparency, hacks and secrets of all stripes are currently getting big play in media news, ranging from the travails of Anthony Weiner's penis to shady New York Times snooping and the Freedom of Information Act at work. We've seen the latter in the ... More >>
Thinkmodo, the viral marketing company behind the Times Square video screen gag (really an ad for the bad action movie Limitless), is at it again. This time, they convinced a bunch of websites and publications that a group of people in New York City were sitting around naked playing video games with ... More >>
Jerry Seinfeld has ended up in Donald Trump's doghouse after pulling out of a performance for the Donald's son's charity foundation. Yahoo reports that Seinfeld cited Trump's persistent attacks on Obama's citizenship as the reason he backed out of the fundraiser that was to benefit St. Jude's ... More >>
Mike Isabella and Richard Blaise: Top Chef finalists, and men.Another dude has won another season of Top Chef, and that's provided another opportunity to ask why there aren't more female chefs not only in the winners' circle, but also in the upper echelons of the kitchen hierarchy.
BossArianna Huffington's website, recently joined with (bought by) Tim Armstrong's AOL in an attempt to usurp the internet content throne together, has been making all sorts of media news headlines early in this 2011, and up to this point, they have fit into one of two categories. First, ther ... More >>
Facebook is about to make you mad. Facebook is about to make you storm off to your computer (oh, wait, you're already here?) and go into your profile settings, and very nearly delete yourself from Facebook, except how would you live with yourself not knowing which of the popular girls from hi ... More >>
We're going to play this game where we talk about an interesting news story from today, but instead of naming the company that made it a news story to get publicity based on unscientific lies about Craigslist, its competitor, we're just going to call that company Craigslist Competitor, even t ... More >>
Friend your food.Two unstoppable forces -- foodieism and social networking -- come together in a new startup called Foodily.
"Why don't you have a seat?"From Adweek comes the troubling story of a convicted Georgia sex offender, Cory Hubbard, who is suing MySpace for providing authorities his information based on an out-of-state warrant. Hubbard's lawsuit in Manhattan federal court alleges that the struggling social ... More >>
""recoverycouch.jpg" viaIt happens: some mornings you get to work without having been home the night before and you pull a freshly starched white shirt from the bottom drawer of your desk, you brush your teeth under the fluorescent light of the men's room with one of those little things you p ... More >>
Rachel Sterne, a 27-year-old child of New York City's burgeoning start-up scene and a citizen journalism early adopter, has been named the city's Chief Digital Officer by the Bloomberg administration. What on earth does that mean? Find out inside Press Clips, our afternoon media round-up. Plu ... More >>
As it's been noted, News Corp's daily newspaper built just for the iPad -- The Daily -- is on the way. It is Rupert Murdoch's newest child, the Draco Malfoy to his Voldemort. As such, they're hiring or trying to hire every editorial staffer this side of the Bangkok Bugle Tribune, which I just inv ... More >>
Skinny, skinny Cheney, via Yahoo.The proof is in the pudding. Or, the lack thereof. Former VP Dick Cheney showed up at a groundbreaking ceremony for George W. Bush's planned presidential library in Dallas yesterday, and...he is crazy skinny. Like, Lindsay-Lohan-dating-Sam-Ronson-skinny. Or Ra ... More >>
• A sure-to-be-fun (and perhaps the only) debate among New York's seven gubernatorial candidates -- including Andrew Cuomo, Carl Paladino, Charles Barron of the Freedom Party, former "Manhattan Madam" Kristen Davis, Howie Hawkins of the Green Party, Jimmy McMillan of the "Rent Is 2 Damn Hig ... More >>
How much does it cost to get out of the slimy grip of a dictatorial government? Try 500 G's. And that doesn't even get her friends off the hook! But the question remains: Who paid it?
Here's a new word, everybody! Let's all say it together: Plume. Doesn't that just roll off the tongue, all slick and oily? Despite what you might think, it doesn't mean the feather in a dapper man's cap, or a particularly French shade of plum. It's the latest in our ongoing explorations with ... More >>
For a while, infamous Manhattan media gossip site Gawker was synonymous with Gawker Stalker: A trademark real-time map of bitchy celebrity sightings reported to the site. Now, it's been relegated to a sad little tag, as they've grown up to doing the stalking and sourcing the stalkers in-house the ... More >>
Genius. Is there a better investment opportunity out there for a media outlet? The New York Times has apparently uncovered the answer to all of their fiscal issues of recent: Satan.
Also, it won't ever be of concern to President Barack Obama, because Barack Obama is an intelligent, rational person, who won't dignify stupid, irrational people. Which he basically implied to America when he sat down for a Today Show interview with Matt Lauer yesterday.
Food vendors from the Brooklyn Flea have been enlisted to sell their fare at the 36 performances of SummerStage in Central Park this summer. Look for Pizza Moto, The Red Hook Lobster Pound, and Asia Dog, among other favorites. [NY Times] Orthorexia, an unhealthy obsession with eating healthy ... More >>
After years of producing cheap, bad wine, Chinese winemakers are creating high-end offerings, catering to a an increasingly affluent and sophisticated Chinese consumer. [Wall Street Journal] Christie's has announced it will auction Pablo Picasso's portrait, "The Absinthe Drinker," for betwee ... More >>
The internet gazed in wonder yesterday at the "Demon Sheep" campaign ad put out by Carly Fiorina, Republican candidate for the Senate in California. It has many brain-searing qualities: a tortured sheep metaphor (teased out with pigs, an alpha sheep that tumbles from a pedestal through a storm-rip ... More >>
Wondering just how and why Toby Young scored the Top Chef judge gig? Us too.As we suspected, it had a lot to do with his nationality. As demonstrated by Simon Cowell, America loves a bitchy Brit at the reality show table. Talking to Yahoo TV, Young concedes that he got the Bravo call out of the blue ... More >>
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