With the close of the calendar comes contemplation: what have I learned from the wine world in 2013 and what do I expect (or hope) to see in 2014? A few observations: the rise of a new breed of "somm", the demise of the wine score, the discovery of a Jedi Wine Master, and the impending Best Wine Yea ... More >>
This month, lovers of beer and irony everywhere have been thoroughly enjoying the fact that everyone's weirdest kid band, Hanson, have not only grown up, come of age and started playing music again, but they've also launched their own beer--and it's called Mmmhops (see what they did there?). In lig ... More >>
Following in the vaunted footsteps of Paul the Octopus (RIP!), Grandpa is a spider monkey who lives at the Staten Island Zoo who has been instilled with the ability to, occasionally, choose a banana or tennis ball with the name of a winning sports team on it, thereby counting him among the ranks of ... More >>
If there were ever a moment for a queer, disabled rapper with a love for pot, jokes, and revolution to be a star, the moment is now
Today in news you can use (to amuse yourself while you learn something, too), there is evidence that early man (and woman) spoke like Yoda. Meaning: Not necessarily full of wisdom, but using a subject-object-verb (SOV) word order -- for example, "I you like" or "Me cookie want," as opposed to ... More >>
Irish eyes aren't smiling in Raymond Scannell's solo show
Look, he's blowing you a kiss. Pics by Nicole Ankowski, more below.Prince Izod Center Wednesday, December 15 Let's break with format and jump straight to the set list, since that's what you're curious about, right?
via Gnome LifeRecently we stumbled upon the Tumblr "Gnome Life," which tackles the trials and tribulations a millennial gnome faces after moving to New York City. Hilarious, right? A gnome in New York City? But after we laughed about gnomes, because gnomes are funny, and perused the many phot ... More >>
via BuzzFeedSnooki and the gang of Jersey Shore-ists would like you to know that you are hopelessly misinformed as to their true nature, despite you watching them regularly on that "reality TV" show. Gah. On real, live talk show Ellen DeGeneres today, they expressed the existential dilemma of ... More >>
via NYTWhen we look back at these hazy days of summer 2010, we'll remember oil, for sure, and birds and models in oil (thank you, Italian Vogue), and a smattering of strange, mystical, rather sexual-sounding phrases, like "junk shot," "top kill," "tar balls," "bottom kill," "annulus," "bullhe ... More >>
Can you guess this man's password?Let's say you're part of a gang of infamous, powerful Chinese hackers with a really cool name, say, "the Shadow Network." You've busted through the fortified security systems of sensitive targets "including foreign ministries, embassies, and even a computer a ... More >>
A visit to the land of Oz and straight talk from Rihanna and Ian Benardo, among others
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Narrative gimmickry can't save vapid, globally conscious puzzle-film
Verdant house excellence with a distinctly Chilean warmth
The Connections: pulp fictionalizing with a real monk and a sci-fi saint
Musical drugs and shared secret codes abort the utopic mission
When ethics and profit clash in today's corporate newsrooms, guess which side wins?
The bad seed: All bods and borgs, snazzy but derivative anime is a ghost of its predecessors
Gatti-Ward Will Be Nothing but a Smash Hit
The SITI Company Makes a 'Room' of Its Own
In A Galaxy Far, Far Away, A Fretful People Ponder the Fateful Question: Is Jar Jar Gay?
Life on the 'Star Wars' line
The Cloudy Crystal Ball of Movie Magazines
Seven Days Beats Its Pulp Into a Brain