Just a couple of Cool-mericans.Have you heard of Badoo? It's "the world's largest social network," and though we don't talk about it too terribly much in America, because we are too cool for such things, it is talking about us! According to a recent online poll on Badoo.com, in which 30,000 p ... More >>
Hello, class! What did we learn from the Cooks Source incident of '10, in which Judith Griggs, editor of Cooks Source, stole a recipe from a blogger named Monica Gaudio, who then asked for an apology, but instead got a nasty response from Griggs claiming that the Internet was "public domain" ... More >>
New research shows that diners are eating outside the comfort zone of the "big three" ethnic cuisines -- Italian, Mexican, and Chinese -- and opting for Caribbean, Japanese, and Thai. [Nation's Restaurant News] One out of eight restaurant workers has come to work at least twice in the past y ... More >>
We call him "Julian George."Always wanted to make Julian Assange a little less pale and wan? Or see how he might look as a jolly ginger? Or, perhaps, a Karma-Chameleon-esque '80s fantasy? It's your chance, thanks to the new online Julian Assange coloring book! We just spent 10 minutes with it ... More >>
via Burtonstory.comTim Burton, president-elect of weird, is writing a short story on Twitter, and he wants you to help. Normally we're against writing for free (at least on principle), but it's Tim Burton, which means the exception becomes the rule. Plus, we have a certain kinship with Stainb ... More >>
Peter Meehan on why he's really into Chinatown these days: Sichuan hot pot in a bag, tofu, and barbecued parts. [T Magazine] Royal Caribbean cruise line's newest ship, the 5,400-passenger Allure of the Seas, will house the first Starbucks outlet at sea. [USA Today] A recent survey reveals t ... More >>
We spoke too soon: Either every media reporter in town was at last night's GQ/Jay-Z fashion week party, or he was just in an...interesting...mood. Whatever the case, another awesome story from the party has emerged, and it involves a reporter getting drunk and not realizing she was talking to ... More >>
When life throws you lemons . . .
Monolith-helming corporate magnates not withstanding, as far as NYC media types go, Laurel Touby is loaded. She can and will stunt on you. The former freelance writer founded MediaBistro -- that website with the jobs and the pricy seminars for people who don't actually get paid to write and t ... More >>
It's almost Internet Week! And for those of you who found this post by misspelling "weak" in a search on "the Google," it means that for one week, June 7-14, the tech-media circlejerk will tear themselves away from backlit screens to take over this city. But don't worry!
GQAlan RichmanAlan Richman, GQ's longtime restaurant critic and our favorite endlessly eloquent contrarian, can typically be counted upon for comments that waver between the blunt, the frank, and the utterly dismaying (particularly if you happen to be one of his students). He remains true to ... More >>
One the heels of The New York Times announcing that both its popular Bitten blog written by Mark Bittman and Eric Asimov's The Pour would be swallowed up by the main food blog, Diner's Journal, two new media entities have announced their forays in the food world. Last spring, The Atlantic lau ... More >>
Two not-so-surprising but morbidly entertaining pieces of information from this Mediabistro item on an upcoming memoir from recently convicted murderer Phil Spector's adopted son Louis Spector. The first is its entertainingly Saw-like title: The Gingerbread House on La Collina Drive: My Life Caged B ... More >>
Mediabistro book blog GalleyCat today produces a 'John Berryman Rock & Roll Concordance,' rounding up four (three, of course, making the trend) "indie rock songs" that reference John Berryman: The Hold Steady's "Stuck Between Stations," Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds's "We Call Upon The Author," Clap You ... More >>
Despite her huge payday, Mediabistro mastermind Laurel Touby still stands outside the press-gang elite
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