Stories of Restaurant Customers Who Weren't Supposed to Eat That

Welcome back to Behind Closed Ovens, where we take a look at the best and strangest stories from inside the food industry. We’re back to an old standby this week: people eating—in many cases gleefully—things that stretch the bounds of edibility. As always, these are real e-mails from real readers. » 7/06/15 10:45pm 45 minutes ago

Some Classic, Corseted Regatta Fashions from Days Gone By

This past weekend, Oxfordshire hosted something called the Henley Royal Regatta—“one of the quintessential British events of the summer season,” according to WWD. Apparently it’s quite an occasion and has happened annually since 1839. Consequently, old photos are an absolute treasure trove of bygone ladies’ fashions. » 7/06/15 9:45pm Today 9:45pm

Oreo Thins Promote Unrealistic Standards for Oreos

Oreo is debuting a thinner Oreo. It has a good chunk of the filling squeezed out, and a much more slender, crispier cookie aspect. The new, skinny Oreo! blare a thousand headlines. But why are we shaming ordinary, beautiful, perfectly delicious Oreos? We’re so serious about this. This is a serious post. Please share… » 7/06/15 6:10pm Today 6:10pm

Bill Cosby Testified in 2005 That He Drugged Women with Quaaludes 

The Associated Press is reporting that they’ve obtained a 2005 deposition from Bill Cosby in which he admits to buying Quaaludes, “with the intent of giving them to young women he wanted to have sex with.” Cosby’s attorneys fought releasing the deposition on the grounds that it would “embarrass” him. We’ll say. » 7/06/15 5:52pm Today 5:52pm

Is True Detective's Nic Pizzolatto Taking Shots at Cary Fukunaga?

During last night’s episode of True Detective, the detective team visits a film set where they encounter a tyrannical director whose lack of creative vision is only slightly overshadowed by his love of booze and hookers. It just so happens that this less-than charming auteur vaguely resembles Cary Fukunaga (mega babe… » 7/06/15 5:45pm Today 5:45pm