Adnan Syed's Murder Case Is Headed to Appeals Court in January

Adnan Syed, who is currently serving a life sentence at a state prison in Western Maryland, will see his case—as recently made famous by Serial—decided by the Maryland Court of Special Appeals in January. It will be the second appeals process for Syed, and what his lawyer C. Justin Brown calls his "last best chance at… »12/01/14 2:30pm12/01/14 2:30pm

Cap'n Crunch Is Staring at Your Child, Willing Him to Demand Cereal

Kids love shitty sugary cereals with strange, deranged mascots. But why? Lucky Charms taste freeze-dried, for God's sake. Well, it turns out those brightly colored boxes are perfectly designed so terrifying cartoons can stare straight into children's eyes, mesmerizing them into demanding Count Chocula. »4/04/14 12:40pm4/04/14 12:40pm

Buzz Off, Special K, We Don't Need Your Lecture on Fat Talk

Ladies! Special K (the cereal brand, not the drug) has a very special message for all of you. It's come to their attention that 93 percent of women are engaging in "fat talk." And that's bad. It's so bad, in fact, that Special K has launched an entire ad campaign, complete with Tyra Banks as spokesperson, devoted to… »12/11/13 12:30pm12/11/13 12:30pm

Ever Notice That There Aren’t Any Female Breakfast Cereal Mascots?

This sunny, almost-warm Sunday morning, CBS put together a cheerful little slideshow featuring the most eccentric and, dare we say, demented breakfast cereal mascots. The slideshow featured retro iterations of Tony the Tiger, the homoerotic trio of rice-puffing elves, Snap, Crackle and Pop, Franken Berry, the Quaker… »4/07/13 6:00pm4/07/13 6:00pm

Enjoy Your Frosted Mini-Wheats, Now with More Metal Bits!

Kellogg, that cursive-adoring purveyor of fine, sugary breakfast cereals, is recalling one of its most asymmetrical cereals — Frosted Mini-Wheats. According to the Wall Street Journal, the company will shell out a cool $30 million to cover a recall of Frosted Mini-Wheats in the U.S. due to a possible contamination by… »10/12/12 9:30am10/12/12 9:30am

Baby Formula: The Next Frontier in Arsenic's Battle to Exterminate Us

We already knew that rice was trying to kill us with its deadly arsenic, but now the situation is looking even more dire. A new study done at Dartmouth has found that organic brown rice syrup—a sweetener which you may recognize from any number of organic snacks—is also a source of arsenic. This isn't that surprising,… »2/16/12 11:55pm2/16/12 11:55pm

General Mills Dares to Release Peanut Butter Cheerios

The folks at General Mills thought consumers would be excited that Cheerios now comes in peanut butter flavor, but parents of children with allergies are very upset about the new cereal. Though the box clearly indicates what's inside, they're concerned because Multi Grain Cheerios Peanut Butter look like other… »1/10/12 11:59pm1/10/12 11:59pm