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'Dear Huey': The Best Tales of Celebrity Snail Mail

Last week I was looking through my friend/coworker Joy's Facebook photos and came across a signed photo she had from Joan Rivers. At work the next day, I asked her about it and we got into a half-hour conversation about celebrities we'd written to as kids. It became quickly clear that Joy's collection of celebrity… »11/20/14 2:10pm11/20/14 2:10pm

Taylor Swift Replaces a Rabid Rat as NYC's New Welcome Ambassador

Courtesy the song "Welcome To New York," Taylor Swift has been named "NYC's Global Welcome Ambassador for Tourism," making one wonder if the song was just a super-genius Bloombergian scheme hatched by Swift and the tourism board to promote 1989 and also all those fugnacious condos they keep letting people build. »10/27/14 6:10pm10/27/14 6:10pm

What Stupidly Specific Kitchen Gadget Can't You Live Without?

Flipped through the William Sonoma catalog lately? It's basically a glossy, overproduced database of hilariously specific kitchen gadgets. Pans just for frittatas, garlic presses out the wazoo, ice-cream makers, this fucking handheld strawberry slicer. Then again, one person's dust-covered mistake is another's prized… »10/08/14 3:10pm10/08/14 3:10pm