The Greatest Spies In Pop Culture, Ranked


If you believe fiction, spies are everywhere. You cannot turn around without bumping into someone in a wig, armed with a gun masquerading as a tasteful pair of earrings, and carrying secret plans in microdot form. There are so many, we decided to rank them. » 2/12/15 5:07pm 2/12/15 5:07pm

What Makes Sugar and Salt So Delicious Together?

What makes a chocolate-covered pretzel such an insanely tasty concoction? The English language is curiously lacking in a word for something that's both sugary and salty, but fortunately science has some answers. » 10/01/13 10:12pm 10/01/13 10:12pm

You Can Pry My Salt from My Cold Dead Hands (And You'll Probably Have…

After all this fuss that's been made about sugar, it turns out that it might be that other granular white stuff that's actually killing you. I'm talkin' sneeze, table snow, white pony, baby. I'm talkin' salt. » 3/22/13 10:30am 3/22/13 10:30am

American Kids Are Eating a Ton of Salt, Probably Animorphing Into Deer

Salt, that delicious, desiccating pulverized crystalline mineral, the substance that makes French fries and popcorn taste less like potatoes and corn, is quickly corroding the arteries of children in the US. According to new research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American kids are ingesting… » 9/17/12 10:25pm 9/17/12 10:25pm

Bread: Another Food That Is Trying to Kill You

Forget the best thing since sliced bread, because it turns out sliced bread is actually the worst thing ever—okay, not ever, but it is the worst in terms of sodium content. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention compiled the list of the top 10 sources of sodium in our diet, and bread and rolls came in at the… » 2/07/12 11:50pm 2/07/12 11:50pm

Famously Single Jennifer Aniston Seems To Be Getting Laid

Since a single woman's love life is everybody's business, we have been informed that Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux were each other's dates at the afterparty for the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, where she was seen adjusting his tie. He kissed her and rubbed her cheek. Then she leaned into him and he rubbed her… » 6/07/11 9:00am 6/07/11 9:00am

So Maybe Salt Is Good For You After All

Fat is bad for you, fat is good for you. Carbs are bad, but only refined carbs. Put pureed vegetables in your lasagna. Dietary advice is perennially confusing, but at least you know you should avoid salt, right? Yeah, no. » 5/04/11 9:45am 5/04/11 9:45am

Angelina's Lack Of Glamour Triggers Mag Meltdown

Salt Is "Flagrantly Preposterous" But Fun

Though every review of Salt notes that it's ludicrous, critics say Angelina Jolie makes it an enjoyable (albeit mindless) thriller, and reaffirms that she's one of the few actresses who can compete with any male action star. » 7/23/10 4:00pm 7/23/10 4:00pm

Very Tight Dresses Premiere On The Salt Red Carpet

Salt, the Angelina-As-Sexy-Spy vehicle, opened last night at the fabled Grauman's Chinese Theatre. But how any of the stars managed to sit through a two-hour movie in dresses this tight is a question for the ages. Maybe they stand? » 7/20/10 10:30am 7/20/10 10:30am

Angelina Just Can't Do The Flirty Bridesmaid Movie

You may know that Angelina's part in Salt was written for Tom Cruise. But as As Jay A. Fernandez writes: "No actress in Hollywood history has been able to chisel out the supremacy Jolie has in a male-dominated genre." » 7/15/10 3:23pm 7/15/10 3:23pm

Photoshop Of Horrors: Angelina's Face Just Not Good Enough For Salt

Who looks at the gorgeous Angelina Jolie and thinks, "Eh, her nose should be skinnier, her lips should be thinner, and her jaw should be less square"? Someone who works at Sony Pictures, that's who. Full poster below. [NYDN] » 5/20/10 9:30am 5/20/10 9:30am

Angelina Jolie Actually Jumps Off Bridge, Eschews Stunt Double

In the trailer for Salt, Angelina Jolie jumps off of a bridge and on to a moving truck — without the use of a stunt double. Would this be news if she were a man? » 4/30/10 6:20pm 4/30/10 6:20pm