Man Has Tender, Loving Relationship With a Local Applebee's

After seeing his parents interact with a local Applebee's on Facebook, Chip Zdarky noticed that unlike Chili's, the prettiest girl in school with 12 billion likes, Applebee's was mostly talking to itself. Just like the lonely but very friendly kid you sometimes encounter in a middle school lunch room, Applebee's was… » 1/04/14 12:30pm 1/04/14 12:30pm

Your Afternoon Cry: Piano Prodigy, 5, Plays For 101-Year-Old Fan

CBC Music arranged for 5-year-old piano prodigy Ryan Wang to play a private concert for a 101-year-old grandma named Dorothy Landry who isn't into "rock n' roll" or "all that modern stuff." And they hug and cry and it's touching as fuq. Because we were not already dehydrated enough by this damn weather without » 6/29/13 2:00pm 6/29/13 2:00pm

The Sights & Sounds of "You Can Touch My Hair"

Growing up, touching my hair was the sole province of the family caregivers who would wash, brush, braid, cornrow, pigtail, or hot comb it until I was myself old enough to manage its daily styling. As I entered adolescence, those family members were replaced by the professionals who'd relax it during the school year… » 6/11/13 9:00pm 6/11/13 9:00pm

Exhibit Asks People to Explore ‘Tactile Fascination with Black Hair’

Because you wouldn’t go up to a stranger (any stranger, really) and ask to touch that person’s hair without being justifiably throat-punched, un’ruly, a site that focuses on the experience of being black and having hair, is launching a public exhibit in New York’s Union Square called “You Can Touch My Hair.” Want to… » 6/06/13 9:15pm 6/06/13 9:15pm

Hey, Guys: If I Don't Know You, Then Hands Off.

Ladies, let's see a show of hands if the following has happened to you: You're out at a bar or a similarly crowded venue meant for socializing. You're minding your own business, chatting with some friends, doing body shots, whatevs, when you feel a hand on the small of your back. You turn around and see a completely… » 7/27/12 6:00pm 7/27/12 6:00pm