Perfect Pussy Tour Diary, Part 2: Turbans, Sparklers, and Deerhoof (!)

So far, our (hungover, sleep deprived) heroes are, in relative terms, coasting: none of the usual van trouble, broken cell phones, or robberies of tours past. This is not to say that all is right with the stars. Let’s watch as they cross an invisible border to a magical land where people still smoke cigarettes… » 4/24/15 3:10pm Yesterday 3:10pm

Airport Bars and Restaurants I Have Loved

For the better part of the last decade, I’ve been on a plane roughly six to ten times a month. By my rough estimation, that’s about 700 flights, 700 TSA checks, 700 low-coughs to let people know that you walk to the left and stand to the right (c’mon!), and 700 chances to find the best airport bar.
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More Preschool-Aged Children Than Policemen Killed by Guns Each Year

In a Sunday op-ed at the New York Times, Nicholas Kristof writes about the contentious-among-idiots invention of "smart guns"—guns that (for example) fire only if a recognized fingerprint is on the trigger, or if the shooter is wearing a companion wristwatch. Recently, a 17-year-old Boulder resident named Kai Kloepfer… » 1/19/15 4:00pm 1/19/15 4:00pm

America's Ugliest Accent, Round One: Boston, Baltimore, L.A., Chicago

If you're from Philadelphia, your preferred non-Yuengling beverage is wooder. If you're from New York City, your greatest enemies are the bridge-and-tunnel crowd from Lawng Island. If you're from Los Angeles, you respond to people who hop on the 405 at rush hour with a pained "Whyy-ee?" » 9/29/14 2:38pm 9/29/14 2:38pm

Television Is Resurrecting the Romantic Comedy From Its Deathbed

Have you noticed more romantic plots creeping onto your TV screen? And perhaps on shows that are comedic, rather than dramatic? Don't look now, but the rom com is perhaps pulling a Lazarus. It's just that everyone is very, very shy of the term "romantic comedy" after years of stinkers anchored by Matthew McConaughey. » 8/18/14 2:40pm 8/18/14 2:40pm

B.J. Novak Gives The Office His Two Weeks' Notice

Temp Ryan Howard, played by B.J. Novak, will not be returning to the Dunder-Mifflin office on The Office. It's open to speculation whether he's leaving for a bigger role on Mindy Kaling's new Fox show The Mindy Project. Novak will continue to hang around as a guest-director and writer of future episodes. With Michael,… » 6/28/12 9:00am 6/28/12 9:00am

Nifty Cookware Lets You Eat Meals in the Shape of Your Favorite State

Feel like you're not showing enough love for your home (or adopted home) state when eating your breakfast? Got $200-$2,500 to burn? (Of course, you do. That's why this site is nicknamed "Millionaire-bel.") You could always hit up Alisa Toninato, an artist out of Madison, WI's FeLion Studios, who'll make you a custom… » 4/26/12 9:30am 4/26/12 9:30am

U.S. Gets A "D" For Preemies • Scientists Design Healthy Beer

• The March of Dimes » 11/12/08 5:20pm 11/12/08 5:20pm has given the U.S. an overall "D" grade on its premature birth rate, which is currently at a rate of one in eight babies per year. • The woman who had the first ovary transplant last year to a baby girl via C-section yesterday in Missouri. • A young woman's life growing up "in the wild" with…

Having Kids Will Make You Sad • A 10-Year-Old Gives Birth

Having kids sends many couples into downward spiral of sadness. •Albena Danailova has been made the first female concertmaster (or leader of the first violin section) of the Vienna State Opera. • More Austrian news! Crazy-Dad Fritzl says he was aware he was abusing/raping daughter but wanted "lots of children." • The… » 5/08/08 5:30pm 5/08/08 5:30pm