“The Home Depot SEC on CBS is sponsored by Home Depot.”
Disguised Mother Woos Juror in Bid to Free Son →
This story is completely insane and I really hope the movie rights have already been bought. The recap: The mother of one of the guys convicted of killing a 19-year-old college student in Brooklyn a few years ago assumes the identity of a 30-year-old (slutty) research analyst from California in order to … [deep breath] SEDUCE ONE OF THE JURORS WHO CONVICTED HER SON AND RECORD HIM SAYING...
100 Notable Books of 2008
The NYT’s annual list of “notable” (not “best”! “Notable”) books from this year has been published online. I can recommend, based on experience, a few books on the list: American Wife, The Good Thief, Lush Life, Netherland (though this last one is pretty tough to get through). Books I’d like to read on the list: Beautiful Children, Diary of a Bad...
Nebraska's 'Butt Bandit' Suspect Faces Charges →
Things I Learned This Weekend (Mostly Food...
The recipe for brownies in the Baked cookbook is superior to the Mark Bittman recipe I’ve been using for years. But if you make lemon lime bars, it’s probably a good idea to pay attention to the instructions about letting the topping set. Lasagna tastes infinitely better with fresh noodles. It has once again been confirmed that Scratcher is the perfect bar at which to spend a cold...
This is turning into The Week Where I’m Getting Checks From People/Entities That I Never Thought Would Pay Me Back, a category that includes Guardian dental insurance, Citibank, and Radar magazine.
Budget hearing goes horribly wrong for Bloomberg (“Mr. Page” is Bloomberg’s budget director): At one point during the hearing, City Councilman David I. Weprin, chairman of the Finance Committee, waved a document in the air and, invoking Perry Mason, declared he had a “smoking gun”: a city bond prospectus including legally binding language that stated that rescinding the $400...
Good news for those of you who have any money...
alexbalk: The Criterion Collection is running a 40% off sale. It runs through Monday next, so if you were planning to get me that Janus box set for Christmas, now’s the time to move. RELATED: Why the fuck aren’t any of these movies available on DVD? John Sayles’ City of Hope Preston Sturges’ The Great McGinty (technically available, but only as part of a larger collection) Mike Leigh’s Life...
Nate Silver Signs With Penguin In Two Book Deal... →
Everyone’s going on about how he’s the new Malcolm Gladwell, but at least his stuff is based on REAL THINGS! And, like, NUMBERS! Also he is kind of cute and I think is going to be the new intelligent girl crush. John Krasinski can play him in the movie!
National Geographic has “over a dozen” cartographers on staff. There aren’t too many schools where you can study cartography, according to US News and World Report—17, to be exact. They include East Central University in Ada, OK; Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, GA; Mansfield University of Pennsylvania in Mansfield, PA; Texas State University in San Marco, TX;...
fek: Brooklyn Vegan’s newest weekly feature, “It’s Not Selling Out Anymore—This Week in Music Licensing” is an awesome roundup of all the places the bands you’re listening to are being uber-commoditized. Not that this is anything new; bands have been getting commercial and television licensing deals since long before The O.C. gave Alexandra Patsavas a multimillion dollar career (in which she...
Jamie-Lynn Sigler and Jerry Ferrara of “Entourage” kept their new...– Rush & Molloy Wait, WHAT? Jamie-Lynn and Turtle are dating IN REAL LIFE?!
NYT: For South, A Waning Hold on National Politics: Mr. Obama remains an unknown quantity in this corner of the South, and there are deep worries about the changes he will bring. “I am concerned,” Gail McDaniel, who owns a cosmetics business, said in the parking lot of the Shop and Save. “The abortion thing bothers me. Same-sex marriage.” “I think there are going to be outbreaks from blacks,”...
A babysitter’s parrot is being credited with helping save the life of a...– Babysitter: Parrot Saved Girl’s Life With Warning Okay, that’s great and all, but WHY WOULD YOU GIVE A 2-YEAR-OLD A POP TART?
So this public health crusader died today at age 52 and as I was reading his obituary I couldn’t help but think, “Jesus Christ, this guy devoted his life to trying to get people to quit smoking and avoid fast food and not do drugs, and he dies relatively young of pancreatic cancer.” How Alanically ironic.
Best doctor ever: One recent night, the clinic was staffed by Dr. Steven Strauss, edgy and white-haired, who said that his bosses had proposed the new title of “walkinist,” to go with his old one, internist. Dr. Strauss said his past had helped prepare him for the rigors of nighttime work: He had dabbled in est and Scientology, and, in his early 20s, worked at a Safeway in Washington. He said his...
Urbanite: Layaway is the frugal way to shop AM New York discovers layaway today—it’s sort of funny that they’re pegging this as a recession story because they do admit that Burlington Coat Factory has been offering layaway since 1972. When I lived in Philly I bought stuff on layaway sometimes, mostly at Daffy’s (do they offer layaway in their NY stores? I don’t even...
Oh and re: clothes: Email me! firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes, I will mail internationally. But you have to send me the right amount of $ to cover the postage.
Does anyone want some old clothes?
I usually take my stuff to Goodwill, but I thought I’d offer stuff up to you guys first! It’s mostly stuff in sizes 6-8. I was thinking about doing something where ppl could just send me like $4 over Paypal and say, “Skirt!” or even, like, “Surprise me!” and I’d pick something out and mail it to them.
Prop. 8 and Obama
I’m sad that Proposition 8 passed in California (though in my home state, Massachusetts, it’s still legal to get gay married AND you can now carry up to an ounce of pot while doing it! No more dog racing, though). But what I am sort of confused about is how so many people seem to conveniently forget that their beloved Obama (who I am a big supporter of! But let’s not turn him...
Attention, Anderson Cooper: Please Call NeNe! - E! Online If anyone is not yet watching Real Housewives of Atlanta I highly suggest that you begin.
The Emanuel Brothers
Together, Emanuel Freres are a triumvirate for the 90’s. All are rising stars in three of America’s most high-profile and combative professions. All understand and enjoy power, and know how using it behind the scenes can change the way people think, live and die. All have been called obnoxious, arrogant, aggressive, passionate and committed. All three get up before dawn. All are the...
Hey, how do you “like” something? I’ve noticed ppl doing this on Tumblr in the last couple days instead of reblogging.
catbird: I checked my internal cynicism meter this morning, and all of a sudden, I’m running about a quart low. It feels pretty great. Word.
Art Meets Life! If Obama Loses, Gavin Brown Will... →
The current scene at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise gallery in the West Village. Lots of college professors and artists!
Count the Guests at the ‘Gossip Girl’ Funeral — Daily Intel Okay, it totally has to be Bart Bass. Josh Schwartz loves killing off the much-older husbands of the gold-digging moms of his main characters.
anamariecox CLARIFICATION: Public twitter (anamariecox) is for everyone! Private twitter (secretamc) is for $100+ donors. Both will be active tonight. 7 minutes ago from twitterrific
Scarlett Letter! At NYU, Project Runway Star Calls... →
A live video feed of a bunch of puppies lying in a... →
davidcho: Seriously. via Pavla I can’t look away.