A short history of an art form's long passing
In an article in the Sunday edition of the New York Times titled "The 2016 Election, Already Upon Us," Washington bureau chief David Leonhardt pontificated on likely candidates for a presidential election four years in the future. In among the usual suspects -- Hillary Clinton, Andrew Cuomo, Eli ... More >>
In the past, conservative pastor Bradlee Dean has been an outspoken critic of the media. Dean (real name Bradley Dean Smith) is even suing MSNBC host Rachel Maddow and Minnesota Independent writer Andy Birkey for their coverage, accusing the two reporters of defaming him by taking an excerpt fr ... More >>
Modernist Cuisine"The cookbook to end all cookbooks." -David ChangCopies of what is surely the most epic cookbook of the contemporary world--the six-volume, 2,438-page, 39.5 pound, five-years-in-the-making Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking--are currently on their way to the ha ... More >>
Mo PerryTo pick it up or not to pick it up...?There you are, happily munching away and you drop a Triscuit on the floor. Do you pick it up and pop it in your mouth or throw it away? What if it weren't a mere Triscuit but a fancy chocolate truffle? What if it hadn't been lying there for a brie ... More >>
Holy mackerel! The New York Times has now resorted to quoting comments from this blog in its stories on Congresswoman Michele Bachmann.In Friday's New York Times, Reporter Kate Zernike wrote a story headlined, "A Breast-Feeding Plan Mixes Partisan Reactions." About halfway down, it features an od ... More >>
via Mod Sun's MyspaceRolling Stone announced today, via a press release and a very kind article in the New York Times, their collaboration with hair product line Garnier Fructis in a nationwide search for their dignity an "up-and-coming band" to grace their cover. Where to start?
Bacon = medicine.The New York Times magazine explores food-as-medicine connections, as a parent explains the process of treating his nine-year-old son's epilepsy with an extremely high-fat diet that's heavy on the bacon, cheese, and macadamia nuts, as well as eggs scrambled with heavy cream a ... More >>
Photo via WikipediaPZ Myers doesn't meet the New York Times oh-so-high standardsUniversity of Minnesota evolutionary biologist and outspoken atheist PZ Myers just doesn't cut the mustard, as far as the New York Times is concerned. His offense: Daring to call out corporations for seeking to in ... More >>
Should restaurants charge "forkage" fees?
The NYTimes describes the protesters as older (in their 50s and 60s), mostly white, and a lot of self-identified Christians. Surprise!
An artist makes playing with your food seem like a pretty noble pursuit.
While most Minnesotans were continuing their celebrations last night, workers at the Metrodome were anxious for everyone to get off the field and out of the building so they could start their work converting the field back into a baseball diamond.
La Belle Vie Chef Tim McKee wins the James Beard Award for Best Midwestern Chef.
Tuesday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.
Is Diablo Cody part of a female version of Entourage? Cody and her three lady friends would like to believe it, pegging themselves the "Fempire".
The U.S. House passed a bill today requiring AIG and any other firms that receiving bailout cash to pay a 90-percent tax on any bonuses paid with the funds. The bill passed 328 to 93.
Food magazines talking less about truffle oil and trying to reach readers instead by focusing on cheap eats and eating at home.
Perhaps furniture choice in classrooms is just as important as instruction.
Peanut allergy sufferers have another worry: whether flying Northwest is a death wish. The airline is reinstating their peanut snacks as they continue to merge with Delta and some customers are pretty pissed off.
The Mall of America (all retailers in fact) got us to where we are. And the only way out? Reward retailers with more spending.
A smart dude from Yale seems to think so.
If there's a fire sale, the Vikings could get their stadium on the cheap.