Unclear how this story didn't immediately come to our attention when it started circulating earlier this week, but better late than never: the company behind Archie Comics has inspired one of the better lawsuit filings I've ever read, claiming that co-CEO Nancy Silberkleit consistently harassed male employees by referring to them as 'Penis' instead of by their actual names.
Over the last couple of years, Humans Of New York has become the most followed photography blog on the Internet. Every new post garners thousands of likes in minutes and several spin-offs have been trying to emulate Brandon Stanton's project in other large cities or countries (Humans of Paris, Amsterdam, India, etc.)
Not that you shouldn't want a vaguely inspirational quote from the favorite author of every single person you should never, ever date emblazoned across your tits. It only costs $11.80, after all, and how else are people supposed to know at a glance that you're smart, empowered, and "just really into books, such a nerd lol"?
Ah, so. There was a lot of big news on twitter yesterday, what with the discovery that @horse_ebooks is run by BuzzFeed, and Bill Clinton and Bill Gates posing for a joint selfie and, well, I don't know what else exactly but I'm sure there was lots of other very important stuff. However! Probably the most important thing that happened on twitter yesterday was erstwhile Brooklyn resident Solange Knowles subtweeting none other than Miley Cyrus, whose MTV VMA performance right here in Brooklyn last month is still talked about all the damn time. So, what were the subtweets?
Hmm, so maybe I'm ultra-sensitive to this because earlier today I wrote about how important I think it is to use appropriate imagery when reporting on important news stories, i.e. the Westgate terrorist attack in Nairobi, or the shooting at the Navy Yard in Washington D.C. But so, whatever. I'm ultra-sensitive. Fine. That still doesn't mean these lists aren't terrible. Obviously they're reductive and simplistic and obviously anyone with a healthy sense of cynicism (and that's me, I swear, that's me) should be able to just look at these lists and smirk and move on, but you know what? Sometimes it's really fucking hard to do that, because cynical as I am (and really, that's pretty goddamned cynical) it's sort of horrifying that anyone thinks it's a good idea to take important news stories (some of them involving the deaths of thousands of people) and reduce them to GIFs. So, in honor of my annoyance with Buzzfeed and GIFs and, I guess, the world, here's a bunch of Buzzfeed's most inappropriate uses of GIFs to explain the news.
A couple of weeks ago, I came across what is probably the best use of Photoshop I've ever seen. New York Daily News photographer and editor, Marc A. Hermann searched the News's archives and found grisly crime scene images, which he then put on top of photographs of modern-day New York, making for a truly fascinating juxtaposition of past and present. Not only is it visually stunning to see these jarringly violent scenes transposed onto now tranquil New York streets, but it is also interesting to see the type of grisly images that used to be standard in New York papers, leading me to wonder why we don't see as many graphic, disturbing images inside the papers anymore, let alone on the cover.
In case you missed it, in the last decade or two, the industry of print journalism has undergone revolutionary changes as people have turned more and more to their computers to get news instead of the traditional print sources. I'm not telling you anything you don't already know though, right? But just to recap: newspaper circulation numbers tumbled and media companies attempted (with varying degrees of success) to navigate the new world of digital media. And so, along with the gradual demise of traditionally reported stories and the rise of blogging, has come the need for all media outlets (including venerable institutions that once seemed impervious to tabloid-esque headlines and articles) to come up with stories designed to be shared and commented on, click-bait articles written to inspire page-views and outrage. Eventually, even stalwart news outlets like the New York Times began to pursue reported pieces that seem worthless as anything other than sensational journalism ("Creating Hipsturbia," anyone?). Which, articles about man buns in the paper of record don't necessarily portend the end of civilization, but they're not really a positive indicator about it either.
We're giving you the chance to see CHVRCHES on Sunday, September 22 at Terminal 5. They're playing with xxyyxx, tickets are $25 (and going fast!), but we'll get you there for free.
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Be sure to try the rib eye with chimmichurri, whipped up by Francis Mallmann and Tom Mylan and Brent Young of The Meat Hook. Or the grilled beef tongue, prepared by Mile End's Eli Sussman and Dave 1 of Chromeo (yes, that Chromeo). And for dessert, don't miss out on a scoop of sweet corn ice cream, the brainchild of Van Leeuwen Ice Cream and Stone Barn's Dan Barber. Check out the complete All-Star Cookout menu here, and click here to buy your tickets.
Plus, we've added even more panels to the Taste Talks Conference schedule. Take a foraging tour of North Brooklyn with Leda Meredith, learn what it takes to produce a printed food magazine in today's market, and a lot more. Click here for the complete updated Taste Talks Conference schedule.
And finally, be sure to catch a special live installment of Esquire Network's new underground, head-to-head cooking competition Knife Fight, hosted by celebrated chef Ilan Hall. The showdown will take place at the All-Star Cookout on Sunday afternoon, featuring two surprise guest chefs.
The All-Star Cookout is presented by Amstel Light.
Here are some things I learned from the New York magazine article "Media Elites Are Making Twitter Accounts for Their Babies:"
If there were ever an appropriate time to quote Samuel Jackson's famous line from Jurassic Park, it would be now. Hold onto your butts. When "Law & Order: SVU" returns with its 15th season on September 25th, the show is set to air an episode where a character based on Paula Deen shoots a character based on Trayvon Martin.
As you probably heard/read/watched/absorbed through osmosis, the MTV Video Music Awards took place in Brooklyn last night and oh! fun was had, you know? There was twerking, and foam fingers, and Taylor Swift mouthing "shut the fuck up" to that guy in that boy band, and Will Smith and family looking scandalized at Miley Cyrus's performance, and Jimmy Fallon declaring his undying love for Justin Timberlake, and a brief 'NSYNC reunion that was reminiscent of the Destiny's Child reunion at the Super Bowl in that Justin is 'NSYNC's Beyoncé and all anyone really cared about was JT. But who was the biggest star of the night? Was it Katy Perry? Was it Jared Leto? (haha...of course not) Was it Lady Gaga? No. It was none of those people. No, the biggest star of the night was Brooklyn. That's right. Brooklyn was as big a part of this year's VMAs as Kanye West. So, in honor of Brooklyn, here's a round-up of some of the best BK-related tweets about the VMAs last night. Some of which are pretty spot-on, and some of which are clearly by people who learned all about Brooklyn from the New York Times Styles section.
Capital New York reported today that New York Post writer V.A. Musetto was dropped from the paper, where he has worked in some capacity for 40 years. Musetto is best known for coining what might be the greatest Post headline of all time: "Headless Body in Topless Bar." Capital New York notes that "Musetto, who once presided over the newsroom but was most recently a film critic, retired from the Post two years ago following a long career there." However, the Post has declined to continue its relationship with him, even in freelance form. So, in honor of Musetto, here's a list of some of the greatest Post headlines of all time.
If you're single and hating it, leave it to your friends at The L to help. We've teamed up with the minds behind HowAboutWe to create Brooklyn Dating, a service that will (hopefully) help change online dating and find you the Brooklynite of your dreams. If you're trying to go on some dates, instead of spending all of your valuable time filling out compatibility tests, just go on some dates. We know this sounds scary, but we make it easy. Just visit Brooklyn Dating, pick the outing that sounds the most interesting to you (or come up with one of your own), make an account (if you haven't already), and go! Just go.
Every week, we'll post three of our favorite Brooklyn dates to aid you in your search for a soulmate. So get off your laptop, (or your iPad or iPhone or iPod or whatever) and go fall in love. Click here to get started, and you can find the three best Brooklyn dates of the week after the jump.
And we've added more panels and speakers to the Saturday conference lineup including Allison and Matt Robicelli, Brad Thomas Parsons and Christopher Lee. They're joining Mario Batali, Wylie Dufresne, ?uestlove, Andrew Tarlow and more. Have you ever wanted to make your own bitters? Trying to land a cookbook deal? Taste Talks has got you covered. Click here to check out the entire lineup.
Plus, we're proud to host Cook It Raw Brooklyn at Taste Talks, a collaboration in food hosted by Cook It Raw. We've invited chefs from across North America including Alessandro Porcelli (Cook it Raw), Roberto Solis (Nectar Restaurant; Merida, Mexico), Scott Vivian (Beast Restaurant; Toronto, Canada), David Santos (Louro, NYC), Connie DeSousa & John Jackson (Charcut Roast House, Calgary), Anthony Lombardo (1789, Washington DC) and Kevin Patricio (San Sebastian) to curate a community dinner at the newly opened Fitzcarraldo in Bushwick's 3rd Ward. Guided by Taste Talks' founding principal—collaboration—these chefs will work together to prepare an impromptu, outdoor meal using locally sourced Brooklyn ingredients and as little electricity as possible, all in matter of six hours. Cook It Raw Brooklyn is available only with the Taste Talks Premium Pass; the Premium Pass will get you into every panel, the All-Star Cookout and Cook It Raw Brooklyn. Click here to get yours.
To see the Taste Talks conference schedule, click here. To buy tickets, click here. And be sure to stay tuned because we'll be adding more events and dinners over the next few weeks. For information and updates, follow Taste Talks on Twitter and like us on Facebook.
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I like how most of the review is basically "It's not as good as Pervert's…
I don't know man - Dip > 25 Bucks
Ludicrous overreach!! How did this make it past an editor??