Tonight is the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards. Now in its 29th year, it's had its share of memorable moments, none more so than during the 1997 broadcast. On the occasion of its 15th anniversary, here's the case for why it was the best VMA's ever televised.
It was not chef Art Smith's best day, to say the least. What, you ask, could have happened to cause him such shame -- worthy of a melting forehead slap? Last night on Top Chef Masters, it was a case of letting his mouth write a check his baking skills couldn't cash, so to speak. More on that in a mo ... More >>
In what may be the greatest help wanted ad of all time, a group from Scotland advertises on Craigslist for an executive chef. But not just any chef. Here's just a taste, from the amazing 1,500-word fantasy novel-cum-help wanted ad: Can you make boneless chicken crispers that are so firm, juicy, and ... More >>
It was only a matter of time before L.A. street artist (turned international graphic-design star and Obama portraiteer) Shepard Fairey took on Trayvon. We're actually surprised it didn't happen sooner. Though there remains the sporadic rally cry for the young black Florida teen's murderer to be bro ... More >>
Bibliophiles, engine-loathing cyclists and fans of absurd but beautiful Technicolor art can probably leave their wallets at home this week, at least if they're looking for something fun to do.
For week of February 24 - March 2
Two years after alleged hazing tragedy, families have tears but not closure
DVD release captures The Richard Pryor Show in all its short-lived glory
(4 times better than she does)
Deron vs. Martin: Who’s the darling of the black establishment now?
Washington soars, Lee stumbles
Book reviewing, African-American style
Bitter truths from the Crack Emcee
And a few lumps of coal
The TV star has transformed the publishing world