It's hard not to notice: Indie bands seemingly soundtrack just about every sitcom, film and television commercial today. But why? Influential music supervisor Alexandra Patsavas swears it's not just about cheap labor.
"It's far more of a creative decision than a monetary one," she says. "We're pick ... More >>
You will perhaps remember the recent Carnival Cruise Lines fiasco, in which a cruise ship lost power and drifted for days off the coast of Baja California, the hungry passengers subsisting unhappily on a diet of Spam and croissants and Pop Tarts courtesy of the U.S. Navy. A Wal ... More >>
In which we highlight the past week in food, either at home or abroad.
"But if it's really not too much trouble, could we all declare a moratorium on implicit comparisons between spherical foods and the male anatomy? Thanks. It would mean a lot." A Food-Writing Misstep of Which I've Been Guilty ... More >>
If you're a woman reading this, you may have used the PMS excuse for anything from binging on breathtaking amounts of Valrhona to being in a terrible mood to, well, just fill in the blank ______. If you're a man, you may be sympathetic, or you may think PMS is a lot like R ... More >>