Who says kids can't appreciate fine food? The New York Times recently treated a group of second graders from a Brooklyn public school to the 7-course, $220-per-person dinner at Daniel, one of the finest restaurants in New York City. The results were, predictably, adorable. Not everyone was a fan of the ossetra caviar ("It looks like a forest!" "I can't believe I'm gonna eat fish eggs!") ...
Good morning Well another commercial aircraft has gone missing in the area of Indonesia. This time it is an Air Asia flight: [Updated statement] QZ8501 https://m.facebook.com/notes/airasia/updated-statement-qz8501/10152667884908742 AirAsia Indonesia regrets to confirm that flight QZ8501 from Surabaya to Singapore has lost contact with air traffic control at 07:24 (Surabaya LT) this morning.
"John Chapman died in 1845, and many of his orchards and apple varieties didn't survive much longer. During Prohibition, apple trees that produced sour, bitter apples used for cider were often chopped down by FBI agents, effectively erasing cider, along with Chapman's true history, from American life.
Every few years, another diet seems to be all the rage. Food fads come and go every day. Go ahead, try to follow all of the advice that has proliferated: eat low fat, cut out all sugar, eat like a caveman, become a vegan, cut out gluten, go dairy-free, measure glycemic index. You'd be left with nothing but water — and maybe spinach. (Most diets allow spinach.
Back in October a routine Las Vegas news clip went viral after viewers fixated on a kid that was fiercely posing and vogueing in the background. Since then 15 year-old Brendan Jordan has appeared on chat shows and was surprised by RuPaul with an invitation to a Drag Race taping. And now he's a model. From the text of the above American Apparel ad: Brendan is from Las Vegas, Nevada.
On Wednesday evening, one minute before midnight, former Virginia senator and secretary of the Navy Jim Webb became the first established figure to officially wade into the next race for the White House when he unveiled his 2016 presidential exploratory committee website.
Paris (AFP) - Small islands, long thought to be natural tsunami barriers for coast-dwellers, may in fact amplify the waves they are supposed to break, researchers warned Wednesday. The findings are of concern, for many coastal communities have settled in areas traditionally believed to be shielded from waves by offshore islands.
Jakarta (AFP) - Indonesian flag carrier Garuda has placed an order for 50 planes worth almost $5 billion, US plane giant Boeing said, as competition heats up for passengers in Asia's increasingly crowded skies.Garuda ordered 46 of Boeing's new 737 MAX 8 jets and is converting existing orders for four 737-800s to 737 MAX 8s, the plane manufacturer said. The purchase is worth $4.
I tend to fixate on certain places – sometimes because I love them, other times because I can’t help but stare at twisted wreckage. Lancaster, California has always been 30/70 leaning toward wreckage, although it does show signs of ongoing reinvention so I keep going back. Lancaster is highly representative of most places in suburban America.
Over the weekend, the New York Times highlighted Chipotle’s recent decision to print (very) short stories by famous writers on its paper cups and take-out bags. Called “Cultivating Thought,” the campaign is the brainchild of Brooklyn novelist Jonathan Safran Foer, who approached the fast-casual Mexican grill chain after visiting one of its establishments earlier this year.
Former President George W. Bush sent an incredible reply after another ex-president, Bill Clinton, asked why he wasn't on Twitter Wednesday evening. Clinton questioned Bush with a tweet saying he received his copy of "41: A Portrait of My Father," Bush's biography of his dad, former President George H.W. Bush. In the message, Clinton asked why Bush had not joined Twitter.
Vigone (Italy) (AFP) - Considered taboo in many parts of the world, eating horsemeat remains sufficiently widespread in Italy for the country to have to import live animals destined for the slaughterhouse.
Terrence Pendergrass, a former Rikers Island captain who allegedly refused to help a dying mentally ill inmate who had eaten a toxic ball of cleaning powder, was found guilty of a federal civil rights charge today. As the New York Times notes, Pendergrass is the first Rikers official to be charged for a civil rights violation in over 10 years.Read more...