When Nicole Krasinski and Stuart Brioza, the couple behind San Francisco's popular State Bird Provisions, entered the packed media room at last night's James Beard Foundation Awards at Lincoln Center in New York, they were quickly devoured by a hungry press corps like some tiny little quail. And wit ... More >>
Each week, we take a quick, cautious look at what's going on with food TV. This week, 3 Days to Open, a one-hour show about empires crumbling to dust, Fridays at 10 p.m. on the Food Network.
In the past few years the Food Network's programming moved from the time-honored strategy of having people c ... More >>
Taylor FriedmanThe other Pelosi's take on immigrationDocumentarian Alexandra Pelosi -- yes, that Pelosi -- has doled out heaps of patriotism in her latest film and companion book, Citizen U.S.A.: A 50 State Road Trip. So much so, we imagine former naysayers will go out to buy American flags for t ... More >>
Judge Joseph TauroThe story of the week: A federal judge in Massachusetts declared that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) - passed by Congress in 1996 and signed into law by President Bill Clinton - violates the U.S. Constitution.
In his decision, Judge Joseph Tauro (A fiery young radical aged ... More >>
http://captions.illmeyer.comThe Washington Post presented the latest evidence today that journalists are hard-up for jobs and cash: Three respected investigative reporters have sold their services to the Church of Scientology to pick apart the St. Petersburg Times' series of scathing investigativ ... More >>
douglemoine/FlickrBe part of the glamour.We've seen it before, we think: a 75-year-old man grumbling about "all the fishy stuff" at a twentysomething's favorite Thai place, grim vegetarians dragged to steak houses, and someone breathlessly lauding a restaurant we despise. That said, we've dis ... More >>
Why does Joe Morgan -- the best second baseman in history and a prominent TV broadcaster -- hate Moneyball? And Billy Beane and his Oakland A's? And you, too, if you think the statistical revolution that's overwhelmed Major League Baseball has any