The Liu Sha Bao (流沙包), a.k.a. the molten lava egg custard bun, is your new favorite dim sum item

October 14, 2017 / 0 comments

Today, we’re writing something we should have written months, if not years, ago; it’s a dedication to the heavenly dim sum item called Liu Sha Bao (流沙包) also known by one of its English names: the molten lava egg custard bun.

Jeopardy! Records: Austin Rogers’ record run for Jeopardy wins and most money

October 11, 2017 / 2 comments

The quirky, funky bartender from New York City was at it again last night, winning his eleventh consecutive game and primed to surpass the $400,000 total winnings milestone.

Last night, Austin Rogers surpassed $300,000 on Jeopardy (and revealed whether he’s gay)

October 6, 2017 / 2 comments

Austin Rogers, the internet darling of Jeopardy won his eighth straight game, surpassing $300,000 in total winnings, and clarifies who is partner was. 

These are the 15 Jeopardy players that won the most money in one day

October 4, 2017 / 5 comments

With Austin Rogers lighting up the Jeopardy! scoreboard with his gutty wages and record-setting single-day winnings, we were curious about the which contestants have took home the most money in one day of the popular trivia game show.

Austin Rogers, the bearded bartender from New York City, is Jeopardy’s next super champion

October 3, 2017 / 1 comment

Austin Rogers isn’t just winning on Jeopardy!, he’s doing it in style; his own wacky, goofy style. And the people love it. And he’s one of the show’s all-time winners.

Who is Anthony Pompliano? 10 fast facts about ‘disgruntled’ former Snapchat employee

April 17, 2017 / 0 comments

Anthony Pompliano filed that Snap lawsuit you’ve been reading about, you know the one where it alleges that  CEO Evan Spigel said that Snapchat was for “rich people” and that it didn’t want to expand to “poor countries like India and Spain.”

50+ photos of Tom Holland shirtless and in his Spider Man costume

April 7, 2017 / 1 comment

Tom Holland’s name has been around for some time now. As one of the handful of actors that played Billy Elliot in the Musical, he started out his acting career with a physical and challenging role.

Here’s why a username is so important on dating site

February 23, 2017 / 0 comments

Online dating has gained a strong foothold in our everyday life, and it’s really hard to imagine what it was like back then when no Internet and no single dating site existed. Surely, our grandfathers and grandmothers would say that

Who is Lisa Schlitt? The “delightful” champ has multiple Jeopardy wins

February 3, 2017 / 0 comments

Lisa Schlitt is the latest Jeopardy phenomenon to win consecutive games, but where does her winnings land her all time?

Seth Wilson soars up the Jeopardy ranks, passes Arthur Chu in total wins

October 5, 2016 / 1 comment

Seth Wilson is a a University of Georgia Ph.D. theater student living in Chicago and is the latest contestant making a name for himself on Jeopardy!

12 historically Republican newspapers not endorsing Donald Trump in 2016

September 24, 2016 / 0 comments

On September 24th 2016, The New York Times Editorial Board endorsed Hillary Clinton — no surprise there at all. Snoresville, right?

Brazil losing out on “gold” even before the Olympic medal ceremonies

August 10, 2016 / 0 comments

Earlier this year, in an attempt to allow legal gambling during the summer Olympics, the Brazilian government tried pushing through legislation that would allow for wagering on the international sporting event.

Does dim sum have MSG? Yes, but how much MSG varies by dish

October 19, 2015 / 0 comments

Let’s just start out by saying that it’s not easy to get dim sum without MSG… and some might argue that you aren’t truly eating dim sum if it doesn’t have some monosodium glutamate in it.

All-Time Jeopardy Winners: Matt Jackson passes Arthur Chu, targets Julia Collins, Ken Jennings

October 9, 2015 / 6 comments

Another week, another modern Jeopardy champion is making headlines and setting records. The 2010s has seen a Jeopardy resurgence in relevance; boasting multiple super champs that have made big waves in both winnings and unusual personalities.

The “China: Through the Looking Glass” exhibit sets record numbers at The Met

September 8, 2015 / 0 comments

The Met’s recent exhibition “China: Through the Looking Glass” was a blockbuster that no one expected — the show broke several records and goes down in history as one of the most-visited ever at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The A, B, C and Ds of ALPHABET CITY (the “Not East Village” song”)

August 28, 2015 / 3 comments

Two years ago when I first moved to New York, Avenues A, B, C and D were talked about as if they were apart of the East Village. And I happily went along not knowing better.

Afropunk announces 2015 schedule and NYC lineup [UPDATED 8/22]

August 19, 2015 / 0 comments

The 2015 Afropunk Festival has announced their official stage schedule and stage times for its two-day New York event at Brooklyn’s Commodore Barry Park.

Yelpers sue Yelp for backpay because they registered, wrote reviews

August 18, 2015 / 0 comments

In “ridiculous lawsuit” news, a class action lawsuit against Yelp was dismissed recently because… well, the rationale was stupid.

Video transcript between police officer Ray Tensing and Sam DuBose during traffic stop in Cincinnati

July 29, 2015 / 0 comments

When Officer Ray Tensing’s body cam footage was released today, it was difficult to make out everything in the video, so I transcribed the verbal exchange between Tensing and Sam Dubose.

How to know when to take your screaming child out of public place to calm them down

July 21, 2015 / 0 comments

How to know when to take your screaming child out of public place to calm them down? The answer depends on your self-awareness and sympathy for others. If you lack both, then it comes down to how much the community can take.

With Zara sale in U.K. and Ireland, is U.S. sale coming tomorrow?

June 18, 2015 / 1 comment

Zara’s sale hasn’t started in the U.S. yet, but it looks like our predictions about the 2015 Zara sale date might have been on point.

When does Zara’s summer sale start?

June 7, 2015 / 3 comments

Can you smell the coming reductions in Zara’s already reasonably-priced fast fashions?

We could all learn a little about life from this “Brooklyn hustler”

June 3, 2015 / 0 comments

In November 2014, The Atlantic posted a short video on Jazzoon, a Brooklyn man that followed his passions– sports memorabilia, music, and comic books –into a viable living.

Is Kennedy Fried Chicken on 14th street closed for good?

May 29, 2015 / 0 comments

With each new bank branch and fast franchise that opened on East 14th the last two years, the Kennedy Fried Chicken outpost felt more and more out of place in the East Village.

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