St. Patrick’s day recipe

March 4, 2010
I don’t know who St. Patrick was or what he did to merit his very own day. I do know, however, that his birth has greatly impacted my life. Were it not for St. Patrick, McDonald’s Shamrock Shake might never have come into existence. This minty green milkshake, known to many (by which I mean »

The Weekly Grind: Ronnie drops it like it’s hot

February 7, 2010
Jersey Shore was revolutionary in a lot of ways, bringing to the forefront a subculture of gel, tanning, and muscles of Macy’s Thanksgiving day proportions. Yet Jersey Shore showed us one thing that all viewers can take with them after the cameras stopped rolling: sweet dance moves. We’ve seen our favorite characters beating back the »

Yagoda’s Weekly Grind: The water-soaked krump

January 30, 2010
Breaking it down in the club, especially when krumpin, can make you pretty hot and sweaty. That’s why this killer move is especially pragmatic. It cools you, and everyone around you, down. After throwing a few quick jabs of water, pour some on your chest, and then take a swig and spit the water out »
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Chicken with mushrooms (serves two)

January 29, 2010
Living alone is scary. Not because of all the terrible things that could happen to you — as they did to a young Macaulay Culkin — but because of the prospect of having to sustain oneself three times a day sans dining hall. It is easy to take the coward’s way out and live off »

2010 Golden Globes Top Five Fugliest

January 18, 2010
Even the rich and famous are not immune from fugliness. 1. George Clooney’s girlfriend (a.k.a. Elisabetta Canalis) I can’t decide whether this is fugly because I want her man or because her abdomen is adorned in a glorified wicker basket. I’ll go with the latter — the draping is sloppy, and the top is uninspired. »

Notable Quotables: 12.18.09

December 18, 2009
As final exams wrap up, scenesters submit favorite quotes from their current studying endeavors. “I have two epigraphs for this essay … The second is a report by the Wolf-Man of what he thought to himself shortly after he met Freud for the first time: ‘this man is a Jewish swindler, he wants to use »
Lil' Wayne's new single, "Drop the World," features Eminem.

scene recognizes: “Drop the World”

December 15, 2009
Lil’ Wayne wasn’t able to get away with criminal possession of a weapon, which he’ll be sentenced for in February. And he definitely shouldn’t be able to get away with “Drop the World,” a recently released track from his upcoming album Rebirth. Beef # 1: Why pull Eminem out from the rock he was hiding »

Latkes, the best part of Jewishness

December 12, 2009
As yesterday marked the start of the Festival of Light, aka Hanukkah, I’ve been thinking a lot about what the holiday means to me — or, more precisely, what I plan to cook. I’m half Jewish, so my family and I celebrate Hanukkah every year by a) making latkes, b) playing dreidel and c) dressing »

Bacon — it’s everywhere.

December 10, 2009
Bacon salt. Bacon chocolate. Bacon cocktails. Bacon ice cream. Bacon T-shirts. Bacon-wrapped anything. Of all the food trends that have emerged in the 21st century, bacon has the most star power, and, shockingly enough, both gourmands and common folk would agree. Whether they’re apple smoked, double smoked or thick cut, these delicate strips of pork »

A terrifying start to the holiday season

November 29, 2009
What’s more frightening than listening to Bob Dylan sing jolly Christmas tunes? Seeing Bob Dylan sing jolly Christmas tunes, wearing a blond wing and red Santa hat. In his music video for Nash Edgerton-directed “Must Be Santa,” a song off his new Christmas album, Dylan galavants through a wild house party and croons holiday cheer. »

Thanksgiving leftovers: Keep that carcass

November 29, 2009
I would argue that most foods taste better the next day (excluding foods that expire the next day). I find that there’s something about sitting in the fridge overnight that allows a dish to develop its flavors. But what excites me about leftovers is that they can be used to create something entirely new, with »

scene | A culinary guide to the Game-day tailgate

November 18, 2009
To me, tailgating means the smoky smell of slabs of meat on the grill. To others, it means the anticipation of an important sports event. And to most, it means having an excuse to drink during the day. The following recipes are meant to be enjoyed at any of the Game tailgates, by all sorts »