• Blogs

    June 18, 2014

    Losers on the Road, Day 1: "Days of Wine and Rosie"

    [Editor's Note: Following the 2013 RFT Standup Throwdown, judges Jeremy Essig and Chris Ward went drinking for the first time together. Hungover on a plane to San Francisco the next day, Essig created a game show that combined their common interests in music, video games, and comic books, and Loser. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2013

    Sixteen Songs Forever Ruined By Their Commercial Parodies

    Most people who meet me learn within about thirty minutes that I'm in a state of constant agony. Not because of some sort of tragic childhood or traumatic physical ailment, but because I have television commercials circa 1987 to 2000 stuck in my head at all times. The word "bucket" triggers the song ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2012

    The Animal Prints and Exposed Nipples of Steel Panther: Photos

    Steel Panther is a rock & roll band from Detroit. Just kidding, these dudes from LA, obviously. And they stopped by the Pageant last night, bringing with them several gallons of makeup and a collective wardrobe that would fit in a Pringles can. Todd Owyoung was there; check out a few of his best sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2012

    Research Finds Red Potato Chips Curb Compulsive Potato-Chip Eating

    A recently released study conducted by researchers at Cornell University claims that stacking colored potato chips with regular 'ole potato chips acts as a visual cue to curb your chip intake. First, since when are we trying to lessen our potato-chip count? Secondly, what potato chips could this pos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2012

    Dude, It's The Top Six Delivery Restaurants For 4/20, Check It Out

    Have you ever thought about how weird fingernails are? Is it possible that an entire other world exists beneath our fingernails and every time we trim them we snuff out countless fingernail-people lives? Are we the Adolf Hitler of our nail beds? These and other questions are the things that April 20 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2012

    The Best of SXSW Music: Friday 3/16/2012

    If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the chaos, Village Voice Media's roving music editors have selected t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    Win a White Castle Swag Bag!

    ​This one goes out to the hippies. It's okay, you can admit it. You're excited about 4/20. That's okay! Everyone deserves to treat themselves. If your idea of a good time involves listening to jam bands and inhaling sliders, we salute you. In fact, we reward you. You can win one of two bags ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    Proctor & Gamble Ditches Pringles. Seven Other Foods They've Abandoned

    larryfire.wordpress.comAnd go they shall ... to Diamond Foods.​ An era ended this week when Proctor and Gamble sold Pringles to Diamond Foods for $2.35 billion. For the first time since the mid-1860s when they got big on making lard, P&G is out of the food game. As they pass from the kitchen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2011

    Fuck Michael Pollan #3: Breaking the Food Rules at Crest Bowl

    Michael Pollan's 2007 best seller The Omnivore's Dilemma documented the industrialization of the world's food supply and whipped the foodie vanguard into a self-righteous froth. His encore, the "Manifesto" In Defense of Food, revealed the author as a proselytizing zealot/minimalist poet ("Eat food. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2010

    Don't Worry: Multigrain Pringles Are Available in Ranch Flavor

    ​You know what's easier than snacking healthily? Thinking you're snacking healthily and letting the, uh, chips fall where they may.At least, that's Gut Check's takeaway from an article in today's New York Times detailing the marketing push behind new Pringles Multigrain Crisps. In devising the ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2008

    Pringles Can Inventor Dies...And Is Buried in a Pringles Can

    Via Jezebel, via my wife, comes news of the passing of Dr. Fredric J. Baur, who invented the distinctive Pringles can. He was cremated and buried in one of said cans. (Daily Telegraph) And now a video tribute: -Ian Froeb

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    September 12, 2007
  • News

    April 18, 2007

    The Wine Master

    A St. Louis sommelier strives to be among the best in the world.

  • Music

    May 19, 2004

    The Rhythm Is Going to Get You

    Radar Station learns that Latin dancing can save the world

  • Culture

    June 25, 2003

    Poise Personified

    As the woman from hell in Damn Yankees!, McKenzie Frye is downright heavenly