• Blogs

    October 4, 2013

    Celebrity Clothing Lines Are Terrible: A Study

    True story: Adam Levine of Maroon 5 and The Voice and Nicki Minaj of...well...Nicki Minaj, now are clothing designers! AT KMART! This week, Mr. "She Will Be Loved" joined Ms. "Starships" in becoming part of the Kmart family with clothing lines that continue the 'Mart's tradition of mediocrity. Press ... More >>

  • Culture

    June 27, 2013
  • Blogs

    October 9, 2012

    Askinosie Chocolate Wins International Chocolate Awards, Entered In World Finals

    In June Gut Check spoke with Askinosie Chocolate founder Shawn Askinosie after the Springfield-based company won its fifth silver Sofi Award from the National Association of Specialty Food Trade for its Dark Milk Chocolate Black Licorice CollaBARation Bar. Last week Askinosie announced it won thre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    Cantele Negroamaro Rosato at the Vino Gallery

    Gut Check loves us some wine. We want a bottle with bang and a bang for our buck, so every week we will visit a local wine shop, where an expert will recommend a good-value wine priced under $15. We'll drink some and tell you whether we want to continue -- because the only time Gut Check has our nos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    Taco Bell Tests Dorito-Flavored Taco Shells: Five Repurposed Junk Foods

    ​ Why in the hell didn't someone think of this years ago? If you're lucky enough to live in Ohio or Kansas, run to your neighborhood Taco Bell because hallelujah! They're test marketing taco shells made from nacho cheese-flavored Doritos! That's right - a giant orange Dorito, filled with T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2009

    The Sneak: The Sneaky Code of Ethics

    Fernando de Sousa, Wikimedia Commons Dara Strickland is a leading expert on sneaking food and drink into the movies. She reports on her exploits for Gut Check (from an undisclosed location) every Monday.Any pocket-jockey can smuggle half a pack of Twizzlers into a movie, but that has no consideratio ... More >>

  • News

    November 17, 2004

    Hide and Seek

    Unreal dons pleather for a BDSM gathering, shows up to the office naked and gets into the mind of chocolate thieves; plus, we want to know why the F we can't see Saving Private Ryan

  • Calendar

    April 7, 2004

    This Week's Day-by-Day Pick's

    Week of April 7. 2004