The Perfect Grilled Hot Dog

If you’ve ever been in the meat aisle of the grocery store getting ready for a party and trying to figure out how much chuck you need to make burgers, but then decided, “Nah, this is too hard, we’ll just do hot dogs,” then this post is for you. Grilling hot dogs is an American pastime for everyone, including your… » 7/02/15 4:06pm Yesterday 4:06pm

It's Time To Take Channing Tatum Seriously

In the last few years, I’ve noticed a funny trend. My friends and I will be talking affectionately about Channing Tatum’s movies—usually, the Jump Street films—and the other person will suddenly get quiet, like he’s about to make some dark, embarrassing confession to me. “You know, what?” he’ll invariably say, almost… » 7/02/15 1:32pm Yesterday 1:32pm

11 Good Things About Budweiser

Handsome and tasteful beer aficionados like ourselves rarely have nice things to say about Budweiser, for the very good reason that it sucks. However! Even sucky beer is pretty good. (unless you’re talking about Heineken, and why would you?) Plus, qualitative sins of the flagship product aside, Anheuser-Busch has made… » 7/02/15 1:08pm Yesterday 1:08pm

Jet Li's Fist of Legend Is One Of The Best Fight Movies Ever Made

In the very first scene of Fist of Legend, a group of Japanese karate students burst into a college engineering classroom. They’re mad because there’s one Chinese student in the class, and they think Japan should be for Japanese people only. Their idea, I guess, is that they’re going to find that one Chinese student… » 7/02/15 11:28am Yesterday 11:28am

As Black Churches Burn, Feds Close In on Suspect in CVS Arson 

Right now, there’s a federal manhunt for the man who burned a Baltimore CVS. After two months of prolonged public investigation, the ATF has finally fingered the man responsible: one Raymon Carter, age 24, black, five-foot-eight, 180 pounds. He’s probably “fit the description” for a decade now—but now, the description… » 7/01/15 6:29pm Wednesday 6:29pm

How To Deal With People Tripping Balls, According To The Grateful Dead

What we have here is a flyer for the security crew on the Grateful Dead reunion show about how to deal with concert-goers who are tripping on acid, which, let’s be honest, is probably most everyone there. Their advice? Don’t feed the animals. Don’t interact with someone having a bad trip. Different mammals, same… » 7/01/15 5:53pm Wednesday 5:53pm

Terminator Genisys Is Like A Loud, Lousy, Super-Confusing Cover Band

1. Terminator Genisys seems specifically designed to give you a headache. It’s a reboot, a sequel, a reimagining, and a rehash of the previous Terminator films all churned up and spackled together, a film that conjures up all your memories of those movies only to eradicate them with little explanation. The movie works… » 7/01/15 3:48pm Wednesday 3:48pm

Magic Mike XXL Wants To Be A Feminist Fantasy, And Almost Succeeds

I was fully prepared for the bulges, for the leather thongs that wagged and bounced with every pelvic thrust from one of Magic Mike XXL’s stripper superheroes. I was ready for the more impromptu gyrations, too, like when Mike uses his rippling arms to drill nails into a workshop table, or BDR (that’s Big Dick Richie… » 7/01/15 3:11pm Wednesday 3:11pm

Laundry School: Getting To Know Your Machines

I’m totally overwhelmed, in the best way possible, by the response to last week’s Laundry School column. I mean, I figured it would be a good thing to do and that you would certainly have questions; I just didn’t expect anywhere near the number of comments, emails, and tweets I got! Holy cow! You really and truly are… » 7/01/15 2:40pm Wednesday 2:40pm

The Prison Break's Lovelorn Tabloid Villain Is No Mere "Shaw-Skank"

Sometime on the night of June 5, two convicted murderers popped out of a sewer near Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate New York and started running. It took three weeks to stop them; the aftermath left one dead, and the other shot and recaptured. Two prison workers who aided that stunning escape might very well… » 7/01/15 11:05am Wednesday 11:05am

Cats: They're Bad

You walk into a cat house and you know it right away: A crazy person lives here. No amount of vacuuming, air-freshening, laundering, or outright bleaching will banish the insidious juniper reek of feline; a cat house smells like a cat house, and for this we can be grateful, because it lets us know not to go there. » 6/30/15 12:21pm Tuesday 12:21pm

It's Time Again To Watch Alex Trebek Rap: Now, The Fresh Prince Theme

Alex Trebek is no stranger to rapping on Jeopardy!, and America’s favorite former Canadian took on the flow tonight when lyrics to the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song turned up in a first round category. He got in one little fight, and his mom got scared. » 6/29/15 9:37pm Monday 9:37pm

Cleancast: Meet The Mother-Daughter Professional Organizing Team 

My guests this week on the official Ask a Clean Person podcast are the ladies of Done & Done NYC, a professional organizing and home staging company that mother-daughter team Ann Lightfoot and Kate Pawlowski founded four years ago. Their Operations Manager, Abby Lofberg — who has been Kate’s best friend since they met… » 6/29/15 4:22pm Monday 4:22pm