On Friday, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke gave a speech in Jackson Hole, Wy., in which he noted that the economy is in worse shape than it was at last year’s annual conference. “The [Federal Open Market Committee],” he said, “is prepared to provide additional monetary accommodation through unconventional measures if it proves Read More
By Evan Mulvihill 8/27/10 4:40pm
Philip Carlo is pretty much the Chuck Norris of the best-selling author world. He is a crime writer, sort of like Sue “A-B-C-D-E-F-G-H Is For Axe Burglar Crime Disaster Elusive Felon Grisly Homicide” Grafton, but tougher. After all, did Grafton ever hang out in prison and nearly get her leg broken by a hardened criminal, like Read More
By Evan Mulvihill 8/27/10 12:55pm
Thirsty Thursday created its fair share of thrilling tweets. Now we shall enjoy them on this Summer Friday. Here we go:
By Evan Mulvihill 8/26/10 9:15pm
Yesterday, the Blue Power Ranger, also known as David Yost, told the world he was gay in a video interview with a fan blog called No Pink Spandex. Today, the internet is abuzz with it, and the search term “Power Ranger Azul” is trending on Twitter. Read More
By Evan Mulvihill 8/26/10 9:13pm
Poor Arianna. Hot-headed musician John Mayer has taken to Tumblr to blast her much-maligned Huffington Post. The singer is mad because the celebrity-gossip arm of the site published a story headlined “Are John Mayer and Jennifer Aniston BACK TOGETHER?” They quote John as saying to a crowd on Sunday, “I believe in second Read More
By Evan Mulvihill 8/26/10 6:31pm
With Elle falling prey to a bedbug infestation just weeks before Fall Fashion Week, and bedbugs developing more expensive tastes, we wondered: what are the best, juiciest bedbug stories from the past 10 years?
By Evan Mulvihill 8/26/10 12:59pm
In today’s edition of Tweeting After Midnight, Kanye West teaches you proper e-mail etiquette, Taylor Momsen and biographies are given due thought, and Lizzie Grubman dines with someone who’s not in a murderous mood.
By Evan Mulvihill 8/25/10 5:40pm
The story of one small landfill’s attempts to make itself less smelly–by trucking in deodorant and spraying it onto heaps of garbage–has sure been making the rounds on the Internet. Yes, the dumps of New Jersey are smelly, and New Jersey is, in general, a dreary, shopping-plaza-filled landscape. Read More
By Evan Mulvihill 8/25/10 2:14pm
Each night after 12pm, media gadflies, PR powerhouses, and free-wheeling celebrities take to Twitter, where they express their deepest and most intimate thoughts. Here’s our take on what got tweeted last night.
- Former Anakin (and future Darth Vader) Hayden Christensen’s fake Twitter account was abuzz with activity (that was later deleted? we have screengrabs), Read More
By Evan Mulvihill 8/24/10 10:02pm