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Grateful Dead to the East Coast? Latest Comments Encourage Fans

The five concerts put on by the surviving members of the Grateful Dead were meant to be a goodbye after a 50-year-long strange trip.<p>The "Fare Thee …

Tabasco Sauce: An Appreciation

<b>This weekend brought</b> the sad news that Paul McIlhenny, the sixth McIlhenny to make Tabasco sauce on Louisiana's Avery Island, has died.<p>As chief executive of the company until the end, we wonder what he thought about the sudden trendiness of sriracha-style hot sauce, which received a feature-length …

13 Terrifying & Ugly Foods We Happily Eat

Inspired by news of a recent goblin shark capture, we rounded up the ugliest, gnarliest foods we happily eat (shark not included).<p>If you haven't yet heard about the <b>goblin shark</b>—yep, we said "goblin"—let us introduce you to the most terrifying thing we've seen this year…and we lived through the …

Our top 45 free things to do in New York City

Seeing New York City's biggest attractions can mean spending a hefty chunk of your trip budget on tickets. Empire State Building? $36. The Guggenheim and the Whitney both go for $25. Even the Frick is $22. But there's a lifetime of fun to be had without ever handing over a cent, and not just by …

The Trashed Remains of Abandoned Disney Projects

We've had galleries of abandoned amusement parks and toy factories, but nothing matches the sad splendor of abandoned Disney parks.<p>The original …

Malaysia: Where Land Rovers go to die

The Cameron Highlands may boast more old Land Rovers than people.<p>Elephants aren't the only beasts that search for a secret, almost holy place to die. That's also the case for old Land Rovers, because at some point in time, they all seem to end up in the Cameron Highlands.<p>There's probably no other …

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Happy Birthday To A Bygone Badass: 10 Times Johnny Cash Gave A Middle Finger To The World

Johnny Cash, the original badass. The Man in Black, who would have turned 81 today, is one of the most fascinating, exciting, funny, and kick-ass figures in music history, from the time he was a young boy who used to pick and eat cotton buds against his mother’s wishes to his too-soon passing in …

Johnny Cash's To-Do List: Kissing, Worrying, and Visiting Mama

One Viral Photo Illustrates The Alarming Employment And Housing Problems Of The Bay Area Despite having a solid resume, David says he couldn’t land a …

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George Steinbrenner: What I've Learned

The late Yankees owner on leadership, determination, strength, and why second place was never good enough<p><i>Originally published in the January 2002 issue</i><p><b>If you haven't got</b> a hernia yet, you ain't pulling your share.<p><b>I defy anyone</b> to eat a powdered jelly doughnut without getting some of it on them. Not …

UN urges people to eat insects to fight world hunger

Eating more insects could help fight world hunger, according to a new UN report.<p>The report by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization says that eating insects could help boost nutrition and reduce pollution.<p>It notes than over 2 billion people worldwide already supplement their diet with …

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NOLA Jazz Fest Stirs Food Memories for SF Chefs

The annual festival, now in its 43rd year, wraps up Sunday following two weekends of music that include international and local entertainers ranging …

Bottle Rock: Napa Festival's Attempt To Combine Food, Wine, and Music Falls Short

It seems like a good idea on paper: Throw a music festival in wine country where guests can go wine-tasting and sample some of the region's best …

Expert: Photographing Food May Be Sign of Mental Illness

Sure people who photograph everything they eat can be annoying, but are they also mentally ill? According to a Canadian mental health expert, taking lots of pictures of food can indicate health or mental problems. CBC reports that Dr. Valerie Taylor gave a presentation called "<b>Food Fetish:</b> …

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Cookie Monster As Tom Waits Singing ‘Hell Broke Luce’? Yes Please.

Rejoice, parody lovers, CookieWaits has returned! Two years ago we basked in the glory of Cookie Monster clips synced with Tom Waits’ “God’s Away On Business.” Other mashups tried to replicate the “Tom Waits as Cookie Monster” magic, but no imitators could find clips so perfectly fitting in both …

Watch Tom Waits perform with The Rolling Stones

What’s it take for Tom Waits to perform live these days? An invitation from The Rolling Stones, apparently. Last night in Oakland, Waits made a rare …