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Middle-class

I Toured NYC's Least Hygienic Restaurants and They Were Delicious

I sampled food from restaurants that have fallen afoul of the Health Department, and enjoyed almost all of it. Then I puked.<p>Over the past couple of months, our friends at VICE offices around the globe have been hitting up the dirtiest restaurants in their respective towns to see what they have on …

New York City

Obama takes questions only from women, apparently a White House first

President Obama not only made a little news at his annual year-end news conference Friday, he appears to have made history.<p>For the first time in recent memory, the president called only on female journalists -- eight in a row -- during an extended question-and-answer session at the White House. The …

Behold, atheists' new Ten Commandments

What if, instead of climbing Mount Sinai to receive the Ten Commandments from God, Moses had turned to the Israelites and asked: Hey, what do you guys think we should do?<p>Considering the Hebrews' bad behavior in the Bible, what with the coveting of neighbors' wives and murdering their own brothers, …

For a real taste of fall, skip the pumpkin spice latte and fry some maple leaves instead

In France, autumn is the time for the chestnut harvest; in India, it’s Diwali, the festival of lights. Here in New York City, where Quartz’s office is located, it’s pumpkin spice everything. I decided I could do better this year by borrowing a seasonal specialty from Japan.<p>Deep-fried maple leaves …

New York City

Bill O’Reilly: Republicans are “afraid of black people”

A moment of unpleasant honesty?<p>On Thursday's edition of "The O'Reilly Factor," Bill O'Reilly got into some hot water with his guest, PBS radio host Tavis Smiley.<p>On the topic of white Republicans' relationship with black Americans, O'Reilly said, "I think they're more intimidated than uncaring. I …

An American Warden Visited A Norwegian Prison, And He Couldn't Believe What He Saw

Retired superintendent James Conway is a 38-year veteran of the Attica Correctional Facility in New York. He spent none of that time pitying his inmates.<p>"It was your actions that put yourself here," he said, referring to the prisoners. "Who cares how they feel?"<p>Well, Conway experienced quite a …

Living Rooms

Action Bronson Responds to Mean YouTube Comments in New Video

You may not be aware, but the commenters on YouTube are a mercurial and difficult-to-please bunch. A few of them left some mean comments on the video for Action Bronson's "Easy Rider"—and now, Bronson has recorded a video in which he responds to them. You can watch it below, along with the "Easy …

YouTube

Esquire's Best Dressed Mobsters

<b>A mobster's life ain't all it's made out to be</b>, what with the rats, RICO laws, cops, and that little, last, nagging shred of your conscience that keeps telling you it wasn't cool to kill all those dudes just so you could hang out with a bunch of teamsters. But we'd be stool pigeons if we said a …

Men's Fashion

Savory Oatmeal Is The New Breakfast Of Champions. Here Are 13 Ways To Make It.

Oatmeal is a smart way to start the day. It’s full of fiber, has a decent amount of protein and is dirt cheap. Plus, it’s really easy to make.<p>People general top oatmeal with sweet things ― like raisins, sugar and cinnamon ― but we think oatmeal makes a more complete and heartier breakfast when …

Perfect Pussy's Meredith Graves Discusses Andrew W.K., Lana Del Rey, Authenticity, Sexism in Essay

<i>Photo by Ebru Yildiz</i><p>Perfect Pussy singer Meredith Graves performed at this past weekend's Basilica Soundscape Festival, presented in association with Pitchfork. She read an essay that discusses Andrew W.K., Lana Del Rey, sexism, and the notion of authenticity as it relates to male and female …

Lana Del Rey

RunScribe sensor shows how you run

Running is the favorite activity for many fitness enthusiasts, and to help show those runners how they run is the runScribe from Scribe Labs. The …

Flying Lotus Shares Herbie Hancock-Featuring Track "Moment of Hesitation"

Flying Lotus' new album <i>You're Dead!</i> is out October 7 in the U.S. and October 6 in the UK via Warp. Today, he talked to BBC Radio 6's Gilles Peterson and shared the first taste of the new album. It's called "Moment of Hesitation", and it features Herbie Hancock, Thundercat, and others—listen here …

New Albums

Abortion Opponents Urge Social Conservatives To Drop The Ice Bucket Challenge

Lila Rose warns Republicans dumping a bucket of ice on their heads supports "a culture of death" — by supporting stem-cell research.<p>WASHINGTON — Anti-abortion activist Lila Rose is warning Republicans that their support for the Ice Bucket Challenge drives support for embryonic stem-cell research, …

Stem Cells

Temporary tattoos turn sweat to power in biobattery

Electrical currents generated from sweat could someday be a way to charge your phone while burning calories.<p>One day soon, the juice that powers your phone or other portable devices could pour forth from your pores. Researchers at the University of California San Diego have created a biosensor in …

San Diego

Jon Stewart is not enough: The curse of centrism, and why the Tea Party keeps rolling “Daily Show” Democrats

It’s easy to take shots and laugh at the know-nothing right. But our smirks let complicit Democrats off the hook<p>I have spent many years deriding the right, and I have to admit, it has been a hoot. The conservative world is an endless shooting gallery of hypocrites, con men, narcissists, and walking …

5 Tricks For People Who've Tried Everything But Still Can't Meditate

You just can't meditate. You want to, you've tried to, but you just can't seem to switch the brain off or relax enough. You know how good meditation …

Stephen Colbert skewers libertarian scheme: “I’m tired of the whole idea of a melting pot in America”

This plan is more like Tupperware<p>Last night on "The Colbert Report," host Stephen Colbert investigated the proposed plan to break California into six states. The eccentric plan, known as "Six Californias," was proposed by billionaire venture capitalist Tim Draper, and the campaign says it has …

“I was illegally terminated”: A working mom’s Wal-Mart nightmare

An absurd policy allowed the mega-retailer to run roughshod over Tiffany Beroid. Here’s how bad it really got<p>Politicians love to talk about working moms managing their busy lives, particularly when those working moms managing their busy lives decide to go back to school. Add in a pregnancy, and you …

Great Wall Of China To Allow Graffiti

Have you always wanted to leave your mark on a monument that's more than 2,000 years old? Well, now you can.<p>The Great Wall of China will create a designated graffiti area where visitors can carve their names or messages into the Wall.<p>Scribbling and scratching into Great Wall stones isn't something …

NATO Drone Strike Accidentally Kills Five Afghan Soldiers

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Five Afghan soldiers were accidentally killed and eight injured in an overnight American drone …

Real Estate: Atlas

These New Jersey jangle scientists tuck instrumentals into all their LPs (here, the wistful surf dream "April's Song"), and it's telling: They're out …

Military

A No-Heat, No-Filter Technique for Making Cocktail Syrups

So you've decided to try your hand at stirring up a few classic cocktails at home. Maybe you started with the Manhattan—a drink that requires only three ingredients, all simply dispensed from shelf-stable(ish) bottles. Then you probably moved on to sours and started juicing fresh citrus. But you're …

All the Types of Feta Cheese You Should Be Eating

By Alex Delany<p>That's right: There's more than one. Here's how to tell the difference, and what all the delicious types of feta cheese are good for.<p>When we think of feta, we think of Greece. And while a Greek salad wouldn't be a Greek salad without plenty of everyone's favorite briny, salty, crumbly …

Food

Immigration protest sparks arrests outside White House

Around 30 religious leaders, immigrants, and supporters holding signs and singing songs in protest to President Obama’s deportation policy were …

A UK Surgeon Successfully 3D Printed And Implanted A Pelvis

It was the first transplant of its kind.<p>The patient, who is in his sixties and has remained unnamed, suffered from a rare type of bone cancer called chondrosarcoma. It affected the entire right side of his pelvis.<p>Often leaving patients appearing completely healthy, chondrosarcoma often goes …

3D Printing

Matteo Renzi promises to combat Italy’s 'despair’

Italy's new prime minister-elect promises Italians a crash programme of employment, tax and electoral reform immediately after being appointed<p>Italy's new prime minister-elect set out an ambitious timetable for “urgent” financial and political reforms yesterday, immediately after being …