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July 7, 2012

Eric B. & Rakim’s ‘Paid In Full’ At 25

Eric B. & Rakim's debut album, Paid in Full, was released on July 7th, 1987—that's 25 years ago tomorrow. I have been having some thoughts about this. If you have not yet run screaming away from your computer to find a mud-pit to wallow in for the r…

Satchel Paige's Six Rules For Staying Young

Negro Leagues star pitcher and Major League Baseball's oldest rookie at age 42, Satchel Paige achieved a great many things between his birth on this day in 1906, and his death in 1982. Generously, he shared his perfect tips for "staying young" with the world. Read them, live them, prosper.

How Much Money Would The Characters On "Mad Men" Be Making Today?

Nice work if you can get it -- although Peggy seems to be stuck in episode one. Her '60s salary is the only specific number mentioned on the show and, based solely on inflation, she'd now be making over 120,000 a year, so maybe it's safe to assume that some of the talents at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce would be making more than the national average.

Downright Adorable "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Animated Tribute

Animator Malcolm Sutherland admits that making "fan videos" is "super nerdy," but he doesn't care -- and thank goodness for that! This animated tribute has a style all it's own, while retaining the characters that made TMNT universally loved among awesome kids. I only wish it was longer. Cowabunga!

The History And Future Of The Couture Bride

The couture shows, which just wrapped in Paris, presented one exquisitely-crafted staggeringly beautiful gown after another. But one piece in particular has always held our fascination–the last look, traditionally a bridal look. (How stunning was Li…

Designing 007: Fifty Years Of Bond Style

Sean Connery’s suits. Ursula Andress’ bikini. Daniel Craig’s trunks. James Bond’s been at fashion’s forefront ever since he first swaggered onto the casino tables at the start of Dr. No -- even surviving Roger Moore’s penchant for safari jackets. …

Interview With A Nutria

As part of our ongoing series of conversations with animals on policy and population control issues, we recently sat down with Anna W., a wild nutria living in a pond in Delaware. Us: Let's get right down to it, Anna. Why do people hate you? Anna:…

Kris Humphries' Ex-Girlfriend Myla Sinanaj Pregnant?

In the midst of his attempt to severe ties from Kim Kardashian, Kris Humphries has found himself in the news for allegedly impregnating someone else. Humphries took up with Myla Sinanaj, a hotel worker who looks eerily like Kardashian, in January, a…

Shuster's Picks: The Seven Women On Romney's VP "Short List"

1. Condoleeza Rice. I suspect that the former Bush 43 national security adviser and secretary of state is Romney's VP "dream pick." She would help him make crucial inroads with strong Obama voting blocks — African Americans, women and younger voter…

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