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Tuesday Taste Test: Happy Chinese Jew Year

By February 5, 2008

Never has there been a sweeter love affair than the one between Jews and Chinese food. In honor of that enduring affection, and also because Chinese New Year is this week, we asked a couple of food bloggers to share … Read More

Diet Riot: Hey Fatty, Your Dog is Fat Too

By February 4, 2008

As Americans get fatter and fatter, their pets are expanding with them: an estimated 50 percent of America's total pet population is apparently dangerously overweight. Unsurprisingly, many pet owners are dealing with their furry friends' fatness much in the same … Read More

Love The Stranger: Gays and Lesbians Fight to Become Christian Ministers and Pastors

By February 4, 2008

Should gays and lesbians be ordained as Christian ministers and pastors? If Minnesota Presbyterians have anything to say about it, then yes, they should. Members of the the Presbytery of the Twin Cities recently voted to restore Paul Capetz's ordination … Read More

Words Or Turds: Hillary Clinton on Criminalizing Jesus

By February 1, 2008

In describing her stance on immigration policy during Thursday's Democratic presidential debate, Senator Hillary Clinton dropped a subtly sly Jesus-bomb. Was the namedrop heartfelt and coincidental, or was it simply good planning? Half of those surveyed in a recent poll … Read More

Green Mujahideen: Would You Drink Your Pee? I Would.

By February 1, 2008

"Toilet-to-tap" water systems may sound nasty, but for portions of the globe increasingly threatened by drought, they could be the best solution. If you're not familiar with the process, Slate has a thorough report on this kind of water-purification and … Read More

Eyes on the Pies: Superbowl Food Porn

By January 30, 2008

With the Super Bowl just days away, we thought it only fitting to offer up some of the best and worst football food on Flickr. From pigs in a blanket and PBRs, to team themed cupcakes, here are some of … Read More

Arabs Hot for Israeli Porn

By January 29, 2008

First, they refuse to acknowledge Israel’s existence. Then, they log on to a website that’s doubly forbidden: Not only is it Israeli–it’s Israeli porn. Who are these seekers of sexy skin? Oh, just a few hundred thousand (at least) Arabs … Read More

Israelis Like it Raw

By January 28, 2008

More than happy to ignori (forgive me) the recurring warnings about mercury-laden fish, Israel has blossomed into a veritable sushi Eden. The 100th sushi restaurant opened its doors in Tel Aviv this past week, which makes the seaside city the … Read More