While the excitement of an early morning Easter basket hunt is generally considered kid's domain, Easter Sunday is actually much more momentous for adults. After all, it marks the end of 40 painful days and nights of Lenten sacrifice.
And hell, even if you leave all the religious jazz out of the eq ... More >>
Do Denmark's very-hyped, babyfaced post-punks Iceage represent The Shape of Punk to Come?
That slogan was coined by Refused -- another set of Scandinavian agitators, this time from hardcore-obsessed Sweden -- as the title for a 1998 opus-collage of the various rock music microhistories.
Of course, ... More >>
In an effort to force citizens to make healthier choices, a few countries have instituted a "fat tax" or "junk food tax," which requires consumers to shell out more for unhealthy foods. So far, Denmark and Hungary have done so. France has so far restricted its levy to sweetened drinks.Health advocat ... More >>
The fiery musical spearchuckers of local big band Lanzallamas Monofónica will soon take their Afro-Latin superfusion sound to the Czech Republic.
They've recently lined up a three-month residency at Prague's Retrokafe, a so-called "salsoteka" that may be ground zero for the exploding Latin dance ... More >>
A Massachusetts woman recently had a cupcake confiscated by a Transportation Security Administration agent at Las Vegas-McCarran International Airport. The offending baked good was packaged in a jar, which immediately made it a potential weapon of mass destruction (and we're not even talking abou ... More >>
Makers of Denmark-based Scanomat decided that a substance almost as necessary as water should be as readily available. Coffee!.This ain't no typical brew machine. The TopBrewer looks like a a faucet and mounts to your counter top. It not only brews and dispenses coffee, but is also equipped with ... More >>
It's not very often that you hear about Denmark's contributions to world music, let alone EDM. There was the sickly sweet '90s bubblegum Eurodance of Aqua, an act that eluded even our guiltiest pleasure. And more recently, the dark electronica forays of Trentemøller.
Then there's Danish DJ-pro ... More >>
Photo by Ole EivinIf you've been to Northern Europe for Christmas, you've probably seen tons of little marzipan pigs in store windows. What's the obsession with these sweet little piggies?The confection, made of sugary almond paste in the shape of a pig, is a symbol of good luck in Germany, Norwa ... More >>
via nekromantix.comMelding the skronk of the Cramps with the grim stylings of Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Denmark's Nekromantix have been swaying suggestible American kids into the dark and decadent waters of psychobilly since 2002 debut Night of the Loving Dead on Hellcat Records. Prior to th ... More >>
Every decadent, cultured city needs a Taschen store. Otherwise, where's a connoisseur of highbrow pornography to go when he needs a $1500 signed copy of Vanessa del Rio: Fifty Years of Slightly Slutty Behavior? They just don't sell that shit at the Pleasure Emporium.Anyway, Miami's finally got on ... More >>
via the GuardianThe logos of all the participating papersIn advance of the Copenhagen Climate Conference, which kicked off today in Denmark, 56 papers across the globe yesterday published a front-page editorial led by the Guardian calling for international action on the global warm ... More >>
Luna Cafe, at 4770 Biscayne Boulevard, is now called L'artista Restaurant. Ownership is the same, meaning Tom Billante is still involved. Besides the name change, the menu has been tweaked upwardly towards a more fine dining experience than the casual Luna Cafe. Seems a curious move at ... More >>
Fox BroadcastingThe Sun-Sentinel reports that Gordon Ramsay is in town visiting three South Florida restaurants for Kitchen Nightmares, his popular restaurant intervention series on Fox. The world renowned chef/multinational restaurant owner, cookbook
author and TV personality is known for animated ... More >>