During his political life, Hugo Chavez took more than a few pages out of the playbook of Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin, and the emulation will continue even in death.To this day, Lenin's embalmed body is still on display in Red Square in Moscow. Now, acting Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro announced ... More >>
In this episode we learn the power of Facebook. 100,000 people signed a Facebook page in which people begged Bourdain and crew to film in Finland. With promises of "booze and ice cream made from tar" and grandmothers who can cook and hold their vodka, Tony accepts the challenge. Which leads me to th ... More >>
If the EDM industry handed out high ranks for badassery and length of time spent on the battlefield, like they do in the military, Mr. C (AKA Richard West) would surely be a general by now. Yes, this UK rave veteran has pretty much been through it all.
West got his start MCing in the late '80s semi ... More >>
Food NetworkRoot for the home team - Zakarian is throwing a party at Tudor HouseThe season four premiere of Food Network's Iron Chef America is October 30th at 9 p.m. Alton Brown hosts the weekly chef-on-chef competition.This year's contestants read like a culinary who's who, with ten celebrity c ... More >>
As far as international EDM artists go, there's very little that Audiofly's Luca Saporito and Anthony Middleton haven't accomplished in their ten-year run. In fact, the London-based duo's accolades are pretty much any aspiring DJ-producer's wet dream.
They own Supernature, one of the most hotly ... More >>
Amedeo Modigliani's "Young Woman With a White Collar"The painting is lovely: A young woman with a mask-like face twists her ethereal neck to the side. Titled Young Woman With a White Collar, it's a classic by Amedeo Modigliani. The fight over the $5 million work, however, is anything but beautiful.T ... More >>
While writing "Blow Hard," this week's feature about douche-tastic hip-hop megaproducer Scott Storch -- which reveals that (a) his mother claims he financially abandoned her, (b) he apparently ordered a handler driving a German-made coupe to run down a child-support court server, and (c) he ... More >>
Riptide was feeling all warm and fuzzy this morning. No, it wasn't just from all the vodka in our coffee. (What, like you don't start your day with a little 'Russian java'?) Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0The latest employment numbers came out this morning, and it looks like our Kanye-on-the-VMAs-esque dis ... More >>
Fidel and Vladimir Gundjaev
The haggard remains of Fidel Castro made headlines earlier this month for meeting with a Russian Orthodox priest in Havana.
The story was newsworthy mostly because the meeting produced the first photo of the ailing Cuban dictator since early this summer. But a larger ... More >>