Rest Easy: Why Cops Don't Lose Any Sleep Worrying About Their Jobs

Our guest blogger, humorist Neil Janowitz, takes on the best news you may have missed. The people of Dallas can remain anxious and vigilant at night, knowing that at least one of their police officers is sleeping well. This week Dallas-area lawman Michael Taglienti was punished for incidents dating back to last summer. In one, he waited to respond to a dispatcher's call until he had finished a meal. In another, he was found asleep in his squad car while on duty. The inertia-inclined constable now faces a 20-day suspension, which doesn't seem like an especially harsh punishment for someone see more
Style News

THE MISSING LINKS: THE BEST OF THE WEB FOR JANUARY 29, 2010

Buzzfeed tracks down the Sinosauropteryx, the world's oldest ginger. Check out the latest in Twitter-terrorism, brought to you by Jaunted. One NY Times writer discovers the magic of white whiskey. The classic L.L. Bean boot gets a modern makeover on Selectism. Stereogum catches Phoenix covering Bob Dylan -- and likes it. Whole Foods will give better discounts to skinny employees, says Eater. Is this cocktail, featured on Chicagoist, truly the best of the Aughts? Coolhunting takes you through Sony's next adventure: making eco-friendly jeans. BroBible proves that stars are just like us: they drink too much and get stupid see more
Guest Blogger

Slaughterhouse 90210: January 29th, 2010

It's Kurt Vonnegut meets The Hangover; John Steinbeck meets Milk. Check out our weekly posts from the Slaughterhouse for highbrow insights that may just make some sense of some of our guiltiest pleasures. "To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance." —Oscar Wilde, An Ideal Husband
Tech

10 Essential Apps For The Perfect Date

Single? Then you can probably use all the help you can get. Here are the ten apps you need to turn your smartphone into a portable Cyrano de Bergerac. 1. Find a Date (Pick one): RDVmobile Free dating service that gives you a list of contacts, the geo-location of each person, and a speed-dating option. Download iDateNow Online Dating A dating service that allows you to add photos to and update your profile, send messages and winks, and add users to your favorites section. Download Skout This app will locate singles within an area using the built-in GPS system. Download see more
Guest Blogger

No Dice: How America's Prisons Are Getting Rid of Nerds

Our guest blogger, humorist Neil Janowitz, takes on the best news you may have missed. An incarcerated rogue's campaign to be able to play Dungeons & Dragons in his Wisconsin prison has been ended by a trio of naysaying dungeon masters in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Longtime RPG enthusiast Kevin Singer was convicted in 2002 for bludgeoning and stabbing his sister's boyfriend. He received a life sentence and, presumably, the scorn of image-conscious paladins the world over. But two years after arriving at Waupun Correctional Institute, Singer got word that the game had been banned, and his materials see more
Grooming

50 Things You Need to Know to Look Polished from Head to Toe: Hiding a Hangover

Because impeccable grooming requires more than just a medicine cabinet full of products, every week Details.com will offer a new, easy-to-implement lesson that will keep you looking good. Q: I turn to you, Details, to end a feud between my best friend, A.J., and me. We're in our late twenties and are looking for ways to disguise the effects of our vodka-and-cig-soaked late nights. One problem area in particular? Under the eyes. A.J. is an avid user of eye creams, ointments, lotions, and potions to hide lines and dark circles. I, on the other hand, use only moisturizer and suffer see more
Art

Top Sellers: The Taschen Store, Beverly Hills, California

Anyone can see what clothing designers send down the runway, but here's what guys around the country are actually buying. Another break from clothes this week, as we explore our bookish side. TASCHEN Store Beverly Hills 354 N. Beverly Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210 www.taschen.com 1. Keel's Simple Diary Volume One, $15 2. Helmut Newton, Sumo, $150 3. Mario Testino, Rio De Janeiro, $39.99 4. Jim Heimann & Kevin Starr, Los Angeles: Portrait of a City, $69.99 5. Sante D'Orazio, Barely Private, $39.99 —Eugene Tong see more
Sports

A Spin Down Equality Lane

Our guest blogger, humorist Neil Janowitz, takes on the best news you may have missed. We (which is to say those of us who follow bowling) are witnessing a Disney couple of months on the PBA Tour. First Tom Smallwood, a part-time semi-pro at best, won December's World Championships a year after being laid off by GM. Then, hours before Adrian Peterson forgot how to hold a football, Kelly Kulick had her way with the circuit's Tournament of Champions. That made her the first female to ever win a PBA Tour title, and made the fellow she beat in the see more
Movies + TV

Ask a Gay: Is It Okay for Straight Guys to Play Gay?

Your straight buddies may be evolved and your girlfriend plenty chic, but even in this day and age, there are some questions that only a stylish gay man can answer. Q: What's the deal with straight actors taking gay roles in movies, like Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor in I Love You Phillip Morris? Is that a good thing or a bad thing? A: I'm all for it—as long as the movie depicts us gays in a serious light, say Jake Gyllenhaal staging a dramatic confrontation . . . in his underwear. Butt shot optional. Got a burning question? E-mail see more
Guest Blogger

Slaughterhouse 90210: January 22, 2010

It's Kurt Vonnegut meets The Hangover; John Steinbeck meets Milk. Check out our weekly posts from the Slaughterhouse for highbrow insights that may just make some sense of some of our guiltiest pleasures. "A woman may possess the wisdom and chastity of Minerva, and we give no heed to her, if she has a plain face. What folly will not a pair of bright eyes make pardonable? What dullness may not red lips our sweet accents render pleasant?" —William Makepeace Thackeray, Vanity Fair
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