History tells us that nothing has ever been made less creepy by introducing dolls into the mix, but that's not stopping The Inn at Little Washington, D.C.'s only 3-Star Michelin restaurant. In an attempt to comfort shell shocked diners returning to their half-capacity restaurant after shelter-in-place is lifted, they've decided to fill the void with mannequins. You know, to make it less weird. They're partnering with a local theater company to build the sets and servers are being instructed to pour wine for the mannequins and ask them how their night is going. Chances of animatronics appear low, but all the same, I salute this melding of a fine dining experience coupled with tourist attraction flourish.
Richard Simmons gave his heart to the world. It was no small feat to be an energetic & effeminate fitness celebrity in the homophobic '80s, and yet he still rose to prominence and encouraged self respect at every size many years before it was cool. Richard's videos didn't just have us grapevining for our lives,… READ THE REST
Over at Wired, Medea Giordano has brought her insightful eye as a photographer and a writer to the new Polaroid 600 Barbie Throwback camera, a retro take on the classic camera with all the Barbie flourishes you'd expect. But according to Giordano, the seemingly-novelty nature of the camera is tertiary to the fact that … it… READ THE REST
The world is full of sad, maddening horseshit, right now. So, it's important that we latch on to any rays of light that can be found. In Calgary, Canada, firefighters are doing what they can to ensure that kids and elderly folks who are forced to celebrate their birthdays in a time of turmoil, have… READ THE REST
The best part of any giveaway is getting something for free. It's why we instinctively enter sweepstakes or slip our name into a drawing in the first place. Usually, winning is as much the reward as the actual reward itself. But just so there's no misunderstanding, it's exponentially more fabulous if the prize you win… READ THE REST
While the world is finally emerging from its year-long COVID slumber, it's only emerging gradually. Even though more people are venturing outside and making short trips here and there, many are still a bit reluctant to travel too far from home. And sometimes, decisions like staying away from Indonesia make a whole lot of sense.… READ THE REST
Eighteen months ago, how you looked on your video conference calls probably wasn't really much of an issue. Heck, how many of us were involved in regular video calls 18 months ago? Now, it's a different world. Whether you're back in the office or still working from home TFN, Zoom meetings are likely here to stay… READ THE REST