| Jul 7, 2014
| 8:22 PM
The jewel-toned bongs, each handcrafted from recycled glass, glowed in the soft lighting of the pristine little storefront. The “Grand Opening Event” banner was hung. The DJ was hired. The no-parking signs were posted along the busy street....
| Jul 8, 2014
| 12:02 PM
The 3-year-old girl at the heart of the "KFC hoax" story is in Florida to receive a new eye, the Naples News reports.
Victoria Wilcher was mauled by dogs in Mississippi in April, suffering broken bones in her face and bites to her eye and body. ...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 8:39 PM
The story of a disfigured 3-year-old girl being asked to leave a Jackson, Miss., KFC because she was scaring other customers is a hoax, the Laurel Leader-Call in Mississippi reported Monday.
The story swept the nation and generated an outpouring of...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 11:05 AM
There's no evidence that the story of a 3-year-old who was allegedly kicked out of a KFC restaurant in Jackson, Miss., because of her facial injuries from a pit bull attack actually happened, a KFC spokesman said Tuesday.
KFC officials launched an...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"The Problem with Pit Bulls" was the headline of a Time magazine story (June 20, 2014) by Charlotte Alter. My problem is with the story, not with the dogs referred to as pit bulls.
The story, filled with inaccurate characterizations, called for breed-...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 12:20 PM
Kentucky Fried Chicken fans now have a new way to express their love for their personally preferred poultry. The Kentucky for Kentucky company will sell gold Kentucky Fried Chicken bone necklaces made from real KFC chicken wing bones.
| Jun 30, 2014
| 5:33 PM
On Sunday night, Walmart aired a commercial promoting watermelon during the BET Awards, one of the most popular TV programs among African-American households.
The commercial features a grower who says "summertime is watermelon time." The farmer extols...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 11:39 AM
McDonald's ranked last, again, in an annual ranking of fast food restaurants by the American Customer Satisfaction Index.
The bottom ranking has been an annual tradition since the ACSI survey started 20 years ago. In 2014, McDonald's Corp.'s satisfaction...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 5:57 PM
With a gentle breeze blowing and temperatures in the low 80s, it was mild for a June afternoon on the Eastern Shore, but adjacent to the main attraction at the Queen Anne's County 4-H Park, it was hot as blazes.
John Draper stood next to a 650-pound...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 8:53 AM
News, notes and absurdities from the world of food:
- The Museum of Contemporary Art, in anticipation of its upcoming David Bowie exhibit, is serving a menu of Bowie-inspired dishes at MCA's Puck Cafe. The only one that really thematically works, in...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 2:32 PM
Dozens of fast-food workers from Los Angeles to Manhattan were arrested as they escalated a fight for better pay Thursday with strikes, rallies and acts of civil disobedience.
Police took 10 people into custody after the protesters linked arms and sat...