Hamilton Nolan · 02/24/14 09:19AM

Pinpointing the exact moment when a press release fails: "[Name], In case you're pulling together a list of the top quick-service fish sandwiches," (failure occurs).

Martha Stewart Can't Stop Making Exploding Furniture

Richard Lawson · 06/21/11 02:35PM

Here's a news broadcast from Denver that tells the harrowing tale of a family whose glass-top patio table from the Martha Stewart Living collection spontaneously exploded, showering them with glass. Horrifying! And not the first time this has happened.

DC Hip Hop Awards Degenerate Into Brawl

Hamilton Nolan · 03/07/11 09:15AM

For decades now, Washington DC has struggled to put itself on the hip hop map. For decades, the city's hip hop scene has fought to be counted alongside Philly's and New York's and Miami's and Atlanta's as a real player on the East Coast. For decades, DC has worked to prove that it's more than go go music and gunshots. And it's made incremental progress. But the massive brawl that spoiled the DMV Awards Saturday night probably won't help.

Black Guys No Longer Considered A Plague

Hamilton Nolan · 04/28/08 10:42AM

Hey, remember that "Black guy as the plague of darkness" Jewish children's finger puppet set that you derived so much racial and religious amusement from last week? Well must have gotten the mild whiff of bad publicity that its crazy puppet was generating, because the black man of darkness has now been magically replaced by a far more vague representation of said plague! Before and after photos of the educational puppet array, below.