Google makes us cry (again); an ultra-thin vending machine; and the best death notice ever

Posted by PATRICK DONOHUE on May 7, 2013 

YouTube may soon offer content providers the chance to charge subscription fees to view their previously free videos.

What is real and what isn't on the upcoming season of Bravo's "Million Dollar Listing: New York."

USA Today has a story on director Alexander Payne's "Nebraska," starring Bruce Dern and SNL alum Will Forte.

Haunted Mansion-themed hotel rooms may soon be in store for Walt Disney World guests.

Mountain Dew isn't having a good month. The soda has parted ways with rapper Lil' Wayne less than a week after it was forced to pull a controversial ad created by fellow MC Tyler the Creator.

Lauryn Hill will spend three months in jail for tax evasion.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has acknowledged that he had gastric bypass surgery earlier this year.

The Disney Blog has a post on the Disney theme park in St. Louis that never was.

Charleston chef Sean Brock and photographer Andrew Hetherington eat their way from New Orleans to Athens in this awesome photo essay.

The James Beard award winners were announced last night and though several Charleston chefs and restaurants were announced recently as finalists, none took home medals.

Serious Eats has a pretty comprehensive list of the pros and cons of joining a community-supported agriculture program, or CSA.

Braiser has a list of nine weird and ridiculous food-related products that actually exist, including a motorized, rotating ice cream cone. 

Kanye West debuted a new song at the famed Met Ball last night in New York City.

Hominy, that Southern staple, is making a comeback, according to the Wall Street Journal. 

Diet Coke invented the world's thinnest vending machine. I have no idea how the heck this thing works.

Instagram has a new logo.

The best death notice ever.

What bad posture is actually doing to your body.

Adam Davidson of NPR's "Planet Money" on why the food truck business in New York City stinks.

Cool Material has a list of 10 cool apps you should know.

Esquire has some rules for overnight guests and the things you should do before anyone enters your house.

Only 20 percent of all Americans meet the cardio and strength-training guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control

Felt is a new app that lets you make and design cool, hand-written cards on your iPad. Don't know that I'd ever use this service but it's a fun idea.

Google has gotten very, very good at creating commercials that make me cry, this one for Mother's Day.

Vampire Weekend is releasing even more new music, this time a lyric video for "Ya Hey," another song of the band's forthcoming LP, "Modern Vampires of the City."

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