Candice wins but not everyone is impressed; Awesome 'Monsters, Inc.' shirts; and demystifying grits

Posted by PATRICK DONOHUE on May 17, 2013 

Unless you're living in a cave, you likely heard that St. Helena Island native Candice Glover won "American Idol" last night.

But not everyone was so impressed with the show's finale or Ms. Glover, most notably Jon Caramanica of The New York Times who wrote, among other things, that the hometown hero "sang with the force and nuance of a cement truck." 

Threadless' "Monsters, Inc." is awesome.

"The Office" impressed and moved viewers and critics alike with its series finale.

The New York Times wrote about the departure of Bill Hader from "Saturday Night Live" and what it could mean for the future of the show's current cast, suggesting that the departures of Jason Sudeikis and Fred Armisen could also be imminent.

Husk Nashville is planning to open Monday.

NPR writes about why food reform bills have such a hard time getting through Congress.

A Japanese chef was beaten to death in Germany by angry customers who didn't like his noodles.

The Kitchn demystifies grits.

A S.C. couple is suing the Medical University of South Carolina for unnecessarily reassigning their son's gender.

Rihanna says the reason Knicks guard J.R. Smith has been playing poorly in the team's playoff series against the Indiana Pacers is because he's been hungover from clubbing too much. As a Pacer fan, I'd like to encourage Rihanna to continue pouring drinks down Smith's gullet. 

Sam Anderson pens an excellent profile in the The New York Times Magazine about Phil Jackson's life after basketball ... if there is such a thing.

Child advocates say preteens' use of Instagram creates a privacy issue.

EA Sports is finally killing off its utterly useless Online Pass program

Your buddy whose bad with money can now hit you up for a loan on Gmail.

How the popular Paleo Diet affects your cholesterol.

Esquire on how to be better at email.

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