Diet Pepsi Will Soon Be Sans Aspartame

These days there are so many nutritional fads and anxieties—so many rules about what we should or shouldn’t eat, what’s healthy and what’s not—that worrying about the artificial sweetener aspartame seems almost... quaint. Retro, even, like polyester pantsuits. Well, it’ll soon be a thing of the past—in Diet Pepsi, at… » 4/24/15 6:30pm Friday 6:30pm

Outlander's Ron Moore & Terry Dresbach on Tartans, Redcoats and KNITS

Mounting a period piece like Outlander means producing costumes. Lots and lots and lots of costumes. PILES of costumes. Costumes from not just the eighteenth century, but the 1940s, too. And don’t forget all the ensemble scenes like the clan gathering, which involve a whole shitload of extras, who cannot be naked.
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Blue Bell Recalls Every Last Bit of Its Ice Cream Over Listeria Fears

If you’ve got Blue Bell ice cream sitting in your freezer, toss it, because the company has just issued a voluntary recall of literally all its products, after the much-dreaded listeria was found lurking inside a couple of its cartons. Yes, even if it’s a lovingly smuggled half-gallon of peach. Chuck it. » 4/21/15 11:30am Tuesday 11:30am

Outlander: Are You Kidding Me Right Now With This Witchcraft Shit?

I found this week’s episode of Outlander draining and emotionally exhausting and personally I am ready to time-surf the centuries and turn the tables on some witch-hunting creeps. Queue to my left to join the misandrist time-traveling witch-hunter-busting vigilante squad. But at least we got a firelight fingering… » 4/20/15 4:40pm Monday 4:40pm