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  1. Mediavore
    John Kerry Wants to Outlaw Shark Finning; What Your Mom Ate While PregnantPlus, Al Qaeda wants to poison food at U.S. airports (uh, could it get worse?), plus much more all in our morning news round-up.
  2. terrorists of the sea
    Shark-Bite Survivors Defend Their Attackers: ‘They Promised This Was the Last Time’When will the cycle of abuse end?
  3. movies
    Surfer Responds to Great White Sharks by Holding Video Camera in WaterThe video ends when one of them “slap[s] his tail on my board.”
  4. sharks
    Shark Sightings Rocked Rockaway Beach This WeekendIs it safe to go back in the water?
  5. tv
    Happy Shark Week: Actual Shark Crawls Onto Jersey ShoreDear New Jersey, happy Shark Week. Love, a real shark.
  6. vu.
    Tracy Morgan Moves to MidtownAnd hopefully brings his pet shark with him.
  7. manderson
    Anderson Cooper to Shark-Diving Cameraman: ‘Just Remember, If I Get Eaten Just Keep Rolling’“Because the only thing more stupid than being eaten would be being eaten and not having the videotape.”
  8. neighborhood news
  9. look of the day
    M.I.A. Survives a Shark AttackDo you like to wear animals on your clothes?
  10. neighborhood news
    Thirty Sharks Coming to Coney IslandSure, they’ll be walled off in a giant aquarium … for now.
  11. Don’t Forget ...It’s SHARK WEEK!
  12. why they hate us
    Monster Shark Tries to Attack Long Island, FailsA 24-foot-long sea beast beached itself on a Long Island shore earlier today. Humans were only mildly thwacked.
  13. crazytown
    Crime of the Day: EelnappingWith bonus shark-snuggling!
  14. in other news
    Manderson Overboard! The Silver Fox Swims With SharksAnd in hunting down this video, we make a special discovery about the fans of Anderson Cooper.
  15. apropos of nothing
    Shark Week Lies!No matter what the Discovery Channel says, sharks would, indeed, like to kill and eat you.
  16. party lines
    Kelly Killoren Bensimon Practiced for ‘Real Housewives’ Debut by Diving With SharksWe would have maybe started by getting drunk with a room full of geese, but this is probably good practice, too.
  17. strike zone
    Vulture’s Poststrike Encyclopedia: When Will My Show Be Back?Constantly updated reports on which of your favorite shows will return this spring, this fall, in 2009, or (gulp) never.
  18. party lines
    What Animal Scares Jeff Corwin the Most? Shark Week is an annual Discovery Channel tradition, and the network celebrated the institution’s twentieth anniversary with a big Pier 60 party the other night. “We don’t do toaster week or ostrich week,” Discovery host Mike Rowe commented, although “twice as many people died from ostriches as from sharks, 250 died from toasters, and only eight died from sharks. (Somehow we don’t think “Toaster Week” would deliver the same ratings.) We ran into Animal Planet star Jeff Corwin at the party — who famously had a terrifying run-in with an angry elephant — and we asked him about sharks and other scary animals.
  19. intel
    You’re Gonna Need a Bigger Protest The annual shark tournament at Star Island Yacht Club in Montauk started today, and the Humane Society was prepared. In a campaign dubbed an “anti-sportfishing jihad” by one angler, the group, not content to protect innocent puppies and kittens, is now defending the fierce predators. “It’s not the killing,” said their rep, John Grandy. “It’s the spectacle, the orgy of death that is represented by hauling these magnificent animals up. The message is that sharks don’t matter. Their suffering doesn’t count.” The society hired a plane with a banner reading End the cruel shark tournament now! and has plans for a protest, but the fishermen aren’t biting.