SARA JAYE WEISS /SARA JAYE WEISSActor Alan Cumming, a vegan, will present a replica of the city skyline carved out of vegetables to city officials Wednesday.
Raise a grass! New York is the nation’s most vegan-friendly city, an animal rights group said Tuesday.
To celebrate Gotham’s supposed transformation from a strip steak town to a vegetarian paradise, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals will unveil a replica of the city skyline carved out of vegetables Wednesday at City Hall.
“New York boasts more than 140 vegetarian restaurants, countless veggie-friendly establishments, and the first vegetarian public school,” said City Councilman Corey Johnson (D-Upper West Side), who will receive the edible edifices from actor Alan Cumming, himself a vegan.
Dubbed the “Solid” pack, the drop consists of monochrome red, black and blue Stan Smiths, alongside matching leather track jackets. The sneakers are set to release this Saturday, September 20 through select retailers including BBC and Packer Shoes.
The world of Wikipedia can be a wild place. You see kids, before you could go online and read dubious, user-generated informational entries on your favorite subjects there used to be these things called “encyclopedias” — big, heavy, books that listed subjects in books in alphabetical order over the course of many volumes. Sound cumbersome? They were.
Wondering why people would buy volumes and volumes of books of facts that would inevitably be outdated almost as soon as they were printed? Well, because no Internet. The one thing that made encyclopedias handy is that the info in them was sourced from actual experts, fact checked by professional fact checkers who cross referenced the entries and edited by editors who like went to school for reading and writing and stuff.
Though we have great reverence Wikipedia we do realize that sometimes contributors get facts wrong or just simply make s–t up, so in our “Wikipedia Fact or Fiction?” video series we sit down with a subject to hear straight from the horse’s mouth if the Wiki facts about them are actually factual or fallacies.
For this episode we sat down with SoSo Def founder, songwriter producer and executive Jermaine Dupri to talk about his upbringing and decades-long career in music. How’d he meet Kris Kross? How long did he wear his pants backwards? How long did he date Janet Jackson for? Is he really a martial artist? We answer these questions and more in our interview. Watch part one of it and be on the look out for part two next week.