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5 Friday Scoops, Vol. 11

1) LEBRON’S RETURN TO CLEVELAND Hoo, boy! How ’bout that HYPE! Was a mortal man resurrected from the dead? Nope, but a certain gazillionaire ballplayer did return his talents to Cleveland. Despite the mega hoopla, it was impossible not to get into rekindled love story of LeBron James and Cleveland—even if James’ first game as a…

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5 Friday Scoops, Vol. 10

1) THE EMPOWERMENT PLAN Veronika Scott grew up as the child of addicts. She beat the odds and earned a scholarship for college. For a class assignment, Scott was instructed to create something to fulfill actual, real-world needs. She created a garment for the homeless of Detroit that served as a coat during the day and…

5 Friday Scoops, Vol. 9

1) WHAT SECOND GRADERS THOUGHT OF A SEVEN-COURSE, $220 TASTING MEAL The New York Times recently answered that question and the results are gold: “It tastes like soap. Why am I eating soap right now?!” “It was cooked just right, and I really, really liked the inside.” 2) THE RECENT WORDS OF WISDOM OF EX-DIRTY JOBS STAR…

Jeni & Fast Company: Wednesday in NYC

[Photo: Eric T. White, Makeup: Bridget Henry] Jeni will be a featured speaker Wednesday at the Fast Company Innovation By Design Awards and Conference, in esteemed company from the worlds of film, retail, news media, food, fashion, music, theater, and advertising. (If you’re interested in attending, use the code SAVE100 and save $100 on registration.) Recently featured in the…

5 Friday Scoops, Vol. 8

1) VIDEO AND PHOTOS OF POLITICIANS EATING ICE CREAM “Nancy Pelosi—Ice Cream For Breakfast” on Bloomberg.com? Yes! Thanks for the Dark Chocolate ice cream praise, Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi: The Washington Post omitting this Toledo Blade photo from a round-up of pics of Vice President Joe Biden (and others)…

Five Friday Scoops, Vol. 7

1) SUKIERAE The limited-edition pressing of, Sukierae, the debut (double) album by Tweedy—father-son duo Jeff and Spencer Tweedy—looks like a mango-orange ice pop. We love it—and the cameo-stuffed video for Low Key, directed by Parks & Recreation‘s Nick Offerman 2) Baseball Card Vandals The last time the Kansas City Royals made the MLB playoffs, everyone knew what you were talking about…

Jeni’s Loves Lucius

We’ve fallen hard for Lucius, the Brooklyn band with the let’s-get-happy, sweet-as-candy number Turn it Around. The cheery, instantly catchy tune blends grand, sis! boom! bah! pop-rock with the warm, richly layered vocals a la ’60s “girl groups”. Think Arcade Fire and Fun! meets the Ronnettes and the Shangri Las. Just try not sing along…

5 Friday Scoops, Vol. 6

1) NIKKI LANE’S VOICE Doesn’t matter if she’s using it to sing: Or speak. Thanks to Vans and documentarian Jared Eberhardt—who also directed Lane’s Gone, Gone Gone video—for this: 2) APPLE SEASON Ah, the first week of Fall. For some, it’s sweater season. For us, it’s high time for crispy, crunchy, juicy apples that obliterate the…

5 Friday Scoops, Vol. 5

  1) ALISON ROSE The latest piece by our Art + Design Team touts the new very limited edition Gia-CONE-metti J-Bar. The delicious sculpture on a stick is inspired by the Wexner Center for the Arts’ upcoming landmark 25th anniversary exhibition (Sept. 21 to Dec. 31 in Columbus) and one of the featured artists, Swiss sculptor Alberto…

Gia-CONE-metti J-Bars & Transfigurations

Ladies and gentlemen, we proudly present the limited-edition Gia-CONE-metti J-Bar, inspired by Swiss sculptor and painter Alberto Giacometti, in honor of the Wexner Center for the Arts’ 25th anniversary exhibition, Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection (Sept. 21 to Dec. 31). The very labor-intensive Gia-CONE-metti bar—a chocolate ganache-filled mini cone inside dark chocolate-enrobed Ndali Estate Vanilla…