Hilary Pollack

bubble tea lord and quesadilla enthusiast

Remembering Things

An Ode to ‘On the Beach,’ Neil Young’s Most Beautiful (and Most Depressing) Album

Forty-five years after its release, Young's melancholic search for meaning in a chaotic world feels more relatable than ever.
Hilary Pollack

Enter Thrash Zone, a Japanese Metal Bar Where 'Extreme Beer' Is Everything

In 2006, there was nowhere in Japan to listen to face-melting riffs while drinking beer that tastes like Hell's bongwater. Then Koichi Katsuki came along.
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Céline Dion Is Our Patron Saint of Being Weird as Hell and Loving Yourself Anyway

Céline is so much more than just the Titanic Song Lady. She's a freak like us.
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My Drug of Choice Is This Video of an Opossum Family in Some Lady's Grill

No better thing exists on the internet.
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There's a Scientific Reason Why Indian Food Is So Delicious

Researchers analyzed more than 2,500 recipes to figure out why Indian food is so damn tasty—and it turns out to be very different than the Western approach to creating dishes.
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Seattle Has a Haunted Soda Machine

Seattle has a lonely, outdated soda machine that has been spitting out canned beverages for upwards of 15 years—but no one seems to know who restocks, maintains, or collects money from the thing. It also births a random selection of sodas from its...
Hilary Pollack

My Intimate Dinner with Beyoncé

Last night, I sampled the Beyoncé-themed menu at Brucie, an Italian restaurant in Brooklyn. Could this menu unlock the secrets of her psyche, her seemingly faultless marriage to Jay-Z, or be the next best thing to licking the sweat off her neck? There...
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The Test of Timeless Aphrodisiacs

I sampled five of the most powerful aphrodisiacs so that we can all create romantic stirrings in even the most frigid pair of panties or boxer briefs this Valentine's Day. Surprise your lover with these foods and watch him or her melt into a puddle of...
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In 2013, Grocery Store Items Talk Shit and Worship Lil B

Hamburger Helper's mascot used to be a friendly little glove with a face, now he's talking about Lil B and swag and trolling and all those other buzzwords teens or whatever care about. Sigh. Corporate branding schemes grow up so fast.
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