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First Nighter: Samuel D. Hunter Puts Pocatello on the Theater Map

David Finkle | Posted 12.16.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Throughout Samuel D. Hunter's play The Whale, at Playwrights Horizons in 2012, the main character is a gay man isolating himself by virtue of his obesity. Now back at PH with Pocatello, Hunter watches -- in a series of highly animated scenes -- another gay man who's isolating himself and has been isolated. Which condition came first is, like the chicken or egg, unclear.

Man Used His Olive Garden All-You-Can Eat Pass To Feed People In Need

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 12.10.2014 | Impact

We really hope this kind of carb loading becomes a fad. Back in September, Matt Tribe purchased Olive Garden’s Never Ending Pasta Pass, which –...

Olive Garden Wants You To Choose Its New Sample Platter

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 11.15.2014 | Business

A war is being waged between Northern and Southern Italy, and it's all thanks to Olive Garden. The restaurant chain wants to add a new sample platt...

New York City Needs Porn (and a Little More Crime.)

Karl Wilder | Posted 11.10.2014 | New York
Karl Wilder

People are protesting new businesses with regularity because it might cause noise, it might bring the wrong people. Seriously New York used to be made of all the wrong people. That is why we love it.

American Hero Eats At Olive Garden 95 Times In 6 Weeks

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 11.05.2014 | Business

In September Olive Garden unleashed the $100 limited edition Never Ending Pasta Pass, which guaranteed purchasers seven weeks of unlimited pasta, brea...

FCC v. Redskins, Olive Garden Shake Up and a House Full of Spiders! (VIDEO)

Dan McDermott | Posted 12.12.2014 | DC
Dan McDermott

The Federal Communications Commission is weighing a petition to ban the use of the name "Redskins" on broadcast outlets.

Major Shakeup At Olive Garden

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 10.10.2014 | Business

There may soon be salt in the pasta water at Olive Garden. In a rare move, shareholders at Darden, the parent company of Olive Garden, Capital Gri...

If the Three Stooges Worked at Olive Garden

Sarah Anderson | Posted 12.08.2014 | Business
Sarah Anderson

As the country's largest full-service restaurant corporation, Darden plays a major role in setting national industry standards. And now, in the midst of a bitter shareholder fight, it has a decision to make. Will it tighten the vice on workers or will it change course and follow a high road approach to prosperity?

Yeah, Olive Garden. What's Up With That?

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 09.30.2014 | Comedy

Clearly this is the reason why comment cards were invented. In a photo posted on Reddit, one less-than-satisfied diner decided to bring up a pressi...

What Life Is Like With Olive Garden's Never Ending Pasta Pass

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 10.03.2014 | Taste

"This card is pure magic."

Week to Week News Quiz for 9/19/14

John Zipperer | Posted 11.19.2014 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Now that Scotland's not going anywhere, you have time to take our Week to Week news quiz. Here are some random but real hints: Jack Ma is now a very...

The Real Olive Garden Scandal Isn't About Salting The Water

Salon | Posted 09.17.2014 | Business

Last week, you may have noticed a kooky story about a hedge fund named Starboard Value chastising Olive Garden for handing out too many unlimited brea...

Famous Olive Garden Critic's One Suggestion: More Olives

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 09.15.2014 | Business

The Internet's most famous Olive Garden critic has some advice for the restaurant chain, and it has nothing to do with breadsticks or salad. The O...

Dear Olive Garden, This Is Why You Need To Salt Your Pasta Water

The Huffington Post | Kristen Aiken | Posted 09.15.2014 | Taste

Bland pasta is a sad, sad thing.

Olive Garden Defends Unlimited Breadsticks, Because 'Italian Generosity'

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 09.15.2014 | Business

Olive Garden has issued a strongly worded defense of its unlimited salad and breadsticks on Monday, because it had to. In a 24-slide presentation p...

Olive Garden And Its Flavorless Pasta Get Ripped Apart In 294-Page Report

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 09.12.2014 | Business

Thanks to a brewing battle between activist shareholders and Olive Garden’s parent company, we just got a little insight into what the world would b...

PSA: You Can't Share Or Sell Your Pasta Pass

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 09.11.2014 | Business

Olive Garden’s sold out, seven-week-long unlimited pasta pass promotion just hit its first big hump -- if eating Olive Garden for nearly two months ...

Olive Garden's ‘Never Ending Pasta Passes' Have Already Sold Out

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 09.08.2014 | Business

UPDATE: 4:45 p.m. -- Olive Garden announced on its website late Monday that the restaurant chain sold out of all 1,000 of its Never Ending Pasta Passe...

Red Lobster Desperately Wants You To Think It's A Fancy Restaurant

AP | By CANDICE CHOI | Posted 09.27.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Red Lobster wants to be seen as a purveyor of quality seafood, so it's getting rid of some of its promotional discounts and stacking...

Olive Garden Is Evidence Of A Huge Problem In The Economy

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 06.20.2014 | Business

One restaurant operator has just given us a small window into a huge problem with the American economy. Darden Restaurants, the Orlando-based purv...

The Envelope, Please! Announcing The First Annual 'Blurbie' Awards for Truly Ridiculous PR

Peter Mandel | Posted 08.05.2014 | Media
Peter Mandel

As a travel writer whose inbox is always jam-packed with profound and deeply moving press releases, it started me thinking. Wasn't it high time that the finest of these works earned the recognition they deserve?

Here's Why Red Lobster Is Dying

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 05.16.2014 | Business

America's changing eating habits are killing Red Lobster. The chain's parent company, Darden Restaurants, announced on Friday it was selling Red Lo...

5 Rules for Dating People Out of Your League

Reductress | Posted 06.14.2014 | Comedy
Reductress

We may live in a country with social mobility, but the rules of dating still resemble the caste system of India. Here's how to date way outside of your own kind of average, not-so-impressive league.

Red Lobster Is In Big Trouble

Reuters | Posted 05.21.2014 | Business

March 21 (Reuters) - Darden Restaurants Inc reiterated its plans to divest its struggling Red Lobster chain and reported third-quarter results in l...

A New Logo Isn't Going To Save Olive Garden

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 03.03.2014 | Business

Olive Garden announced during a presentation to investors Monday that it’s changing its logo in an attempt to bring about a "brand renaissance." The...