Government pulls plug on study of alcohol's benefits largely funded by alcohol companies [UPDATED]

Tuesday, June 19 update: Maybe you saw this coming: The National Institutes Of Health director Dr. Francis Collins has shut down the in-progress study of alcohol’s benefits following reports of the extensive ties between the study and the alcohol industry. The New York Times reports an NIH advisory panel recommended…

If you read nothing else today, read how seagulls and pepperoni got a man banned from a hotel 

Really, it could have happened to anyone. Seventeen years ago, Nick Burchill of Darmouth, Nova Scotia, spread a considerable amount of pepperoni near the window of his room at The Fairmont Empress hotel in Victoria. (The room didn’t have a refrigerator, and he thought the fresh air would be good for the sausage.)

Yankees can't put player faces in beer foam without express written consent of Major League Baseball

The New York Yankees were stoked to show off their new concession offerings to the media at a pre-Opening Day event Monday: a Filipino adobo chicken bun, Yankee Stadium Grand Slam Shakes (served in souvenir cups)—and the most Instagram-worthy new item, images of Yankees’ players faces in beer foam.

World’s hardest rapper Drake now endorsed by Canadian salad chain

It came as a shock to absolutely no one when rapper Drake coolly suggested earlier this month that he’s become a vegan. (He’s in touch with his feelings, and presumably those of animals, too.) But the Canadian celeb—and, lest we forget, former Degrassi star—is not earning any toughness points thanks to his latest fan:…

Yo ho! Uproarious Yale jokester engages in tofu-themed campus caper

Yale students poured into the cafeteria on Monday only to be stopped in their tracks by a large sign reading: “Goodbye Chicken. Hello Tofu. Your favorite tenders are going meatless.” Reaction was swift and mixed, with #tenderpocalypse provoking one student to call the tofu tenders “the worst thing I have ever seen.”…

Inventor of Blue Moon to launch cannabis-infused, non-alcoholic beer

Keith Villa isn’t a household name, but in the beer world, he’s the guy with the Midas touch. In 1995, at the MillerCoors’ SandLot Brewery inside Coors Field, he invented Blue Moon, the now-ubiquitous witbier that’s been a decades-long success for the brewery. Three months ago, Villa left MillerCoors after more than…