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Robert Klara

Why Century-Old Nathan's Is Still America’s Most Famous Frank

Plus, the skinny on that hot dog eating contest

On July 4, thousands of people will gather on the steamy streets of Coney Island in Brooklyn to witness a spectacle that only a city like New York can serve…

How America's Top 2 Breakfast Cereal Makers Are Responding to Soggy Sales

Crunch time for Kellogg's and General Mills

Oh, for the good old days of breakfast cereal. If you're of a certain age, chances are you can hum Kellogg's "Two scoops of raisins" jingle, imitate Tony the Tiger…

How an Ohio Candy Man Invented America’s Most Enduring Summertime Treat

96 years later, Good Humor ice cream's as cool as ever

Around the suburbs of Buffalo, N.Y., Bill Pavone is something of a celebrity. He's better known as Chilly Billy, which is also the name of his ice-cream truck. The freezers…

New Microsite Lets You See How Degas Would Have Painted Your Garden

Or your kid, or your cat, or Bieber

The impressionism movement in painting ended 124 years ago. Even so, wouldn't it be cool if you could see how Degas or Van Gogh would have painted your front yard—or,…

How One of YouTube's Most Hypnotic Stars Is Building a Brand Around His 'Cardistry'

For Zach Mueller, 52 cards means a 6-figure salary

Every YouTube star has a video that cemented his or her place in internet fame. In the case of Zach Mueller, that video is probably one called "Hypnotic Cardistry Kid."…

How Cartier’s Love Bracelet Went From '70s Status Symbol to a Millennial Must-Have

Kylie Jenner wears 5 at a time

Hospital emergency rooms have to keep all sorts of equipment on hand, from defibrillators to occlusive dressings, to deal with any medical crisis. But in New York, where the gurney…

How Iron Maiden Made the Boeing 747 Badass Again

With a pilot for a singer, it's a match made in metal heaven

Celebrity endorsements are a cornerstone of advertising nowadays, but an industrial manufacturing giant like Boeing seldom gets the chance to play that game. What celebrity is going to tout stuff…

How Waffle House Became Such a Sanctuary for the Broke, Bored and Occasionally Soused

It's cheap, tasty and always open

In 2007, an intoxicated Kid Rock got into a fight at an Atlanta restaurant and wound up in jail. In 2013, a woman was arrested for public intoxication at a…

Goldfish Crackers Is Doubling Down on Its Support for LGBT Events This Summer

One of three new initiatives for the salty snack

It might not be as important as the Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling, Caitlyn Jenner posing in Vanity Fair, or Apple CEO Tim Cook's coming out, but the LGBT community…

Infographic: A Look at the Millions of Lives Saved and Improved by the Gates Foundation

How $36.7 billion from three donors has made the world a better place

A few years ago, Bill Gates—who, with a personal worth of some $75 billion, remains the wealthiest man on the planet—said something interesting about money: He didn't need it anymore. "Money…

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