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Arrow ends a frustrating season with a frustrating, but affecting, finale Arrow ends a frustrating season with a frustrating, but affecting, finale

On the whole, this isn’t a great season of Arrow. There are too many detours, too many balls dropped, more than the usual number of plot holes and some insanely short memories. Some episodes mostly worked—particularly when Michael Emerson first turned up—and there were a handful of excellent action sequences (remember…

Homeless man sues Burger King over that time he spent three months in jail for no damn reason Homeless man sues Burger King over that time he spent three months in jail for no damn reason

Oh look, it’s today’s reminder that corporations that do good things can also be supremely awful. An Associated Press report details a lawsuit being brought against Burger King, one of their franchisees, and a cashier at that franchise by Emory Ellis, a black homeless man who spent more than three months in jail for…

I scream, you scream, everyone is screaming over ketchup ice cream inspired by Ed Sheeran I scream, you scream, everyone is screaming over ketchup ice cream inspired by Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran is one of those celebrities that people love to blame for things: football stuff, soccer stuff, Game of Thrones stuff. So when an Irish ice cream place announced that they were creating a ketchup-flavored ice cream to honor the ketchup-loving pop star, of course everyone got riled:

TIL: whiskey vs. whisky (and why-skey?) TIL: whiskey vs. whisky (and why-skey?)

Today I Learned is a feature where The Takeout writers share something they learned today.

So this is how Designated Survivor ends: Not with a whimper, but with a "... what?" So this is how Designated Survivor ends: Not with a whimper, but with a "... what?"

Designated Survivor started out like this: the HUD Secretary was about to be fired. Before that firing actually took effect, he was selected to be the Designated Survivor for the President during the State of the Union. During that State of the Union, someone blew up the Capitol, and Tom Kirkman assumed the…

Between two conversations, The Americans do battle and seek absolution Between two conversations, The Americans do battle and seek absolution

“The Summit” is driven by moments of incredible tension, but somewhat uniquely for The Americans, those moments center on things that don’t happen. Philip can’t reach Henry, he can’t enter Stavos’s home, he can’t make himself feel better. Elizabeth doesn’t get a listening device in Glenn’s briefcase, she doesn’t stop…

Amazon rolling out deeper discounts at Whole Foods for Prime members Amazon rolling out deeper discounts at Whole Foods for Prime members

Heads up, Florida: starting today, Amazon Prime members get 10 percent off all items already on sale at Whole Foods, as well as additional weekly discounts on popular items. Heads up, everyone who isn’t in Florida: the program will roll out nationally this summer.

School lunch admin stole more than $250K from cafeteria funds, including students' accounts School lunch admin stole more than $250K from cafeteria funds, including students' accounts

This one is just depressing. The longtime Director of Food Services for a school cafeteria in Radford, Virginia stole and embezzled more than a quarter of a million dollars, according to a recently closed investigation by Virginia State Police.

Framed Chipotle employee awarded $8 million in carnitas-stuffed burrito of justice Framed Chipotle employee awarded $8 million in carnitas-stuffed burrito of justice

I know we’re a food site and all, and there’s definitely food in this story, but I’ll be damned if there aren’t few things in the world as delicious as assholes getting their comeuppance. Grab your forks, because this justice is piping hot.

Janine speaks up as June goes quiet in another cheery hour of The Handmaid's Tale Janine speaks up as June goes quiet in another cheery hour of The Handmaid's Tale

Dandelions, or Taraxacum officinale, spread their seeds after they flower. Once the bright yellow florets have dried and fallen away, a “parachute ball” opens up, covering the head of the flower in puffy white parachutes. The seeds mature, and when they do, the tiny white parachutes fly away on the wind, ready to land…

Volkswagen's bestseller is not a car, but a sausage Volkswagen's bestseller is not a car, but a sausage

Volkswagen’s best-selling product is item number 199 398 500 A, and it’s a currywurst, and life is just so beautiful and surprising sometimes, you know?

All-you-can-eat pizza festival runs out of pizza, blames “overzealous appetites” All-you-can-eat pizza festival runs out of pizza, blames “overzealous appetites”

In a real “you had one job” situation, a U.K. all-you-can-eat pizza festival is apologizing for running out of pizza. The BBC reports that attendees of the Notting Hill Pizza Festival—a ticketed event, we feel compelled to add—had to stand in line for up to an hour for a single slice.

Go ahead, try and unsee this life-sized Harry and Meghan, rendered in cake Go ahead, try and unsee this life-sized Harry and Meghan, rendered in cake

What do you do get when you take 33 pounds each of eggs, sugar, flour, buttercream, and butter, 44 pounds of modeling chocolate and another 44 of ganache, and a whopping 110 pounds of icing, give them to one British amateur baker, and wait for 250 hours? A very impressive feat of dessert engineering that will haunt…

Timeless ends its season with a finale so good, it can't be cancelled… right? Timeless ends its season with a finale so good, it can't be cancelled… right?

This review contains information about “The General” and “Chinatown,” the final two episodes of Timeless’s second season. They are very good and end with a terrific cliffhanger, so please don’t read this until you’ve watched. Cool?

Stamp Out Hunger is the easiest food drive ever: Leave food by your mailbox Stamp Out Hunger is the easiest food drive ever: Leave food by your mailbox

Are you, like me, getting sort of old? If you are, perhaps you remember a time in the early ’90s when you and your family would pull together a bunch of non-perishable food items to leave by your mailbox for your mail carrier to find. Rest assured such a memory is not, in fact, the byproduct of some weird fever dream,…

Attention, Arrow villains: Find a new angle, you're embarrassing yourselves Attention, Arrow villains: Find a new angle, you're embarrassing yourselves

An Arrow villain has had it, well and truly had it. He is done. He loathes Oliver Queen and wants to scorch the earth on which he stands. He wants to inflict maximum suffering. So he does something that’s extremely dark and heavy and climactic. He targets the people he loves.

Today in crab news Today in crab news

It’s been a big day for crab news, so let’s get into the crab news, shall we? First up in crab news:

TIL what Jackie O. always ordered for lunch, besides gin TIL what Jackie O. always ordered for lunch, besides gin

Today I Learned is a feature where The Takeout writers share something they learned today.

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