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Steve Gilliard, 1964-2007

It is with tremendous sadness that we must convey the news that Steve Gilliard, editor and publisher of The News Blog, passed away June 2, 2007. He was 42.

To those who have come to trust The News Blog and its insightful, brash and unapologetic editorial tone, we have Steve to thank from the bottom of our hearts. Steve helped lead many discussions that mattered to all of us, and he tackled subjects and interest categories where others feared to tread.

Please keep Steve's friends and family in your thoughts and prayers.

Steve meant so much to us.

We will miss him terribly.

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Anthony Bourdain puts the smackdown on Food Network...again.

Still biting the hand that fed him

Jen here...about to head home and go to sleep, but could NOT help crossposting this amazing smackdown of the latest Food Network phony"awards ceremony." I am too tired to look up the link to Bourdain's first smackdown of FoodTV, but enjoy this brief sequel.