|Michael Kuchwara reviews just opened New York comedy The Allergist's Wife, in which reinvented Bronx friend Lillian Greenblatt (Michelle Lee) revivifies her anguished friend Marjorie with tales of sharing a can of soup with Andy Warhol.
|Denis Gray reports on outbreaks of violence in Phang-Nga Bay, Thailand, over harvesting of "caviar of the East"--the coveted birds' nests for Bird's Nest Soup. In the fray, there was substantial wild life loss.
|Gerard Armas reports that the Salvation Army is closing the doors of over 500 of its soup kitchens to prevent census takers from compiling information about the homeless people it cares for. Its position: government workers could scare the homeless away from services they desperately need.
|Campbell's Soup recalls 109,000 pounds of soup after consumers found shards of a soft drink can that accidentally went through a vegetable dicer with a bunch of potatoes and carrots.
|John Lethlean reports that Sydney chef and Thai culinary master David Thompson is serving a hot and sour soup of Moreton Bay bugs at this year's Melbourne Food & Wine Festival.
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|George Epaminondas recalls PETA activists storming the Four Seasons and flipping a dead racoon into Vogue editor Anna Wintour's soup.
|Prior to the South Carolina primary, John McCain waxed philosophical about the election, recalling a painful lesson from POW days in Vietnam: "a carrot in your soup doesn't mean you're coming home." Meaning: I'm not going to get excited until I've got the nomination. Good thing.
|Fredrik Dahl reports from Belgrade that the Serb population is suffering so much that the International Committee of the Red Cross has begun sponsoring a soup kitchen program for 60,000 hot meals a day in the Belgrade area alone.
|Following a complaint by an animal rights group, police in Copenhagen investigated artist Marco Evaristti's new interactive creation: goldfish swimming inside kitchen blenders that visitors could choose to power up. Police removed this piece of "art" after consulation with a local veterinarian.
|Tens of thousands of Iranians marched to celebrate the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic revolution, one week before parliamentary elections in which some 6,000 candidates are competing for 290 seats. Marchers were sustained by free soup that was handed out at Tehran booths.
|Polish law professor Ryszard Bender, a devout Catholic, is under investigation by Torun prosecutors for his claims over public radio that Nazi-run Auschwitz was not a death camp, but rather a labor camp that provided even sick prisoners with three meals a day of soup, milk, and white bread.
|University of Calgary students in Canada staged a soup kitchen sit-in to protest the impending 5.5% hike in tuition fees.
|Perak state police in Malaysia rescued more than 1,400 rare snakes and 40 turtles from Thai smugglers under protected wildlife laws, but they still despair that because of overloaded Malaysian zoos these precious creatures will still end up in soup bowls in local Chinese restaurants, as snake blood and other bodily parts are believed to cure ailments and boost virility.
|George W. Bush spent his last week before the New Hampshire primary pressing flesh, flipping pancakes, visiting a crime lab in Concord, then gathering strength with a bowl of soup in Derry before going sledding at Bedford and 10-pin bowling in Nashua.