Evening Endeavors at the Country's Best Nighttime Sporting Spots

We love breaking a good, clean sweat, but what happens when you’re stuck at the office all day? Going to the gym after work is all well and good, but sometimes you want to do something a little bit more fun. We’ve got your back with this roundup of the hottest spots around the country where you can burn that competitive fire into the night in unique ways.

It’s inspired by Armani Code Sport’s Dive into the Night Foursquare competition, which rewards the person with the best late-night itinerary each day with a free bottle of Code Sport. Plus, the grand-prize winner will score a trip for two to NYC, including airfare, luxury hotel accommodations, and a $2,000 shopping spree at the Armani store. So be sure to check in and take part in the challenge while you’re gearing up, and let the games begin! … Read More

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An Inside Look at America's Best Speakeasies

We all have our favorite bars: the local go-to spots with good drinks, good music, and good people. But sometimes we need something a little bit more… special. That’s when we turn to our neighborhood speakeasies, the spots you most likely won’t stumble into on your own — mostly because you’d never find them. Hidden behind unmarked doors, secret entrances, or guarded stairwells, these Prohibition-era inspired throwbacks add a hint of mystery and intrigue to a night out, combining a sense of exclusivity with serious mixology.

Inspired by Armani Code Sport’s Dive into the Night Foursquare competition, we offer a roundup of some of the best of these hideaways around the country. Check out the ones you don’t know, tell us your own favorites in the comments, and wherever you go, be sure to check in and take part in the Foursquare challenge — you could win a bottle of Armani Code Sport daily, or even the grand-prize trip to NYC for an Armani shopping spree. … Read More

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The Flavorpill Guide to Late-Night Eating Spots

The club might be closed, but you don’t want to go home. Yes, it’s time to grab a bite. To help steer you right, we present our very favorite late-night eats, culled from the hungry night owls of the extended Flavorpill family and divided up by city. We’re sure you have faves of your own too, so go ahead and share them in the comments. Or better yet: Armani Code Sport is running a Foursquare competition, where the person with the coolest late-night itinerary each day wins a free bottle of Code Sport — and a grand prize winner gets flown to NYC for a shopping spree at the Armani store. In the meantime, nosh on this and Dive into the Night. … Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. Last night, Kanye tweeted what could be the cover art for Watch The Throne, his joint project with Jay-Z, which is set to drop on January 11th. In the middle are the letters H*A*M. Any ideas what that might mean? [via HitFix]

2. MTV and Foursquare have teamed up to launch a… Read More

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10 of Foursquare’s Weirdest Badges

If you haven’t joined the trendy location-based game Foursquare it’s about time — even Gossip Girl is casually referring to it these days. For the uninitiated, Foursquare allows you to check-in at different venues on your smartphone, both to let friends know the coolest places in town and to rack up badges. Some of the badges are pretty self-explanatory and easy to get, while others are slightly more… creative. Click through to see 10 of the strangest badges in Foursquare’s brief history. … Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. Comedian Chelsea Handler has been officially announced as the host of the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards on September 12. [via ArtsBeat]
2. Yesterday Facebook announced a new, optional service called Places that’s just like Foursquare without the badges and only for people who have an iPhone. [via WSJ]… Read More

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Strange Bedfellows: Social Media and Marriage Proposals

Mashable reports that over the weekend Digg’s Matt Van Horn leveraged Twitter, Foursquare, and live streaming mobile service Qik to propose to his girlfriend. As the groom-to-be explains it:

“So I had @hutchins hiding with me behind the rock with his iPhone live streaming the proposal and he also had a camera taking… Read More

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Foursquare Blocked in China Over Tiananmen Square Check-ins

Bad news for our tech-obsessed friends in Beijing: According to the LA Times, Foursquare has been banned in China after users used the service to “check in” at Tiananmen Square on Friday (the 21st anniversary of the infamous massacre-that-must-not-be-named) and left “sensitive comments” as tips. As Foursquare is often linked up to both Facebook… Read More

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Can Foursquare Save Lives?

Today for the second time in less than a week Times Square had to be evacuated due to suspicious activity. Thankfully, this time it was a false alarm and the suspicious container in question was filled with books and a bottle of water. Probably one of the most interesting stories to develop from… Read More

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