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  • BACK TO THE BUFFET

    published December 19, 2012

    There are only a few things—apocalyptic zombie epidemics, Cloverfieldian monsters—that can clear out this town faster than the... More >>

  • REBEL REBEL

    published December 12, 2012

    Forget It’s a Wonderful Life. For a truly heartwarming Christmas story this year, try John Waters’s camptastic 1974 classic... More >>

  • REEL TIME

    published December 5, 2012

    It was one of those ideas born in a café, as most good ideas post-Hemingway usually are. Now, 20 years later, Australia’s Tropfest is... More >>

  • FUNNY PEOPLE

    published November 28, 2012

    In the wake of the hurricane, Bruce Springsteen and friends pulled together a fundraiser that was epic and badass and chock full of nostalgia for... More >>

  • HOLIDAY FEAR

    published November 21, 2012

    We all remember Bob Clark’s masterpiece A Christmas Story with Ralphie, the BB gun, and the leg lamp. But have you seen Clark’s other... More >>

  • The People's Bailout

    published November 14, 2012

    The problem with debt? It has lost its glamour. Once the domain of the smoky backroom gambling circle, any street cred evaporated now that... More >>

  • SCIENTIFIC METHOD

    published November 7, 2012

    Whoever says science is boring has clearly never been to the Imagine Science Film Festival, the fifth-annual event that combines art and science... More >>

  • Presidential Election Night Party

    published October 31, 2012

    Presidential Election Night Party with DJ Herbert Holler. Tue., Nov. 6, 8 p.m., 2012 More >>

  • Election Night Watch Party

    published October 31, 2012

    It’s that time again. So what’s it going to be? The right wing, the left wing, or the hot wing? We favor the latter, and when it comes... More >>

  • First Blood

    published October 24, 2012

    Not exactly a looker like the fanged heartthrob Rob Pattinson, the big-eared, crazy-eyed Count Orlok nevertheless maintains a penchant for lurking... More >>

  • FUNNY GIRL

    published October 17, 2012

    Hey ladies, feel like reading something truly hilarious? Simply Google “why women aren’t funny” and you’ll find a... More >>

  • Murder, Inc.

    published October 10, 2012

    Despite the fun of Dexter and a bunch of fetishist Manson flicks, we’ve got to get real 
and say serial killers are largely not cool.... More >>

  • ALL TOPS OFF

    published September 26, 2012

    It takes a certain kind of person to get up on stage and strip. It takes a whole different kind of person to get up on stage and sing, tap dance,... More >>

  • WIRE TAP

    published September 26, 2012

    There have been a lot of comparisons between the latest wave of “smart” TV dramas and the Victorian novel: both serialized, both once... More >>

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    published September 19, 2012

    Trailblazers for many a modern-day Hannah Montana, the Monkees were originally actors cast to play a fictional band in a kids’ show airing... More >>

  • SWEET 16

    published September 12, 2012

    Flash back to 1947, when the late, great cineaste Amos Vogel had a dream: that people would come together in the name of art, film, and a shared... More >>

  • Tour de Taste

    published September 12, 2012

    Let’s get right to the point: Stuffing your face with gourmet cuisine doesn’t cart the same guilt if it’s done in the name of a... More >>

  • SWEET VALLEY HIGH

    published August 29, 2012

    Julie thinks Randy is a hunk with a bitchin’ bod and fresh attitude to match. But, like, oh, no! Her girlfriends say he’s... More >>

  • Meat and Greet

    published August 29, 2012

    We can think of a lot of reasons to drop out of law school. But for Noah Bernamoff, it was barbecue. At 27, the native Montrealer traded in books... More >>

  • RENT CONTROL

    published August 22, 2012

    Before he was hitching up Harold and Maude, director Hal Ashby used the gentrification of the once-stroller-less, decidedly-not-vegan,... More >>

  • WHO YOU GONNA CALL?

    published August 15, 2012

    Are you a crazy Keymaster? Maybe more of a sultry Gatekeeper? Either way, the Minions of Gozer have a job for you. In the spirit of many a Rocky... More >>

  • BALLET WITHOUT BORDERS

    published August 8, 2012

    Appearing as a guest choreographer on So You Think You Can Dance might have been the closest he has come to mainstream appreciation, but in the... More >>

  • HAPPILY (UN)MARRIED

    published July 25, 2012

    Celeste and Jesse Forever, the debut screenwriting venture by Parks and Recreation star Rashida Jones, was a lot more like “Celeste and... More >>

  • SEEDY READING

    published July 25, 2012

    Nowadays the waterway separating Manhattan and Brooklyn is best known as one of the world’s busiest industrial thoroughfares, not to mention... More >>

  • FREE VERSE

    published July 18, 2012

    “Others will enter the gates of the ferry, and cross from shore to shore,” Whitman once meditated, somewhere afloat on the East River.... More >>

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