Wednesday, September 26
Better Than: Schlepping up to Inwood for a random Jay-Z sighting.
Jay-Z is hip-hop's reigning master of synergy. Just days before he christens the Barclays Center in Brooklyn with a string of sold-out concerts, the rapper hosted the release of basketbal ... More >>
As reality television slowly drags itself into the oblivion, it is safe to say that we, as a country, are pretty much done with MTV's 'Jersey Shore.' The greased-up guido and obnoxious fist-pumping fad came and went but, nonetheless, it did happen: at one point, the show was the highest rated show e ... More >>
Robert Glasper Experiment
Tuesday, February 28
Better than: Sitting at home with the radio.
"About what time does ?uestlove finish up at the Fallon show? It couldn't have been that long ago, right?"
That query, overheard amid the big beats pumping from the Highline Ballroom's s ... More >>
Monday, July 25
Better than: Listening to Funkmaster Flex break a record live on air.
Yep, Jay-Z did come out to play, and yes, Kanye did put in an appearance, but the biggest draws at Young Jeezy's NYC gig were the secret stars. Despite initially taking the stage wi ... More >>
Remember Brian Williams, the dashingly handsome evening news anchor who is all sorts of cynical-funny and made some jokes about Brooklyn a couple of times? Well, there are people who like him, like him a lot. And some of them want him to run for president. According to "campaign manager" Eric ... More >>
While performing in Nashville last weekend, 30 Rock's Tracy Morgan allegedly went on an anti-gay tirade. Audience member Kevin Rogers wrote on his Facebook page that Morgan said "'Born this Way' is bullshit, gay is a choice," and that "if his son -- was gay he better come home and talk to him ... More >>
Taxi TV is one of the worst things about New York City. It's intrusive, loud, and never really that interesting. What's the deal with that girl interviewing a random assortment of celebrities on her "stoop"? We're not even so sure that's her real stoop. There must be something to make Taxi TV bette ... More >>
We have gone to many, many, many LGBT rallies in the past year. Sometimes, it can be disheartening. Last night's "You Are Loved" vigil in Washington Square Park was certainly the most sad, but also, the most touching.
Saturday Night Live is switching up their cast, and the New York Times has confirmed the new lineup. Who's out and who's in this season, which everyone will tell you is worse than the season before regardless?
photo by Nate "Igor" SmithHannibal Buress walks through a city of lost souls, i.e. the Gathering of the Juggalos' Drug Bridge
On the comedy stage of All Tomorrow's Parties New York this weekend is the recently minted 30 Rock writer Hannibal Buress. The local comic's been all over the festival circu ... More >>
New York mag reports that Tracy Morgan is packing up his shark's den and settling somewhere in the West 50s. We think being Morgan's new neighbor could be enthralling -- or endangering -- depending on how your sense of humor handles jokes about getting people pregnant behind a middle school. ... More >>
As if the Material Girl's eldest spawn wasn't busy enough with her new enrollment at LaGuardia High and her ever-changing parental visitations with her real poppa, step-poppa, and baby Jesus, little Lola, ahem, Lourdes, is also debuting a Juniors clothing line via Macy's on August 3. On Wedne ... More >>
There's nothing surprising about a late night email fight, especially when alcohol is involved. We've all been there. But when the recipient of your angry missive is Apple's Steve Jobs -- and he takes the time to respond, four times, in the middle of the night -- it becomes news.
Gawker Medi ... More >>
Seminal New York 30 Rock actor Alec Baldwin's apparently speaking at NYU's graduation. Hopefully it'll be like that time he screamed on the cell phone to his daughter, because I mean doesn't it feel like that kind of mildly terrifying Mamet-esque outrage could benefit the outgoing NYU class o ... More >>
This is a new one on us: Wikipedia currently lists Alec Baldwin as one of the Democratic contenders for Mayor of New York in 2010, albeit a "potential" one. Their cite is a Bitten and Bound story from May of last year, which said the 30 Rock actor "has political aspirations." That seems rather thin ... More >>