For reasons we won't rehash here, you might be tired of the NFL and its players already. Not to mention the media. As such, you could be wondering how you're going to fill all those hours this weekend. Here are a few suggestions.
The music industry doesn't produce director's commentary. Your average musician isn't doing press tours, they're doing three hours of phone interviews. Every album has a narrative, a set of circumstances that led up to its tenor and tone, but much of that is left by the wayside. Music writing's an ... More >>
Your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from thrift stores, estate sales, and flea markets. The Devil's Web: Who Is Stalking Your Children for Satan? Author: Pat Pulling (with Kathy Cawthon) Date: 1989 Publisher: Huntington House Discovered at: Goodwill ... More >>
Hussein Mohamed took a hard road to America. Born into a minority clan in a nation rife with ethnic conflict, the boyish 24-year-old with gangly limbs and intense brown eyes describes fleeing his village in Somalia in 2012 after gunmen threatened to kill him. Mohamed says he was forced to quit his j ... More >>
Members of the NYPD's Queens Warrant Squad were spotted last week wearing T-shirts imprinted with a quote that some folks might find just a little bit offensive. A photo is at right. The quote reads, "There is no hunting like the hunting of man, and those who have hunted armed men long enough and l ... More >>
Tonight at S.O.B.'s, one of Harlem's favorite sons, Cam'ron, takes the stage to remind us all why, for almost two decades, he's been one of hip-hop's most endearing personalities. But along with all of his quotable verses and unforgettable Cam-isms on record, he's given us some moments in front of t ... More >>
Scientologists don't really have a Sunday service. They like to say that they do, because they crave mainstream acceptance. But unless Xenu rested after six days and L. Ron Hubbard just forgot to mention it, there's no reason for Scientologists to treat Sunday any differently than every other day of ... More >>
Oh my, do we have a treat for you today. For several weeks now, we've been reporting on the "L. Ron Hubbard Writers and Illustrators of the Future" contest. For several years, certain writers have questioned the connection between the contest and Scientology, which owns and operates it. And recently ... More >>
Are your torches and pitchforks handy?As you may have heard, Ruth Madoff, the wife Bernie Madoff, one of the most hated men in New York, is back living in the Tri-state area -- and none of her neighbors can muster a kind word about her.Ruth Madoff has moved to Greenwich, Connecticut, reportedly t ... More >>
via Cats Who Look Like SkrillexWill this cat win Best New Artist?Welcome to Sound of the City's liveblog of the 54th Annual Grammys, coming to you live from a couch in Astoria. There are quite a few questions lurking around tonight's ceremony. Will Adele sweep the three major categories in wh ... More >>
Hey, maybe the real estate agent can let her in.Lady Gaga's old apartment at 176 Stanton Street has gone on the market for the I-have-no-idea-if-it's-reasonable price of $1,850 a month (via Spin). The "phenomenal 1br" where the shape-shifting pop star once resided is listed on the Citi Habita ... More >>
Beyond talking heads
Yesterday 60 Minutes curmudgeon Andy Rooney announced that he would be retiring from his weekly segment of wondering about the annoying things in life. Here is a clip from Beavis And Butt-Head where the two imminently returning couch potatoes do their best "Mickey" Rooney impersonations over "Funk D ... More >>
Sunday night's 60 Minutes interview with Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly included the slightly frightening, maybe sort of soothing information that, if necessary, and in a very extreme situation, the NYPD had the "means and training" to take down an aircraft. But after speculation that he m ... More >>
Updated below President Barack Obama has opted not to release a photograph of Osama Bin Laden's dead body, CBS is reporting. We wondered yesterday if the United States should release one of the pictures taken depicting Bin Laden shot above the left eye and in the chest after Sunday's raid in ... More >>
Tits and ass, tits and ass. Is it really just hard to accept others as they are? Apparently not, as we learned from the millions of dirty old men readers sympathetic to the cause of Debrahlee Lorenzana, The Sexy Banker Who Couldn't. Lorenzana says she was fired from her job at CitiBank becaus ... More >>
Sadly, there was no panel discussion on Friday's Real Time with Bill Maher, instead the three guests (Billy Joe Armstrong, Chris Rock, and Alice Waters) sat down to individual interviews. Waters' segment was fine, although, oddly, she seems to be developing a faint, Madonna-style British accent. ... More >>
Just days before yet another replay of its major betting scandal, NBA officials — the league's executives, not the refs — must be running like mad up and down the hallways of their Fifth Avenue headquarters. Crooked ref Tim Donaghy has revealed what he says was a concerted effort to g ... More >>
Buzz Aldrin approves of Cronkite's coverage of Apollo 11, "explaining each procedure so that the waking world knew what was coming next." Andy Rooney, who memorably choked up at the original service, plays it safe with a taped tribute from his 60 Minutes crank-desk. He referred to his own s ... More >>
This week in blogs... Chowhound aims to answer the question of hot to deal with "restaurant food gawking," that is when fellow diners star hungrily at your food. [Chowhound] Eat Me Daily reacted to the recent Gourmet piece on Alice Waters, denouncing the author for defending the slow food maven by ... More >>
Alice Waters has had an awful lot of advice for pretty much everyone lately, and that includes Thomas Keller. BlackBook reports that the magniloquent and high-flown but (presumably) well-meaning Waters was at Per Se this weekend, and she did not seem to enjoy herself one bit. Apparently, Waters sent ... More >>
Popular Mets fan board The 'Ropolitans is okay with the fact that Citigroup, recent recipient of a massive Federal bailout, still intends to give the team $400 million for the naming rights to its new stadium. "Think about it in terms of commercials," the blog says. "We (American taxpayers) would ha ... More >>
Maybe John McCain is taking seriously the recent poll that showed him closing on Obama in New York. On "60 Minutes" last night, he suggested NY Attorney General Andrew Cuomo would make a fine replacement for Christopher Cox at the SEC. Cuomo's response to Newsday's follow-up -- "It would be inappr ... More >>
Did they change up the coffee formula at 450 W. 33rd Street? I'm asking because today's Daily News is full of so many zings and puntastic headlines that I was cracking up before I even started reading any articles. Look at the front page, we get not one, but two rhyming headlines: "GOTTI NEEDS SHRIN ... More >>
Mandate for the new majority: Curb the president's power to torture
Lessons from parents who overdo the lessons they give their 'hothouse kids'
Coming soon to the United Nations: Iran's chief executioner of women
An exCIA op's martyrdom analysis, plus some war propaganda
CIA war crimes in Europe are now under official investigation there, but not here
Intelligence whistleblowers storm Capitol Hill, asking for the right to be heard.
The death and life of network evening news; plus: Krugman's journey to prime critic of Bush
How missing explosives in Iraq burst into the presidential election
Will Chuck Schumer, or any anti-Pickering revilers, finally apologize to the judge?
Defense Secretary Puts Us in a Dangerous World of His Own Making
A Juror: 'We Only Heard Half a Story'
The optimist's guide to the Millennium's final fall-movie crop
Teen Culture Leaves Media Quaking