U.S. Senate Former Reagan speechwriter and septuagenarian Jeff Bell will face incumbent New Jersey Senator Cory Booker in the fall after narrowly beating the closest of his three rivals for the Republican nomination, Rich Pezzullo, by fewer than 5,000 votes. House of Representatives, District 1 ... More >>
If you grew up watching MTV or listening to the radio in the '80s and '90s, chances are between losing yourself in the music and catching yourself in the commercials you heard about quite a few music-based contests for various record label and band promotions. Perhaps you may have even participated ... More >>
Believe it or not, it's now been 20 years since Mighty Morphin Power Rangers premiered, changing the way '90s kids saw the world by combining teen drama with dinosaur robots. It also introduced a generation to the power of electric guitars as the show's immortal "Go Go Power Rangers" theme has becom ... More >>
You have a problem: You love watching college hoops, but you also love being employed so you can pay rent and feed your freeloading family. Every March, these two loves come head-to-head in a battle for your attention. Slam dunks and buzzer-beaters vs. shelter and nourished children--it's too close ... More >>
After five years former Non-Phixion member Ill Bill has finally released his latest solo album, The Grimey Awards. The record looks to continue his gritty New York boom-bap vision that help defined the city's alternative rap underground in the late '90s. We spoke to Bill about the people in his life ... More >>
Celebrate six years of Trouble & Bass
Last summer, we put together a little list that took on a life of its own. We counted down the 25 people and groups who had been doing the most to get word out to the wider world about the Church of Scientology's many alleged abuses, and who have contributed to its steep recent decline. A year la ... More >>
Anarchy in the 914
Justin Bieber and Ludacris: Congratulations. A lot of people watched your video.On August 28, MTV will throw the 2011 installment of its Video Music Awards, honoring achievements in the art form that used to make up the majority of its programming. While it's all too tempting to note the iron ... More >>
As you might have heard, Beyoncé is playing four shows at Roseland this week in celebration of her new album 4, the first of which sold out in 22 seconds! I had the pleasure of attending last night's opener, and as Maura noted in her review, "Nobody has pipes like her right now. Not a singl ... More >>
Esther ZuckermanDuring a question and answer session at Internet Week New York this morning, Senator Chuck Schumer quipped that he was of "the older generation." And even as Schumer looked forward in his keynote speech, which kicked off IWNY at its headquarters in the Metropolitan Pavilion, h ... More >>
In its intermittent battles with unpaid writers, The Huffington Post and its (often reluctant) defenders have trotted out a number of arguments, including most commonly the assertion that the bloggers write without compensation for attention, and most like it just fine that way. Others have a ... More >>
Today, almost every media operation in the world has already attempted or will soon attempt to make a joke at the expense of their readers, viewers, visitors, or customers. Most will actually fool very few, while even less will be funny. We've already noted some of Google's gags for the day, ... More >>
It's been just under two weeks since Rupert Murdoch and Apple announced the debut issue of their iPad newspaper The Daily at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. "In this exciting new era, we believe The Daily will be the model for how stories are told and consumed," said Murdoch, the News ... More >>
Till KrautkrämerLove MeatWater. There have been some recent reports going around the blogosphere about MeatWater, a new beverage that resembles VitaminWater but is flavored to mirror one's favorite porcine and bovine dishes (i.e., Dirty Hot Dog Water, Wiener Schnitzel Water, Tandoori Chicken ... More >>
via Rachel Sterne's TwitterToday brought the news that 27-year-old Rachel Sterne, Mayor Bloomberg's first-ever chief digital officer in the office of media and entertainment, has upgraded her privacy settings on Facebook. This is interesting because she hadn't already done so, and also becaus ... More >>
This funny "attack ad" on winter made by AOL conveys how we're probably all feeling. Winter is so last season to us already.
AOL's WalletPop site has revealed the safest neighborhoods in America's major cities based on neighborhood and FBI crime data. Guess what!? Bedford Avenue has ranked as one of those cozy locales, where your chance of becoming the victim to a crime is but 1 in 500 each year.
Sportswriter and noted asshole Jay Mariotti has been arrested for domestic assault. The LAPD is saying he and his girlfriend left a club arguing, and Mariotti "pushed and shoved her, and also left marks on her arm." A little hypocritical, don't you think, coming from a dude who called for stricte ... More >>
via The Observer/The Chive• Jenny the Dry Erase Board Girl is really an actress named Elyse Porterfield, i.e., the whole thing's a fake. D'oh! But it was fun while it lasted. [Observer] • BP station owners were screwed by the oil spill, too, getting their share of boycotts, protests, van ... More >>
As Julia discussed this weekend, the New York Times suggested via a column by public editor Clark Hoyt that the "gauzy rumors" about a salacious story his paper was going to release someday about David Paterson were not the paper's fault, but that of other, less principled journalistic outlet ... More >>
ANOTHER SOUND OF THE CITY CHAT ROOM EXCLUSIVE! JON BOIS HACKED INTO RIVERS CUOMO'S AOL ACCOUNT TO BRING YOU AN IM SCREEN-CAPTURE OF RIVERS CUOMO TALKING TO RIVERS CUOMO . . NO IDEA HOW JON BOY DOES IT, BUT LOOK MA, NO HANDS! **OnlineHost** Welcome to Rivers Cuomo ... More >>
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