Last Tuesday was the State of the Union address, in which the President laid out a bunch of plans and Republicans denounced them. Rightbloggers got into this with the aplomb you'd expect.
But when rising GOP star Marco Rubio had a comical moment in his official Republican response, and people had ... More >>
I was hoping Ashton Kutcher's performance as Steve Jobs--in the film that just premiered at Sundance--would be a rousing success that would reveal a lot of textures Ashton hasn't been able to show in the mindless tripe he's usually cast in.
That could still be the case--I'll keep my mind as open as ... More >>
This morning brings us "I INSPIRED A 'BAD' VERSION OF MYSELF ON AARON SORKIN'S 'THE NEWSROOM.'"
In that essay -- if you want to call something so rambling and self-indulgent an essay -- ex-New York Post gossip columnist/current XOJane Deputy Editor Mandy Stadtmiller describes how a handful of date ... More >>
This month, to celebrate the Internet's unbridled love for wallowing in nostalgia and even greater relishing of talking about why certain cultural artifacts are horrible, Sound of the City presents First Worsts, a series in which our writers remember the first time... they ever hated a song enough t ... More >>
Saturday, November 5
Better than: New Jersey's usual offerings.
"I hear the show is a big fucking deal! I hear you disappearing and things, running around the fucking venue, coming in from behind the people, singing those hit tunes... Dudes is wiggling their foot from ... More >>
The script for Aaron Sorkin's new HBO pilot, as of yet untitled, has been obtained by Flash, the gossip desk at News Corp.'s iPad newspaper The Daily, corroborating rumors that Keith Olbermann's ego will indeed be growing soon. Sorkin, who allegedly spent time studying both Olbermann and Chri ... More >>
Fiery Keith Olbermann is no longer at MSNBC, as you know, prompting a hailstorm of speculation about what he might end up doing, when he's contractually allowed to relocate.
One report said he might consult and/or appear on an Aaron Sorkin show for HBO about cable news, which is interesting, ... More >>
This weekend, essays in the New York Review of Books and the New York Times tackle giant questions about the hold technology has on our daily lives. Zadie Smith's "Generation Why?" is ostensibly a review of David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin's The Social Network, but it is much more. It is a disc ... More >>
Last night, our long-awaited dream finally manifested in reality: Eliot Spitzer and That Conservative White Chick With A Pulitzer came on CNN for an hour, and then, got off. Before we knew it, Larry King was farting on Lance Bass, and it was over. Reviews have ranged from the "Eh!" to the "UG ... More >>
Parker/Spitzer, the biggest thing to happen to CNN since Larry King farted on Octomom, is finally here. Our former governor Eliot Spitzer and his foil, the saucy Putlizer-prize winning conservative columnist, Kathleen Parker, are about to go on the air.
From Glenn Beck to Breitbart, Sarah Palin to Rush Limbaugh, from sea to shining sea, from their mere followers to their Kool-Aid drinkers, the rage, motives, and manners all lend themselves to a certain composite picture developing quite neatly in this country, that's really, more than anythi ... More >>
Facebook just released their newest innovation that furthers the social network's reputation as a product meant to track your every move like the digital shock-collar we all know it is but have yet to fully come to terms with as (or have already given up on fighting). Which is also perfectly ... More >>
Maybe you've heard about the various misdeeds of young Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg because of the book about him, or the relentless blogging about him, or the leaked IMs, or because you use Facebook and know the distinct feeling of being violated in a sacred area: your Internet priva ... More >>
Important New York superhero Spider Man will no longer be portrayed in movies by Tobey Maguire, because Spider Man 2 was so goddamn amazing it just didn't really matter, is why. No Spider Man movie with Tobey Maguire in it was going to get any better. So now, they're restarting the franchise, ... More >>