Abe Vigoda

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2013

    Ellen Just Turned 55! Here Are 55 Reasons Why We Love Her

    HuffPo has come up with a list as long as Ellen DeGeneres's life, and it's pretty lovely stuff. For example: She's always early. She doesn't think humor should be mean. She did the voice of Dory in Finding Nemo. She came out.

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2011

    Old-Timers Night At The Waldorf

    ​"Welcome home," a waiter said to me as I took my seat at a Waldorf gala last night, and I was thrilled, feeling like Dolly Levi coming back to the Harmonia Gardens. It was the Friars Cub benefit which honored singer Connie Francis, and the old-timers came out of the woodwork like milkshakes ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    February 2, 2011


    Young men at tropi-rock work

  • Columns

    May 25, 2010

    Large Erection Headed Toward Angelina Jolie

    I do a full Gaynor! . . . over Mitzi and over Reichen Lehmkuhl; Friars toast David Dinkins

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2010

    Tonight! Abe Vigoda, the xx, and Dappled Cities

    ​Behold: fresh from the Los Angeles DIY scene, Abe Vigoda (the band, not the actor, to your left) mauls instruments with punk ferocity while dabbling in steel drums and syncopated rhythms at the Mercury Lounge. Then, the xx play another gig at Webster Hall...and you might not want to miss thei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2009

    Ellen Replaces Paula Abdul on Idol

    ​So they ignored all our suggestions--LaToya Jackson, Abe Vigoda, and so on--and went with Ellen DeGeneres to fill in the woozy dormouse slot on the American Idol panel, formerly occupied by "Straight Up" star Paula Abdul and her morphine patch scar. But I think this is a good thing! Ellen wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2009

    Who's Still Alive?

    ​In the midst of one of the dying-est years in celebrity history, I feel it's imperative to cherish the old-time stars who are still with us and make sure (via prayers, voodoo, or interventions) that they never transition to the other side. But who are they? Who's left?

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2009

    Bea Arthur's Boobies

    This eye popping 1991 artwork by John Currin was unearthed by my friend Vodka Stinger in a random google image search of late Golden Girl Beatrice Arthur. I have no idea why Bea's knockers are hanging out in the painting, but I'm glad they never did a similar portrait of Abe Vigoda. If that's not e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2009

    Todd P Announces Free Day Show SXSW Line-Ups, Broke-Ass Austin-Bound Kids Rejoice

    The back patio in 2007 Let it be known that Todd P's deftly orchestrated unofficial all-day parties are one of the SXSW's undisputed highlights, tucked a few blocks away from the main Sixth Street drag on the back patio of Ms. Bea's, the best dive bar South of Rosemary's Greenpoint Tavern. So we a ... More >>

  • Music

    July 9, 2008

    Abe Vigoda, Alive and Funky

    Beat-happy indie hooligans make actually tolerable 'tropical punk'

  • Music

    April 29, 2008

    Brooklyn, a Place to Impress Strangers

    Notes on the evolution of the BK DIY scene, now available in Manhattan

  • News

    May 2, 2000

    Waxing Poetic

    Political Prognostications Abound in Giuliani Camp