This wintery weather sure makes us suckers for the holidays (even more so than usual), and this weekend we're not short of holiday events. Get cozy with Neil Gaiman as he reads A Christmas Carol, partake in the annual holiday tradition of Unsilent Night at Washington Square Park, and sing along to t ... More >>
[Editor's Note: In his column Serrano Time, award-winning writer and goofball Shea Serrano writes about his life and times.] Song: Eminem's "The Monster," featuring Rihanna History: Eminem did a freestyle battle. He went up against Papa Doc and choked. It was pretty sad. Then some more sad stuff h ... More >>
In a welcome break from the endless coverage of Obamacare, the Senate Democratic leadership scuttled the filibuster rules Republicans had been using to hold up a ridiculous number of Obama appointments, and the Administration brokered a nuclear deal with Iran. The break is welcome because it gives ... More >>
While Manhattan is home to its fair share of strange vehicles, it's hard not to notice when a kelly green Citroën truck from the flower power era starts making appearances on the streets of the West Village. The vehicle, dubbed Popitbaby, features video screens, promotional punch cards, and slick p ... More >>
Cold, broken, and holy
From December 3 to the 30th, the riotously funny Cheri Oteri--best known from Saturday Night Live and other comedy shows--will explode onto the stage of NEWSical The Musical! That's the constantly updating, never self-censoring musical mockery of current events that's sort of like The Daily Show wi ... More >>
Everybody knows I'm a movie-favorite monster
The New York Times ran a story yesterday profiling a man who walks around Central Park hugging children while dressed as Elmo -- and whose antisemitic rant outside the Central Park Zoo was caught on tape earlier this week. For whatever reason, the Times made a (poor) attempt to protect the man's tru ... More >>
Way before Adam Sandler did wacky comedy movies opposite himself, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis were the reigning goofball team of 1950s cinema. Well, I just dug up a book about the singer/shticker duo by Arthur Marx (son of Groucho), and it points to some real affection that lurked beneath the animo ... More >>
Victoria Jackson went from the big leagues of comedy to the rabid right of modern politics
Variety reports that Yankees record home-run hitter Alex Rodriguez will be fielding a role in the new Justin Timberlake-Mila Kunis movie, Friends With Benefits, about two friends who take to the sheets to cope after ending disastrous relationships. Though the plot of the film may be predictab ... More >>
A week ago, Israeli paratroopers took over a ship on the high seas that was part of a flotilla trying to flout Israel's embargo against Gaza. Those aboard the boat, which carried wheelchairs and such like, fought back against the invading Israelis, who retaliated by killing nine of them. Even some ... More >>
This redux is a rare device: a TV remake for the big screen that works on its own terms
Che wins the only Cannes award that really matters: ours
Too hot to deal? Take shelter in the cool and dark of the matinee.
Only in the early '70s could Elliott Gould have been a matinee idol. Since then? The Brooklyn schlemiel's long goodbye.
In which an American Idol runner-up tops it all by blow-drying his chest
The loudest, boldest comic actor around takes an endless victory lap
Strange Internet man with growth disorder makes like Adam Sandler via Andy Kaufman
The modern American sportsman, as skate punk, ringside messiah, and prison bitch
Finally a chance to catch up on all those new bands. Well, maybe not bands exactly . . .
Cinematic campaigning: This fall, filmmakers assault the status quo at a theater near you
'Hoop Dreams' Director Steve James Rebounds With 'Stevie'
The Critics Speak
The Many Sides of Indie Film's Newest Siren
The Williamses Bow Out and Anna Goes Down, but Elena Emerges at the Chase Championships
TV Maverick Mike White Stalks the Big Screen With Chuck & Buck
Taking Torah on the road
Definitely honor-free will be Joseph Fiennes for Shakespeare (sorry, but the Bard didn't look like Rob Lowe).
The health issues behind the ABC lockout