On a recent Friday night at Le Poisson Rouge it is the '90s, as images of Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, 10 Things I Hate About You, and Blink 182 flash on screens and DJ Sugar Ray spins Naughty By Nature's "Hip Hop Hooray." At 12:15, attendees pile into the room and the countdown to the night's main even ... More >>
You don't have to ask. Kanye West will do it for you. "How much do I not give a fuck?" he wonders just over a minute into the grinding, bombastic first track off his 2013 victory lap, Yeezus, which is bubbling with answers to that very question. "Let me show you right now . . ." See also: Kanye We ... More >>
Stiller's the best comedy director of his generation, hiding in plain sight
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 >>
Back in September of 2010, noted music journalist (and former editor-in-chief of SPIN and Vibe magazines) Alan Light was among 4,000 people sitting in the Jacob Javitz Center for Yom Kippur services when the Congregation Beit Simchat Torah choir took the stage to conclude the solemn proceedings with ... 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 >>
Who else but the resident outrage-hungry Horny Lesbian Ethnocentric Sexist Catlady of the New York Post, Andrea Peyser, would get kicked out of the Masters for walking up to Tiger Woods and asking him about his penis?
Brace yourself for the hotter, blonder, Russian Anna: Anna Fermanova. The new improved Anna attempted to smuggle high-tech night vision googles (worth $15,000 and considered weapons) from the United States to Russia, and she now faces a federal felony charge, according to The Smoking Gun. Not ver ... More >>
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 >>
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