At 8:30 a.m., this year's Oscar nominations will be announced, also known as national Gah! What Were Those Idiot Voters Thinking Day. We can't wait, so in the meantime, we give you this:
If nothing else, 2013 was a landmark year in commemorating other landmark years. Nostalgia's been booming business for a bit now, and taking the time looking back at these milestones has allowed the internet to succeed where the ever-depleting resources for music education have failed. However, we t ... More >>
These concerts are all certified "Best of Weekend" by the mayor's office. We bring them to you by court order.
Relax! I'm talking about the Razzie awards, for worst of the year. The latest vamp epic scored 11 nominations, making it the Lincoln of the Razzies (or maybe the Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter).
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 >>
My days and nights are so enchantingly surreal, I wish we could switch bodies sometime. Just this weekend I went to a special screening of Hotel Transylvania, the 3D animated film with Adam Sandler as Dracula trying to protect his 118-year-old daughter from humans, until realizing people are sort o ... More >>
A Duke University study has found that it can be damaging to young people when historical movies change the facts for entertainment's sake. A lot of times, people come away from the theater remembering the wrong stuff instead of what's actually in the history books, quoting the Hollywood versions a ... More >>
Two U.S. Army officers were killed at their desks in Afghanistan's Ministry of Interior Saturday by a junior intelligence officer. "We believe it was 100% linked to the Quran burning because of the religious background of this junior officer. He spent two months in a Pakistani madrassa," an Afghan ... More >>
Santas, get those vocal cords ready
The era that made movie history
And is Spanglish something to celebrate?
Reality star and plastic surgery victim Heidi Montag tells People she's "writing" what appears to be a sci-fi action-adventure movie about her magical 3-D breast implants saving a small beach community from shark attacks. It's unclear just how Montag, who says she will play a lifeguard named Summe ... More >>
Aziz Ansari is done playing second fiddle
Abigail Breslin made a spectacular child star at age 10 in the Oscar winning Little Miss Sunshine, and she's now onto a full-fledged career as an adolescent, making even more movies than La Streep and heading to Broadway in a Miracle Worker revival that could turn her into the new Patty Duke. ... More >>
Weird Christmas records: They're not just for Dylan anymore
HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart AssetYour Tuesday New York headlines...Murdoch apologizes for chimp cartoon: "We made a mistake." Says after talking to editors, "we will seek to be more attuned to the sensitivities of our community."The Times continues its white panic over tough times: 1. New Y ... More >>
Gawker says the media "seems to be pining for the crime-fueled depravity of New York in the 1970's and 80's. It was so gritty and exciting." Then it tosses some videos of gritty, exciting films about New York when it was "dangerous, scary and cool." The italics, in case you missed it, are ironical. ... More >>
Throwdown would be proud
We interrupt regular programming to take you back to 1976's darkly comic masterpiece.
Who better to save America than an armed Mark Wahlberg? Seriously.
Dontclick.it: Buttonless site helps break down bifurcated worldview
Turkish composer and Harvard grad pump up the volume
So when are they gonna get Augustus Pablo and his melodica to cover an old Hooters hit?
Ko Girls, Paddle Battles, and Talking Guns
Showbiz Examined at the Jewish Museum
Schools of Hard Knocks
New Yorks Indie Filmmakers Prepare for a Summer Shutdown
Thrillers! Satires! Westerns! Indies! Blockbusters! Sequels!
The Politics of Napping
Lisa Kudrow supposedly got jewelry worth $5000 to host the MTV Movie Awards, and Adam Sandler was gifted with a $15,000 flat-screen TV.