Al Roker

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2014

    New Yorkers Are Pretty Expletive Tired of All This Expletive Snow

    It's snowing. Again. It's real cold. Again. It's 30 degrees but feels colder, and the weather forecast says much of the city is currently experiencing something called "snow fog," which sounds absolutely disgusting. The National Weather Service is warning that we should expect six to eight inches, " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2013

    PSYched Out: The Today Show's Obsession With Psy

    One of television's longest-running programs, NBC's Today, has recently gone from venerable to vulnerable within the span of about a year. Thanks to more missteps than a line of drunken novice cloggers attempting the Riverdance, the morning show now finds itself routinely rated behind its main compe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2013

    The Funniest Celebrity Tweets Are Written By...

    Ruth Buzzi, the hilarious, rubber-faced comic best known for Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In, the swinging comedy revue that dominated TV from 1968 to '73. Ruthie is retired from show biz and living in Texas, but she's still cranking out a whole mess of fun missives on Twitter--so fun they're good enou ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 23, 2011

    Tertulia: Erin Go Tapas

    Seamus Mullen opens a new Spanish joint in Greenwich Village

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    Oh No! Napkins Are Shrinking; Starbucks Hot Tea Claim Suspicious

    ​Apparently, napkins are shrinking. The average size has gone from 30 inches square some 25 years ago to 20. [Wall Street Journal] Alice Waters's daughter, Fanny Singer, admits that she sometimes buys imported, non-organic fruit out of season, surely to her mother's disapproval. [Wall Street ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    Brooklyn Man Lunges at Today Show Hosts; Hoda Kotb Safe

    ​A man hurdled a set of barricades during a live broadcast of this morning's Today Show, the Post reports. Meredith Vieira, Al Roker, and Willie Geist were discussing upcoming guest Mackenzie Phillips when a 33-year-old Brooklyn man screamed, "I'm God's gift to music" while trying to storm the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    NYC Marathon: Making You Feel Worthless, One Runner at a Time

    ​Every once in a while (okay, fine, probably more often than not, seeing as how we live in New York), a person comes along who, for whatever reason, makes us feel like a worthless piece of lazy crap. Like that chick who beat the shit out of the man who attempted to rob her last night in the Ea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2009

    Also, he's an orphan

    ​Anthony D. Marshall, who is awaiting sentencing for looting the estate of his Alzheimer's-afflicted 105-year-old mother Brooke Astor, is asking the court to dismiss his conviction on the most serious charge because he's too old and sick to serve the mandatory prison term. A number of his prom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2009

    Sex and the City Auditioners Line Up, Baffle Today Show Interviewer

    ​From the photos, it looks a like a line outside a club in the Meatpacking District at 2 a.m., but it's broad daylight and the young women in fancy dress are outside the Metropolitan Pavilion to audition for extra work in the Sex and the City film sequel. SAG members did their thing this morn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2008
  • Blogs

    October 24, 2008

    Matt Lauer's Roast: Tom Cruise, Katie Couric, and 3 Hours of Dick Jokes

    Just got back from the Hilton in midtown after three hours of dick and pussy jokes from some of the biggest stars of TV and film. Over plates of rubbery chicken, with Howard Stern in the audience, with Aretha Franklin doing the most amazing rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner ever (and while playi ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    October 23, 2007

    Lance Bass on Pedophilia

    Musto zings tenor and Lance sings bass. Plus gossip hot enough to roast a Friar.

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2006
  • Columns

    August 16, 2005
  • News

    June 10, 2003

    Monumental Errors

    Can the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial Campaign Be Saved?

  • Columns

    October 22, 2002
  • Long Island Voice

    August 31, 1999
  • Screens

    December 15, 1998