Animal Planet

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2013

    Hero Dogs of 9/11 Premieres Tonight on Animal Planet

    If you find yourself tiring of watching poll results trickle in, here's a worthy distraction: Animal Planet will premiere a one-hour documentary on 9/11 K-9 Disaster Relief units. Hero Dogs of 9/11 goes on tonight at 8 p.m. The special will tell the story of handler Frank Shane, a man with 30 years' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2013

    Ten Rappers We'd Like To See on Reality TV

    So many reality shows, and so many of them are terrible. But people watch this stuff, despite feigning revulsion. "Trash culture" is on the rise, and with everyone from Consequence to The Game are landing "roles" in a reality show, we wanted to get in on the action and list some potentially quality ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2013

    Nate Silver (and Puppies) Know Who Wins The Super Bowl

    Nate Silver, the statistical genius who predicted the outcome of the last two presidential elections and the most recent Senate race, has now revealed his pick for the winner of the Super Bowl. Are you ready for it? It's Beyonce! Nope, it's actually the San Francisco 49ers. And, unfortunately for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2012

    Q&A: Braid's Bob Nanna On Frame And Canvas, The Meaning Of "Emo," And Making People Appreciate Weird Time Signatures

    The rock subgenre known as "emo"—or at least a watered-down version of it—got kind of big in the early 2000s. But before then, a slew of bands were crafting post-hardcore with twisting time signatures, dynamic shifts in tempo and loudness, and alternatingly sung/screamed vocals. Braid wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2012

    Proposal To Decriminalize "Public View" Marijuana Loophole Appears Dead In The Water

    This year's legislative session is set to come to an end Thursday, and a proposal laid out by Governor Andrew Cuomo that would decriminalize the "public view" loophole in New York's marijuana possession law appears to be dead in the water.The governor set a deadline of last night for he and legislat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2012

    Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos (Unintentionally) Explains Why "Public View" Weed Law Makes No Sense

    As you probably know, New York's "public view" marijuana law makes absolutely no sense -- it makes doing something in public (while fully clothed) a misdemeanor, while doing the same exact thing in private is a violation that's about as serious a crime as a parking ticket.Nobody seems to know this b ... More >>

  • Columns

    January 25, 2012

    Dishy Talk With Joan and Melissa Rivers!

    Kvetching with my favorite mother-daughter yenta duo

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    Lucy Cooke, Sloth Documentarian, Shares About the Animal She Calls 'Cute Crack'

    Lucy Cooke may have one of the best jobs on the entire planet. She's a documentarian, a sloth documentarian; you've probably seen her work in the happiness-producing "Meet the Sloths," her video about the Aviaros sloth sanctuary in Costa Rica. Animal Planet has realized her talents (and the great po ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2011

    Robert Sietsema at Catania; Lauren Shockey at The Cannibal

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema discovers Sicilian in Brooklyn Heights, but not Palermo-Sicilian, at Catania. Lauren Shockey goes all carnivorous at The by Liz BarclayCatania; not Palermo!​ Eric Asimov approves of Salinas: "Classic, simple tapas like grilled bread sprea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2011

    'Puppies vs. Babies' is Actually a TV Show

    Animal Planet, creators of the Puppy Bowl, have done it again. Puppies vs. Babies is a reality.

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2011

    Puppy Makes Grown Man Weep [VIDEO]

    via Animal Planet​Marvin is terrified of pit bulls because of a traumatic experience he had as a child. Forty years ago, this fear would have been undiagnosed and Marvin's phobia would be his secret shame. Because it is 2011, the world gets to watch Marvin break down in tears when confronted b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2011

    I Saw Abduction! Oy Vey!

    A friend was desperate to see Abduction, despite it's 5 percent rating on -- or maybe because of it. The Tuesday night showing at the Chelsea Clearview surprisingly turned out to be sold out, but he bought tickets from a scalper outside. (And she was weirdly self-defeating, cha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    Great TV Opportunity For Me!

    ​The Animal Planet hit Confessions: Animal Hoarding just contacted me! They somehow heard about the immense collection of gerbils up my ass!

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    Fashion Week: Standing O at Dennis Basso's Fur Explosion; Orange Lips At Retro-Chic Milly Show

    Don't worry, it doesn't bite, via​Watching guests arrive at the Dennis Basso Fall runway show was more like watching Animal Planet. We'd say about 80 percent of them had fur on, and about 75 percent were blond. We're not sure what that says about fur consumers -- we just thought we'd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    New York City Rats, Bed Bugs Getting Their Own Reality Show

    ​Bed Bugs have infested bedrooms, the Gramercy Hotel and have even scared away tourists. Rats are on the subway and even someone's face. It's inevitable that someone was going to give our local celebrities a reality television show. But you too can be a part of the action!

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2011

    What to Watch Today Instead of the Super Bowl

    A competitor in today's Puppy Bowl.​This evening at 6 p.m., you'll most likely be tuning into the Super Bowl to watch some football team play some other team. I think its the Packers vs. the Seahawks or something. The Steelers. The Packers vs. the Steelers. Look, you could join the lowest com ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    Roscoe, the World-Famous Bedbug-Sniffing Dog, Is "Just a Regular Guy"

    via Roscoe's Facebook page​Today the New York Times chronicles a situation born out of fear, and money, and hope; a situation that we hope none of you ever have to face. That situation is wondering if the ton of cash you've spent on your bedbug-sniffing dog is worth it.

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2010

    Gap's Mistaken Redesign, Plus 9 Other Logos No One Needed to Mess With

    ​In the wake of the Gap logo brouhaha, a/k/a, the making of an already ugly logo into an uglier one "circa 2010," allow us to present you with nine more of the most unfortunate logo redesigns we've lived through. There should be a T-shirt attesting to this, except there's no way in hell we'd w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2010

    Freaky Eaters: Worst Food Show on TV

    ​Daniel examines his raw meat options on Freaky Eaters. We now acknowledge the primacy of reality TV - and TV in general - to the foodie experience. Stand around the water cooler in any office on Thursday morning, and the conversation is likely to turn to who won the Quickfire on Top Chef the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2010

    Migrating Birds Totally Confused by 9/11 Tribute Lights

    Copyright 2010 John de Guzman via Animal PlanetClick to Enlarge​In an impressive and unsettling display, over 10,000 migrating birds became stuck in the light-led vortex of the 9/11 tribute beams that momentarily paused their trip south. The New York City Audubon worked with the Municipal Art Soci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2010

    Bubbles Reunites With LaToya!

    ​According to a new Animal Planet documentary, the king of pop's pet chimp lives in an ape center in Florida and hasn't been told of Michael's death, even though we're informed, "Michael was a mother figure to him." The chimp is carefully protected from all manner of jolts and exploitation, b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    Maybe This is the Trouble: Kate Hudson's "Graphic Talking" about Sex with A-Rod

    Alex Rodriguez, who had been eating up opposing pitching all through the playoffs, took a collar in last night's Series opener. We who have free souls, it touches us not, but since Yankee fans are already freaking out, let us offer them something else to worry about: Kate Hudson. The blogs are stuf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2009

    The Buzzards Are Still Feasting on Michael Jackson

    ​The second Michael Jackson croaked, I predicted that the exploitation of his death would surpass anything seen on Animal Planet. Sure enough, Joe Jackson was hawking his new record label before the body was even cold. A televised memorial had a bunch of all-stars singing and remembering for ... More >>

  • Film

    August 25, 2009

    At the Edge of the World

    A documentary about the Sea Shepherds, an under-funded, unprotected volunteer group of nautical vigilantes

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2009

    Low-fat Fries, Offensive Burger Ads and Tainted Bacon

    In a recent study of heart-healthy foods, vegetables, nuts and the Mediterranean diet were named as "good" heart foods, while--shocker!--the trans fats in french fries are bad. Meat, eggs and milk are still in heart-health limbo. [AP via Google] Meanwhile, an Iowa company is working on a geneticall ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2008

    GZA Performs Liquid Swords, Possibly Other Songs

    All GZA had to do was press play on that Shogun Assassin sample and let the floodgates open.

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2007

    Notes on Super Bowl XLI: Apparently, God Hates The Bears

    Rex Grossman: Not the Lord's Quarterback PREGAME: I flipped over to the Animal Planet Puppy Bowl around 5:00, just to see what all the aww-ing was about…. and left it there until 6. Whoops. That thing is oddly mesmerizing, certainly more so than Jim Nantz and Phil Simms. I just hope I didn't miss ... More >>

  • Screens

    November 28, 2006

    Gameplay Holiday Guide

    A round-up of what's hot this season

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2005
  • Columns

    October 4, 2005
  • Film

    June 14, 2005
  • People

    May 11, 2004
  • News

    May 6, 2003

    Listening to Fido

    A Different Kind of A.I.

  • Film

    April 15, 2003

    Taking Wing

    Heights of Achievement

  • News

    April 1, 2003

    Jackin' the Box

    Cable Descramblers—Are They Legal?

  • Art

    March 25, 2003

    Elephant Man

    Douglas Gordon Lands on 'Animal Planet'

  • NYC Life

    March 12, 2002

    Stupid Network Tricks

    ABC Wants to Dump 'Nightline' for Letterman. Laughing?