Gail Kruvand was an assistant principal bass player in the New York City Opera for 22 years. "I took lots of auditions, all over the country, before I won this position, and for me it was like, wow! I really felt like I'd arrived." She played her final show with City Opera on Saturday, a performanc ... More >>
Calling all deep-pocketed arts patrons--now is your moment to swoop in and save City Opera from certain death. With just 15 hours left to go, New York City Opera's Kickstarter campaign has raised just $285,590--about a quarter of the $1 million needed to finish out its current season. City Opera ... More >>
For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.
Anna Nicole Smith’s life is put to music
Shame On Demand
Take in experimental theater and dance at the Dream Up Festival
--and I helped! The history of show biz is littered with the sad remains of shimmering stars who succumbed to exploitation, drugs, the loss of fame, and a bum rap.
• Not only was Charlie Sheen coked up, drunk, and really scary went he went nutso at the Plaza -- he was also, apparently, on a racist tirade. "RadarOnline.com reported the Two and a Half Men actor repeatedly screamed the N-word and punched the walls." Which means Mel Gibson can finally hav ... More >>
The outtakes from Anna Nicole Smith's 1995 action thriller Skyscraper weren't any worse than the movie itself. And apparently they weren't much shorter either. Anna Nicole played Carrie Wink, an ace helicopter pilot who finds herself in the midst of some serious terrorist action. (Well, she ... More >>
No, I didn't have one. Don't worry, I'm committed to being a spinster for at least 40 more years (at which point the male version of Anna Nicole Smith willl surely find me and bury me). But CLICK HERE for my column about how I happened to see the show of that title--the one starring the fetc ... More >>
Gaga for Google and every twittle thing that made the Aughts fraught with fakery and fun
Since this archive page mysteriously disappeared over at its original home, consider this your new bookmark/placeholder/friend on late, lonely nights. Confused? More here. It's super-cute to peruse decade-end lists and pretend to be enthusiastic about true artists like Arcade Fire, timeless m ... More >>
Dr. Conrad MurrayJust ten days before Michael Jackson's death, Dr. Conrad Murray sent a letter to patients in his clinics in Houston and Las Vegas, telling them he was leaving his practices to serve as personal physician for Michael Jackson on his 50-date This Is It London run, calling it "a ... More >>
"Needle marks, scars, pills--and an almost bald head" blares the New York Post's headline today. It's no surprise that Jackson--who spent much of his adult life whittling away at his identity--ended up as a barely recognizable skeleton filled with puncture wounds and mutilation signs. With no weight ... More >>
I got an email from a guy named Aaron Cohen. Aaron, it turns out, has spent a an ungodly amount of time finding all the Peeps art/experiments/general insanity on the web, and he has rounded them up on his blog, in a post that has 155 links. There are Peep art projects, dioramas, Peep-killing exper ... More >>
Did you notice that a lot of the news this morning is about celebrities? "Morning Joe" has Pete Hamill and Peggy Noonan discussing Chris Brown and Rihanna. The Jon Stewart-Jim Cramer fight has been covered not only by us, but to a fare-thee-well in normally star-averse venues such as The Atlantic, T ... More >>
More dystopian ecstasy from a (slightly) more joyful band
Finally we have unencumbered issues of both papers! Of course, the Daily News just can't let Super Bowl glory go, and they put Eli Manning on their front page again today. The big news? The News gave him framed copies of his front pages. How meta! The bigger sports scoop is below the smiling "Mann ... More >>
The absolutely last word on words not to have lived by during the previous year
Yet another Rhode trip. Then it's back to Manhattan for cock tales.
Devout banter about a very different Bible class, plus sleuthing about Sleuth and ragging on Rita
Stalling for time before channeling Tim Gunn and the ghosts of Leona and Anna Nicole
Reliving the glory of America's giant leap for mankind
Maggots at the Times and other nasty revelations
We interrupt regular programming to take you back to 1976's darkly comic masterpiece.
Plus new Oscar bait, and the attack of the right-wing lesbian polemicist
Accosted by fat guys, disgusted by Ann Coulterall side effects of fabulousness
(Anna Nicole: The saga continues. . . ) At the news of Anna Nicole Smith's death on Thursday in a Florida casino hotel, our sister paper in Broward-Palm Beach dispatched a crack investigative team to the scene. While the news that Anna Nicole was, indeed, dead was just hitting the wires, we arriv ... More >>
Reunited, asks Norman? This bit on the death of Anna Nicole Smith comes from Bob Norman, our esteemed colleague in Broward-Palm Beach. Watch him. Norman knows: So the Hard Rock can't get Vegas-style slot machines, but they can get a pseudo-celebrity death that will make the Seminole-owned casino a ... More >>
(photo: Anna Nicole Smith, dead at 39 in Florida.) Anna Nicole Smith was blindingly beautiful, a walking Hirschfeld cartoon of symmetrical angles, fiery hair, and glinty teeth. But beyond that, she radiated a charisma that elevated her to star status. Her wattage was not something that could be st ... More >>
The fashion industry is obsessed with greenthe color of military uniforms, army fatigues, and the scads of money it will cost you to buy next fall's designs
Why peroxide rot is, like, officially over
Fashion week diversions with Derrick May, Nick Zinner, and the Donnas
Perfectly Acceptable Gifts for Under $25
Reality TV Just Turned Its Lens on Anna Nicole Smith. Titillating Train Wreck?
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