Charlie "Bird" Parker has been called the greatest saxophonist who ever lived, a jazz legend who not only spearheaded the bebop movement but also laid the foundations of modern jazz. He was also a party animal. In 1952, Los Angeles would play host to one of Parker's wildest exploits. The New York- ... More >>
The most sizzling press release in ages is this outraged one on behalf of Francesca Hilton in response to the Count VonAnhalt's plan to have an anniversary party. Francesca feels this is another blatant publicity stunt for the no-account Count, so she's responded with a press release aimed a ... More >>
Despite the speculation of Fox News ("he has a proven record of managing the kinds of fiscal problems that beset our nation"), the Washington Post ("a Daniels candidacy probably would be taken as a sign that the games are over for the Republican Party, that it is time to buckle down and organize to ... More >>
The New York Times has addressed Mark Zuckerberg's apparent global domination in an article called "Facebook Wins Relatively Few Friends in Japan," which points out that Facebook has actually failed to win Japan. Although Goldman Sachs just valued the company at $50 billion dollars, the Japanese ... More >>
What the networks don't ask the poster boy of the movement against "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," he's happy to tell.
Last week Judge Vaughn Walker's decision setting aside Prop 8 in California unleashed plenty of grumbling from rightbloggers. As it involves gay people, this was to be expected. There was also rightblogger outrage, also expected, that Michelle Obama and her daughters had a swell, privately-funded v ... More >>
David Paterson would have you believe that he did the only responsible thing by vetoing almost 7,000 appropriation bills passed by his former Democratic colleagues in the Legislature. He is even taking a veto victory tour, sustained by the fact that the Republican minority in the State Senate ... More >>
Some thoughts on last night's American Idol results show: -- So Casey James is now back in the welcoming arms of total and complete obscurity. Nice one, America! High fives all around! I was vaguely terrified that Casey would somehow sneak his way into the top two, but no, no coup for medioc ... More >>
Governor Paterson launched his election campaign this weekend in a whirlwind tour of Rochester, West Seneca, and Manhattan. Thus buoyed, he told Arnold Schwarzenegger in D.C. today that "I'm the Teflon Governor." You know the poor man can't get away with that kind of good cheer without something ba ... More >>
Now that Indiana Senator Evan Bayh is out of the picture, some people are pushing for John Mellencamp, aka John Cougar, aka John Camp Cougarmellen, to run on the Democratic line for his seat. Mellencamp is from Indiana, where he was born in a small town, and lives in Bloomington, which he a ... More >>
At first glance it seems crazy for Governor Paterson to complain that he (and Massachusetts Governor Derval Patrick and, for good measure, President Obama), are suffering in the polls because they're black. First, extreme whiteness has not done Arnold Schwarzenegger's poll numbers much good because, ... More >>
Your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power. The Beanie Baby Handbook Author: Les & Sue Fox Publisher: Scholastic Date: 1998 Discovered at: Thrift st ... More >>
20 years later, our bandannad national treasure is still kicking ass and taking names
Only in the early '70s could Elliott Gould have been a matinee idol. Since then? The Brooklyn schlemiel's long goodbye.
Back in his native Netherlands, Paul Verhoeven uses his basic instincts to craft one slick, quick WWII thriller
Bloomberg's man Dan Doctoroff has an answer for rising seas: more coastal condos!
Getting over the gay-wedding jitters
Timeline of an execution, quote by quote
Feminine Masculine: Some pleasant pre-op photo ops and an unfortunate true story
The fight over Alito misses the daily defeat of legal abortion
Confessions of a Democratic Mind: George Clooney presses for freedom of the press
Gay nups may have become inevitable, but for now it's a world of pain
The first battle in the new war against Roe
Karl Rove's Republicans swerve right on the way to the middle
Kerry tries the conventional approach, but Bush puts him on alert
Bush surrogates sissify John Edwards. But will it backfire? Plus: What did Whoopi say?
The President Has Proposed Amending the Constitution to Define Marriage as a Union Between a Man and a Woman. Divided?
Crackerjack craftsmanship aside, does Currin's Whitney show live up to the critical hype?
The Other of Invention
But Can a Solo Show With a Botanical Punchline and a Rare Muskrat Be an Action Movie?
Thats Our Bush! The Presidents Re-Election Campaign Kicks Off With a Shameless 9-11 Docudrama
Gay Hosts Undermine Talk Show Macho
Oscar Declares War on the War
Spider-Man Is Climbing to New Heights, Profit-Wise. Buying?
Hollywood Revises History, Joins the Good Fight
Turning to Pop Culture in a Time of Trauma
Weighing In on the Modern Amazon