In the video for Jonny McGovern's song "Sexy Nerd," guys strip down from cardigan sweaters, bow ties and pocket protectors to tighty-whities and black-rimmed glasses as McGovern sings, "Take your clothes off, but leave your glasses on . . . I need a man to sit on my laptop and open my download." T ... More >>
TONIGHT at 7 p.m., co-authors of the newly published 2pac vs. Biggie: An Illustrated History of Rap's Greatest Battle Jeff Weiss and Evan McGarvey will be reading their book live at the Housing Works Bookstore Café. They'll be joined by HOT 97 host DJ Peter Rosenburg and Duck Down Music CEO Dru H ... More >>
Some ridiculous dipshit* somewhere, we don't know who**, once said "There are no second acts in American lives." Really now? Try telling that to cop killer Ice T next time he's drinking wine with a smitten Kathie Lee and Hoda on the fourth hour of the Today show like he did yesterday. Or Arnold Schw ... More >>
In his memoir Total Recall, Arnold Schwarzenegger at last cops to having once said he admired Hitler. "I philosophized that only a few men are born to lead," Arnold writes, "while the rest of humanity is born to follow, and went from that into discussing history's great conquerors and dictators. " ... More >>
A lament for lost carnage—and coherence
Getting back to the business of making people dance
Professor Conan T. BarbarianThe website for Trinity College in Dublin was vastly improved last week when a prankster posted the profile of a new English professor, Dr. Conan T. Barbarian. The profile, which has since been taken down but can be viewed on the cached page, features a picture of ... More >>
Andrew WernerI'm not sure why they asked me to judge the annual Tulips & Pansies headdress competition at Gotham Hall, benefiting Village Care. I mean, I'm not a tulip! But I'm really glad I did it, along with Mike Ruiz, Daphne Rubin-Vega, and Beth Broderick.
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals sent the Proposition 8 case, Perry v. Schwarzeneger, back to the California Supreme Court. In something that could potentially aid the marriage-equality side, the federal court said the state high court needs to decide if those against gay marriage equality have st ... More >>
Fatigue sets in as we reach CMJ's halfway point, but buck up: Plenty of sweet bands left to see, plenty of priceless industry wisdom to absorb via this afternoon's slate of panels, helpfully listed below with brief, jaded, profoundly unhelpful commentary.
It's been quite a summer for the Federal Courts as they've stepped in yet again on behalf of equal rights for gay Americans. After a Federal District Court in San Francisco ruled Proposition 8 was unconstitutional last month, a Federal District Court in Riverside, CA ruled last night that the U.S. m ... More >>
Well, that didn't last long. After his strongly worded decision rendering California's Proposition 8 unconstitutional, U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker lifted his stay last week, effective this Wednesday. Gay marriages were set to start again at 5 PM PDT tomorrow, but the Ninth Circuit Court of Ap ... More >>
(Because newer is not always better)
A lot can happen in 10 years. Here, the highlights.
As we get closer to the actual transition, rightbloggers are shifting gears. They're losing interest in the remaining pre-inaugural Obama business. We probably won't see anything like the Hillary Clinton Constitutional crisis again. Leon Panetta's CIA appointment drew some criticism on the grounds t ... More >>
Ronald Reagan, our 43rd president, was the biggest movie star on Tuesday night at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota—even if, like President George W. Bush, he was there via remote transmission. Reagan, of course, has been dead for four years, and his most recent film was in ... More >>
Morgan Spurlock makes us look bad, plus (separate!) films on baseball and steroids shine.
Breathe easy, Simpsons fans. The movie is eeeexellent.
Victor Varnado is a white black man. And he wants you to crack up about it.
California screaming: Gary Indiana takes aim at Ahnold
Onward and upward with New York's official Next Big Thing
Indies battle chains over product as industry kicks John Doe
Mythmaking at the Republican convention and getting punk'd on Kudlow and Cramer
It's so nice to have a man around the White House
A retro convention for the neocons: 9-11 gives way to 1968
Ignorance is not an optionhere's a guide to get you primed for the convention
Don't give up on them baby: Stiller and Wilson resurrect ambiguously gay supercop duo
A Casebook in the Meaning of the Closet
Entrées? Don't need 'em at Soho's most ambitious wine bar
Bush's Big Tent Has Some TearsEven on the Right Side
Searching for Someone, Anyone, Who Loves Governor Gray Davis