Before he was writing novels about zombies, elevator inspectors and summers on Long Island, the man behind 2010's best literary twitter account worked on staff at the Voice, writing mostly about television but often about books and music as well. To coincided with the release of his new Zone ... More >>
At least Beatlesmania is over. Credit: Ray Mickshaw/FOX.A quick word of advice: By all means, watch Still Bill, the new documentary about Bill Withers. It's great, and it's on Netflix Instant and everything. Just don't watch it immediately before watching American Idol. If you do, you'll find ... More >>
Tartan Week finishes up with the Tartan Day Parade up 6th Avenue today, or take in the all-day J-Cation food festival at the Japan Society. Both days, New York Classical Theater presents traveling performances of Hamlet at the World Financial Center.
Michael Lohan's engaged, the guy who stalked David Letterman found love, the freaky Catholics from The DaVinci Code make me want to forget about their crazy Jesus anal beads and rock out some Bill Withers. Also, kilts. Hey, look, gossip! From a gossip blogger! Presenting your Wednesday Gossip ... More >>
The pleasantly not-snooty scene at Von. Pic by Puja. With so many weekend options, it's easy to overlook the fact that some of the city's most beloved DJs play for free on weeknights, in situations offering an intimate vibe and cheaper drinks (sometimes with no cover!) at places that ordinari ... More >>
Michael Lynche goes India.Arie. Photo by Michael Becker / FOX. It's not always this way, but American Idol viewers had plenty of reason to fear the living hell out of soul/R&B week in this, the whitest Idol year in memory. Most of the remaining contestants this year look and act like they bel ... More >>