It has been almost a month now since America went to the polls and re-elected President Obama to another four years of running this whole place. Since then, we've collectively done well in the whole "taking our minds off the election" business. We've had Petraeus, the progress of the Sandy recovery, ... More >>
Thanks to Frankenstorm, a whole slate of concerts has been wiped out tonight and tomorrow, including this evening's Joshua Radin/A Fine Frenzy gig at Best Buy Theater--it's been rescheduled for Sunday, Nov. 4. As it turns out, Alison Sudol, the brainy beauty behind AFF, is about more than just music ... More >>
This is what happens when everyone becomes a fan of Breaking Bad.The Associated Press reported this morning that 2012 has already seen a large spike in the amount of meth lab busts across New York State. Last year around time, only 45 laboratories of that blue were raided by authorities; this year, ... More >>
That's the thesis of The Wrap's Tim Molloy, who questioned some of the choices made in the envelopes--and in the telecast itself--last night.
For example, Molloy thinks it was weird to pick Two And a Half Men's Jon Cryer as Best Actor in a Comedy over candidates like Don Cheadle, Alec Baldwin, and ... More >>
This is interesting: Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the guy believed to have produced that anti-Islam movie which apparently sparked the murder of a U.S. Ambassador in Libya was a federal informant, The Smoking Gun reports.
Nakoula, 55, flipped and informed on Eiad Salameh, who was running a major check ... More >>
As reality television slowly drags itself into the oblivion, it is safe to say that we, as a country, are pretty much done with MTV's 'Jersey Shore.' The greased-up guido and obnoxious fist-pumping fad came and went but, nonetheless, it did happen: at one point, the show was the highest rated show e ... More >>
Commodore Barry Park
Sunday, August 26
Better than: Sitting at home, waiting for Breaking Bad to start.
Little Richard, Chuck Berry, and Bo Diddley were some of the original architects of rock and roll. Jimi Hendrix pushed it forward in the late '60s. Then came Prince. And Bad B ... More >>
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Fact: Deep-fried foods are bad for you. Fact: They are tasty. But not all deep-fried foods are created equal--or equally bad for you, anyway. On a ... More >>
Yesterday night, while we were blasting the A/C indoors, catching up on the second season of Breaking Bad via Netflix, we noticed that the reliable video service was down. So we decided to snap a picture of the screen, add a Hudson filter and upload it to Instagram. But that wasn't working ... More >>
If you had thought that bizarre, bath salts-related news would have subsided by now, you certainly would have thought wrong: Bath salts-dealing gangs are apparently a thing in Muncie, Indiana; Cops found a Utica man, reportedly under the influence of bath salts, hiding on the roof of his girlfriend' ... More >>
This year, they're pretty easy to figure:
*To watch more TV.
It'll be good for conversing at parties, where I usually go as blank as a runway model upon any mention of Tough Love or Breaking Bad.
*To stop hating on people because they exhibit the same exact flaws I have.
Instead of saying "Sh ... More >>
On the same night that American Idol rumbles on to its inevitable conclusion, it's pretty great to switch the channel over an hour later and catch one of these zippy, not-too-serious battle-round episodes of The Voice. This show has its problems, and it's still very early on, but right now it ... More >>
We will never own one of these. Whee, the 62nd Annual (Primetime!) Emmys have been announced. There aren't that many surprises: As usual, HBO rocks, as does Mad Men, True Blood, 30 Rock, Glee, Neil Patrick Harris, and Tina Fey. Losties may get another chance to see the objects of their affect ... More >>
"Weird: The Al Yankovic Story" from Aaron Paul
A Funny or Die thing, this. Patton Oswalt as Dr. Demento, Olivia Wilde as Madonna, the dude from Breaking Bad as Al, Al himself as a bizarrely groomed skeptic. Could've used a Coolio cameo, but alas.
Emmy-nominated The Family Guy featuring Emmy-nominated Seth MacFarlane.
For us the joy of the Emmy Nominations, announced this morning, is in the less-well-known categories. We see that there are only two shows, for instance, up for Outstanding Children's Nonfiction Program: Grandpa, Do You Know ... More >>