Says this link:
"There were low expectations for producer Brad Pitt's R-rated ruthless star turn in Killing Them Softly" because it was released on the weekend after the Thanksgiving one, generally not a prime time for box office magic.
But not that low.
Considering women now buy more than half the wine that ends up on the American table, a few companies have devised marketing tricks to stand out. I submit the following:
The wine purse. No, there aren't pockets for your cell phone, mirror and gloss. That might make the packaging useful as ... More >>
There was a lot of hilarious stuff this year--mostly intentional--but the following were easily the funniest "straight play" scenes of all.
(5) In the farcical Don't Dress For Dinner (above), the French cook (Spencer Kayden) had to be turned into a soignee dinner guest, for reasons too silly to me ... More >>
Now that the calendar has flipped to May, and the schedules for the area's big sheds have been announced, and the Hot 97 Summer Jam lineup is on the verge of being made public, it's time to think of other musical concerns related to the year's hottest months. Today, let's wonder about what song will ... More >>
viaYou would think in this crappy global economy we've been living in for the past couple of years people would want to save every penny they had. Well, apparently not. In 2010 the Transport Security Administration collected $409,085.56 in coins people left at checkpoints. So, that's the real ... More >>
A woman named Rosy Mizrachi Gindi is suing Chanel in Brooklyn Supreme Court because while at the East 57th Street store she put a ring on her finger which wouldn't come off, and had to go to the emergency room, where, after several hours, doctors were able to remove the $10,000-plus ring in s ... More >>
Robert SietsemaIkea: Good for cheap furniture and cheap food, like this meatball plate.
Shopping can be an exhausting activity, and not just for one's wallet. Which is why it's so great when stores have on-site restaurants and cafés. Instant refueling to induce more shopping! So for this ... More >>
Revelry at last week's "soft opening" (cool people only). Pics by Nicky Digital, from his slideshow here, more below."Rouge 58 is a classic Chanel red," says Nadja Nebas with a slight German accent, explaining the name of her new Williamsburg space. "I've been a makeup artist and stylist for ... More >>
Bebeto Matthews/Associated PressThe owners of the "Counterfeit Triangle"--a single triangular block in Chinatown bounded by Canal, Centre, and Walker Streets--have agreed to pay $800,000 to the city, thereby reopening the block for "legitimate purposes." The settlement comes after a 2008 raid ... More >>
Bright StarIn the old days, Hollywood effortlessly churned out glossy commercial vehicles about history makers like Louis Pasteur, Alexander Graham Bell, and Madame Curie--schoolbook-like material turned into films which, against all odds, managed to get good notices and an audience too.
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New York holds many titles, such as Worst Road Rage and Marijuana Arrest Capital of the World, and until Friday we had the world's oldest dog, too. The 21-year-old wirehaired dachsund Chanel, honored by the Guinness Book of World Records for her longevity, has passed in Port Jefferson Station ... More >>
The Costume Institute's latest exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum is "The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion," sponsored by Marc Jacobs. The outlandish exhibition captures the evolution of fashion models from the last half of the 20th century while also delving into fashion photography, clothing, and ... More >>
District Attorney investigators raided a Chinese-owned warehouse in an industrial section of Bushwick on Monday, seizing heaps of counterfeit goods, including 2,000 laser-equipped toy guns. Realistic toy guns have been illegal in New York since the fifties, and the Bloomberg administration - as p ... More >>