The long, hard truth
I talked about it as a guest at Molly Equality Dykeman's show at the Laurie Beachman. Molly (the zany yet slightly dazed comic creation of Andrea Alton) is a lesbian traffic guard slash poet who I feel is the new Emily Dykenson, or perhaps a nouveau Vadge-inia Woolf. And she gamely gave me the gre ... More >>
A few weeks ago, I wrote about celebrating the new Brooklyn wine trail. Both Brooklyn Oenology and Brooklyn Winery, featured in the story, were relatively unscathed by Hurricane Sandy. But Red Hook Winery is located right over the water, nearly at the end of Pier 41, and the facility was completely ... More >>
Midwestern rap weirdo Tech N9ne had an unexpected guest spot on Lil Wayne's Tha Carter IV last year ("Interlude" with Andre 3000), but the 40-year-old Kansas City motormouth's most memorable track has to be "Areola," his 2009 not-at-all-joking breast anthem that comes with its own anatomy lesson ("D ... More >>
Just when you think they're done, they're back!
In a Q&A in my riveting new column, Andy Dick is as open as the giant bottle of booze that he's not reaching for. Andy told me he's been sober for a while and misses the stuff like crazy, but he's realized you can get laid without it.
Ben Campbell is taking food art to a whole other level. The Texan artist is currently in the process of creating an art show featuring a wide variety of work created with McDonald's food. His goal: to get sued by the fast food chain.
And I don't mind as long as you click on my link, genius
She's working on it! I found that out in Maer Roshan's book Courtney Comes Clean: The High Life and Dark Depths of Music's Most Controversial Icon, a breezily arresting read full of snappy dialogue between himself and the woman he found both "exhilarating and exhausting." Among the dizzying highli ... More >>
It’s not easy being mean
Another band that resides on the early-'90s fascination street we traveled down last week is slippery Gowanus duo Lightouts, who resurrect the melancholy chug and darkly sexy swagger of bands like The Cure, Girls Against Boys, JAMC and Afghan Whigs and impolitely jam it into the drum machine ... More >>
Willie Mays' catch off Vic Wertz in the 1954 World Series may be the most famous play in Series history. May be. I'll bet if there was some way of measuring all the hits on the various versions of Bill Buckner's error on Mookie Wilson's ground ball in the 1986 World Series, it would top Willi ... More >>
#8: Fat Cats on Wall StreetHalloween is one of the few opportunities we have throughout the year to dress as something else, something that we may never be, something that we may never WANT to be, with impunity and without obligation. And while some blogs are telling us that the costume of th ... More >>
My "vacation" is over, so I can finally tell you some of the fun stuff that went on that night, in case you haven't read the massive press I've been ramming down your throat. Lisa Lampanelli welcomed Countess LuAnn and said "Tonight, I'm the Cuntess!" Lampanelli said to LuAnn that she loved ... More >>
Down With the Clown?
Once again, Camille Dodero has decided to subject herself to the glorious festival that is the Gathering of the Juggalos, where she's joined by Charlie Sheen, Screech, MC Hammer, Bobby Brown, and more. She'll be posting on the event as the weekend continues, but here are some photos from the ... More >>
Esther Zuckerman This morning, a bunch of high-powered people packed into a suite on the 33rd floor of the the Waldorf-Astoria to talk about drugs. Even though that might elicit thoughts of a Charlie Sheen-style bender, the meeting was, in fact, a press conference announcing a report from the ... More >>
There's reasonable, and there's justifiable, and there's stuff you shouldn't do at all except you might understand why a person would, you know, just a little bit. Such is the situation of the man who just couldn't take watching Bristol Palin dancing around on the TV one more minute and, so, ... More >>
photo by Nate "Igor" SmithDidn't even have to resort to Google Image Search for this. Fresh off their miraculous return to New York City, Insane Clown Posse are already gearing up for this summer's 12th annual Gathering of the Juggalos. "We're gonna outdo last year," threatened Violent J when we s ... More >>
As if Charlie Sheen and reportedly shoddy condo construction weren't bad enough, the Plaza Hotel is once again in the news for the wrong reasons.
This cat is embarrassed on all our behalf."SEO Pop," for those of you who might be confused by the genre named by pop-lyric scholar Andy Hutchins, is the umbrella term given to those songs about bleeding-edge-current topics that are released via the speedy dissemination tools offered by the I ... More >>
The number of dead from the tornados that ravaged the South this week has climbed to 342, officials say. Wednesday's storms are the second deadliest tornado outbreak in U.S. history. Tuscaloosa, AL has experienced more devastation than any other area; at least 45 people have died in the Tuscaloos ... More >>
Paper magazine astutely noticed me and Murray Hill in a video for the Brooklyn band TV On The Radio (one in a cycle of 10 videos they've put together all at once) and promptly did an in-depth interview with me and filmmaker Amy Davis about it.
Troubled clothing company American Apparel is all over the news again. This time, though, the situation seems dire. CEO Dov Charney, who we've spoken to in the past, is being sued for an enormous sum of money by five former employees alleging sexual abuse. Stop us if you've heard this one bef ... More >>
via NYDNAdrian RodriguezThe bodies of two workers at Fukushima Daiichi missing since the earthquake and tsunami on March 11 have been found. Kazahiko Kokubo, 24, and Yoshiki Terashima, 21, were discovered in the basement of the No. 4 reactor; they appear to have suffered multiple traumatic injur ... More >>
Once bitten.Yes, the Bronx Zoo Cobra is tweeting. And, from the looks of it, he's had a meal or three around town. The DOH might want to take note of where this venomous reptile has been over the last 24 hours and we're going to bet you do, too.
And it was a riot. I can't find a link, so I'll have to just relate the dizzying highlights to you. About Chris Brown's disastrous GMA interview, I said: "Well, I can understand getting mad when an interview doesn't go the way you expected. I mean, I thought we were going to talk about my ... More >>
First of all, if you click on this, you will have wasted one of your 20 monthly free New York Times articles on something about white male bloggers. That's because in addition to a new website about addiction from Radar founder Maer Roshan, which went up with little-to-no build-up, today is a ... More >>
Dave Franco turns out to be a very sexy and funny guy. It must be genetic. In this "Funny or Die" video, James's bro faces off with Chris Mintz-Plasse in a "You're So Hot" showdown that has the two of them comparing ways they'll arouse each other, from the cumsicle bit to a promise of sho ... More >>
It's Friday: Let's throw a party for the world's entire population (about 7 billion people). We've made the Facebook invite but spent so much time trying to make it funny (what should the picture be? A cat wearing a party hat? Charlie Sheen?) that we forgot to add a location. How much space w ... More >>
An assortment of local bands heading to Texas for beer, BBQ, and maximum blogability
Karin Coonrod takes Aphra Behn site-specific
• The body of missing 22-year-old San Diego State University business student Austin Taylor Bice has been found in the Manzanares River in Madrid, after the river was drained. Bice was last seen out more than a week ago at a discotheque. The body did not seem to indicate signs of violence, ... More >>
Charlie Sheen is basically Sarah Palin. (For one, they're both way more famous since becoming sort of unemployed.) That's why, feeling complicit as a writer on the internet in the national obsession with Palin -- who Sheen is temporarily the new, more pure version of (in a drug sense) -- I de ... More >>
As you know, John Galliano was suspended by Dior after his allegedly anti-Semitic rant against a couple in Paris last Thursday (Galliano denies it and is crying "defamation"--but today, a clip surfaced of him saying "I love Hitler"). The same day, Charlie Sheen went into crazed radio-show ... More >>
via CNN A U.N. security panel is meeting today to discuss how to go about fixing the situation in Libya. They're discussing whether or not to impose international sanctions on the Libyan government, including travel bans on Muammar Qaddafi and those who are close to him. The U.S. has already clos ... More >>
You know, publicists' ideas of what would make a great story. I get 'em all day long. Pitches aimed at a catcher with a limp wrist who keeps fumbling the ball! I just don't give a shit! The absolute worst volleys I tend to get are:
viaThis is going to be hard to hear, for everyone. Yesterday, the website Social Times, which touts itself as "Your Social Media Source," published an article called "Five Tips for Successfully Dating a Blogger," with a dash of humor and a healthy dose of no please stop this is so misguided. ... More >>
Aw! Remember Charlie Sheen and Capri Anderson, the actor and the porn star? She sued him for a million bucks for assault (and he then countersued her for extortion) after he trashed that Plaza hotel room while she cowered naked in the bathroom allegedly fearing for her life? Well, Charlie was ... More >>
Simple, elegant, easy.Ack, Halloween is on Sunday! Which means if you're even remotely socially astute, you need a costume for Saturday. And today, in case you're not fully there, is Friday. Which means, oh, crap, the last-minute Halloween costume rush. Why does this always happen, and what c ... More >>
Just one of the 49 faces of influence.All we're saying is, Russell Brand (#49) has got to be pissed. Steven Slater of the blond aerodynamic locks (good for emergency evacuations down airplane slides) and infamous on-board freak-out has been declared 48th of the 49 most influential men from A ... More >>
Charlie Sheen's household brawl wasn't the only horrifying occurrence crawling through the chimney on Christmas day this year. As gay watchdog Rex Wockner alerts me, a 25-year-old man named Michael J. Griffin went to visit a 53-year-old Indiana University assistant professor named Don Belton ... More >>
Listening to Queens councilman Tony Avella at last night's Democratic mayoral candidates' debate was like watching "Wild Thing" Vaughn, the rookie pitcher played by Charlie Sheen in the old movie, "Major League." Like "Wild Thing," Avella throws a torrid fast ball. Like "Wild Thing," he's also ... More >>
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 >>
Your dad had a job, a wife, a house. You've got loans and fear of commitment. Hello, manhood.
Why is Big Brother in My Bedroom?