This Sunday is the 30th MTV Video Music Awards. The show's come a long way from the days of Bette Midler and basic-cable bedlam--it's one of the most influential award shows on television. Youth driven channel that it is, MTV itself seldom looks back at yesterday in favor of focusing on the future, ... More >>
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WikipediaEven after eight years, Wicked is still popular. (Sorry about that, we just had to.) HopStop calculated the top 10 Broadway shows New Yorkers have been going to see this summer, based on what theaters were most frequently inserted as HopStop destinations or starting addresses between ... More >>
Last year, the Tony awards fawned over Hollywood types, and a lot of died-in-the-wool theater people didn't have much of a chance against them. Well, this time the nominating committee obviously listened to the criticism about all that and swung the curve back to the real theater stars. (He ... More >>
Chris Rock makes his Broadway debut
Hey, Broadway lovers, brace yourselves for the serious thesping gifts of: Robin Williams in Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo Ben Stiller in The House of Blue Leaves Chris Rock in The Motherf**ker With The Hat
Naturally, this dude is involvedDistilling a full year of furtive, easily distracted, constantly overwhelmed listening down to a mere 10 albums is a ridiculous, agonizing, thoroughly loathsome undertaking, and yet here we all are, pulling nine fully formed sonic universes together and capping ... More >>
Chillin' With Prince Paul and son
The last year in Broadway theater saw the appearances of names like Scarlett Johansson and Catherine Zeta-Jones not just on stages, but in the same award categories as their Loyal-to-New-York-Theater co-stars. The trending caused our own lead theater critic Michael Feingold to pen an epic scr ... More >>
Oh, hey Q-Tip. All photos by Rebecca Smeyne.On a sweltering Saturday, the seventh annual hip-hop nerd convention Rock The Bells took over Governor's Island. It's a place where people know to "throw a one in the air" for Guru before DJ Premier even asked, a place where you can overhear a convo ... More >>
NBCI'll get to the ladies later. But which goofy male refugee from TV does the suckerfish faces and pants-dropping tricks that make you smile the hardest? *Steve Carell. He does a mean deadpan and is refreshingly willing to play douches. *Ben Stiller. I'm guessing his recent venture into r ... More >>
Already expressed far too many "disconcertingly knowledgeable" opinions about this woman, this record, and Hole's first real NY show at Terminal 5. But in conclusion, let the record show that Tuesday night's 50-minute lackluster performance wasn't caused by C-Lo's disappointment that Chloe Sevigny ... More >>
"Let It Rock" appears to have run its course; skip to 4:00, 5:00, and 5:30 to gauge the mood at Madison Square Garden. Though to be fair, the woeful Knicks contributed plenty to that rancour; Chris Rock sums up that aspect here.
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