New York Comic Con kicked off on Thursday, attracting comics and pop-culture fanatics from around the globe to the Javits Center on the west side of Manhattan for celebrities and cosplay. Oh, and comics. Here's a selection of the 10 most subversive comics we spotted at NYCC.
On an unusually warm Wednesday night in November, small groups of people stand at the entrance of the Jalopy--familiar faces of the theater, music school, guitar shop and bar like co-owner Geoff Wiley and Bob Dylan aficionado Wyndham Baird. The Jalopy's weekly folk showcase, Roots & Ruckus, is takin ... More >>
We've still got a couple of months before it's time to avoid Times Square like the plague while ringing in 2014, and yet we've already had a year's worth of memorable musical moments (and then some). Ensemble tributes, controversial hip-hop sets that came up in conversations for weeks afterwards, ex ... More >>
For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.
In movies and on TV, the actor is only playing an asshole
August belongs to Jeff Bridges
Ever since his breakthrough perf in 1991's Thelma and Louise, Brad Pitt has proven to be not just a good movie star, but a really fine actor too. In the wake of his latest, The Tree of Life, winning the big prize at Cannes, let's look back and pick Brad's five best performances out of many. ... More >>
jurvetsonTwo jewelers are accused of hiring men to fake-rob their Midtown offices in order to collect insurance money, the New York Post reports. Mahiveer Kankariya and Atul Shah went on trial today, and the specifics of their alleged scheme sound pretty fun, if not short-sighted and poorly e ... More >>
The master of the dual role on his new movie, Stone, and why critics dont matter
In the history of contemporary gossip, New York City's reputation for having the sharpest, most steely-nerved power players breaking news nobody else would--or could--touch was unprecedented. But something's happened over the last few years where New York's most powerful characters -- and the ... More >>
The writer-director takes his suburban pathos and personal anxiety to the Sunshine State
You voted for your favorite films of the year and the decade. The results are in!
94 critics voted. The results are in.
Photo: Melissa HomDanny AbramsProlific restaurateur Danny Abrams just launched Mermaid Oyster Bar on Tuesday. The restaurant joins his stable of establishments, including the two locations of the Mermaid Inn. Tell us a little bit about the Mermaid Oyster Bar concept--what distinguishes it f ... More >>
Out and about, and then back here to walk in Nancy Sinatra's boots.
With Burn After Reading, the new film by 2008 Oscar Best Picture winners Joel and Ethan Coen, opening in theaters tomorrow, it's time to ask an important question about one of the movie's stars. Does George Clooney have an endorsement deal with The Liberator Ramp? (So NSFW!) I ask because last Octo ... More >>
Pixar's newest blasts off to the future by boldly going where every sci-fi movies gone before. And thats a good thing.
Bad Santa, as it was intended
Where old masters, drunk teenagers, and Asia Argento make the fest's first week a blast
Satire and horror make for bad synergy in Severance
The season's globe-trotting films bring mankind closer together, or at least pretend to on-screen
The Lactose-Intolerant Detective; Trio's Honky-Tonk Blues
A Vegas Dramedy and a 'Seinfeld' Castoff
Turkish Anomie and Anonymity
Philip Seymour Hoffman Out of Character
The Results Are In
Cannes-Cannes Kicks Off
Fox Gets a Mascot, Showtime Gets SmartIs This August or What?