We're still smack in the middle of Hanukkah. I know this because Yo La Tengo still has a few of their annual Hanukkah gigs over at Maxwell's to go. And also because people I know on Facebook and Twitter--like they do around this time every year--continue to post this video (typically titled somethin ... 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 >>
A recent IAmA on Reddit is fascinating, at least, if you're kind of a subway nerd like we are. Or even if you're just a commuter and not a nerd at all! A user named Fusoyaff2, who says he's been a subway conductor for New York City Transit since spring of this year, has answered some of the most pre ... More >>
Did you see Mayor Bloomberg's cameo on Curb Your Enthusiasm last night? If not, here you go. Our mayor, who is no stranger to a cameo, was particularly mayoral, banishing Larry David from our entire city for his typical Larry-David-esque misstep (in this case, miming playing violin during Michael J. ... More >>
Season 1, Episode 1 features a fictitious place called, appropriately enough, Mama's Boy.
Freelance journalist and former Cosmo online columnist Lauren Otis has put together an extensive catalog for complex.com called "The Complete History of Restaurants Featured on Curb Your Enthusiam," an ... More >>
Today the wise bloggers over at Daily Intel have attempted to answer a New York City etiquette question for the ages: What is a fair amount of space between the honorable person who is already there hailing a cab, and the jerkish-or-oblivious person (who, if going into labor or needing immedi ... More >>
One good nontroversy deserves another. Now that Anthony Weiner has abandoned his post representing New York's 9th Congressional District over rather silly reasons, and will soon be replaced by Democrat David Weprin or Republican Bob Turner, it seems fitting that the special election is being framed ... More >>
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American Idol seems like it should build toward a big finale, but it never works out that way. Instead, the real excitement surrounding any season of the show usually peaks around the time of its first shock elimination; this year, that'd be when Pia Toscano went ... More >>
Jackie Hoffman, dressed for work.Jackie Hoffman is an actress, a comedienne, and the owner of some of the most flexible facial muscles in entertainment history. If you didn't see her on Broadway as Hairspray's Prudy Pringleton or as The Addams Family's Grandma, there's a good chance you caugh ... More >>
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Brooklyn lo-fi newbies Sweet Bulbs run the sunrise-punk of bands like Hüsker Dü through the modern machinery of dreampop, dreamgaze, and dreamnoise--think your fave Captured Tracks band running st ... 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 >>
Hot on the heels of the big critics' awards and the Golden Globe nominations, the Screen Actors Guild has unveiled its annual award nominations for films and television. SAG has been handing these out for 16 years, but only in the past few years has awards fever caused non-professionals to pa ... More >>
On the Curb Your Enthusiasm episode aired on Sunday, Larry David took a leak, some of it got on a painting of Jesus, a Catholic saw the painting later and thought the painting had miraculously wept, etc. Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch readers find this (at present) the "cringe-iest"moment in ... More >>
Curb Your Enthusiasm's funny Susie Essman had the answer in a performance she gave at a benefit for ChairScholars Foundation the other night (though she was specifically talking about straight guys; Yes, I do cover the other side once in a while).
The new Woody Allen film, Whatever Works -- his 40th for those keeping count -- signals a return for the filmmaker in more ways than one. For starters, it is his first film to shoot on location in New York since Melinda and Melinda in 2004, interrupting a half-decade European vacation during which ... More >>