But you shouldn't believe him.
The White Horse Tavern as it looks today Stay in one place long enough, many bars have found, and you're likely to eventually develop literary cachet. Indeed, many of the city's most venerable taverns - Old Town, McSorley's, and the currently-defunct Chumley's - are or were lined with the dust jac ... More >>
The highest rated college football game to date was the January 2, 1987 Fiesta Bowl between Miami and Penn State. Tonight's BCS championship game between No. 1-ranked Notre Dame and No. 2 Alabama should blow the Nielsens for that one away. These are, after all, the two most successful college footba ... More >>
I've been waiting for someone in the New York press to suck up to the Mets front office by building an anti-R.A. Dickey case. I found it in Saturday's New York Post in a column by Ken Davidoff. Apparently at last week's holiday party for young victims of Hurricane Sandy Dickey showed "his true cha ... More >>
New York Republican Party Chairman Ed Cox has spent a good chunk of this election season kvetching about the amount of time President Barack Obama has spent hobnobbing with celebrities.But when Cox's horse in this year's presidential race parties with celebs, the chairman's outrage is nonexistent -- ... More >>
Good news for Martha fans: Three Martha Stewart Living shows launched on Hulu and Hulu Plus yesterday, and more episodes will become available every Monday. Once "From Martha's Kitchen," "Emeril's Table," and "DIY Crafts" wrap up, Hulu will begin to unveil more stuff from the archive (over 15,000 ... More >>
In a recent tweet responding to a follower's assertion that he was a celebrity, the drummer and head Root Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson demurred, claiming he was merely "a personality." The follower had a point, though; according to a website devoted to Quest's blogs about meeting famous people, for in ... More >>
"When you get the credit for the wins," Casey Stengel famously said, "you gotta take the blame for the losses." True, but there was a lot more to the Knicks 102-88 loss to the Heat Thursday night than Jeremy Lin. The statistic which probably best defined the night was Lin's 8 turnovers. But ... More >>
Growing pain or total disaster? One fan and one non-fan hash it out.
New York mag reports that Tracy Morgan is packing up his shark's den and settling somewhere in the West 50s. We think being Morgan's new neighbor could be enthralling -- or endangering -- depending on how your sense of humor handles jokes about getting people pregnant behind a middle school. ... More >>
Heidi Montag has appeared on the reality show The Hills and performed some dance music. She is best known, though, for her various plastic surgeries, including spectacular breast implants, which she has craftily used to retain media attention. Montag's lifts and load-ins have been covered in natio ... More >>
The return of 'Hole' whether you like it or not, you little suck shits
The Jay Leno-Conan O'Brien thing is all over the place, with Leno being invited to move his underwatched show from 10 to 11 p.m. and Tonight Show host O'Brien, facing a later start and feeling the squeeze, reportedly in talks with Fox. Should O'Brien jump ship? Or sit tight, and pick up whate ... More >>
Since when did golfers need to be nice guys?We can sum up all the nuttiness and overreaction to the Tiger Woods scandal with Hank Gola's column in Friday's New York Daily News. "We've heard condemnations from [Swedish golfer] Jesper Parnevik and Herm Edwards, support from Charles Barkley ... More >>
In honor of 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, we've invited SOTC buddies and pop savants Sean Fennessey and Ryan Dombal to lend a certain wisdom and perspective to these sure-to-be completely dignified proceedings. Gentleman? John Shearer 9:00pm Sean: We're coming to you live from one or two or ... More >>
The Congo War: a report by Al Jazeera from this past November. The deadliest war since World War II — the slaughter in the Congo — drags on and on amid relatively little notice. Arabs and Jews are still killing each other, and Israel's about to elect an even harder-line government. ... More >>
Obama tells a surprisingly blunt Katie Couric, "I messed up." Tom Daschle's quick exit from the health-care Cabinet job is just proof that he was a poor choice for the job. If the guy can't get it together enough to wipe his nose clean after rubbing it against the rear of society schmuckettes li ... More >>
If the Favre treatment doesn't stop Brady, maybe Jessica Simpson could?
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Protestors rally to oppose the world trade organization.