For Thanksgiving one year, I made my grandma follow the peach cobbler recipe from an article in some teen magazine that was said to be the same one Justin Timberlake's grandma used. I love, love, loved *NSYNC, and was not afraid to show it. I had *NSYNC lip balm, *NSYNC hoop earrings, and countless ... More >>
Better Than: Everything else. It doesn't take long to get chills at a Pearl Jam concert. As soon as the lights drop there's this roar, the sound of some 17- or 18,000 people not just cheering, but screaming. It's a roar that's particularly deafening if you're used to clubs with a capacity of a few ... More >>
Here is a brief list of the things I found more engaging in this week's episode of Saturday Night Live than Phoenix's performance: - Dennis Rodman's 12-second cameo in the cold open, in which he stumbled over saying "Saturday Night Live" - Melissa McCarthy driving a golf cart - Melissa McCarthy wea ... More >>
The franchise goes back in time, but you still get to pay the 2012 price
As we reported in a previous post, Filipino boxer/congressman/Roman Catholic Manny Pacquiao doesn't agree with President Barack Obama (and the majority of Americans) that gay people should have the right to get married. Not only doesn't Pacquiao agree with Obama, he cites a passage in the bible that ... More >>
They were universally bigger than the game. In fact, to a large portion of the sports public in the 1960s that only paid attention to professional basketball when the championships came around, they were the game. It wasn't Boston vs. Philly, or, later, Boston vs. LA; it was Wilt vs. Russell. The ... More >>
Following House Speaker-designate John Boehner's Sir-Weeps-a-Lot moment on 60 Minutes recently, along with the salty, flowing waves of 2010 man-tears (including Charlie Rangel's please don't censure me sobs and Chris Brown's spontaneous waterworks at a Michael Jackson tribute), the Today Show ... More >>
Blonde bombshell Elaine Lancaster -- a friend of this column and a close personal pal through the years to stars like Dennis Rodman and many more -- is going to be on The Real Housewives of Miami, as you may have heard. Well, I know Elaine is real, but I never knew she was a housewife! So I ... More >>
• The imam behind the proposed Islamic center near ground zero, Feisal Abdul Rauf, speaks out in an op-ed in the New York Times. "We are proceeding with the community center," he says. It will include separate prayer spaces for Muslims, Christians, Jews, and people of other faiths, he write ... More >>
The familiar conceit of this past Sunday's New York Times Magazine article "Sissy Bounce: New Orleans's Gender-Bending Rap," goes something like this: There are some gay rappers in New Orleans. Rap's usually really homophobic. That's crazy, huh? Contrasting the apparently enlightened attitude ... More >>
Variety reports that Yankees record home-run hitter Alex Rodriguez will be fielding a role in the new Justin Timberlake-Mila Kunis movie, Friends With Benefits, about two friends who take to the sheets to cope after ending disastrous relationships. Though the plot of the film may be predictab ... More >>
The specter of the novelist and the novel defense of Spector. Plus a meal with Haggis.
Rod Keenan covers the stars from his uptown studio
The Blurry Vision Thing
Finding Documents the Man Wants to Hide
In A Galaxy Far, Far Away, A Fretful People Ponder the Fateful Question: Is Jar Jar Gay?
Surveying the Boys of Summer Books
With Stephon Marbury, The Nets are on the verge of greatness . . . again
Latrell Sprewell brings his raw aesthetic to the New York Knicks
The Seventh Annual Village Voice Sportswriters Poll
Why Albert's Fetishwear Is a ''Yes!''