For Robert Redford, Sundance's opening day was a bummer. He woke up to learn the Academy had snubbed him for a (deserved) Best Actor nod for the sparse yachting drama All Is Lost, and had to spend his typically triumphant morning press conference swatting down questions about being sad. Luckily for ... More >>
We know how hard it must be to face a Monday after vacation. That's why we're distracting you with a selection of what the city's cooking up for your return.
Plus: Game of Thrones in NYC
Sightings' 14-year long history might be thought of in Car Talk-qua-Three Stooges terms: a trio of grease monkeys go in on a lemon together for the thrill of fine-tuning its engine, then discovers that tweaking the engine's innards and fluids to produce variations on a sputtering, splintering theme ... More >>
A GIFT FOR DOWNTON ABBEY FANS
On Thursdays your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from thrift stores, estate sales, and flea markets. The Woman magazine Date: December, 1941 Publisher: Farrell Publishing, Chicago Discovered at: A junkshop in Kokomo, Indiana The Cover Promises: T ... More >>
Two proper experts of Downton Abbey tell all
License to feel
A well made play by Ruth and Augustus Goetz, adapted from Henry James' 1880 novel Washington Square, The Heiress is back in a sturdy if not revelatory production. The play was last on Broadway in 1995, in a stunning revival starring Cherry Jones as Catherine Sloper, the shy plain Jane who's awakene ... More >>
You kids get off my grave
My new column is a bracing look at what a vote for Mitt Romney will amount to: A solid endorsement of intolerance, lies, and most of all changing his mind!!!
Frank Boudreaux founds the Oxbridge Forest Gymnasium School
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43 reasons to hide the remote
Who meets an untimely death as the town rejoices! And it's based on a real story!
Williamsburg's taciturn Mast Brothers know just what I'm talking about. This time of year always presents a dilemma for straight boys and gay girls: how to celebrate Valentine's Day -- the only holiday focused on carnal love and desire -- with your significant other? Taking her out to dinner is t ... More >>
This blogger doesn't like football. If she's going to watch a sport it's going to be baseball and she's going to root for the Yankees. Therefore, this Super Bowl Sunday, this blogger is not going to tell you which players to watch. In fact, the only ones she really feels qualified to even mention ar ... More >>
Have you seen the extremely popular British period drama called "Downton Abbey"? It's all the rage right now. It won a Golden Globe! People are talking about it, watching it, DVR-ing it, weeping with joy and raising their glasses to it as we speak. And people and news organizations, which are bigger ... More >>
Far away, in a place known to some as "La-La Land," the region's princes and princesses are preparing for a big magical celebration. Yeah, no. It's just that the Golden Globes are happening tonight in Los Angeles. Will you watch? Will you not watch now that you know that Ryan Gosling will not be att ... More >>
January 8 marks the Season 2 premiere of Downton Abbey, the Masterpiece series on PBS, which has earned kudos for its wondrous mix of period dramatics and comedy-of-manners satire. Trust me, it's even better than the Kardashians.