Brooklyn-via-Cali drums heavyweight Ches Smith is a master of percussion, an omnipresent figurehead about town who holds the beats down for the likes of avant-jazz heroes like Marc Ribot, Darius Jones, Trevor Dunn and Mary Halvorson and can also be found pulling all-nighters drumming in Haitian vodo ... More >>
Yesterday the Alabama rapper Krispy Kremethink a 21-year-old Paul Wall lookalike who sounds like a Yelawolf impersonator whose tricks are performing with a mouth full of marbles and rhyming "back" with "back," streamed over a super-slow Internet connection"released the song "Best Frien ... More >>
My best friend Lisa Lampanelli and I appear in "Q&A," the new video by Adam Barta, who sings about lusting for fame while shaking his booty at the Night of 1000 Gowns.
Watch me sparkle--and thrill to my two phone messages too.
Yes, I give good oral.
I was a guest on last night's Issues With Jane Velez-Mitchell on HLN, discussing Samantha Brick, the woman who wrote an editorial about how being so beautiful and alluring has ruined her friendships with bitterly jealous and resentful female friends.
I should have such problems.
In the two years since their woefully under-appreciated debut %, Brooklyn demento-wavers Dinowalrus have been almost completely overhauled, with two-thirds of the trio replaced and their experimental agitations calmed from drum-and-drone loogie to synth-wave drizzle. One remaining consistent is the ... More >>
Animals: When they aren't killing us or each other, they can be pretty damn cute. The above video shows Eddie, an NYPD horse, licking the face and body of his new best friend, an English Bulldog named Potato. Here's hoping they go on many adventures together and realize that friendship comes in all ... More >>
Everyone mourns the demise of their favorite bands in their own way; Michael J. Green decided to do so in elaborate fashion, crafting a shot-for-shot Lego remake of LCD Soundsystem's clip for "All My Friends." I have a strong feeling that this very well-done homage will be one of the more passed-ar ... More >>
We've seen them over and over again for decades.
In fact, that's what makes them cliched!
Here are my least favorite standard scenes of the type that usually only happen on a big screen, as opposed to life or even a small screen:
(And thanks to datalounge.com for the idea)
(5) Just when s ... More >>
This is not quite as good as a cat video, but here it is, anyway: The royal wedding route in 3D, thanks to Google Earth, makers of other things in 3D that you can share with your friends on the Internet, because 3D is either really retro or really modern or just another way to see the route of the r ... More >>
Have you ever had the rather awkward, mortifying experience of realizing that someone far older than you -- someone who should, at least stereotypically, be far worse at technology than you, and someone who may, in fact, be related to you -- has way more Facebook friends than you? According t ... More >>
via Funeral Streaming NetworkWhy would you have a funeral in real life when you could have it online, allowing people to pay their respects without ever having to put on a black outfit or even leave their homes? The New York Times explores our modern state of affairs, let's call it Memorial S ... More >>
Melissa Clark: Times writer armed with knife
For Melissa Clark, hunger has been a way of life and a way to make a living. Clark writes a New York Times recipe column, and her part memoir, part cookbook In the Kitchen With a Good Appetite just came out. Here, she chats with us about her book, ... More >>
That's what they told me yesterday when I waltzed in with my cheapo Duane Reade one-time use camera and wanted to get my film developed so I can eventually get personalized mugs made with all my friends' faces on them.
This shocking development, as it were, raised the questi ... More >>
Eddie Brannan"I was at M.I.A.'s secret birthday party two days ago when Drew Barrymore walked in," says a smitten-sounding Theophilus London, the much-championed young M.C. who, contrary to his rap name, hails from Brooklyn's Flatbush neighborhood. "M.I.A.'s brother invited all her friends, p ... More >>
Doron Gild, tinyhuman.comA phantogram is an optical illusion that makes you woozy; Phantogram is a musical duo that toys with hip-hop beats, sleek vocals, and feral guitars in a way that creates a similar hallucinatory effect. Although Sarah Barthel (keyboards/vocals) and Josh Carter (guitar) ... More >>
Not a scene from Napoleon Dynamite
The Drums/Surfer Blood
Wednesday, January 13
So the Drums, near as I can figure it, consist of four pretty-boy villains from cheesy '80s movies who've banded together to play twangy, relentlessly peppy new-wave with a canned backing track of ove ... More >>
"In Mexico, you're always asked where Gael is, like if you're by yourself then you are nothing."
The Mexican blockbuster Rudo y Cursi is the first film that Diego Luna and Gael Garcia Bernal have costarred in since Y Tu Mama Tambien, the much acclaimed 2001 indie coming-of-age film that simultane ... More >>