French producer and DJ Kavinsky has provided a song for Grand Theft Auto IV, shared the stage and studio with members of Daft Punk, and amassed over 30 million YouTube views for "Nightcall," which scored the opening credits to Nicolas Refn's 2011 film Drive. That's a pretty impressive CV for a 37-ye ... More >>
Arizona is known for a few things: the Grand Canyon, its beautiful sunsets...and for having some of the dopiest, gun-loving, hillbilly politicians in the entire country.Enter Arizona Congressional candidate Gabriela Saucedo Mercer, who said in a recent interview that A) Middle Easterners look like M ... More >>
Burnham, circa 1960, at the telescope Clyde Tombaugh used to find Pluto 30 years earlier
Today, June 16, 2011, would have been Robert Burnham Jr.'s 80th birthday.
Burnham was an Arizona astronomer who produced one of the most unusual, and most beloved, set of books of science, his Burnham's ... More >>
Yves Rossy, who is both braver and crazier than we are, flew for 8 minutes across the Grand Canyon on Saturday at speeds of up to 190 miles per hour. "Flying his jet-propelled wing attached to his back, and steering only by moving his body, Rossy launched from a helicopter at 2,440 metres above the ... More >>
In case you missed it, Mike Bloomberg performed at the Inner Circle charity dinner this weekend. Photos of the mayor dressed as Spider-Man circulated pretty quickly, but like a cheetah at full gallop or a sunset over the Grand Canyon, Bloomberg's performance is something that needs to be seen in fu ... More >>
I'm not talking about obvious stuff that was supposed to be bad.
Don't say Attack of the Killer Tomatoes or Troll 2.
I mean something that strove for quality and even garnered acclaim, but you found it so insufferable that you threw your Raisinettes onto the floor and climbed over the phoni ... More >>
We're heading up to Columbia U tonight to hear from professor Stephen Fried as he offers a public talk about his newest book, Appetite for America: How Visionary Businessman Fred Harvey Built a Railroad Hospitality Empire That Civilized the Wild West.
We've hardly been able to put the thing ... More >>
Look, Max Fischer is all grown up! Photos by David Wentworth.
"What are you doing to me?" a model was overheard saying to the makeup artist backstage at Band of Outsiders who was covering up her creamy pale complexion with a thick layer of golden-bronze makeup.
Sorry, dear, but you were ... More >>
We have to admit. we were disappointed that the shorts Michelle Obama wore to the Grand Canyon -- which have burned up the non-partisan idiot press -- have yet to roil the usually roilable rightbloggers, despite the involvement of an Obama.
There were a few takers. These affected sympathy, b ... More >>
The tumultuous scene inside one of the Hilton ballrooms at Vino 2009, the Italian wine tasting
I almost never accept invitations to promotional events, but when I got a card a few weeks ago admitting me and a friend to a tasting of the newly released 2004 Brunellos, I thought a few seconds ... More >>
Bikini Girl, Katrina Darrell
Like the cockroaches after the apocalypse, American Idol is still here. And so, Idol fans and haters, the eighth season begins with some 16 hours of auditions from eight cities. Last night, we got two hours covering two days of auditions in Phoenix, Arizona--Archuleta- ... More >>