Alexz Johnson really loves Brooklyn. It shows on her face with the way she lights up whenever her neck of the woods is mentioned. The 26-year-old singer-songwriter/actress relocated to the borough with one goal for herself as an artist: total scene immersion. It's a pretty good goal when you have to ... More >>
By Alan Scherstuhl Better Than: A rock show without comedians. It's rare that a singer/songwriter/performer possessed of a huge mess of facets has that one killer song that unites the host of them. But sprightly Anya Marina, whose pop you may remember from such gotta-break-through cross-promotiona ... More >>
Update: After the jump, we'll show you the church e-mail that confirms just about everything we were told by Jefferson Hawkins about this sudden ad campaign. The Church of Scientology bought network TV ad time in a big way this weekend. On Saturday, we started noticing Twitter users complaining tha ... More >>
Jesse Cohen and Eric Emm of Tanlines. Giving the Best Local Music Twitter award in our Best of NYC issue to @tanlines was pretty much a no-brainer. The account, which is run by the duo's Jesse Cohen, is heavy on the wry observational humor and light on the "come see our band" or "here's someb ... More >>
Today's New York Times features an articled called "Hoax Site Distressing for Victims of Shooting," which tells of a conspiracy website "claiming that the shootings that nearly killed Representative Gabrielle Giffords and did end the lives of a federal judge, a 9-year-old girl and four others ... More >>
As humans who generally don't name ourselves, we're all prone to wanting another name at some point or another. Sometimes we reject what our parents decided to call us in favor of something better, more likable, or often, more popular. For example, names like Kate or Nicole or Natalie, anythi ... More >>
Where, indeed. Hey, so the new Jane Pratt venture XOJane launched today! And one of the Sassy granddaughter's first music-related articles is Yet Another Thing About The Now Gingrich-Assisted '90s Fetishism Happening Right Now, in which Emily McCombs pleads, "Can the '90s Revival Include Fema ... More >>
ABC I just interviewed Valerie Cruz, one of the stars of Off the Map, which is basically Grey's Anatomy with mosquitoes. Here's some more of what Val -- who plays Doctor "Zee" Alvarez -- told me.
Lindsay didn't steal, he says, cutting to the chase
HarperCollins is suing Gawker Media for publishing excerpts of Sarah Palin's new autobiography, America by Heart, before its release date. On Thursday, Palin tweeted: "The publishing world is LEAKING out-of-context excerpts of my book w/out my permission? Isn't that illegal?" Gawker's respons ... More >>
Federal law gives gay citizens with foreign partners tough choices: Leave the U.S. Lose your love. Break the law.
Katherine Heigl has always been known to be a firebrand who spouts honest if not always popular opinions about her various projects. As Knocked Up was raking in the big bucks, she told the press she felt it was a tad sexist. As Grey's Anatomy was grabbing for its usual Emmy consideration, s ... More >>
Busta Rhymes and Ron Browz B.B. King Blues Club March 10 Star power does funny things to your eyes. Take last night's Busta Rhymes/Ron Browz show at B.B. King, for instance. I mistook Kool Herc for Grey's Anatomy's Dr. Richard Webber--an honest mistake considering that the four elements of hip-ho ... More >>
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