Better than: Keane, definitely. As half a dozen nearby Upper West Side bars thrummed with a low-key, polite enjoyment of Cinco de Mayo, a collection of eager and already-ecstatic concertgoers gathered amongst the Beacon Theatre's faux-gilded embellishments and paintings. They were waiting for Coldp ... More >>
Being Beyonce is apparently a tough gig to pull off. Not only is she a pop icon, she's also a faux-baby-bump-sporting member of the Illuminati who is buying Neverland Ranch. And that's just the Bey of the past year or so. Look back a bit further and you'll figure out that she's been pregnant once ... More >>
In case you haven't yet gotten your fill, over the past couple of years, of artists beating Aaliyah samples into a flavorless pulp, not to worryYeasayer frontman Chris Keating has got your back. In a Rolling Stone interview published this week, Keating recalls being struck by watching high sc ... More >>
via Cats Who Look Like SkrillexWill this cat win Best New Artist?Welcome to Sound of the City's liveblog of the 54th Annual Grammys, coming to you live from a couch in Astoria. There are quite a few questions lurking around tonight's ceremony. Will Adele sweep the three major categories in wh ... More >>
A 'power list' for the rest of us
Somebody's got to do the dirty dishes around here
Barack Obama's in town! This means that a) traffic is going to be a disaster and b) we can write some fan fiction. One of his stops is an expensive dinner hosted by Anna Wintour and Harvey Weinstein -- could you think of a pair more opposite in physicality but more alike in power? -- at Weins ... More >>
Courtesy ABCAnd now for the awards portion of the evening! Full disclosure: the three of us have seen only five of the Best Picture nominees. Not that it matters. So:
It's the return of the most talked-about Grammy Awards live blog--a collection of quips, blips, and arguably insightful observations that dares to match the actual Grammy telecast in terms of pure spectacle and Justin Bieber mentions. Please join our hosts Tom Breihan and Ryan Dombal below, and keep ... More >>
via All Movie PhotoWith the announcement of the upcoming Brooklyn movie theatre, we thought it best to try and help a burgeoning local business out. The six-screen cineplex will hopefully become an essential part of the neighborhood. So in honor of the scheduled completion of the new multiple ... More >>
But that doesn't mean it's good
94 critics voted. The results are in.
Shaya Boymelgreen can get you a room with a view.New York, circa 2005 -- the building boom is transforming neighborhoods like Williamsburg, DUMBO, and the Financial District. During that period, Shaya Boymelgreen and his partner, diamond magnate Lev Leviev, built condos faster than just ab ... More >>
Which doesn't make The Blueprint 3 a classic. But we'll take it. For now.
Che wins the only Cannes award that really matters: ours
Robert Downey Jr.'s comic-book hero a thing to marvel
Jay-Z's heroin-soaked retro moves push things forward
Plus items of purely prosthetic appeal.
How the literary landmark came tumbling downand its hopes to live again
Our gossip maven talks to himself about starfucking, outing, and his new book
Pawel Pawlikowski finds a place in the sun
No more plans to contact E.T.'sbut here's another remedy for erectile dysfunction!
Cinematic campaigning: This fall, filmmakers assault the status quo at a theater near you
The Other of Invention
A marriage of heaven and hell: rote Plath-Hughes biopic seeks closure and takes no sides
The Importance of Being Ernst
'Hoop Dreams' Director Steve James Rebounds With 'Stevie'
High Fashion and Exploitation
A Patriotic Hollywood Celebrates Its Own Beautiful Mind
Monica Lewinsky's the New Jenny Craig Spokeswoman. Motivated?
On the Academy Awards, I loved the quick cut to Warren and Annette after Whoopi's crack about older men and younger women.
Amanda causes a stir without saying or wearing much, exuding a good-natured alien appeal.
Jane Horrocks Makes an Art of Awkwardness
A Winter Movie Preview
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