In 2009, a police officer reported misconduct in his Brooklyn precinct to NYPD investigators. Three weeks later, on Halloween night, a senior chief and other police bosses ordered him dragged out of his apartment and thrown into the Jamaica Hospital psychiatric ward. And then, it emerged, that he ha ... More >>
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Julia Roberts could have done Blind Side, but opted for Valentine's Day instead. Jack Nicholson was offered the role of Michael Corleone, but felt it was an offer he could refuse. Michelle Pfeiffer didn't want to be Clarice Starling, and Jeremy Irons pooh poohed the part of Hannibal Lecter, both t ... More >>
We often worry about our sister blog Runnin' Scared. Not because they've become obsessed with cannibalism lately (see here and here and here), but because if, say, a neighbor were to come over and offer them some human flesh, we're afraid they just wouldn't know what to do with it. Accordingly Fork ... More >>
Good evening. There's a biopic being done about the portly, macabre genius who directed one-word classics like Psycho, Vertigo, Rebecca, Suspicion, Rope, and Spellbound, among other films. So which stars are dropping by for a paycheck? Here's the answer to the mystery:
Move over Assassins, Sweeney Todd, and Capeman. There's a new killer musical in town, and this one's supposed to be funny. A hit at the Fringe Festival, SILENCE! The Musical--the unauthorized spoof of Silence of the Lambs--is like a darker Xanadu, a satire that also manages to be creepy in ... More >>
A stew at Island of Taiwan incorporates pig bung and blood, a match made in heaven. When it comes to dining, we each have our own comfort zones. Some avidly down handfuls of Sichuan peppercorns, relishing the burn, while others consume animal glands of the earthiest and most arcane sort as i ... More >>
Every TV show has a point where it totally jumps the shark. With America's Next Top Model, it came during Episode 4 in Season 10. In the hour-long show, broadcast March 13, 2008, the contestants were brought to Manhattan's Meat Packing District and sequestered, scantily dressed, inside the co ... More >>
Young New York lit-mag honchos write novels! (But should maybe stick to editing.)
With grip and control, Ryan Gosling's done it again in this smart legal thriller
Peruvian seafood restaurant casts a wide net in Queens
Two museum shows illuminate history's darkest corners
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Fashionable highlights and lowlights from last night's Golden Globes
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Dutch Americans responsible for America's weirdest 'cue
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Philip Seymour Hoffman Out of Character
A Stand-Up Comedian Fights the Drug Laws by Working the Media
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Superhacker Kevin Mitnick: Menace to Fear or Rogue to Love?
How Hannibal Lecter Gets Inside Our Heads
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