10. Fatty dog at Upper West Side Fatty Crab - The sausage is prodigal, a fat homemade link laced with a scalding Southeast Asian XO sauce. Add a good bun, fronds of cilantro, pickled purple radish, pickled cuke spear, and smear of wet mayo, and you have one great and gloppy bar snack. 2170 B ... More >>
What Julianne said--sculpture-collecting rappers of the future defile simulacrum versions of peak-bloat art market follies, paint on valuable cars, recollect Heath Ledger's death mask Joker. Over a Justice sample. Symbolic, see, because that's the last decade and this video was released minutes in ... More >>
Who had this photo in their office pool a decade ago? Jawbox on Fallon. Photo by Anything Photographic.In this week's Village Voice, Rob Harvilla ventures up to 30 Rock to have lunch with Jawbox on the eve of the D.C. punk band's one-off reunion on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, while Jayson G ... More >>
Ladyfag: The future is now, apparently. Photo by Randy BurkeCLICK HERE for my new column which tells you all about the splashy new movie musical with Daniel Day-Lewis trying to "Be Italian."
I also delve into:
all photos by Nate "Igor" SmithNeil Hamburger and Todd Barry
Stand-up character Neil Hamburger has, for years, been infamous for his unmannerly Michael Jackson jokes. The best one: "Why did Michael Jackson dangle his infant son over the railing? Because ... More >>
"Needle marks, scars, pills--and an almost bald head" blares the New York Post's headline today. It's no surprise that Jackson--who spent much of his adult life whittling away at his identity--ended up as a barely recognizable skeleton filled with puncture wounds and mutilation signs. With no weight ... More >>
Which clusters of genetically-linked performers strike you as the most valuable to have around? Which ones are the most entertaining, sincere, and likable? No, you may not say the Jacksons. Your pre-approved choices are as follows:
The Olsen twins. Their homeless chic mixed with their monkey faces ... More >>
The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus opened at the Garden on Thursday. We took in the spectacle from the cheap seats Saturday. The crowd was healthy; we estimate 80 percent attendance (third show of the day!) Clowns are still not funny; the big laugh one got by falling splashily into a ... More >>
The Times Square Church sounds like an oxymoron--sort of like "L.A. style" or "army intelligence"--and yet there really is such a thing, complete with a pastor who's full of gloomy statements designed to make you want to stay in bed even longer than "Half-Ton Mom" on TLC. The guy's ... More >>
Additional, excellent live-blogging here with Allison Benedikt at Sound of the City.
The King of All Oscar Predictors walks among you in Part III. Will this hubris bring us low? Watch and judge!
Oh no, Ben Stiller, you are not. Natalie Portman, good straight woman. Stiller probably thinks he's C ... More >>
Some of you have the sneaky habit of going away for Christmas and not clicking on my column, which this time was a saucily insightful year-in-review essay accompanied by a spread of moi photographed as various oddballs from '08 (Sarah Palin, Hillary Clinton, Heath Ledger, and Amy Winehouse).
So I ... More >>