Reviews of Rolling Stone: Drum King, the videogame brand extention undertaken over the summer by the once venerable rock mag, were not kind. I'm From Rolling Stone, the MTV-sponsored reality TV show, limped through ten episodes in the spring months of 2007, and was promptly cancelled, althoug ... More >>
Sure, there were missiles in Cuba. But what about the film critics' awards?
City boy–country girl sparks, and plenty of politics
The email scribblings of someone covering the Toronto Film Festival were somehow forwarded to me as if by magic--or maybe it's just more spam--and it's my journalistic duty to pass them on to you, by way of an insider's report card that's leakable to the entire world. And so, dear readers:
In 2009, the traditional practice of exchanging physical copies of records for money is a trade that might best be called quixotic. But New Yorkers are stubborn people, and the record store is not dead. Below, the top ten records that sold in the last week at a store near you. http://www.flickr.co ... More >>
Adam Goldstein, better known as DJ AM, was found dead in his home on Friday afternoon. The news first circulated through TMZ and Perez Hilton and--to the dread of his friends, his peers, and thousands of fans--the NYPD confirmed the rumor later that evening, announcing the DJ's death and its ... More >>
Two decades after the severed ear of Reservoir Dogs, Quentin Tarantino serves up Hitler's head on a plate
The liberal media et alia are still talking about that Obama-Joker-Socialist poster which was first described in April and has, at this writing, been shown in photos at two (2) locations (and at a KFC in Atlanta though, call us paranoid, it looks Photoshopped). Nonetheless it is described as ... More >>
As the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall rebellion approaches on June 28, let's not forget that one of the subtexts in the air as that revolutionary moment in gay liberation took place was that the great diva Judy Garland had recently passed on, and the gays were understandably annoyed about it.
Photo by Star Foreman. You're going to love Zoe Kazan. She's Hollywood royalty (granddaughter of Elia Kazan). She's been on Broadway and in movies, one of which, The Exploding Girl, debuts at the Tribeca Film Festival. Melissa Anderson interviews her. You may also view Star Foreman's photo slidesh ... More >>
The holocaust has been an even bigger trophy grabber than ever this past year, so you just know Hollywood will find a way to do yet more crazily inspiring stories about Nazis with disabilities. How long before we're treated to The Reader 2: This Time She's Blind? The heart-tugging sequel can have ... More >>
We love to make fun of Joan Crawford because she was such an image-obsessed diva and controversial mother--and that hair! But the self-made glamour goddess DOES fully deserves the glossy treatment she's getting in Joan Crawford: The Enduring Star, a lush new Rizzoli book by Peter Cowie, who concen ... More >>
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Plus Ken Jacobs retrospectives, Alexander Medvedkin revisited
Lies we can believe in
Stage and screen wrestle it out at the Brick's new fest
Putting a human face on global atrocity
Kicking off an ambitious five-month jazz series