The smell of the Clinton Park Stables arrives before the sight of them, a mixture of straw and manure and horse sweat. It rises from the pavement of 52nd Street, just east of the Hudson River, across from De Witt Clinton Park, from which the stables take their name. The smell makes you swivel your h ... More >>
CMJ, Day Four: Vex Ruffin, The Stepkids, Jonti Better than: Listening to Stones Throw's present rap roster. The day before his first CMJ show, Vex Ruffin sat in a bar called Ontario in Williamsburg, wearing a t-shirt with the Seinfeld logo on it and quietly nerding out by giving the Stones ... More >>
Jack Donaghy Alec Baldwin is running for mayor of New York. No he's not! Just kidding. What he's actually doing is spreading rumors in the media of a possible, nebulous future mayoral run. According to this Times piece, Baldwin wants to run for mayor, but not in 2013. Just sometime in the fut ... More >>
Adele Beacon Theatre Thursday, May 19 Better than: Staying with that tosser. It is a special kind of emotional suicide to venture to the Upper West Side, under threat of impending thunderstorm, to hear a tortured British soulstress mourn the loss of a lover who sounds suspiciously like your last, ... More >>
Jack Donaghy is a fictional NBC executive on the show 30 Rock; Alec Baldwin is the actor who plays him. Neither is going to replace Keith Olbermann as the host of Countdown or any other show in the 8 p.m. slot on MSNBC because that would be ridiculous, despite a report from Popeater's Rob Shu ... More >>
Blerg! Jack Donaghy would not approve of business like this. The New York Post reports that 30 Rock accountant Matthew Rudolph, 35, has been charged with "22 counts of larceny, falsifying business records and criminal possession of a forged instrument." According to his lawyer Richard Roth, ... More >>
There is probably a point of diminishing payoff in this situation (a/k/a "anorexia"), but in general, the stats seem to indicate the disturbing fact that very thin women make the most bank, according to a recent blog post from the Wall Street Journal. And this is not just inhumanly skinny mod ... More >>
Weekend trips to cultured places
Graduation is upon us, which means ... commencement speeches will soon commence (indeed, some already have). The question on the minds of everyone who hasn't yet graduated: If you have a shitty speaker, does that mean you'll have a shitty post-graduate life? As someone who can't remember much ... More >>
The seedy '60s, revived. Of course, Elaine Stritch was there the first time.
Padma Lakshmi demonstrated her acting skills once again on NBC's 30 Rock last night. "Men always tell me I'm very funny," she confesses to Jack Donaghy. So, whatever happened to those sitcom plans?