At Tuome (536 East 5th Street, 646-833-7811) in the center of the East Village's Alphabet City, an appetizer of smoky charred octopus arrives at my table. Curved like an iron boat hook excavated from a shipwreck, the lone tentacle reclines on a shingle of pork pebbles. Before I can do my best James ... More >>
The following folk were excluded by the Oscar nominators and will have to either jump off a cliff or just learn to deal with it.
Minutes after the nominations were announced this morning, I whooshed to CNN to give my thoughts to host Carol Costello on who was chosen and what was omitted. I also talked about how the Best Actress race contains the youngest and oldest nominees ever in that category.
Mares Of Thrace w/Batillus, Sky Burial, Mortals St. Vitus Tuesday, May 15 Better than: Sitting home and reading tweets about the Beach House show. First things first: in Greek mythology, the Mares of Thrace were four man-eating horses Hercules had to capture for his eighth labor, a feat he accompl ... More >>
Looks like Bruce Willis's mining team from Armageddon could be employed again. In a relatively strange press release, according to the Wall Street Journal, a new, fittingly named company called Planetary Resources, Inc. has teamed up with none other than the high officials at Goo ... More >>
As the 100-year anniversary of the Titanic comes to end tonight, millions of people reflected on one of history's greatest mysteries today in more ways than one. In Houston, a $12,000-a-plate, 10-course dinner was served to whoever wanted to (or could afford to) relive the last supper held befo ... More >>
Hollywood definitely knows something we don't
MTV turns 30 today. To celebrate, we're running a bunch of pieces on the channel, its legacy, and its future. Earlier today, we counted down the best music videos directed by people who took home (or, more likely, left at the podium) the Razzies' "Golden Raspberry" award for worst director. ... More >>
The ironically named Complex.com has actually broken things down for us and named the top 50 sci-fi films of all time, of which I'll serve you the top 10. Phone home, get your own list, and report it back to me. Here's theirs: 10. Metropolis (1927) So stylishly futuristic it even inspi ... More >>
Something about copping an Oscar often brings out the worst in people--phoniness, fake humility, excessive blubbering, and total inarticulation. As we hold our collective breaths for February 27, here are the absolute worstest so far:
Social and economic turmoil? Don't ask. At least we had Lady Gaga to tell us what to do.
CLICK HERE for my hilarious and insightful essay summing up the wacky year of 2010, which proved that Barack Obama isn't our country's real leader after all, it's actually a zingy little lady known as Lady Gaga. She's just done so much--and worn so much--that her tweets seem to carry more we ... More >>
Enslaved, who know how to make this kind of thing look right. All photos by Daniel Snyder.Dimmu Borgir/Enslaved Terminal 5 Monday, November 8 Better Than: A whooooole weekend of Star Wars. Though they were both spawned in the same Norwegian scene in the early 90s, Terminal 5's Monday night ... More >>
On this latest wave of mediocre movies (and the classics that put them to shame)
Avatar co-star Sigourney Weaver has said in an interview that James Cameron would have won the Oscar for Best Director--except "he didn't have breasts." This is outrageous!
Avatar co-star Sigourney Weaver has said in an interview that James Cameron would have won the Oscar for Best Director--except "he didn't have breasts." This is outrageous! If the Oscars were simply making a statement by declaring the first woman Best Director, then I guess the Directors Gu ... More >>
Going once... going twice... sold!Discussed: Duckie Brown, Native Son, Cynthia Steffe, Michael Angel It's now day two of Fashion Week mayhem and we've already experienced major hearing loss thanks to last night's Patti Smith's set at the LNA after party, and almost passed out at the slew of ... More >>
In another February 2 ritual, the 2010 Oscar Nominees were announced this morning. The Best Picture list, expanded to ten nominees this year, are: An Education Avatar The Blind Side District 9 The Hurt Locker Inglourious Basterds Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire A Serious Man Up U ... More >>
10! 10! 10! What happens when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences radically shakes things up, nominating not five but TEN films for best picture? A Sandra Bullock movie makes the list. So: Which five of the ten are the real nominees, and which are just padding? Let's make an u ... More >>
Forget saving the Navis. James Cameron's biggest mission these days should be to beat his ex-wife, Kathryn Bigelow, for a slew of awards! Alas, though I'm desperate for their golden competition to turn into the most bitter battle royale since Olivia deHavilland and Joan Fontaine, there seems ... More >>
We have been following with less than our full attention the progress of the health care bill, but we surmise it has just made a great gain in the Senate -- not because of anything the Democrats have said (who listens to them anymore?), but because we saw this at National Review: "The story of ... 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 >>
There are some things that even money can't buy
A schlock genius, king of the Bs and so much more
No, that's not who I had over for dinner last night. It's the wacky duo I saw performing at a downtown nightclub in a saucy act described in my fabulash new column! (CLICK HERE to read all about it.) Once you've recovered your sanity, the column also touches on other not-for-prime-time items ... More >>
Fame, the musical is watered-down, unlike von Trier's Antichrist.
That old 'last man on earth' setup? It really works.
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