In this week's cover story, about W. Kamau Bell and his hilarious progressive talk show's leap to a four-nights-a-week broadcast schedule, we found excuses to throw in lots of videos of Totally Biased highlights-- but not as many as we wanted. Read More: W. Kamau Bell's Outrageously Funny 'Totally ... More >>
Shock and duh.
Still salty, less wounded
Last week a Republican Senator filibustered on civil liberties in wartime -- and, get this, he was in favor of them! This remarkable event drew such attention that the filibusterer, Rand Paul, ended the week talking about running for President. How did our friends the rightbloggers -- who generally ... More >>
Looking back at Marina Abramovic’s staring contest
Watch out, James Franco. Another Hollywood hunk has donned Marilyn Monroe drag, and this one felt comfortable in it. It's for a "goof-off scene" in Magic Mike, based on Tatum's real-life stripping adventures.
At MOMA, the artist examined us as individuals. A new doc does the same to her.
viaUnless you've been living in a box, you're aware that the Oscars are tonight. While we won't be live-blogging the event like we did last year, we do have some hopes and anticipations for tonight's ceremony. So get in your gown (you do have one, don't you?), sit down in front of your laptop ... More >>
Swizz Beatz IAC Building Wednesday, November 30 Better than: Ja Rule's acting in The Fast and the Furious. It seems cruel that as the recession continues to hit the "snooze" button, Swizz Beatz has picked up yet another job, another paycheck. He is the luxe James Franco, collecting 1099s like pass ... More >>
The band closes the book on their legacy
Hoodie Allen Webster Hall Tuesday, August 16 Better than: Waiting in line outside of the frathouse bathroom. When I was in college, people would party to music by Lil' Jon. (Yes, I'm old.) They said his catchphrases, as learned through Dave Chappelle DVDs. (Like I said: old.) They danced to his s ... More >>
Last Friday we reported on the daring heist of a $100,000 KAWS poster, the one done in acrylic over a Calvin Klein ad featuring Kate Moss, perpetrated by a guy wearing a mustache, dark glasses, and a dark green hoodie. We spoke to Katie Hill, Ecko's assistant, today to get the latest on the c ... More >>
Start off your weekend with a well-deserved happy hour: The debut of Nicky Digital and East Side Social Club's Summer Fridays get-together. The casual hang at the Yard at Soho Grand won't be as frou-frou as you might think; features pitcher drink specials, food, and music by tonight's guest O ... More >>
Superheroes, sequels, and TWO Conans! Summer has arrived.
No pics or video allowed, so let's just let "God's Song" crush us all over again. Randy Newman Town Hall Saturday, March 6 Better Than: James Franco, Anne Hathaway, and the whole lot. There was a seven-year-old boy at the Randy Newman concert. He sat in Row O, between his parents. It made sense, ... More >>
Benn Jaye You can even shoot it in prison, since some of the scenes will be set there! I want you to play 1950s starlet Barbara Payton, who unglamorously spiraled from fame to tawdriness, though at least she got a brilliantly frank memoir called I Am Not Ashamed out of it.
Courtesy ABCAnd now for the awards portion of the evening! Full disclosure: the three of us have seen only five of the Best Picture nominees. Not that it matters. So:
It's been just under two weeks since Rupert Murdoch and Apple announced the debut issue of their iPad newspaper The Daily at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. "In this exciting new era, we believe The Daily will be the model for how stories are told and consumed," said Murdoch, the News ... More >>
In: Portman and Franco. Out: Moore and Wahlberg.
Paul Quitoriano Whenever we tell people what we do for a living we always get the same thing: "You must know what's going on in the city all the time," and "You must get invited to the best events." Well, yes and yes. But recommending events every freaking day of the year to you eccentric New ... More >>
Colin FirthHere it is: Unfounded, un-called for, and way too early. Best Actor nominees will surely include Colin Firth (The King's Speech), James Franco (127 Hours), and Robert Duvall (Get Low). Firth is the favorite to win right now, especially since he was so good in A Single Man last ye ... More >>
Awardsthey're a girl thing. Mostly, anyway, but the shows are bitchin'
Two weeks after releasing a promotional video on Youtube for his upcoming autobiography, Decision Points, George W. Bush has spoken out against the esteemed website. According to WBEZ radio, the former president explained to the crowd of representatives from the Commercial Financial Association t ... More >>
Yup Salem Ramiken Crucible Wednesday, October 20 Better than: Black Kids at the R Bar, 2007. Salem are referred to by some as witch house, drag, haunted house, or. . . never mind. The point is that people are actively referring to Salem. Curmudgeons who turn typing into rent checks are arguing ab ... More >>
With more than 250 films to see, there is no one, definitive festival experience. Here's mine.
Gary Shteyngart reads at Bryant Park
How many Democrats does it take to make a donkey show? In this week's cover story, Village Voice columnist Wayne Barrett takes account of the opposition New York gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo will actually have to face: Shelly Silver, and the rest of our state's old-school democrats.
Former state senate majority leader Joe Bruno, on trial for corruption, called in to Post reporter Fred DIcker's radio show this morning to not-really-but-sort-of discuss his case, and Capitol Confidential was tuned in. You will be unsurprised to learn Bruno maintains his innocence and thin ... More >>
A longtime critic offers up his first novel; a rare author sighting at the World Voices Festival
The 2009 Tribeca Film Festival just announced its juries, and although they've included almost everyone you've ever heard of (Andre Leon Talley! Mary-Kate Olsen! Rachel Maddow!) from every corner of the entertainment industry (daytime television WHAT UP!), founder Robert De Niro has made a possibly ... More >>
Ken Russell and other crazy people we love.
A discussion on Harvey Milks battle
Plus, shooting a dead Equus.
And is that a bad thing?
Third time brings harm to the Spidey franchise; Peter Parker to wear a bubble skirt in 4.