Rom-coms used to be a cash cow --and wildly popular with audiences. What happened?
A look at the psychoactive brew that brings users a spiritual payoff for their "work"
"I'll be there for you … and others in our census bracket"
This weekend, we published a two-part story about the rather amazing 32-year Scientology career of John Brousseau, whose adventures included driving for L. Ron Hubbard, spending time in the Sea Org's prison program the RPF, and working in the Cruise household with Tom and Katie Holmes. What seemed ... More >>
Two yogis battle over the fate of a tradition (and a pile of money)
cookingwithmarialoi.comMaria Loi wants to be your domestic goddess.Compass has been a staple of Upper West Side dining for the better part of the aughts. But come fall, the restaurant, which has had its share of ups and downs over the years, may be replaced by Loi, a restaurant created in the ... More >>
Superheroes, sequels, and TWO Conans! Summer has arrived.
Today in El Diario, that newspaper at your bodega you always wondered about... Puerto Rican governor upsets Puerto Ricans A group of mostly Puerto Ricans gathered Wednesday outside the New York Athletic Club to protest Puerto Rican Gov. Luis Fortuno's fundraising dinner, according to the ... More >>
Don't you just get all riled up when politicians impose on the rights of our population's most discriminated demographic, Pale People? The Washington Post reports that, in fact, some people actually do. Cries of "reverse racism" are ringing in response to Obama's tax on cancer boxes because, ... More >>
The director mines her life for her films—and life is complicated
John Keogh with smiling colleagues, Jen and Nikki. Amity Hall, the latest addition to a group of bars owned by two brothers from Dublin, Mark and Martin Whelan, quietly opened its doors just a few steps from its sister establishment, The Half Pint, late last year. Bartender John Keogh, who al ... More >>
By Fatimah Surjani Ortega Yes, Tiger, this could be your yearSunday ushers in the Year of Metal Tiger, which sounds like a golf club. That's actually appropriate, because things look auspicious for Tiger Woods -- as long as he can keep his dick in his pants. Just in time for Chinese New Yea ... More >>
Dude you mispelled "SVU"Let it be known that John Mayer's candid-interview game is unstoppable right now. Hot on the heels of his bonkers TMI orgy of a Rolling Stone cover story ("The Joshua Tree of vaginas" and so forth) comes an in-depth chat with friend-of-SOTC Rob Tannenbaum for none oth ... More >>
It had to happen: now there's a cougar dating site. Cougar Life is for "Women in their PRIME: independent, sexy and wildly successfull" who "enjoy men that are youthful" -- and, of course, for those youthful men who like the idea. It's the brainchild of Claudia Opdenkelder, 39 years old (she told ... More >>
And then I compare Keats with Tila Tequila.
For years we had this place all to ourselves, it seemed; feebs and hayseeds hated New York and, as the old saying went, wouldn't want to live here. Now the Times finds that between July 2007 and July 2008, our population grew by nearly 54,000 -- a "stunning" reversal, say demographers. 76,000 citize ... More >>
To replace departed token overt conservative Billy Kristol, the New York Times has engaged rightblogger Ross Douthat of the The Atlantic. A colleagues kvells; the Times seems excited at how young their new columnist is (Only 29! Why, Scotty Reston was still a copy-boy at 29!) Douthat's old archives ... More >>
Welcome to the Village Voice's not-really-annual Oscar liveblog! Feel the electricity. Not sure if you've heard, but: This year's Academy Awards will be UNLIKE ANY YOU'VE EVER SEEN BEFORE! First of all: They've hired an architect to design the set. Money well spent. Next: Taking a page from The Mic ... More >>
Gambling on being satisfied by ham on wry; finding sex outside of the city.
Bigger than any single tragedy, Angelina Jolie kidnaps Daniel Pearl's movie
Get your avant-garde fix with plenty of experimental cinema this season
Choking on the richest meal in New York
They Call Me Bruce
Flip Off the Ol' Block
Evaluating a Movie Lover's Chances of Survival at a Topsy-Turvy Sundance
Losing the Plot at Sundance
The Starmaking Machinery Behind the Popular Gown
A Winter Movie Preview
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