A couple weekends ago, word got out that an upcoming Ramones biopic would be helmed by one of America's greatest living filmmakers, Martin Scorsese. The movie would be one of several band-related projects slated for 2016, the 40th anniversary of the bruddas' debut album, Ramones. Scorsese isn't th ... More >>
The Eddy will pull you right in
Zachary Feldman heads toward Sixth Street in the East Village for this week's review, a stretch of the city that's historically "gotten a particularly bad rap, pigeonholed like some Bollywood Joe Pesci as a culinary minefield of sporadic Desi Treats," he writes. "But gradually the tide has shifted, ... More >>
Victoria Jackson went from the big leagues of comedy to the rabid right of modern politics
Brooklyn gets its close-up in Goodfellas
Favorites to fuel your late-night celebration
But how meaningful are its numbers?
"Big Pussy" Vincent Pastore (right) and little pussy Tony Darrow (left). Photo by Rob Rich.Who would have guessed that "Larry Boy Barese," one of the minor hoods on The Sopranos, would turn out to be a real-life hood? Actually, he turned out to be a little chickenshit who plotted with hoods to b ... More >>
The Academy Awards will be telecast on February 27, when we'll get all new acceptance speeches to savor and barf at. In the meantime, having just posted the worst speeches in the trophy's history, here are my favorite ones, whereby winners managed to shine in that high-pressure situation--ac ... More >>
The 30th anniversary of Raging Bull
In his new book, New York City's Best Dive Bars: Drinking and Diving in the Big Apple, Ben Westhoff riffs on the five boroughs' finest dumps. Here are his 10 favorites.
Not nearly fit for a queen
Hey, all you single gals! Finding it hard to get a date in the city? Tired of spending lonely nights weeping into your Chubby Hubby ice cream (so harsh, that name!) watching Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (there are two, you know) and confabbing with your gal pals about whether you're actually an ... More >>
Staffers flee. New blood moves in. And still the question remains.
Peggy Noonan has the Catholic equivalent of a hard-on for Hillary Clinton, who is the subject of Noonan's book The Case Against Hillary Clinton and, in political season, her every third or fourth column. When Meryl Streep based an evil movie character on Noonan, the former Reagan speechwriter told p ... More >>
In a notorious murder case, Rohan Bolt is doing the time. Did someone else do the crime?
Color and power collide in a historically black district
Derivative Boy Next Door Does Good!
Inside Politics Doom an Affordable-Housing Plan in Crown Heights
Seven Days, Seven Plays
The Virgin Mary's Been Showing Up, Maybe, in a Perth Amboy, New Jersey, Window. Seeing Things?
Movie Buffs Pick Their Favorite Endings
[Spoilers are in bold]