Better Than: Watching the Knick's game in a crowded sports bar.
There should be a point during every live show where you, as an audience member, undeniably want to be who you're watching onstage. That transformation may have been a bit difficult for Bleached's Clavin sisters to inspire in me last n ... More >>
So the Wall Street Journal has this free interview/performance series at Lincoln Center Friday mornings, chatting with such cultural titans as Wyclef Jean, Stan Lee, Russell Simmons, and Jonathan Ames. (Note: If were putting those guys in order of who'd be most qualified to become president o ... More >>
Well, it's media reporting day-a-palooza here, which means that seven more people are reading this blog than they are on the average day. So while we're at it, here's how to explain the relevancy and case for a great media reporter like John Koblin, which involves two angry, high-level New Yo ... More >>
Courtesy Publishers Group Canada and the CBC Jonathan Ames is the author of nine books, creator of the HBO series Bored to Death, amateur boxer, and a Brooklynite. We caught up with Ames to talk about his adventures with food, and eating in and around his neighborhood.
Manson's mug shot from 2001, after rubbing his pelvis on a security guard's head
Even funnier than that Best Music Writing-feted piece in the Onion from 2001--"Marilyn Manson Now Going Door-To-Door Trying To Shock People," a classic you should reread immediately--is that it's threatening to come tr ... More >>
Bored to Death, a new HBO half-hour comedy series about an alcoholic writer (Jason Schwartzman) pretending to be a private investigator, a la Philip Marlowe, and which also features Zach Galifianakis as his comic book-writing best buddy, has a trailer up at HBO. The show was created by Jonathan Ames ... More >>
The Shorty Awards -- not a rap thing, but a celebration by three enthusiasts to honor "the best producers of short content" on Twitter, where messages have a 140-character limit -- were held in Brooklyn last night. The awards were hosted by CNN anchor Rick Sanchez, with special appearances by Shaqui ... More >>