Better than: Probably seeing either of them on their own. Eminem and Rihanna are strangely perfect for one another. Both are the rebellious kids of hip-hop with Eminem still happy to play the kooky rascal and Rih finding herself more and more comfortable with being the apathetic lil sis going thr ... More >>
Rom-coms used to be a cash cow --and wildly popular with audiences. What happened?
You can't really know where you're headed unless you know where you've been. For that reason, we're taking a look back at Pazz & Jop 2012 to drill down into the ballots of contributors and voters who participated. Maybe amongst the rubble we'll find clues about what lies ahead for music lovers in 20 ... More >>
Back in September of 2010, noted music journalist (and former editor-in-chief of SPIN and Vibe magazines) Alan Light was among 4,000 people sitting in the Jacob Javitz Center for Yom Kippur services when the Congregation Beit Simchat Torah choir took the stage to conclude the solemn proceedings with ... More >>
After a 31-year absence, his band the Rumour are back
RZA's bucket list must be down to a paltry few uncrossed items. Where does one begin when interviewing someone like RZA? Supreme Clientele, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, Tical... The guy helmed some of the dustiest, grittiest, most timeless rap classics ever banged out on a drum machine. He's acted in Ju ... More >>
Where love doesn't mean an insult to the audience's intelligence
About a year ago, the movie Bridesmaids opened in the U.S. and was the subject of a rather unusual awareness campaign. Female movie fans, largely independently of the film's producers, compelled women to go see the film in its opening weekend and defy common Hollywood wisdom that non-rom-com movies ... More >>
Curren$y Irving Plaza Monday, June 6 Better than: "Dude, I'm so high right now." There are few ways to describe a Curren$y show without it sounding like a meeting of a cult, or an extremist political party. The place is packed, overflowing into the hallways of Irving Plaza. Giant flags proclaimin ... More >>
She's 'empowered'; Dan Choi's having fun; Joan Collins is showing slides
Charlyne Yi, pre-head-shaving anticsLast year, actress-comedian-writer-musician Charlyne Yi won a screenwriting award at Sundance for the film Paper Heart, in which she plays a character named Charlyne Yi who sets out to make a documentary about the meaning of love and falls for a character named Mi ... More >>
Peter Pan complexes collide as the Duplass bros. go Hollywood
Nobel prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman has recently enjoyed his time in the sun for being (A) a 2008 Nobel prize-winner, (B) correct about a bunch of things, (C) smacking down flashy upstart Andrew Ross Sorkin. All of which are beside those times Loudon Wainwr ... More >>
Time editor Richard Stengel, Gayle King and MSNBC's Savannah GuthrieHappy May Day! Or happy White House Press Correspondents Dinner Day, depending how famous you are, how closely you follow the high school side of politics or how much you wish you were famous. Or! How much you wish you were c ... More >>
Fun with assisted suicide. Plus: Puffy Combs on the craft of acting?
Cult novel must continue its search for a worthy film adaptation
A lot can happen in 10 years. Here, the highlights.
Twenty years ago today, Rupert Murdoch's upstart network FOX aired the first-ever half-hour episode of The Simpsons, a holiday special in which a financially strained fatso dad named Homer ends up at the dogtrack, where instead of Christmas-present money, he and his son Bart walk away with their o ... More >>
Over the past few years New York magazine has done us the enormous favor of publishing "Sex Diaries" of the sort of citizens who would be game for this sort of thing. This week New York engages Wesley Yang to review the activities of its Sex Diarists, which he claims "cracked open a window i ... More >>
David Chang wuz here.Scarcely a week goes by without news of David Chang popping up somewhere in the food blogosphere, particularly during those weeks when he talks shit about other chefs and publishes a cookbook. We at FiTR, which is a pork bun's throw from the Momo principality, got to musi ... More >>
"I once worked in an unairconditioned elevator parts factory in Chicago for an entire summer. It was like being in a turn-of-the-century novel about factory workers who die from whooping cough." Greg Mottola, director of Superbad and some of the best episodes of Arrested Development, is having a ... More >>
Pre-pre-show: Someone just described Kate Winslet's hair thus: "It may look very retro, but it's actually futuristic." Ryan Seacrest interviews Kate WInslet, who looks like she wants to bite off his face, or somebody's. "I'm extremely nervous," Winslet explains. Seacrest shows Winslet's upcoming Tim ... More >>
Smarter and bawdier than your average boys-to-men movie
Serrano talks about his No. 2 project. Plus fruits and oranges, and Mr. Gay Philadelphia.
Films by, for, and about twentysomethings are having a moment. IM someone about it.
Too hot to deal? Take shelter in the cool and dark of the matinee.
These boots were made for knockin': Steve Carell finally loses his virginity in fratty chick flick
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