A birthday party for the femme-friendly zine
It's finally here! The 2012 Web Awards winners have been chosen. Check them out after the jump to see if your favorites took home the coveted foam hand trophy. And if they didn't make it? There's always next year (and feel free to complain in the comments section).
Ayn Rand’s ghost haunts Housing Works
Tonight, Bell House will screen the Monkees' 1968 film Head. The group and their management thought it wise to keep copping the Beatles' moves, and the film was likely greenlit with the idea that it would be their Help! Thankfully, the Monkees -- fueled by their growing insecurity over being percei ... More >>
A movie from the made-for-tv band
The good news for Planned Parenthood didn't end with the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation's decision to continuing funding screenings at the organization. In fact, the $680,000 that Komen was going to cut looks paltry compared to the amount of money Planned Parenthood raised in the wake of Kom ... More >>
Comedians take on the tough questions
Three nights of Paul F. Tompkins
From Superchunk to WFMU, his forays into both music and comedy inspire us all
Tom Scharpling "directing" Ted Leo, in June. Photo by Stelios Phili.The last video writer/director/radio host/comedian Tom Scharpling directed in 2010 involved Ted Leo, Julie Klausner, John Hodgman, and a decoy fake musical in the spirit of Green Day's American Idiot. The clip convinced a few ... More >>
Travers with Dylan and Donovan.--Mary Travers, the star and siren of folk's Peter, Paul and Mary, died yesterday. Though the Times obit is weirdly fixated on the beards of the two men that usually flanked her, Pete Yarrow and Paul Stookey, Travers was the consensus star of the group--her voic ... More >>
Punk Frank Portman launches his new book
There's a comedy club in your computer
The Whitest Kids U Know would maybe like to screw a deer. Welcome to New York sketch-comedy boom time.
Liberal heathens imitate fundie Christians denouncing liberal heathens. Sweet.
Fringe Festival roundup: Gay penguins, fart jokes, Oingo Boingo, macramé, and more