Among the many transgressive elements in the 1974 American film classic The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is the character Franklin, played by actor Paul A. Partain -- still possibly the most offensive portrayal of a disabled person ever committed to film. Franklin's infantile selfishness is best encapsu ... More >>
It's not particularly surprising or original any more to talk about how terrible Black Friday is; it's materialistic, dysfunctional, and every year someone dies or is gruesomely injured; you can pretty much count on a video of a horrible stampede somewhere by about 9 a.m. Not even the Wall Street Jo ... More >>
After browsing through the food section of a popular men's lifestyle magazine one evening, a thought popped into my head: I could really go for some homemade quesadillas.
Red Retro Kitchen Collection from Pottery Barn Kids, $699. I only wish my own kitchen were this nice! You buy the best gourmet groceries, and seek out superior knives, pots and pans, and other kitchen hardware for yourself, shouldn't you purchase the finest gourmet play kitchen for your of ... More >>
What will you do on Thanksgiving? Eat yourself into oblivion, of course, but then what? Now you have the option to leave Thanksgiving dinner and waddle directly to Macy's, which will open at midnight on the sacred holiday of Black Friday. Read it and weep for our lost dignity as a nation:
Think the life of a gossip columnist/blogger is all sawdust and tinsel? Well, here are some of the pitches I've gotten this week, to give you a hint of the reality behind the glitterdome: *"Andrea Bocelli rides the East River ferry"
Last Tuesday a Democrat came from behind to win a special election in New York's overwhelmingly Republican 26th Congressional District. Kathy Hochul's surge coincided with heavy, issue-specific campaign advertising, reminding NY-26 voters that Republicans in Congress supported a plan to turn Medicar ... More >>
Diverting nearly a billion in retiree benefits into subprime risk? Oh, just watch him work the e-mail.
And you thought you were going to get through another holiday -- whoops, we mean Jesus Christmas -- without getting caught in the O'Reillyesque crossfire of culture war. Fox News has this breaking news: "Children's Books Use Christmas to Push Global Warming Agenda." Apparently there's a book called ... More >>
Black Friday has been promoted in recent years from a cheerful shopping holiday to a day of reckoning and wrath, on which the nation waits breathlessly for portents of its economic fate and the first shopping-related casualties. So far one death has been reported at a Wal-Mart on Long Island -- a ... More >>
Go ahead and melt your jewelry to pay for it
Patricia Field's really big shoe propels me to Brooklyn. I even go to New Jersey.
The dubious highs and extreme lows of Fashion Week
Verbatim: A sampler of meaningless statements by Samuel Alito