In 2012, the Voice doled out honors to David Earl Buddin, tabbing him New York's Best Composer for very good reason: he's a beer-swillin', chain-smokin', gloriously prolific pioneer of electronic music and ringleader of the honky tonkin' trio of high rolling drunkards, American Liberty League. As ... More >>
...Amy Winehouse, Lindsay Lohan, Snooki, Johnny Depp, Susan Boyle, John Galliano, Charlie Sheen, Mel Gibson, Michele Bachmann, Sarah Palin, Lady Gaga... Virtually everyone who's ever lived. They're all linked here to bring you back to the time before I was dressed as Angelina Jolie, Clint Eastwood ... More >>
Before you chime in with "But you forgot...": No, I didn't. These are my personal favorites. Feel free to tell me yours.
It's been a busy year for Bruce Springsteen. In March, he released Wrecking Ball, his seventeenth studio album and tenth release to top the Billboard 200, and after packing in arenas across America throughout the spring, he took the E Street Band to Europe. His name is also in a top-40 entry on the ... More >>
Shtick meets solemnity in the 1971 musical Godspell, conceived by John-Michael Tebelak, with a durably catchy score by Stephen Schwartz. It's a series of New Testament parables as rendered by a troupe wearing colorful vintage castoffs and indulging in comedy gags and vaudeville turns that or ... More >>
Think the life of a columnist/blogger is nothing but glamour and gift bags? Well, it is--sort of--but it also involves sifting through the piles of angsty promotional emails begging for my attention. Here are the pitches that have passed by my technology in the last week alone. You decide ... More >>
That's me I'm talking about. Please 'LIKE' me!
Nick NolteCelebs usually love being photographed, except for colonoscopies and mug shots. Well I haven't manage to dig up the former photos--yet--but I have assembled some of the best, most poignant, scary, most desperately in-need-of-a-stylist mug shots of the criminally unglamorous stars. ... More >>
Former IMF chief and alleged sex offender Dominique Strauss-Kahn has left Rikers Island and is being housed in a building near Ground Zero. The building is part of the NYPD's "Ring of Steel," which is a network of private and police cameras near where the Twin Towers used to be. During DSK's ... More >>
According to Yahoo's "Xtra Entertainment," the National Enquirer talked to John Travolta, who said he got a promise from train-wreck celebrity Lindsay Lohan that she would begin Scientology training. [I tried to find the Enquirer piece to give them a link, but couldn't. Have you seen their w ... More >>
Top Chef Masters premiered yesterday with several changes: fewer contestants, fewer judges, including Ruth Reichl, lower-profile chefs, and a new host. [NY Times] A new book follows the Pepper Trail of northern Mexico and examines how farmers are dealing with the effects of climate change on ... More >>
Lindsay didn't steal, he says, cutting to the chase
Stylist.comYup, she was there. We're in the midst of Fashion Week, and we find ourselves barely breathing. The Kim Kardashian-sighting backstage at Charlotte Ronson caused major madness with everyone trying to get a bit closer to the booty, but that's not what has our head spinning. The sigh ... More >>
Carlotta Brett-Pierce: Accused of starving and beating her little daughter to death.Bad stuff: "The words of a [5-year-old] son could doom a Monster Mom accused of starving and beating his 4-year-old sister to death." (Daily News) "Strangulation, bludgeoning, face-stomping, castration with a co ... More >>
Out of Nashville, out in New York
Jason LeBlondYes, Lindsay Lohan was free and on a runway -- on my T-shirt, anyway -- at the kooky, crazy Christopher Lee Sauve show at Amanda's Big Top the other night.
Sometimes the headlines just write themselves. Spoiler: The Jersey Shore's embattled Snooki was found guilty of "annoying others on the beach with her antics," which included, apparently, using a beer bong, falling off a bike, and being entirely too tan (that's just our opinion).
Just another relaxing Tuesday evening in the park. Pics by Rebecca Smeyne, way more below.DâM-FunK Fort Greene Park Tuesday, August 10 Can't believe it's taken me this long to experience an unironic keytar solo. "You know we came to kill this motherfucker for you today!" DâM-FunK announces ... More >>
Needs more meth• Lindsay Lohan will head straight from jail to rehab at Morningside Recovery for 90 days, in order to be treated for addiction and bipolar disorder. According to a source, "methamphetamine and opiates are her 'drugs of choice,'" which makes cocaine and alcohol feel really le ... More >>
President Obama appeared on morning lady-gabfest The View today to discuss a lot of things, including some of our favorite fluffy pop-culture topics. Some think that the highest office in the land shouldn't deign to drop in on such a program, but we had been waiting with bated breath for Bara ... More >>
Right now pretty much everyone and their mother knows that Lindsay Lohan just got 90 days in jail for probation violation. In a far less publicized sentencing, Driton Nicaj, a 20-year-old man who assaulted three gay men on the Upper East Side in 2009 (including one attack that was originally ... More >>
Gossip blogger inspires song and dance
All the knives and the fighting back make GLAAD sad. Tough!
The Internet has been especially testy as of late! Of course, it always is, but just in the last month or so:
Christopher WellnerYes, the singing lovely who thought Chicken of the Sea was chicken--or at least who read that observation off a prompter--has figured out the future of her womb and decided that if she isn't settled down by 40 (and at this rate, I wouldn't count on it), she'll turn to her b ... More >>
Lipstick + pearls + stockings = hot
In the short week that we outsourced absolutely nothing to India (not even the phoner we didn't do with the guy who plays trumpet for Cake), we got even less cosmopolitan and global when Cannes correspondent J. Hoberman came back and showed up at the office like the rest of us. Except, unlike him, w ... More >>
Remember the epidemic years of AIDS, when infected New Yorkers fought to get into untested drug trials? People fought to get infected babies into those trials, too. Some of them, because of the nature of the trials, were given placebo drugs. Some made it, some didn't. Not much has been written abo ... More >>
Fresh off an arrest for drunken hooliganism, Australian footballer Todd Carney left a full-frontal nude picture of himself on a rented phone, causing embarrassment all around. The refreshing explanation: "He had forwarded the photos to a girl he met on social network site Facebook some months late ... More >>
We can never get enough Sarah Palin, so we're pleased to announce that in a poll conducted by real estate company Zillow, the governor of Alaska has been named America's Most Desirable Celebrity Neighbor. She took 14 percent of the vote, with Oprah Winfrey a point behind. Oprah outpolled Palin a ... More >>
I told you so.
Stay away from clowns! Just continue to be ones yourselves. (And other Dear ABBA suggestions.)
Famed Aquavit chef offers a kaleidoscope of African fare in the meatpacking district
Braving the dangerous world of vintage clothing vendors
From the seer, suckers: The nominees, plus trash talk about some non-nominees
BAM's all-night fête flaunts bands, burlesque, and a 'mid-career Lindsay Lohan retrospective'
Lindsay Lohan elevates, but can't save, Georgia Rule
No cutie for your death cab? Read on.
Straight talk from CNN's Roberts about his molesterbut not a word about his boyfriend
Two unlikely DJs, Womanmaker and Fancypants, spin hip-hop at the unlikeliest venue
What I share and don't share with one half of the creature currently known as TomKat
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