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  • Blogs

    November 7, 2014

    Revisiting Method Man and Redman's Failed Fox Sitcom, Method & Red

    While Method Man and Redman have consistently put on an acclaimed live hip-hop show for close to two decades, not everything they've done together has been as successful. This year marks a decade since their short-lived Fox sitcom Method & Red. Let's revisit the series.

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2013

    Lenny Cooke: A Great New Documentary Reveals the End of Baskteball's Post-Jordan Era

    Ten minutes into Lenny Cooke, the documentary's star sits on a couch, watching the 2001 NBA draft with two friends. They debate who is the best player in the NBA: Allen Iverson, Tracy McGrady, or Kobe Bryant. This is the Post-Jordan Era, and there is no clear king on the NBA's throne. It's an era o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2013

    Aaron Carter: "People Think I've Done Crazy Drugs, and That's Not the Case"

    Chances are no one currently knows what Aaron Carter's horny level is. It is a secret the Backstreet-brother and Shaq-conquering crooner keeps heavily guarded. What we do know is that Carter performs Tuesday at Teaneck, NJ's Mexicali Live, and that his career has lasted longer than anyone might have ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2012

    El-P And Killer Mike Talk Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Anger As A Positive Force, And The Unlucky Fate Of Their Favorite HBO Shows

    A few drinks into my conversation with Mike and El-P about their new collaboration R.A.P. Music (Williams Street), the tone shifted, as it tends to under the influence of multiple makeshift White Russians. EL-P's drink-ordering became relentlessly efficient. Things became a little more candid. The c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2011

    Drake Takes Center Stage On Take Care

    ​"That was back in the days, Acura days," Drake raps at the end of both verses of "Under Ground Kings." It's half of one of the most revealing couplets of Take Care, his masterful second album, and it's a callback to his come-up, a transition in roles from Degrassi's Jimmy Brooks to a promisin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    Richard Branson Is Planning to Create Island Full of Lemurs

    ​Richard Branson, the eccentric billionaire and chairman of the Virgin group, is planning one of the most extravagant displays of socially conscious wealth we've ever seen. The New York Post says that he wants to fill one of his privately owned islands with endangered lemurs in order to build ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2010

    Hugh Hefner May Have to Downsize to Single-D Life

    ​Bad days! Hugh Hefner, once the epitome of masculine opulence and virility, may need to sell off the (in)famous Playboy mansion to keep hold of his company. Not only does he need to raise $115 million to pay investors who will likely demand payment of their convertible bonds in March 2012, hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2010

    Download: M A N I K, "Shaolin"

    Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. ​At just 24-years-old, house producer M A N I K is impossibly young and impossibly gifted, building towers of bulging bass and slinky rhythms in his Queens studio. His new McLovin You EP (due this mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2010

    Pimp His Ride: Suggestions for Andrew Cuomo's Campaign RV

    Not Cuomo's actual BT Cruiser​RVs: They're not just for Middle America anymore. In fact, Andrew Cuomo, the very Cuomo who's running for governor of New York (and the boyfriend of the Food Network's Sandra Lee) will be cruising 'cross the U.S. in a Gulf Stream this summer for an 11-day campaign ... More >>

  • Music

    October 28, 2003

    Arty Pop Stars Bust Their Asses

    Coolly invincible pros earn haters' grudging respect through displays of subtle craft

  • NYC Life

    April 29, 2003

    How the Other Half Lives

    America Gets in Touch With Its Interior Designer

  • Music

    January 28, 2003

    Wherefore Art Thou?

    The Thug You Save May Be Your Own