Mary Tyler Moore

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2013

    Beth Ditto Is Coming To XL! Here's Our Chat

    Powerhouse singer and lovable bohemian Beth Ditto is coming to xl this Saturday, where she'll blaze across the stage and belt out her best-known songs, including "I Wrote The Book," "Move in the Right Direction," and "Get a Job." In a phoner yesterday, Beth filled me in on what her performance wil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    Who Can Turn The World On With Her Statue?

    On his last trip to the Twin Cities, Paper's Mickey Boardman took time to snap a shot of the famed Mary Tyler Moore statue situated downtown, right outside a major department store. It's the iconic image of Mary Richards tossing her tam o'shanter into the air, just as she did at the end of the pre- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2012

    24 Hours A Day Watching Old TV Shows!

    That's what you can do thanks to Me TV (channel 144 on my dial), Antenna TV (166), TV Land (Channel 85), Aspire (171), and Hallmark (84). With this plethora of musty treasures on eternal repeat, you need never deal with the present again--except to maybe order food or go to the bathroom. Here's a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2012

    Dallas Is Back With The Same People! What Next?

    The oil-drilling prime-time soap Dallas has been resurrected by TNT, which is using some of the original cast members--like Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy, and Linda Gray--to reprise their iconic roles. And I think it's great! After all, no one complained when Yul Brynner did The King and I one more ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2012

    The Most Habit Forming Nuns In Screen History

    I won't be reading the comments on this one because I don't want to see all the cries of "You forgot about..." I forgot nothing. I know everything. These are my faves. Deal with it or go to hell.

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2011

    I've Finally Got My Own Theme Song!

    Photos: Chad Griffith​A facebook friend named Michael Penny has whipped up a Musto theme song so every time I enter a room,three cute tapdancing boys can lift me in while singing it. From the lyrics he's written so far, it seems very "Charlie" commercial meets Mary Tyler Moore theme song, an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    The Worst Male Film Performances Of All Time

    ​You didn't think I'd let the ladies get all the glory to themselves, did you? Your choices are as follows: *Robin Williams in Patch Adams Granted the material was syrupy to the point of vomit-inducing, but he didn't have to go along with it so eagerly, did he?

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2011

    Judy Gold Wants a Lesbian Sit-Com!

    ​And she deserves it. The hilarious, deadpan Judy Gold returns to the stage in The Judy Show--My Life As A Sitcom beginning June 30th at the DR2 Theater. I just called the lesbo-visible comic and got the gay lowdown on it. Me: Hi, Judy. Tell me about your wacky new show. Judy: It starts w ... More >>

  • Film

    November 24, 2010
  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    Project Runway: The Billboard's the Limit

    Top 10 Revelatory Moments From This Week's Project Runway ​1. The Oliver Twist undercurrent that runs so fiercely throughout Runway (think about it: cramped confines, rigorous wailing, repurposed rags) has never been so apparent than in this episode's early arc. We open on Mondo, Denver's mos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2010

    Voice Expert Quoted on Betty White

    ​Facebook fans have been pushing hard to get Betty White (pictured) -- known for The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Golden Girls, and more recently a popular Super Bowl commercial -- hired as a guest host of Saturday Night Live (and it looks like White may get the gig, though with backup; White is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2009

    The Worrying Diet Plan

    I have a diet plan that works way better than the point system, throwing up, or even completely starving. It's worrying and fidgeting! My primary care doctor just told me in all seriousness that fidgeting can help you burn 800 calories a day! He also told me I'd lost five pounds since my last visit, ... More >>

  • Columns

    September 3, 2008

    Prepping for Fashion Week 2008

    The usual heels, but knock off the complaining

  • Columns

    June 10, 2008

    Sarah Jessica! Sex Clubs! Chicken Hawks!

    In the cabaret, shots of Bachardy (with Isherwood chasers). Plus, glory holes—do ask and do tell.

  • Columns

    September 25, 2007

    Owen Wilson Heals in Public

    Advice from grannies and trannies; other topics are glossed over

  • Columns

    July 24, 2007

    Fame Is Such a Drug. . . I Mean, Drag

    And trying to be famous? Let me tell you about it.

  • NYC Life

    January 16, 2007

    Sarah Silverman Is My Kind of Cunt

    Talking vaginas, retards, testicles, dicks, douchebags, and George W. Bush with the Comedy Central star

  • Film

    June 20, 2006

    Myths American

    Bryan Singer resurrects Superman, while Meryl Streep sinks her teeth into the fashion world

  • NYC Life

    February 7, 2006

    Butter Piping and Nipple Flowers

    A young designer takes on New York Fashion Week

  • Art

    October 25, 2005
  • Screens

    August 23, 2005

    Pilot Trouble

    A season in hell: A critic's guide to what not to watch in the new fall lineup

  • Dining

    May 31, 2005

    Worth the Splurge

    Upper-end places worth the expense

  • Film

    March 9, 2004
  • Theater

    January 27, 2004
  • Theater

    December 30, 2003
  • Columns

    September 23, 2003
  • Art

    May 13, 2003

    Triumph of the Wills

    Devilish Biopics; Buffy Puts a Stake in It

  • Art

    April 1, 2003

    Queen for a Night

    Gay Hosts Undermine Talk Show Macho

  • News

    April 3, 2001

    The Nuremberg Menace

    An Alleged Doctor Killer Is Arrested, and an Antiabortion Web Site Returns

  • NYC Life

    February 20, 2001
  • News

    January 16, 2001

    A Woman’s Place

    Jane Chastain, Sports Broadcasting Trailblazer

  • News

    September 12, 2000

    Horse Rules

    An ASPCA Campaign Is Saddled With Criticism

  • News

    January 11, 2000

    Hoo Goes There

    A long-eared owl takes up residence in Central Park

  • Music

    September 21, 1999
  • Columns

    May 19, 1998