Cartoonist Mimi Pond's history with the Voice goes back to the early '80s, when she drew a page regularly for Mary Peacock's fashion section. Pond soon became a best-selling humorist with her book The Valley Girl's Guide to Life. In the meantime, she wrote for television, writing for Pee-Wee's Playh ... More >>
By all rights Tuli Kupferberg, who died Monday at age 86 after suffering two strokes last year, probably should have died decades ago. A poet, anarchist, pacifist, author, and co-founder of the Beat generation's first rock stars, the Fugs, Naftali "Tuli" Kupferberg was memorialized in Allen Ginsbe ... More >>
Entertainment Weekly got its hands on the line-up for Season 2 of Top Chef Masters, which will premiere on April 7. Of the 22 competitors, six were featured on Season 1.
The Jay Leno-Conan O'Brien thing is all over the place, with Leno being invited to move his underwatched show from 10 to 11 p.m. and Tonight Show host O'Brien, facing a later start and feeling the squeeze, reportedly in talks with Fox. Should O'Brien jump ship? Or sit tight, and pick up whate ... More >>
Twenty years ago today, Rupert Murdoch's upstart network FOX aired the first-ever half-hour episode of The Simpsons, a holiday special in which a financially strained fatso dad named Homer ends up at the dogtrack, where instead of Christmas-present money, he and his son Bart walk away with their o ... More >>
Brat-punk lioness matures, duets with Iggy Pop
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We commend to you Louis Menand's New Yorker piece, "It Took a Village: How the Voice changed journalism." You'd expect us to do that, of course, but we aren't just reflecting perceived flattery. The article is mainly about the past, after all, and might just as easily be taken as a rebuke (as at Por ... More >>
Comics come out on Wednesday, and so does Richard Gehr's Pulp Fictions. What It Is Lynda Barry Drawn & Quarterly Lynda Barry and Matt Groening The New Yorker Festival October 3 Childhood, memory, and fear loom high among the great themes of Lynda Barry's "Ernie Pook's Comeek!" The poignant and ... More >>
Breathe easy, Simpsons fans. The movie is eeeexellent.
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