If chance encounters make the world a small place, then Wisconsin is downright little. Just ask Little Wisco director of bar operations Brian Bartels, who cut his teeth serving an "underage Gabriel Stulman" alongside Jim Meehan at Paul's Club in Madison before heading to NYC for a series of bartendi ... More >>
In the not too distant past, last Sunday A.D., television's favorite cult comedy about robots in space riffing on cheesy movies celebrated its silver anniversary. That's right, it's been 25 years since Mystery Science Theater 3000 hit the airwaves, and we spoke to creator/star/test subject Joel Hodg ... More >>
We now come to the third and final installment of our unprecedented, soon-to-be-award-winning series on Scott Stapp's astonishing memoir, Sinner's Creed. In the first two parts, we looked at Stapp's struggles with God and his context as an artist. Today, at the significant risk of ending on a dark n ... More >>
The filmmaker gets his close-up after 40 years of Troma (more or less)
What kind of comedy is this?
Plus, singer-dancer Chita Rivera, drag queen Linda Simpson, and "Boys Gone Wild" at Mr. Black
In a BET special aired Tuesday, R. Kelly finally spoke on the not-guilty verdict in his June child-sex case. We've struggled, over the past year, to sort out complicated feelings regarding Kelly—his somewhat brilliant gambit to conflate his weird, (rightfully) persecuted life with his art, and vic ... More >>
A review of the Broadway season's best leg-breaking, plus some arm-twisting
I'm not as horrified as everyone else is that FIA President Max Mosley was filmed going into a "sex dungeon" where he had girls dressed like Nazis make him bend over and stuff. What's the problem? The Holocaust was awful, rotten, and unredeemable, duh. So why not turn it into some kinky fun years la ... More >>
Black people revive the Great White Way. Plus a hue and cry from Mel Brooks.
crappy photo of Mark Arm and 2/3 YLT, last Tuesday night by Cami D Yo La Tengo Hanukkah Shows at Maxwell's All the Covers, the Special Guests, the Mix CDs. . . So far. by Jesse Jarnow It is maybe no accident how perfectly Yo La Tengo's gear tucks into the dimensions of the Maxwell's stage, thei ... More >>
We interrupt regular programming to take you back to 1976's darkly comic masterpiece.
Straight talk from CNN's Roberts about his molesterbut not a word about his boyfriend
Fighting to hold on to a homeand to history
Recapping a reclusive auteur's brilliant career, from the Jewish new wave to a legendary bomb
Real Life Consumer Guide 2005: The music bargains start here
Another marathon reading of 'War and Peace' protests our latest quagmire
Freaky fun that will have you feeling festive
Dead and hating it: Atrocious accents and bad hair days in a Mummy-less monster mash
Seinfeld without Seinfeld? The humor may be surlier but it's just as annoyingly addictive
Can the Broadway Revival of Everyone's Favorite Jewish Musical Ignore Today's Radically Different Cultural Context?
Dean Finds That Courting Blogocrats Means Answering Tough Questions
Young Directors Take Charge
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Anyone can be Madonna and Madonna is in everyone: Maddy impersonator Queerdonna.
Definitely honor-free will be Joseph Fiennes for Shakespeare (sorry, but the Bard didn't look like Rob Lowe).