Note: Shea Serrano is an award-winning music writer and goofball whose recent exploits include Bun B's Rap Coloring and Activity Book, and writes this weekly column about his life and times. 3:20 p.m.: Today I am chaperoning our school's Valentine's Day dance. A line of about 100 kids is already wa ... More >>
The sky keeps falling!
A lament for lost carnage—and coherence
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I just came from a special screening of Young Adult, written by Diablo Cody, in which Oscar winner Charlize Theron plays a fiction writer who becomes trapped in a delusion, staking out her high school boyfriend and desperately trying to steal him away from his wife and baby. After the movie, Charli ... More >>
MTV turns 30 today. To celebrate, we're running a bunch of pieces on the channel, its legacy, and its future. Angelina Jolie in a Michael Bay production. In the 30 years since MTV first hit the air, the music video has proven itself as a medium able to collapse high and low cultureor, ... More >>
Michael Bay shoots the moon
This week in the Village Voice, out today: Martin Cizmar, Ellis Conklin, and Kristen Hinman explore the origins of a statistic about underaged sex-trafficking, slam Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore's new ad campaign, and shine a light on the celebrity philanthropy industry in their feature "Real ... More >>
Superheroes, sequels, and TWO Conans! Summer has arrived.
Here's what's on the table with Gunz N' Butta, the new mixtape from Cam'ron and Vado: Cam'ron, six years removed from his last best shot at stardom, smirking and plucking the lowest hanging lyrical fruit available. His latest protégé, a scrawny, slightly bummy-looking dude with an unfortuna ... More >>
Another Tuesday afternoon, another set of arbitrary, terrifying, and dangerous explosions in New York City to reaffirm that you basically live in a Michael Bay movie waiting to happen here in the five boroughs. Today? The East Village and Park Slope get hit.
Tonight, the second viewing of Blood Into Wine, the documentary on Tool frontman James Maynard Keenan's brass-knuckled corkscrew domination of the Arizona winemaking frontier, aptly commences at the City Winery. Meanwhile, cowboy punk Reverend Horton Heat delivers his second sermon of "epically s ... More >>
The living inflatable doll is insisting she dropped her option on the franchise, not director Michael Bay. Yeah, yeah, yeah, but Nikki Finke swears it was Bay who popped Fox's balloons and sent her flying, and this might be poetic considering foxy Fox once compared him to Hitler (and not fav ... More >>
All avant-garde all the time at Anthology
Why won't you DIE?
...she'd be Queen Bee! Yes, it's time for THAT fun little parlor game again, the one where you marry off two celebs that would make for a felicitously wacky new name. And so--with respects to my colleague Cindy Adams, who's perfected this sort of thing:
Michael Bay might be the last guy you want to put in your mouth, which makes this ad depicting the misogynist director as a disturbingly unshaven purple M&M all the more unsettling. [via NYMag/Vulture]
A movie with troubled assets, indeed
The ridiculous 2008 Kennedy Center Honors -- featuring bizarre tributes to Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey, among others -- were recently televised, which gave us an idea for the next Administration. President Obama's walking into a seriously screwed-up economy and two wars. Since things are going ... More >>
Julian Schnabel sees only treacle in the story of paralyzed Elle editor Jean-Dominique Bauby
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A week before his Ten Commandments comedy opens, David Wain's cult fave hits the midnight circuit
Dramatizing an earlier doc, Werner Herzog takes his hero worship Hollywood
Between these and the iPhone, All City is never going to sleep. Who knew Megatron and Convoy were so gangsta? First, the Transformers breakdancing video that ended up on YouTube last year. Now Japanese toy company Takarato announces they'll release six-inch collectible Transformer sneakers for 58.9 ... More >>
Brit movie brat takes the B horror movie where it deserves to go
'Island' flopping: Frat-metal bad boy Bay's sci-fi waxes philosophical before blowing shit up