If you're lucky enough to have Martin Luther King Jr. Day off, we're giving you an extra day of great, inexpensive ideas to keep your three-day weekend perfectly filled. Highlights include the second annual Black Comic Book Festival 2014, Feeling Gloomy's Cheer Up, Bowie! party, and the Whitney Hous ... More >>
There may be blood
Corporate rock still sucks
Vladimir Putin sang the 1950's classic "Blueberry Hill" at a recent charity gala in front of a cheering Goldie Hawn and Mickey Rourke. This isn't some weird fan-fiction story; this actually happened in real life. The hostess at the event apparently just walked up to him and asked him to get on stage ... More >>
Torn vs. Mailer, 1970Rip Torn: I think I'm ready to make a comeback. I feel great and I read the Bible every day. Agent: That's great, bud. Redemption! I'm thinking Mickey Rourke. Rip Torn: I could be his father. I would love a Golden Globe. Publicist: Let's get this out to the magazines. T ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing new and emerging MP3s from local talent. Last time, we gave you the exclusive video of Motel Motel's "Coffee." The Beets and some wrestler guy The Beets are one of the most underappreciated bands in New York, especially since they should be rid ... More >>
Revealed: Everything you wanted to know—or didn't—about Canuck headbangers
Additional, excellent live-blogging here with Allison Benedikt at Sound of the City. The King of All Oscar Predictors walks among you in Part III. Will this hubris bring us low? Watch and judge! Oh no, Ben Stiller, you are not. Natalie Portman, good straight woman. Stiller probably thinks he's Ch ... More >>
Yes, Carly Simon won an Oscar, but not for Costume Design. Photo by Alan Light. The Oscars are tomorrow night, and an alleged leak of the winners is making it more interesting than usual. The Academy has denounced the list as a "complete fraud." If so, it should be exposed tomorrow, though the ever ... More >>
Recession update: Cheapo bashes; home alone with Altoids.
The Best Picture Oscar nominees are The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Frost/Nixon, Milk, The Reader, and Slumdog Millionaire. The other top nominations are: Best Actor: Richard Jenkins (The Visitor), Frank Langella (Frost/Nixon), Sean Penn (Milk), Brad Pitt (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), ... More >>
Florida's Tim Tebow is the best college quarterback I've ever seen. Not the best looking, the smoothest or the most classic, but the best, as in the one I want to quarterback for my team in the big game. His performance in Thursday night's 24-14 victory over Oklahoma in the BCS national champi ... More >>
Nominations have been announced for the Screen Actors Guild Awards, which from the look of its glammed-up website is looking to join the Oscars and the People's Golden Global Choice Awards in the public's affection. The nominees are mostly expected -- Langella, Penn, Streep, Mickey Rourke, et alia; ... More >>
Axl Rose amuses his delusion
Sorting through trailer trash, trying not to nod off during the Emmys.
Bad Santa, as it was intended
How a mob-run S&M club put your tax dollars to work
Black and white and red all over
Legends of the Fall
Kick Out the Hams
The violent rise of the New York THUG who became a high-fashion pretty boy.
Around the Bend, on the Mend