Michael Feingold will return to chair the 2014 Village Voice Obie Awards -- Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway's highest honor -- to be presented Monday, May 19, at Webster Hall.
Jeff Taylor carries around three Moleskine journals with him everywhere. With a circle on the front, one carries the evocatively introspective lyrics he's produced for his band Dumpster Hunter. A second one with a straight line on the cover is filled with more "cerebral notes and day-to-day things." ... More >>
Okay, the platform doors, laser alert system and the advice for conductors to slow down were one thing. But this goes a little above and beyond that. Yesterday, news came that the NYPD, in accordance with the Health Department, has tracked down twenty-five mentally ill patients that have been deeme ... More >>
Last year, as the 10th anniversary of 9/11 was approaching and the rest of America seemed to be preparing for a memorialization in keeping with the previous decade of jingoism and revenge, three young filmmakers were hard at work on a different sort of commemoration. Calling themselves the Anti-Ban ... More >>
Andrea Arnold's adaptation of Brontë braves lines of color
Tonight, we'll be covering the 84th Annual Academy Awards, live from a computer. Stay here on Runnin' Scared for exclusive insight and commentary from a Hollywood insider who has seen THREE movies this year (not including a two-part episode of The Mentalist that looked pretty big-budget). Who ... More >>
Celebrities including R&B crooner Trey Songz and Magic Johnson are now helping wake up kids who don't want to go to school anymore. It's part of a plan called "Wake Up! NYC," which is attempting to get kids motivated to wake up in the morning and go to school. The celebrities taking part in t ... More >>
"...in the history of the motion picture business." That's what it says in Eddie's bio in the press notes for Shrek Forever After, and press kits never lie, right? To double check it, I looked up lifetime b.o. gross totals on boxofficemojo.com and sure enough, Eddie tops other heavyweights like De ... More >>
Political Powerhouses Jessica Simpson and Jimmy FallonNo one with any sense of perspective believes that Real America -- most of the nation, fly-over country, everywhere but the coastal cities, whatever you want to call it -- gives a quarter of a shit about the White House Correspondents Dinner. ... More >>
Michael Becker / FOX Baby-Hugger Simon Cowell Two hours? Really? Because tonight's annual philanthropic extravaganza adds an extra hour onto the already too long results show (far too much to ask of any live-blogger, in my opinion), I'll be checking in intermittently throughout the night, ... More >>
We will, in the closing days of this wretched decade, list the Top Ten reasons why it sucked. We're behind schedule, so here are four for the price of one. Previous reasons here, here, here, and here. 6. Fashion: We stopped trying, outsourced our clothing trends to stars. 50's: Pegg ... More >>
Hot on the heels of the big critics' awards and the Golden Globe nominations, the Screen Actors Guild has unveiled its annual award nominations for films and television. SAG has been handing these out for 16 years, but only in the past few years has awards fever caused non-professionals to pa ... More >>
Showstoppers and rip-offs in the blowsy movie musical. Plus: Paper's Nightlife Awards
Each Thursday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power. How to Be a Business Superhero Author: Venture capitalist Sean Wise Date: 2008 Discove ... More >>
From the multiplex to the stump: It's caped crusader versus community organizer, and the end is nigh
Forgotten auteur of 70s skepticism and American waywardness
And Tolstoy. . .
Christopher Nolan's blockbuster is also shilling a jumbled message of the paranoia of our age and the politics of fear.
Christopher Nolan's blockbuster is selling ticketsand a jumbled message on the paranoia of our age and the politics of fear
On Returning with Mister Lonely
Caught on tape: the best of do-it-yourself indie culture in Be Kind Rewind
The Brothers Affleck come through with a complex, sophisticated Boston crime drama
Why in God's name did Steve Carell take the paycheck?
Too hot to deal? Take shelter in the cool and dark of the matinee.
Two New York rappers dreamed of stardom. MF Doom got it. MF Grimm didn't.
Shame for my city, shame for my country
Batman and sobbin': Orphan grief and existential questions in a grim franchise retake
Can the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial Campaign Be Saved?
Moviegoers Avoid Big-Budget Pitfalls
Shekhar Kapur, Queen Maker