Last week, the self-professed "inhuman orchestra" Biz Markie turned 50-years-old. The beloved clown-prince of hip-hop has spent a good chunk of that Diabolical half-century making hip-hoppers laugh while they nod their head. In a genre where, outside the occasional punchline, there isn't a whole lot ... More >>
Celebrate a decade of animation in the streets
"All things delicious go with all things delicious." It's a mantra Distilled chef Shane Lyons repeats several times over the course of our conversation. By way of proof, he offers a recent experience: "There was a woman sitting at the chef's table every night, and I told her all things delicious go ... More >>
Here's how sausage gets made, you sausage you
Why Paranormal Activity 4 and other new scary movies don't look like movies at all
Davy Jones, the British singer who was a member of the sitcom-spawned band The Monkees, died of a heart attack this morning, according to TMZ. Jones was already a Tony-nominated actor when he auditioned for the group, having been honored for playing the Artful Dodger in a run of Oliver! that moved f ... More >>
Like a defiant cannonball splash disturbing the tranquility of an adult swim, the Nickelodeon series The Adventures of Pete & Pete lives on. Over three seasons between 1993 and 1996, the show followed the adventures of two brothers each named Pete Wrigley, their parents, their friends, and the entir ... More >>
Sometimes in the nonstop world of blogging you do something that takes a little more time, and which you're very excited about. But because of the nonstop world of blogging, and because you want to do it right, and because it takes more time to do that, the idea or scoop or interview you were so exc ... More >>
On the 10th anniversary weekend of the September 11 attacks, every single living American blogger wrote a 9/11 memorial post. (Those who did not have been drummed out of the union.) Rightbloggers' 9/11 posts are always interesting, so we figured they'd be extra-good for 9/11 X. We were not disappo ... More >>
Yes, I know he is a film star, thanks to a little something called the Twilight franchise. But can Taylor Lautner make it as a bonafide movie star apart from that? If you can't pull that kind of thing off, then you might as well be Francis the Talking Mule. And face it, it hasn't been all ... More >>
WikipediaSaturday marks Lucille Ball's 100th birthday. Those of us who grew up watching I Love Lucy (and later, The Lucy Show) on Nick at Nite and TV Land know what an amazing comedic talent she was. But for all of the wails of "waahhhhh" and all the "'splainin'" she had to do, she was also ... More >>
In the future, everyone will be a serious Republican Presidential candidate for 15 minutes. We're close to that now. Last Monday several GOP contenders for the big job debated in New Hampshire, and Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann's relatively lulu-free performance appears to have pushed he ... More >>
Pray for us, children.A year after a corporate watchdog group filed a lawsuit against McDonald's to get rid of its "deep-fried Joe Camel for the 21st century," Ronald McDonald is returning to the television sets of America to peddle french fries to children.
Philly eccentrics crash at Terminal 5
Each Thursday your Crap Archivist has brought you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap discovered in the thrift stores, estate sales, and antique malls of America. Today, as we reflect on this nation and its great bounty, let's tip our gravy boats to the one industry that can neve ... More >>
The opening sentence of Roger Ebert's review of M. Night Shyamalan's new movie went off like a shot around Twitter today: "The Last Airbender is an agonizing experience in every category I can think of and others still waiting to be invented." Ouch! When I saw that line, I have to admit to ... More >>
Confusing! Drab! Sluggish! Where's the twist?
Mayor Bloomberg spent a fun-filled afternoon with Newt Gingrich, Al Sharpton and President Obama discussing education policy. Education Secretary Arne Duncan was also present. Afterwards the visitors mostly yakked bipartisan gobbledegook to reporters, though Sharpton told the Daily News that the pec ... More >>
What follows is an exchange sparked by a Tuesday Sound of the City post about Digging in the Dirt: The Life and Death of ODB. Jarred Weisfeld, Ol' Dirty Bastard's manager at the time of his death, took issue with the way he'd been described. He wanted an explanation, and a chance to publicly defend ... More >>
A strenuously stale comedy with Chris Parnell, Rachel Dratch, Cuba Gooding Jr.
Public schools are failing black boys, say a growing number of parents who are homeschooling
Would you like some mime with your cannibalism?
The frantic rise and fatal fall of hip-hop producer Disco D
Behind the scenes, a scary game of chicken between the city and a developer who dreams of high-rise condos that won't amuse you
Teen-pop B-listers dress up in new wave costumes; follow in Avril's spunky, fluffy, scowly footprints
How to tell white folks the truth: Boondocks creator McGruder and his underage stand-ins
Hustle and crow: Big deals, bigger boasts dominate festival
Sprite of the hunter: Jim Carrey journeys through a postmodern 'tween-gothic neverland
Kim Deitch Gets Animated
The FTC Markets Censorship as Consumer Protection
The Debut of Rosie and mary-kateandashley
It's My Party and I'll Catfight If I Want Candy
Alley company puts the ''multi'' in ''multimedia''
King Doofus Adam Sandler Hits the Jackpot