Even though it's patently ridiculous, a clean version of A$AP Rocky's "Fuckin' Problems" exists. It's funny. And, like watching Die Hard on TBS ("Yippee ki-yay, mother trucker!"), listening to rap on the radio can be an interesting lesson on how to creatively scrub the dirty words. Over the years, m ... More >>
Relax! I'm talking about the Razzie awards, for worst of the year. The latest vamp epic scored 11 nominations, making it the Lincoln of the Razzies (or maybe the Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter).
Richard Gere has been in a lot of pretty memorable movies, including Days of Heaven, Yanks, American Gigolo, An Officer and Gentleman, Pretty Woman, Unfaithful, and Chicago. But he's never been nominated for an Oscar! And that should be his Oscar campaign!
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 >>
It's been a big year for composers and milestone birthdays. Sound Of The City has spent much of the year covering the 75th birthday celebrations for composer Philip Glass (which will continue next weekend when Glass plays the Temple Of Dendur with Tim Fain), and now it's time to celebrate the 100th ... More >>
Interpol's Sam Fogarino screens two David Lynch works
via Clayton Patterson's FootageOn August 6, 1988, police clashed with protesters in Tompkins Square Park in a riot that lasted early into the next morning. People had gathered in Tompkins to protest the city's proposed 1 a.m. curfew, which Mayor Koch said would clean up the "cesspool" of a pa ... More >>
By Ryan Weyls Charlie Sheen's "Violent Torpedo of Truth" show became such a violent barrage of heckling at Radio City Music Hall Friday that Sheen fled the stage barely an hour into his promised 90-minute set. That much was expected. But even more than what Sheen would talk about, the questi ... More >>
Half man, half machine, all statuePatrick Cassels wrote an impassioned plea to the city of Detroit in Slate, imploring them to seriously consider the plan to build a Robocop statue. He says that the public arts work is worthy, as it depicts "a character who represents triumph over this sad la ... More >>
Superheroes in the YouTube age
Aaron Johnson's secret vigilante
As the '00s become history, an Iraq war movie finally wins us over. How fitting.
94 critics voted. The results are in.
Why can't oh so enlightened New York pass a gay marriage bill? Is it the bible-beaters? The hardcore right? No, says Steve Thrasher, it's the chickenshit Democrats in the state senate. Rob Harvilla goes to Broadway! No, his parents aren't in town: there's a musical called Fela! about the fam ... More >>
Remember the old days, when actors would studiously avoid gay roles or projects because of what creepy people out there might think? Well, sexuality pioneers like James Franco have been making that kind of career queasiness as obsolete as separate restrooms for gays. In his already impressive care ... More >>
So we've all heard that one silver lining to the whole economic meltdown is that New York is
Poisonous chatter, but the ending will leave you in Stritches.
We already met the Real World Brooklyn cast members (twice, [cough] three times.) Here's what happened in the first hour-long episode. LtR: Devyn, JD, Sarah, Katelynn, Scott, Baya, Chet, Ryan The new season of that inebriated, emotional, disease-bag-sharing The Real World-ok, fine, the reality s ... More >>
The onetime Hollywood A-lister climbs back in the ring with Darren Aronofsky's latest
Glen (the friendly Irish dude) and Markéta vacuum up your love
In his 2001 essay, "From Sabbath Proscriptions to Super Sunday Celebrations: Sports and Religion in America," Joseph L. Price examines the similarity between religious ritual and sports fandom. Price is especially interested in the parallels between religious spaces and ballparks, noting that baseba ... More >>
In the news game, there are slow news days and then there are what we had yesterday: A deluge of stories, any one of which could be front page material for a paper looking to capture your eye, and your pocket change, as you walk past the newsstand. There was the handmade bomb detonated outside th ... More >>
A restrained Oliver Stone redeems an epoch-defining disasterand rehabilitates himself
Boy turns bug in redemptive kiddie-lit adaptation
In Elliot Perlman's contemporary corpocratic Australia, it's the Yank way or the highway
The Many Sides of Indie Film's Newest Siren
Millennium Movies Get a Second Chance
Yankee Stadium Beer Vendors Cups Runneth OverSo Tip Em Already
Moviegoers Avoid Big-Budget Pitfalls
Thrillers! Satires! Westerns! Indies! Blockbusters! Sequels!
Putting on gay drag for fun and profit
Hardest Movie Quiz Answers Revealed
Brigid Berlin read to a stellar old-guard crowd, including Monique Van Vooren, who came late, got everyone's attention, then left early.