Our review of this week's Dracula Untold doesn't inspire much hope: "This Dracula Begins-style sword-and-fangs curio plays like someone said, 'What if we took a vampire flick but did a find-and-replace swapping out all that bare-neck sensuality for some video-game ass-kicking?'" But for every genre ... More >>
If Carrie the Musical can crawl back through the wreckage, why not Moose Murders? The 1983 Broadway flop was a door-slamming, bad-taste comedy set in a mountain lodge full of nefarious, low-level show biz types, and I actually sort of enjoyed it. But the critics went savage on the show and it clos ... More >>
Troubled clothing company American Apparel is all over the news again. This time, though, the situation seems dire. CEO Dov Charney, who we've spoken to in the past, is being sued for an enormous sum of money by five former employees alleging sexual abuse. Stop us if you've heard this one bef ... More >>
To the playhouse!
Pee Wee Herman (né Paul Reubens) -- whose Broadway show running right now is obviously the best thing to happen to "legit" New York theater since Cats was euthanized -- decided to do a little promo work to get the word out. At a WWF wrestling match.
And New York is his playhouse
Paul Reubens, the Pee-wee Herman actor demonized by two sex charges, is now offering up proof that his infamous public onanism, all the way back in 1991, is entirely untrue. And he has proof, because he is right-handed. That's merely the most salacious bit in the September issue of Playboy, w ... More >>
Back with an update but the same sensibility, the director shows us that happiness is a state of mind
The writer-director takes his suburban pathos and personal anxiety to the Sunshine State
Tell em Large Marge sent ya
Top birther Orly Taitz has had her request to remove President Obama from office because he's from Kenya denied. Dave Weigel provides the decision. It is full of lovely passages in which we may imagine U.S. District Judge David Carter using the studiously patient tone with which David Letterm ... More >>
A Child-Porn Case That Threatens Us All
Around the Bend, on the Mend