Sesame Street says they are non political and don't want anything to do with endorsing a candidate, so they'd like Obama to take the Bird out of his ad. Even though the other candidate vowed death to Big Bird???
David Sigal's documentary Florent: Queen of the Meat Market--about pixieish French provocateur Florent Morellet and his groundbreaking restaurant--will air this Sunday June 17 at 8 PM on PBS.
City officials are considering raising taxi fares by 17 percent, which has made cabbies very happy. Today, the New York Post reports thatcabbies would be made even happier with more money: They want a $1 surcharge during rush hour, up from the current $.50 cost. If a compromise can be reached, t ... More >>
Yesterday, we chatted with North End Grill's Floyd Cardoz about his new Battery Park City restaurant and his old one, Tabla, in Madison Square Park. Today, we touch upon the ever evolving nature of restaurants then delve in to the world of reality television, Top Chef Masters, and the PBS show that ... More >>
With Monday marking the midway point of my stay in Park City, here's a notebook dump on a few films I haven't had a chance to write about at length.
If Ear Pwr's 2009 album Super Animal Brothers III (Carpark) was a supremely dizzying act of extroversiona string of cherry bombs celebrating cats, shiny sweaters, dumb jokes, and electro-pop over-ambitionits successor is so mild, by comparison, that it registers as the work of ... More >>
In 1973, PBS aired An American Family, a revolutionary look at a Santa Barbara clan's collapsing under the weight of infidelity, deceit, and the son announcing he's gay. It was basically the original reality show and it's just been revived on PBS as well as forming the subject of HBO's Cinem ... More >>
No, not sexually. That stuff never died down, strangely enough. I mean on TV! All of a sudden, I've been shooting stuff for HLN, CBS's Early Show, A&E, Current TV, TV Guide Channel, and PBS!
Heir to ReaganJimmy McMillan of the Rent is Too Damn High Party, and his facial hair, will be joining forces with the GOP. PBS caught up with McMillan on St. Mark's and discussed his move. He was a hit at CPAC recently, and said he registered to be a Republican because "the Democratic Party s ... More >>
The Broadway composer looks back at the first decades of his career
Making sense of lachrymose singers and other burning questions
The news here -- especially relevant if you take drugs, have children or both -- is that tomorrow, PBS will launch a new program entitled "The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That." That sounds really fun and all, but is lent a certain extra dose of credibility because the series is co-signe ... More >>
We will never own one of these. Whee, the 62nd Annual (Primetime!) Emmys have been announced. There aren't that many surprises: As usual, HBO rocks, as does Mad Men, True Blood, 30 Rock, Glee, Neil Patrick Harris, and Tina Fey. Losties may get another chance to see the objects of their affect ... More >>
Any attempt to describe what Reggie Watts does onstage will inevitably fail to convey the dizzying heights of absurdity the man regularly achieves, but here it goes. First, the Seattle-via-Montana transplant constructs backing tracks via carefully controlled beat-boxing and judicious use of loopin ... More >>
It's National TV Turn Off Week, which means, folks, time to shut down those boob tubes and spend some quality time watching Netflix on your laptop. Or playing with your new iPad. Or listening to the family's favorite tunes on personalized coordinated iPod Nanos. No, but seriously...
This week in food blogs... Eat Me Daily weighed in on self-proclaimed "queen of the food bloggers" Pim Techamuanvivit's new book The Foodie Handbook: The (Almost) Definitive Guide to Gastronomy. The verdict? As an objective guide, it "just doesn't fly." Midtown Lunch noted that the Street Vendor P ... More >>
Eric Ripert gleefully sautes bluefin tuna for an oblivious David Letterman. Flogging his upcoming PBS series, Avec Eric, Le Bernardin chef Eric Ripert appeared on the David Letterman show Monday evening. In a lightning cooking demonstration, he sauteed a pair of bluefin tuna steaks, seeming ... More >>
Photo borrowed from nerdapproved.com From the producers who brought us African American Lives and Oprah's Roots comes a new PBS series called Faces of America. Popular icons like Stephen Colbert, Malcolm Gladwell, and Yo Yo Ma have agreed to have their DNA deconstructed to discover what role their ... More >>
To stay competitive, pizza chains are offering digital ways to order pies. You can order Domino's over TiVo, Pizza Hut on Facebook, Papa John's via text message; and Uno's online. You can also just pickup the phone and/or get a better pizza elsewhere. [The Wall Street Journal] G. Franco Romagnoli ha ... More >>
A winsome mix of Pink Floyd and Sesame Street
Truth, 24 times per second: Twin firebrands of American vérité get well-deserved retro
The year in TV: Another season, a smattering of reasons for tuning in amid all the mediocrity
Searching for queer clues and a tv producer who can pick them up
War Journalists Go to Boot Camp, Get Hazed
100 Years of Pulchritude
Allegories for the Slumber-Party Set
Minorities struggle for a foothold in public television's digital future
Web Documentaries Put You in the Reporter's Seat
Farming in a PBS Fishbowl