It's a truism that American men are first conscious of their own mortality when their fathers die, but I would argue that such consciousness is a process for the average American male that usually begins earlier, the men pictured on his baseball cards start dying.
When I was a kid in 1963, Stan Mus ... More >>
Looks like East Village residents aren't happy with their newest celebrity neighbor. The New York Post was able to confirm that David Schwimmer, one-time Friends star, is the owner of a historical East Village townhouse which was recently demolished to make way for a six-story mansion. As can be exp ... More >>
Pat Kiernan told us once, "Being a New Yorker is a state of mind. Not something on your birth certificate. The qualifications: some combination of knowledge of the city, love of the city, length of time here, and comfort with both defending and criticizing the city." Included in part one of that cla ... More >>
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Thursday, June 16
Better than: Anything you'd hear at a sauna.
I had forgotten why I hadn't been to Silent Barn in months. When I walked in last night, I remembered: dead air. Not in the radio sense ... More >>
Left to right: Pusha T, Funkmaster Flex, Kanye West. Photo via In Flex We TrustIt is a measure of Kanye West's proximity to the heart of the zeitgeist that even on the day after a disastrous midterm election, his name is front and center in the news cycle. The Internet is aflame today with th ... More >>
Yesterday, local role models and our friends Das Racist snagged the coveted 8.7/Best New Music designation from Pitchfork for Sit Down, Man, the second of two dense, drug-addled, deceptively smart mixtapes the trio has produced this year. It was a national vindication of what we've known in N ... More >>
Clockwise from top left: Peter Graves, Robert Hays (Ted Striker!), and Ross Harris, reunitedCourtesy Ross HarrisBeloved, fantastically deadpan actor Peter Graves died Sunday of a heart attack at 83, leading cinéastes to marvel at an enormous résumé that includes the Mission: Impossible TV ... More >>
Gawker tells the New York Times that it's been unable to figure out who was behind the online attack that took down its various websites on Sunday and Monday.For long stretches on those two days, all of Gawker Media's sites were either totally down or just crawling as its servers were overwhelmed ... More >>
In the week Rush Limbaugh called us "some magazine," we invited our friend Status Ain't Hood back for a day. Oh, and right: Congrats Tom!
Interviews: Wavves' Nathan Williams on drugs and the beach, Albert Maysles on HBO's new Grey Gardens, Ian Svenonius on Kanye West and his new band, C ... More >>
Sharyn Jackson is your American Idol host for season eight. Last week's season premiere followed the adventures of Bikini Girl and Blind Guy, and the eternal flaming hotness of Kara DioGuardi, the newest judge. More auditions this week.
Dean Anthony Bradford, who suffers from Spasming Facial Hors ... More >>