• Blogs

    November 10, 2014

    Power Rankings: The Worst Catcall Parody Videos

    With more than 35 million views, the video of Shoshana Roberts walking through Manhattan and being subjected to dozens and dozens of catcalls from men about her appearance and figure pulled back the curtain on an uglier part of our culture. It also spawned several cringe-inducing parodies by enterpr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2014

    Beastie Boys Square Is Probably Definitely Not Happening

    A plan to rename the intersection of Rivington and Ludlow Streets "Beastie Boys Square" received another set-back last night when Manhattan's Community Board 3 voted 5-1 against the motion. LeRoy McCarthy, whose idea was inspired by the iconic Paul's Boutique album cover, will now have one last sho ... More >>

  • Film

    October 30, 2013

    Martin Amis Toasts Roman Polanski's Macbeth

    "You know you’re going to see something good when people call a movie tasteless."

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2012

    Pacquiao Got Robbed

    To call Timothy Bradley's split decision over Manny Pacquiao late Saturday night/Sunday morning a bad decision is to miss the point entirely. God knows there have been classic bad decisions in boxing history--the first being the Joe Louis-Jersey Joe Wolcott fight in 1947. Louis was awarded a decis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2010

    Interview: Ross Harris, a/k/a The Little Kid In Airplane!, Reminisces About Peter Graves, a/k/a The Creepy Pilot Who Asked Him If He'd Ever Seen A Grown Man Naked

    Clockwise from top left: Peter Graves, Robert Hays (Ted Striker!), and Ross Harris, reunitedCourtesy Ross Harris​Beloved, 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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2010

    The New York City Record Store Year-End Roundup

    ​In 2009, we began the weekly Local Top 10, a series we hoped would prove that New Yorkers were far too stubborn to let the record store go. The series ran until last month, when we literally ran out of stores to cover--not the best sign for the future of music retailing in New York City. Befo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2009

    Pittsburgh Shooter George Sodini and his "Dating Young Women" Guru: R. Don Steele

    A shock of recognition went down my spine as I watched Pittsburgh gym shooter George Sodini giving a video tour of his house.Now that Sodini has killed three women and himself in Tuesday's horrific shooting, we're all ghoulishly picking over his Internet corpse. The man's diary, for example, reveale ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2009

    American Idol Week 2: Diverse is the New Gay and Judge Kara Becomes a Biatch!

    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 >>

  • Theater

    February 26, 2008

    Three Plays Just In From London

    A gimmicky Macbeth, a chilly Sunday, a graceless Grace

  • Music

    December 4, 2007

    Tom Terrell, 1951–2007

    Friends and colleagues remember one of the music biz's few universally beloved men

  • Columns

    September 18, 2007

    Hillary and Condi and Dykes, Oh My!

    Plus items of purely prosthetic appeal.

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2007

    Congestion Pricing Panel Named

    According to a press release from Mayor Bloomberg's office, the 17-member congestion pricing panel —3 appointees each from Bloomberg, Governor Spitzer, the City Council, Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, and one each from the Senate Minority Leader Malcolm Smith a ... More >>

  • Film

    April 10, 2007

    The Goulden Age

    Only in the early '70s could Elliott Gould have been a matinee idol. Since then? The Brooklyn schlemiel's long goodbye.

  • Film

    September 26, 2006

    The Harder They Come

    The subversive mainstream friendliness of John Cameron Mitchell's sex-positive cheer

  • Music

    June 6, 2006

    Forbidden Broadway

    Harry Connick Jr. has the Sinatra quality musical comedy needs

  • Columns

    May 2, 2006
  • Music

    March 7, 2006
  • Specials

    October 18, 2005

    Picture This

    On the Set, the Street, and at Dinner With 'X' Director Spike Lee

  • News

    June 8, 1999

    Jazz Listings

    Compiled by Ginger Adams Otis