We all love action movies. There is no better way to escape from the brutal, sometimes flagrantly unfair world than to hunker down with a bunch of cool-looking people shooting each other. But sometimes our favorite action movies need something more. Perhaps a different selection of music will best e ... More >>
Today and Saturday, Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake take the stage at Yankee Stadium for their Legends of Summer tour. While they're both certainly living legends in their own right, it's interesting to look back on how truly different both Hov and Timberlake's summers have been over the years, and yet ... More >>
Here are the 10 best concerts this weekend, in no particular order.
French producer and DJ Kavinsky has provided a song for Grand Theft Auto IV, shared the stage and studio with members of Daft Punk, and amassed over 30 million YouTube views for "Nightcall," which scored the opening credits to Nicolas Refn's 2011 film Drive. That's a pretty impressive CV for a 37-ye ... More >>
"The Pink Pony was a place where you didn't have to leave your soul outside," Lucien Bahaj said on Tuesday morning at Lucien, the French bistro he's run on the Lower East Side since 1998. Bahaj took over The Pink Pony, a French cafe on Ludlow Street that was home to artists and bohemians, in 2001. I ... More >>
Next week, the Democratic National Convention gets underway in Charlotte, North Carolina. As most of these things go, the three-day extravaganza will be a rallying call to the party's base. Along with business leaders and Democratic figures, one of the keynote speakers will be Corey Booker, the Mayo ... More >>
This is the week of celebrities saving the community, one citizen at a time. First, with Ryan Gosling pulling away journalist Laurie Penny from oncoming traffic and, now, Mayor Cory Booker of Newark. The up-and-coming star politician, who, some argue, has "President" written all over him, ... More >>
It is Jen Doll's last day today. We feel things. We read things Jen once wrote. We wrote this. Oh, Jen. It seems like just yesterday you were starting at the Voice. You had just been another unemployed daughter living in the East Village. We listened with rapt attention over the cubicle w ... More >>
The nominations will be announced tomorrow morning, but you might as well just go by this list, which has been officially certified by the Dionne Warwick Psychic Hotline. BEST PICTURE (Ranked in descending order of likelihood) 1--The Artist 2--The Descendants 3--The Help 4--Hugo 5--Mo ... More >>
Far away, in a place known to some as "La-La Land," the region's princes and princesses are preparing for a big magical celebration. Yeah, no. It's just that the Golden Globes are happening tonight in Los Angeles. Will you watch? Will you not watch now that you know that Ryan Gosling will not be att ... More >>
Critics elaborate on their votes, their favorite movie moments of the year and OK OK WE GET IT YOU LIKE MARGARET
The best movie of the year (that you haven't been able to see). And 9 more picks.
Sucker for the underbelly of urban life
In light of the latest suspicious package left on public transit, which led to a shutdown of Times Square at peak commuting time (and, surely, got everybody's nerves up in a bunch, yet again, not to mention, is there enough coffee in the world for all of this?), it's time for a little PSA. He ... More >>
Craving the two beef patties, melted cheese and crisp lettuce of In-N-Out's famous Double-Double? Too bad, because the regional chain hasn't made it past Texas. In the meantime, you can get this faithful facsimile, which, while not exactly the same, should partly satiate any In-N-Out craving ... More >>
The actor gears up for Drive
Superheroes, sequels, and TWO Conans! Summer has arrived.
In: Portman and Franco. Out: Moore and Wahlberg.
Speechifying on Broadway, plus plenty of cussing and discussing
Looking at modern romance in the USA
Too bad about the whole lack-of-coherence thing
Risky Business at Sundance 2003
'The Believer' Makes the Long Pilgrimage to the Silver Screen