Today, Friday, July 25th, sees the release of the new sci-fi action film Lucy starring Scarlett Johansson. But despite the awe-inspiring special effects, this high octane thrill ride is facing quite a bit of criticism for basing its entire premise around the entirely untrue myth that "Humans only us ... More >>
Chuck Close speaks at The Strand
The sun's out, and you've likely jumped back on the exercise bandwagon. Hungry as a result? Head to one of these food events and replenish your energy.
It's been a big month for marijuana-rights activists. Colorado and Washington become the first two states to legalize the drug for recreational use. And, perhaps more importantly, rapper Mighty Casey (of "BET Un:Cut" and "White Girls" fame) and his new band Knight Blade released "I Got That Weed." T ... More >>
On this week's Voice Film Club podcast, this paper's film critics talk about Spike Jonze's Her and Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, in addition to the wave of films all coming out before the year's over. Listen to it on iTunes or below on Soundcloud:
It used to be that a Broadway show that got raves would have a pretty good chance of being a hit and one that got trashed by critics would most likely fold. This was the complete opposite of movies, whereby something that got great reviews could easily flop if it didn't have mass appeal, while the ... More >>
Maggie the Cat is back
No, this has nothing to do with Diana Rigg -- or even Uma Thurman in the terrible movie version. It's the upcoming May release which brings together more Marvel superheroes than there are stars in rehab. Does it look superheroic?
Oh, don't be such a cynic
Steven Spielberg's War Horse (above) is about to trot into theaters, and lordy is that a beautiful creature! I like the horse, too. Anyway, here are some of my other favorite equine stars from Hollywood history.
Nick PintoApproximately 80 were arrested Saturday in connection with Occupy Wall Street, according to the NYPD's press office. Throughout yesterday afternoon Occupy Wall Street used Twitter to chronicled arrests and various acts of force being used by the NYPD against protesters. They say at ... More >>
IFC, the channel of Portlandia if that says anything, is sponsoring the LoCo Awards & Sweepstakes, a celebration (which is actually just a huge promo for one of their new shows) of those zany, cheaply made local commercials that we all love to hate so much. Although you can still nominate com ... More >>
Manu_HDear New York, On this date in 1653, you (then named New Amsterdam -- you never really looked like a New Amsterdam) were incorporated. You've had your ups, your downs and even that weird phase in the '80s when you got heavy into drugs and synth music.
The last year in Broadway theater saw the appearances of names like Scarlett Johansson and Catherine Zeta-Jones not just on stages, but in the same award categories as their Loyal-to-New-York-Theater co-stars. The trending caused our own lead theater critic Michael Feingold to pen an epic scr ... More >>
In case you live for the nominations like I do (and by the way, they'll be announced tomorrow morning), here are my guesses. Disclaimer: I'm at a disadvantage. I actually saw the shows!
Political Powerhouses Jessica Simpson and Jimmy FallonNo one with any sense of perspective believes that Real America -- most of the nation, fly-over country, everywhere but the coastal cities, whatever you want to call it -- gives a quarter of a shit about the White House Correspondents Dinner. ... More >>
Time editor Richard Stengel, Gayle King and MSNBC's Savannah GuthrieHappy May Day! Or happy White House Press Correspondents Dinner Day, depending how famous you are, how closely you follow the high school side of politics or how much you wish you were famous. Or! How much you wish you were c ... More >>
It was announced yesterday that Mamma Mia! producer Judy Craymer will create and produce a new musical called Viva Forever, based on the songs of the giddiest girl group of all time, The Spice Girls. If you wanna be my lover, you're gonna have to agree with me that while this isn't going to ... More >>
Person-to-person with Sully Sullenberger, Michael Fassbender.
Scarlett Johansson smolders Broadway
Photo of Jim Jones taunting hipsters by Rebecca Smeyne In the week Jim Jones put ten thousand dollars on a three-on-three basketball tournament sponsored by Converse and barred to the media, we got up in there anyway, and brought you the hilarious play-by-play. Take that, shoe company. Gera ... More >>
Paula Radcliffe of Great Britain and Marilson Gomes dos Santos of Brazil won yesterday's New York City Marathon. Gomes dos Santos' challenger, Moroccan Abderrahim Goumri, blamed some missed sugar drinks in Harlem for his inability to close. Radcliffe, who also won last year, hoisted her daughter Is ... More >>
Brooklyn's best and worst live act records a typically messy full-length
Not nearly as galling as it could've been
Photos by Rob Trucks The Jesus and Mary Chain Webster Hall May 21 By Rob Harvilla Good lord, the disdain. "This is almost as good as seeing the Black Crowes!" chirped the dude next to me as the house lights dimmed and the East Coast leg of the Jesus and Mary Chain's We'd Just as Soon Kill You as ... More >>
Proposed legislation would freeze liquor licenses; Rated X is back
Míssha offers makeup at a bargainif women will trust it
Fashionable highlights and lowlights from last night's Golden Globes
Woody Allen's Cannes-hyped, Brit-inflected latest is a mildly pretentious mediocrity
Your cheatin' heart: David Callahan details America's moral decline, blames the economy
Real teen movies have bell curves
The Other of Invention