In some ways, the Friday before last looked like business as usual at Colony Records, the venerable Theater District music-and-sheet-music retailer that recently announced its impending closing after 64 years of operation. At the counter, Warren Tesoro, an employee for 25 years, asked a middle-aged ... More >>
Back on June 3, one man on Twitter started what would soon become an internet phenomenon when he tweeted at the legendary alternative-rock group Smash Mouth (best known for their work on the soundtrack of Shrek and their brief appearance in Rat Race) offering the lead singer, Steve Harwell, $ ... More >>
Denmark-based website BeautifulPeople.com, which recently stoked the ire of an entire country by saying that Irish men were the world's ugliest, has upped the ante, dumping 30,000 people from the site for being "too ugly." Last month the site fell to a cyber attack that allowed a bunch of ugl ... More >>
After way too many delays and hold-ups and people not believing this thing is going to work at all, the Spider Man musical (entitled Spider Man: Turn Off The Dark) with music and lyrics by Bono and The Edge of U2 and with a book by Julie Taymor (who did The Lion King which is AMAZING) finally ... More >>
Kellogg's has voluntarily recalled millions of boxes of Apple Jacks, Corn Pops, Froot Loops, and Honey Smacks breakfast cereals following reports of "an uncharacteristic off-flavor and smell" from the box liners.
A number of New Yorkers have started ordering their bagels with the i ... More >>
Having taken on everything from nutrition labeling to restaurant calorie postings, the Center for Science in the Public Interest is now stepping into the ring to do battle with perhaps its most fearsome opponent to date: children who harass their parents to buy them Happy Meals.
No one shall lay their unworthy eyes upon Holly Miranda without Shrek 3D goggles.Ava Luna, the band that Christopher R. Weingarten boldly praised as post-every-band-you-like ("post-TVOTR, Dirty Projectors-inflected bedroom soul," to be exact) is headlining Silent Barn, bracketed by a similar ... More >>
This is your Monday night: Choose from Andrew W.K., Fester from the Addams Family, and Peter Gabriel, a confluence slightly more random than M.I.A. provoking ginger genocide last week. At Santos Party House, W.K. and friends (including Angel Deradoorian of Dirty Projectors) are uniting for th ... More >>
Frank Micelotta / FOXShakira goes country, kind of"Picture this:" says Ryan Seacrest. "Rascal Flatts and Shakira." I'm picturing it, I'm getting up, I'm turning off my TV.
Sigh. If only that were an option. Instead, I can't actually look away from the trainwreck that is another results show ... More >>
Tartan Week finishes up with the Tartan Day Parade up 6th Avenue today, or take in the all-day J-Cation food festival at the Japan Society. Both days, New York Classical Theater presents traveling performances of Hamlet at the World Financial Center.
Let's be kind and entertain the possibility that some stars are only offered big budget pablum and that's why their reel is filled with so many Golden Razzie winners. But even if that's the case, it's disheartening that these actors have become known mainly for cashing the check and cranking ... More >>
Another year, another unwatched Tony Awards show. Let's face it: this Sunday's prize party isn't even getting you excited, is it? Sure, the Tonys provide the MDR of greasepaint 'n' glamour we learned to love as lonely, introverted children. But as a quick look back at, say, the justly famous 25th An ... More >>
The Tony Award nominees have just been announced. The best musical nominees are Billy Elliot, Next to Normal, Rock of Ages, and Shrek the Musical. (Rock of Ages being a jukebox musical, its place in the Best Score category was taken by 9 to 5; [title of show] replaced it in the Best Book list.) Best ... More >>