Uncovering a talking cigar factory, flowing kegs, and William Shatner in a whirlwind week
Tradition requires a year-end listicle. We could just tick off the news events to which rightbloggers reacted ridiculously over the past 52 weeks -- from gay marriage victories to Rand Paul's filibuster to the Boston Marathon bombing to the George Zimmerman trial to Obamacare. But everyone else i ... More >>
I don't agree with the protest, mind you. This isn't like that production I just criticized for trying to put a white person in blackface for a black role. Cloud Atlas is expressly a movie that has various races and genders playing each other. That's one of its main points. So I didn't find it j ... More >>
Willie Geist reviews the TV icon's one-man show
Plus: Sue de Beer at the High Line; Eija-Liisa Ahtila at Marian Goodman
Raise a glass of Klingon blood to William Shatner
Plus: Martin Kippenberger at Skarstedt Gallery; Julien Gardair and Chris Klapper & Jen Lusker at the Invisible Dog
Robert Shuster's 'Best in Show' art recommendations
The early morning hours of January 19, the birthday of Edgar Allan Poe, have been marked every year since 1949, at least, by the appearance at his Baltimore grave of a "mysterious visitor" who leaves three roses and a bottle of cognac in apparent tribute to the poetical old drunk. And every ... More >>
Hot on the heels of the big critics' awards and the Golden Globe nominations, the Screen Actors Guild has unveiled its annual award nominations for films and television. SAG has been handing these out for 16 years, but only in the past few years has awards fever caused non-professionals to pa ... More >>
A man who built his own telescope and takes images of the planets with it that would rival those taken by the best professional observatories only a few decades ago shocked the world last week with news that he'd spotted a major impact on Jupiter.The Jupiter sucker-punch made for big news, and th ... More >>
Yeah, we finally made it to Citi Field Wednesday. What do we think? We think Johan Santana is awesome. Swine Flu fucked up Cinco de Mayo, continued to be funny until we got it. Wait, actually it's still pretty funny, especially since we really didn't get swine flu. But even if! Anyway Raccoon ... More >>
Famous nerds: Wasowski on the right...Matt Wasowski, founder of Nerd Nite (the social gathering/lecture for the intellectually cool and inebriated) attempts to give nerds the respect they deserve by getting them laid (or at least have a stimulating conversation about wildflowers) through speed datin ... More >>
Daniel S. NeunerExperimental Jet Set? Sonic Youth meets Merce Cunningham. Of all the strange bandstands Sonic Youth have played on over the years, this had to be one of the strangest. This past weekend, the group joined Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones and composer Takehisa Kosugi to provide th ... More >>
Defiant kitsch, at Jack Shainman
Looking back at life in Luna and Galaxie 500
Eve Sussman loses the thread of a masterpiece
Will the public get off, or just the studios?
Two gender-specific cable networks undergo extreme hormone therapy
Or, how we got butt sex on the brain and can't get it off
Could cyberspace be the novel's best friend? Litblogs take offand grow up.
Multitude's kooky, brilliant model for global democracy
Inside the Movement for Posthuman Rights
National Writers Union Wins Landmark Decision for Freelancers. Maybe.