This week's cover story is about the NYPD's very strict -- and some say ridiculous -- interpretation of a state statute regulating "gravity knives."
It's only been two years since New York comic/Daily Show commentator/Grammy-winning Jack of all Rage Lewis Black released his last special, but he's noted plenty of political hypocrisy, generational ineptitudes and technological missteps in the meantime to keep his blood pressure soaring comfortably ... More >>
'Tis the season of giving. So we're gift-wrapping the best in independent and alternative New York comedy just for you. This week has one-liner maestros, Stephen Colbert's writers being let off their chain, and a chance to give back to the city's neediest... while guzzling free beer and vodka. That' ... More >>
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Two years ago, an isolated demonstration in Zuccotti Park was swiftly mutating into a national movement, and Stephen Colbert wanted in on the action. The Comedy Central host headed on down to the Occupy Wall Street protest where he encountered "two young idealists"--Justin and Ketchup.
We told you yesterday about the happy ending for August and Arthur, the adorable stupid subway kittens who tied up train traffic for two hours, and are now living in a stylish cardboard cat-condo in Bushwick. They're easily the most interviewed cute, idiotic creatures around right now, with seemingl ... More >>
Flaming Lips leader Wayne Coyne dreams weird and hard and big. What often starts of as a whimsical vision might just end up as a new world record (for the most live concerts in 24 hours) or a limited-edition vinyl release infused with the blood of other artists (as was the case for 2011's The Flamin ... More >>
Colbchella: fun., Grizzly Bear, Santigold, Flaming Lips U.S.S. Intrepid Friday, August 10 Better than: All the world wars and Woodstocks combined. Don't you ever question America's might. We do things bigger and crazier than other countriesand then we televise it. And while Stephen Colbert ... More >>
In very sad news today, the wonderful Maurice Sendak has died due to complications from a recent stroke. Sendak was considered one of the most important children's book artists of the 20th century. There will likely be many tributes and stories about Sendak today; you can read some here: The New ... More >>
Next weekend, various stripes of music nerds (critics, academics, people who just like to think a lot) will descend on New York for the EMP Pop Conference, an annual mind-meld of pro and amateur musicologists that's taking place in our fair city for the first time. The conference, sponsored by the S ... More >>
This Sunday, the Secret Policeman's Balla night of music and comedy celebrating the 50th anniversary of Amnesty Internationalis taking place at Radio City Music Hall, and today Sound of the City is giving away a pair of tickets. Among the luminaries appearing at the event: Jon Stewart; ... More >>
While Republicans duke it out in the Florida primary today, funnyman Stephen Colbert continues to mock the political process entirely with his Super PAC, which announced today that it had raised $1 million. The Super PAC (that's "Political Action Campaign" to you, sir), also known as the Americans f ... More >>
You read that headline right. The Marist Poll came out with some stats today that say that nearly 20% of voters in South Carolina are "kinda somewhat likely" to vote for Stephen Colbert to be president of the United States. Playing along with the political satire (or whatever we should be calling t ... More >>
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raybdbomb/FlickrHands off our tots!On last night's Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert weighed in on plans to reduce the potato presence in school lunches. Specifically, officials want to get rid of deep-fried potatoes, such as crunchy, salty tater tots. To put it mildly, Colbert does not approve ... More >>
Stephen Colbert: cornographerStephen Colbert has debuted his own Super PAC ads in Iowa to get voters to cast their ballot for Rick Parry (that's Parry with an 'A' for America, as opposed to Perry, the Texas Governor). And if his rival Super PACs can do it, why shouldn't he too resort to "chea ... More >>
The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30cMy Fair Colbert - Hugo Vickerswww.colbertnation.comColbert Report Full EpisodesPolitical Humor & Satire BlogVideo ArchiveThe royal wedding is fast approaching (only three weeks away!), so best learn the correct etiquette should one be invited to the big ... More >>
Lo-cal communion wafers.A new study reveals that people who regularly attend church or other religious institutions are 50 percent more likely to be obese than non-religious folk. And, if you happened to catch Morley Safer's profile of Archbishop Timothy Dolan on 60 Minutes a couple weeks bac ... More >>
viaThe social news site Reddit brings us news of Stephen Colbert, seen above in a still from last night's Colbert Report, subliminally fitted with a Guy Fawkes mask, in the style of V For Vendetta. The mask is also a symbol of the amorphous hacker collective Anonymous, who just yesterday took ... More >>
via NY Daily NewsToday, Anne Hathaway and James Franco were named the hosts of this year's Academy Awards. The Daily News reports that Bruce Cohen and Don Mischer (the producers of the Oscars) said, "James Franco and Anne Hathaway personify the next generation of Hollywood icons -- fresh, exc ... More >>
Consider the shark jumped. The $3 canned beverage, both caffeinated and alcoholic, has already been banned in New York, with distributors halting their local deliveries on Friday, and now we here at Runnin' Scared are moving to ban the drink from the internet. Our teeth are shivering from the sugar ... More >>
On Saturday in Washington Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert held their Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Keep Fear Alive. The purpose of the event, which drew more than 200,000 people, was to help Cat Stevens win support for his fatwa against Salman Rushdie. What, you didn't know that? You must have mis ... More >>
As always, we appreciate you spending the week with us here at Fork in the Road. But, in case you missed it, here's what the other food blogs have been up to... Eater bemoaned the fact that Pop-Tarts World will close this fall to make room for a new public plaza. Grub Street wondered whether Steph ... More >>
Long, bitter experience -- and long, bitter comments at this blog -- have taught us that if there's anything conservatives hate more than Big Gummint and homosexuals, it's someone making fun of them. The outrage that Boss Tweed expressed over "them damned pictures" of himself drawn by Thomas Nast is ... More >>
Stephen Colbert just testified in front of Congress about the United Farm Workers' "Take Our Jobs" initiative, which argues for American citizens to take farm worker jobs over from illegal immigrants. And he just did it, after being asked not to.
In a race to the internet 'presses,' both New York's Daily Intel and the New York Times came out Friday evening with profiles of the mysterious, hilarious website ChristWire.org, which convincingly and extensively parodies conservative craziness with Onion-like ferocity. The site's greatest s ... More >>
It's true, local swells Vampire Weekend were looking a little ragged on Stephen Colbert's television show last night, but that was no call for him to tell kindly VW drummer Chris Thomson that his hygiene level reminded Colbert of the notoriously unwashed teen star (and sometime Twilight vampire) R ... More >>
Happy birthday, clowns. Photo by Rebecca SmeyneIn the week James Murphy finally squashed his beef with our own Michael Musto, we watched as another journalist-on-artist feud--M.I.A. vs. Lynn Hirschberg, who else?--heated up, adding an album cover, a response to a response to a response to a r ... More >>
"Are you sure you're not graphic designers?", Stephen Colbert asks the Hold Steady's Craig Finn and Tad Kubler, the joke being that they're way too old to be playing in a band. (Like Harvilla sez: "You have to remember: The Hold Steady were wizened, wistful veterans when they started.") Then, afte ... More >>
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There are currently more than 120 Joe Jonases, at least 45 George Bushes, and exactly 13 Octomoms on Twitter. And while fake social networking profiles have been around since the dark ages of Friendster, the newest crop of Fakesters have embraced the most massive venue for Internet oversharers, th ... More >>
Does anyone find the Miracle Whip-Stephen Colbert feud creepy? Colbert aired a faux pro-mayo PSA on his show a couple of weeks ago spoofing Miracle Whip's irritating dancing hipster campaign. Miracle Whip then responded by taking out a one-page ad in several newspapers promising to dominate the ad ... More >>
Don't let your Halloween be ruined by the pumpkin shortage of '09. Instead of a jack-o-lantern, carve yourself a spooky can-o-lantern. Let Stephen Colbert show you how. [via Eat Me Daily]
Even though "being overweight is as American as eating a whole apple pie," it appears that society is still prejudiced against the obese. An amendment to the proposed healthcare bill that would reward people for losing weight inspired Stephen Colbert to rant about the issue of "weightism" in Ameri ... More >>
In his "Tip of the Hat / Wag of the Finger" segment, Stephen Colbert envisioned what the Louvre's new McDonald's might be like: A Grimace de Milo. A McLisa smile. And a pack of Gitanes in your "Ennui Meal." [via Eat Me Daily]
In light of the news that American could be facing a sugar shortage, Stephen Colbert broke out his emergency stash on The Colbert Report last night. How could we be running so low on "Jesus' dandruff"? Perhaps it was that world's-largest-cupcake folly.
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Photo borrowed from nerdapproved.com From the producers who brought us African American Lives and Oprah's Roots comes a new PBS series called Faces of America. Popular icons like Stephen Colbert, Malcolm Gladwell, and Yo Yo Ma have agreed to have their DNA deconstructed to discover what role their ... More >>
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