Jeff Koons' monuments to vapidity are now on display at the Whitney.
This week in Cheap Laughs, we have erotic fan fiction, hot blows struck for gay equality, improv marathons, Friday pantheons, World Cup cares, current affairs, and at the end of it all, just a Nice Boy Telling Nice Jokes. Let's get into it. Here's our rundown of the best in independently produced Ne ... More >>
Who doesn't love a good Weiner joke? They're simple, yet effective, and since Tuesday--the day New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner publicly confessed that "some" of the explicit photos and chat logs unearthed by TheDirty.com were legitimate--comedians (and people who just think they are c ... More >>
Shock and duh.
One of the most intriguing questions of the NFL off-season is whether there will be further investigation into the allegations that Ray Lewis sucked Bambi's antlers. In American sports you can do just about anything--be involved in a double murder, father six illegitimate children--just so long as y ... More >>
Earlier today the Voice brought you news of Colin Beavan. Beavan, who calls himself a "newly self-proclaimed environmentalist," is competing against Charles Barron and Alan Bellone, amongst others, for a Central Brooklyn Congressional seat on the Green Party ticket. Beavan became known via No Impac ... More >>
For months, the growing probability that Mitt Romney, least acceptably conservative of the Republican Presidential contenders, would face Obama in November made rightbloggers moody and irritable. They've been coming around, but slowly. When Newt Gingrich's supporters attacked Romney's years as a c ... More >>
Someone needs to check the chemicals in the water cooler at Time magazine. And while they're at it, perhaps check to see if some sort of virus from their website has filtered through to Time's readers. Several athletes made Time's Top 100 Influential People list, the highest being Kicks point guar ... More >>
Every year, when I get involved in Grammy debates with my cooler friends, I tell them the problem with the awards isn't that they reward mass-appeal schlock. If the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences is doing its job right, it should be rewarding popular, undeniable, and somewhat unhip ... More >>
In a dramatic reversal of his previous stance, President Obama announced late on Monday that his re-election campaign would begin accepting fundraising money from Priorities USA Action, a super PAC. Obama had previously stated that, because he opposes the Citizens United ruling that makes unc ... More >>
Now that Newt Gingrich, newly amplified as a Presidential candidate, is regularly using Saul Alinsky as a club to beat Obama, the conservative obsession with long-dead community organizer has gone bigtime. Perhaps overexcited by this new opportunity to lecture America about one more thing that they ... More >>
You've watched us reveal all but the top five entries in our big countdown, The Top 25 People Crippling Scientology -- now it's your turn to vote for your own list! Here's the link you've been waiting for -- now go and tell us who you think is doing the most to contribute to the Church of Sc ... More >>
On August 5, we started a countdown that will give credit -- or blame -- to the people who have contributed most to the sad current state of Scientology. From its greatest expansion in the 1980s, the church is a shell of what it once was and is mired in countless controversies around the worl ... More >>
Superheroes, sequels, and TWO Conans! Summer has arrived.
On Friday, we talked about how Beyoncé's participation in Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" program showed how the Obamas were interested in including a wider (and younger-skewing) swath of culture in official political life. On Saturday, President Obama's speech to the White House Correspondent ... More >>
Where pearls and a cigarette holder look classy, not crazy
An augur of more to come, we happen to know. One question though: how is Stephen Colbert still alive? [Split Infinitives]
Your own private Idaho. When you can no longer afford even a night out in Boise, Idaho, your country's in deep financial trouble. In a clever immorality tale about 21st century capitalism, the Wall Street Journal tells us this morning that people in the Intermountain West are having to give up m ... More >>
City's top cop keeps his celebrity badge bright and shiny. By Graham Rayman Police Commissioner Ray Kelly must have New York City's crime under control, because he certainly seems to have a lot of time to hobnob with celebrities. Today's Page Six notes that Kelly appeared at a Christmas Party th ... More >>
Give Lizz Winstead her due. And keep your hands off Megan Mullally's melons
At the Kitchen, artist and fake guru Jose Alvarez plays wily games with belief
R. Jay Magill Jr. defends the Big 'I.' But with friends like these...
Nearly 100,000 promise to see 'An Inconvenient Truth'
From protests to plays and films to forums, New York 'makes nice' with the RNC