From December 3 to the 30th, the riotously funny Cheri Oteri--best known from Saturday Night Live and other comedy shows--will explode onto the stage of NEWSical The Musical!
That's the constantly updating, never self-censoring musical mockery of current events that's sort of like The Daily Show wi ... More >>
Michele Bachmann has had quite a week! Besides being on the cover of this week's Voice (where we reveal that we actually agree with her campaign against fluorescent light bulbs!) and causing a ruckus about HPV during national debates, and generally just staying in the news, as she is wont to ... More >>
Much has been made of the recent Newsweek cover featuring Michele Bachmann. Some consider it sexist; others have seen it simply as another opportunity to mock the Minnesota representative (see: every commenter on here, basically). We noticed today that our friends at BuzzFeed had created a fo ... More >>
Have you heard of the Tumblr called What's on Steve Buscemi's Stoop? On it, a man who is not Steve Buscemi but happens to live near him chronicles the interesting, bizarre, and mundane miscellany placed out on Steve Buscemi's stoop by, it can generally be assumed, Steve Buscemi. He's been at ... More >>
Mr. Gira (second from left), mid-exorcism. Pics by Rob, more below.Swans
Brooklyn Masonic Temple
Friday, October 8
Better than: Primal-scream therapy
And back we go to the Loudest Venue In New York City, to be summarily pulverized by the freshly reunited Loudest, Angriest Band on Earth. Our ... More >>
Ample Hills CreameryBrian Smith puts some brawn behind his brainchild.Yesterday, we spoke with Ample Hills Creamery's Brian Smith about ice cream, his past career writing "monster-of-the-week movies" for the Sci Fi channel, and his plans to open his own ice cream shop, preferably in Park Slop ... More >>
NY1 hosted a Manhattan D.A. candidates' debate last night, and sports fans will be interested to know they addressed the issue of Plaxico Burress, who was hounded into prison by Mayor Bloomberg. Cy Vance found the Mayor's comments "unnecessary," Richard Aborn defended them, and Leslie Crocker ... More >>
We hear that the next season of "24" will be set in New York City. It seems a natural: the City never sleeps, Jack Bauer never sleeps; loyalties are constantly shifting; death and corruption are everywhere. It will certainly make the commute easier for Janeane Garofalo. And New York will make a ni ... More >>
Gawker says the media "seems to be pining for the crime-fueled depravity of New York in the 1970's and 80's. It was so gritty and exciting." Then it tosses some videos of gritty, exciting films about New York when it was "dangerous, scary and cool." The italics, in case you missed it, are ironical.
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A few weeks ago I bemoaned how pointless AMC's censored version of Pulp Fiction was, so I did not expect to discover over the holiday weekend a half-minute animated remake of Quentin Tarantino's 1994 hit movie that stars rabbits and is totally hilarious. The 30-Second Bunnies Theatre company--John ... More >>