Saturday at the South Street Seaport and 4Knots Music Festival was magical. The sun was shining, Marnie the Dog's tongue was out, and Dinosaur Jr. damaged the hearing of everyone in attendance a tiny bit. Thanks for coming out and having a good time with us. And thanks for tweeting about your super ... More >>
This week in Cheap Laughs, we have it all: triumphant homecomings, A-list movie stars, bitchy brews, bitchin' tunes, cults quaffing Kool Aid, and a whole bunch of tasseled nipples. Here's our rundown of the best in independently produced New York comedy this week.
They formed here. They came up here. They've been mugged here. They've collectively eaten hundreds of pastrami sandwiches at Katz's here. They Might Be Giants are, through and through, a New York City band, one that's cut its teeth, had its gear stolen and inked its first record deal in its infancy ... More >>
What critics who attack the director's borrowings miss
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 >>
Everybody knows I'm a movie-favorite monster
A look at the works of Sara Driver
Like a defiant cannonball splash disturbing the tranquility of an adult swim, the Nickelodeon series The Adventures of Pete & Pete lives on. Over three seasons between 1993 and 1996, the show followed the adventures of two brothers each named Pete Wrigley, their parents, their friends, and the entir ... More >>
In a story we have been following all too closely (thank you for your industrious reporting, New York Post!), we have learned, despite the world around us seeming to sink and wither under its own weight, that there is hope yet! And what we mean is that Bongo, the Beanie Baby monkey that sent ... More >>
A $1900/month rowhouse in Washington Heights
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 >>
Downtown indie pioneer continues on the trail of love and lust
Talking with the independent filmmaker on the eve of When You're Strange
Cult novel must continue its search for a worthy film adaptation
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 >>
The onetime Hollywood A-lister climbs back in the ring with Darren Aronofsky's latest
The Gruesome Threesome showcased at the MOMA
. . . And the kids lost the battle of P.S. 122
A nomadic experimental-music spot gets a lovely (and hopefully permanent) new home
A resistance movement drowning its sorrows during a pub quiz in Red Hook
Too hot to deal? Take shelter in the cool and dark of the matinee.
They got it bad, and that ain't good.
Get your avant-garde fix with plenty of experimental cinema this season
Earthly appetites: The brilliant and curious career of steel-string demigod John Fahey
'Island' flopping: Frat-metal bad boy Bay's sci-fi waxes philosophical before blowing shit up
Indie film directors invade the TV screen
How to get the public interested in campaign finance reform? Think Pam Grier.
An almost grown-up Tim Burton buys a pack of Spielbergian lieshook, line, and stinker
Hope Davis's Ordinary Magic
The Lactose-Intolerant Detective; Trio's Honky-Tonk Blues
Evaluating a Movie Lover's Chances of Survival at a Topsy-Turvy Sundance
Risky Business at Sundance 2003
Post-Cogging Spielberg's Action Allegory
Patriotic Critics Boost Gross Domestic Product
Daniel Clowes and Terry Zwigoff Ghostwrite Teen Limbo
Interview With the Vampire
Thrillers! Satires! Westerns! Indies! Blockbusters! Sequels!
Lisa Rinzler, Vietnam Vet