Have a drink with some old friends
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There are actors (like Peter O'Toole and Glenn Close) who've gotten nominated a whole lot of times and never won. Yet. But how about the ones who've never even been nominated? In the case of the dead ones, I'm pretty sure they never will be! Now that's gotta hurt. Here are some of the top omission ... More >>
Editor's note: In Tweets is Watching, Phillip Mlynar asks local artists questions based solely on the contents of their Twitter timeline. New York City-based rockers The Cringe released their fourth studio album, Hiding In Plain Sight, earlier this week. The Cringe is fronted up by John Cusimano, w ... More >>
Shakespeare in the Park gets country
Rosie GrayA protester's sign at Zuccotti yesterday: "Where is Radiohead?" There was a lot of confusion down at Zuccotti Park yesterday, where protesters -- and the media, and about a zillion music fans -- thought that Radiohead was going to come and perform around 4 p.m. They didn't, despite ... More >>
"Otis" fever is in full effect, thanks to the Otis Redding-sampling song from Jay-Z and Kanye West's much-ballyhooed Watch The Throne project leaking Wednesday night. The track's production, based around a slick chop of Redding's "Try A Little Tenderness," might be the most impressive thing a ... More >>
Boris Karloff, "The Girl From U.N.C.L.E." Thanks to Larry Myers for sending me the J.C. Suares-edited book, Hollywood Drag, which teems with these astonishing visuals.
An all-Brooklyn benefit for disaster relief
Don't be late for bluegrass school
Here we have three artist-curated mixes to guide you through this apocalyptic heat: Given that DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince's "Summertime" remains the almighty jam (it is too hot to even argue about this) (she turn around to see what you beepin' at), Jeff's gargantuan, nearly 50-track mix ... More >>
Even a lot of people who found this year's Oscars telecast as slow and boring as some of those foreign film nominees thought hosts Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin were wickedly delightful, especially when they slyly roasted various big names in the live audience. But one of those stars, Georg ... More >>
The whole Avatarization meme, with Photoshop-savvy fans recruiting icons (Hugh Laurie, Lil Wayne, Angelina Jolie, John Goodman, Sasha Grey, Mr. Bean et al) into the Na'vi tribe -- peaked around Valentine's Day with the poignant spectacle of Palestinian activists protesting the Israeli barrier ... More >>
Remember the comedy team of Martin and Lewis? Hello? Well, brace yourselves for Martin and Baldwin! Yep, Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin will cohost the Oscars next year, and they should do pretty well, especially if no one tells them that Ben Stiller and Robert Downey Jr. unceremoniously turn ... More >>
Photo of South Williamsburg's the Woods by Puja PatelIn the week in which everyone went to rock and roll fantasy camp--whether it be the one that takes place inside the Colbert Report studios with the Mountain Goats' John Darnielle or the one that takes place on the disco dance floor with Vin ... More >>
Steve Martin headlines Carnegie Hall tonight, but he won't be stepping onstage with a fake arrow through his head. That sort of behavior is best left in the past, an era that "if you're under 30, you never even had a chance to see," Martin says on a teleconference call from Los Angeles. However, t ... More >>
Ray Mickshaw/FOX The only intrigue raised by last night's uneventful competition night of the finale was how in the world Cathy Dennis, who wrote the wonderful "Toxic" and "Can't Get You Out of My Head," collaborated with Kara DioGuardi on the awful new Idol winner's anthem, "No Boundaries." Winner ... More >>
Documents show that top officials in the city's jail system were regularly briefed on violence and extortion between teen inmates.
Credit: Jorge Colombo In John Haskell's new novel, Out of My Skin, the narrator is a Los Angeles¬-based journalist who's been assigned to do a piece about a Steve Martin impersonator. Strangely impressed by the man's transformation, and the kind of charisma it seems to lend him, the narrator deci ... More >>
I am always riveted when a squeaky clean sitcom star turns out to have spiraled into decay and despair. Who can ever forget that Eight is Enough starlet who found herself escaping the set of snuff films in Korea only to end up selling her body for vials of crack? (I can. What was her name again?) A ... More >>
Neither one seem the least bit invested in their baby
The Strokes and Kanye West entreat the bold-faced masses. Bemused vulgarity ensues.
Collecting This Season's Coffee-Table Books
When It Comes to Playwright Edward Albee, It's Feast or Famine
It's My Party and I'll Catfight If I Want Candy
Tracking the Novella Trend
A Winter Movie Preview
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