Rom-coms used to be a cash cow --and wildly popular with audiences. What happened?
A Guide to Decoding Its Girl-Power Clues
If ever there was a dude who exudes the air of spiritual illumination while being a total badass, saxophonist figurehead Darius Jones is it. In conversation, the burly alto overlord fuses his devout Southern rearing with New York City crud and attitude, as well as impassioned and bleeding respect fo ... More >>
Bridesmaids, the Kristen Wiig-penned and Judd Apatow-produced "anti-chick flick," has officially been declared a success. Most reviewers, including our own, seemed to enjoy it. The film beat low expectations and took in nearly $25 million dollars in its opening weekend. This probably means th ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing new and emerging MP3s from local talent. Brooklyn's I'm In You give a sprawling, cinematic makeover to the classic art-punk of bands like Pere Ubu, the Pop Group, or Nomeansno. With swarms of steaming strings, a choir of teenage girls, and ... More >>
At only 15, Little Minnie -- the main character of Phoebe Gloeckner's graphic novel The Diary of a Teenage Girl -- is growing up way too fast. She's failing school, hanging out with the wrong crowd, and has begun an affair with her alcoholic mother's boyfriend. Yikes! Marielle Heller, who stars ... More >>
Aaron Johnson's secret vigilante
In the week all your friends went to South by Southwest, New York got a bit rowdy. The old scumbags of Mötley Crüe nearly burned down Madison Square Garden, while Fleetwood Mac brought both punishing Turkish prison sentences and "Silver Springs" to the same arena only a few days later. The Pogues ... More >>
"I once worked in an unairconditioned elevator parts factory in Chicago for an entire summer. It was like being in a turn-of-the-century novel about factory workers who die from whooping cough." Greg Mottola, director of Superbad and some of the best episodes of Arrested Development, is having a ... More >>
We noticed freenapkin.com; now here's the Craigslist freebie Twitter feed, Free_NewYork. There you can get a free four-person hot tub -- but "please take it only if you need it." Since Paterson's "hiring freeze," Albany's payroll gained more than 8,000 salaries, says the Buffalo News. BuffNews al ... More >>
Greg Mottola gets his revenge
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James Powderly et alia are back from Chinese detention, and claim rough treatment in custody, including threats against themselves and their families, the third degree, sleep and water deprivation, and the theft of thousands of dollars worth of video equipment, reports the New York Sun. They had bee ... More >>
Watching a career sore. And hearing amid the praise for Day-Lewis: 'Huston. We have a problem.'
Yes, yes, we know. This was the YEAR OF APATOW. Beg to differ?
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Geeky, freaky teen virgins attempt to get knocked up in Superbad, produced by guess who?