This comes from a source, not from me first-hand, because my invite obviously got lost in the mail along with all the other good stuff. Anyway, the first one to leap to their feet at the curtain? Ali MacGraw, who was way ahead of everyone else! I guess Ali liked the part where Bette's character (a ... More >>
On Saturday, January 12, My Last Supper and a few big name chefs will join forces to support Sandy relief efforts. But before you grab your elastic waist pants and skip lunch, know this -- the evening will run as a variety show with the finger-wagging title, "Shame on Sandy". [See More Edible News: ... More >>
Why real sex in real movies never quite works
Big-time director/producer Tony Scott tragically jumped to his death yesterday. He was known for blockbuster movies like Top Gun, Days of Thunder, and The Last Boy Scout--big-budget action flicks with major names acting out all sorts of physical hijinks. But my favorite Scott film by far is his 19 ... More >>
Russell Brand at Occupy Wall StreetLast night, as a driving rain fell on Lower Manhattan and the General Assembly of Occupy Wall Street debated whether to authorize a statement condemning the Democratic Party as a bought-and-paid for agent of corrupt Wall Street interests, Russell Brand visit ... More >>
The national pastime of the U.S.? The sports capital of the U.S.? If you dont know the score, well tell you.
Esther ZuckermanAt the roller rink birthday parties of my youth there were always the people I like to call "the show-offs." They would skate laps around everyone, do tricks and put the rest of us, clinging onto the railing, trying to stay upright, to shame. I was prepared to meet some of ... More >>
Sitcom stars of yore, starry-eyed autograph hounds collide in New Jersey
Got three hours and 41 minutes? LCD Soundsystem, Liquid Liquid Saturday, April 2 Madison Square Garden Better Than: Seeing the Strokes there on Friday. Midway through the evocative "Someone Great," James Murphy wiped his cheek with his hand. Maybe he was crying. Or maybe he was sweating. It could ... More >>
Halloween is nearly upon us. You don't have a costume yet, because you're a music nerd. We are here to help. Abandon your half-assed Lady Gaga concept and try these practical suggestions instead.
all photos by Rebecca SmeyneThe new King and Queen of the misfit teens. Of Montreal, Janelle Monae Terminal 5 Saturday, September 18 Better than: Any music currently being made by actual teenage girls. In a characteristically intellectual/saucy dis on his new album False Priest, Of Montreal fron ... More >>
Anna Wintour, Diddy, and Oprah got their rap on like it was 1998. MTV's Jersey Shore is being sued for profiting off of... being Jersey Shore. Letterman's extortionist is off to the hoosegow. The SexFraggle now known as Ke$ha played a Bat Mitzvah at Cipriani. These are Wednesday's Gossip Folk ... More >>
Earlier this morning, Gawker introduced the world to "Mike's Apartment," the supposed newest addition to the NYC nightlife scene. In a "reasonable-sized studio/loft downtown somewhere," goes the joke, the city's fashionable elites are gathering, fleeing the depredations of the Box and the shu ... More >>
To combat the dull economy, big movie stars have taken over Broadway's stages, trophy in hand, hoping people will see them in just about anything. And they pretty much will, though some of these stars are offering way more than just reading the phone book. Their lustrous likes include:
Thank heaven for little girls
It's anime on overdrive in the Wachowski's souped-up, tricked-out cartoon adaptation
The crossover king of Queens and a global armada make a triumphant return trip to Africa
Double-wide-eyed by an opera trailer at Carnegie Hall and by a Senate race out North Carolina way
Fairy-tale land and the real world collide to no good end in Enchanted
Tristan recounts her experience as a "sextra" in the provocative indie flick
Susan Sarandon, Cindy Sheehan, and Peaches bring it home
A Roundup of Thanksgiving and December Sales
A racist image heals a hurt in a way that has nothing, and everything, to do with racism
But Will Bush Hear the Message?
From Total Theater to 9-11 at the Edinburgh Festival
The Many Sides of Indie Film's Newest Siren
City Hall Has a New Boss. Wish It Were You?
Nader Tells New York Crowd to Grab the Reins
Targeting Silent Rappers: A Street Fight for Justice or Hip Hop McCarthyism?
A rundown of the season's movies handpicked for their potential wondrousness or probable woefulness.
Definitely honor-free will be Joseph Fiennes for Shakespeare (sorry, but the Bard didn't look like Rob Lowe).
A Winter Movie Preview
[Some Dates Guaranteed To Change]
'The Vagina Monologues' Seizes the Means of Production