Andy Karl, Broadway's Rocky Balboa, on motivational anthems and Rocky's musical legacy
TONIGHT at 7 p.m., co-authors of the newly published 2pac vs. Biggie: An Illustrated History of Rap's Greatest Battle Jeff Weiss and Evan McGarvey will be reading their book live at the Housing Works Bookstore Café. They'll be joined by HOT 97 host DJ Peter Rosenburg and Duck Down Music CEO Dru H ... More >>
After the tragedy at Newtown, New York had one of the quickest legislative responses in the country. A month later, the state Senate and Assembly had voted to expand the state's definition of assault weapons, banning military-style upgrades on semi-automatic rifles and certain features on handguns, ... More >>
Ass kicking, Plato-style
In Facebook messages that have since been taken down, Sage Stallone's 18-year-old-cousin Edd Filiti lashed out at Sly Stallone and wife Jennifer Flavin, claiming they have some culpability in Sage's death--quite possibly by drug OD--the other day. Filiti claimed that Sly had cut off his son, and he ... More >>
The Raven is not the Poe drama you deserve
You didn't think I'd let the ladies get all the glory to themselves, did you? Your choices are as follows: *Robin Williams in Patch Adams Granted the material was syrupy to the point of vomit-inducing, but he didn't have to go along with it so eagerly, did he?
"Reality rap" was once a phrase invoked by gangsta rappers to defend their music against moral outcry from the mainstream media and pesky suburban dwellers. These days, the term largely refers to the slew of emcees lining up to star in their own TV shows. While Boogie Down Productions associa ... More >>
Presenting your All Tomorrow's Parties NY House band. . . In the early 2000's, the shits 'n' giggles folks at snarkier-than-thou Chunklet Magazine plopped recording engineer god and Shellac guitarorrist Steve Albini on its cover, screaming: Is This Guy The Biggest Asshole In Rock? That infamous is ... More >>
Phoenix, Arizona! The fifth most populated city in the country. It's the capital of Arizona, the Grand Canyon State! It's also -- as the center of the United States' immigration crisis with two sides viciously battling over the future of millions of people -- the place where the most people i ... More >>
Celebrate the Fourth of July with Eldridge Cleaver and the always revolutionary Sly Stallone
Your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power. Rambo Coloring & Activity BookAuthor: Frank Stinga and Carrie FinkPublisher: Modern PublishingDate: ... More >>
Your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power. Do Cats Have ESP? Author: Jeane Dixon Publisher: Aaron Publishing Group Date: 1998 Discovered at: Salvation ... More >>
Nature Theater of Oklahoma takes you to hell and back
Private eye to the stars Anthony Pellicano seemed above the law, cheerfully tapping the phones of even stars like Sylvester Stallone, Keith Carradine and Kevin Nealon to give his clients (mostly Hollywood players) an edge in their negotiations, which may be why he didn't notice that he was being inv ... More >>
The biggest turkey of the year was the one I bought at Whole Foods and filled with M&M's for a very sweet Thanksgiving Day spent blissfully solo. (Kidding. I indulged in that great American tradition--Chinese buffet--with the whole messy extended family.) But there were so many other gigantic turkey ... More >>
The joy of DIY filmmaking persists in Son of Rambow
Plus, Mexicans who hate illegals
Morgan Spurlock makes us look bad, plus (separate!) films on baseball and steroids shine.
20 years later, our bandannad national treasure is still kicking ass and taking names
Chatting with Legally Blonde's Orfeh. Plus: Outtakes from the urban-myth closet.
For the week of January 24-30, 2007
Another sequel, another chance for Rocky to persevere for America
A richness of televisual embarrassments: The annual duds
A history of celebrity sex tapes, real and fake, from Joan Crawford to Paris Hilton
Once Upon a Time in America
Mon Amour Tokyo
Thrillers! Satires! Westerns! Indies! Blockbusters! Sequels!