Tomorrow is the fourth of July, which means the celebration of American independence from Great Britain, which means Americans gathering in various wide-open spaces in order to watch things blow up. The big New York fireworks party is sponsored by Macy's, with the featured entertainment being none o ... More >>
Welcome to Sound of the City's liveblog of the 2011 American Music Awards, the annual salute to the most popular popular music that exists in the American wild this year. While Lady Gaga and Adele and Beyoncé are absent, this year's show apparently has one performance that will cost $500,000 to pul ... More >>
We've long wondered about the dapper gentlemen we always see on our way to and from Voice Headquarters, standing outside the gentrified hotels of the Bowery. What must they think? What must they see? We took to the streets to ask a few questions of the bellmen of the Cooper Square Hotel and t ... More >>
via CBSThere's evidence that at least one person was involved in creating two fake Twitter accounts with the intent to gather information about Anthony Weiner, the Times reports. One phony account was of an alleged 16-year-old girl who tried to get Weiner to be her prom date; another one posed as ... More >>
Can the real Lebowski please stand up?
Don't you just get all riled up when politicians impose on the rights of our population's most discriminated demographic, Pale People? The Washington Post reports that, in fact, some people actually do. Cries of "reverse racism" are ringing in response to Obama's tax on cancer boxes because, ... More >>
Girls rock through the ages
Papermag.com passes along word of the NO H8 campaign, a celebrity protest of California's risible, gay-marriage-squashing Proposition 8 -- the movement seems to consist of lush photos of semi-luminaries (Ashley & Pete, Tara Reid, Mark Hoppus, Taylor Dayne (!!!)) with their mouths taped shut and "N ... More >>
Uncle Jesse says hi On last night's episode of The City, the gang (regrettably sans Olivia and Allie) headed to South Beach for a change of scenery. It's too cold in New York for bare-ass bikini wear, and besides, this is what this clique does best: side-shot T&A and handsome, arm-candy dudes to og ... More >>
"The best way to get over a guy is to get under another one" It's official: The honeymoon on The City, if there ever was one, is over. The cast, obliged by MTV to party, work, and live together, obviously dislike one another, and they're all making it extremely apparent; for this alone, I'd like t ... More >>
Jenn Harris as Britney. Britney Spears' life would surely make for a fabulous Greek tragedy—even though HER idea of one is a Greek salad with too much feta cheese—but can the pop tart's bizarre plight constitute a tragiCOMEDY? Maybe, if the facts are altered a little bit for a more dramatically ... More >>
'He never just told the story'
From 'Memoirs of a Geisha' to Gwen Stefani's Harujuku Girls, Asians get lost in translation
Field of Cream
Moviegoers Avoid Big-Budget Pitfalls