The Addams Family

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2013

    The Time LL Cool J Rapped as a Genetically Modified Shark

    Thursday night, veteran rhymesmith and mic controller LL Cool J leads the charge of hip-hop's all time greats, including Ice Cube, Public Enemy and De La Soul, for a night of rap royalty at Roseland Ballroom. While Mr. Cool James has given us over 25 years of undisputed rap classics, he's also been ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2012

    Jackie Hoffman Says Woody Allen Is a Self-Loathing Jew When It Comes To Women

    I saw the queen of bitterness--best known for Hairspray, Xanadu, and The Addams Family--in concert last night at 54 Below and thrilled to her succession of lashings, hilariously pulled off. For example: *She was horrified to read in the New York Times that Patti LuPone opened the club on June 5. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2011

    Live: Secret Project Robot Gets Re-Animated In Bushwick

    ​Knyfe Hyts (The New) Secret Project Robot Thursday, October 20 Better than: Buzz. Coming through the nearly unmarked door on Melrose Street in Bushwick, one could be forgiven for thinking that the dozen bedraggled people sitting around in the dark on thrift store couches, surrounded by e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2011

    The Best Sitcom Theme Songs In History

    ​Let's stick to the really old ones--and let's not include any instrumentals, OK? By far the most delightfully informative and/or amusing ones are: 7) The theme from Alice Broadway baby Linda Lavin belting "There's a New Girl In Town" was brash and fun and set the tone for the fish-out-of- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    My Book Is Available For Ordering

    ​My newest book, Fork on the Left, Knife in The Back, has an official pub date of September 1, but one of my millions of fans (shut up) has alerted me to the fact that it's available on Amazon and in fact she was just told her copy shipped right away. It's a preemie baby, and such a cutie!

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2011

    Tracy Morgan Slammed In Broadway Bares

    ​ Tonight's Broadway Bares -- the stripping and dancing revue at Roseland benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS -- had a "Masterpiece" theme, with Baby It's You!'s Beth Leavel taunting the crowd by leering, "Are you ready to get a piece?" And there were plenty for the taking. In one s ... More >>

  • Columns

    May 25, 2010

    Large Erection Headed Toward Angelina Jolie

    I do a full Gaynor! . . . over Mitzi and over Reichen Lehmkuhl; Friars toast David Dinkins

  • Voice Choices

    April 27, 2010
  • Blogs

    April 14, 2010

    This Week's Voice: MGMT, Paul Motian, Here Lies Love, Fassbinder's World on a Wire, and More

    MGMT. You're wearing two different socks, dude. Photo by Josh Cheuse​In this week's Village Voice, Rob Harvilla on the gleeful self-sabotage of MGMT, Francis Davis looks back on the work of jazz's Paul Motian, and Theon Weber reviews David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's Here Lies Love tribute to Imel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    And Now Let's Play "Find Jimmy Rollins In The MC Hammer Video"

    ​During Game 1 of the World Series last night, Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins was graced with one of the more remarkable fun-fact infographics in TV-baseball history: "Appeared in several MC Hammer videos in the late '80s." Now that is a fun fact. Let's see if we can find him.

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2009

    You Can Be a Movie Star With Yoostar

    Yoostar is a magical-computer form of cinema karaoke whereby you're filmed saying lines from a classic movie scene and then can promptly see the scene with you in it! It's the quickest rush since crack cocaine!

  • Columns

    September 29, 2009

    Gay Celebs Descend on Atlantic City!

    Out and about, and then back here to walk in Nancy Sinatra's boots.

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2009

    Daniel Craig at a New York Gay Club!

    ​Yes, he most surely was, as reported in this week's column [CLICK HERE], which is more packed with good stuff than a circuit queen's butt at the Black Party. Read this invigorating opus and you will also learn about:

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2007

    Live: Wolf Parade at the Warsaw, 08.19.07

    photo from the Warsaw show by Jean-Pierre A. Gary Wolf Parade Warsaw Sunday, August 19 Dystopian square-dances, demented waltzes, eroding polkas. Wolf Parade have more than a whiff of the Addams Family about them, a whimsical sense of cartoon horror and entropy, Cousin It warbling sweet lullabies ... More >>

  • Music

    July 10, 2007

    The Show Must Go On and On and On

    Doug E. Fresh leads a delighted Brooklyn crowd down a Frosted Flake–filled memory lane

  • Columns

    December 23, 2003
  • News

    March 12, 2002

    Beauty and the East

    Can the Nets Survive a Bashing by the Ugly Stick of Playoff Ball?

  • News

    December 28, 1999

    Gary Ruskin's Christmas Present

    Right Joins Naderite in Dicey Situation

  • Long Island Voice

    November 2, 1999