Editor's note: In Tweets is Watching, Phillip Mlynar asks local artists questions based solely on the contents of their Twitter timeline. Talib Kweli is gearing up to release his fifth solo album, Prisoner of Consciousness, on May 7th. The project features collaborations with Kendrick Lamar, Curren ... More >>
Fifteen years ago today, Comedy Central's hit South Park first aired its iconic "Mr. Hankey the Christmas Poo" episode. Along with introducing the notion of "Christmas poo" into seasonal holiday conversations, it offered the first major glimpse of co-creator Trey Parker's song-writing capabilities. ... More >>
If Mother Nature hasn't already shaken you to the core, and you find yourself in need of a good scary movie this Halloween, New York's Troma Studios have got you covered. Most known for the cult classics The Toxic Avenger and Class of Nuke 'Em High, Troma holds the distinction of being the world's l ... More >>
A favorite showbiz revue returns with knives drawn
Behind the scenes at how South Park mounted a musical missionary-position
In our weekly edition, Elizabeth Dwoskin's cover story "Killing Mom and Dad" tells a horrific, but humanizing tale about Eric Bellucci, whose slip into schizophrenia culminated in the stabbing deaths of his mother and father late last year. For the first time, the surviving children of the Be ... More >>
Yes, Today show host Kathie Lee Gifford and I are the focal points of the print campaign for the smash Broadway musical The Book of Mormon! That's the one about Mormons going to Uganda and spreading lies, which results in the Ugandan natives putting on a fabulous musical revue!
The South Park guys whip up an unstable mix of grim facts and showbiz hoopla
I'm quite certain that The Book of Mormon is the only current Broadway musical with the song lyric, "Fuck you, God, in your ass, mouth, and cunt--and the eye!" And I defy anyone to get offended. Except Mormons. The show--done by the South Park guys with the help of an Avenue Q writer--manag ... More >>
Book of Mormon No, that's not me talking. I don't believe in God, so why on earth would I tell Her to fuck off? It happens to be a line from The Book of Mormon, the reportedly wacky musical by the South Park guys that just started previews on Broadway.
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