The Golden Girls

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    September 17, 2014
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    March 5, 2014
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    December 4, 2013
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    June 24, 2013

    Collections, Brooklyn's Newest Vintage Outpost, Brings a Bit of North Carolina to Bushwick

    Last night, Collections, Bushwick's newest vintage outpost, hosted a formal opening party replete with a well-stocked mini bar and (maybe consequently) a decent portion of every street-style trendsetter and Jemima Kirke dress-alike ever to grace the Morgan L stop.

  • Film

    May 29, 2013
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    February 8, 2013

    IOffer Is A Great Place For Bargains

    Yes, Amazon and ebay are terrific resources, but is an extra fabulous "place to buy, sell, and trade." The inexpensive womens handbags, clutches, and wallets on the homepage alone are enough to make your head spin. But it turns out they have mens clothes too! And clicking on Movies & T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2012

    Everything Went Wrong At The Emmys

    That's the thesis of The Wrap's Tim Molloy, who questioned some of the choices made in the envelopes--and in the telecast itself--last night. For example, Molloy thinks it was weird to pick Two And a Half Men's Jon Cryer as Best Actor in a Comedy over candidates like Don Cheadle, Alec Baldwin, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2012

    Betty White Meets Obama, Drops "White Power" Presidential Bid

    The black/gay "Kumbaya" moment continues. First we had President Barack Obama support same-sex marriage, followed by the NAACP and a bevy of black leaders getting on the gay rights bandwagon. Then we had Gay Inc support the end of racial profiling. And now we have gay icon Betty White meeting wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2012

    Dallas Is Back With The Same People! What Next?

    The oil-drilling prime-time soap Dallas has been resurrected by TNT, which is using some of the original cast members--like Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy, and Linda Gray--to reprise their iconic roles. And I think it's great! After all, no one complained when Yul Brynner did The King and I one more ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2012

    When Rufus Wainwright Met Bea Arthur, It Wasn't Pretty

    Singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright tells this story to friends: Ages ago, he was going through a rough, lonely, isolated, messy period, and Golden Girls airings always provided comfort for him. (Been there!)

  • Columns

    April 11, 2012
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    March 21, 2012


    Break out the leisure suits and lamé

  • Voice Choices

    September 14, 2011


    You're invited to a faux drag queen wedding

  • 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 >>

  • Columns

    June 29, 2011

    'Hot In Cleveland' Gals Sex Up NYC!

    Sitcoms' oldies talk about their new golden years on TV Land

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2011

    'Hot in Cleveland' And 'Happily Divorced' Gals Sex Up NYC!

    Photo: Andrew Werner​In my blithely readable new column, I talk to some of the biggest stars invading your living room on a nightly basis. *The Hot In Cleveland stars, who are the new Golden Girls--though in the case of one of them, she's the old Golden Girl. *The people behind Fran Drescher ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    Betty White Reveals Why Bea Arthur Hated Her!

    ​We know full well how Bea Arthur felt about her Golden Girls costar Betty White, partly thanks to all those years when Rue McClanahan ran around saying that Bea called Betty a c-word. In Rue's book, there was also the darling little anecdote about how Bea was pissed when Betty was the first ... More >>

  • Books

    March 30, 2011

    Spring Arts Guide: 10 Semi-Erudite Choices for Spring Literature

    Rimbaud, meet Betty White. Plus David Foster Wallace, Tayari Jones, and other spring books picks.

  • Film

    March 23, 2011
  • Voice Choices

    March 16, 2011

    60 IS THE NEW 25

    Hold on to that girdle—it’s gonna be a long night

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2011

    'Baby Drag Queens' Taking Over the Ivy League!

    Geri Visco​ When I went to Columbia University, there were no drag queens in sight except for an occasional professor who'd accidentally put on his wife's halter top. But the other night at the very same school -- 800 years later, mind you -- the place was positively crawling with them. It ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    The 10 Best NYC events of 2010

    Paul Quitoriano​ Whenever we tell people what we do for a living we always get the same thing: "You must know what's going on in the city all the time," and "You must get invited to the best events." Well, yes and yes. But recommending events every freaking day of the year to you eccentric New ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    Leslie Nielsen: Our 10 Favorite Moments (VIDEO)

    ​We loved you, Leslie Nielsen, not just for your well-known roles as Lt. Frank Drebin of Police Squad! and the Naked Gun movies, and the high-flying Dr. Rumack in Airplane!, but for passing gas on live TV without shame and taking Dorothy Zbornak as a bride. Here are our top ten favorite momen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2010

    How You Know You're a Gay Man

    ​"If upon initial approach, people mistake you for Lady Gaga. "If you think the Super Bowl is a new culinary product line at Williams-Sonoma. "If the positions 'pitcher' and 'catcher' conjure up something other than your favorite baseball team.

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2010

    Chatting With The Big Gay Ice Cream Truck's Doug Quint: Keeping Cool, Neil Gaiman, and a New Golden Girls-Inspired Flavor

    Donny TsangDoug Quint plies his wares.​Yesterday, we spoke with Doug Quint, the endlessly amiable co-proprietor of the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck. Today, our conversation continues, as Quint enlightens us about staying cool, Neil Gaiman's ice cream cone, and his newest Golden Girls-inspired creat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2010

    Hot In Cleveland Is The New Golden Girls

    ​I just realized it! TV Land's new hit sit-com is basically a revamp of Golden Girls, but with slightly different age brackets. Watch an episode and you'll soon enough realize that tart-tongued Wendy Malick is basically the modern day Bea Arthur.

  • Voice Choices

    June 8, 2010


    Mimi Imfurst stars in this Golden Girls spoof

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    RIP, Rue McClanahan

    ​She's gone. Rue McClanahan, who so memorably vamped it up as the narcissistic but lovable Southern belle Blanche on Golden Girls, is now in the sit-com land in the sky.

  • Voice Choices

    March 2, 2010


    Will Betty White show up tonight?

  • Voice Choices

    July 28, 2009


    The Golden Girl drops it like it's hot

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2009

    Bea Arthur, 1922-2009

    Bea Arthur, who passed this weekend, was best known for her TV work as Maude and as Dorothy on The Golden Girls, for which she won Emmys, but she was also a stage veteran who played Lucy Brown in the famous Theatre De Lys production of The Threepenny Opera -- her booming, wised-up voice can be heard ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    February 18, 2009


    Night of a thousand grannies

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2009

    Golden Girls Moving To One More Lanai

    In the future, there will be Cher, cockroaches, and The Golden Girls. The beloved '80s sitcom about four cantankerous and slutty but lovable old broads has played so long on Lifetime that I've gotten my AARP card along with the characters. And now I've been informed that they're moving to the Hallma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2008

    Sex and the City in Diapers

    As you know, Candace Bushnell has revealed that she's writing prequel books to Sex and the City, delving into the characters' earlier years before they were strumpets and commentators. Well, since the movie was basically a sequel (and there'll be more of them; these gals will eventually become the G ... More >>

  • Film

    July 10, 2007

    Queer as Folk

    If you can't fix it, you gotta stand it? The 'Adam Sandler gay-marriage movie' crassly disagrees.

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    June 27, 2006
  • Screens

    July 12, 2005

    Almost Famous

    Reality TV spawns spin-offs: Wannabes compete for spots and hope to become Mega Stars

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    October 28, 2003
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    September 23, 2003
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    September 16, 2003
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    October 29, 2002
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    October 1, 2002
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    May 21, 2002
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    February 26, 2002
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    January 22, 2002
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    March 6, 2001
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    January 23, 2001