Coming of rage
I really admired Les Miserables. No, it's not perfect--there are too many crying, singing closeups--but I still found it astonishingly done, the first great movie musical since Chicago. But as you know, it's been dividing people more than anything since Coke Zero. Here's what someone on the All Th ... More >>
Today we're handing the keys to the blog to spook rock pioneer Alice Cooper. Here he talks about a few music artists doing him proud. By Alice Cooper See Also: - Ten Creepy Movies That Scare the Hell Out of Alice Cooper - The 25 Creepiest Heavy Metal Album Covers
Parties are more fun behind a mask
Get ready for the ruins
Richard Caplan for CoreWe love real estate. Especially WTF/How Is This Even Possible? real estate, like New York City apartments with indoor pools and swings and slides that one can use to travel from room to room. And apartments inspired by submarines! Such an apartment is currently for sale ... More >>
Rising star Mia Wasikowska had a great year in 2010, as the title character in Tim Burton's eye popping Alice in Wonderland and as the inquisitive daughter in The Kids Are All Right. And Mia isn't exactly M.I.A. this year either. She stars in Cary Fukunaga's melancholy, effective version of ... More >>
"I look like the Brawny Paper Towel Guy before his bone-marrow transplant." Pics by Santiago Felipe.Conan O'Brien And Friends Radio City Music Hall Tuesday, June 1 "The Masturbating Bear was onstage!" marvels a satisfied customer, strolling down Sixth Avenue immediately after Conan O' ... More >>
Food writer and cook Nigel Slater's bestselling memoir Toast will be made into a BBC One drama, and Helena Bonham Carter will play Slater's stepmother. Freddie Highmore, who starred in Tim Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, will play Slater. [BBC] With Dean Poll unable to appease f ... More >>
Old School or New School? The choice is yours.Today, the New York Times takes note of the Museum of Modern Art catering to tourists who're too vapid unfamiliar with our city to sort out the name of their contemporary art outpost in Long Island City, P.S. 1. Thus, the Museum of Modern art has ... More >>
A documentary about the lucrative rebirth of Disney's animation arm between the years 1984 and 1994
We're not in Wonderland anymore
I look at "Playing with Pictures," the small exhibition of Victorian photo-collage tucked in the recesses of the Metropolitan Museum, and I see the participatory future... as well as the remote past, not to mention the present moment, as a new-fangled manifestation of photo-graphic impurity a ... More >>
T-shirt design from jinx.comDid you maybe hear that the new Twilight movie is out?
West Africa Story: Fela!. Photo by Chad GriffithIn this week's Village Voice, Rob Harvilla writes the back story to and guesses at the future of Fela!, the Fela Kuti Broadway biopic that is every bit as fantastic as it needs to be to survive--not that the fact will necessarily help it, in the ... More >>
Max and the gang's all here. Let the mild rumpus start!
WALL-E would never get out alive.
Twitpic by iamawizard. The week started with an underwear run and went downhill from there. President Obama's Supreme Court pick, Sonia Sotomayor, rocked the Judiciary Committee. He felt so good about that he released unexpected stimulus money for New York cops, and announced Medal of ... More >>
--Jack White says he hopes to start work on a solo album by the end of the year. The tidbit is only a sidebar in White's interview with the industry magazine Music Connection. The story also states White wants to work with drinking country icon George Jones. We'd gladly hold off on a new White Stri ... More >>
Stage and screen wrestle it out at the Brick's new fest
Not a bad lie to buy
Wynonna's backwoods backstory (and other therapy issues)
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Fall brings hope of a brave New World and a historic Violence
Gilliam mines the fear and loathing in Napoleonic Prussia for fantastic cartoon-Gothic fun
Batman and sobbin': Orphan grief and existential questions in a grim franchise retake
Kitty litter: Armed with bullwhip and skimpy leather catsuit, Berry coughs up a hairball
The Right Way to Infest
Italian Horror's Scream King
The optimist's guide to the Millennium's final fall-movie crop
A rundown of the season's movies handpicked for their potential wondrousness or probable woefulness.