The economy sucks, and so do President Obama's poll numbers. Yet many smart people think Obama's got a chance at reelection next year. Why? Because he gets to run against the nominee of the Republican Party, which seems hellbent on throwing the election. In the GOP's latest slapstick routine, put ... More >>
Dan Weiss is the author of the blog Ask a Guy Who Likes Fat Chicks and he's profiled in this week's feature, "Guys Who Like Fat Chicks." He put together a list of ten males who appreciate larger ladies in Western mass culture because, frankly, there aren't all that many. Fat Admirers do exist, and ... More >>
The feds' big new sweep is just one more try
Julie LohnesTug of War, 2009, video stillArt blogger-turned-curator Olympia Lambert is getting the hell out of New York and taking a bunch of artists with her. Escape From New York, her latest art show, which opens May 15, is just that -- a massive pilgrimage through the sticky streets of Che ... More >>
Earlier this week, I was having a drink with a fellow content producer after work and the internet came up (imagine that). We got into talking about the daily arc of a "blog" and the different types of posts that make up the web we read: news aggregation and write-arounds, original reported pieces, ... More >>
"A con man trying to impersonate Paul Simon was arrested for trying to take money out of the singer's bank account," reports the Post. Though the man, named Rafael Ramos, had the singer's social security and bank account numbers, "the teller became suspicious after realizing the suspect is 10 ... More >>
All dogs go to heaven. Yours will probably get there in an urn.
In the next column, I talk to Jeff Daniels about his new movie The Answer Man, but also about Broadway's Tony winning God of Carnage, in which he costars with James Gandolfini in a rare stage role. I had heard that Gandolfini wanted to do everything imaginable to not dominate the play p.r.-wise and ... More >>
Paul Simon Beacon Theater February 13 Consider the slack, orgasmic vagueness that invades Paul Simons face as, down below, his right hand twitches, by reflex alone, into the first four chords of "Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard"--a song that appears, even when being played by the man who wrot ... More >>
A not-so-bright wiseguy faces the music in the school-bus scandal
More Looney Tunes noir and psychiatrist's-couch pathos from Danger Mouse and Cee-Lo
What's life like for a child of the Patriot Act?
Cops and teachers cry poverty, but it's minority day care workers who feel the pinch
Polly Jean Harvey goes home to the self-imposed alienation that all of us know so well
Tough guys, cold cash, and an old hotel: bribery charges haunt carpenters' chief
On the couch with photographer Shellburne Thurber: 'I realized this is really strange'
Nice and sleazy does it: L.A. porn moguls and Jersey mob bosses keep it all in the family
Hip-Hop, R&B, Dancehall, Crunk, Grime, er, Music by Black People
No More Beating Around the Bush
Upstanding Suburban Citizen Eminem Sets the Fatherhood Standard
New York's Most Romantic Restaurants
His Private Matters are Daily Fodder for Consumption
Conservative, gifted, and black: too different for 'diversity'?
The View From Gatien's Camp
Even Mobsters Get the Blahs