Yesterday's stars at today's prices
This week's column is an explosive jaunt to a New Jersey autograph show (Kevin Clement's Chiller Theatre), where you could buy signed photos of your favorite cult stars or simply ogle them from a safe distance. Angelo Pitillo went up in their faces and captured the magique.
About a year ago, the movie Bridesmaids opened in the U.S. and was the subject of a rather unusual awareness campaign. Female movie fans, largely independently of the film's producers, compelled women to go see the film in its opening weekend and defy common Hollywood wisdom that non-rom-com movies ... More >>
Cassandra (Tia Carrere): You've heard it? Wayne (Mike Myers): Exqueeze me? Have I seen this one before? Frampton Comes Alive?! Everybody in the world has Frampton Comes Alive. If you lived in the suburbs you were issued it. It came in the mail with samples of Tide. Wayne's World 2 (1993) Fo ... More >>
To reenact this scene, you'd have to travel 1,360.1 miles from the Empire State Building. With his developer-friendly real estate policies, Bloomberg has opened the floodgates to fast-food franchises. Ten years ago we had a fraction of what we have now, and ma-and-pa eateries prevailed at ... More >>
Starring. All photos by Georgia KralWhile Baltimore-based one-man guitar chorus Ecstatic Sunshine never made it to Ridgewood, Queens for Friday's Silent Barn-hosted benefit for the local DIY broadsheet Showpaper, Dan Friel of experimental Brooklyn act Parts and Labor did. Those in attendance ... More >>
Some thoughts on last night's American Idol results show: -- So Casey James is now back in the welcoming arms of total and complete obscurity. Nice one, America! High fives all around! I was vaguely terrified that Casey would somehow sneak his way into the top two, but no, no coup for medioc ... More >>
all photos by Rebecca SmeyneDavid Yow, Halloween saviour Jesus Lizard Bad Brains Empty warehouse, North 10th Street Saturday, October 31 So you go to the much-ballyhooed Vice Halloween Party, the 15th anniversary bash in Williamsburg that the lifestyle brand reportedly dropped $250,000 to throw. Y ... More >>
Dissenting opinions aside, we enjoy Young Dro's Wayne's World-informed enthusiasm for the finer things in life, even when those things are Yung L.A. or three endless minutes of "Right Now (Na Na Na)". Who else would get this exited about some random sample? "Hey man--we got Big on the hook! Bad Boy ... More >>
John McCain started it with his "Celebrity" ad that compared Barack Obama to Paris Hilton and Britney Spears. Kathy Hilton, Paris' mom and a McCain supporter, denounced the ad, calling it a "complete waste of the country's time and attention." Paris never saw a publicity stunt she didn't like, so sh ... More >>
A little background for all you Vampire Weekend fans. Hugs and Kisses is a weekly Sound of the City column from UK-based music writer Mr. Everett True, author of Nirvana: The Biography (da Capo Press)--one more book about one of the most overrated bands of the Nineties--and publisher of Plan B Magaz ... More >>
Wayne's World, except in a Williamsburg attic: The Impossible Shapes TUESDAY, MARCH 27 Essie Jain & Kelley McRae & Alice Smith @ Mercury Lounge The Rub, Juiceboxxx, Dre Skull @ Webster Hall [Free with RSVP] Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 @ Knitting Factory [Info] Snow Patrol, OK Go, Silversun Picku ... More >>
It's the chronicwhat?woes of freeware Web television
Feminine Masculine: Some pleasant pre-op photo ops and an unfortunate true story
Movies Play Catch-up With the Clubbing-and-Drugging Scene
Fox Gets a Mascot, Showtime Gets SmartIs This August or What?