As you know, Tennessee Williams' culture-clash classic A Streecar Named Desire is coming to Broadway any moment now, featuring a cast of color.
Well, at a Drama Desk panel discussion at Sardi's the other day, Blair Underwood--who's playing the old Brando role, the brutish Stanley Kowalski--said he' ... More >>
Shtick meets solemnity in the 1971 musical Godspell, conceived by John-Michael Tebelak, with a durably catchy score by Stephen Schwartz.
It's a series of New Testament parables as rendered by a troupe wearing colorful vintage castoffs and indulging in comedy gags and vaudeville turns that or ... More >>
A Farmville-esque game where users sell weed launched in beta this week on Facebook. This isn't an example of high-tech countercultural entrepreneurialism; it's to promote the Showtime program Weeds. The game is called "Weeds Social Club" and it was developed by Ecko|Code, the technology arm ... More >>
Here's a hilarious story coming the internet's way from Zombie Forbes/Slant: an executive at a billion-dollar hedge fund was caught running an extensive marijuana farm out of her house. Her boyfriends insists the cops have it all wrong; they're just farming goats, he claims. Clients of the Co ... More >>
Jason CrepsNeko Case: Totally excited to be one of Jakob Dylan's legs.The Thermals' popularity is understandable: Despite their Portland origins, they transcended cultural boundaries and wrote Canada's quintessential punk-rock anthem, "Canada." Plus they're semi-responsible for getting Mary L ... More >>
Emmy-nominated The Family Guy featuring Emmy-nominated Seth MacFarlane.
For us the joy of the Emmy Nominations, announced this morning, is in the less-well-known categories. We see that there are only two shows, for instance, up for Outstanding Children's Nonfiction Program: Grandpa, Do You Know ... More >>
Some guy's leg and foot on the subway, via twitpic.
We love Mary Louise Parker as much as anybody, maybe more, but find it hard to credit her claim that she was "goaded" into a nude scene in an (upcoming!) episode of Weeds and is "bitter" about it. She's, like, naked in everything. Here is a practic ... More >>