This week in Cheap Laughs, we have erotic fan fiction, hot blows struck for gay equality, improv marathons, Friday pantheons, World Cup cares, current affairs, and at the end of it all, just a Nice Boy Telling Nice Jokes. Let's get into it. Here's our rundown of the best in independently produced Ne ... More >>
Last week's State of the Union address should have been easy innings for rightbloggers: Just talk about how Obama stinks and get back to Benghazi. But the President threw a curve: He alluded, albeit vaguely, to that "income equality" thing the kids are all talking about. It was an obvious trap, but ... More >>
This week in New York comedy, we're all about story. The Creek and the Cave hosts its Rifftown show, highlighting the best off-the-cuff raconteurs in town. Josh Accardo and Kambri Crews deliver one-person shows with professional stand-up chops. And The Moth's Adam Wade--so adorable, he's essentially ... More >>
By Nate Jackson What would music be without a beat, a rhythm or a backbone? Though they qualify as the first instruments ever created, the drums are probably the last thing most music fans can live without. And while we worship plenty of drummers in modern music, there are some Gods of Thunder who ... More >>
Summer concert season means jamming to the familiar hiss of 'hippie crack'
The people behind the Snuggie know they are bugging the crap out of you, and it's working out pretty well for them. The cultural impact of the sleeved blanket, largely due to those unbelievably campy commercials by Allstar Marketing Group, might've exceeded that of any other "As seen on TV" produc ... More >>
All dogs go to heaven. Yours will probably get there in an urn.
Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, "Cold Son" (MP3) Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, "Baltimore" (MP3) Guess which one of these people has a man-crush on Caron Butler? Pavement questions are like "getting questions about the giant monsoon you survived but [that] killed your whole family" Stephen Malkmus' ... More >>
John Sayles has written and directed sixteen films and been nominated twice for the Academy Award for screenwriting, yet the filmmaker lists some surprising influences. “I never thought about being a writer. A writer wasn't something I wanted to be,” Sayles says over fried oysters and countless ... More >>
A city councilman and the cops don't want you to have that Geiger counter without their permission
TV on the Radio guy thinks so
Mandate for the new majority: Curb the president's power to torture
American cult idol: Johnston battles demons and cultivates genius in radiantly graceful doc
The Senate voted today to confirm Judge Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court by a 58-42 margin. Rhode Island's Lincoln Chafee was the only Republican to vote "no." So did Jim Jeffords, the Vermont Republican-turned-independent. Four DemocratsRobert Byrd of West Virginia, North Dakota's Kent Conra ... More >>
Why the White House Won't Release Its Katrina Papers
The great regional frankfurters, in NYC
There's a long, rich history of big-time talkers. You have a few hours?
The RIAA runs its lawsuits as a volume business, and sometimes downloaders just gotta settle
In Sri Lanka, mothers' breasts ache for phantom children. What will it take to rebuild?
A compilation of electoral college crash courses
Nearing high noon, Cheney takes his tough-guy shtick to the hustings
Steel Tariff Provokes Brits to Focus on Key U.S. States
Jack and Meg Find a Little Place to Fight 'Em Off
A Talk With 'Being America' Author Purdy
Now That We've Lost the Anti-War, We Need the Peace Movement More Than Ever
Scared Congress Seeks Shelter in Nuclear Henhouse
DJ Music Builds Its Way Out of the Velvet-Rope Underground
Polluters Fight Global Warmingand Government RegulationWith a New Market in Emissions Credits
Gross-Out Web Show Sickens Crowd in Tompkins Square Park
Hillary Moves In
Starr's Strikes Forever