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By Julie Seabaugh Between releasing stand-up special Mostly Sex Stuff on DVD and blu-ray, debuting the first 10 episodes of sketch/stand-up/interview series Inside Amy Schumer and announcing a 33-date national theater tour, native New Yorker Amy Schumer had one helluva 2013. There was also the mat ... More >>
The Coors Light-loving, California girls-hating, noise-pop-obsessive dudes in Brooklyn locals Shark? are helping lead an ever-bulging batch of on-the-rise indie rock bands who champion one another, play gigs together and have formed a camaraderie. Even, dare we say, a formidable scene, albeit with t ... More >>
Marina Abramovic is rolling out plans for her very own art institute in Hudson, NY and--sigh--she's using to Kickstarter to fund it.
On July 22, filmmaker Spike Lee joined the legions of artists on crowd-funding site Kickstarter, from Zach Braff funding a Garden State-like vehicle all the way to the writers printing poems with construction paper and glitter. The 3-minute long video is light on details about Lee's newest project, ... More >>
If you need even more shows to choose form, be sure to check out our comprehensive and constantly updated New York Concert Calendar. These are the 10 best this weekend.
Sorry James Franco, this Oz is neither great nor powerful
The Shins w/St. Lucia Terminal 5 Sunday, April 29 Better than: A Shins concert five years ago. Halfway through the Shins' show at Terminal 5 on Sunday, the Portland indie rockers found their groove. Maybe it was the generous clang of cowbell or the strobe lights that ushered in new song "No Way ... More >>
Second Stage mounts the actor's new comedy
MTV turns 30 on Monday. To celebrate, we're running a bunch of pieces on the channel, its legacy, and its future. Back when he was a music-obsessed teenager growing up on Long Island, and long before he started the influential music website Stereogum, Scott Lapatine never missed an episode o ... More >>
via @Z100NewYorkBackstage, will.i.am looked sad. But dry. The Black Eyed Peas & Friends The Great Lawn, Central Park Thursday, June 9 Better than: Sitting in Central Park and waiting for nothing to happen before the heat broke. The confusion started at around 5:15 p.m. last night, when NY ... More >>
Drive-in fun, no car needed
Pic via NYC TaperYes, we are quite fond of not-at-all-lo-fi Brooklyn rock band Mr. Dream. Yes, we know several of the dudes therein personally. And yes, there some of us were, Friday night at Glasslands, for a sold-out show capping a huge week for the band: Their debut album, Trash Hit, is ou ... More >>
via NY Daily NewsToday, Anne Hathaway and James Franco were named the hosts of this year's Academy Awards. The Daily News reports that Bruce Cohen and Don Mischer (the producers of the Oscars) said, "James Franco and Anne Hathaway personify the next generation of Hollywood icons -- fresh, exc ... More >>
The playwright serves up another savorless meringue
In 2007, current New York gubernatorial candidate Rick Lazio was a JPMorgan Chase executive, one who sent emails like all the other JPMorgan executives. The difference, though? Some of Lazio's emails -- which the Village Voice has now obtained and published -- show the details of just how inv ... More >>
Trust is a currently previewing off-Broadway play by Paul Weitz, with Zach Braff and Sutton Foster in lead roles. TV's Bobby Cannavale is also in it, and apparently he really stands out, according to a regular on a Broadway board who's chimed in about one of the selling points of his perform ... More >>
Zach Braff stars in Trust
The girl next door with a welcome weird streak, Sutton Foster may be the most talented performer who isn't a superstar yet. She's a hard working, creamy voiced, ultra likable singer/actor, and at her Cafe Carlyle opening night, she was introduced by Donna Murphy as "a teacher who thinks she' ... More >>
Scrubs star Zach Braff appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live this week, talking up the Mermaid Oyster Bar, in which he is an investor. "We don't serve actual mermaids," joked Braff. "But if we did, business would be amazing."
At the Observer today, Christopher Rosen, stimulated by the unfortunate new The Taking of Pelham 123, decries remakes of 70s New York classics. But his complaint is that "Only '70s period pieces remain locked inside the isolation of past events... We want '70s films to be something other than a ... More >>
The sound of settling
What comes after the nuptials in Susanne Bier's Danish melodrama? A hell of a lot more than the reception
Hand-wringing twentysomethings ponder monogamy and matrimony
Town bawl: Killer tunes, copious tearjerking can't cover up Crowe's patchwork plot
Stunts, moguls, buffed-up people, and sharksfitting for a film festival at a ski resort
Sundance '04: A growth industry, but Biskind's tell-all both thrills and chills the indie set