After breaking out with their sketch comedy group Good Neighbor, Kyle Mooney and director/editor Dave McCray joined Saturday Night Live and helped create some of the most esoteric, pop culture-savvy parodies on the show in recent years. Show More Summary
To the delight of indie Jews and gentiles alike, Yo La Tengo announced earlier this week that they'll be bringing back their beloved Hanukkah shows for the first time in five years. The eights nights of fun run from December 12th through the 19th at Bowery Ballroom, and tickets went on sale at Friday at noon—i.e. Today Is The Day. [ more › ]
It's hot out there right now, real hot. I'm talking accidentally reveal your customer's secret illegal offshore bank account hot. And when it's that hot, I understand that tempers can flare and the questions of how to best divvy up public...Show More Summary
Take yourself back to 2010 for a moment. Lost ended its six-year run of maddening plot holes, that Icelandic volcano made morons of TV reporters, and a little fast food joint called KFC ushered in an era of stunt foods that will outlive us all. Show More Summary
Governor Andrew Cuomo, seen above in his preferred Wacky Races-style way of getting around, has enjoyed playing games with the idea of who really steers the fate of the subway system. (For the record: he does.) And while bold unreality...Show More Summary
A much more thoughtful gesture than hacking their Google Homes.
As we know from cruise ship promotional reels, a well-produced video can make you believe anything is amazing and enviable. On that note, we present you with this 4-minute short film documenting Staten Island through a series of sweeping shots, most of them aerial and soundtracked by generic but dramatic instrumental music. [ more › ]
Maybe it’s time to stop trashing Merlot.
Secret Garden the novel (and film), "Secret Garden" the song, and now a secret garden in a restaurant. It's summer and I'll write the ledes I want to. [ more › ]
He vows to consume this “fking god-awful” crime against pizza if enough people donate to a charity.
It's been months since Kendall Jenner has managed to insult anyone through her tone-deaf business decisions and overall lack of common sense. Last time around, it was her Pepsi commercial, which was so insulting it bordered on a parody and quickly got pulled after a massive backlash. Show More Summary
A compilation of clips from over 70 films set in New York City has been rearranged by film editor Sergio Rojo, and the result is a glorious 4-minutes cinematically bringing you from 1960 through 2016. There's even one of those predicable, cheesy pop songs to help you manufacture some feels. Show More Summary
Finally, an Ikea instruction manual that doesn’t require a hex wrench.
John Oliver's first segment on Brexit last summer was a masterful summary of a world-shaking event that has gone on to become one of his top 10 most popular pieces online. He returned to the subject last night on Last Week Tonight after Prime Minister Theresa May called for a disastrous "snap election" which ended up being a "crumpet-fck of epic proportions." [ more › ]
Whether or not Keith Richards has cracked the code to staving off death (lord knows he likes to joke about it), a septuagenarian rock 'n' roll god can only accumulate so much stuff. To that end, Richards and wife Patti Hansen are selling...Show More Summary
Of course you’d risk fingers to save a couple bucks on booze.
Recently I was rewatching some 30 Rock episodes, most notably that one where Jenna Maroney rebrands as a chilled-out Jimmy Buffett-type, garnering herself a new Parrothead-esque fanbase (without all the racism). Eventually, even Pete...Show More Summary
The book is closed on season 42 of Saturday Night Live, which ended its year with added cultural relevancy and historic ratings thanks to its close parodying of the Trump administration. Even so, the show was still hounded by the fact...Show More Summary
The Department of Transportation is planning to widen overflowing sidewalks on 7th Avenue between Penn Station and Grand Central by next spring, according to a presentation [PDF] made Tuesday to Manhattan's Community Board 5 transportation committee. DOT believes the redesign will improve conditions for pedestrians in one of the city's most congested corridors. [ more › ]
It's an age-old dilemma: is a moment in the white hot spotlight of viral fame worth the risk of infection from licking stuff on mass transit? The answer is a resounding yup for this adventurous tourist, who took a page out of the Bart Simpson playbook and licked a pole on a dare while on vacation in New Jersey and NYC. Show More Summary