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Emma Stone Is Delightful As Virgin Mary And A Dumb Pin-Up Girl in Saturday Night Live

The first time Emma Stone hosted Saturday Night Live, the politician everyone was talking about was Jimmy "The Rent Is Too Damn High" McMillan. The second time, it was Rick Perry. And now we've got someone who combines McMillan's showmanship instincts with Perry's razor sharp intellect. Show More Summary

Teenage Daredevil Can't Stop Climbing Skyscrapers

Teenagers: when they're not pretending to be mannequins or planking their cuff buddy or snapsexting their MySpace flashmobs on LiveJournal, they're filming themselves loitering on rooftops. One high profile participant in the sometimes...Show More Summary

Videos: Stephen Colbert And Seth Meyers On Trump's Shady Business Dealings & Media Hissy Fits

In a year when unqualified racists are getting White House jobs and beloved musical heroes are dropping like flies, it's important to find something good to hold on to (and to NEVER LET IT GO). In that spirit, I am very grateful this...Show More Summary

It's Thanksgiving Eve, So Expect Delays If You're Traveling

If there was ever a time for the "Serenity Now," it's this Thanksgiving. And with 48.7 million Americans expected to hit the trains, planes and automobiles (89% of them by car) to feast on on Turducken, just be extra patient: [ more...

Video: Whale Spotted Visiting NYC Near Statue Of Liberty

Tourism is at an all-time high in NYC, and that's true for our waterways as well: a humpback whale was spotted doing laps around Liberty Island this morning by the Coast Guard. An Instagram user was able to capture the whale, whom he nicknamed "Fudgey" (after the famous Carvel ice cream cake), in the video below. [ more › ]

Hacks For Your Heart: These Sexy Calendar Cabbies Deserve More Than Just The Tip

In these times of great upheaval, New Yorkers need to turn to one another for comfort, strength, and photos of taxi drivers covered in shaved ice while imitating the "draw me like one of your French girls" pose from Titanic. And thankfully,...Show More Summary

Nicki Minaj Drags Donald Trump On New 'Black Barbies' Remix

Hip-hop superstar Nicki Minaj shared her brand new freestyle, "Black Barbies," early Tuesday morning (check it out below), and in so doing has joined the ranks of rappers speaking out against Donald Trump. "Island girl, Donald Trump want me go home," Minaj raps as she darts from flow to flow with sneering poise. Show More Summary

Video: Stephen Colbert Tries To Find Humor In Horrifying Trump White House Transition

Stephen Colbert took a break from poking himself with a straight pin to cover the start of the transfer of power between President Obama and Donald Trump yesterday. I desperately want some levity to balance out the horror-show of this...Show More Summary

Video: The All-Seeing Trump Zoltar Has Some Final, Frightening Words

We're just one day away from Decision 2016: Escape From Democracy: Dear Lord Make The Pain Stop, and both candidates are frantically running around the country trying to make a last impression on any undecided and/or undead voters still out there. Show More Summary

Hear Mel Brooks's Adorable Robocall For Long Island State Senator

National goddamn treasure Mel Brooks is not someone you'd normally associate with politics (unless it involved MERCHANDISING). But Brooks has a great-nephew who happens to be Todd Kaminsky, a State Senator for State Senate District 9 on Long Island. Show More Summary

Watch Conan O'Brien Get A Full Makeover In Harlem

Conan O'Brien doesn't normally get the kind of headlines he did six years ago when TeamCoco was all the rage, but he's been quietly making consistently good late night television since his move to TBS (and occasionally reaching the surrealist heights of his best work). Show More Summary

Treat Yourself To Three- Four- And Five-Course Meals This Week

You might be eating lunch at your desk right now, and that's okay! But sometimes you want your meals to be a multisensory experience, not just a quick and easy way to nourish yourself. This week's food events include plenty of multi-course feasts where the food is just a small part of the experience. Go forth, and treat yoself: [ more › ]

Manhattan Conversations: A Conversation With An NFL Player (Continued)

"With me, it's always a dress," he said. "Dress or jeans?" I asked over the phone. Why did I always wait until ten minutes before I had to walk out the door to figure out what I was going to wear? "Dress. I'm wearing slacks and a button down. Show More Summary

On 45th Anniversary of "French Connection" release, Det. Sonny Grosso talks about taking Friedkin and his Mother to "impenetrable" Rao's

Sonny Grosso and Judge Eddie Torres -- Monday's at Rao's "Under the boardwalk, down by the sea, yeah On a blanket with my baby is where I'll be..." --Under the Boardwalk, The Drifters In the terrific and recent Vanity Fair story about...Show More Summary

King Restaurant In SoHo Charms In The Details

In the modern restaurant, very few things come for free. There's almost never a complimentary, appetite-ruining (but still welcome) bread basket to start the meal. We know the guac is extra. Sometimes, even the reservations cost money. Show More Summary

Changes Will Upend The 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, A, C, F, Q & S Lines This Weekend

Three baby pandas will soon be ripped from the United States by China, and my heart is broken. To mourn, I plan to spend this weekend watching videos of Bao Bao tumbling through the snow, set to the dulcet tones of Sarah McLachlan. For those of you heartless enough to step outside the confines of your homes, note that there will be some subway changes. [ more › ]

DuVernay's 13th & The Racial Politics Of Broken Windows Policing

Last week I watched Ava DuVernay's powerful documentary on the history of racial inequality in the United States, titled 13th after the Constitutional Amendment that, in a seeming paradox, abolished slavery and entrenched racial hierarchy at the same time. Show More Summary

Photos: Wade Deep Into American History Inside Gorgeous Old Federal Hall

A lot of people might think of Federal Hall as that place Occupy Wall Street used to hang around, or that place where Bane made his last stand against the Batman. But Federal Hall Memorial National Historic Site, which was opened toShow More Summary

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