Marina Abramovic has, in recent years, gained a reputation as a cultural omnipresence, a mystic den mother who swoops into… Read More
Where will you be in 20 seconds, 30 seconds, 50 seconds? Will you have clicked out of this link already?
Before I tell you my thoughts on the matter, you should know that you’re reading the opinion of an enthusiastic optimist: one of the few living souls in journalism who still believes that celebrity op-eds are not dying… they’re just coming alive. … Read More
We’ve learned something today: even if you despise Ryan Gosling, you could end up in a relationship with him. For… Read More
In Teddy Wayne’s 2013 book The Love Song of Jonny Valentine, the protagonist is an 11-year-old pop star with a great range, a love of Michael Jackson, a manager named Jane, and an entourage. He’s the head of a multimillion-dollar corporation that involves singing songs about true love to tween girls every night — and he’s also the loneliest boy in the world, playing video games and searching for anyone who could be his absent father. It is a quick, sharp, sad-as-hell read, the story of a boy stuck in a glimmering prison; it is also a book that completely presages Justin Bieber’s recent publicity troubles as his star is on the wane. As a reader, you spend the book feeling bad for poor, lonely Jonny, ready and waiting for the moment that he snaps and breaks out of his life. … Read More
Have you ever lamented the fact that Cher and Steve Buscemi haven’t done a duet? Or perhaps you’re pissed that Shakira and… Read More
“I’m not gonna talk about gentrification tonight,” Spike Lee said early in last night’s Q&A, following the Brooklyn Art Museum’s… Read More
Yes, Ann Coulter wrote a ridiculous column about how the World Cup is an insult to American values, and no, I’m not going to link it here. The really remarkable thing about this whole sorry affair, which has been stinking up social media for the last couple of days, is that anyone still cares what Ann Coulter think. She’s the perfect example of someone who’s only in any way renowned because people pay attention to her for being an extremist; if people stopped giving her airtime, she would melt back into richly deserved obscurity. Like the rest of people on this list! Begone, all of you! … Read More