There’s so much going on in the City of Angels, it can be hard to keep track of it all. Thanks to the new Flavorpill, we’re inviting the entire community to make suggestions with its gorgeous city-based culture guide — an open platform where our very own editors and curators meet and mingle with artists, gadabouts, and other tipsters for a limitless variety of both ongoing and one-off recommendations. With this in mind, please enjoy our weekly list of hand-picked event suggestions here on Flavorwire, and in the meantime, be sure to check out the new Flavorpill. We’ll see you there. … Read More
In this weekly feature, WCBS culture critic Jim Taylor shares 30 seconds with the theatre stars and upstarts of NYC. From Broadway to Off-off, Jim tracks down the talent and gets them to spill just enough for our collectively shortened attention spans.
During her years as a Hollywood-based screenwriter in the 1930s, Dorothy Parker remarked, “Los Angeles is 72 suburbs in search of a city.” While LA’s diverse flora and fauna can often bring about a wide range of location-based adventures, many plans are often derailed by distance and rush-hour traffic. Luckily, Flavorpill recently unveiled its beautiful new city-based culture guide, an open platform where anyone can create and share local happenings. Follow events from the entire community, including suggestions from Flavorpill’s very own editors and curators. Below are our own recommendations for this week, hand-picked by yours truly, aka Managing Editor of Flavorpill Los Angeles, Tanja M. Laden. Enjoy, and don’t forget to check out the new Flavorpill. We hope to see you there! … Read More
As we brace ourselves for the finale of 30 Rock tonight, we’ve scoured the internet for the best critical takes on the show. From astute discussions of gender and race to thoughts on New York and what makes the ultimate comedy, here’s a roundup of the best we found. … Read More
It looks like Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane is following Quentin Tarantino’s latest path. THR’s blog Heat Vision exclusively reports that the funnyman is prepping a live-action western-comedy, written with Ted co-stars Alex Sulkin and Wellesley Wild. A deal hasn’t been finalized at this time, but the stars definitely seem aligned. A sequel… Read More
Everyone’s favorite silver fox with the rapier wit and passion for political puns turns 50 today. Happy birthday, Jon Stewart! The Daily Show satirist has brilliantly conquered “bullsh*t mountain” with his insightful and hilarious commentary on the media, American pop culture, politicians, and more. The boy from New Jersey — who later studied chemistry and psychology at William & Mary, rose through the ranks in New York City’s comedy clubs, and found a home as a writer and host for Comedy Central — has delivered some of the best, no-holds-barred commentary of our generation. We’ve gathered 50 of his greatest quotes after the break. Feel free to celebrate along with us by adding your favorites, below. … Read More
Just as Jimmy Fallon (and David Bowie) has the power to make us care about football, Ron Swanson has forced us to pay attention to baseball, which is apparently a thing that’s happening right now. In a recent series of ads for New Era baseball caps, Alec Baldwin and John Krasinski faced off over that immortal rivalry, Yankees vs. Red Sox. Now, we’ve got a new duo of Thursday-night NBC comedy stars choosing sides in a hometown feud. In one corner, supporting the Cubs, there’s Nick Offerman; in the other, White Sox fan Craig Robinson. As we may have mentioned, we know virtually nothing about baseball. We just like to hear Offerman’s voice, saying things like, “Cubs are the strong foundation from which grows a mighty beast.” … Read More
Comedian Matt McCarthy may be most familiar to viewers as the cable guy from Verizon’s FiOS ads, but his funnyman antics have landed him everywhere from TV specials to movie appearances to a guest spot on the new season of Curb Your Enthusiasm. In our exclusive video Interactive Interview, he talks about being compared to John Belushi, working with Will Ferrell in The Other Guys, and why he wants to be your new CFF (coaxial friend forever). … Read More
Comedian Michael Showalter has done it all. He’s been a member of one of the most-loved comedy troupes of all time (The State); written, directed, and starred in movies like Wet Hot American Summer and The Baxter; released a hilarious album — and now he’s written a book too.
In our exclusive Interactive Interview — where you ask the questions — he talks about his literary inspirations, the possibility of sequels and reunions for some of his projects, and the bizarre rumor that he has a rivalry with fellow comedy sensation Eugene Mirman. Plus, he tells us his real name. … Read More
New York-based comedian, musician, and performance artist Reggie Watts is one of the most out-there, engaging, and hilarious personalities you’re likely to come across, on-stage or off. He was hand-picked to open up for Conan O’Brien on his “Legally Prohibited From Being Funny On Television Tour”; he has released five albums with his band Maktub, as well as solo albums including last year’s Why S#!+ So Crazy?; and he was the emcee for Flavorpill’s own Yoga at the Great Lawn event last summer.
In the second weekly installment of our all-new Interactive Interview Series powered by VYou.com, Reggie offers a window into his psyche by dissecting his name, commenting on Zach Galifianakis and the Mayan prophecy of 2012, and even making an impromptu theme song. … Read More