Late last year at the Peoples Improv Theater, Cristina Cote, one half of Corcoran’s superstar sales duo, the Terri-Cote Team, stood center stage, lip-syncing to Aretha Franklin. It was the night of her sold-out, all-female showcase, “HERsterical,” at the New York Comedy Festival. After watching the other comics in the lineup, including Saturday Night Live’s Vanessa Bayer, whose acts veered toward the dark and self-lacerating, Ms. Cote’s style was almost jarring, her vibe more old-school vaudevillian than dark ironist, more Lucille Ball than Sarah Silverman. “Our show is called ‘HERsterical.’ I think that’s a pretty clev-her title, isn’t tits?” the 26-year-old said with a wink. Read More
By Anna Silman 5/13/13 12:08pm
A few days ago, a new work of art popped up in the bathroom of Lower East Side’s Lost Weekend boutique. It is called “The Great Gatspee,” and it is a toilet seat with Leonardo DiCaprio’s face on it.
No, Marcel Duchamp has not risen from the grave to comment on pop culture. It is Read More
By Anna Silman 5/09/13 2:45pm
Hooray for good ol’ fashioned American parenting!
On Tuesday, Jack Pawlowski went to Astoria’s Ditmars Park to do some target shooting. Accompanied by his five-year-old daughter and three-year-old son. In a children’s playground.
After firing off a few rounds, Mr. Pawlowski passed the plastic gun–which resembled a .38-caliber pistol–to his daughter, who rode around on Read More
Bad Habit? 83-Year-Old Nun Who Sprayed Baby Bottles Full of Blood on Nuclear Weapons Plant Convicted
By Anna Silman 5/09/13 1:34pm
From the Flying Nun to Maria Von Trapp, nuns have always been just a bit more badass than the average ascetic.
And the newest contender for “Naughtiest Nun”–apologies to your teenage sister’s slutty Halloween costume–is 83-year-old Megan Rice. This Wednesday, the Roman Catholic Nun was convicted of defacing a Tennessee nuclear weapons facility, along with Read More
By Anna Silman 5/07/13 5:00pm
Twin brothers Mike and Alex Faherty are not your typical beach bums. Mike Faherty spent seven years as a designer at Ralph Lauren; Alex worked as an investment banker before becoming a vice president at a private equity firm. Yet, having grown up in the coastal town of Manasquan, N.J., their favorite childhood memories were made at the shore: navigating the waves atop a surfboard or paddleboard, and holding summer barbeques at their laid-back family home. Read More
By Anna Silman 5/07/13 1:27pm
If you thought Downton Abbey had jumped the shark by (spoiler alert!) murdering its leading man in the most heart-wrenching display of automotive deus-ex-machina since the O.C., and that it wasn’t long before the show’s inexorable decline into unwatchable TV territory, well, you might be right.
But that doesn’t mean that the show is going Read More
By Anna Silman 5/07/13 12:50pm
From scrunchie-gate to bang-mageddon, American political figures have often had to contend with intense media scrutiny when it comes to their physical appearances. And while the country’s female politicians usually take the brunt of the criticism, none has had it worse than poor Chris Christie.
By Anna Silman 5/06/13 3:37pm
There’s a scandalous new measurement controversy sweeping the NYC beverage world, and this time, we can’t even blame Bloomberg.
By Anna Silman 5/06/13 1:07pm
If humanity is good at one thing, it’s taking seemingly innocuous technological innovations and using them for evil.
The newest victim of our baser human instincts? 3-D printing, the snazziest reinvention of an office supply since the electric stapler, and now, according to a Vice documentary, our newest way to manufacture illegal guns and drugs. Read More
By Anna Silman 4/30/13 1:35pm
Up until now, the threats of the federal sequester have seemed ominous but vague. We knew there would be cuts to, like, public goods and stuff, in a way that would, uh, somehow affect us, but it’s not until now that we are seeing the true ramifications of our government’s ineptitude.
And let’s Read More