We imagine that anyone who attended The Girls show in L.A. earlier this week was reminded of that Kurt Vonnegut quote from Slaughterhouse-Five: “Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt, and there was no soft-shoeing from Daniel Radcliffe, thank God.” Community and Mad Men star Alison Brie–also known as being the most perfect actress and real-life crush in the entire world–told Jon Stewart recently that her cover band’s sound is “classic rock and some country. We do a little Hall & Oates, a little Springsteen, some Dolly Parton …”
And some White Stripes, apparently. Though Alison Brie and the Girls is formally comprised of all women (d’uh), Draco Malfoy (Tom Felton) joined the ladies on stage to perform “We’re Going to Be Friends,” a single from White Blood Cells.
In the summer of 2010, besides yielding enough oil to effectively kill off part of the Gulf ecosystem permanently, B.P.’s oil spill also yielded some decent satire. This manifested most famously in the form of the BP Global PR feed on Twitter, which ended up in the oil company’s aggravated sight-lines. Especially upsetting to the company was the fact that people were mistaking the satirical feed for an actual B.P. feed from their communications department.
Well now, Shell’s getting it, too.
Though the Islamic Wing of the Met (or more specifically, the Galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia—say that three times fast) opened in October, there’s no reason for young people not to fête the new galleries five months hence.
The event, dubbed “An Oasis at Read More
Downton Abbey, the PBS British acquisition about lives and loves among the British ruling class, has inspired a smaller-scale but equally devoted following of, say, the Twilight series. The series’s presence on Tumblr is far beyond that which its creators could have envisioned was possible for a lengthy period drama–to say nothing of its characters, for whom a typewriter is a terrifying novelty.
The name of the exhibition says it all: “David Bowie, Artist.” The Museum of Arts and Design’s upcoming retrospective intends to demonstrate how Mr. Bowie’s work “has become the blueprint for contemporary artists working in performance.”
What does it mean for a contemporary recording artist to “work in performance”? Consider a star who has absorbed Read More
Patrick Jacobs set seven round lenses into the white walls of Pierogi Gallery in Williamsburg. Behind them you’ll think you see close-up, ground-level photographs of pretty, green meadows. (The largest view is monochrome, but the rest are in color.) Far off beyond the fields are winding roads, rivers, bridges, power lines, hills and, in two Read More
So the rumors that Cee-Lo Green would perform his current hit, “Fuck You!,” with Gwyneth Paltrow on Saturday Night Live were overblown (he performed the song solo, she did a weird introductory skit in a wig), but for some reason, America’s finally getting a chance to see this odd couple team up. Cee-Lo is Read More
The all-Balanchine opening night at City Ballet this season was a discouraging affair. To begin with, it was ridiculously short–less than an hour and three-quarters. And then it was ridiculously slight. And ridiculously programmed. A satisfactory ballet program is more than four ballets flung serially onto the stage.
Walpurgisnacht Ballet is one of Balanchine’s lesser Read More
The character of Will Donner, arguably the protagonist of the very strange romantic dramedy Waiting for Forever, is supposed to be charming and carefree. We know this because his whimsy is as subtle as a vuvuzela: A traveling street performer who could be the love child of Benny and Joon, Will hitchhikes; dresses exclusively in Read More
Anyone suffering from Natalie Portman overexposure, or silently cursing her for being glowingly pregnant, newly engaged and Oscar-nominated in addition to being one of the most genetically perfect creatures currently walking the earth, will be pleased to know that the actress spends much of The Other Woman, Don Roos’ upsetting, uneven, engrossing adaptation of Ayelet Read More