Jimmy Fallon isn’t the only reason to keep your TV tuned to NBC while nodding off after a long day: Starting tonight, Saturday Night Live and Weekend Update star Seth Meyers will be taking over Late Night at 12:35. (So technically, it’s Tuesday morning, but who’s keeping track?) The newly minted host took a moment from the frenzy of his weekday debut to talk to The Observer about diversity in the writers’ room, Fred Armisen’s music curation, and a potential True Detective parody.
If the Super Bowl never returns to the New York-New Jersey region, don’t blame it on the weather. The gods of pigskin made sure that the game was played on the only decent day we’ve had in weeks.
It’s too bad that New Jersey Transit spoiled the occasion for the 30,000 or so fans who Read More
A Cup of Joe
Mayor Bill de Blasio pounced on Vice President Joe Biden today for comparing New York City’s LaGuardia Airport to a “Third World country.”
“Not his finest moment,” remarked the mayor when asked about the comments at an unrelated press conference today at City Hall.
Vice President Joe Biden paid a visit to Albany today to tout Superstorm Sandy rebuilding efforts–and had nothing but praise for Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
“You’re not just leading in New York, you’re leading the country. And I think a lot of governors and a lot of folks can learn an awful lot from what they see in what you do here,” said Mr. Biden, sitting next to Mr. Cuomo in the state Capitol.
You know they’re getting a little too personal. There’s not a day that goes by that we don’t have a minor heart attack reading those “grabby” subject lines from the campaign, before realizing that they’re not from a guy we met at a bar last night. Why are they always so personal? Why do Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Bill Clinton, Julian Castro and, yes, even Michelle, send us these vaguely headed emails that are both too vague and way too personal at the same time?
What makes old people cynical is listening to the exact same lies being propagated year after year—and seeing them be just as effective as they ever were. I grew up during the Vietnam War, and I never thought I’d live to see the same hollow rationales, the same shameless appeals to patriotism trotted out to Read More
SO I JUMPED ON THAT SUCKER AND LAID RUBBER
Fellow New Yorkers, we’ve been through a lot. Hurricanes. Earthquakes. Joe Biden explaining to Car and Driver that he has never actually washed a 1981 Trans Am shirtless in the White House driveway. And that’s just in the last two weeks.
The last ten years? We barely know where to start.
Whether or not Joe Biden has said anything unintentionally funny or cringe-worthy on any given day hinges on a single question: Did Joe Biden give someone an interview? Today’s answer is, of course, yes. This time, to Car & Driver.
It would almost seem that the stars had finally aligned. After weeks of stalled talks and contentious meetings between House Republicans and Democrats that escalated into a public spat between Speaker John Boehner and President Obama, a bill finally made it through the House and into the Senate, where it was speedily approved Tuesday morning Read More
The fireworks have died down (hope you enjoyed the show, Jersey … better luck next year, Brooklyn and Queens) and all that’s left of this year’s patriotic festivities are the tiny flags littering the West Side Highway, the distended abdomens of the contestants in Nathan’s annual hot dog-eating contest and the sobering knowledge that, according to Read More