In Pitchfork’s serious-minded look at the Russian band Pussy Riot (whose supporters in their legal battle against the amassed forces of Vladimir Putin will be protesting tonight), riot grrrl icon Kathleen Hanna admits to an idiosyncratic view of 1990s TV. When describing the process by which Russian authorities took legal recourse Read More
tonight in dvr
We’re here to tell you just how to set your DVR before heading out for drinks or dinner–or just watching something better on TV!
The most critically-adored of the Friends-Frasier-Seinfeld 1990s troika is also the least-remembered–you can watch Jerry or Jennifer on basic cable, but Kelsey Grammer Read More
The most likely, of last night’s awards, to an awards-show junkie in 2002 imagining the hazy future:
1. Meryl Streep. Sure! Bet the speech was great.
2. Christopher Plummer. Glad he’s still around!
3. Martin Scorsese. He deserves some recognition!
4. George Clooney. Did he win for playing Cary Grant?
Middling likelihood–not impossible to imagine, Read More
Earlier this week, the Village got a new neighbor: Alec Baldwin bought a new downtown home at Devonshire House, taking over the massive duplex penthouse. He appears to be making room in the city’s hipper environs for his new girlfriend, Hilaria Thomas, who will likely prefer the neighborhood to his previous home in the star-studded 300 Central Park West.
It’s a well-worn path. Indeed, Mr. Baldwin is only the latest in a line of older uptown dudes to to head downtown in search of love.
Red Carpet Real Estate
Blame it on the beard. (Getty Images)
Kelsey Grammer has a thing for starchitecture, having recently traded a rental at Robert A.M. Stern’s 15 Central Park West for his own condo at Jean Nouvel’s “Vision Machine,” 100 11th. His star power, however, has not helped him find a replacement for his rental.
Larry Mueller thinks he has found the next 15 Central Park West: “We were very interested in One Madison Park–those full-floor apartments are just magnificent–but when that got in complete trouble, we moved on to the Nouvel building.”
That would be 100 11th Avenue, that shattered-mirror of a condo on starchitects row–the block of 19th Read More
Manhattan Transfers Cheat Sheet
- The Post dealt some real estate gossip blows this morning, announcing that “Queen of Mean” Leona Helmsley‘s Greenwich mansion is rumored to be sold–finally, after three years on the market–but for less than half its $125 million price tag. The 26-room mansion has been called a fixer-upper which might have something Read More
I wish I could tell you I loved American Idiot. It looks good; it sounds good; it features a talented and hardworking cast; and, most excitingly and unusually, it appears to be drawing an enthusiastic crowd decades away from Social Security to West 44th Street night after night.
But I can’t. American Idiot—the rock opera Read More
If there is a silver lining to be found in the end of the summertime—besides the fact that we’ll never have to hear Drake’s ubiquitous “Best I Ever Had” ever again—it’s that we are on the precipice of the fall television season. Thank goodness. In an effort to get you and your DVR prepared, here’s Read More
The plot of Swing Vote, the new political satire, starring Kevin Costner and Kelsey Grammer, about a lazy dad from New Mexico whose unintentionally-cast ballot ends up being the presidential election’s deciding vote, was stolen, a former Bush aide is claiming.
The Associated Press is reporting that Bradley Blakeman, a political Read More