The Anthony Weiner Show
Despite plummeting poll numbers, a feisty Anthony Weiner door-knocked inside a Harlem public housing building last night with a horde of press, convinced more than ever that he’d be the city’s next mayor.
Along with several aides and a voter registration list, the former congressman visited apartments throughout a 17-story building on St. Nicholas Avenue, meeting a motley mix of enthusiastic, indifferent and resentful potential voters.
An hour of tramping cramped hallways and dank stairwells also allowed Mr. Weiner to both mock and cajole the media gathered around him–a departure from the outright disdain he’d shown to the press in recent weeks in the wake of his latest sexting scandal.
Monty Python’s John Cleese recently sold his Upper East Side apartment at 196 East 75th Street to ex-wife Alyce Faye Eichelberger Cleese (yes, all four names were listed in city records). Mr. Cleese sold the former Mrs. Cleese the apartment for $1.492 million, but the Cleeses bought the two-bedroom in June of 2007 for $1.4 Read More
“New York hates Monty Python—I mean, look at the weather!” said film director and famed animator Terry Gilliam, shivering cheerfully on the red carpet at the premiere of the documentary Monty Python: Almost the Truth (the Lawyer’s Cut) at the Ziegfeld on Thursday, Oct. 15, as a cold rain beat down.
His Read More
It’s been a bad year for movies, especially summer blockbusters, and most fans probably look toward the upcoming rental season thinking: “I didn’t want to see it then, I don’t want to see it now.” But sure enough, the silliest of flicks start to look tempting once you eliminate the $10.50 ticket price … even Read More
It’s a pleasure to celebrate Spamalot a lot. For one sensational thing, it has the silliest, riskiest opening number to any musical comedy I’ve seen.
Enter a bow-tied historian with a map of England. “England 932 A.D.,” the man announces solemnly. “A kingdom divided. To the West, the Anglo-Saxons; to the East, the French. Above, Read More
I saw a clip of Mayor Bloomberg at a downtown economic-revival photo op the other day, and he said something mildly amusing. In the background, Governor George Pataki doubled over like those German troops who were read the world’s funniest joke by advancing British soldiers in the Monty Python sketch. I don’t recall the Mayor’s Read More