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Archive for January, 2013


30 Rock Is Dead. Long Live 30 Rock!

Tonight is the season, and series finale of NBC’s groundbreaking “30 Rock.” Tonight at 8/7c Liz Lemon, Jack Donaghy, Tracy Jordan and all their friends will treat us to one […]

Photo – Erika Bogner

5 Breaking Brooklyn Bands

Just after the first of the year has proven to be a choice time for live music in Manhattan and Brooklyn.  It seems there is a  can’t miss show nearly every night, […]


SO Looking Forward To: She & Him ‘Volume 3′

As if that workhorse Zooey Deschanel hasn’t accomplished enough, She & Him will be releasing their third studio album of original material with Merge Records this spring. Volume 3 will be […]


A Fond Farewell To ’30 Rock’

I don’t know about you but I’m ready to plop myself down next to a box of lotion facial tissues and a glass of dessert wine as I watch the […]

Art by Dana Halik

Underappreciated: Razors

My underappreciated topic for this week could double as a very nifty weapon. Or, a poor choice in weapon that should only be used as a last resort in any […]

Photo by Britt Magnuson

‘All The Poems That Are Fit To Print’

Mix together playwright, screenwriter and poet and you get busy gal Laura Brienza. She runs the news and poetry website “All The Poems That Are Fit To Print,” a site that […]


The Powerpuff Girls Are Back In Town

Eight years after the cancellation of their television show, Cartoon Network has announced that they’ll be producing a CGI-rendered Powerpuff Girls special that—for some reason—will feature Ringo Starr’s legendary voice […]


Oh How I’ve Missed You, Digital Short

I don’t know about you, but I have been missing Andy Samberg’s SNL Digital Shorts. Like crazy. So when Andy made an appearance on last weekend’s SNL, I almost peed […]

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Animal Collective’s New “Applesauce” Video Will Mind F*** You In the Dark

Need a nice dose of psychedelia today? Animal Collective seems to think so – here’s the Indie forebears newest trippy video for your enjoyment. “Applesauce” is the 2nd single from […]


HelloGiggles & Gallery 1988 ‘Young Adult’ Exhibit

Actress/musician Zooey Deschanel, writer Molly McAleer, and producer Sophia Rossi first started the vastly popular lady-friendly entertainment website HelloGiggles in 2011. It has quickly become hugely influential and branched out […]

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Secretary of Sitcom

John Kerry, former Presidential candidate, Vietnam vet and Massachusetts senator was confirmed as Secretary of State, succeeding Hillary Clinton. His tenure as SoS will certainly allow for lots of jokes […]


Ibraheem Youssef’s Wes Anderson Minimal Obsession

In light of one of our favorite films of the year, the Oscar nominated Moonrise Kingdom; we had to take a look back at one of our favorite designers Ibraheem […]

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In Great News: NBC Picked Up Multi-Camera Comedy Pilot Starring John Mulaney

One of our favorite comedians and the all around approachable looking nice guy John Mulaney is getting his own multi-camera show on NBC. The show is being developed with Lorne […]

Art by Aaron Frisby

13 Cover Songs That You’ve Forgotten About

Maybe you’ve seen these videos, maybe you haven’t, I’m NOT WILLY WONKA, so what do I know. If you haven’t, you’ll be glad you did, and if you have, you’ll […]