Conservatives like to point out when liberals try to squash speech that they (the liberals) don't like. And, you know what, some times they (the conservatives) have a point. Just last week, Brown University students forced a halt to NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly's speech on their campus. The students ... More >>
When I was in third grade I learned all 50 states in alphabetical order thanks to a catchy tune. Now I'm hoping to stick that bit of trivia in your heads just in time for the new school year by celebrating each state with an appropriate song all this week. New Mexico: Heather Nova, "Out in New Me ... More >>
So apparently there's been a legit hip-hop record deal offered to Amanda Bynes. By all accounts it isn't a joke, which is utterly mind-blowing. The guy responsible for this offer, Daniel Herman of Chinga Chang Records, has spoken out, claiming to have cleared the way with both Sony Entertainment and ... More >>
It hasn't been easy being a Mets fan these last few years. Since moving into their new home (Citi Field) in 2009, they have yet to crack the 80-win barrier. Also, mired in the throes of a Ponzi scheme, their ownership group has become a punch line. But things are looking up so far in 2012! In a se ... More >>
If there's one thing Hair Balls can't get enough of, it's racists, which is why we were thrilled to hear this week from a Houston contributor to a site called SaveWhitePeople. The writer (known on the site as Erich) wanted to know if we'd like to interview the NYC-based site's founder, Joseph Adams. ... More >>
It occurs to me that Person of Interest might be one of the first prime time network TV shows (and almost certainly the first one on CBS) to make endemic police corruption a major theme. Sure, you've had "dirty cops" crop up all the way back to Dragnet, but usually you have to stick with HBO or FX t ... More >>
To be young, gifted, black and lesbian in Dee Rees's Pariah.
Paul Simon dressed as a turkey on Saturday Night Live in 1976. Duh. Today Paul Simon, acclaimed solo artist and the much shorter half of Simon & Garfunkel, turns 70 years old. The singer, who just released So Beautiful or So What back in April, has been a key link in bringing African and isla ... More >>
howstuffworks.tlc.comRocks Off does not go to actual parades because we'll be damned if we'll waste clean pants on something that doesn't involve booze or Harry Potter, but we always make sure to catch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on the teletube. We are, however, getting a little sick ... More >>
A few days ago, Beyonce was texting while driving, which is not only dangerous but now actually against the law in most places. One of those places happens to be New York City, where she was pulled over by the police and given a ticket for the aforementioned digital-age misdemeanor. What was ... More >>
A sleepy follow-up to Training Day, Brooklyn's Finest cops out.
Kevin Smith's latest is a cliché-filled movie-trivia comedy — so crazy it just might work!
Marijuana's steady creep toward legalization nationwide.
New York cop drama holds the audience hostage
Our psychic friend speaks up, and out
Ridley Scott's portrait of a '70s dope CEO may not be epic, but it's still super-fly
Woman found dead 17 years ago in Manvel remains unidentified
At 52, Bruce Willis resurrects a die-hard character
How the Americans fared at Cannes.
Spike Lee's Inside Man plots the heist of your moviegoing dollars
Stuck with Bruce Willis in rush-hour traffic? You could always walk
There's not much difference between a bounty hunter and a cop, save for a lot of regulation and a little respect
Warriors of the right take their battle against the left to the streets of New York
Metro's new president already has a Houston attitude
No snow and no Bing for Racket
Houston police boxers plan to bruise the Big Apple
The Riviera Grill has moved downtown, but it doesn't know how to make an urban statement
Firewater's Todd A. lost two friends to suicide in two years. It saved his life.
A respected preacher gets busted for child pornography on his computer. Has he delved into the worst of cyberspace depravity or just the stuff of scholarly research?
Public Enemy's Chuck D. speaks
Freedoms and order are at odds in the provocative Siege
Like, wow: Half Baked proves to be half-witted
Stallone seeks, but doesn't find, redemption in Cop Land
Men in Black thinks small and tries too hard