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October 13, 2008 | Feature
Mickey Rourke Wrestles the Undulating Curve of Shifting Expectations!

Oscar season is under way, which means it is time to be either blown away or severely underwhelmed.

August 13, 2007
Awkward Phase

The comedy world loves a brash man-child. But Superbad’s Michael Cera proves shy sweetness can still get laughs.

May 7, 2007 | Features
The High Line: It Brings Good Things to Life

The abandoned railroad that made a park ... that made a neighborhood ... that made a brand.

October 16, 2006 |
Stephen Colbert Has America by the Ballots

The former Jon Stewart protégé created an entire comic persona out of right-wing doublespeak, trampling the boundary between parody and politics. Which makes him the perfect spokesman for a political season in which everything is imploding.

October 3, 2005 | Feature
One Night. Five Open-Mike Shows. Hundreds of Lousy Jokes.

A Monday spent on the front lines of comedy.

January 3, 2011 | Intelligencer
NASCAR for Gleeks

Whatever finally becomes of the show itself, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark has succeeded at creating a new kind of New York entertainment.

January 3, 2011 | Feature
A Final Flurry From the Undulating Curve of Shifting Expectations!

Here’s what happens at the end of the year.

December 20, 2010 |
56. Because Our Urban Vision Knows No Bounds

Why not simply annex New Jersey?

December 20, 2010 | Feature
The Stunt Man

Can CollegeHumor’s Ricky Van Veen turn viral funny into the future of TV?

December 13, 2010 |
A Very, Very Big Year

In 2010, over-the-top was often just right.

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