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Author Jason Starr Creeped Out by Fans

New York author Jason Starr pens thrillers that tap into city dwellers's worst fears — nutso roommates, murderous encounters on the street, and the dating of other New Yorkers.

R. Kelly Even More Awesome in Person

Last night was the official theatrical premiere for chapters 13 to 22 of R. Kelly's serialized, nonsensical musical masterpiece Trapped in the Closet at Manhattan's IFC Center. The Pied Piper himself was there to introduce the new episodes, so we sent Vulture's own Neal Medlyn and Kenny Mellman file a report.

Hey Hollywood, Buy This Novel!

Hey Hollywood directors: If you option this book, Vulture pledges not to make fun of you for a period of six (6) months.

Beastie Boys on Mark Wahlberg’s Underwear

When the Beastie Boys first announced their new album, The Mix Up, would be a full-bore instrumental affair, we hoped that the accompanying tour would not be. Because while the boys’ trippier non-rap fare has always been a tasty garnish, it’s those pass-the-mike jams, stuffed with pop-culture references, that are the sizzling steak. Last week’s shows were a mixed bag. The Beasties absolutely murdered their set at Summerstage on Wednesday — they traded off guitars and mikes, dripped sweat, and even ran a modified three-man weave — but Friday’s instrumental “gala” event at the Hammerstein Ballroom was predictably sedate. Thursday morning, they took a break to answer some of our questions at press conference. And yes, they were wearing suits.

Jeremy Blake's Body Identified

According to a report in the Asbury Park Press, a body discovered four miles off the New Jersey coast on July 22 has been positively identified as that of missing artist Jeremy Blake.