Andre Tartar

  1. One Step Behind the BulldozersWhere some see a piece of city history, others envision a new high-rise. Such is the tension between preservationists and developers, who’ve arg […]
  2. The Best Place to File Your Taxes…… If you are an Eskimo whaling captain: Alaska, which allows you to write off $10,000 for boat expenses
  3. The Tech World’s Tactics for Keeping Workers WorkingTech companies ­are as famous for their grueling work hours as they are for their lavish perks. The dual reputation isn’t necessarily a coincide […]
  4. The Second Act for Obama’s First-TermersPresident Obama’s new team is almost in place, which means a slew of Washington insiders have had to find new gigs.
  5. weekend box office
    The Croods Slouch to Top of Box OfficeWith Olympus Has Fallen in a close second.
  6. Racist FDNY Employees Still Posting Racist Things on Twitter Despite last week’s firing of Joe Cassano for doing just that.
  7. technology
    The City’s Big Data Office Knows New YorkThey sift through the equivalent of 143 million printed pages of numbers each day.
  8. vulture reads
    Your Sunday Long Reads: Harmony Korine, Peter Gelb, and Amish Romance NovelsAnother excuse to stay indoors.
  9. ink-stained wretches
    Nikki Finke May Contribute to Revamped VarietyNow that the longtime rivals are in the same corporate family.
  10. awards
    Kids Love K-Stew, Hunger Games, and BieberAlso: Selena Gomez and Katy Perry.
  11. lottery
    Someone in New Jersey Is Now $338.3 Million Richer Thanks to the lottery.
  12. life is unfair
    Wrongly Imprisoned Man’s New Life Gets Off to a Rough StartDavid Ranta had a heart attack two days after being released from jail.
  13. guests of honor
    Capote’s Ashes Invited to Breakfast at Tiffany’sBut security concerns got in the way.
  14. catholic church
    Francis and Benedict Get Together for Pope-OffOr something like that.
  15. great things
    Tilda Swinton to Occasionally Sleep in a Glass Box at MoMAFriday was her first performance.
  16. photo ops
    Tourist-in-Chief Barack Obama Visits PetraNo feigned interest here.
  17. budget wars
    Senate Manages to Pass a Budget For the first time in four years.
  18. obits
    British Thief Gets the Obituary He Asked For and DeservedPeter Scott stole a lot of stuff from a lot of famous people.
  19. late night wars
    Jay Leno Feels Mistreated by NBCFirst they stab him in the back, then they send him on a poop cruise
  20. weekend box office
    Oz Still Powerful; Burt Wonderstone Fails to ImpressMeanwhile, Jack the Giant Slayer slinks into fourth place at the box office.
  21. america!
    Dinesh D’Souza Is Making Another Movie It’s described as a sequel to 2016: Obama’s America.
  22. biopics
    Funny or Die Also Did a Steve Jobs MovieiSteve was filmed in just five days.
  23. ink-stained wretches
    Did WSJ Reporters Bribe Chinese Officials?The paper revealed that it was being investigated by the Justice Department.
  24. awards
    Anderson Cooper, Smash Win at GLAAD AwardsAs does The Amazing Race.
  25. @pontifex
    The Pontifex Twitter Account Is BackAnd it’s still not that exciting.
  26. crimes and misdemeanors
    Turkish Police Arrest Man for Staten Island Mom’s Death [Updated]Sarai Sierra’s body was found in Istanbul last month.
  27. pope francis
    Pope Francis Did a Little PressHe asked reporters to “try to better understand the true nature of the Church.”
  28. beefs
    NBC Executive Didn’t Think Jay Leno’s Ratings Jokes Were Very Funny“It’s so bad, The Biggest Loser isn’t just a TV show anymore … it’s our new motto.”
  29. crossovers
    Redfoo and Heroes Actor Now Trying for U.S. OpenWe think that hair would look very nice with tennis whites.
  30. ink-stained wretches
    Many, Many More News of the World Hacking Victims UncoveredThanks to a snitch.
  31. cancellations
    Morrissey Too Sick to Continue U.S. TourHe has a bleeding ulcer and pneumonia.
  32. things that are awful
    Yet Another Woman Gang-Raped in IndiaThis time, the victim was a Swiss tourist.
  33. possible comebacks
    It’s Not Clear Why Anthony Weiner Spent $54,000 on Polling But he did do that.
  34. that’s cardinal dolan to you
    Timothy Dolan Is Feeling DoughyIn the Italian sense.
  35. jash
    Watch a Promo for Sarah Silverman and Michael Cera’s New YouTube ChannelReggie Watts, Tim Heidecker, and Eric Wareheim are also on board.
  36. weekend box office
    Oz’s Great and Powerful Opening WeekendThe movie brought in $80.3 million.
  37. vulture reads
    Sunday Reads: Ephron’s Illness, Buying Star WarsAnother excuse to stay indoors.
  38. the bushes
    Jeb Bush Compares 2016 Speculation to CrackFor political reporters, anyway.
  39. the simpsons movie
    A New Simpsons Movie Isn’t Happening Any Time Soon“Maybe another 10, 15 years.”
  40. jokes
    President Obama Was Pretty Funny at This Year’s Gridiron DinnerThough he did insist on a joke about Marco Rubio drinking water.
  41. movie trailers
    Watch This New Star Trek Into Darkness TrailerGet ready for some spaceships.
  42. entrances
    Brooke Shields Rumored as Possible View ReplacementFor Elisabeth Hasselbeck or Joy Behar.
  43. daylight savings time
    This Is Your Daylight Savings Time Reminder We’re springing forward tonight.
  44. game of thrones season 2
    If You Missed Game of Thrones Season 2, Watch This RecapCourtesy of HBO.
  45. mindy kaling
    Mindy Kaling Writing New Book About the ‘High Highs and Low Lows’The followup to Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? is due out in “like a year and a half.”
  46. Phone Thief Takes Particularly Stupid Selfie He didn’t log out of his victim’s Facebook account.
  47. departures
    Another True Blood Showrunner Steps DownMark Hudis follows Alan Ball out the door.
  48. conclave
    Vatican Installs World’s Most Watched Chimney for Papal ConclaveOne billion Catholics will be watching for that white puff of smoke.
  49. scary things
    Taliban Greets Chuck Hagel With BombNine people were killed outside the Afghan defense ministry.
  50. filibusters
    Rand Paul Thanks His Filibuster Pit Crew He couldn’t have done it without Ted Cruz’s tweet-reading.
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