Zeke Turner

  1. pet peeves
    The Times Would Like to See a Number on Every New York City Building AlreadyWe’re looking at you, Eighth Avenue from 42nd Street to 59th Street.
  2. rock and roll hall of fame
    Listening to ABBA at a Young Age May Lead to Metalhead Tendencies“He has always loved our music even though he is a heavy-metal musician.”
  3. the supremes
    John Paul Stevens Will Retire in Three Years, If Not SoonerSomebody else is going to have to start wearing bow ties.
  4. michael jackson
    Sony and Michael Jackson’s Estate Strike ‘the Most Lucrative Recording Contract Ever’Ten albums over the next seven years worth at the very least $200 million.
  5. bear grylls
    What Will Bear Grylls Do to Gross You Out Next?The ‘Man vs. Wild’ star will appear in a new Discovery Channel show, ‘Worst Case Scenario.’
  6. mystery mayonnaise
    Black Mayonnaise Is at the Bottom of the Gowanus Canal“The color is like lava, really black. It just kind of oozes.”
  7. fads
    Gaga and Beyoncé Tie Mariah’s Record With ‘Telephone’Gaga is also adding a second leg to her Monster’s Ball tour.
  8. aggravating insurance giants
    AIG Withholds Bonuses From Former Employees, Digs Even Deeper HoleIt’s a slippery slope once you start using words like gouge about your AIFG bonus being withheld.
  9. blue things
    Rupert Murdoch Could Have Made Way More Money From AvatarNot that $350 million is so shabby.
  10. ballsy crimes
    Former Park Avenue Bank President Becomes First TARP Fraud ArrestCharles Antonucci is charged with ten counts of embezzlement of fraud, each worth up to 30 years.
  11. obits
    Actor Peter Graves Is Dead at 83Graves was most famous for his roles in ‘Airplane!’ and the TV series ‘Mission: Impossible.’
  12. the greatest depression
    Dodd Introduces Bill to Jump-start Financial Reform, Sets Aggressive TimelineThe Fed might be getting bigger.
  13. conan
    Artist Behind ‘I’m With Coco’ Image Gets PaidMike Mitchell’s unofficial “I’m With Coco” graphic has been purchased by Conan’s “The Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour.”
  14. Can President Obama Find the Votes to Pass Health-Care Reform in the House?The White House hustles to find 216 votes.
  15. the hard sell
    Phallic Sculptures and Other Ways to Torture Your Real-Estate Agent“Our client was screaming that this was her blood work and if a buyer doesn’t get it then they can forget it!”
  16. awards
    Joy Behar, Cynthia Nixon Take Top Honors at GLAAD Media AwardsList of winners here.
  17. loyalty
    Microsoft Employees Use iPhones, CEO Steve Ballmer Stomps on Them in PublicAbout 10 percent of Microsoft employees are using Apple’s smartphone.
  18. rain
    Weekend Storm Claims at Least Five Lives, Delays EverythingConEd reported that about 167,000 customers were without power at certain points, many through Sunday morning.
  19. corey haim
    Haim Family Schedules Funeral for Tuesday, Receives Financial SupportThe family suggested that fans send flowers to the cancer unit in their local hospital instead of to them in Toronto.
  20. weekend box office
    Alice Holds Top Spot at the Box Office in Second WeekendThe Disney film brought in $62 million after an incredible opening weekend.
  21. joaquin phoenix
    Update: Joaquin Phoenix Won’t Return to Acting As Edgar Allen PoeIt would have to be a mysteriously dark poet, otherwise the whole beard would have been for naught.
  22. financial crisis
    Women Were Better at Trading Stocks During the Financial Crisis Than MenRogue study accuses men of thinking they know what they’re doing when they don’t.
  23. turd blossom
    Young Karl Rove Understood the Power of ‘Babes,’ Color-Coded Index CardsBringing elaborate color schemes to bear on his debate-team index cards, Rove decimated his opponents.
  24. end of days
    Mel Gibson Viking Movie May Be His LastNobody is taking him seriously.
  25. stand clear of the closing doors
    MTA Planning High-Speed Internet on Medium-Speed Metro-North and LIRR TrainsKnowing the MTA, it probably won’t happen.
  26. music
    Get Me Away From New Jersey, I’m DyingThe ‘Times’ takes a look at New Jersey’s punk moment.
  27. mgmt
    MGMT Already Apologizing for New Sound’I’m sure there are plenty of people who think it’s completely weird and not what they were expecting.’
  28. sad things
    Violent Bathroom Beating After Dance-Floor Snub Ends in ArrestSurveillance videos show Mbarek Lafrem shaking his hand in pain after the beating and stealing a beer.
  29. for the kids
    Obama Shifts Gears to Education ReformObama will share his policy wish list with lawmakers on Monday.
  30. movies
    Watch: Predators Sneak Peek Unveiled at SXSWProducer Robert Rodriguez: “You can’t compete with Arnold Schwarzenegger.”
  31. ground zero workers
    A Settlement for Ground Zero Workers Now, But Much Lawyering Still to GoLegal fees account for at least one-third of the $675.5 million settlement.
  32. j.d. salinger
    The Private Life of J.D. Salinger Ends Next WeekTen brief letters and one postcard from J.D. Salinger to his “Buddyroo” E. Michael Mitchell go on view at The Morgan Library.
  33. the marriage ref
    Larry David on The Marriage Ref: ‘This is Easily the Most Uncomfortable Hour I’ve Ever Spent in My Life’And that’s saying a lot.
  34. blog-stained wretches
    Wired Shines a Spotlight on Andrew Breitbart’s Performance Art“The market has forced me to come up with techniques to be noticed.”
  35. music
    Lady Gaga Goes Behind Bars in Latest Music Video ‘Telephone’Watch the video.
  36. stamps
    Snail Mail is Decidedly High-Brow These DaysAbstract Expressionism is right there on the envelope.
  37. awful things
    Update: Victim in Afternoon Subway Tragedy Was Retrieving Her Handbag From TracksThe 48-year-old was crushed between the platform and the train.
  38. international intrigue
    Obama Divvies Nobel Winnings Among Charities, Former PresidentsNot to mention a little deposit for the curiously named Posse Foundation.
  39. ‘A Time to Kill’ Will Be the First Grisham Book to Hit the StageThey’re going to do it by the book, not the movie.
  40. anyone have a bill?
    Crack Cocaine to Become More Like Regular CocaineAt least as far as jail time is concerned.
  41. in other news
    Ball Bustin’ Barbara Walters Won’t Take Any Lip on The O’Reilly FactorYou know you’re in trouble when 80-year-old Barbara Walters calls you old-fashioned.
  42. E-Book Cannibalism Pushes Publishers Toward Hardcover-Only ReleasesWhen publishers release e-book and hardcover editions of their books simultaneously, believe it or not, the hardcovers sell less.
  43. the cuddle muddle
    In Praise of Bonuses, David Paterson Heads to Wall StreetRichard Parsons, the chairman of Citigroup, thought the speech terrific.
  44. international intrigue
    Obama Cancels Traditional Nobel Prize Lunch; Now Norwegians Are Also Mad at HimOver 5,000 are expected to protest the war in Afghanistan at Obama’s award ceremony in Oslo, but 44% of polled Norwegians think it was rude of him to cancel the traditional lunch.
  45. hollywood elder statesmen
    Morgan Freeman Keeps Things Real at Actors RoundtableFreeman burst out laughing after making Nicholas Cage admit he hasn’t smoked crack, for example.
  46. minnelli madness
    Liza Minnelli Settles Sexual Harrassment Suit Out of CourtMinelli’s driver of ten years was suing her for beating him, forcing him to have sex with her and spitting on him when he refused.
  47. ballsy crimes
    Police Kill Queens Karaoke Buzz, Bust Ketamine RingThirty were arrested after the cops found Ketamine and counterfeit cigarettes galore on Saturday night.
  48. jersey shore
    Jersey Shore is the Realest Kind of Reality; Snooki Gets Punched In The KisserThis after super real threats of violence to staffers at MTV’s Times Square headquarters.
  49. equal rites
    New Jersey Senate Postpones Gay Marriage VoteThe bill’s sponsors have delayed the vote to gather more support, and to let news that they have Bruce Springsteen’s full backing spread across the entire state.
  50. the industry
    Sex Tapes from J. Lo’s First Marriage Won’t Be in a Movie For NowPlus: Omarosa! Shit My Dad Says! and Len Wiseman!
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