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  1. log off
    Does Ted Cruz Truly Have Nothing Better to Do?The senator has been trying, and failing, to win a Twitter beef with actor Seth Rogen … for days.
  2. culture
    Filming That Borat Giuliani Scene Was As Uncomfortable As You’d ThinkMaria Bakalova explains what it was like to be alone in a hotel room with Rudy Giuliani and a hidden camera.
  3. zdi
    This Zoom D*ck Incident Is the Talk of the TownNew Yorker staff writer Jeffrey Toobin was allegedly caught masturbating on a video call.
  4. wtf
    There’s a New Rachel DolezalJessica Krug has stepped down from her job as an associate history professor after admitting that she pretended to be Black.
  5. asteroid
    An Asteroid Is Headed for Earth Just Before Election DayIncredible timing.
  6. the epstein case
    Trump Just Wishes This Monster WellThe president offered a friendly message to former party pal Ghislaine Maxwell.
  7. fame
    Meghan Markle’s Ambitions Are Bigger Than RoyaltyShe’s inverting the Disney dream of a prince whisking her away to a castle; now the princess is ready to make her own empire.
  8. who were the 2010s?
    Instagram’s Co-Founder on Creating the World’s FilterKevin Systrom talks truth, scale, and influencers.
  9. the future issue
    In 2029, It’ll Be Harder to Write Science Fiction Because We’ll Be Living ItReality has grown unkind to our creators of dystopian fiction. It’s stealing their thunder.
  10. 2019 women’s world cup
    Gaze Upon the Sheer Joy of These World Cup ChampionsThe U.S. Women’s Soccer Team has won the World Cup Final, beating Netherlands 2-0.
  11. power
    New York Times Says It Made a Mistake With E. Jean Carroll’s StoryThe executive editor admits the paper’s coverage of serious rape allegations against Trump was “overly cautious.”
  12. crime
    A Complete Timeline of the Jussie Smollett CaseThe Osundairo brothers have now sued the actor’s lawyers for defamation.
  13. niche drama
    This Female Twitter Comic Was Actually a Man Pretending to Be His Own WifeAn intoxicatingly inane Twitter scandal, explained.
  14. extortion
    Ronan Farrow Says National Enquirer Tried to Blackmail Him, TooAnd he’s not the only one.
  15. media
    Megyn Kelly Is Officially Walking Away From NBC With $69 MillionThe network is paying her the remainder of her contract, even after firing her following her comments defending blackface.
  16. More Proof That Subway Ads Are Kind of GreatOne company is pushing the limits of likable advertising even further, with tech designed to upgrade your commute.
  17. The Fear of a White ‘Black Bush’Why Dave Chappelle’s sketch applies to the real-life Donald Trump.
  18. Trump Fans Really Want a Less-Diverse AmericaOn almost every measurement of fear of cultural change, they are off the charts, according to a new survey.
  19. The Real Reason Potheads Celebrate 420Ever wonder why pot lovers celebrate 420? Here’s a clue: It involves the Grateful Dead.
  20. The Art of Pandering to Your Non-White AudienceThere are lessons in BuzzFeed’s video fail, Hillary’s hot-sauce remark, and ESPN’s long-delayed launch of the Undefeated.
  21. culture
    In Defense of the 1970sThey’re still getting a bad rap, pace the Mad Men finale and Louis C.K.’s recent Saturday Night Live monologue. Here’s why that’s not fair.
  22. burning man 2014
    God Punishes Burning Man Attendees With Gigantic RainstormProbably deserved.
  23. dispatches from yogurtland
    Governor Cuomo Holds Vital Yogurt SummitIt’s an important culture issue. (GET IT?)
  24. judgments
    Ed Koch Loves Cher, Doesn’t Think Christina Aguliera Is That HotThe former mayor of New York shares his thoughts on ‘Burlesque.’
  25. neighborhood news
    Who Has the Most-Fondled Balls in New York?The answer may surprise you.
  26. real-life gossip girls
    Paul Tudor Jones’s Daughter Thinks Now Is the Best Time to Be an ArtistMeet Miss Caroline Jones.
  27. real-life gossip girls
    Emma Lasry: ‘Everyone Assumes I Don’t Do Anything and I Just Spend My Father’s Money’The aspiring pop star and “Closet Bitch” discusses the pros and cons of having a billionaire father.
  28. hova
    Everything Comes Easier to Jay-ZAll he has to do is swear and the room erupts into laughter.
  29. sex on skates
    Nick Hornby Wrote a Song About Levi Johnston“I woke up this morning, what do I see? / 3,000 cameras pointing at me. / They say: ‘Levi.’ I say: ‘Yeah that’s me, sir,’ / ‘You just knocked up the VP nominee’s daughter.’”
  30. the greatest depression
    ‘Economy’ Ice Sculpture Is Like a MetaphorOne of those metaphors that don’t totally work.
  31. the schnabulous life
    Plácido Domingo and Julian Schnabel Have a ‘Titanic’ MomentThe artist paints the tenor and we schwoon.
  32. 21 questions
    Social-Lit Author Tatiana Boncompagni Thinks $1,000 Is a Little Much to Spend on a HaircutThe author of the new chick-lit novel ‘Gilding Lily,’ which is about socialites in Manhattan, answers our 21 Questions.
  33. 21 questions
    Author and Critic Daniel Mendelsohn Hated ‘Spring Awakening,’ Loves ‘Law & Order’The critic and author thoughtfully answers our usual 21 questions.
  34. cultural capital
    Will ‘Maid in Manhattan’ Be Made in Manhattan?J.Lo is adapting her 2002 chick flick for the small screen.
  35. intel
    New York’s ‘Biggest Loser’ Hopefuls Want to Trade Muumuus for PradaThe hit NBC weight-loss show held auditions on Saturday at Rockefeller Center. We were there chubby-chasing.
  36. bons mots
    P. Diddy Is New YorkWe didn’t know what we were missing, but what we were missing was Sean Combs.
  37. cultural capital
    ‘Assassination of Hillary Clinton/Barack Obama’ Exhibit Shut Down“It’s about the media,” the artist cried. “The media!”
  38. cultural capital
    Madonna’s Buns Are Made of Knowledge, Not Steel, Says PaltrowIn the July issue of ‘Bazaar,’ Gwyneth Paltrow spills the secrets Hollywood trainers don’t want you to know about.
  39. party lines
    Steve Has Never Watched ‘Sex and the City’!Does he even know that he is Steve?
  40. in other news
    We Are All Ashley Alexandra DupréPerformance artist Karen Finley has created a performance-art piece that lets us into the mind of America’s prostie.
  41. cultural capital
    ‘Sex and the City’ Movie: We Know Who Dies (Updated)Cynthia Nixon says that in the upcoming movie, one of the characters dies. We think we know just who it is.
  42. cultural capital
    Schnabel Schmacks Down DocumentarianFilmmaker Paul H-O gets told off by growling angry Papa Bear Julian Schnabel — in his own documentary. In your face, H-O! Now you know never to cross the Schnabe!
  43. party lines
    Tinsley Mortimer May Already Be Super EnoughAt the Takashi Murakami exhibit, the socialite explains what superpowers she would like to have and why.
  44. party lines
    Alex Frost Punched Owen Wilson in the FaceDrillbit Taylor actor Alex Frost looks sweet and innocent, but watch out for his right hook.
  45. party lines
    In Which We Are Schtartled by a Schmoking SchnabelThe other night at the opening of Mikhail Baryshnikov’s photo exhibition, “Merce My Way,” at 401 Projects on West Street, we were ruminating on the rapidly changing schneigborhood with gallery owner Mark Seliger. “You just blink and there’s a new building up,” said Seliger, adding that he is often asked to sell his building, just south of the Richard Meier condos. He wasn’t entirely sold on Julian Schnabel’s nearby Palazzo Chupi, he admitted, at least not until he went inside. “It’s amazing,” he declared. “It’s growing on me, definitely growing on me.” Another local, Michael Angelo, proprietor of supermodel-central salon Wonderland on West 13th Street, chimed in. “I think that everybody had a little heart attack at first,” he said of the pink palazzo. Seliger recently photographed the entire Schnabel family for a L’Uomo Vogue spread. Papa Schnab, he said, had insisted on wearing his own clothing. “You can count on him wearing pajamas, that’s for sure,” he said. And then, as if he were a rotund, benevolent Beetlejuice, at the sound of his name, Schnabel appeared.
  46. in other news
    Art Crowd Gets Heated at Armory Dance PartyIt’s hard to have a throwdown in skinny jeans, but on Saturday night at the Whitney Biennial’s 24-hour dance party at the Armory, it happened: The hipsters went wild. The event, the culmination of Agathe Snow’s 96-hour marathon of continuous dance, was cut seven hours short of the goal when, around 4 a.m., a fight erupted mid–dance floor. At first, onlookers thought the scuffle — which began with just handful of fighters and swelled to more than twenty — was an ironic piece of performance art. “I thought they were kidding,” said Eden Mackenzie, a video editor who was on the dance floor when the fists began to fly. “Then they all just started jumping on one guy and punching him as he lay on the ground.” Doreen Remen, co-founder of the Art Production Fund and one of the event’s producers played down the tussle to New York: “It was just two guys, and they were asked to leave,” she said. “It all happened very fast.” But Obinna Izeogu, an art director who attended the party described the scene as a “mini-riot,” in which blows were traded for more than fifteen minutes as more partygoers joined in the fray that continued to swell even after D.J.’s killed the tunes (and Snow’s vision of infinite dance). “It started off like two and then it just became a rumble,” said Izeogu. Armory security staff, unprompted, dialed 911 for reinforcements, and officers who responded called it “that gigantic fight”.
  47. party lines
    Fred Armisen Performs in ‘Honeyface’Lorne Michaels took some heat for picking Venezuelan-Japanese cast member Fred Armisen to play Barack Obama when Saturday Night Live returned to the air at the end of February, but Armisen himself isn’t having any trouble with it. “I just want to have fun,” he said at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on March 10. “I like wearing outfits and doing things.” So how does he turn himself into the country’s potentially first black president? “It’s really quick,” Armisen said. “There’s shading on my eyebrows and plastic behind my ears. And there’s a little bit of something called Honey, a honey color, that is something I would wear when I play Prince.” About the perception that “Weekend Update” favors Hillary Clinton, Armisen’s response was similar to what SNL writer Jim Downey told today’s Times: “I think they’re not favoring anyone,” he said. “The pieces are more making fun of the media than anything else. It’s all about the jokes.” —Bennett Marcus Related: SNL Searches for A Fauxbama
  48. vulture
    Making the BandThe long national nightmare is over: Menudo, Spanish-speaking eighties boy band, is coming back. That means the producers need to round up a troupe of singing and dancing Latino teenagers, and this weekend the talent search came to New York City. Nearly 100 hopeful performers tried out at the Queens Center Mall Saturday, and Tim Murphy was there for Vulture, New York’s new arts-and-culture blog, to learn what drives kids to be aspiring Ricky Martins. Find out at Vulture. They Want to Live La Vida Menudo [Vulture]
  49. announcements
    Introducing VultureThere are innumerable places to find cultural coverage online, but there are very few, if we may be so bold, that do it right. This is why we’re so proud this morning to welcome our newest bloggy brother in New York’s brood: Vulture, your daily source for arts and entertainment news. Vulture soars both high and low; it’s perhaps the only site offering critical analysis of the latest fake memoir, an MP3 of the hottest indie-rock single, breaking news when your favorite performance artist straps a dog to his head, and YouTube videos of Joey Lawrence break dancing all in one spot. And it’s all presented with the magazine’s trademark smart and informed perspective on all the city’s cultural offerings. It’s written by Melissa Maerz, a former editor at Spin, and Dan Kois, a former literary agent and a film executive, and they’re waiting for you at nymag.com/vulture.
  50. in other news
    Seeing Red Speaking of White Trash Nation, we’d like to direct your attention to two events coming to our area this weekend. First Larry the Cable Guy plays Radio City Music Hall tonight and tomorrow night. Then there are four monster-truck rallies at Nassau Coliseum from tonight through Sunday. Toss in that bullriding competition at Madison Square Garden last month, and all that Nascar-in-Midtown mishegoss at the end of last year, and you start to wonder: We are still a blue state, right? Earlier: Anna Nicole and ‘New York’: A No-Love-Lost Story
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