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Rebel Commentary: Would You Hire A Racist?

Rebel Commentary: Would You Hire A Racist?

Rebecca Carroll at far right and guests, from left, Mona Eltahawy, Ziwe Fumudoh, and Kara R. Brown discuss how racism is considered today at The Greene Space, June 18, 2018 Rebel is Rebecca Carroll's regular column...

Commentary: Oprah Doesn't Owe Us Anything--Because She's Given Us Enough

Commentary: Oprah Doesn't Owe Us Anything--Because She's Given Us Enough

Oprah Winfrey at the opening of 'Watching Oprah' at the National Museum of African American History and Culture (Smithsonian) Rebel is Rebecca Carroll's regular column on race and pop culture. You can hear Rebecca talk about...

Financial Analyst & Commentator Larry Wachtel Dies at 77

Financial Analyst & Commentator Larry Wachtel Dies at 77

For many 1010WINS listeners, some sad news: Financial analyst Larry Wachtel who would gave financial advice on 1010WINS for 33 years died on Sunday. He died suddenly of a heart ailment on Sunday. Wachtel grew up in Brooklyn, attended Long Island University and had worked in the finance industry, retiring from Wachovia Securities in 2005. He also retired from daily commentary on 1010WINS in 2005, but remained a guest commentator. The Journal News notes how...

Gotham Awards Say Hello Brooklyn

Gotham Awards Say Hello Brooklyn

The Gotham Awards gala run by the Independent Feature Project (IFP) will be held in Brooklyn for the first time tonight, after 17 years spent bouncing around between Roseland, Hammerstein Ballroom and Chelsea Piers. This year the independent film awards will take place on the soundstage of Steiner Studios in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Among the thousand-plus guests expected to attend are Javier Bardem, Sean Penn, Laura Linney, Uma Thurman, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Brooklyn’s...

Strike Fever – <em>Catch It!</em>

Strike Fever – Catch It!

Make sure you’re sitting down before reading further: Today TV bloggers formed a virtual picket line to support the Writers Guild strike. We’ve been refreshing Ramblings of a TV Whore all day, hoping for some blogging scab to post something! All this strike activity is becoming quite the trend; CBS News writers are expected to join their more gifted and talented “creative” colleagues who are entering week two of the strike. The CBS News scribes...

Pencil This In

Pencil This In

The Critical Mass Halloween Ride is tonight! If you go, get some good pictures! THEATER: Sam Marks’s new play The Joke peels back the thin gauze separating comedy from an open wound. Set in the last throws...

Urban Housing Designs by Lego

Urban Housing Designs by Lego

Before November 24th we suggest heading over to the Storefront for Art and Architecture for this urban housing designs exhibit. The little gallery houses a New York City created from Legos! Not a completely new idea...

Noteworthy Television This Week: Mix of Good and Bad

Noteworthy Television This Week: Mix of Good and Bad

A look at some of this week's noteworthy television: Desperate Housewives (Sunday, 9:00 p.m., WABC 7) A homosexual male couple moves into Wisteria Lane and wackiness ensues. Masterpiece Theatre: The Amazing Mrs. Pritchard (Sunday, 9:00 p.m., WNET...

Almontaser Wants to Go Back to School

Almontaser Wants to Go Back to School

Debbie Almontaser, the erstwhile head and founder of Brooklyn's Khalil Gibran International Academy, will sue the city for violating her freedom of speech. She also claims Mayor Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Joel Klein forced her to resign...

Opinionist: The Beebo Brinker Chronicles

Opinionist: The Beebo Brinker Chronicles

Ann Bannon’s 1950s lesbian pulp novels, The Beebo Brinker Chronicles, have long been beloved for their vivid portrayal of secretive homosexual subcultures in ultra-repressed America. The series has been recently adapted for the stage by Hourglass Group;...

Greg Gutfeld, Host, Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld

Greg Gutfeld, Host, Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld

Greg Gutfeld is a funny guy. The only problem is that his show, Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld is on at 2 AM on Fox News. But that's not his problem; it's yours-- because you don't get...

The Cinecultist's Weekly DVD Pick: Worker Bee Edition

The Cinecultist's Weekly DVD Pick: Worker Bee Edition

Man Push Cart (directed by Ramin Bahrani) You might grab a coffee and a bagel from the corner coffee cart every morning for years, but still never know much about the guy working inside. In director Ramin...

NYC Marathon Right Around the Corner

NYC Marathon Right Around the Corner

The ING New York City Marathon is just a mere 25 days away on November 4. The day before the marathon, the New York Road Runners Club is hosting the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for the...

What's a Bigger Nightmare, Roaches or Gordon Ramsay?

What's a Bigger Nightmare, Roaches or Gordon Ramsay?

Some readers have wondered why people are tuning into Gossip Girl on Wednesday nights at 9PM, not only because the CW repeats its shows later on. The other 9PM television draw is Kitchen Nightmares on Fox. The...

The Cinecultist's Weekly DVD Pick: Legen-dary Edition

The Cinecultist's Weekly DVD Pick: Legen-dary Edition

How I Met Your Mother: Season Two More and more people seem to be jumping on the bandwagon to promote CBS's hilarious program How I Met Your Mother but as long as that network's popular sitcom Two...

Video of the Day: Hipster Olympics

Video of the Day: Hipster Olympics

Making fun of hipsters isn't even ironically cool anymore, but this video of The Hipster Olympics somehow still manages to be funny. The hipsters go through a series of challenges including picking out ironic thrift store t-shirts...

Karl Rove Will Resign at End of Month

Karl Rove Will Resign at End of Month

Karl Rove, the political mastermind who maneuvered George W. Bush to the White house twice, will be stepping down from his role as President Bush's political adviser at the end of the month. In an interview...

The Cinecultist's Weekly Movie Pick: Shorts Eating Edition

The Cinecultist's Weekly Movie Pick: Shorts Eating Edition

The Simpsons Movie (directed by David Silverman) This weekend marks the move of America's favorite dysfunctional family the Simpsons from the suburbs of television to the urban center of the big screen. After all of the viral...

Pencil This In

Pencil This In

FUNDRAISER: It's the 3rd Annual Summer, Sex and Spirits cocktail and shopping extravaganza. Planned Parenthood of New York City (PPNYC), in conjunction with Brooklyn Indie Market join forces for the fundraiser, "an evening of mixing and mingling...

Joey Chestnut Wins Nathan's July 4th Hot Dog Eating Contest With a New World Record (66 Hot Dogs and We Liveblogged it)

Joey Chestnut Wins Nathan's July 4th Hot Dog Eating Contest With a New World Record (66 Hot Dogs and We Liveblogged it)

It's our favorite July 4th tradition, this side of smiley-face fireworks: The Annual Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest, held at Nathan's in Coney Island. And this year's competition is particularly tantalizing: Current champion Takeru Kobayashi has...

Pencil This In

Pencil This In

THEATER: HERE Artistic Director Kristin Marting concludes the OBIE-winning art center’s season by directing performer/dancer Alexandra Beller in us, “a highly athletic, sensual and dynamic blend of movement with song, text and a layered soundscape. Beller created...

Pencil This In

Pencil This In

COMEDY: Check out The 7:00 Workout tonight at UCB, where God's Pottery test out some new material on you. The show is listed as being at 6:30pm, which is just confusing - so, get there early? We...

New York Rises

New York Rises

Through September 4th, Eugene de Salignac's photographs will be shown at the New York Rises exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York. What separates this photographer from others who have taken famous shots of...

The Cinecultist's Weekly DVD Pick: Murphy Mania Edition

The Cinecultist's Weekly DVD Pick: Murphy Mania Edition

Trading Places & Coming to America (directed by John Landis) Norbit (directed by Brian Robbins) After Eddie Murphy's Oscar nomination for his supporting role in Dreamgirls last year, there was a long (and seemingly unauthorized) profile on...

Pencil This In

Pencil This In

READING: FreeNYC points us to a reading at B&N featuring Gong Show guru and possible CIA assassin, Chuck Barris: "In addition to bringing the world the Newlywed Game, the Gong Show and Confessions of a Dangerous Mind,...

Opinionist: All the Wrong Reasons

Opinionist: All the Wrong Reasons

John Fugelsang starts his one-man show, All the Wrong Reasons: A True Story of Neo-Nazis, Drug Smuggling, and Undying Love, by acknowledging that he isn’t performing a “proper piece of solo theatre. The stories here are not...

The Cinecultist's Weekly DVD Pick: Beautifully Bleak Edition

The Cinecultist's Weekly DVD Pick: Beautifully Bleak Edition

Children of Men (directed by Alfonso Cuarón): Seeing movies in the theater is a wonderful viewing experience—big image, big audio, big popcorn—but there's no rewind button. To really enjoy a film like Alfonso Cuarón's futuristic drama Children...

The Cinecultist's Weekly DVD Pick: Real Sex Edition

The Cinecultist's Weekly DVD Pick: Real Sex Edition

Shortbus (directed by John Cameron Mitchell). Sure, Shortbus, John Cameron Mitchell's long-awaited follow up to his inspirational transsexual musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch, has a lot of explicit, "real" sex in it, but the real turn...

Bruni Gone Wild

Bruni Gone Wild

So apparently we were the last ones to know that Frank Bruni is gay (see "Mrs. Bruni" comment last week). But as we know from his one-star review today, that didn't stop him from taking in the...

Oscar, Oscar: Liveblogging the Academy Awards 2007

Oscar, Oscar: Liveblogging the Academy Awards 2007

It's that time of the year again: When Hollywood honors its moviemaking the way it knows (and not always in equitable ways, given that Alfred Hitchcock nor Robert Altman, to name a few, have never won Directing...

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