New York sure is big when it comes to the small screen.
2011 was the city's best year for television production, with a record 23 primetime series filmed here, up from nine a decade ago, providing more than 100,000 jobs to New Yorkers and pumping about $5 billion annually to the economy, according to the mayor's office.
The spike is largely due to big tax breaks the city offers and an... » more
Wit 3.5 stars
It took more than a decade for "Wit," school teacher Margaret Edson's insightful medical drama, to make it to Broadway. But as demonstrated by Manhattan Theatre Club's elegant and intimate revival starring "Sex and the City's" Cynthia Nixon, "Wit" was well worth the wait.
The play, in which a stern 50-year-old poetry professor undergoes intensive chemotherapy for advanced... » more
The Sundance Film Festival comes to a close this weekend. Here are five top-notch performances (well, technically seven) that continued to haunt and delight long after the final credits rolled.
John Hawkes 'The Surrogate' Between "Martha Marcy May Marlene" and "Winter's Bone," Hawkes is usually a sure sign that you're in for a good movie. In "The Surrogate," he... » more
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly -- facing mounting pressure from Muslim groups to resign over a video about Islamic extremism -- shouldn't give up his post, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Thursday.
"Commissioner Kelly should not step down," Bloomberg said at an unrelated news conference, adding, "I have 100% confidence in Ray Kelly."
Hizzoner, however, made clear that... » more
We prefer other "Office" characters to Dwight Schrute but we'll admit this is a good idea: NBC is rumored to be working on an "Office" spinoff starring Rainn Wilson's character for a potential midseason 2013 launch, reported Deadline.
According to the site, no deals have been closed. but the proposed spinoff is a comedy in which Dwight will live and run the Schrute family... » more
Apparently, we know all we're going to know about Demi Moore's alleged trip to the emergency room.
TMZ.com is reporting that the 911 tape won't be particularly revealing, as there's going to be a good deal of redacted information, including the drugs she was using just before the emergency.
Law enforcement sources told the site that the L.A. city attorney is recommending that all references... » more
We'd need a cocktail just to get though watching "Wheel of Fortune," never mind hosting it. Yes, people, wholesome icons Pat Sajak and Vanna White used to knock back pre-show booze in the early days of filming.
Sajak, 65, told Dan Le Batard of ESPN 2's "Dan Le Batard is Highly Questionable" that he and the blonde letter-flipper would leave during the show's two-hour dinner... » more
It was a packed house at Le Bain at the Standard Hotel Wednesday night, where fashion folks dropped in to fete Macy's latest INC Editor at Large campaign with celebrity stylist Kate Young.
Over Champagne and mini lobster rolls, guests checked out the apparel on display, edited and styled by Young. Spotted in the crowd was a bevy of social young things, including Lydia Hearst-Shaw, Harley Viera-Newton,... » more
Advocacy group Transportation Alternatives wants to know straphangers' opinion of MTA service in the past few years.
They're asking riders to text the word "commute" to 30644 and say if their commute has gotten better, worse, or stayed the same since 2009.
The group is conducting the survey to see how New Yorkers have been impacted by cuts in state funding to the MTA since... » more
NYChilifest There's nothing like a hot bowl of chili in winter. Primo chefs from restaurants including Craftbar, Fatty 'Cue and Northern Spy Food Co. provide the 20-plus varieties available for tasting. For an extra $10, you can also sample beers. (Sun., 7 p.m., $45-$55, Chelsea Market, 75 Ninth Ave., btwn 15th and 16th sts., 212-242-2630)
Winter Vintage Ball Looking for some seriously retro... » more