There's a theory that nostalgia runs in 20-year cycles. For evidence of its truth, look no further than the return of'90s alternative rock, which is everywhere these days, from cruise ships (The Weezer Cruise) to clubs and theaters, with the reunions of Pavement and Soundgarden just two recent examples.
The latest band to join the reunion trend is Los Angeles' that dog., lower case, with the... » more
'Clear Moon' MOUNT EERIE 3 stars
Listening to Phil Elverum, the Washington-based musician once of the Microphones, now of Mount Eerie, it is difficult to avoid natural iconography. His roughly hewn elemental folk has not gentled with age, nor has his affinity for the world and what is in it. The wind, the wave, the tree and mountain, the thunder and crash, the fog, and of course, the... » more
The MTA's delay-plagued East Side Access project, which was supposed to bring commuter rail service to Grand Central Station by 2016, won't be finished until 2019 and is expected to be nearly $1 billion over budget, the agency said Monday.
Still, MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota said the while agency had “constantly blown” previous estimates, he is “confident” the current budget and timeline is accurate.
“The... » more
'The Secret World of Arrietty' The most recent import from the famed Japanese animation house, Studio Ghibli ("Spirited Away," "Ponyo"), mines some familiar territory: It's based on "The Borrowers," which was a book series by Mary Norton, first published in 1955, about a miniature family living under the floors, "borrowing" stuff from the humans living above.... » more
With Britney Spears' new "X Factor" gig came a slew of doubts about whether the pop star will be able to handle the pressure of a high-profile live show, but according to a report from RadarOnline.com, Brit's more than ready to take her seat at the judges' table.
Howard Stern - who joined the clownish modern-day "Gong Show" "America's Got Talent" this season -... » more
The MTA will start paying straphangers to rat out thugs who beat up its employees.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said a new program would reward anonymous tipsters with up to $2,000 for helping cops catch people who injure MTA workers. The MTA is paying for the program, called Transit Watch.
Cuomo said it "puts criminals on notice that if they assault a bus, subway or train employee, everyone... » more
Hailing a cab could get pricier -- and soon.
The Taxi and Limousine Commission will discuss raising fares up to 20% -- the first increase since 2006, its chairman, David Yassky, said Monday. He described the increase as "reasonable."
Cabbies have been lobbying the agency to hike what they collect from riders for more than a year. A hearing on Thursday will be the first time... » more
Kirsten Dunst had a girls' night out at the Chateau Marmont with four pals over the weekend - including celebrity DJ and Lindsay Lohan ex Samantha Ronson (who was also recently spotted hanging out with Sofia Vergara in NYC). The pair were reportedly getting along famously, laughing and telling stories like old friends, People reported.
According to an onlooker, the gals were all sipping white... » more
She's not a country music artist (or even dating one for that matter), but "House of Lies" actress Kristen Bell has been tapped to join country crooner Toby Keith for hosting duties at the 11th annual CMT Music Awards on June 6, People reported.
Actually, it's probably not that odd considering Keith hosted with another famous non-country-singing blonde in 2003: Pamela Anderson.
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After watching Sunday's Billboard Music Awards, we had one question: Who styled Miley Cyrus? Yes, the 19-year-old's pants-less ensemble - consisting of a low-cut white blazer - was trying too hard to be "I'm sexy," but it was the actress' over-coiffed mop that made us wonder if she was trying to look like an extra from "Dallas."
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