Legendary poet rocker Patti Smith was the featured guest at last night’s installment of the Live from the New York Public Library series in Manhattan, and the evening was nothing short of magical. There to promote her new memoir, Just Kids, Smith had a spirited chat with moderator Paul Holdengräber, performed three gorgeous acoustic numbers, and even stuck around afterward to sign books and chat with the sold-out crowd. During the interview portion, ... Read More

Review: Date Night

BY Emily Rems in Artsy |

As a die hard Tina Fey fan, I couldn’t wait to get a big, feature-film-length dose of her impeccable comic timing when I went see her star opposite Steve Carrell in Date Night. But I’m sorry to report, not even the boundless charisma and adorable chemistry of the film’s perfectly-cast stars could make up for the absurdly stupid plot of this romantic caper. The flick actually starts off reasonably well, setting up Fey and Carrell as over-worked ... Read More

Joan Rivers Live!

BY Emily Rems in Artsy |

Inspired by a recent press screening of the new documentary Joan Rivers: A Piece Of Work, I took the plunge and checked out the 76-year-old entertainment legend's stand up act on Tuesday, and it was a night I won't soon forget. Lets just say that Rivers' brand of live comedy isn't the squeaky clean stuff that made her a household name as guest host of The Tonight Show during the Johnny Carson era. No ma'am. In a club setting like the Laurie Beechman Theatre in ... Read More
The Chicago Reader's Jessica Hopper reported yesterday that on the revived Lilith Fair's Facebook page, fans are encouraged to choose a women's charity in their hometown to receive $1 for every ticket sold to the Lilith concert in that city. Cool right? But the truth about what organizations are in the running for this grant is not so cool. According to Hopper: "Minneapolis and Indianapolis fans are given the option of supporting Metro Women's Center and ... Read More
I woke up reeeeeaaaallllly early today so I could contribute to a supercool segment on the WNYC morning radio show The Takeaway. It was all about The Runaways and how the film compares to other great girl band movies. We talked about Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains and Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, and even threw in some girl band movie trivia! If you missed the magic - don't fret. You can check out the whole segment below. //And while we're ... Read More
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