A great romance between Mark Ruffalo and Gwyneth Paltrow elevates a sex-addiction drama
Robert Downey Jr. plays up his schtick and explosions in the newest Marvel flick
Superheroes bump superegos and things go boom
Justin "Vernon" Timberlake.Call this the skit from this weekend's Saturday Night Live that they expected would end up on the blogs. In it, the power couple of Beyonce and Jay-Z are receiving guests to visit their newborn Blue Ivy Carter. Portrayed by various members of the cast, LL Cool J, Nicki ... More >>
Steven Soderbergh turns the disaster flick on its head
The first, delicious harbingers of springSing Hallelujah! Devotees of seasonal eating can finally retire the root vegetables and celebrate the abundant arrival of spring's early bounty. Asparagus, like the noble tomato, is theoretically available year-round, but neither tastes as good outs ... More >>
Ripe for parody.Hopefully Gwyneth Paltrow's milky white skin is thick enough to withstand the Internet backlash towards her recently published cookbook, My Father's Daughter. Check out this video of a beret-clad artist conducting a dramatic reading from Gwyneth's book and see how you think ... More >>
Perhaps the biggest surprise from this year's Grammy Awards broadcast is that there are actually some honest-to-god surprises to report, the biggest of which was notoriously indie artists Arcade Fire coming out on top in the Album of the Year category.Here, we present a rundown of some of the mos ... More >>
We combed the Top 40 to bring you the bad, the badder, and the baddest of country music's biggest hits of 2010. You don't listen to country? Here's what you've been missing out on. (Quietly, though, I'm hoping this won't turn you off of nu-country; I kinda like some of this stuff. Shhhhh... ... More >>
What becomes of country singers when their glory days are but a distant memory? The narrative offered by Jeff Bridges tells the tale of a decline into and subsequent ascent from alcoholism paired with a fat songwriting check that, because you're such a good guy, you end up signing over to som ... More >>
A.J. OlmscheidThis is the third and final part part of our chef chat with Piccolo's Doug Flicker. (Here's part 1 and part 2 if you missed them.) Read on to find out how Flicker transformed from a kid who ate ring baloney sandwiches to a chef who has cooked at the James Beard House in New Yor ... More >>
Favreau's film will likely lead to more sequels, but that doesn't mean it's good
Gwyneth Paltrow's GOOP actually gives us some news we can use.
Extreme overacting from Joaquin Phoenix? Preposterous!
'Running with Scissors' puts the Me Decade on the couch
Hurricanes, war, avian flu, locust plagues, that annoying song you couldn't get out of your head. It wasn't the greatest of all possible years. Nor was it halfway decent. But to prove that it wasn't all bad, we asked 29 writers to rave about the ar
The left launches new Web sites, television station In response to the oft-criticized conservative news-link clearing house the Drudge Report, Salon columnist and frequent Real Time with Bill Maher guest Arianna Huffington will launch a new lefty/celeb blog, The Huffington Report, next month. The N ... More >>
Fans of 'Buffy,' 'Dark Angel,' and 'Alias': We have a new ass-kicker
Doing the calculus on mathematical dramas
Because she was the first, and worst, supermom.
How to remake the New York Film Festival's arthouse esoterica for the midwestern megaplex
Neil LaBute manhandles A.S. Byatt's romantic mystery, 'Possession'
David Fincher's big-budget Panic Room takes too few risks
Offspring of Spacek and Hanks Bring 'Orange County' to Harvest
The Anniversary Party is an exclusive engagement
With The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, director Luis Buñuel served the have-lots their just deserts
The Talented Mr. Ripley once again stokes our desire to be rich and famous
Gallo Humor: The actor-writer-director of Buffalo '66, Vincent Gallo.