A Hollywood Ending

Maccabee Montandon · 07/27/13 08:00AM

Mardi Gras in June. That was the noise out the window. Like a spray of firecrackers. A tack-a-tack-a-tack-a-tack-a-tack-tack midnight burst of joy.

Kim Jong-il's Fat Playboy Son Totally Jealous of Cool Dictator Brother

Max Read · 01/17/12 12:35PM

The late Kim Jong-il's oldest son, the Ferragamo-wearing Chad Kim Jong-nam, lost out on a power struggle with his youngest brother, Kim Jong-un, years ago, and has since spent most of his time in Macau and China, doing whatever it is international playboy dictator relatives do. (Eat, apparently.) Not that he's jealous, or anything — no, he just likes to tell Japanese reporters that his younger brother is going to fail for completely different reasons.

This Man Was Not Even Invited to the Wedding

Hamilton Nolan · 09/30/10 03:02PM

Montana resident David Sicotte pleaded not guilty to hitting his pregnant sister in the mouth with "a large wrench" at her wedding reception. Before that, he'd "pushed his sister's new mother-in-law to the ground and started fighting with the groom."

It Seems Sitcom Evolution Stopped at 30 Rock

Brian Moylan · 09/23/09 05:55PM

At least for the time being. While the wonderfully absurd workplace farce took home a bunch of Emmys on Sunday night, it hasn't had any affect on the new batch of comedies starting tonight. Prepare to frown.

Old New York's Favorite Filthy Newspapers

Pareene · 06/02/08 11:39AM

Newspaper and magazines are maybe dying because they are simply not as awesome as they used to be. The American Antiquarian Society has put together a book called The Flash Press: Sporting Male Weeklies in 1840s New York, and those sporting male weeklies make our modern-day tabloids and lad mags look like they're put together by a bunch of kittens and marketed to little girls. They are called The Flash Press after The Flash, a weekly founded by a drunk Bostonian named William Snelling. He wrote a poem about how much he hated all the other poets in the nation, then moved to New York to spend more time at brothels. Eventually he founded that four-page weekly paper, dedicated to "Awful Developments, Dreadful Accidents and Unexpected Exposures." Was he the original blogger?!