US Economy Added 290,000 New Jobs In April

Ravi Somaiya · 05/07/10 10:40AM

We all have jobs now! Let's spend beyond our means. Although, actually, before you go out and buy an iPad in celebration of the inevitable boom — unemployment still climbed from 9.7 to 9.9 per cent. [USA Today]

Madonna Video Not as Bad as We Thought

Brian Moylan · 09/01/09 01:00PM

Well, it's not bad, per se, but it's not necessarily great either. It follows the familiar Madge pattern of ripping off current street culture, thrusting and simulating masturbation, and singing about partying. Boyfriend Jesus Luz has a cameo where he plays DJ while M strips him tries to suck the life force out of him, but he doesn't show off his turntable badness like we thought he would. Luckily producer Paul Oakenfold is nowhere to be found.

Love Is The Best Celebration

Hamilton Nolan · 02/05/08 01:09PM

Yesterday we noted the split in New York's gay community over the proper response to the Super Bowl; boycott it, or celebrate with sex? That's one for personal preference. But there's a far more insidious aspect to the whole Gay/ Football issue. Namely, the underlying homoeroticism of the whole enterprise. Some coarse fans like to exploit this for cheap jokes: "He patted that guy on the butt. He's gay. He grabbed that guy. He's gay." But in fact, football is a great tool for loosening up those prone to anti-gay sentiment, because the act of football fandom is just as rife with barely concealed homoerotic acts as the game itself. The same men that would scoff at anything less than macho on the field will wrap their arms around each other and cry while praying for a Giants win. That's why, out of all the Super Bowl celebration videos we've seen, we like this one best. Five young guys, Giants jerseys, hand-holding, girlish screaming, and lots and lots of hugging. [Honestly: It's just male bonding, OKAY?]