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Book: Want Not

A compulsively readable, deeply human novel that examines our most basic and unquenchable emotion: want.  With his critically acclaimed first novel, Jonathan Miles was widely praised as a comic genius “after something bigger” (David Ulin, Los Angeles Times) whose fiction was “not just philosophically but emotionally rewarding” (Richard Russo, New York Times Book Review, front cover). [more inside]
posted by COD on Mar 17, 2019 - 0 comments

Movie: Nobody's Fool

A stubborn man past his prime reflects on his life of strict independence and seeks more out of himself. [more inside]
posted by gauche on Dec 21, 2018 - 3 comments

Podcast: Reply All: #128 The Crime Machine, Part II

New York City cops are in a fight against their own police department. They say it's under the control of a broken computer system that punishes cops who refuse to engage in racist, corrupt policing. The story of their fight, and the story of the grouchy idealist who originally built the machine they're fighting.
posted by Tevin on Oct 12, 2018 - 6 comments

Podcast: Reply All: #127 The Crime Machine, Part I

New York City cops are in a fight against their own police department. They say it's under the control of a broken computer system that punishes cops who refuse to engage in racist, corrupt policing. The story of their fight, and the story of the grouchy idealist who originally built the machine they're fighting.
posted by Tevin on Oct 12, 2018 - 0 comments

The Deuce: All You'll Be Eating is Cannibals  Season 2, Ep 5

Candy taps an unlikely co-producer. Bobby is on the wrong end of a raid. Big Mike cashes in on a hit. [more inside]
posted by dnash on Oct 9, 2018 - 2 comments

Pose: Pilot  Season 1, Ep 1

In 1987 New York, Blanca Rodriguez pursues her dream of being a house mother and competing in the House Ballroom scene after a devastating medical diagnosis. Meanwhile, Damon Richards moves to New York with aspirations of joining a dance company. [more inside]
posted by roger ackroyd on Jun 5, 2018 - 6 comments

The Department of Time: Tiempo de magia (Time of magic)  First Watch   Season 2, Ep 6

The team travels to 1920s New York into the world of magic and Houdini, as the Ministry's own existence is placed in peril. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Jun 1, 2018 - 5 comments

Movie: Paris Is Burning

“Gay people -Men- gather together under one roof and decide to have a competition amongst themselves: BALLS. This movie is about the ball circuit, and the gay people that’s involved in it, and how each person’s life brought them to this circuit.” Filmed over seven years, Paris Is Burning is Jennie Livingston’s legendary documentary about gay ball culture in New York City in the 1980s.
posted by Going To Maine on Apr 17, 2018 - 9 comments

High Maintenance: Globo  Season 2, Ep 1

Season Two Premiere. The Guy has a busier-than-usual day as New Yorkers react to some world-changing news. [more inside]
posted by Stanczyk on Jan 20, 2018 - 7 comments

Movie: Chris Gethard: Career Suicide

A filmed version of Chris Gethard's one man comedy show about suicide, depression, alcoholism, and all the other funniest parts of life. [more inside]
posted by dnash on May 16, 2017 - 1 comment

Podcast: Scene on Radio: That’s Not Us, So We’re Clean

When it comes to America’s racial sins, past and present, a lot of us see people in one region of the country as guiltier than the rest. John Biewen speaks with some white Southern friends (Allan Gurganus, Shannon Sullivan, and Timothy Tyson) about that tendency. (This is part six of the “Seeing Whiteness” series, with recurring guest Chenjerai Kumanyika showing up at the end to help keep John honest.)
posted by Going To Maine on Apr 27, 2017 - 0 comments

Movie: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York's secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school. [more inside]
posted by GhostintheMachine on Nov 19, 2016 - 37 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: School Segregation  Season 3, Ep 28

Week of 10/30:
  • Regrettably, more on the 2016 Election, putting aside a story on Pirate Party making progress in Iceland, among others, to make room for it. OH WELL:
  • The FBI finds a few Clinton emails in an investigation into oh god I can't believe I'm typing this Anthony Weiner, yes HIM again, Carlos Danger himself. Worth watching just for the footage of Biden reacting to the words "Anthony Weiner."
  • And Now: The Stream-Of-Consciousness Musings of WCBS-2 Meteorologist John Elliott
  • Main story: School segregation, and its surprising continued prevalence, not in the South, but in New York state. YouTube (18m)
  • How Is This Still A Thing: Voting On Tuesday (It turns out to have started because, in the 1800s, people were expected to be spending Monday travelling to the polling place to vote.) YouTube (4m)
[more inside]
posted by JHarris on Nov 6, 2016 - 2 comments

Movie: Don't Think Twice

When a member of a popular New York City improv troupe gets a huge break, the rest of the group - all best friends - start to realize that not everyone is going to make it after all.
posted by donajo on Aug 6, 2016 - 12 comments

Podcast: My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 307: Face 2 Face: Would You Rather DeVito?

We're coming to you live from the Playstation Theatre in New York, NY! We assume that you, like our live audience, are "horny for this"! Along with being a great episode, it features a big announcement and special guest John Hodgman with a very special presentation! Suggested Talking Points: America's Next Top Cop, Flower Eater, James in the Cloud, Dope Raisins, Karn-al Pleasures, Yellow, Doing Great, MARK
posted by kmz on Jun 14, 2016 - 2 comments

Movie: Mistress America

A lonely college freshman's life is turned upside down by her impetuous, adventurous soon-to-be stepsister.
posted by ellieBOA on Jan 31, 2016 - 5 comments

Movie: What Maisie Knew

Based on the classic 1897 Henry James novel but set in contemporary New York City, six year-old Maisie observes the frantic comings and goings of her divorcing parents and their respective lovers.
posted by gemutlichkeit on Jan 3, 2016 - 2 comments

Jessica Jones: AKA Top Shelf Perverts  Season 1, Ep 7

Malcom, Simpson and Trish go rouge to prevent Jessica from carrying out an extreme plan to outwit Kilgrave. [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Nov 22, 2015 - 21 comments

Jessica Jones: AKA THE SANDWICH SAVED ME  Season 1, Ep 5

Despite Jessica's objections, Trish's new friend Simpson gets involved in a plan for to capture Kilgrave. We also learn how Jessica and Kilgrave and Malcolm first met.
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Nov 22, 2015 - 33 comments

Fishing with John: Montauk with Jim Jarmusch  Season 1, Ep 1

John Lurie and Jim Jarmusch drive to Montauk. New York to hunt man-eating sharks. [more inside]
posted by Elementary Penguin on Sep 30, 2015 - 7 comments

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Laws of Nature  Season 3, Ep 1

S.H.I.E.L.D. searches the world for more powered people in the aftermath of their epic battle with Jiaying and her army of Inhumans, while the larger world grows uneasy at the number of super-beings on the planet. However, Coulson and the team soon find out that they are not the only group looking for these new Inhumans. Meanwhile, a distraught and driven Fitz searches for Simmons.
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Sep 30, 2015 - 40 comments

Project Runway: Team Lingerie  Season 14, Ep 6

The designers pitch their lingerie designs to Heidi, and the winning set was produced for sale in Heidi Klum's lingerie line. Special guest judge this week was Bella Thorne. [more inside]
posted by dorothyisunderwood on Sep 11, 2015 - 21 comments

Project Runway: Gunn and Heid  Season 14, Ep 5

The designers start out with paintball guns and grudges in a group challenge that's gender-split and quickly goes downhill. Kelly Osbourne is the guest judge. [more inside]
posted by dorothyisunderwood on Sep 3, 2015 - 18 comments

Project Runway: Fashion Flip  Season 14, Ep 4

The designers must put their own stamp on classic fashion designs, drawing inspiration from New York City. Mary Kay makeup is also involved somehow. Sally Draper (okay, Kiernan Shipka) guest judges. [more inside]
posted by en forme de poire on Aug 29, 2015 - 20 comments

Podcast: Reply All: #36 Today's The Day

On this week's episode of Reply All, PJ and Alex go outside.
posted by lunch on Aug 27, 2015 - 28 comments

Podcast: This American Life: #554: Not It!

Stories of people, cities, and commonwealths touching their noses and proclaiming "not it!" Including the story of how one city used a rocking chair to take retribution against a late night TV show host, and an island that takes people it doesn't want to deal with and ships them away.
posted by latkes on Apr 15, 2015 - 4 comments

Movie: Splash

T.hanksgiving Movie Club An Oscar nominated, 80s take on The Little Mermaid with Daryl Hannah, Eugene Levy, John Candy, and a fresh-faced Tom Hanks with Ron Howard directing. Mermaid rescues boy. Mermaid falls in love with man.  [more inside]
posted by Ik ben afgesneden on Nov 24, 2014 - 2 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Sugar in US food, interview with Dr. Jane Goodall  Season 1, Ep 22

Sweden freaks out over possible Russian sub offshore near their capital. New York freaks out over Ebola patient. Some of the results from last week's Real Animals/Fake Paws court footage. Main story: FDA plans rules on disclosing on nutrition labels how much sugar is added to food, but are opposed by food manufactuers. Interview with Dr. Jane Goodall. Some of the gaffes of Toronto mayoral candidate Doug Ford, Rob Ford's brother.
posted by JHarris on Oct 28, 2014 - 6 comments

Movie: Moscow on the Hudson

When a Russian musician defects in Bloomingdale's department store in New York, he finds adjusting to American life more difficult than he imagined. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Oct 4, 2014 - 3 comments

Movie: Finding Vivian Maier

A documentary on the late Vivian Maier, a nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs earned her a posthumous reputation as one the most accomplished street photographers. [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA on Aug 16, 2014 - 7 comments

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