Kenneth, who lives in Chelsea, becomes an intrepid reporter and goes around his nabe to document, well, the fact that his nabe no longer exists. Chelsea as we knew it is almost literally GONE. Everything is gone. What will people think of when they talk about this spot in the future? The neighborhood isn't anymore.
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This post on deteriorated daguerreotypes from the studio of the celebrated early photographer Matthew Brady is mesmerizing. Some of the images have taken on a raw beauty while others—like the portrait of Dolly Madison, above center—have disappeared. As the author of the post notes, daguerreotypes are subject to change and decay...like the people in them.
Incredible piece on Hattie McDaniel, who had a very interesting life and career beyond her indelible performance in Gone with the Wind (1939).
Bradley Cooper (looking exactly like Ryan Hansen) laid one on Betty White during an otherwise interminable skit during last night's SNL 40th anniversary special. It was amusing because they really went for it. The kiss, not the show.
The show was...depressing. Not sure why? It just felt like less a celebration than a memorial service, and I think the black-tie crowd lent to that. Paul McCartney sounded really rough, which didn't help.
I think what really killed it for me is that it had a barrage of fragments from so many amazingly funny skits that put me in the mood to actually revisit them, but instead of offering up vintage fun, it would instead focus on unfunny tributes to some of the show's legendary entertainers. I mean, yay, Chris Rock admires Eddie Murphy...but why couldn't there be something funny for Murphy to then do about that?
And the new live stuff mostly sucked. All the celebs in the world don't make unfunny stuff funny.
I did like those short clips, and I have to say that Bill Murray was hysterical singing the love theme from Jaws.
Rolling Stone has a list of the 141 cast members ranked from best to worst. It would be hard to argue that the Top 3 are undeserving (but Mike Myers at #4???), yet I think Bill Murray belongs at the top. Poor Robert Downey Jr.!
I think the special worked as nostalgia but failed as comedy.
Why same-sex marriage will probably be legal in every state in June.
(Thanks, Gavin Newsom.)
Why Alabama is run by shitkicking Neanderthals.
Lesbian couple murdered by US Coast Guard worker.
Getting On renewed!
She wanted Charles Manson for his (dead) body.
Rosie O'Donnell is leaving The View due to her health.
This is funnier than 50 Shades of Grey is sexy.
Rob Pattinson takes on James Dean.
Madonna's Grammy perfs, ranked.
A buncha boys getting frisky in the locker room here.
How to Get Away With Murder's Jack Falahee covers Out.
Not-gay Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Illinois) looooves Downton Abbey.
21st annual Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue cover is here!
Jeremy Renner outed as a gun nut.
Shocking images of plane as it's crashing.
Did you find The Imitation Game cowardly and timid?
Vivica A. Fox hates Kenya Williams. A lot.
New sexy book by Maurice Heerdink.
American Sniper is dangerous propaganda...says an American sniper.
Even Gwen Stefani knows her marriage lasting has been miraculous.
This seems like a good use of your money.
Cool set of gifs for all of Madonna's new songs.
“We have waited 10 years for new Madonna music...”
Different versions, covers for Rebel Heart.
The Reagans didn't lift a finger to help their dying friend, Rock Hudson.