COMEDOWN MACHINE The Strokes (Sony) Considering Julian Casablancas and friends pretty much invited the world into their too-cool-for-school indie house party a decade and a half ago, for the past three albums they’ve been giving a damned good impression of a band who didn’t really want to enjoy the resulting glorious chaos. And even here in their fifth outing, there’s a feeling of a band happy to be on the guest-list (as they would have it in the incredibly catchy Partners in Crime) rather than hosting the VIP suite
Paris Hilton is in “paradise” with boyfriend River Viiperi. The jet-setting socialite-turned-DJ was in Miami, Florida for the Ultra Music Festival last weekend, but she’s already taken off to an undisclosed tropical destination for some alone time with her model lover
There is a new critically-acclaimed off-Broadway play, (the title too controversial for print) in which a gay man finds himself falling for a woman, thus causing him and his partner to question his orientatios. Can a gay man who is sexually attracted to women still be gay? And what about straight men who get turned […]
For a short time at the launch of GM’s new Baojun 630 sedan at the Shanghai Auto Show this week, the car was the side attraction. On a stage behind the car, two male models dressed in black performed a strange routine in which they drew car parts with their fingers in the air and then tossed the phantom pieces to one another
Rising alarm at the spread of radiation throughout Japan’s water supply has not deterred one of its major trading partners from going ahead with its nuclear ambitions. Indonesia’s National Nuclear Energy Agency, also known as Batan, announced on Monday that it had narrowed down the list of bidders for a feasibility study it plans to conduct for two nuclear reactors.
“I’m surrounded by ghosts,” Sting says.
The Senate passed groundbreaking legislation Thursday that would make it a federal crime to assault an individual because of his or her sexual orientation or gender identity. The expanded federal hate crimes law now goes to President Obama’s desk.
The French military fended off a pirate attack on two fishing boats, hundreds of miles off the coast of east Africa, a French Defense Ministry spokesman said Tuesday. Wen hosted a welcome ceremony for Putin at the Great Hall of the People at the start of a three-day visit, before their private talks and a larger session involving ministers from both sides, Xinhua said.
Calling for an end to the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy and equality in marriage, thousands of gay rights supporters marched by the White House and on to the Capitol to rally. Sunday’s National Equality March coincided with National Coming Out Day, and came a day after President Obama delivered a supportive speech to the nation’s largest gay rights group
It’s only been a dozen years, but the landscape of television is very different from what it was when “Ally McBeal” was in its heyday. When the hit show debuted in 1997, the world of reality television consisted mostly of MTV’s “The Real World” and Fox’s “Cops.” Sitcoms and dramas were still king.