| Feb 12, 2015
| 4:15 AM
After hosting the Tonys four times and the Emmys twice, this year's Oscar emcee, Neil Patrick Harris, talks about the genius of Billy Crystal and his R-rated selfie idea as he weaves through Manhattan in the back of a taxi.
You brought the house down at...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 10:07 AM
Joe Franklin, an institution of New York City broadcasting and self-crowned "king of nostalgia" who bantered on radio and television with celebrity A-listers and D-listers alike, has died. He was 88.
He died Saturday at a hospice in Manhattan, according...
| Jan 25, 2015
| 1:22 PM
Pioneering radio and TV host Joe Franklin, who gave breaks to the likes of Al Pacino and Bill Cosby on his variety show long before they became famous and who boasted he never missed a broadcast in decades, has died at age 88.
He died Saturday of...
| Jan 24, 2015
| 8:00 PM
THE LIFE-CHANGING MAGIC OF TIDYING UP: THE JAPANESE ART OF DECLUTTERING AND ORGANIZING
By Marie Kondo (Ten Speed Press, $16.99)
Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize...
| Jan 18, 2015
| 2:58 PM
Billy Crystal thinks there are moments in his latest show, FX's "The Comedians," that will make viewers squirm. And that makes him quite pleased.
"That makes for great TV, and we love that challenge," Crystal said of the show, which stars him and Josh...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 1:35 PM
Writing a column right between the end of one year and the start of another is tricky. Typically, writers come up with “the list of the [fill in the blank] of 2014.” I thought about selecting the top education stories of the year, but got a...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 9:00 AM
The undead vampires on FX’s “The Strain” -- and some other eccentric characters from across the FX networks -- will have an afterlife on Hulu.
The streaming service has secured a deal with Twentieth Century Fox Television...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 12:30 AM
Marcia Strassman made her mark as the 1970s version of Alice Kramden, playing the (mostly) understanding wife of Gabe Kaplan on ABC's "Welcome Back, Kotter."
But Strassman, who died Friday at 66, was in showbiz for more than 10 years before she wound...
| Oct 26, 2014
| 11:30 PM
Befitting the teams that got here, the 2014 World Series has been a wild one to watch.
The matchup between two wild-card teams may not go down as an all-time classic like the Reds versus the Red Sox in 1975 or the Twins versus the Braves in '91, and...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 6:33 AM
Inconceivable! One of the most beloved films of modern times was a resounding flop at the box office.
"The Princess Bride," a 1987 fairy tale romance, would seem to have had everything going for it. Director Rob Reiner was on a hot streak with "This...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 12:03 PM
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"Jersey Boys" ¿¿1/2 (U.S.; Clint Eastwood, 2014) "Jersey Boys" the movie is a different, more sedate animal than "Jersey Boys" the Broadway musical. Often this happens...