"Blue collar comedy" is often viewed as synonymous with words like "dumb," "cheap" and "Republican." It was largely co-opted by Jeff Foxworthy's low-brow comedy tour, and since then you really can't discuss the humor that comes out of labor-work without everyone assuming you have a Support the Troop ... More >>
Severely pissing off a shload of soap-opera viewers is probably not the most strategic career move that chef Mario Batali has ever made, but then, again neither was his alleged Food Network blackmail attempt -- and he's still sitting on a fat pile of cash. But will his latest television move ... More >>
These days, Sean Moynihan is a deputy district attorney in Denver. But during the early '90s, he was a regular on One Life to Live -- and he was recently invited back for a ten-episode stint on the long-running soap opera. Turns out his character, Powell Lord, is the kind of person Moynihan might ... More >>
Photo by Jon SolomonGene Ween, music machine. Welcome to the working week. Today in Backbeat Online: • Over the weekend: Gene Ween at the Walnut Room and b.side in Boulder. • Rumors of Tickle Me Pink's breakup completely unfounded. • Wentworth Kersey gives away new CD at St. Mark's. • Tech ... More >>
St. Nick's helper confesses all in The SantaLand Diaries.
THE NEXT VOICE-OVER YOU HEAR MAY BE DICK TERRY.