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Dan Kois

  1. the list
    Tina Fey, ‘W.,’ and the Ten Funniest Political Impressions of All Time
  2. nudes
    ‘Ghost Town’: Hey, What Happened to Naked Guy Ghost?How did he die? Why was he naked when he died? Did they film a scene of Ricky Gervais delivering clothes to his naked widow?
  3. the unexpected
    Surprisingly Good ‘Ghost Town’ Continues the Tradition of the Monday SurpriseYou know the Monday Surprise! You don’t know why you saw it, but on Monday, you buttonhole your co-workers and tell them how good it was.
  4. vulture lists
    7 Coen Brothers Idiot Movies, RankedWhere does ‘Burn After Reading’ fall on the register of the Coens’ comedies of buffoonery?
  5. announcements
    Bye!A fond look back from the outgoing editor.
  6. countdown
    Could ‘Fela!’ Actually Make It on Broadway?Oh, if only we lived in a world where that was possible!
  7. countdown
    So, How’s It Going at ‘Tale of Two Cities’ Previews?’Every time we see it, it’s so different!’
  8. the take
    The Aaron Sorkin Facebook Movie: A Facebook HistoryWatch Aaron Sorkin go to work — as reflected in his Facebook status updates for Tuesday, September 2, 2008.
  9. the take
    Will We Hate the New ‘90210’ As Much As Jennie and Shannen Do?’When they told me that, I thought, Aaron Spelling is rolling over in his grave right now.’
  10. apropos of nothing
    What Does That Crucified-Frog Sculpture Look Like, Anyway?Does it really represent an artist ‘in a state of profound crisis,’ or does it look like Kermit?
  11. countdown
    Epic ‘Crank 2’ Required More Footage Than ‘Titanic’Thankfully, it seems like no expense has been spared to make ‘Crank 2’ even more awefulsome than its predecessor.
  12. the take
    ‘Piss Christ’ Photographer Andres Serrano Craps Out Some New ArtSerrano has a new show opening next month at the Yvon Lambert Gallery, and he’s moved his focus from No. 1 to, naturally, No. 2.
  13. the comics page
    The Lonely Toilet-Cleaner Dreams of a Better Life in Raymond Briggs’s Comic ‘Gentleman Jim’First released in 1980, ‘Gentleman Jim’ is one of the first graphic novels ever published in English.
  14. apropos of nothing
    Jay Baruchel: The Next Anna Faris?The ‘Observer’ stakes a claim for the Apatow supporting player.
  15. news reel
    CONFIRMED: Aaron Sorkin Creates Facebook Page, Writing Facebook MovieIs a man who doesn’t understand Facebook writing a movie about Facebook?
  16. pop trash
    ‘Mad Men’ Twitter Wars End PeacefullyAMC suspends, then reinstates, Don Draper’s and Peggy Olson’s Twitter accounts.
  17. countdown
    Haley Joel Osment, on Leave From NYU, to Hit BroadwayIt’s official: ‘American Buffalo’ has the weirdest cast ever.
  18. apropos of nothing
    New Bryan Lee O’Malley–Hope Larson Comic!It’s spooky and awesome and turns the ‘Scott Pilgrim’ conceit on its ear!
  19. countdown
    ‘Babylon A.D.’ Director Matthieu Kassovitz Talks Up His Movie: ‘Pure Violence and Stupidity’Directors whose shitty sci-fi movies are nickeled and dimed into shittier sci-fi movies are supposed to shut up and take it, Matthieu!
  20. tube junkie
    BBC3 Show ‘The Wrong Door’ Shows the Computer’s RevengeThe upcoming U.K. comedy series presents a world in which sci-fi special effects interact with everyday life.
  21. countdown
    Is Russell Crowe Channeling J.T. Walsh in ‘Body of Lies’?How we know Crowe is playing a bad guy in the upcoming CIA thriller.
  22. in the magazine
    Rachel Weisz Tries Funny, and Other Culture Highlights From This Week’s ‘New York’Plus: Josh Brolin! Benicio del Toro! Toni Morrison! Stephen Sondheim! And enough flow charts to choke a horse!
  23. apropos of nothing
    Woody Allen Reminds Us How Funny He IsWe liked the line about Woody fracturing ‘certain key teeth’ on the floor.
  24. apropos of nothing
    ‘Playboy’ Puts ‘Mad Men’ Cast in Most Irony-Free Photo Shoot EverOkay, not the photo of Bryan Batt. But the rest of them!
  25. trailer mix
    ‘New York, I Love You’ Trailer: New York, I Just Met YouIf I, Brett Ratner, can make it there, I’ll make it … an-y-where!
  26. apropos of nothing
    Joe Biden’s Book a Bestseller, and All It Took Was a V.P. NominationSadly, Evan Bayh’s ‘Argentina’s Economic Crisis: Hearing Before the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, U.S. Senate’ wasn’t so lucky.
  27. backlash
    Closing Ceremony Takes the Bloom Off Zhang Yimou, Jimmy PageThe closing Ceremony included little that we couldn’t have thought up if someone gave us millions of dollars, thousands of people, and terrible taste.
  28. apropos of nothing
    Just Let Tom Scharpling Write a 33 1/3 Book Already’You should see the people writing these 33 1/3 books,’ he says on the air.
  29. the take
    Fire Up Your Silk Screen: Mickey Mouse Might Be in the Public DomainDisney, of course, doesn’t think this is nearly as hilarious as we do.
  30. apropos of nothing
    We Can’t Wait for ‘FBI Art Squad,’ the MovieGuns, danger, sexy naked paintings — what else do you need?
  31. apropos of nothing
    Hey, America! Go See a Movie Without Explosions This WeekendOnce you’ve seen ‘The Dark Knight’ for the fourth time, that is.
  32. ranters and ravers
    Can America’s Film Critics Make Anna Faris a Star?Wait, is she really as good as Lucille Freaking Ball?
  33. countdown
    How Awesome Will Zhang Yimou’s Olympic Closing Ceremony Be?We’re definitely watching Sunday night. (Or on the Internet Sunday morning, when they actually happen.)
  34. apropos of nothing
    Sheryl Crow to Single-handedly Hand Election to McCainDo you know a single person under the age of 30 who would lift a finger for a Sheryl Crow album?
  35. the take
    ‘The Rocker’ Continues the Curse of ‘The Office’Movies starring ‘Office’ principals have been consistently bad — and unpopular — since the series became a hit.
  36. countdown
    Will This Fall’s Movies Be As Depressing As Last Fall’s? Vulture InvestigatesWill we survive 2008? Or will this year’s crop of movies be even more dour than last year’s?
  37. apropos of nothing
    UCBT’s Bobby Moynihan Lands at ‘SNL’Those of us who have enjoyed Bobby’s work since the glory days of Police Chief Rumble salute him.
  38. the projectionist
    David Edelstein Remembers Manny FarberPlus, a 1994 profile of Farber the artist.
  39. the comics page
    Sneak a Peek Inside the Secret World of Burma With Guy Delisle’s New ComicA cartoonist tries to visit Aung San Suu Kyi in this exclusive comics excerpt.
  40. it just happened
    Brooklyn Artist, American Graffiti Activists Arrested in BeijingJames Powderly let friends know he was being held via Twitter direct message.
  41. countdown
    ‘Shrek’ the Musical Not As Bad As We Expected?’It’s decent!’ raves one source. Even though the actor playing Farquaad spends the entire show on his knees.
  42. the take
    A ‘Veronica Mars’ Movie Is a Lousy IdeaWho’s gonna pay for a movie based on the 148th most popular show on TV?
  43. apropos of nothing
    It’s a Trend! Third Hitler-Killing Movie AnnouncedDespite seeming like a sequel to ‘The Day the Clown Cried,’ this seems to be an actual serious drama.
  44. apropos of nothing
    Jonas Brothers Coyly Decline to Endorse a Candidate…for now. They’re holding out for a Cabinet position.
  45. pop trash
    Are You a Serial Killer? ‘Dexter’ Promotional Website Offers Customized DiagnosisThis is how likely we are to snap and murder Lane.
  46. the take
    German Producers Put 100,000-Euro Bounty on Reviewers of ‘Der Baader Meinhof Komplex’German critics are rolling up their sleeves to hate on the biggest German-language movie of the year.
  47. the take
    Which Will Germans Find More Offensive: ‘Valkyrie’ or ‘Inglorious Bastards’?Will ordinary Germans be more upset about the scalpings or about the eye patch?
  48. you saw it here first
    First Look: See Joss Whedon and Damon Lindelof in Brad Meltzer’s ‘Book of Lies’ TrailerPit Joss against Christopher Hitchens and guess whom we’ll side with every time.
  49. countdown
    ‘Benjamin Button’ to Be So Long That Time Moves Backward?Seriously, does this movie need to be three hours long?
  50. the take
    The Adventures of ‘Beijing Ben’ SilvermanThe chairman of NBC is reporting from the Olympics, in as inimitable a fashion as you might expect.
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