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Why you can’t ask your wedding guests to pay for your mortgage, or their own drinks.
Writer, funny man, contrarian Andrew Borowitz on three ways to kill a joke, the environment in Kandor, and poor Jim Dixon, hero for all.
Are your screws loose? Is the house falling apart? Call the Half-Assed Handyman! KEVIN GUILFOILE walks us through proper fence gate repair and the best way to fix a lawnmower handle.
‘Waterloo Sunset’ is one of the best songs ever recorded by anyone ever. And of course that’s an overstatement. Nevertheless, it fizzles in as you’re scanning the radio...
In which the editors and some writers met at a bar for drinks, talked about girls, other writers, stories about our parents, trips to Mexico, the Flaming Lips; then someone...
Kayley has a super power. The thing is, she’s not exactly sure what it is, and she doesn’t even know how to use it. A story by Kevin Fanning, illustrated by Sam Brown.
New York has Broadway, Off-Broadway, even Off-Off-Broadway. It also has Open Mic night, and the rules are a little different.
Welcome to a special broadcast of SNN, the Simplified News Network, where you get the news after you already understood it. Understand? Matthew Baldwin reports from the set.
Experts answer what they know. The Non-Expert answers anything. This week we work over the inner workings of the movie industry, where art always prevails over profit.
Stalking may not be in right now, but don’t let that deter you. Spend a day following people around New York.
Remember Jack and Diane? Well, they’re not doing so hot these days. Tracking down the stars of yesterday’s songs to get the update.
In bad economic times, it’s hard to be picky about your job. Ex-Screw editor Jonah Cassidy is still writing, though now about petroleum, not porn.
Death knocks. Your doctor tells you it’s time to start exercising or, well, it’s all over.
Experts answer what they know. The Non-Expert answers anything. This week we lead a primer on how to get promoted. With a rocket-cycle and everything.
Barring Times Square, nighttime New York is awash in a warm glow. Who do we thank for this? Why, our streetlamps! Investigating the rich history of light in the city.
A photograph of Manhattan taken this morning from Brooklyn and part of a poem by Frank O’Hara, written in 1964. 6:45 am, 11 September 2002 where does the evil of the year go ...
The hottest new toy is the Harry Potter Nimbus 2000, a vibrating broom proving popular with lots of little girls. An inside look at its insidious development.
The American calendar starts in September with back-to-school specials and football games. For everyone new to New York this fall, a big, hearty welcome and a few tips for survival.
Experts answer what they know. The Non-Expert answers anything. This week we tackle and violate that most fearsome of wedding-day responsibilities: the Best Man’s speech.
Pete: And how do you take your coffee, Agent Cooper? Cooper: Black as midnight on a moonless night. Pete: Pret-ty black. It’s an exchange from an episode of Twin...
Saturday Night Live has never been a gender-balanced show, just as it’s never been consistently funny. These days, things are starting to change.
Why is that woman next to you gasping? Oh, dear. You seem to be stepping on her toes. You didn’t even notice, did you?
You have to exit the highway to see the sights. Sometimes you have to venture down even less-traveled roads to find the real stories. Oliver Griswold tells the tales of Yachats, Oregon, and Woody Creek, Colorado.