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  1. When Playing It Safe Goes Wrong: Bruno Mars Is Your Super Bowl Ha...

    Amos Barshad

    The Super Bowl halftime show is a pop institution, growing from its humble roots (your 1967 debut performer: the University of Arizona marching band!) to host wondrous curios (1989: "[Magician/impersonator] Elvis Presto, South Florida–area danc...

    Blog | September 09, 2013
  2. Warm Bodies, a.k.a. What Tweens Were Doing While You Were Watchin...

    Amos Barshad

    Warm Bodies — a self-described "zom-rom-com" (zombie romantic comedy), a term heretofore, one hopes, forever excised from this earth — took the top spot at this weekend's box office, with a respectable $20 million. How did a flick starrin...

    Blog | February 04, 2013
  3. Beyoncé's Playing the Super Bowl

    Amos Barshad

    Early last year, while speaking with Piers Morgan, Beyoncé explained that "I always said I'd have a baby at 30. I'm 29 ... I feel like 30 is the ideal age, because you're mature enough to know who you are and have your boundaries and your standa...

    Blog | October 16, 2012
  4. On the Plus Side for New England: No Rapping Patriots Fans Have R...

    Amos Barshad

    So you're a famous rapper, and your team just won the Super Bowl - what do you do? Record an ill-advised tribute track, of course! New songs have popped up from both the Bronx's French Montana and Queens' LL Cool J (studio in the NCIS: Los Angeles tr...

    Blog | February 07, 2012
  5. A Tale of Two Rigginses: Which Super Bowl-Advertised Taylor Kitsc...

    Amos Barshad

    Earlier this week I had a conversation with a Jets fan. He told me he hoped the planes carrying both the Giants and the Patriots would crash before the game. It wasn't clear if he meant that he wanted to see both teams be arduously delayed, but ultim...

    Blog | February 06, 2012
  6. Partial List of Things That Will Be at the Super Bowl: A Football...

    Amos Barshad

    Well, this is a surprise: M.I.A. - the most recent victim of the Lana Del Rey Backlash-Anti-Backlash-Anti-Anti-Backlash-Whiplash Commemorative Circuit - will be performing at this Sunday's Super Bowl halftime show. As she told Zane Lowe on BBC radio ...

    Blog | January 31, 2012
  7. Jerry Seinfeld and Jay Leno Are Better Than Ferris Bueller At Sel...

    Amos Barshad

    As Grantland pointed out yesterday, some sectors of the Internet were upset about the resurrection of Ferris Bueller for a Honda Super Bowl commercial. Certainly, it feels a bit silly to get worked up about the "sacrilegious" use of a fictional comed...

    Blog | January 31, 2012
  8. Ferris Bueller Lives!

    Amos Barshad

    Great news: For the first time in 26 years, Matthew Broderick will be slipping back into Ferris Bueller's patterned sweater vest. The occasion will be an ad shown during next weekend's Super Bowl, but for whom the revival will go down is unknown besi...

    Blog | January 27, 2012