Pat King

Features Editor

patrick.king@metro.us

Lover of doughnuts and rock n' roll. Covers music, movies, and everything else. 

Eddie Izzard on taking over the Beacon Theatre and his plans to make the world a better place

For decades, Eddie Izzard has earned recognition globally as one of the most influential and consistently funny comedians working. This far reach can be closely attributed to Izzard’s ability to connect with audiences from many cultures, as he is able to translate his material into four different...

Friday, May 17, 2019, 9:38 AM

Asia Kate Dillon on joining the shadowy world of ‘John Wick’

This Friday, the long wait for the third chapter in the shadowy tale of revenge that is the “John Wick” franchise will hit theaters around the globe. The film, “John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum,” starts where “Chapter 2” left off, with our hero John, played to badass extremes by a never-better...

Thursday, May 16, 2019, 10:03 AM

Regina Spektor on getting into the role of a lifetime with her new, career-spanning Broadway residency

Singer-songwriter Regina Spektor has always had a sense of theatricality and cinematic grandeur in her songs. With her rhythmic phrasing, fluttering piano playing and elastic voice, Spektor can whip you through more peaks and valleys in a three-minute song than the tornado that transported Dorothy...

Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 10:24 AM

Nick Waterhouse talks looking back to go forward

On the album “Pet Sounds,” the saddest boy on the beach, Brian Wilson, delivered what was probably the biggest musical shrug ever recorded up until that point by proclaiming that he “just wasn’t made for these times.” While Wilson longed for a slower pace that he could keep up with, you get the...

Monday, May 13, 2019, 10:28 AM

Michael Torpey talks ‘Paid Off’ and the politics around student debt

When we caught up with Michael Torpey before the premiere of the first season of his show “Paid Off With Michael Torpey” on TruTV last year, the show seemed like it was an idea just crazy enough to work. Since then, the groundbreaking game show has helped numerous contestants decrease or completely...

Monday, May 13, 2019, 10:07 AM

'The Biggest Little Farm' reminds us of what we can give back to the world

John Chester was tired of the big city life. After years of grinding it out as a documentary filmmaker, Chester, along with his wife Molly and their dog Todd, had decided to trade it all in for a fresh start as farmers by purchasing their own farm, Apricot Lane Farms, just outside of Ventura,...

Thursday, May 9, 2019, 10:52 AM

Nicolle Wallace on the importance of truth in the era of Trump

Nicolle Wallace isn’t afraid to set the record straight. The MSNBC journalist and host of the wildly popular show “Deadline: White House,” which has beaten FOX News for five months in a row and CNN for the last 19 months in the 4pm time slot, is known as a fierce critic of the Trump...

Thursday, May 9, 2019, 9:52 AM

Lee Fields on 50 years of baring his soul

After decades of recording music and baring his soul into a microphone, North Carolina-born soul singer Lee Fields is finally starting to see the audiences he only dreamed of as a younger performer. This year marks the singer’s 50th year in the industry, and he will be going on tour to support his...

Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 10:12 AM

‘Long Shot’ director Jonathan Levine on the hilarious new film’s powerful message

As a society, it is staggering to see how far America still has to go when it comes to gender equality in the workforce, and even when it comes to fairness in the cult of personality that is our political system. No matter how qualified a politician truly is, female candidates face much more...

Thursday, May 2, 2019, 2:23 PM

Getting to know Matt Richards, the new host of HQ Trivia

Over the past couple of years, the wildly popular trivia-wherever-you-may-be app HQ Trivia has helped know-it-alls from all over the world band together in order to win cash for their breadth of knowledge. The show has had a number of guest hosts throughout the years, but no host truly put a face...

Thursday, May 2, 2019, 10:03 AM

John McCauley of Deer Tick on their new album 'Mayonnaise' and getting back out on the road

John McCauley of the band Deer Tick is one of those special songwriters who can be as romantic and sentimental as he is ready to start a midday bar fight with his beer-soaked anthems. Hailing from Providence. Rhode Island, his long-running and critically acclaimed Americana-meets-punk band, Deer...

Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 11:18 AM

This Brooklyn chef has a brand-new way to deliver cannabis: On a pizza

It seems like New York and New Jersey are some of the last holdouts on the East Coast of states to legalize the use of recreational marijuana. While Gov. Cuomo has humored the idea and teased that the prohibition of the drug could be lifted in the not-so-distant future, residents in both states...

Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 10:37 AM

Joan Baez on retiring from music and channeling her energy toward the quiet life

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer. Protest folk icon. Those two titles don’t fully cover the impact that legendary folk musician Joan Baez has had on American music. At age 78, Baez has been writing and performing for nearly six decades, with songs that have spoken truth to power and have been etched...

Monday, April 29, 2019, 9:58 AM

Discussions you need to check out at the TriBeCa Film Festival

While the TriBeCa Film Festival is known for brining fresh new voices in filmmaking to the world, the festival is also known for curating special anniversary screenings and talks around some of the most trailblazing works in both film and television. This year is going to be no different, as...

Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 5:34 PM

4 Great films to check out at the TriBeCa Film Festival 2019

This Wednesday marks the beginning of the 2019 TriBeCa Film Festival. Every year, the festival showcases some of the best young talents in the film and television industry while hosting special anniversary screenings and thought-provoking talks with legends from both mediums. This year is no...

Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 5:10 PM

'Charlie Says' director Mary Harron on understanding the Manson Family

One of the most chilling movies to premiere at this year’s TriBeCa Film Festival is the new feature “Charlie Says” that deals with the inner workings of the Manson Family before their infamous murders that brought an end to the spirit of the ’60s. The film stars “Dr. Who” ’s 11th doctor, Matt...

Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 4:07 PM

Brand-new Godiva Cafe unleashes delicious croissant-waffle hybrid, the ‘Croiffle’

Last Thursday, the world-famous Belgian chocolate maker Godiva opened its first official cafe in the city. The Godiva Cafe, located at East 50th Street and Lexington Avenue, aims to offer not only its renowned chocolate truffles and coffee, but quickly prepared breakfast and lunch meals to meet the...

Monday, April 22, 2019, 12:50 PM

A look inside Columbia Care's first Brooklyn medical marijuana dispensary

While most of us think of courthouses and upstanding businesses when it comes to the neighborhood of Brooklyn Heights, that perception may change as Columbia Care has opened its very first medical marijuana dispensary in the borough this past Saturday — on 4/20, of course! Already a huge success in...

Monday, April 22, 2019, 12:23 PM

Committing to a ‘greener’ NYC with the reduction of single-use plastics

While we as individuals can do our best to be more “green” in our everyday lives, many businesses are still handing out wasteful plastics in the form of shopping bags and one-time-use utensils at the same rate as they were before there was a larger public concern. The reason is that it is simply...

Monday, April 22, 2019, 11:46 AM

Things to do in NYC for Earth Day 2019

Spring is the perfect time for jaded New Yorkers of all walks of life to peel back their layers and let the sunshine warm their hearts as they get reacquainted with the great outdoors. But if you have paid any attention over the past few decades or so, you may have heard that our planet has been...

Monday, April 22, 2019, 10:54 AM