Alexandra Cavallo

WTF is cold-pressed juice?

There was a time — a gentler time — when the most complicated decision one had to make about juice was "with pulp or without." Juice was orange, or it was apple. Sometimes, but not often, it was grape. Pineapple? That was reserved for fancy drinks containing colorful umbrellas...

Thursday, March 29, 2018, 4:10 PM

Hook-ups in a post Craigslist world

Craigslist’s Personals section has long prevailed as one of the strangest and yet widely used forums on the web for people looking for love, sex and all manner of kink. The internet’s equivalent of the dubious back page classifieds section of newspapers of yore, lonely urbanites could...

Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 4:31 PM

10 of the saddest/most shocking TV deaths

If you’re a living, breathing human you watched This is Us after the Super Bowl, and are likely still surrounded by Kleenex following Jack Pearson’s death (oops — spoiler alert? No, but really, you’ve been clued into this and the subsequent RIPs for a while now, so don...

Friday, February 9, 2018, 6:24 PM

The evolution of New York Fashion Week

Since its inception in 1942, New York Fashion Week(NYFW) has been one of the biggest events in the who’s-wearing-who world. Along with shows in Paris, Milan and London, it’s a mainstay of the “Big 4,” where industry titans like Chanel, Givenchy and Dior unveil uber-couture...

Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 4:57 PM

The rise and fall of Justin Timberlake

It's not been a particularly great few days for Justin Timberlake. His much-hyped hybrid folk-pop album "Man of the Woods" dropped last Friday and critics were ... well, let’s just say they were not exactly impressed. The NYT’s Jon Caramanica went so far as to declare,...

Monday, February 5, 2018, 4:52 PM

HQ Trivia: What is it, and how do I win?

Have you ever wondered where your phone-obsessed friends, family and coworkers have been disappearing to weekdays at 3pm and daily at 9pm for the past few months? They’re hanging out with Scott Rogowsky, the host of HQ — a new trivia app that’s part live game show, part stand-up...

Thursday, February 1, 2018, 12:32 PM

4 of the worst Super Bowl halftime shows, as well as the best ever

Will this Super Bowl halftime show live up to (or, we asks nervously, even exceed) expectations? Good question. History tells us that major talent does not always a good performance make, and literally anything can happen. So in preparation for the worst, we took a trip down stadium concert lane to...

Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 5:21 PM

The 5 best Super Bowl commercials from the past 35 years

For those us who couldn’t care less about the sportsball (go team!), there're really only two good reasons to attend a Super Bowl party: the 7-layer dip and the historically epic commercials. Some of the most memorable ad spots of all time have debuted during Super Bowls past, so as we...

Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 12:36 PM

Band of Horses strips down Acoustic

Band of Horses ditched the amps for their current tour.Band of Horses didn’t plan on going on an acoustic tour. They didn’t even plan onreleasing an acoustic album. But, according to guitarist/keyboardist Ryan Monroe, itjust sort of happened.“We recorded a random acoustic set opening up for...

Thursday, February 20, 2014, 7:27 PM

TV Watch List: Thursday, February 13

‘Mob Wives’REALITY. Tonight, Drita’s dinner party leaves a bad taste in everyone’s mouths when, shockingly, grievances are — violently — aired before they even get to their entrees. If we’ve learned anything from the obscene amount of reality TV we’ve watched over the years, it’s that nothing good...

Thursday, February 13, 2014, 5:24 PM

TV Watch List: Wednesday, February 12

Metro's Wednesday night TV breakdown.‘Workaholics’COMEDY. Tonight, the guys battle to win the affections of a local consumer reporter they all want to bang. We’re guessing that, as usual, nobody gets laid.10 p.m., COMEDY‘Bravo’s Top Ten Dinners From Hell’REALITY. Contrary to what the title of this...

Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 11:53 PM

Wild Cub find maturity in 'Youth'

Most people looking to get a band off the ground move to Brooklyn. Keegan DeWitt got the hell out.The Wild Cub frontman had spent the better part of eight years living in New York, working as a composer for commercials and film soundtracks — and successfully, at that. (“Inocente,” an Oscar-winning...

Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 11:48 PM

Dennis Rodman got drunk on Kamikaze shots

I don’t know what’s more embarrassing — publicly canoodling with Kim Jong-un or publicly canoodling with a round of Kamikaze shots.When I read a TMZ headline this morning placing the former wedding dress-wearing basketball star/current self-appointed ambassador to North Korea and the word “kamikaze...

Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 11:35 PM

Shia LaBeouf lost his car

In a scene plagiarized straight out of the script of the 2000 Ashton Kutcher flick “Dude, Where’s My Car?” Shia LaBeouf, a guy who is not famous anymore (as he keeps reminding us) could not find his ride at LAX yesterday.The “Nymphomaniac” actor (but please, note that while he is an actor, he is in...

Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 11:20 PM

Justin Bieber might actually get deported

Find a shirt, Biebs, you'll need it in Canada.There’s a petition floating around the Internet that calls for Justin Bieber to be deported back to Canada — and a lot of people have signed it. Enough people that I feel pretty confident saying that America seems to be in Bieber Fever remission. Yes,...

Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 11:08 PM

TV Watch List: Monday, February 10

Who will Juan Pablo choose? This week's episode narrows the field to eight contestants.‘The Bachelor’REALITY. The playing field narrows! Tonight, just eight women are left to compete for the grand prize: marriage to a man they hardly know. Juan Pablo and the hopeful ladies travel to New Zealand to...

Monday, February 10, 2014, 5:50 PM

TV Watch List: Sunday, February 9

Metro's Sunday night TV breakdown.‘The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles’SPECIAL. We have two words for you: Annie Lennox. Lennox reunites with her Eurythmics bandmate Dave Stewart for the 50th anniversary celebration of The Beatles legendary appearance on the “Ed Sullivan...

Sunday, February 9, 2014, 8:25 PM

Selena Gomez went to rehab for Bieber addiction

Everyone is in a tizzy right now because yet another product of the Disney tween star sweat shop has wound up in rehab, but I’m filing this one under, “yawn, sigh, next.”Selena Gomez — who got her start playing a sassy teen wizard on “Wizards of Waverly Place” and was actually rather not-bad in “...

Thursday, February 6, 2014, 7:48 PM

NSFW: Topless Miley Cyrus photos surface

To quote one of my top five favorite movies of all time, “Well, Sinead O'Rebellion. Shock me, shock me, shock me with that deviant behavior.” (“Empire Records.” If you didn’t know that, sorry, we can’t be friends.)When I logged on to the Interwebz this morning and was assaulted with a barrage of...

Thursday, February 6, 2014, 7:37 PM

TV Watch List: Thursday, February 6

Metro's Thursday night TV breakdown.‘Impractical Jokers’PRANK SHOW. If you haven’t yet checked out this prank show — get familiar. Comedy quartet The Tenderloins (a group of four lifelong buddies from Staten Island) push each other into increasingly embarrassing — and hilarious — situations via...

Thursday, February 6, 2014, 7:27 PM