No one could top the Clash, so Mick Jones didn’t try…instead, he forged his own path with the brainy dance music of Big Audio Dynamite. Robin Monica Alexander looks back at “The Globe.”
Robin Monica Alexander
Robin Monica is a playwright, filmmaker, teacher, wannabe cabaret star and professional New Yorker.
Bigmouth strikes again: Robin Monica meets you at the cemetry gates to observe the 25th anniversary of the seminal British album.
Robin Monica Alexander takes a momentary break from pigging out at the Shake Shack to explain, in the latest “Random Play,” why you should pig out there, too.
The millennium has come and gone, but “Angels in America” is eternal. Robin Monica Alexander retraces its twenty-year history in a new “Random Play.”
In the latest Random Play, Robin Monica Alexander explains how hip-hop group Yo Majesty is as American as apple f***in’ pie.
Still unsure whether kids are born gay? Robin Monica Alexander spotlights a new blog whose emphatic and adorable response is yes.
Robin Monica Alexander drinks Stoli and devotes the last Random Play of 2010 to her favorite variety of booze.
Robin Monica Alexander loves Shakespeare, but she hates racism more. In the latest Random Play, she asks why we keep making excuses for “The Merchant of Venice.”
Pork, pickles, barbecue sauce and a bun: it’s the McRib! And it’s back! Robin Monica Alexander analyzes its mysterious appeal in the latest Random Play.
Random Play remembers Greg Giraldo, a Harvard Law School grad who put his education to use telling jokes about Viagra, drug addiction, washed-up celebs and fat kids. The world won’t be the same without him.
The real surprise is the solid, subtle work of Ulrich, whose name was the most distinctive thing about him on the big screen. He puts that under-the-radar quality to good use playing a soft-spoken cop whose eyes come alive when he makes the connection between a clue and a suspect. — Robin Monica Alexander reviewing “Law & Order: Los Angeles”
Twinkie dipped in chocolate, or dessert of the gods? In her latest Random Play, Robin Monica Alexander sings the praises of the Chocodile.
Twenty years ago, Harry Connick shared his recipe for love — and led a new generation of pop crooners to rediscover some time-tested platinum ingredients.
In which Robin Monica Alexander, who ingested many illegal substances during her childhood, suffers an LSD flashback to the ill-fated Happy Days spinoff.
Why are Jews so freakin’ awesome? Robin Monica Alexander investigates in her latest Random Play.
Robin Monica Alexander made it nearly 30 years without seeing Oklahoma — but as she later discovered, it’s never too late to discover the joy of a good surrey.
Join Robin Monica Alexander in a filthy, fascinating world of neurotic gunslingers, psychotic whoremongers, and corpse-eating pigs, won’t you?
The recent rash of celebrity deaths has Robin Monica Alexander thinking of River Phoenix’s untimely demise.
What’s a cave bear, and how many to a clan? We aren’t sure, but after reading Robin Monica Alexander’s latest column, we want to learn.
This is where the party ends, ’cause we can’t stand here listening to They Might Be Giants’ Flood turning 20 years old. Twenty! Where has the time gone? And why does someone keep moving my chair?
Like many of you, I went out to the movies during the holidays. Maybe we saw some of the same films…Avatar, right? Sherlock Holmes? And despite the protests of hipsters…
When the 2007 live action-animation hybrid movie of Alvin and the Chipmunks made $60 million in its opening weekend, it took people by surprise. Hadn’t the besweatered musical trio outstayed…
There have been a lot of boys, and men, whose pictures I have torn out of magazines for my personal use. The first may have been Michael Jackson, of whom…
Robin Monica Alexander delves into the psychology of guilty pleasures, and recalls her childhood fascination over the movie “Irreconcilable Differences.”
I barely knew him. Yet here I was, on a cold Tuesday night, at his apartment. We had had a drink or two at the bar/lounge/restaurant down the street from…
Join our newest writer, Robin Monica Alexander, as she takes you on a genre and era-bouncing trip through pop culture — today, she looks back at her teenage obsession with V.C. Andrews’ “Flowers in the Attic.”