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Jon Chattman

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: It 'Never Gets Old' with Penguin Prison; 'Something Good' with Dead Sara

Jon Chattman | Posted 04.16.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

The genre-bending Lost In New York -- a follow-up to his much-loved self-titled debut -- pays homage to all of NYC today and yesterday, and features the new single "Never Gets Old," and a bunch of tracks that will make you wish you had even a smidgeon of his talent.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: In-flight Safety Guaranteed -- A Dash of Eric Dash

Jon Chattman | Posted 03.23.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Sometimes you interview someone, and it just feels like you're shooting the shitzu. That was the vibe when I sat down with pop star Eric Dash last month from Primary Wave Music's A-Sides Studio/Listening Room in New York City. The conversation flowed like cheap beer in a red cup.

Non Sequitur: Unearthed Conversation Between Ted Williams' Head and Montecore the Bengal Tiger

Jon Chattman | Posted 01.04.2015 | Comedy
Jon Chattman

In a long-lost 2005 phone conversation transcript recently recovered somewhere deep in the Sudan, Montecore, the infamous Bengal tiger who attacked il...

A-Sides New York Comic Con Diary: Costumes, Wrestlers, DMC and Busting On Some Ghostbusters

Jon Chattman | Posted 12.14.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

When Comic Con debuted in New York City in 2006 it was hard to fathom it ever competing with the immortal San Diego gathering. For starters, the event...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: The "Heart & Soul" of Twin Atlantic

Jon Chattman | Posted 11.01.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

If you have a short attention span when it comes to pop culture news, you probably think Justin Bieber got arrested at Brad Pitt's wedding while simul...

Deconstructing Robin Williams and Losing an Integral Family Member

Jon Chattman | Posted 10.13.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

He loved us all so much, and wanted so much for us to be entertained. He was put on this planet to make us laugh, and to make us not just enjoy his talent but to feel it. We saw his talent, we felt his heart.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Sad Brad Smith "On the Beach" Music Video Premiere; Susan Catteneo Opens Her Heart

Jon Chattman | Posted 07.19.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

You know a film is one of the "great ones" when even a cameo from Young MC can't derail it. Up in the Air may have went scoreless on its six Oscar nods, but the film still ranks as one of my favorites from the 2000s decade.

Riding Rollercoasters with Betty White and Some Deep Thoughts with Andrew W.K.: An A-Sides Interview

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.14.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

On the surface, Andrew W.K. has made a career out of being a "professional partier," but if you peel off some layers to that persona, which is very re...

Stay Classy, Sandman

Jon Chattman | Posted 11.27.2013 | Sports
Jon Chattman

As a man always on guard when it comes to the Yankees, I found myself actually wishing Mariano Rivera wasn't leaving baseball. Weird. For his whole career, I'd been wishing him to falter or leave the game, and here I was -- wanting him to stick around and loving the guy.

A-Sides Aside: Don't Look Now... Westchester County is Cool

Jon Chattman | Posted 10.08.2013 | New York
Jon Chattman

Drafthouse CEO and Founder Tim League at the Aug. 5 opening. He's possibly the coolest human ever.. Comedian Nore Davis has a funny bit in which he...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: The Bandana Splits, Mira Black and the Spacetime Continuum

Jon Chattman | Posted 12.14.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

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Interview with Tony Host Neil Patrick Harris

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

This Sunday June 7, Harris' career reaches new heights when he hosts the 63rd Annual Tony Awards on CBS.

Elliott Yamin Fights For Love; Parties in the Back

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

There are times when you sort of need to fight for your artistry, but there's no better gig in the world.

Interview with Singer and Songwriter Meiko: "They're Not Gonna Lick Themselves"

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

"There will always be people saying, 'Oh my God, you sound just like Jewel', because I'm a girl playing guitar, but it doesn't bother me -- I know there's a difference, and I know that people who actually 'get it' know it too".

My Father and the "Hair" Transplant

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Hair was probably the best experience my dad and I have had together on Broadway. If you didn't live through this all-important time, see the show to experience it.

An Open Letter to Alex Trebek

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Throughout the history of television, there have been shocking twists and turns. All of them pale in comparison to the most disturbingof all: the day Alex Trebek showed up sans mustache.

The Bottom Line on the Bottomless Cup

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jon Chattman

A few years back, I went to a nearby diner for some iced coffee and was turned down on a refill. Why is it coffee coming from the same pot can be bottomless yet tossing in a few ice cubes makes it not so?

Best Way to Get Results From Politicians? Show up and Get Some

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jon Chattman

It seems all anyone really has to do to change their luck is to cry or call a politician out when the cameras are rolling. The results are immediate when you're featured all over the nightly news.

Forgiving Student Loan Debt Would Stimulate Economy

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jon Chattman

Forgiving student loan debt would truly allow the educated lower and middle classes to create a solid foundation for a new economy.

"The Boss" is Everywhere -- Even at Bonnaroo

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

"The Boss" is everywhere these days. You can't escape him even if you tried to, and trust me, I've tried.

Glam Rocker Justin Tranter's Advice for the GOP: Leak a Palin/Hasselback Sex Tape

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Justin Tranter:" I'd like to see my girl 'Michey Obamy' show a little more skin. But besides that, [the Obamas] are pretty f--king flawless: bringing glamor back to this country."

"The Forgotscars:" a Place for the Oscar Forgotten

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

If you don't agree with my "Forgotscars" nominees, add your own. Vote by February 21, the day before the real Oscars, and let the Academy know they're not the only show in town.

Barack Obama Superstar: Do You Think You're What They Say You Are?

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jon Chattman

Now that he's the Commander-in-Chief, Obama needs to step it up, and dress the part. It's time he pimps himself out Wii Rock Band style. Would Elvis or Bono ever wear straight khakis?

Walking the Contradiction

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

I know it's "just the movies" and things can't happen like they do in them, but sometimes it'd be nice if these kinds of "message movies" held some concrete messages within them.

Paul Newman: Favorite Story to Tell

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Newman was my first real movie star interview, but it was so much more than that. For me, it made me realize just how far I had come at the time.