Holland Taylor as Ann Richards. Alan Cumming as Macbeth. Bette Midler as Sue Mengers. Fiona Shaw as the Virgin Mary. Why such an avalanche of solo outings on Broadway (though to be fair, Cumming has two medical workers watching him and occasionally murmuring something)? Easy: The economy! There's ... More >>
Lots of plays and movies enter into the category of "love/hate"--i.e., people worship at their feet or find them utterly repellent, but no one thinks they're just OK. For example, Oz, The Great and Powerful, Spring Breakers, Twilight, and The Tree of Life come to mind as classic love/hate movies, ... More >>
Fiona Shaw and Colm Tóibin explore the inner life of Jesus's mom
I generally loathe one-person shows because they often fail to be all that dramatic, usually consisting of a long-winded famous person pretending to be another long-winded famous person, taking an occasional breath only when the phone rings. But the three one-woman shows that are coming sound like ... More >>
The Virgin Mary might live in a tree in West New York, New Jersey, some now claim. Today's New York Times has a report that religious pilgrims have been flocking to the site, "making the sign of the cross and weeping at the base of a Ginkgo biloba tree with a strange knot that they believe resembl ... More >>
I detest any kind of mendacity--except for an occasional white lie--but some untruth-tellers are way worse than others. Here are your two basic types: *The ones who really believe the shit they're telling you. You know, "My grandmother was the Duke of Windsor's real mistress....As a child, I was ... More >>
via Jason Clay Lewis websiteThis baby is fake, just so you know. Even so, it is perhaps the most disturbing display of outrage based on the BP oil spill. It looks so real, and those tattoos...they'd be stretched and faded by the time he could walk. But, it's only art.
It is a well-known principle of modern life that you don't fuck with Madonna. But what if Madonna fucks with Madonna -- that is, the Mother of Christ? Earlier this month Lech Walesa and other angry Poles denounced Madonna Ciccone for threatening to perform in Warsaw on August 15, the Feast of the As ... More >>
It seems a surefire way to get publicity: do something even mildly sexy with the Virgin Mary, then wait for the Catholic Church to denounce you. We saw it last month with the Virgin Mary's Mexican Playboy cover. Now we're seeing it with designer Ricardo Oyarzun's recent fashion show, in which models ... More >>
Field & Stream, to which we have always wanted to link, informs us that the members of the Canadian women's biathlon team "share a common dream to excel at Canada's Olympics in 2010" and are raising money to that end with a nude calendar, which goes for $20 Canadian. The shootin'-and-skiin' ladies a ... More >>
A Krautrock legend casts his spell
An evening with boylesque babe La JohnJoseph
* "Keep Austin Weird" paraphernalia of any kind. * An issue of Paste. * The Japan Night sampler CD. * A "Fuck Y'all, I'm From Texas" t-shirt. (Tried this once.) * A tiny stuffed armadillo wearing a cowboy hat. (Tried this too.) * Driskill stationary. * Earplugs, slightly used. * The clap. * ... More >>
Watching a career sore. And hearing amid the praise for Day-Lewis: 'Huston. We have a problem.'
The controversial 'Sensation' artist returns with a solo exhibition, elephant dung a no-show
If every film is a reflector, Magic Mirror says you don't make any sense
Conception far from immaculate in teenybop retelling
Digging tahdig and cigars at Times Square Persian restaurant
Watching the detestable scenes of thousands of pissed-off Muslims destroying lives and property over a mere cartoon, it's tempting for 'Mericans to saddle-up the high horse, what with our Western values of tolerance and all. Indeed, if there's anything worth fighting over, the freedom of expression ... More >>
Turkish composer and Harvard grad pump up the volume
Yes, Virginia, there is a limit to Christmas pageantry
Keep Your Emotional Distance, and They All Look Like Insects
Creepy Cisterns and HDTV Virgins
Meditative Paths in Manhattan
The Virgin Mary's Been Showing Up, Maybe, in a Perth Amboy, New Jersey, Window. Seeing Things?
The GOP and Campus Rights
Aestheticism in the Wake of Catechism is No Heresy
Chris Ofili Africanizes an Icon
Exclusive! Americas Only Psychic Journalist Reports the News Before it Happens!
The Virgin Springs
A Talk with America's Greatest Living Saab Dealer