Last night, Lisa Loeb stepped out of a cab in front of Highline Ballroom with an orange guitar case slung across her shoulder, her hair pulled into a low ponytail, and her eyes hidden behind her iconic black-framed glasses. She is petite with a somewhat soft voice, and speaks thoughtfully and intell ... More >>
Reading Michelle Orange is like having a moving, one-sided conversation with your best friend if your best friend was feeling particularly astute that day. In This Is Running For Your Life (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), her ambitious first collection of essays, she mulls over top-shelf concepts like m ... More >>
The fest's best are the films to watch in the year ahead.
Alex Gibney rages against the church's cover-up of abuse
Always more than an ingenue, she's taking on everything that's wrong with movies—and she's bringing Chris Rock
Adele Beacon Theatre Thursday, May 19 Better than: Staying with that tosser. It is a special kind of emotional suicide to venture to the Upper West Side, under threat of impending thunderstorm, to hear a tortured British soulstress mourn the loss of a lover who sounds suspiciously like your last, ... More >>
The weekend starts early, as we're desperately trying to take advantage of the pleasant weather and gallivant around the city by foot. Start your Thursday night off at Sway for the relatively new Reality Bites throwdown -- yes, a reference to the '90s film classic. (Note: We're basically will ... More >>
Person-to-person with Sully Sullenberger, Michael Fassbender.
Gotta hand it to Islands. In the unforgivingly ADD era of 24-second music-news cycles, one absolute no-fail way to reignite interest in a blogline-moldy, indie-hyphenated record is to have Michael Cera star in your video. This is a far better tactic then asking every viral video goof within WiFi r ... More >>
Staten Island gets a bum rap and God knows we try to show the Forgotten Borough in a positive light. But japes like SNL's Gossip Girl: Staten Island threaten to undo all our good work. (See Islanders' reactions here.) And the new film Staten Island by first-time director James DeMonaco won't h ... More >>
Featuring Ethan Hawke, looking nothing like a septic-tank cleaner
The Greatest: a mourning-family turkey with all the trimmings What is the shape and size of a human soul? Does it look like a chickpea? A gumdrop? A pet rock? And if you could somehow extract your soul from your body, what would be left? Would you still be you? These are among the concerns taken u ... More >>
credit: Joan Marcus It's nice to know that the meltdown of the world economy is not preventing George Soros from enjoying classic Russian theater. The international financier was just one of a surprising number of notables taking in Wednesday night's opening of the Sam Mendes-directed The Cherry O ... More >>
Sam Shepard and Ethan Hawke celebrate a Russian icon
Prodigal playwright dries up, writes mediocre comedy
Stoppard's Utopia trilogy is complete. But is there one evening of drama in it?
Two-thirds unveiled, The Coast of Utopia still hasn't reached full clarity
Two movies, one point: That bacon burger you ate for lunch? Big mistake.
Celebrities get involved as IFC Center union protests continue
Turning literature into confession, a so-called documentary goes backstage with Shepard
We're Henry IV, We Are, We Are: The Plays, in Brooklyn and Manhattan, Are the Things
Richard Linklaters Interpretation of Dreams
Bingeing and Purging at Cannes